Before decanting. Colour - dark ruby red, very little light passing through. On the nose, a lot of plums, black currants, oak, smoke and a lot of tannins on the nose. Taste - very oaky, fruity with plums, lots of black currants. Akin to a winter night in a cabin log with a fireplace alit. — 23 days ago
Deep reddish tawny. Notes of cherry, herbs, cranberries, red licorice, some white pepper and a little kirsch. Pleasant in the mouth. While not overly rich as you would like to see with La Turque in a great vintage, the fruit is still nicely present with a decent spine of structure and acidity. — 19 days ago
Admittedly not the best showing of the 17' Abtserde, although still delicious. I suspect I may have hurt it somewhere along the line. Incredibly tight when first opened, so I left it to air in the bottle for the next couple of hours (3-4 hours?). Developed a slightly honeyed note in the back palate when I came back to it. Not like it was bad, but it's not something I would attribute to riesling this young, especially from KP. The nose flourished though - very floral with ripe citrus notes, fresh herbs, and earthy rocks (reminiscent of the vineyard itself). The palate was powerful and incredibly saline. Huge extract, balanced by KP's typical precision. I felt the finish was marred by the honeyed note, although still long. Left a little bit in the bottle to try the next day - fruit notes gone by then, replaced by waxy and overwhelmingly saline notes. Good wine, but could be better. — 10 days ago
E Guigal produces fine Rhône wines, had this a while ago, tried again. Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruit and earthy spice. On the palate flavors of black cherry and blackberry fruit, cacao, leather and earth notes, vivid acidity on well structured frame. Fine tannins, lingering finish ending with fruit character. Good now will cellar well, a bargain compared to its Hermitage neighbors. — 14 days ago
🙈 tasting 6th wine
at wset level 2 course (4th meeting)
1st of a syrah couple.
new world and old world were the expected contenders.
i guessed easy that this is old world.
ruby red 👀
black pepper, liquorice, black current, cedar, smoke, mushroom and tobacco 👃
intense 👄 same as nose.
long pleasent 🎯
💪 pleasent tannins.
excellent! best wine of the meeting for me. — a month ago
Delightful accompaniment to the excellent filet at Ocean Prime!! — 20 days ago