Mid Lemon with a brassy note in colour. Sulphidic/burnt match notes, lemony aromas. A lively palate showing citrus, mineral and bright acid. More lean than full bodied but very good and interesting. Should age well. Winemaker, Rob Diletti, is an experienced Wine Show Judge in demand at Shows around Australia and a Len Evans Tutorial scholar. Barb and I were lucky to have a private tasting at the winery in Porongurup with Rob in January this year. Great QPR - $25 a bottle at the Cellar Door. — 3 months ago
Clean straight forward not rich or yeasty. Apple — 6 months ago
@Robert Evans Jr you suggested infanticide with the 2016 Kosta Browne. This is even more egregious. I actually thought the Pinot was quite good, but I’m pretty new to that world.
This is tight, but everything’s in the right place. Tannins throughout so dusty cherries, currant, and blackberries. There’s and little funk, hope it comes out more later. Have the opp to buy more at a good deal, so grabbed one to try. Gonna grab the rest. — 9 months ago
Dense Ruby in colour. All the classic Cabernet descriptors - Blackberry cassis, black olive and of course Mint - textbook Coonawarra Cabernet. On the palate such purity - ground cocoa, call it dark chocolate, berry fruits, touch of cedar. This wine at 10 years of age, whilst only young, and will live at least another decade, is drinking beautifully now. Made by the talented Sue Bell who was the Dux of the 2007 Len Evans Tutorial ( a handpicked group of only 12 - outstanding winemakers, somms and other full time wine professionals. Aubert de Villaine every year generously donates a mixed dozen of DRC, such was his friendship with Len Evans and James Halliday). Needless to say Sue Bell has one of the best palates in the country. A few years ago she was a guest Judge at the Toowoomba Wine Show where I often judge. I was in awe of her knowledge and her palate. On the strength of this wine I will order her 2015 Cabernet. — 5 months ago
Complexity of dark fruit along with red currant berries and underneath side of tobacco leaf herb-leaf and cigar all together balances and deep on palate with yet soft structure at finishings 🤵🏼
Aromatic velvet and floral of rose garden 🕊 — 7 months ago
Nice! At Evans birthday at Mastro — 9 months ago
Pajarete Dulce de Bodegas Quitapenas. DO Málaga. Spain. 17% vol. 10,90 €.
Precioso color ocre-ambarino, brillante y con reflejos anaranjados. Lágrima fina y densa.
Aromas a frutos secos (avellanas) acompañados de sensaciones de pasas, toques de dátil y caramelo. Recuerdos de cáscara de naranja y maderas nobles. Aportes de bollería fina (brioche). Complejo.
Buen ataque. Largo, con muy buena acidez, envolvente, equilibrado y elegante. Retronasal en la que las senaciones olftivas se refuerzan (caramelo, pasas, recuerdos de orejones, puntas cítricas y toques de bollería). Realmente excelente.
Puede ir muy bien como vino de aperitivo y se recomienda para acompañar foie, quesos fuertes y curados, frutos secos y arroces, aunque yo lo he disfrutado también como vino de «reflexión», es decir, sin nada de acompañamiento, bueno sí, con el sonido de piano de fondo de Bill Evans. — 5 months ago
This reminded me of the “dog food” analogy - meaning, this isn’t quite ready for human consumption.
@Robert Evans Jr needs to do his job and post all the wines...
This was good, but not great in my mind. Herbs and tobacco on the mid palate. Still a tannic monster. Good structure, but should have decanted this. Hold on to this vintage. — 10 months ago