Crisp. Mineral. Kind of metal like in a good way. Very bubbly — 21 days ago
Clean, medium + intense, backhands at first but highly concentrated aromas that opens into a layered complexity with some air. A primary mix of red and black fresh fruit, raspberries, black plums, blueberries with a floral stroke of lavender over a very well defined savoury canvas of black olives, spice (juniper), wood (pine) and rocks.
Palate is dry with a medium + acidity. Tannins are high, but with a fruity and curved texture. Medium alcohol and a medium + body. Pronounced flavour intensity with characters of black fruit, spice, lavende that is evolving over a long finish.
Very good quality wine, still youthful but shows a very complex potential. With an evolving complexity and a high concentration. Still youthful, yet good balance with a intense fruit profile that carrress the tannins and a vibrant acidity that brings nerve to the wine. 9.3 — 2 months ago
Very good, elegant and transparent with nuanced aromas of red cherries, wild strawberries, tomato juice, dried herbs, roses and tar.
Fresh bite with a nice tannic grip, confirming lenght on the palate with a good interplay of fruit intensity on a savoury canvas.
A bit shy at first, give it at least an hour in the decanter and you’ll be luckily rewarded. — 4 months ago
Sneak peaking on Wittmanns 2019 for the Morstein launching on thursday. There is no doubt that the German Rieslings remains one of the under priced gems of the wine world.
The Westhofener presents a pronounced intense nose, youthful but complex and nuanced aromas, well defined characters that is playing in several clusters. Lemon zest, white pears and plum juice followed by ginger and a prominent wet stone minerality over a savoury and salty canvas. A cut through acidity drives the palate through an intense fruit profile and a solid finish.
Paired with pan fried Salomon filet, creamed cabbage and a soy and brown butter vinaigrette with plenty of lemon juice. — 10 days ago
As the summer is slipping out of our hands, its time to to pop those complex reds that we’ve been lastning for. Produttori del Barbaresco is considered one of the best cooperatives in the world and its 2016 Barbaresco is a solid proof of that statement.
Restrained at first and needs a couple of hours in the decanter to reach its climax. True to its provenance its clasically crafted, and puts up complex profile of red cherries, rose hip, strawberries, spice, bitter orange and a volatile dried floral lift over a canvas of wet soil.
An offensive approach on the palate with a high acidity and a generous portion of mouth coating tannins that is well accompanied by a pronounced fruit profile with an evolving finish. Very good indeed, but is a couple of level behind to reach the higher tiers. — 3 months ago
Tape a bottle to both hands and enjoy life! — 6 months ago
Côte Challonnaise, the appendix of Burgundys esteemed golden slope, a necessary and much needed resort if you wish to drink decent and representative Burgundy’s without spending a fortune these days. The 2014 Bruno Lorenzo Cuvée is very true to its provenance, where the primary red fruit has just slowly started to retreat to give room for an earthy canvas of damp soil, dried leaves and truffle that we so much love with the true Burgundies. Six years after harvest it still has a long and happy life ahead, eventhough it drinks beutifully in its pre-mature stage as is today. more harmonazied than last encounter in December 2019 I would say.
Successfully paired with pan seared Salmon with red wine jus, and thinly sliced glazed beetroots.
— 2 months ago
Black and red currants, Tomato vine and crushed stones. Fresh acidity and a moderate grainy grip that encapsulate the fresh currant toned fruit and a stoney canvas through a solid lenght — 4 months ago
Always the same great buttery taste — 7 months ago