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Fresh, organic, sensual. So unbelievably sensual-- deeply perfumed and endlessly complex.
Organic (honestly made me immediately think of wet freshly cut grass that has clumped up underneath the lawnmower. Also, wet forest floor, and bit of smokiness. Bay leaf.) , vegetale (wtf it smells almost like a fresh made bloody Mary plus celery and almost broccoli), meaty (thick cut of bacon), and huge array of red and blue fruit (ripe strawberry, cranberry, acai berry, touch of plum, bit of vine ripe blackberry too).
Acid wonderfully high (and continuing to merge itself nicely back into the fruit as the bottle stays open), tannin mod and deliciously smooth, alcohol mod.
Must note, this is the closest thing to Cote Nuits Pinot that isn't Cote Nuits Pinot... That's a good thing.
This is one of those wines I could write a short story about, and those wines are always fantastic.
Feel like this would hit it's peak at about 2025/2030.
92.5 — 6 days ago
Nahhhhh. Stone tree fruit and tropical fruit in an unappetizing unfresh/artificial way. Gritty texture and finish off like wet wood or metal. Acid not really at all holding it up and what the is almost tastes artificial. $2.50 Lidl purchase 👎 — 21 days ago
Blackberry, mullberry, blueberry, unburnt sweet pipe tobacco, red meat, graphite, apple, touch vegetale. Vanilla. Equally brauny forces of acid and tannin.
This could have sat decanted like 5 hours before driving. Also, 3 or more years. Wow I just feel like this wine would be spectacular 4 or 5 years down the road... Too bad I'm not with my cellar.
Blind tasting I'd for sure call this super young new world-ish Bordeaux... But with med + acid... Aka Mencía??
Complex as F. — 2 months ago
Deep straw/gold all the way to the edge
Grilled pineapple, apricot, tangerine, canned pear, peppery arugula, salty brininess
🍋, Crisp green apple, jackfruit, white flower, doughy yeastiness, big salinity, a touch of oxidative nutiness, big acid, great depth of fruit that spans from underripe to ripe. The whole gammet of ripeness the pallet. Just a touch of phenolic bitterness.
This was delicious. Enjoyed with super super awesome mirepoix braised chicken over mashed potatoes and chicken gravy. Great pairing. — 9 days ago
Edit: I'm going to bump this to an 83-- nicer on day two.
If I'm going to drink a not good wine, this is the one I want to drink. It's not offensive or nasty; it's just extremely unexciting and lackluster-- most notably missing out on a backbone to give it structure. Here's what I tasted:
Overwhelmingly nose of sweetened cranberry juice. Ripe strawberry, and some baking spice. Almost smells cooked-- liked desecated red fruit.
Palate: initial reaction is total lack of vibrancy. More over ripe red fruit. Then... Bam. A vanilla bomb. Like someone poured vanilla extract in the wine at the end. Really artificial + disconnected.
82 — 19 days ago
Forgot I had this on my birthday way back when. — 17 days ago
'85 Marques de Cáceres. Still holding on to some life... Probably better 10 years ago... but there's still nice vibrancy and structure. Fruit has fallen apart considerably though-- still forward with red fruit of strawberry, but it's lost its finesse and delicate nature. Just a touch of baking spice. Lovely notes of forest floor and wet potting soil which I really like and aren't far off of what you expect for Rioja.
Not a mind blower by any means but better than just okay too. €8 — 17 days ago
Felt like I needed to remind myself how much I loved this wine and add it to my wine log.
Enjoyed this baby with Elaina and the Meurer's old shack cabin the last time we were there before they tore it down. — a month ago