The score is very dependent on how you approach wine. Being that this is 18%ABV, you have to look at other aspects of the wine at 17yrs old instead of focusing on the heat. Love their Roenfeldt Rd Shiraz.
Followed over two days, consistent on both. Color is still incredibly dark red, hardly any bricking. For the ABV, it doesn’t come across hot aromatically…little coconut from the American oak, prunes, soft baked fig, uber ripe red and black fruits. On the palate, it’s richly textured showing mixed berry pie, blackberry preserves/jam initially before it channels a port-like liqueur finish. Initially had with TX smoked pork and brisket, the pairing was exquisite. — 10 days ago
Magnificent. Has gained weight with age while retaining the gorgeous fruit and brambly spice. Nat White is a genius. — a month ago
Tight. Sour cherry. Needs a lot of time. Started to show after 1 hour decant — 2 months ago
Ah, the king of them all. So bitter after fruitier IPA’s. Dangerously refreshing.
Easy to put away, 1,2,3 . 5.2°
Balance of grain/hops. Not too much or too little. With fatty foods, a dream.
Used to be a nicer can. No accounting for aesthetics. Not to mind, in this case, Chicago conquers Philly. I bow. — 2 months ago
Dark ruby coloration. Some translucency- classic Pinot appearance. On the nose, cherry, dark berry, plum, forest floor, earth, and minerals. On the palate, cherry, plum, dark berry, cola, fruit forward. Jammy. Nice medium to full body with velvety mouthfeel. Nicely balanced tannins and longish finish. — a month ago
A classic 100 acre with plenty of life left in the bottle. Softer tannins. — 2 months ago
Dark ruby in color with a brick rim.
Showing a beautiful nose of black fruits, cedar, vanilla and chocolates.
Full bodied with medium acidity.
Fruit forward on the palate with nice complexity and a soft mouthfeel.
Showing black currant, blackberries, cooked plums, cedar, licorice, vanilla, cola, spices, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, caramel, light earth, eacaliptus and black pepper.
Spicy on the long finish with spices, cherries and fine grained tannins.
This beautiful 15-year-old is drinking very nicely now. smooth and elegant, rich and extracted
Peaking now and will continue to drink nicely in the next 5 to 15 years.
Good right out of the bottle and better after 30 minutes of airtime.
Soft and enjoyable by itself. A great sipping wine. Just gorgeous.
15.5% alcohol by volume.
$500. — 2 months ago