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Orange wine from Sicily made of the Cataratto variety, no sulfur added, only 11% alcohol, hazy, you know the drill… Thankfully this is a nice example of the rowdy nature wines. Clean, fresh with plentiful of apple fruit over a reasonable funky background. The astringency from the tannins is in the right place. However, the wine is a bit light footed and short on the finish. Overall a pleasant encounter though. — 7 days ago
Still youthful and unleashed, yet there's no denying on what qualities lies within. Layered and intense with a mix of red and blue berries and a responsible freshness shining through, a small portion of undergrowth is taking the wine even deeper, and the longer you wait the more defined the nose gets. If you're not convinced already the taste definetley will, with its structure, fine tannins, intense mid palate and balanced and long finish.
Day 2 and the wine is singing! A new favorite!
— a month ago
Fun with some older vintages on the Swedish Monopoly. This 05 is showing ripe, fresh and dark prominent fruit, yet with evident notes of maturity. Smooth evolved tannins, good stamina and a serious length. Drinks well know with no lack of vitality. 9.1 — 2 months ago
Elegance to the absolute extreme! Perhaps a bit youthful and unleashed, yet so sexy and ever so convincing. A potpourri of fresh and perfectly ripe, almost electrical fruit, with a teasing glimpse (soubois) on what is lying beneath on the nose. A mesmerizing flavor intensity that is coming in waves, and the length… well it is still liingering. Beautiful! — 3 months ago
Crystallum, a premium brand by the Finlayssons. The clay shales chard from Hemel-en-Aarde is a great example of exactly what we want to see from South Africa. An athletic but well defined Chardonnay with plenty of finesse. Great quality fruit and smart winemaking in terms of oak and MLF is bringing an intense, layered and complex wine. An Intense and fresh palate with a long finish. Did you say Burgundy? If so I am all ears — 14 days ago
Perfect imperfection! Christophe Baron of Cayuse is truly a master mind. The 2013 God only knows is hitting all the sweat spots with a perfume that is just out of this world, a potpurri of super intense, perfectly ripe, yet perfectly fresh red fruit, and the trade mark funkiness is bringing you the dynamic to make this wine unique. The taste is just as convincing with a silencing intensity and an ever lasting length. Grenache elevated to the extreme! — 2 months ago
A serious quaffer with a great drinkability. The entry level wine from Monsieur Pascal Clement stays true to origin showing plenty of perfumed, bright red fruit. Perhaps a bit dominant acidity, which the slight weak mid palate is not carrying throughout the taste. Yet its very hard to stop drinking this frisky wine. — 2 months ago
This Santorini Assyrtiko is somewhat reminding of a Burgundian on the nose, or maybe more so, like a new world Burgundian inspired wine. Fresh and structured with complexity coming from the crushed stone minerality, and a pronounced, but well played portion of new wood. (Second day and a confusing funky note is coming up, reminiscent of of goat cheese). Nevertheless, the wine is lacking to much in the flavor intensity and length to take it all the way home. — 22 days ago
Old vine low yielding Grenache, fully destemmed, class A terroir and one of the most respected producers of the region behind the wheel. Pure, layered and extremely dense with a true and honest transparancy. Yet a bit unleashed on the nose, but my lord is this wine giving you a ride! The flavor confirms the high qualities, totally balanced, intense, a superb fatigue with an ever lasting length. Stunning! — 2 months ago
This Friulian inspired blend is more than just a fancy label. A very conscious and clever winemaking that includes both an extended skin contact, partial new barrels, and to judge by the taste probably som battonage as well. Generous indeed; floral and ripe fruit, pronounced oak influences, a scrumptious viscosity but with enough freshness to carry the wine all the way to the finish line. A very interesting encounter I must say. — 2 months ago