Bomboly Dülö Dry Furmint 2017
Light golden in colour and quite expressive on the nose with intense (over)ripe lemons with floral notes and slightly smoky aromas with a whiff of orange peel and lanolin.
Bright & lively citrus acidity softened with ripe fruit (lemons again) a pinch of turmeric and a bit of (old) large barrel aging. Finishes off with a tart, slightly tannic edge.
This has depth & complexity and also is quite polished & elegant. A delicious, superb wine. — 9 days ago
Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah blend from Morocco 🇲🇦 Rich, complex, candied and spicy nose. Dense and structured mouth. Hot notes of evolution starting to assert itself by 2015. Blackcurrant, violette, black fruits, hot spices, vanilla, graphite. Ready to drink with 2 hours in carafe.
Assemblage cabernet-sauvignon Syrah du Maroc. Nez riche, complexe, confituré et épicé. Bouche dense et structurée. Notes chaudes d’évolution commençant a s’affirmer pour 2015. Cassis, violette, fruits noirs, épices chaudes, vanille, graphite. Prêt à boire avec 2 heures en carafe. — 2 days ago
Though the brutal TX heat is back, it means plenty of time for grilling, and this was a fun red blend to pair with burgers.
A fun field blend where everything but the kitchen sink seems to be in here…mostly zin, with 6-7 lesser known varietals. A bit funky upon opening (pop and pour), this opened to reveal a brambly, tobacco leaf, weightless yet jammy profile. Soft and supple mixed fruits aromatically (mostly red and black fruits), with some added woody notes (more earthy than oak driven). The mid palate here reminds you this is zin to its core with plenty of black cherry compote and then the vibrant acidity driven finish sports some black pepper and spicy rhubarb. Mostly integrated at this point, I think this is at its apex. — 8 days ago
Haven’t been able to get this since winter. So good for the price point, $40 ish. Good to be able to get this locally again.
Ripe, juicy pear, green & golden apples, pineapple, white stone fruits, touch of cider, sea fossils, limestone, grey volcanics, yeasty bread, baguette crust, caramel, yellow lilies, spring flowers, acidity is perfect with length, balance & smartly polished for days.
Great on both ends, cheese & shortbread cookies. — 5 days ago
Easy to trust Realm’s offerings as quality is always at a premium. I have to admit, my brain had a hard time connecting this type of rosé with Realm (based on their typical style).
My comment above isn’t meant to be good or bad, it’s just amazing that this Provençal type rosé could come from a bigger/powerful style Napa producer like Realm. Kudos to Benoit for knowing what he was going for and being able to create something (a beautiful rosé) from almost nothing (the extremely uneven 2020 vintage). I don’t think I could have called this rosé of merlot if I didn’t know beforehand. To me, this was a blend of high end Provençal rosé with Cayuse’s Edith rosé. Extremely pale salmon color in the glass with aromas of cantaloupe, white peach, faint dragon fruit and an herbal/mineral stony character. The palate here has nice gravitas and a surprising bite at the finish. Strawberry cream-lite, underripe kiwi and some nectarine on the finish. Much more enjoyable at cellar temp compared to being too cold. Don’t think this is one to hold, so enjoy now. — 9 days ago
Nose smells a bit dosagey and creamy. But under that a massively intense minerality that is floral and high toned. Really clear and deep. But needs air for complexity to develop I think. Palate is terrific. Lots of 15 razors and angles. Loads of lime pith and some rock candy note on the finish. Delicious and very young. Elegant and long with cracking acids. Really impressive. Persistent with lovely citrus developing. — 4 days ago
🍾 This Hungarian 🇭🇺 sparkling wine is a gem, not to mention it’s absolutely delicious. 👏👏👏 We’ve had it once before and had to return to Thomas Liquors to pick up more. 💕💕
📝 It is comprised of 70% Furmint and 30% Hárslevelu, two widely-planted indigenous varieties in Hungary, and was made using the traditional method, i.e., the same method used in Champagne, which notably involves a second fermentation in the bottle followed by twelve months aging “sur lie,” riddling, and disgorgement. 🤓
It comes from the Henye vineyard in the Tokaj region of Hungary, near the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. 🏔
Tokaji wines are best known for being lusciously sweet and presented in 50CL bottles, but here is an excellent example of dry, brut sparking Tokaji wine that has vibrant acidity and ripe orchard fruit notes, such as desiccated, yellow apple, pear, and apricot; also citrus blossom and lavender notes along with a rich creaminess and toasty, brioche, yeasty elements, evidence of the sur-lie aging. 👍👍👍
We’ve delightfully paired this wine with homemade Maryland-style crab cakes 🦀 over a bed of arugula salad tossed with champagne vinaigrette.
Királyudvar, Tokaji Pezsgő Henye Brut. Vintage 2015. ABV 13%. — 18 days ago
Dark ruby in color, almost Inky, with a wide reddish rim.
On the nose blueberries, black currants, black cherries, light vanilla, coke, licorice, Indian spices, tar, light vegetables, earth, tobacco leaf and graphite.
Full bodied with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cherries, wood, spices, light vanilla, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso and earth.
Tangy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.
This is a very enjoyable Cabernet Franc blend from Italy. Tangy and interesting with lots of fruit.
Better after 90 minutes of airtime.
Really loved the nose after 2 hours in the decanter.
Showing very nicely at this point, once it opens up, with nice complexity, good structure and a nice mouthfeel. I love these Italian Bordeaux style reds.
Good by itself as a sipping wine, and good with food too. I paired it with cheeses and Italian dried meat.
A blend of 60% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot and 10% Syrah. Aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. A small production of only 8,000 bottles.
14% alcohol by volume.
$28. — 10 days ago
If you’re in the mood for bubbles, there are so many delicious options! 🥂 🍾
This beautiful sparkling wine comes from Franciacorta, DOCG – a region in Lombary, Italy (Northern Italy). 🇮🇹
It’s comprised of 90% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir) and is made using a method like in Champagne, France (with a second fermentation in the bottle) – the Metodo Classico – also undergoing at least 24 months aging sur lie. This time sur lie adds complexity and richness to the wine. 👏👏👏👏
👁 This wine is medium lemon with a soft and delicate mousse.
👃 On the nose this wine has youthful aromas with notes of apple, pear, lemon zest, dried citrus blossom, toasted rice, brioche, bread dough, yeast, and blanched almond. 🍏 🍐 🍋 🥖
👄 On the palate this wine is dry. It has medium(+) acidity, a medium body, medium alcohol, and medium intensity in aromas consistent with the nose.
This wine is elegant and has great balance, complexity, and richness. ☺️👍👍👍👍
Berlucchi, Franciacorta DOCG, ’61, Brut. 12.5% ABV. — 12 days ago