Black Forest Distillers

Le Cadeau

Rocheux Pinot Noir 2016

“... it rolls out plush layers of beautifully rich and fresh aromas of black cherry liquor, forest floor, Pineneedles, black currant, black raspberry…” Ian Cauble, Master Sommelier — a day ago


Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2015

I love the ripe richness here. Mouth-filling with cooked and macerated black cherries and plums, perhaps something a bit blue fruited too, all wound up with leathery, warm spices, lemon zinger tea, and savory brett. Underneath menthol, crushed flowers, herbs and forest notes add dimension along with black pepper. Rather ample on the mid-palate, the acidity and pronounced dust minerality still bring it all back to Chianti Classico for me. On a side, I think cooperage selection is absolutely on point, very well made on that front, great integration of tannin and barrel character, almost melting into the wine. — 5 days ago

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Viña Ventisquero

Trinidad Vineyard Grey [Glacier] Carménère 2017

This is a beautiful Carménère, all earthy and full of savory minerality. The blackberry and black plum aromas creep through the smell of that dirt with tar, forest floor and tobacco all over them. A hint of vanilla sweetens the sniff a bit. On the palate, the dark fruit is draped in sweet oak spice, and you’ll find a bucketful of tannins until the glass has been sitting for awhile. This is a steak wine, intended for a big, juicy piece of beef. — 21 days ago

David, Mike and 5 others liked this

Thierry Allemand

Reynard Cornas Syrah 2012

Amazing aromatics that were perfumed, elegant & floral displaying notes of black & blue fruits, violets, meat, spice box, licorice, forest floor with a deep core of mineral. The RSV of Cornas from the master. — 11 days ago

Stanley, Eric and 30 others liked this

Château Lynch-Bages

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Deep cherry notes on nose with clear color. Opened up 30-45 minutes later with smooth rich Black Forest fruits. Drinking beautifully now. — 12 days ago

Georges Vesselle

Bouzy Rouge de Margerie Coteaux Champenois

Clear and bright garnet. Nose scared me at first being nothing but dirt. After opening up it gives black cherry, black cranberry, and forest floor (a.k.a., dirt). Medium light on the palate which echoes the nose. Medium plus acidity and sneaky medium tannins. A firm Burgundy-style Pinot Noir that’s a great match for high-end Old World fare or New World salmon, duck, or pork dishes. NV like so much from Champagne, so drink it (up to a year from) when you buy it. — 18 days ago

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El Coto de Rioja

Coto de Imaz Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Garnacha 2012

Deep Ruby with dark fruit aromas and sweet baking spice notes. On the palate blackberry and black cherry flavors with notes of cinnamon, cacao and earthy spice. Savory full tannins on medium finish ending with fruit and forest floor character. Ok for price. Tasting Sample. — a day ago

Alex, Daniel P. and 1 other liked this

Curii Uvas y Vinos

Una Noche Y Un Dia 2018

Black cherries, blueberries, forest floor, eucalyptus leaves and oak. Balanced and interesting. — 6 months ago

Domaine Dujac

Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2006

The power and finesse hand in hand. The tannins and elevage are well integrated and what is left is pure red/black fruits, forest floor and truffles. Still on the young side. Mid way between primary and secondary flavors. Very fine wine. — 21 days ago

Francis le, Jean-Philip and 8 others liked this

Château Latour

Grand Vin de Château Latour Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1994

Holding up well at 26 yrs showing a sweet core of black fruits with cedar, mint, forest floor, leather & pencil shavings. — a month ago

Severn, Alex and 26 others liked this