National sales manager for Grapes of Spain, a Spanish wine importer; but ombibulous when off duty.
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Medium ruby. Plenty of bramble fruits left in this. Not a lot of elegance but with a few days of air in the fridge it blossomed to a strawberry and balsamic nose and more integrated alcohol. Decant if you want to drink right away. — a day ago
With Christmas ham. A bit muted on the nose, but drunk out of pint glasses at non wine drinker family's house. Slightly austere tannin structure, to much new wood or just art an adolescent phase and needs more time in bottle; not sure which.
Disclaimer: I import it. — 21 days ago
This was drinking great. Vibrant purple color, even at 10 years of age. Smoky and stony, with both a Syrah like aromas and a structure more like Gamay. It perfectly pins the expected aromas of a "mountain" wine with hints of wild herbs in the finish. Should be spectacular with an aged sheep's milk cheese like Ossau Iraty. — a month ago
Cheap, cheerful and perfect with Dover sole/Meyer lemon/butter/white pepper. Enough fruit to read as off dry by enough acid to make one second guess the taste. Not bad with Stilton and biscuits as well. — 21 days ago
Served with brats, braised cabbage, potato salad and cranberry sauce. Pale yellow. Vibrant, pit fruit driven aromas. Luscious, medium plus sweetness was an excellent foil to the sausage and spicy mustard. I would call it classically balanced. I think it will age well, but who knows with the screw cap? — a month ago
Oh boy. This was spot on with forest floor, wet stones, wild cherry and more. Crystalline structure that invites both contemplation and easy glugging. — 13 days ago
I don't know when 70% Cab Sauvignon, 20% Syrah and 10% Merlot became the "unrivaled" and "captivating" grapes of Sicily, but I wish they would stop doing stupid things like this. It's drinkable (not faulty) but totally uninspiring. — a month ago