Don't take yourself or your wine too seriously. CSW.
Funky bottle shapes and sizes get to me, and Colares’ 600mL bottle always make me smile. The wine inside is just as cool and unique. Dark straw color with an apple and herbaceous nose. An oily, thicker texture that coats my whole mouth. Not flabby though. Salty sea air, tropical fruits, golden apples, slight oxidation. Complex and fun. — 8 days ago
Stuffy, stiff, and still young, I feel this is in a weird maturing stage right now. It wants to be bigger but lacks a lot of the depth and power I was hoping for. Dark berries, some flinty soil, super dry and up tight even after decanting for awhile. Light for all that too. Worth trying again in 4-5 years. — 20 days ago
This is a good bottle that packs it’s weight into a very affordable price. Complex and lingering - it goes a long way. Medium body with bright acids, tasteful concentrated blackberry, and a touch of pepper. Great with this country fried steak. — 11 days ago
I know that Prà is better known for their whites, but this 12 year old red is drinking really well. Light and restrained, but with a lot of mineral character, tobacco, and blackberry. Reminds me of Beaujolais. — 20 days ago
This comes across very much like a summer Mediterranean banger, which I dig. Light salmon pink juice that wafts upward with a soft citrus nose, backed by light and refreshing acidity. Good grapefruit and light strawberry. Great appetizer wine. — 11 days ago
I get a lot of Bordeaux vibes from this tinto. Medium bodied, medium acids. Cherry, cassis and balsamic. It’s more restrained than I was expecting it to be, but still packs a complex punch when brooded upon. — 20 days ago
Seven years and delicious with quite a bit of life left in it. 2016 could easily drink to 2024 or 2025 if stored correctly.
Light straw colored. Has a toasted scent, a bit of vanilla, similar to a brut. More like the crust of well buttered toast. Ok, enough of analyzing that… The first thing you’ll notice when you taste is the salinity, super strong, followed by strong minerality and crisp green tart apples. It’s a lingering wine, not a casual sipper. I bet it would be great with some food. Medium bodied, high acid, makes your tongue push against the top of your mouth.
I know it’s an Ouillé style, but I think there is some oxidation going on. Not much, but it’s there. Love it. — 20 days ago