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Surprinsgly good, fresh and elegant, with a good complexity, showing a mix of fresh and dried red fruit, the tell tale soubouis and mineral notes gives this wine its well deserved identity. A nice development in the glass. Good balance and structure. At five years of age the wine drinks very well and is not in need of any further aging — a day ago
A pure, somewhat complex and well defined Chianti. Falling a bit short on the mid palate and finish to earn a higher score. Great drinkability! — 10 days ago
Trademark classic Rioja at its best! Pronounced secondary and tertiary aromas, but with plenty of fruit to back it up. The flavor is fresh, silky with a complete mid palate and a long finish. Superb shape on this 2001 from La Rioja Alta — a month ago
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. — 2 months ago
A stunning Pinot of superb quality. Intense and ripe but structured red-berry fruit. Integrated barrels, a burgundy-like undergrowth and a dusty minerality. A silencing flavor, elegant with an intense, vibrant mid palate and a long finish.
The wine drinks well already, but with all the components to age and develop for a long time. So sexy and so Impressive. — 9 days ago
There is no Zin in Zinfandel when the label reads Ridge. A surprisingly structured wine with a layered complexity and a good balance between the American barrels and the intense and vibrant fruit. A zin made with plenty of love. — 24 days ago
Couldn’t hold my fingers of my last bottle of Eben Sadie’s old vine series 2015 vintage. This time the Treinspoor; an old vine Tinta barocca. It takes a good three hours in the decanter to really present it self, but when it does, oh what an entrance. So complex, yet so transparent. The trademark Sadie earthyness is teasing in the background while the red and black berry fruit with a good ‘ol portion of floral notes is having its fun time in the foreground. In it’s infancy at the moment, this wine will age beautifully.
9.2 today with a future in the the 9.5 range — 2 months ago
It takes a mere four hours in the decanter for the wine to show itself, the potential that its having. Second day and the elements are even more defined and the true complexity of the wine reveals itself. This is a beauty with great potential. Red and dark cherries, fruit pips, minelrals, tar, damp undergrowth and roses. Would love to see this wine in the mid 2020’s. Rated on today’s performance — 10 days ago
Starts of quite shy, but with time and temperature the wine is reaching the sweet spot. Great intensity on both nose and palate, deep and layered with a ripe but fresh fruit, the oak is perfectly integrated and the stone crushed minerality is the icing on the cake that is putting the spell in bound. — a month ago
An interesting and smart wine from Olga Raffault. A neatly weighted balance between the fresh, cool climate fruit and the rocky, semi-funky undertones on the nose. Low alcohol, smooth and round tannins makes this wine a companion throughout the night. A hint of chili pepper on the palate is giving some electricity to keep you on your toes. — 2 months ago