Cellared since release. I’m more convinced than ever that these wines were made to drink after many years in the cellar; so little in the way of evolution. At ten years, this is still really fresh on the pop and pour. Dark and red fruits dominate with baking spices...still very primary...though the tannins have softened a bit. Really quaffable. Wish I had another bottle to hold until secondary characteristics would begin to show themselves. At this point, it’s really hard to tell when that might happen. Awesome wine from Colorado. — 3 days ago
Part 1 of the final and main event for the Fall WNH. The most spectacular lineup of wines I’ve ever seen, and an overall wonderful ending to an amazing trip with fantastic people.
Another wine I was excited to try. Bevan is the winemaker. Sweet and rich fruit on the nose, with floral and potpourri as well. This doesn’t taste over-manipulated or extracted, just very flavorful. Not flabby or out of balance either, very structured. Toasted oak steak in the middle with an opulent finish. Such an awesome bottle from @Joe Lucca . — 7 days ago
This Australian red was aged in rum barrels for 30 days, giving a softer effect than the bourbon barrels that are popularly used these days. The nose gives off a light caramel note along with the usual dark fruit one expects from South East Australia. I hear it's a blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache, but I've seen no official word of that. Tasty, bold, great grip, acidity, tannins. Perfect with a rosemary grilled steak.
Also, the label talks if you view it through the winery app. Kinda interesting.
— 11 days ago
I’m a fan of the VIK main wine so was keen to try this 2nd one at a third of the price & it delivers 👍 Good now but a few more years will really help 😉 Lovely red blend 😎
📍 VIK Milla Cala 2013 🇨🇱
🏵 92 points w/ 93+ more potential
🍇 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Carmenere, 15% Merlot, 14% Syrah & 5% Cabernet Franc
🍷 Opaque deep ruby
👃 Soft smoked oak through dark plum, blackcurrant & fresh red berry fruits w/ cocoa cream, minerals, light earthy farmyard, blueberry, peppered spice & violet
👄 Med+ body of ripe punchy dominant blackcurrant in cocoa, red fruit, blueberry & dark plum w/ a touch dry minerality
🎯 Med+ slight dry mineral infused blackcurrant & red fruit linger w/ a hint of green stalk that should go in time
— 5 days ago
Dark crimson in colour. Notes of cedar, cigar box, mulberry and blackberry but not too much of the latter. Tannins resolved. The wine is in a good place at 13 years and my last bottle. Great value at around $30. A good example of continental Cabernet from the Canberra district. Pretty much equal parts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Clonakilla better known these days for its stellar Shiraz Viognier. — 2 days ago
Very pleasent Aussie blend, rich and velvety, ripe blackcurrent, but young, fresh and balanced. OK, some would say it’s a crowd pleaser, but I am part of that crowd. Cheers! — 12 days ago
Was convinced this was 15 year old Joseph Swan Zin. Red apple skin, fruit leather, cherry cough drop, spice and medicinal herbs at first. With air a sweeter/candied core of fruit came out along with graham cracker crust and leather. Definitely need more aged Aussie wines in my life. — 4 days ago
16.5/20 (90/100) Насыщенный аромат с тонами чернослива, черешни, чёрного чая, шоколада и копченостей. Довольно высокая кислотность, приятные бархатистые танины. Ягодное во вкусе. Броское, молодое, демонстративно новосветское вино. Требует ещё пары лет выдержки в бутылке. — a month ago