Tried it twice! I was pleasantly surprised how good this wine was. Ruby with aromas of fresh red and black fruits, spice and sweet oak, aged for 6 months in French oak. On the palate flavors of black cherry and blackberry with herb spice and toasty notes. Fine rustic tannins, long finish ending with fruit, cacao and sweet spice. Tremendous value! — 9 days ago
Shy black fruit, wet rocks, a salty whiff, a hint of undergrowth and a pinch of spice.
Fresh, juicy, enticing, savoury with a sweet edge.
Reminiscent of a Blaufränkisch with maybe a bit more cherry and less plum.
Fresh on the palate, quite light, crunchy, juicy tannins, vibrant acidity. Black fruit, undergrowth, baking spice.
So light footed yet with great flow, presence & character. Amazing energy.
This is so juicy & drinkable! Love it! — 2 days ago
Last night I opened this 2019 Juan Gil Silver Label Monastrell. This is from the Bodegas Juan Gil Jumilla, Spain, 100% Monastrell (Mourvèdre).
On the nose there is black plum, blackberry, blueberry, black pepper, violet, gravel and earth.
On the palate there is blackberry, blueberry, plum, black cherry, black pepper, spice, soft oak, gravel and earth.
This is a full bodied wine with a smooth sweet juicy mouthfeel medium + acidity and medium supple tannins that move smoothly into a long black & red fruit earthy finish. We are on another weekend and I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend planned. Please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 16 days ago
Vintage 2016 | This is a 100% macabeu cava, 40% of the basic wine is fermented in new wood, and gets 8 months ripening on wood. Second fermentation in bottle, at least 30 months sur lattes. Excellent balance, beautiful vanilla in smell, great effort! — 14 days ago
PnP came right out of gate oozing stewed black cherries soaked in herb & licorice - distinct vein of minerality. Nice weight & polish on mid-palate, had a certain elegance that belied modest price point. Hint of astringency on finish, this needs time but heck of a QPR and nice entry level Priorat — 17 days ago
Someone wanted a red instead of a dessert wine to go with the berry chantilly cake, and I though the Clio has the richness and depth of flavor to make it work.
Not bad as it turned out. The ripe black fruits and dark chocolate from the wine complement the delicate vanilla and fresh berry flavor from the cake well.
Always a hedonistic wine, the 18’ is a bit hot on the finish - 16% abv making its presence felt.
— 11 days ago
On first opening, bouquet of black cherry and blackberries, Big Red cinnamon gum, bell pepper, and smoky bowling alley; palate of black cherry and plum, char, and black tea with a medium-short finish. On the second day the candy and bell pepper smells taper, bowling alley becomes more of a whiff of pipe smoke, blackberry bramble emerges with spent firecrackers; on the palate the black pepper spice has some herbs de provence, black tea tannins are rounder and the cherry flavor more tart, a fuller body on the finish with notes of char, meat fats, and pepperoni spices. Was gonna go with 89 but it’s impressive once you decant for a day. — 2 days ago