Tar & Roses

Four Roses

Limited Edition Small Batch Barrel Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

One of the smoothest, most flavorful whiskies I have tried. — 7 days ago

Château Coupe Roses

Orience Minervois Red Rhone Blend 2015

Aged in oak barrels 30 yrs - wonderful woodsmoke + dark berry flavor, + minerality — 12 days ago

Azienda Agricola Barni

Bramaterra Nebbiolo 2014

Lyle Fass
9.2

Glorious nose, Sous bois up there wazoo. Dead leaves. Wet earth. Underbrush. Mulch, spice, cherries, so many cherries. Like ethereal cherries. Iodine, tar, mashed roses, lifted aromas that penetrate the nasal cavity. Divine. Palate is high acid and very lifted with sappy early mid season cherry fruit. Not as dense as 2010 and maybe more angular but superb anyway as the balance is there. A great wine in a tough vintage. The acid is so good and the wine is balanced. Really took what the vintage gave it. — 25 days ago

Severn, Aravind and 3 others liked this

Cascina Sot

Bricco San Pietro Barolo Nebbiolo 2014

Tar and roses and violets! — 24 days ago

Anthony liked this

Antichi Vigneti di Cantalupo

Collis Breclemae Ghemme Nebbiolo 2000

Stunning Altopiemonte wine! On the nose: blood orange, caramelized brown sugar, roses, a touch of tar, a hint of glossy VA that morphs into herbs, esp. mint. On the palate, excellent acidity, Rainier cherry, blood orange, mint, great density. On the finish: juicy, and builds to a suprisingly dense finish with a touch of grapefruit. — 20 days ago

Douglas, Eric and 7 others liked this

Paolo Scavino

Enrico Scavino Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Cathy Corison
9.5

Stones, rose petals, hints of tar. Harvest dinner! — 10 days ago

Grace MartinWilliam martin
with Grace and William
LM, Eric and 40 others liked this

Azienda Agricola Reverdito Michele

Castagni Barolo Nebbiolo 2014

Nice tar, juicy dried roses, mushroom and earth, a little cedar, stewed red berries. Good acid, grippy tannins, maybe without the mellow roundness of great, mature Barolo but nice and tasty for the price. 👍
From Glass Half Full, Provincetown.
— 23 days ago

Marc, Daniel and 6 others liked this

Domenico Clerico

Pajana Barolo Nebbiolo 2005

A barolo with power not finesse. Lots of fruit remains and smells of roses and tar but remains a bit tight even after a good amount of decantint — a month ago

Mario, Aravind and 12 others liked this

Jacques Selosse

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

Always a treat to drink one of my favorite Roses. — 6 days ago

Ryan, Daniel P. and 18 others liked this

Azienda Agricola Miru di Arlunno Marco

Ghemme Riserva Nebbiolo

Lyle Fass
9.5

What a nose. First Riserva at Miru since 2008! What a nose. Wow. Sick. Holy shit. Ethereal cherries like nothing you’ve ever smelled before. Leather and glorious spice. Roses and tar. It’s so detailed and the clarity is off the charts. Wow. I’m really blown away as this Ghemme is on another level. Moss, Sous bois, minerals. Mulch. So complex and haunting. Volnay meets Ghemme. What a palate. Sick. Sweet cherry fruit. Mid season and some sour cherries. Amazing clarity to the fruit. Sick sweetness. So so elegant. This is the best Ghemme I’ve ever had. What sweet and velvety tannins and such purity. This is amazing. So balanced, so fresh, so energetic and deep. The finish hits every nook and cranny. The finesse is top top notch. Mindblowing wine and it hasn’t even aired out yet. So juicy. So refined for a Ghemme but has a certain rusticity as well but even that is refined. This is a benchmark.

After air this is dizzying. Loads of deep spice and cherries. Minerals. Cherry cough drop. So aromatic. Wow. Leather. Like saddle leather. Palate has loads of sweet fruit and amazing tannins. So juicy. So refined and gentle for a Ghemme. Profound.

@Delectable Wine This is the Riserva.
— 22 days ago

Matthew Cohen
with Matthew
Michael, Charles and 8 others liked this