Smoke, cherries, earth, pepper. Light, but flavor-packed. Worth seeking out. Would pair well with lots of different kinds of food. — a month ago
Definitely needs to breathe—a lot!! At least 2 hours but could use more time in the glass. Much better alone than with food although cheeses and crusty white breads are a great companion. While still lots of tannins on the palate, it’s definitely starting down the back slope. The mouthfeel is thin but the finish lingers quite awhile and reminds you this was once an excellent wine. Worth the close out price. — 6 months ago
This 8 year old Chianti Classico is drinking very nicely now.
Showing red and blue fruits with earth, vegetables, tar, herbs, oak, spices, light vanilla, peppercorn and wet leaves.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity.
Nice length on the finish with round tannins.
Spicy and interesting to drink by itself.
Well balanced with nice complexity and nice structure.
Needs an hour to open up properly and show off.
Good by itself and better with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
100% Sangiovese grapes were aged in French oak barrels for 24 months. Kosher.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$50 — 8 months ago
2021 winter. This bottle felt a bit more closed and angular than the many others I’ve had, but was still enjoyable - and you can never be sure how much was bottle variation as opposed to variation in mood, food, surroundings, and everything else. — 3 months ago
2009. Picked this up in Tesco. Really good Rioja. Although the food and company no doubt made it taste better! — 6 months ago
This six-year-old Malbec Blend is drinking very nicely now. Showing black fruits with wood, currants, vegetables, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, dark chocolates, peppercorn and tobacco.
Full bodied with medium plus acidity.
Dry on the palate and easy drinking. Spicy with a nice tangy finish.
Good by itself or with food.
Will continue to age nicely in the next 3 to 5 years.
A blend of 80% Malbec with Cabernet Franc and Syrah.
I paired it with cheeses and crackers.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
90 points. — 7 months ago
Hints of citrus and easy drinking — 8 months ago
Aroma of violets and purple flowers. Medium body, almost creamy. Some rich leathery notes with bright acidity shining through. The finish evolves to liquorice. Decent on its own but complements food fantastically. Perhaps a bit overpriced at $24. — 5 months ago
Really nice rioja. Dark fruit, leather, tobacco, warm spice, bold flavor. Good alone or with food. Buy this again — 6 months ago
Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.
Strong nose of blueberries, black currants, black cherries, wood, licorice, light vanilla, spices, light vegetables, tobacco, coffee, light vinaigrette and peppercorn.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and nice legs.
Dry on the palate with raspberries, cherries, blueberries, cloves, oak, tobacco leaf, vanilla, spices, espresso, vegetables, earth and peppercorn.
Medium finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a great surprise. This 16 year old Spanish red is drinking very nicely now.
Showing nice complexity with an elegant mouthfeel. Alcohol is very integrated by now, although very high.
Thank you David and Elvira for sharing this with me.
Needs 90 minutes to open up properly.
Good by itself or with food, and paired wonderfully with the Lamb chops.
Aged in New French oak barrels for 4 years.
15.5% alcohol by volume.
$30. — 8 months ago