85% zweigelt; 15% blaufrankisch — 10 days ago
Sour cherry!! — a month ago
One of the wines I opened for my annual WWC hosting.
Very unique. Mostly Grenache based. Came across as a tawny port and Sherry combo. Fairly light ruby in the glass, with a whiff of Sherry/oxidized notes right off the bat. Lots of old fig, graham cracker, cinnamon and crème brûlée. Not heavy or rich on the palate…there is a floral aspect to it, with candied red fruits too. Doesn’t have the depth or complexity of a great vintage port, but it showed extremely well for its age and still paired well with Stilton cheese and candied oranges! — 3 months ago
Bright crisp light bodied chillable red with loads of tart red berry notes. The longer it’s opened the funkier it gets. — 25 days ago
In some ways White Burgundy chose the tough life where success is measured against expert oak integration and that 'aint an easy thing to do well.
Les Equinces uses oak in the right amounts creating an upfront spiced vanilla lemon profile for first impressions.
But it's a wine that's good beyond oak influence. Personality hides for a bit, but let this decant and warm and sharp points resolve to soft textures. Vanilla lemon turns to Kentucky bourbon and cinnamon spiked graham cracker, fragrant white flowers. — a month ago
A Gemischter Satz from Burgenland, slightly naturalistic, a bit funky, highly drinkable.
A flowery nose with some ripe pear, apple, summer meadow but also a salty, herby note adding an interesting edge.
On the palate this is vibrant, energetic, juicy. There’s a bit of grip, a beautiful mouthfeel, nice mid palate presence. Yellow fruit, ripe & a bit bruised, with great juiciness and an underlying salty minerality.
This has character, interesting edges and good depth. And disappears in a blink.
Lobe the label, too! — 2 months ago
Elevated yet simple go-to white wine. Bright, warm, graham cracker at the beginning. Sits easy on the back flavors. — 2 months ago
Absolutely gorgeous taste. Smooth, robust, complex. — 3 months ago