Very good on an Anniversary Dinner at Fusion Rooftop in Holetown Barbados. — 2 months ago
Banana pudding, caramel, and nilla wafers on the nose. Velvet mouth feel, hints of spice, citrus and just a bit of chocolate malt. Not as sweet as the mashbill would suggest, and quite tasty as a result! — 8 months ago
This wine was incredible. It had hints of clean water, sun, warmth, and rocks. I drank slowly because each sip was packed with images induced by flavors. I could have drank the entire bottle. Ate it with Asian-fusion cuisine. — 2 months ago
My experience with South African red wines is limited, but I’ve enjoyed some Meerlust reds and a few other random bottles. I have to say, while this wasn’t a revelation, it is the best South African wine I’ve had to date.
This was a bottle opened blind for a few people. Oddly enough, there were similarities to this and a 2013 Almaviva…a burnt rubber/tire note on the nose alongside a vegetal/herbal pronounced note on the nose. Tangy/sour black cherries, red currant and red licorice too. Mostly red and black underripe fruit dominant. Even a bit of tar. This drinks like a chinon mixed with a lean vintage Bordeaux…the spice and vegetal flair is there next to the lightweight mid palate from a cooler Bordeaux vintage. A blend of five “noble varietals” in honor of Bordeaux, this was a unique wine that had people guessing from all over the world. After 1-2hrs of air from
bottle, it was balanced/integrated and ready to roll. I’d enjoy these sooner rather than later. — 7 months ago
v14. Very good. Soft, sharp, white pepper and smoked meat nose. Rich, deep, savory black fruits. Full bodied, black pepper, mocha and earth finish. Decant! Nicely balanced, good “rich” food wine! — 7 months ago
2016 vintage. Promesse de Fayat is the second wine of Pomerol Château Fayat, owned by Clément Fayat (also La Dominique in Saint-Emilion, and Clément Pichon and Aney in Haut-Médoc). Château Fayat is a relatively recent name (2009) , as it is a fusion of 3 Pomerol estates (Prieurs de la Commanderie, La Commanderie and Vieux Mazeyres), resulting in a big (for Pomerol standards) 16 hectares estate. A solid, medium-bodied Pomerol. A little shy at first, but opening up nicely after 30 minutes. Black juicy cherries and dark chocolate. Serious tannic structure, fresh acidity and good length. — 9 months ago