I had a taste of this at Vino Volo at the Oakland airport. Loved this. Makes me want to travel there. Sophisticated flavors of wood, black fruit and deep warm spice. — 5 months ago
Earthy. Scent of fall leaves in the sunlight. Hints of tobacco and dark chocolate nuances.
Astringent and meaty finish. — 6 years ago
Strong fruit bouquet of raspberry, currants, tobacco, coffee, and cedar. Very perfumed. And yes! Tobacco, cedar, and raspberry notes abound, low tannins, juicy, and smooth. Oh boy does this go down easily! And $19 is a deal. Love this!!! — 6 months ago
On the nose, muted dark cassis, wild dark, brambly berries, dry stems, pepper, loamy soils, blackberry cola and dark fresh florals. The mouthfeel is big and lush. Tannins are soft and round. The fruits are very ripe. Blackberries, blueberries, dark cherries, black plum, black raspberries, dark chocolate, mocha powder, salted caramel, spice-box, soft leather, tobacco with ash, crushed dry rocks, stones, black tea & dark fresh florals. The finish is rich, lush and round fruits with just the right touch of earth. As well, the acidity is very good. Photo tour of; a long twilight view of the exterior of their estate building, main tasting room, tasting area in the barrel room and Winemaker Jean Hoefliger. Jean began his career in wine working for his godfather, who owns one of Europe's oldest wineries, founded in 1536 and located in Epesses, Switzerland. He also worked at Château Lynch-Bages and Château Carbonnieux in Bordeaux, Meerlust Inc., in South Africa, Fonjallaz S.A. in Switzerland and Hartford Court in Russian River. — 6 years ago
My experience with South African red wines is limited, but I’ve enjoyed some Meerlust reds and a few other random bottles. I have to say, while this wasn’t a revelation, it is the best South African wine I’ve had to date.
This was a bottle opened blind for a few people. Oddly enough, there were similarities to this and a 2013 Almaviva…a burnt rubber/tire note on the nose alongside a vegetal/herbal pronounced note on the nose. Tangy/sour black cherries, red currant and red licorice too. Mostly red and black underripe fruit dominant. Even a bit of tar. This drinks like a chinon mixed with a lean vintage Bordeaux…the spice and vegetal flair is there next to the lightweight mid palate from a cooler Bordeaux vintage. A blend of five “noble varietals” in honor of Bordeaux, this was a unique wine that had people guessing from all over the world. After 1-2hrs of air from
bottle, it was balanced/integrated and ready to roll. I’d enjoy these sooner rather than later. — 2 years ago
Single estate Pinot, outstanding!! — 7 years ago