This got your new house wine written all over it. Great combinmation of fruit and a complex savouryness on the nose, with a fresh acidity and a nice grip from a balanced portion of tannins on the palate makes this wine a fine representative of the new postmodern Rioja. The generous portion of Graciano and Rivieres gentle Winemaking summarize the equation. — 5 days ago
Heymann Löwenstein Uhlen Laubach 2017 is a remarkable wine, especially with its modest price. A pronounced, gunpowder/ Crushed stone minerality embedded in a perfectly ripe and nuanced fruit profile. Wonderful presence on the palate with a cut through acidic spine in an athletic surrounding that is marching across the palate in a legion like formation over the finish line. Despite being youthful with a long life ahead its already offers so much pleasure already. — 2 months ago
And they say its takes two to tango, this rarity from the great Peter Dipoli sure is something to spend the night with.
Still remarkably fresh in its primary fruit with one foot entering its drier stage embedding its very sophisticated and complex tertiary character of truffles, forrest floor, coffee, mint chocolate and spice. The palate flows with such an elegant posture, with a good portion very fine powdery tannins that holds the wine throughout and developing, complex finish. — 2 months ago
Very good quality wine, oak is plenty but well balanced and is being well handled by the ripe, dark berried and floral primary notes. Good presence on the palate, yet it lacks a few gears and dimension to travel the distance. — 4 months ago
A wine that makes Merlot justice. Peter Dipoli Fihl, another very honest wine in the portfolio of Peter Dipoli. Transparent in its expression, fresh fruit red and black fruit with an underlying spiciness and savoury quality that brings complexity. Good energy on the palate with soft and ripe but present tannins and a fresh core that directs the wine across the finish line. Unique, yet representative. Damn delicious and well worth seeking out! — 11 days ago
Quality check on Le Raganie Brunello di Montalcino 2013 and what a showstopper, starting off a bit shy but evolves into a layered complexity with plenty of finesse, with four hours in the decanter its hard to raise your nose from the glass. Red, very vibrant fruit is backed up by dried spices and pronounced but balanced savoury complexity of forrest floor and crushed stones. A subtle volatile lift brings further complexity. Fresh palate with, fine grained tannins and a tactile sensation that brings the wine throughout its long finish. Not Brunello, its a trademark Ragnaie! — 2 months ago
I have praised this wine before, but first now with a night alone with this beauty it was time to break it down to pieces, and what a beautiful performance of the 2017 Tenuta Di Carleone Il Guecio, the fruit shows an impeccable and perfectly ripe quality, fresh as a daisy with a defined red fruit and a floral brush. A salty sea breeze and stony character brings complexity in the deep end. With time in the glass another gear is added as the fruit becomes more defined and layered as the wine reach its climax.
The palate is another chapter, where the fine powdery yet very present tannins acts in tune with the fresh acidity in the background, directing the fruit throughout its long finish. It drinks so well in its enchanting primary stage, but it also have so much to give if you look behind its corners. Give it some air and your fullest attention and you’ll be happily rewarded.
— 3 months ago
A souvenir brought back from Vinos de Madrid from the reclaimed producer Bodegas Bernabeleva. The single vineyard Arroyo de Tórtolas is a remarkable wine, near rosé like in its color it’s carved with a velvet touch, it walks with grace, yet with such an impact on the palate. Enchanting red fresh fruit profile with plenty of savoury complexity hiding underneath and a aromatic lift that’s complete canvas. — 2 months ago
A souvenir brought from the interesting project Bodegas Licinia in Madrid. With some imagination you’ll find some Super Tuscany resemblance with a ripe dark fruit and floral profile with a good energy and well placed portion of oak. Hefty on the alcohol, but well embedded on the palate, with a solid intensity of ripe, yet fresh fruit, and a nice developing persistence on the palate. Good stamina throughout a solid finish.
With Cabernet Sauvignon the intension is to provide structure to the blend and yes it works; 50% Temperanillo 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah and 5% Merlot. Elevage in french oak Barrique oak barriques. — 2 months ago
Another of the 12’s caught at the climax of its maturity where all the clusters, from the slightly dried red fruit profile all the way down to the savoury and damp forrest floor is well defined and represented. Elegant and carressing palate with a silky texture and a proud posture, developing through a long finish. It’s Bourgogne alright and it is whipping it, whipping it real good. — 3 months ago