Hint of grapefruit, papaya, — a month ago
Omigod omigod Omigod. So many O’s all for Valpolicella. This is SO GOOD I can’t even but I will. Smells like red fruits and plums and cinnamon and cedar. Tastes elegantly rich, like all the things you smelled put on a crown and a velvet cape and took to an autumn’s night absorbing the flavors of fallen leaves and bitter licorice. Goodness gracious. This wine is an opera. — 14 hours ago
This was from last Friday night at a gathering of friends we opened the 2010 Andrew Will Ciel du Cheval Vinyard Red Wine. A Bordeaux Blend of 52%Merlot and 48% Cabernet Franc.
On the nose was black cherry, raspberry, cassis, chocolate, violets, graphite and dusty soil.
On the palate was good dark fruit, black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, licorice, bell pepper, spice, mocha, minerality and earthiness.
This wine is medium to full bodied with mediu + acidity and medium fine tannins that lead to a long dusty dark fruit finish. This wine seemed to be the hit of the night and was enjoyed by all. Please be safe and have a great weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 7 days ago
At the Peter Lehmann dinner at the Downs Club. These notes are for the 2010 vintage. Stonewell is all about strength and power. Aromas of coffee grounds and a touch of aniseed amongst the black fruits. Not as pruney as the 2006 had recently. Much more acceptable than the ultra ripe styles of 5 plus years ago. One of the wines of the night. — 5 days ago
Pretty much at a perfect point; intensely fragrant of honeysuckle and lime blossom, elegant, supple and satiny, flinty tart apple fruit with exotic Thai lime and kumquat notes, super long shimmery finish. One of those bottles you wish had no end. — 20 days ago
Lunch with friends at home on Saturday. Canberra district is developing as a top district for Riesling. At nearly 10 years of age developing honey and toast characters. No petrol or kerosene notes at this point. Pretty much at its peak but will sit on the plateau for a couple more years. Another good wine with fresh Tassie oysters. — 4 days ago