Aromatic notes of rose and violet. Great depth of delicious flavour on the medium bodied palate. Red fruits - savoury and rich. See previous note for the 2014 - always excellent but 8 years of cellaring has enhanced this wine. To have won the Jimmy Watson Trophy for the Best One Year Old Dry Red at Royal Melbourne and still starring now at 8 years of age shows this is a wine for all seasons and all years. Should be a regular purchase. A Winner. — 2 days ago
Acid for days. Balanced. One of the best Monte Bellos I’ve ever tasted. — 19 days ago
Certainly one of the best representations of Sangiovese there is, the 2014 vintage is perfect for my tastes with stunning elegance and transparency, almost Burgundian in style. It wafts a seductive and perfumed bouquet of cool wild berry fruit with blood orange, baking spice and roses. The palate has impeccable detail and focus, with a silky texture, smooth tannins and a long and vibrant finish. Excellent already, with a long life ahead! — 17 days ago
Definitely the best bottle of this we have had - and unfortunately our last! No decant, but let this “slow ox” for several hours. Fun wine to cap off the week of our son’s first birthday. Dusty rose and some lovely earthy red fruit on the nose - almost like cherries or strawberries growing in a mushroom patch. Exquisite mouthfeel - hits every part of the mouth, perfect acid, great length, exceptionally seamless. Really one of the best wines I’ve had, ever. Paired with a simple roast chicken with mushrooms cooked in the chicken drippings. — 15 days ago
Certainly one of the absolute best 1er crus in Chassagne, 2018 La Romanée from Dancer is superb tonight, of Grand Cru quality and particularly exceptional for the vintage. It’s bouquet is layered with ripe stone fruit, white flowers, toasted hazelnut and attractive reduction and its deeply concentrated palate has incredible vibrancy and lift, totally in focus and elegantly textured, giving way to a notably long mineral inflicted finish. Fantastic bottle. — 9 days ago
Drank on Aug. 11 2022; todo acid still can wait for a few more years not the best bottle I’ve had in this label — 4 days ago
If you have not tried German Pinot yet, aka Spatburgunder, this is a very, very good entry point, though not the easiest to find. Their Liaison might be an easier find and a worthwhile search as well.
Tasted over a few days: Fruit for days, earthy tones, some spice and lots of florals. The nose is med+, while the body is med, acidity is med/med+, abv is at the edge of med/med+ at 13.5, tannin are med and very finely grained, supple.
Day 1 was more fruit, day 2 the complexity deepened, day 3 was a few days later (first 2 were via Coravin) it was about the same as day 2.
Probably the best Spat for me to date, a few more of these from time to time would be nice. — 16 days ago