Wild stuff but excellent. Nose smells a bit naturally. Lemon oil, but that natural skin contact thing. But very clean. Palate is grippy and concentrated. Sappy and pure. Great balance and purity. It’s an excellent example of what a natural wine should be but rarely is. Super clean and long. Legit structure. Complex and staggering levels of minerality. This can and will age. Long echoing finish. Really stellar. Wish more natty wine tasted like this. Then again Leclapart is a genius. — 15 days ago
N:Orange butterscotch, old boats , sea spray, beach, nuts( hazel/almond). Yeast,.Caramel.
P: The ocean, if the ocean came w savory butterscotch. Very saline, old/fresh at the same time. There’s an old burnt* wood expression that’s quite pleasurable. Oranges, Rind.
Refreshing and it’s fortified to 16.5°
From the end of the solera, from 1 butt, filled 5/6, less air, more flor. Wine at least 15 years of age when drawn, saca. 1K bottles.
— 8 hours ago
A trip down memory lane! This used to be my go-to as a frugal engineering student in Melbourne. It delivered such great bang for the buck, and it still does. Where else can you find an old-school, long-aged wine from a single vineyard for around $20-30? This was briny, yeasty, toasty, nutty, and herbal, with a distinctly salty curry-leaf finish that just keeps growing even after the wine's gone down the throat. Wow! Definitely one of the best QPR in the market in my opinion. — 19 days ago
Hate to quibble, but the lower ratings on this make no sense to me. This is beautiful, like a lightly sherried Chablis, and the best Palomino I’ve had. — 12 days ago
Vivid, juicy red and blue fruit with a note of soot-covered pine needles. Absolutely delicious. — 12 days ago