I needed a bubbly to celebrating finishing my WSET Diploma. At last! But until I could share with more people went with a budget friendly option and golly it is an overachiever. Dry as can be but it tastes of baked pear and honey but also fresh raw lemon squeezed over baguette. Quite complex and oh so delicate. A moody ballerina. — 6 months ago
Delightful. Dry, crisp, easy drinking. — 5 months ago
From .360, deep brick red. Medium bodied, long finish, lead pencil, smooth and balanced. — a year ago
Deep violet. Cherry pit, black raspberry, pungent flowers and subtle licorice and cracked pepper qualities on the nose. Chewy and focused on the palate, offering bitter cherry and ripe dark berry flavors supported by an undercurrent of juicy acidity. Gently chewy tannins frame a very long, penetrating finish that echoes the cherry and licorice notes. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, April 2021)
— 3 months ago
Nose has cut fresh cherries, blackberries, dried cherries, prunes, old oak bark, black pepper and cherry concentrate.
Palate has dried cherry, dried blackberry, cloves, cured meats, bitter chocolate, vine bark and subtle/dry tannins.
Best when paired to food, ok alone. Decanted 90m, more time appreciated.
We were looking for an uncomplicated wine tonight to accompany our homemade pizza. A recent bottle purchase, already with 10-years of age, $17 was a good value in my book. — 6 months ago
Elegant and complex nose of red fruit and spices, tea. Medium bodied, good ample length. — 10 months ago