Experiments in bottle aging sherry... This has a beautiful deep amber hue. Quite saline nose, oceanic really, and the smell of tanned leather, dried apricots, seaweed, lightly roasted coffee beans and hazelnuts. Nose is a touch alcohol but mellows. Palate is also salty and mineral with dried fruit and walnuts and an emergent sweetness. More pronounced bitter finish than I remember at release (2016), but acids have calmed. These barbadillos really need food, and are great values- hard to get more concentrated elegance for the money. — 2 days ago
Very good non-champagne value bubbles from the Jura. Wonderful nose of lemon curd, green apple, buttercream frosting, yeast and ocean minerals on the palate. Fine bead. Very good. A little more energy and acid and this would be great. — 7 days ago
Wow. Nose is wide open: roses, raspberries, spice and minerality. So good. Some blood orange peel. Can’t think of a better summer food wine.
Day two and this is ￼🔥- it’s gained intensity and white pepper spice. Forget that this is a rose- packs more punch than most red pinots I’ve tried, so crystalline and elegant. — 11 days ago
Grabbed this bottle at the local store because of happy memories drinking Salina Bianca with incredible meals and incredible company (my now fiancée) on the Aeolian Islands a little over a year ago.
It’s crisp, with a nose of hot rocks and aromatic muscadine, honeysuckle and greengage plums. Palate is rounder than expected, though still dry. A little more acid would be ideal, but with a chill and the right food, this is a happy summertime treat. — 3 days ago
This oozes elegance. Expressive nose of cool high altitude red berries, leading into floral fruit and elegant earthiness, cherry lipstick/liqueur, laced with finely crushed volcanic rocks. So much energy on the palate; all the elements are deftly balanced. — 9 days ago
Delicious. Pretty garnet color; perfume of perfectly ripe dark cherries, blackberries, marzipan and creme de cassis, along with fresh rosemary and a touch of black pepper. Balanced, elegant style of CDP, intoxicating nose. Tannins have settled in. Singing right now — 4 days ago
Moss, mushroom, tobacco and damp leaf nose. Nice burnt sienna color, a little hazy, but not much fruit or tertiary quality beyond forest floor. Decent acid; dry, ungiving and tired overall. Little change after 12 hour decant. Disappointing. Was thinking possible subpar storage/heat damage but other reviews suggest this is past prime. — 5 days ago
Pours out like motor oil. Blackberry jam, chocolate fudge, fruit cake and many other sweet things on the nose. Deceptive, because the palate is pretty dry! And there’s a nice tartness. Heavy woody tannins are a bit overwhelming. This could use maybe 20 more years in the bottle. Or drink over several weeks. — 8 days ago