Wow, lots to like here! Complex flavor arc. Honeyed mineral aroma, baked apple, citrus peel, saline and herbal on a very long finish. Really layered. Full, dark yellow, bordering on orange wine, dry throughout, and a touch bitter. Probably some skin contact, but not sure. Perfect for coming Fall dishes, so I’ll save my other bottles.
Follow up: it degrades significantly on day 2, even after pumping the air out. — 5 months ago
Cornas & cassoulet.
Oh god this is good. A middle eastern / North African bizarre of spice: anise, fennel seed, sumac, black pepper, cinnamon, black plum, maybe some cinnamon, sweet tobacco, smoke, thyme, fennel, thyme, black olive, oregano, black plum, cocoa finish.
Silky Burgundian texture. A lovely arc and finish that continues for minutes.
Everything I love about Syrah. Bottle this as a perfume and I’m buying it. — a year ago
We got the red but oh well this is the brand/wine. What can I say but this kombucha is quite good. The is one of the best kombuchas i’ve had. This kombucha in fact disguises itself as wine variant piquette but it certainly is not fooling me. — 8 months ago
Crushable and tangy, light and flinty — 5 months ago
Popped and poured; enjoyed over a couple of hours. The 2020 Chateauneuf-du-Pape “Colombis” pours a slightly brighter and more translucent ruby relative to Isabel's standard CdP. The nose is more perfumed and ever so pretty with primarily (though beautifully ripened) red fruit, carnations, and licorice. Confirmed on the palate with a “Dear God that is Grenache” sort of impression. A bag of Twizzlers. Medium tannin and medium acid. The finish is sexy, in a refined and mature sort of way..a bit like Susan Sarandon in Alfie. Ooof. Colombis is 100% whole cluster Grenache from from a blend of three lieu-dits (Colombis, led Roules and le Cristia); all aged in foudre exclusively. Overall, this retains the trademark elegance found in her other wines but the fleshiness of the Grenache is palpable. This is glossy, slick, impressive texture. Hard to say how this will age since I’ve seemed to struggle to understand the aging arc of 100% Grenache wines. That being said, I think this will drink very well in the near term while the fruit is so fresh. Somewhere around 2028 however, this might quiet quit on everyone…and may take some time to emerge from that to show some secondary characteristics that are redeeming. But shit…this stuff is expensive so I would drink it now while it’s so impressive. — a year ago