"Drink wine not labels" an amateur wine critic, blogger and writer, focusing more on tasting than writing ;-) I preffer tasting blind and hope I am unbiased al...
My first experience with this Israeli blend of Portuguese varieties, the wine is robust, rich, full and ripe. Nots of black cherries, cassis, sweet spices, vanilla, plums, licorice, full rich body, full of sun and taste and a long chewy finish. My score 89, drink to 2020 — 5 days ago
This lovely great value wine is coming to its pick, ripe, rich, intense, the wine is full of black cherries, sweet spices, plums and coffee, full body, round tannins, good acidity, fruit forward finish. My score 89, drink to 2021 — a month ago
Lovely Bordeaux at its peak, this 23 year old wine is well balanced with solid notes of earth, coffee, mushrooms, tobacco, tea leaves, leather, cherries, plums, medium to full body, Round tannins, the fruit is giving up to animalistic notes and the finish is pleasant. My score 89, drink up — 6 months ago
A really lovely surprise from Beaune, this 1er cru is simply splendid and delicious, complex, rich, creamy, tropical and summer fruits, mineral, medium to full fat smooth body, superb acidity and long delicious finish. In a blind tasting would most probably mistake it to be a Meursault ;-) my score 90, drink to 2020 — a month ago
Drunk from a magnum and therefore surprisingly approachable, nice nose full of black currents, earthiness,coffee, and oak, medium body, round tannins, good acidity, the mid body is missing a bit of depth and it is more on the medium side than the full body style. Yet pleasant and enjoyable. My score 88, drink to 2021 — 9 months ago
The second label of Chateau La Mission Haut Brion. A lovely elegant and appealing blend of 56% CS, 39% Merlot, and 5% CF. Delicious and still young, another great example of the nice surprises that the 2008 vintage had to deliver. Full of cassis, earth, chocolate, cedar wood, full body, rich, firm tannins, fruity complex finish. My score 90, drink to 2025 — a month ago
Lovely burgundy, supple, elegant and rich, complex nose of tropical notes, grapefruit, minerals , full round smooth body, lovely acidity, long finish. A lovely complex white. My score 89, drink 2023 — 9 months ago