Nice little concoction when you’re out of gin & tonic
Claimed to be the world's oldest distilled drink - Poitín is the father of Irish whiskey (AKA - moonshine as we'd call it in the USA). First made by Irish monks in the 6th century in monastaries like Glendalough it was known as Uisce beatha or aqua vitae in Latin - the water of life. Today Glendalough's Poitín is triple distilled in a traditional copper pot-still using malted barley and pure spring water. It has a slightly floral nose with pretty and heady fruit tones. The taste is shockingly smooth and mellow given the 55%. Again a surprisingly fruity essence. — 8 days ago
Dry finish. Light fruity. Not too spicy. Great for sipping, the bite isn't too sharp. Would go well with red meat. The spiciness would cut fattier dishes well. — 2 months ago
The wine delivers aromas of ripe red fruits like black cherry and raspberries. It has strong notes of vanilla, cinnamon, and other smoked aromas. In the palate you can feel the tart red fruit flavors mixed with vegetal notes of green pepper and other herbal flavors.
It is one of Central Italy's most tannic wines. A ver interesting and recommended bottle! 🍷
About the producer: "Azienda Agraria Scacciadiavoli is an estate in Umbria situated in the wine producing region of Montefalco. It has been owned by the Pambuffetti family since 1954.
The name "Scacciadiavoli" stems from the words "scacciare", meaning to banish, and "diavoli", the Italian word for devils. This unusual name can be traced back to an 18th century exorcism of a woman, whereby she was given red wines as a means of expelling the demon from her body."
Cheers to Italy! 🍷
#italianwines #sagrantinodimontefalco #sagrantino — 2 months ago
Found this off the side of the road during a road trip through mosel / reingau Germany. 2015 drinking in 2020. Age this 5 years and you will have an amazing aromatic, fruity, sweet and acitic flavor bomb of perfection. Honeyed pinneapple, candied lemon, apricot. Considering this was less than $10 it's the cldeal of a century as this would cost around $100 in the US at this stage. — 4 days ago
This aromatic and robust classic is made by a venerable Tuscan estate with a history that dates back to 1877. First produced in 1927, it pays homage to the Duke of Aosta, who crossed the Alps to taste the wine whose reputation was already well established in the 19th century. — 22 days ago
My first experience with a wine made from the Mission grape which was brought to California from Spain in the mid/late 19th century. The vineyard that Sandlands sources its fruit from is the Deaver Ranch where the vines were planted in 1854 and thought to be some of the oldest vines in California! It pours a very light ruby color, almost like a dark rosé really. On the nose, it’s not terribly expressive but there is a light touch of fig and some red fruits; raspberries and cherries. On the palate, this is a very juicy wine with raspberries, cherries and rhubarb. There didn’t seem to be a whole lot of structure with this bottle showing modest tannin and medium-low acid. Finish is clean and satisfying. One feels as though they are drinking history with a wine like this; certainly fun to try. Only two barrels were produced in 2018. — 2 months ago
2015 vintage. This big 101 ha estate is considered one of the oldest in Bordeaux with vines planted in the 14th century. It's owned by the Castel family since 1971. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Beautiful nose with cassis, blueberries and cedar wood. While the mouth doesn't quite live up to the nose, this is a classic Haut-Médoc with good purity, fresh acidity and well-integrated tannin that opens up nicely in the glass and that should age well. Could do with a bit more body but good value at 12,90 euro. Decanting recommended if you drink it now. Abv. 13%. — 24 days ago
One of Angelo Gaja’s two Tuscan properties, is on the site of an old church, Santa Restituta, which dates back to the 4th century. Deep Ruby with pronounced aromas of ripe berry fruits and floral notes. On the palate flavors of juicy cherry and raspberry with cacao, cedar spice and gentle pepper spice. Fine tannins, great balance, complex long finish ending with earthy herbs, fruit and oaky notes. Nice! Tasting Sample! — a month ago
Have several ‘15, decided to open 1. Located halfway up the hill dominating principal valley of Barolo, lined by vineyards, lies a precious 15th century Abbey of Annunziata. Medium Ruby with complex aromas of ripe berry fruits and fresh floral scents. On the palate the palate cherry, tobacco and fresh herbs give this full-body wine grace and elegance. Soft fine tannins on a well balanced frame makes this wine enjoyable today as well as have room to run over the next decade. 50th Anniversary! — 2 months ago
I wasn’t a fan of Rose until now. And only this one! Dry with a nice balance of fruit and acidity. — 2 months ago