Dark ruby in color with a short brick rim.
Strong nose of blackberries, black currants, cooked plums, raisins, dried figs, tobacco, oak, light vanilla, spices, peppercorn, chocolates and earth.
Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, earth, spices, tobacco, chocolates, light vegetables, coffee, peppercorn and pencil lead.
Long finish with firm tannins and tangy cherries.
This is a delicious GSM blend from Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Showing great complexity with a great mouthfeel. Rich and elegant.
This 11 year old from the great 2010 vintage is so tasty and delicious now, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.
Robert Parker 95 points. Wine Enthusiasts 96 points.
Needs 4 hours to open up properly, and show the tannins and complexity, so be patient.
I've had multiple vintages of this wine, and it is always a treat.
I paired it with dried meats and cheeses.
A blend of mostly Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah with other appellation varietals.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$125. — a day ago
Flavorful Provençal rosé, while enjoying summer evening on the back deck in Toronto — 10 days ago
Château Thivin, Côte de Brouilly, Vintage 2019, ABV 14.1%.
Côte de Brouilly is a Beaujolais Cru named after the blue volcanic hillsides from which this wine comes, and where Château Thivin is located, in the northern part of the Beaujolais region. 🇫🇷
This wine is made exclusively from Gamay grapes which were grown on old vines, which may have contributed to the concentrated fruit aromas and flavors of this wine. 🍇
This wine has a nice structure. It is dry with medium(+) acidity, a medium(+) body, high alcohol, medium(-) tannins, and medium(+) intensity of aromas and flavors including black cherry, blackberry, plum, raisin, violet, lavender, chalk and slate. It has aging potential, but is delish even as a baby.
This wine was aged for 6 months in oak foudres prior to bottling.
We’ve paired this wine with a chicken schnitzel and a watercress-apple and fennel relish. It is a lovely complement. — 5 days ago
Not a Riesling fan. This wine is amazing. Now a Riesling fan. — 5 days ago
Incredible sugar and fruit. — 5 days ago
A great summer hot 90 degree day wine. Lovely nose. Really open. White flowers, mountain air, spice, pine needles. Scene in nature type aromas. Palate is like drinking a vinous mountain stream. Balanced, compact, fresh and pure. Gorgeous juiciness and length. Really interesting herbal flavors and some lemony flavors as well. Great texture and density yet so light on its feet. Fantastic. — 18 days ago
Not too heavy or syrupy like some rosés. Pleasant berry flavors. Glass cork is athletically pleasing but difficult to work with. One of my more favorite rosés that I've tried though. — 6 days ago
Citrus, stone fruit and grassy aromas. Tastes dry and fresh with good acidity, and a little minerality. It also has a peach and apricot flavour profile with a clean finish. €10 O'Briens bargain promo. — 5 months ago
Full-bodied Côtes du Rhône Rosé, with salmon dinner in Toronto — 18 days ago