Very good bottle that gave aromas and flavors of razor sharp fruit, dried herbs, underbrush, black tea. Med body, med tannin, high acid, and a great finish. Had with flank steak, it perfectly complimented and elevated the meal. Carignan really shines bright here. — 6 days ago
This is one of the best Rose’ wines I’ve ever tried. Bursting with fruit aromas, it is bright yet smooth. It tastes very balanced, with no unpleasant acidity on the back end. Just an outstanding Rose’, and I love the beautiful and elegant bottle designs and glass stopper. Love this 2020 vintage!! — 7 days ago
Here’s a biodynamically-produced Syrah blend from Minervois La Livinière AOC, a subregion within Minervois, which is located on the slopes of the Massif Central (highlands) in the Languedoc region of France (Southern). 🇫🇷 It has 95% Syrah and 5% Grenache. 🍇
This wine comes from grapes grown on the terraced vineyards of Les Planels, where grapes have been grown for 35 years.
👁 The color is beautifully deep and rich purple. I see noteworthy staining and tearing on the glass.
👃 The nose is youthful with an immediate bouquet of ripe and jammy black fruit such as black plum, black cherry, cassis, and blackberry preserves. There are also dried herb notes, such as lavender, sage, thyme, also black peppercorn, anise, pencil lead, cedar, cinnamon, clove, earth, and cured meat.
This wine was fermented in an open concrete vat and aged for 12 months in French Oak barrels, 1/3 of which were new oak, lending some of the baking-spice notes to the nose. 🪵
👄 On the palate this wine is dry. It has medium acidity, a full body, high alcohol, grippy tannins, flavors largely consistent with the nose, but less juicy and more earthy on the palate, and a lingering finish.
This wine is juicy and bold and has potential for further aging. 👌👌👌
We’re pairing it tonight with leftovers from last night’s bbq 🍖 🥩 and it is a lovely pairing!
Château Maris, Les Planels, Cru La Livinières. Syrah and Grenache. Vintage 2017. ABV 14.5%. — 25 days ago
There is a salty element to an otherwise very grenache nose with licorice and blackberry. There is a bit of a toasted touch too. This is very good. The palate is very well balanced and delicious. Strong acid backbone, good width with a bit of matter on the sides, a big bright blackberry fruit shining all along, and expanding midpalate with some spices and some tannins that caress and create a distorsion and a long blackberry and licorice finish that lasts for ever, with a pinch of salt. This is very good! Paired extremely well with fat duck breasts (magrets) on the barbecue ✌🏻 — 4 days ago
Fascinating old Syrah from the Languedoc (label says 100% Syrah, 13.0 ABV), purchased on release, meaty, smoky, clean, balanced, this has held up amazingly well, medium-long finish, a Jeffrey Davies import from his early days of bringing in Languedoc wines (a most excellent portfolio back in the 1990s)!! — 3 days ago
Consistently great Chardonnay. Price has slowly increased over the years but still a steal at under $15. I actually have one grocery/wine department here that carries this (although it was on a very low shelf)!
Soft Brioche, almonds, orchard fruits, sea spray, nicely balanced! Alc. 14.5% goes down like candy!
@Sharon B you would like this! — 2 days ago
monthly red from my custom made personally wine club cheers.co.il
medium + acidity
light body of tart red 🍒 and black plums, smoke, tar and some earth.
opened up a bit as time passed but drank too quickly to truly comprehend.
i was guessing a not good enough sangiovese.
but its ok-ish southern France blend.
quaffble for sure.
paired well with grilled vegetables, garlicky 🥔 puree and green leaves salad. — a month ago