Mixing 'Variety is the spice of life' with 'I'll try anything once' (Wine Director/Beverage manager of - My BIG mouth)
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This is in a very sexy place at the moment (aroma wise), creamy salted caramel, ginger cake, toffee apple, smells like something that you'd dream to be served up for dessert! Also a slight oxidative, sugar coated almond thing going on. Blink and you miss attack, creamy mid palate and caramel, white raisin finish, lacks acidic lift otherwise it would be outstanding. — 2 months ago
On first popping this puppy it is a touch, dank. Not cold and dank like a cave but warm and dank like a botanical glass house.
With a bit of air barley sugar and peat with a light touch of stewed tropical fruit tucked away at the back. There's probably a toffee apple hanging out somewhere as well. Soggy pineapple.
Palate is at first rich and mouth filling but has some underlining acidity that comes back at the end, finish is a bit like that slightly too old lime that your sucking on after the salt and tequila fade, drinking too late at a dive bar.
Made me crack open a bottle of the 2014 just to check I wasn't mad listing it. (The 14' is an awesome wine and fully smashable by the way) 😅 — 3 months ago
Good concentration of smoky limestone and bruised orchard fruit (though in no way mulch like), also some attractive honey and almond action.
Palate has mouthwatering acidity but balanced with apple and lemon, less tight and more immediately appealing than the 2013 — 3 months ago
Wonderfully pungent floral nose, bit like strolling into a garden center, geraniums and fresh soil but then also very rich notes of black cherry compote and dark mint chocolate. There's also something there that reminds me of walking into a big old church, incense and old wooden benches. Lots going on here, may not be to everyone's taste but showing great complexity. Love it!
Completely rounded palate, silly mouthfeel with inky black fruit and a savoury finish, very alive and pure.
— 3 months ago