Old World Wine Enthusiast from West Palm Beach, FL
Drank 1/17/19. Paired with pizza.
Pleasant, but simple nose of sweet red cherry and a some tilled soil. Simple red and black cherry with some tar on the palate. Perhaps a bit muddy, but overall a well balanced finish backed by medium tannins. A nice everyday drinker for Italian food.
3/20/7/3/3 + 60 = 86 pts. — a day ago
Drank 1/2/18. Paired with lasagne.
Light to medium nose of red cherry and some earth. Sour cherry, tar, earth and medium plus tannins make up the flavor profile that is a touch thin, but enjoyable. Dry, medium finish with sour cherry and wood spice.
3/21/7/3/3 + 50 = 87 pts. — 16 days ago
Drank 1/8/18. Decent with Chicken Picatta.
I've had the 2015 in the past, but this is my first experience with the 16. Overall, a very similar wine.
Nose of pear and green apple, with slight mineral notes. Similar flavors, very clean with pear apple, and a touch of citrus with mineral notes and a rich mouthfeel from the wood exposure. Medium crisp finish.
3/22/8/5/3 +50 = 91 pts. — 10 days ago
Drank 1/10/19. Tasting event. Tasting pour.
Black cherry, blackberry, undergrowth, and a bit of tar on the nose. Black fruits, earth, and some undergrowth on the flavor profile. Medium, well integrated tannins. Nice balance.
3/22/8/4/3 +50 = 90 pts. — 8 days ago
Drank 1/4/18. Nice pairing with char grilled burgers. Would benefit from a couple of hours decanting.
Black fruits, smoke, tilled soil on the nose. Black fruits, plums, soil, and firm, but well integrated tannins on the palate. Medium drying finish, filled with black fruits. It is difficult to discern some of these Cahors malbec's from Bordeaux, but they perhaps posess bit less depth, lack graphite notes, and are a bit lighter in terms of body.
3/22/8/4/3 + 50 = 90 pts — 14 days ago