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Inky red. Lots of fruit on the nose, jammy almost. The mouthfeel is slight fruity with pronounced notes of tobacco and leather. Sleek peppery finish, of course. Decanting for a couple of hours is highly recommended with this (2012) vintage. It is at its peak: it is bold, tannic, dry and slightly acidic. Amazingly savory Napa Syrah! — 8 hours ago
Straw color with peach, and pear aromas. On the pallet it is racy with good acidity and a “ying-yang” counterbalance of sweet honeydew melon with a decent finish tied to hints of dry almonds. Bold, full bodied white Rioja; to my surprise it has aged pretty well. It’s a tasting well worth the price of exploration. — 17 days ago
Bright magenta color, it is vivid. The nose bears loads of dark and red fruit. The feel is riveting: fruit, acidity, almost full bodied, high tannings, and a sensory finish with hints of dried almonds.
It’s Alvaro Palacios’ entry level Priorat with a twenty-five dollar price tag; a steal if you can find it. Drink young though, before it’s vibrancy is weekend by time. — 16 days ago
This is Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile from old vines. Dark ruby color. Bright bright black fruit at opening; after an hour aeration, chocolate and oak notes. Big sweet blackberry notes on the pallet with hints of vanilla with finishing notes of dry earthy black tea, smokey even. Strong tannings with a composed finish. Robust wine, bold, strong and complex. A proper cab! — 18 days ago