2012 bottle drank dec 25 2020, gift from Peter and Popi — 23 days ago
Great story — rare indigenous grape variety from a disused vineyard formerly framed by monks at the neighbouring monastery. Could easily be mistaken for Italian. Lots of interesting wines coming from Greece these days. — 7 months ago
Honey! Acid! Give it a small taste right when you open it then let it open for 30 min before really digging in. — 10 months ago
2013 was a poor year. However this rocks! Very rich.
their Riesling vines are apparently the oldest in Austria - it’s an old monastery. Needs decanting. Don’t drink too cold! In good vintages the tropical aromatics will blow your socks off.
Very honeyed nose and powerful 💪 orange blossoms. In the glass over the top Jasmine Roses 🌹 hint of 🌿 basil at the back palate. This ain’t a Rheingau however for a dry Riesling rich in style it rarely gets better than this drink now. — a year ago
Second bottle had with pesto casarecce with scallops, zucchini and tomato. Thumbs up! Better than the first bottle which we had with different food. — a month ago
A magazine I used to love, one of the early editions I owned from September 2014 pictured above. Found it on an old bookshelf from when I shipped boxes and boxes of books to my parents home. Not sure how Monocle’s doing these days. I do wish I was 23 again, though.
Very pleasant aroma, similar to Vacqueyras appellation reds, but less peppery, more nuanced and smooth fragrances of peaches and rose petals.
Bouquet matches the flavor profile. Absolutely beautiful mouthfeel, silken and luxurious. Berry medley compote, slight black currant spice kick but not too much, vanilla, and essence of mint.
Lovely. Might as well be at a French monastery enjoying a Spring breeze. This would be great with lamb or ripe, creamy cheeses. — 8 months ago
Rosenthal wines. Fun wine from the monastery. Orange style with the 30 day skin contact but not an orange. A smoky bubbly effervescent fun time! — 10 months ago
Very pleasant. More oaky than others but still bright and refreshing. Would order more. — 6 months ago
Really quite pleasantly surprised by this. Robust and very easy on the palate for how dark this wine is. Would buy again. — 9 months ago
Last night in the monastery — 10 months ago