Host of "Phedippidations" - the podcat for runners at SteveRunner.com and The Wine Chat Podcast at TheWineChatPodcast.com
Wasn't bad and it was very light on the nose but the problem was near the finish her there was a tiny bit of sour is that appeared right before it stretched out short so not a long finish it was fine not too acidic write a sour note that just it's for a Milli microsecond and it was something that I noticed￼ — 7 months ago
Amazing Rose...light nose, strawberries and vanilla...soft acidity on the finish. A great summer wine! — 4 years ago
Navarre. A region in northern Spain bordering Basque, La Rioja and Aragon. It’s a place I’ve always wanted to visit. This wine brings me there. Let me tell you about the 2010 Otazu Premium Cuvee Senorio de Otazu. I want to break it down quickly and then opine on the wine specifically.
VISUAL: Clear, ruby on the edges fading to dark twilight deeper in.
NOSE: Slight cherry apple without O2, after a few swirls it opens up to sweet strawberry and banana scent. Very nice, not overpowering or too fruit forward.
PALATE: There’s oak in there, but only slight. Chocolate, barbecue, cherry, pistachio (barely). This is a wine that is sleek and sexy without being too obvious. It’s that girl at the beach who has no idea how beautiful she is, and just wants to throw the frisbee. The wine is NOT a tease, it’s just sweet, beautiful and very cool.
FINISH: No acidity, smooth finish with just a hint of tannins. It finishes without excessive echo.
AND NOW LET ME OPINE: I love this wine. It’s a perfect example of a quality Spanish wine: 50% Can Sauv, 30% Tempranillo, 20% Merlot. It’s a fantastic wine that I could see enjoying with a spicy curry, or even just on it’s own. Grab a bottle of this, a good frisbee disc and head out to the nearest beach for a game of Ultimate Frisbee. You will not be disappointed. My Parker Rating for this is a solid 90 points. — 4 years ago
Montalcour Rose Cotes du Rhone 2015
You know how sometimes you see a bottle in the store and you think: ya know what? That looks pretty good; and your fork over a few extra bucks more than you usually might in anticipating of Vino Goodness?
Maybe it’s the shape of the bottle, or the label that grabs your eyeballs...or maybe, it’s the backstory written on the back...and you take it home, you get it to the right temperature and then you uncork that baby...and swish, smell, sip, finish...and BLAH.
That’s when your subconscious self convinces you that you must have done something wrong. Maybe you swished it clockwise too much, maybe you didn’t give it enough time to “open up”. You REALLY WANT TO LIKE THIS WINE...but, sadly...
The 2015 Montalcour Rose from the Rhone is a Syrah and Grenache blend that is rusty/orange-pink and has a tart wild rasperry nose with barely a sniff of strawberry: the reason soon becomes clear.
It tastes like sour vinager. When my mouth overcame the puckering, my tongue was washed out. The finish was as acidic as you’d expect.
I wanted to love this wine. I love Cotes du Rhone reds, but this...I was disappointed. ALcohol was 13%, but tasted like 17. Maybe I got a bad bottle...but it didn’t smell corked: it just tasted BLAH.
— 2 years ago
Liquid joy. Dark inky concentration; floral juicy cherry nose and a medium mouthfeel. Light tannins, cherry leather, chocolate, pepper on the pallet with a light lasting dry cherry licorice finish. Incredibly smooth and intense in a very good way. This is a wine I've always wanted to taste...and my expectations are exceeded. Expensive? Yup. Up to the hype? Yeah...it really is. This is an amazing wine. I've been spoiled. Amazing. — 3 years ago
One of the best Sauv Blancs I've tasted in a long time. Light grapefruit on the nose, but not overpowering...no slapping of the nostrils here just "Chillax dude" (the dude abides). The acidity is clear on the palate but it's a crisp citrus taste, again, very clean and fresh...again not overpowering. This is a great wine to enjoy with a sharp cheese...we had it with a truffle infused pecorino (Moliterno black truffle pecorino...amazing). This is a very refreshing Sauv Blanc, I highly recommend this...it's made me want to seek out more Chilean Sauv Blancs!! — 4 years ago