👁 This wine was deep ruby.
👃 It had medium(+) intensity of youthful aromas, which included black cherry, blackberry, plum, fig, clove, cedar, vanilla, coconut, oak, toast, dark chocolate, espresso, leather, and pipe tobacco.
👄 On the palate this wine was dry. It had medium(+) acidity, a medium(+) body, high alcohol, medium(+) tannins, and medium intensity in flavors consistent with the nose. It had a medium(+) finish.
This wine was rich and intense. It had a strong structure and balance. It could stand to (would even benefit with) further age, but was also extremely enjoyable now.
Vega Sicilia Pintia, Toro, Tempranillo (Tinta de Toro). Vintage 2015, ABV 15%(!). — 9 days ago
Blacks fruit, gripping tannins & so intense - drinkable now but will evolve fantastically — 17 days ago
Nose. Very balanced. Combination of fruit and herbals. Bordeaux like. Elite nose. Elite perfume as this aerates. Star anise.
Palate is fresh. Juicy. Nice spice. Cranberry ? Young. Some tartness. As it opens. Perfect. Good texture. Cranberry dissipates. — a month ago
Bodegas San Francisco Javier is the new joint venture in Jerez between Peter "Pingus" Sisseck and the owners of Hacienda Monasterio.
Together they bought an impressive solera with the idea to produce Fino wines, plus eight hectares of vines in Pago Balbaína and a further two in Pago Macharnudo. This is the very first bottling, and after the rave reviews from wine critics, we can expect this joint venture to continue, promising two different wines in the future.
Parker • 96 points
"This is a powerful and fresh Fino, pungent and persistent, long, amazingly elegant, vibrant and alive. I was floored by the complexity and elegance of this wine."
93+ points for the technical quality of the wine, but the style (Sherry) is not my cup of tea. Anyone that has interest in my second bottle? 😂 — 18 days ago
Dry and acidic with floral notes and hints of lemon and apple. — 5 days ago