Precise nose of beeswax and juniper that becomes clove and chive, jasmine carnation and magnolia, candied lemon peel, ginger and dill. The palate is juniper berry leaping from the glass, juniper flower, bee pollen, orange blossom, lemon blossom, coriander, violets, lavender, peppercorn edge, celeriac root, and depth! This is thick fare, with heat and resonance. #barrhill #barrhillgin #caledoniaspirits #caledoniaspiritsbarrhillgin #gin #moderngin #vermont #vermontgin #juniper #rawhoney #craftgin — 18 days ago
Clean, medium + intense, backhands at first but highly concentrated aromas that opens into a layered complexity with some air. A primary mix of red and black fresh fruit, raspberries, black plums, blueberries with a floral stroke of lavender over a very well defined savoury canvas of black olives, spice (juniper), wood (pine) and rocks.
Palate is dry with a medium + acidity. Tannins are high, but with a fruity and curved texture. Medium alcohol and a medium + body. Pronounced flavour intensity with characters of black fruit, spice, lavende that is evolving over a long finish.
Very good quality wine, still youthful but shows a very complex potential. With an evolving complexity and a high concentration. Still youthful, yet good balance with a intense fruit profile that carrress the tannins and a vibrant acidity that brings nerve to the wine. 9.3 — a month ago
Cranberry and juniper with hints of cinnamon, cedar, and bubblegum on the nose. Juicy cranberry and Granny Smith Apple with notes of lemon oil, with a short but slightly peppery finish. Refreshing summer sipper that goes well with Mexican food — 2 months ago
Tropical fruit, something piney like juniper, golden raisin sweetness up front immediately pushed away by bracing, steely acidity. Ridiculous. — 18 days ago
Lavender, thyme, juniper summer creamsicle. Lovely with a bouquet of fragrant white lilies from the market.
I drank this straight and while it would do well in a cocktail or with club soda/tonic, I think this actually drinks straight pretty well and beats Roku, in my humble opinion, in that realm. Used to be my go-to. Uncle Val’s is still definitely my top-liner, though. Tough to beat. But hey the Minnesotans know what they’re doing on this one... — 2 months ago
Almond and warm florals on the nose. Touch of juniper and orange oils. Soft and balanced with white grape, grilled peach and pineapple and toasted wood notes on the palate — 6 days ago
The 2017 Saumur-Champigny Tuffe is 100% Cabernet Franc done entirely in tank. A rush of dark cherry, plum, lavender, spice, menthol, rose petal, juniper berry and dried herbs makes a strong opening statement. The 2017 has more than enough fruit depth to balance its more savory qualities. Drink it over the next handful of years. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 2020) — 20 days ago
Very 🍒. Morellos. So much in your face cherry on the 👃 and in the glass. Give it 1 hour to breathe it gains weight. Darker cherries. Tannins come back touch chalk. Hint of all spice on the back palate. Drink now not really a wine to put away for aging. At Juniper & Ivy in San Diego 1/2 bottle 68$. — 2 months ago
I was hoping to catch this in its youthful and exuberant phase but I was too late...this has closed down. I have to admit I’m somewhat surprised as this vineyard is usually really accessible at all phases in its evolution.
This was decanted about 1.5hrs before pouring the first glass. The aromatics were mostly there...juniper, candied black cherries, candied raspberries, potpourri, kircsh and pomegranate. However, the palate was a bit disjointed...it started off hollow but gained depth throughout the evening. The most unique part was the acidity...hardly any? I re-corked and revisited the next day and the acidity was much more vibrant. Dark red and black fruits on the palate with cedar, holiday fruit cake and spices and a tangy finish. Day one score was NR, but I think this just needs a lot more time. Further improvement is a given at this stage. — 2 months ago