Sommelier @ NothingDeclared Wine, & Adventure Traveler
2003 - 18 years old, it's old enough to legally drink itself, and vote in most of the world!! Still youthful with incredible notes of 🍒 cassis & red fruit, ripe blackberry, complemented by a hint of oaky undergrowth, great acidity, solid mouth feel and balance! Huddled close to usually expensive Pomerol and St Emilion, lies the Bordeaux appellation of Canon Fronsac. A value Vigneron Independent find - 18yrs and at it's peak, yet also could have continued to evolve and mature for another few years — 2 months ago
Buy this wine. Superb balance and great value after 9 years in the cellar. Lovely cherry plum fruit forward with subtle oaky vanilla notes. — 4 months ago
Superb! Full bodied, medium acidity, and wonderful fruit while amazingly dry (not overly sweet as Amarone can be). Aromas of cherry, cassis, white pepper on the nose. Great follow through with silky smooth blackcurrant and a hint of vanilla (oak) shining through. This is an amazing value at $15. Buy it if you find it. Curious on 5hr aging potential 🍷
Let this decant for 1 - 2 hrs.
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Found this winery in a small German town in the Mosel valley. Knocking on the door, we met the two +90yr old men, owners who showed us around and invited us for drinks. On the wall there were pictures of both of them from the war 😬😳. In the cellar we tasted many different reislings which were all completely stellar. All amazing and may be peaking now, after 7yrs cellaring. Notes of honey pineapple, lime petroleum baked apple & minerals. Great silky mouth feel. 4€ !!!!?! — 3 months ago
Gewürztraminer is my favourite white grape and seriously underrated. This is a solid contender in the value category. Delicious vanilla melon peach honey citrus lychee pineapple notes combine with a very minerally stone on the back of your mouth. The only downside is it's a bit spritzy and the mineralogy is too powerful.
Great quality overall for $7, paired with Indian or anything spicy.
8.8 There is a lot of space between 3.5 and 4.
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2011 drinking in 2021 🍷 one of my favourite family run vineyards, where buying futures are definitely recommended. 2011 vintage wasn't perfect though 10 years of age has had a positive effect. Its perhaps abit past due, however solid notes of blackberry notes and earthy undertones compliment a cherry vanilla finish. Lots of smoky pepper goodness make this an interesting and enjoyable spring night home — 5 months ago
Nice silky balance. Lots of herbal notes cherry earthy leather and black cherry. Good value. 3.9/8.9 — 3 months ago
10 years of aging (oops lost in the cellar) has treated this 2011 surprisingly well it has lost the smoky notes I tasted a couple years ago and in its place is an earthier blackberry red currant which is quite pleasant. Still has a great silky mouth feel. I decanted this for 2 hrs, tasting every so often and I'm not 100% sure when it was drinking it's best.
Drinking 2011 in 2021. 8.9/3.9 — 4 months ago
Terrific quality South African Bordeaux blend at a great value. Shiraz, cab sav, cab Franc, merlot and petite verdict blend perfectly to form a silky smooth well balanced wine. Recommended decant for 1.5 to fully open. Really superb notes of dark black fruit, cerise, plum, blackberry and notes of oaky aging with subtle vanilla and tobacco. 8.9/3.9 — 5 months ago
Solid value Syrah, Merlot, Petit Syrah blend with a definitely strong oak influence. Lots of vanilla and cherry / red fruits dominate. I don't want to say overpower but it's approaching that if you don't decant this first. balanced mouth feel. A subtle earthy plum peeks through but that's about as complex as it gets. 88/3.8 — 5 months ago