On day one I was rather unenthused about this Furmint- it was tight and while it had a decent bouquet I didn't get that festival of honey, flowers and tropical fruits that I usually do from a nice Furmint-. However it kept getting better each day (I also let it get warmer and warmer starting at a cool 9 degrees on day one and finishing at 20 degrees on day 5) with more and more flavors found with each tasting. By day 5 I was hooked and found it's full potential.
$25 K&L — 19 days ago
Black fruit. Menthol. Smoked meat. Great wine. — 5 days ago
$20 at Macauthur.
— 19 days ago
Terre di San Leonardo is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Merlot (40%), and Carmenere (10%), run by the Gonzaga family since its inception in 1724. Wine is fermented with ambient yeasts in concrete tanks and 20% is aged in French oak barrels. Ruby with aromas ripe red fruits and florss as k notes. On the palate flavors of rich plum and blackberry with herb, light spice and slight earthy notes. Medium+ finish, fine soft tannins, ending with fruit, floral and earthy mineral character. Tremendous value! — 14 days ago
Wonderful! Deep plum followed by a hit of heavily toasted oak. Tastes like a campfire! So interesting and enjoyable! — 16 days ago
Lovely for the $$ would buy again. K&L — 22 days ago
This syrah is simply excellent and I drank it at the right time. Not as viscous as I anticipated given the relatively high (15.3%) alcohol, but maybe the residual sugars have mellowed with age. It has some of the syrah “wildness” I like in my favorite K Syrah. Almost a raisin flavor, with some tannins. Too bad this isn’t every night. RP 98 pts, $299. — 23 days ago
Almost overwhelmingly mineral, displaying the smoky campfire embers and rich loamy scents I associate with Walla Walla, along with sandalwood and very sappy cherry-ooze fruit. Dark and minerally on the palate: very low-toned flavors fill the mouth. Fair amount of medium-soft tannin, and a very long, low acid finish that has an echo of port-like fruit and the very tail end. Very complex and idiosyncratic wine. — 2 months ago