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. — a day 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. — 15 days 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. — 2 months ago
Alheit Magnetic North. Born from own rooted vines cultivated at high altitude in the Skurfberg viticultural area in Olifants River Region, carefully nurtured by the critically acclaimed Chris and Suzaan Alheit of Alheit Vineyards. This Chenin Blanc is absolutely outstanding, tight at first but let it breath and it will sucks out the air of the room, pronounced and dense aromas with ripe fruit profile with a multifaceted complexity and a crushed stone foundation. A broad postured palate with a pulsing fatigue a fresh acidic spine and a long and evolving finish is bringing this treasure all the way to the end zone.
Another proof of the what the renaissance of South African Wine is all about. — 3 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. — a day 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. — 2 months ago
The 2017 Le Mont Demi Sec is youthful and will be a keeper for the long run, yet its so enchanting already. Near 20 g/ sugar has been left behind and acts as a gentle stroke of sweetness followed by its fresh acidity embedded into its ripe and honey tinged, waxy profile that keeps on pushing and evolving all the way down to the mother rock. — 3 months 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! — 4 days 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.
— a month ago
Very good quality with a solid expression of its provenance and a good length. Bruised apples, yeast, bread, iodine and a dry chalkiness puts this right where it belongs a good concentration on the palate which could last longer. As all serious sherries it is performing well above its price which takes you the question that everyone ask themselves, why don’t I drink more sherry? — 3 months ago