Comparing 2 cool climate Syrahs - this is the 2nd one from Tasmania. Black pepper with a touch of asparagus (SO2) which blew off. After a few hours delightful florals of gardenia and pansy. Intriguing to say the least. On the medium plus palate fruit and spice driven - more rich than expected from a Tasmanian Syrah. Really delicious with ripe fleshy plum melded with the spicy pepper. Finishing with medium minus tannins. A classy cool climate Syrah a few points above the Salo from NZ. This Mon Pere won the 50th Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy at Royal Melbourne and hard to get from this boutique producer. I could only get 2 bottles and this was the last one. Sold out in a day after winning the Trophy. Total production of 250 cases. Wish I had a few more left. Made by Nick Glaetzer whose family built their reputation in the Barossa like Amon Ra. — 8 days ago
Andi Knauss is the exploring cricket in the La Boutanche project. Each of the winemakers for this label get his/her own cartoon animal.
His Trollinger looks like a rose’, but it’s a light red that should be fully chilled. Crimson bright strawberries and raspberries and cherry jolly rancher.
The perfect easy liter for when you want red but your thirsty. — a month ago
Luscious Flavors. — a month ago
Lovely! light/medium bodied, guava, pear and roses on the nose, well balanced with a mild acidity. Very enjoyable! — 20 days ago
Short Rib wine. 👍🏼
Unique circumstances helped create the monumentally impressive 2013 Le Petit Vice. Proprietor Patrice Breton worked with Paul Hobbs and Mike Smith in the beginning, and finished the wine with the help of Philippe Melka, and Shawn Johnson… Four of Napa Valley’s most accomplished winemakers.
Aged for 22 months in Taransaud and Marques French oak barrels, — 12 days ago
2018 vintage. White Alentejo blend (Roupeiro, Rabo de Ovelha, Antao Vaz, Tamarez, Alicante Branco and Arinto) by winemakers António Maçanita and Sandra Sarria. Old vines, whole bunch fermentation, no malolactic. Bright yellow. Spicy and floral with power and some complexity. Authentic and very good value. — a month ago
Red fruits with noticeable stalks from whole bunch fermentation - great balance and medium bodied with fluid juicy textures - last of 3. This is showing better than the previous 2 bottles. I sometimes get overly influenced by HHs reviews He gave this only 84 points and it is 10 points better than that. — a month ago
"The wine has an intense ruby red color with a complex bouquet. It's full body gets smooth and elegant. The finish is long and lingering, while the tannins are soft, supple and well balanced". — a month ago
Very nice Paso Robles sourced red blend. Pleasant nose, complex on palate with just enough tannins to be bold but not overwhelming. Bonus is that portions of sales go to a pet rescue I. Honor of the winemakers former pet Kaley for whom the wine is named. — a month ago