Red fruits, forest floor. Currant. Low to med body, not much acid. Nice!
— a month ago
Great hidden gem - went well with our shrimp pesto pasta dish — 14 days ago
Update / Edit : 2 hrs later. This just needed time to open up, and is now actually pretty amazing. Lots of balance, dark fruits and time.
Original: 2007 Bordeaux drinking now in late 2020. 13 years hidden in the cellar was probably a bit too much aging. It's past prime, and tough to tell what it started with. All that's left is a bit of oak cherry and leather — 8 days ago
Interesting and funky natural wine adorned with the coolest label (stitched fabric) I have seen/touched. The attention to detail carries through from the winemaking process to packaging (quite literally—as a small paper note, describing the process, was hidden under the foil). — 15 days ago
Blown away by how great this blend was! Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon w/ Merlot + Cabernet Franc & Malbec. Beautiful dark color, complex fruit flavor; black raspberry/cherry with nice acidity. 🎇🎇🎇 — a month ago
Brings me back to Sonoma tasting rooms. Sneaky good IMO. 2017 vintage — a month ago
Actually a cleanskin of the Lindemans bin 5687 Traminer Riesling and I am not sure if the Riesling was instead a semillon at that stage.
The wine was absolutely past its peak, but had some freshness and a long after taste.
Bought on auction from James Halliday' cellar collection.
1979 was a great vintage in Hunter Valley
Surely happy I tried, but not the greatest.
After 4 hrs I go back on the remaining half btl of the wine which was left unattended on the kitchen bench with a random cork inserted since its own obviously crumbed at the opening.
Well, don't ask me, but the wine has opened up aromas earlier hidden of white chocolate, macadamia, hay, ginger, apricot jam, a bountiful of flowers, lemon grass, English breakfast tea and so much more. Not so sweet at all and very enjoyable now. Definitely something I might not be able to experience again perhaps.
🙏 — 14 days ago
Right bank — 21 days ago
Tasted blind. Dark purple with tawny rims. Powerful sharp nose. Notes of black fruit, pepper, rhubarb, dark spice and dark earth. Has that tinny mouth feel that I’ve associated with 96s before. I find this young and harsh, with a massive core of fruit hidden underneath. The profile implies to me it’s Vogue and I throw out a 99 Musigny guess. Others liked this wine more than me. I question if the fruit can ever balance with the in-your-face acidity and structure. Some 96s have stated to soften and move into a drinking window. For me, not this one yet. — 12 days ago