Just falls short of excellency. Great mouthfeel. Not too acidic for a riesling, medium fruitiness and balanced intensity. — 2 days ago
Terrific rich and deep nose of savory minerals and an elite airiness. Also a hint if that classic Pommier richness. Pure and fresh. Palate is deep, rich, savory and incisive. Mouth-filling and deep. Awesome structure and finesse. So well made. Flavors of lemon, lemon pith and some savory elements. Has years to go. Truly great. — 6 days ago
Amazing brunello...love this producer...dried red fruit/black fruits, savory, leather and cigar box. Came out of the gate with some VA and barnyard funk which made it fun as the structural elements all there..it blew away in time but overall just perfect. Paired with grandmas pizza! — 14 hours ago
45+ decant but needed closer to 2 hours. Dark purple in color. Nose was all over the place - US, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy. Wine had minimal fruit, plenty of wood, and lots of Portuguese elements. Would have guessed California or Portugal if having blind. Depth was medium as well as the finish. Ample tannins. Expected more from the label and vintage. — 22 days ago
This bouquet is magnetic man. Honeycomb, wildflowers, sweet apricot preserves, and jammy jam jam lilies.
Subtle apricot and flowery honey petals. I’m not even making sense because of how much this drips of wonderfully fragrant natural elements.
Slight bubbles. No funkiness, just smooth sailing to flavor town. — a month ago
First bottling for this Cesanese del Piglio producer, and it’s very interesting. Still young and a bit harsh on the tannins, but the style is lean and elegant. Not a typical Cesanese. Notes of Dolcetto-like dark fruit, crossed with floral Nebbiolo elements. — 18 days ago
Bought at winery. Garnet red, moderately extracted pigment. Leather, tangerine and red fruit aromas. Oak and cherry flavors, slight seed bitterness, good acid, wood and somewhat gripping acid-skin astringency on finish. Drinkable now, but not sure what additional aging will get you tannin-wise. More wood dominance and less fruit? Balance among the elements now so why wait? Winery tasting notes mention fresh fig (yes, how did I miss that?) petrichor (huh? Turns out I know what this is - smell of dust or dirt after rain first falls on soil, but I didn’t pick this up in the wine) and red currant (close enough). 40/25/25/10 blend of Grenache (tangerine note), Tempranillo, Syrah (cherry) and Mencia, 228 cases produced. If you’ve never heard of Mencia, Analemma or this AVA, you have to check them out! Only one bottle to taste *sigh* Give the wine an hour for the red fruit to come out and develop length, and a better quaff at that — 8 days ago
Bright cherry, black raspberry, blackberry, tobacco, and a little forest floor funk at the end. It’s got good balance and a nice, long finish.
Rich, full bodied. It has all the elements. I read the other reviews and it feels like I’m drinking a different wine. The last one was 3 years ago, so maybe time in the bottle.
This is really good. A little disappointed with this because expectation of price, vintage, and vineyard, but I still really enjoy it. Gone back and forth between 91 and 92. — 3 hours ago
One more from the James Halliday's Collection
Never had a blend semillon verdelho, but i must admit you you can tell than 80% is sem
The wine kept marvellously, it is still fresh and there is a touch of oak which you can hardly tell since the toasty side of the semillon has developed fully, but all the other elements are covered up
A bit of mandarin and loquat
Nutmeg, ginger, white pepper and coriander
Mushroon, thyme and oregano
Graphite, hazelnut, straw and marzipan
It is long and perhaps not for everyone palate(which is probably a minus), but i wish everyone to open a 37yo white wine that has hot so much to say. Should I add how much I love my Hunter Semillon? I reckon everyone knows😅
BTW early morning after in the empty glass left on the table I smell apple crumble with cinnamon..i must be dying for breakfast 😁 — 16 days ago