A rosé that will rock your socks off from the legendary producer Domaine Tempier,
Brilliant wine from start to finish. Vivid nose with fresh red berries and a zesty, grape-like bitterness, orange blossom and a whole bunch of fresh herbs over a canvas of wet stones.
Fresh and bright palate with a stoney , mineral nerve that cuts through the pronounced fruit concetration and the slight creamy viscosotiy, a layered complexity through a long stimulating finish.
As good as the legend goes, unfortunaltely a challenge to get your hands on. — 3 days ago
Perhaps not my personal cup of tea, but there is no denying that this is a damn solid wine. Low key aromas but with a solid density, pears, yellow apples, jasmine, chalk and marzipan. The moderate acidity is balanced bu a chalky backbone that brings nerve and tension and lingers throughout a very respectable length. — a month ago
Let’s just say that this is not your average pink blush, this very unique Rosé from the grand master of Rioja, R Lopez de Heredia, is absolutely outstanding. An admirable wine with a meditative aura. Perhaps the best (non-Champagne) Rosé that I’ve encountered.
The 2010 (!) vintage was aged for 4 years in old American oak and 7 years in bottle. Despite its age the fruit profile is shining with a very intense profile of dried strawberries, orange zest, toffee, fennel seeds, before revealing its mature side with an elegant portion of potting soil, tobacco and a slight minty volatile lift.
Extraordinary concentration on the palate, full bodied and well built with a creamy toffee like mid palate. But there is nerve and tension in the center with a slight grip that brings balance and nuance across a complex evolving finish — 2 months ago
Crunchy red fruit and black pepper. A very present but controlled damp soil character, that evolves into a crushed stone minerality in the background that brings dimension and a intriguing character to the nose.
An airy palate, yet with a grasping bite, plenty of pepper and a high freshness that penetrates the fruit and holds through a solid finish.
It manage the art of being easy to drink, yet with a gripping and tense structure as well as a good complexity that ask for your attention.
Drink it on the cooler side and it will serve you well as summer red. Nothing less than a bargain from the master of Bobal.
— 9 days ago
Holy cow, what a home run! This my friends its the taste of terroir. Dense and muscular, with a focused minerality that is keeping the beat.
Despite its youth it is very expressive and not holding back on its complexity. François Cotat La Grande Côte, a marvelous piece and an act in the magic of wine.
Pronounced intense aromas with a layered depth Lemon juice, kiwi, boxwood, dandelions almost reaching towards honey with a prominent Limestone mineraliy that is keeping the beat.
High piercing acidiy that cuts through the smooth and ripe edges. Dense and athletic on the mid palate with a layered complexity, salty backbone as it expands before closing up in a long tightening finish. — a month ago
Clean as a mountain stream with a razor sharp acidity and wet stone foundation that penetrates the concentrated fruit profile of nashi pears, white plums and white florals, slim waste line but with plenty of stuffing across the mid palate through a rather long finish.
#rieslingweek — 2 months ago
Translucent but concentrated at the same Time. Aromatic opening of fresh red berries, cherries, strawberries and raspberries, lavender, fresh mint and a balanced incense like volatile lift over a savoury spice cancan.
Dry palate with a high acidity, medium + body and high dusty, tannins, fresh mid palate with a medium flavour intensity of red cherries, violets and incense with a medium + lenght finish
Very dominant of the tannins at the moment and would Benefit from a couple years of mellowing. — 2 months ago
Summer peak and Fino for the wine geek, while I cross my fingers for a sunny streak.
So good, so comforting, so fresh.. like a salty sea breeze that gentle brush your cheeks. Give me two fistfulls of Marcona almonds, plain white bread and a dozen boquerons and I'll be a happy camper.
12th edition of the “en Rama” unfiltered, average five year in the Solera from a year with a “particular healthy flor”.
Fresh as a daisy, intense with a good concentration, yellow bruised apples, lemon zest, chamomille and hay with plenty of iodine, bread dough, salted nuts and chalk that is dancing around. Bone dry palate where the moderate acidity is balanced by a fresh saline structure that keeps the beat and brings nerve through a dimensional mid palate and long chalky finish.
— 24 days ago
From one of the leading lights of the Chilean counter movement of wine, Pedro Parra, a doctor of terroir, soil and a very talented and well respected winemaker.
The Imaginador Cinsault is sourced from granitic soils in the region of Itata, dry farmed of course. Partially whole clusters, light extraction and matured in a mix of old oak and concrete for 12 months.
It is definetely not a shy wine, near provacative in its profile yet with respect and the fundamentals intact. Ripe but fresh strawberries, bramble, red currants with a very prominent savouriness of crushed stones, black pepper and an almost overwhelmingly smoked meatiness. Palate is light and fresh, directed by its acidity, a slight, smooth grip from the tannins, good fruit intensity but falls a wee short on the final. Quenchanble but serious and a fun drinker. — a month ago
📣 Hear yea fellow humans! Its time to tune in Chile on your radar, the wine scene is hotter than ever, craftsmanship wines, from ambitious winemakers are hitting the market for a jawdropping price to quality ratio.
Like this old vine Semillon from Maule and the Bouchon Family. Fermented and matured in French oak of various size and age. Its rich, rich near luscious in its profile with plenty of honey, beeswax and ripe stone fruit. But don’t fear, its balanced by a salivating acidity (pH 3.07) and a linear crushed stone minerality that brings tensions, texture and balance, the oak is well integrated with a slight roasted nut and spice complexity. Strong mid palate through and a stimulating finish. — 2 months ago