Another obscure red variety from the south of France like the Durif from a few days ago this isTannat although some researchers say it may have originated in the Basque Country of northern Spain which could be correct as it was taken to Uruguay where it has enjoyed the warmer climate there, similar to Malbec flourishing in Argentina. I first tried this wine in 2016 at the Toowoomba Wine Show where I found it extremely tannic. 4 years of cellaring since then has served this wine from the Granite Belt well. It is another dense black winter wine showing Blackberry and tarry notes with Raspberry and Vanilla. Rich and full bodied with stern tannins but not as tannic as 4 years ago. Barb who doesn’t normally like big reds very much liked this. This wine has now won 3 Trophies in its Show career winning the Champion Alternative Variety Red Wine at the 2016 Queensland Wine Awards. — a day ago
Pop and pour. A resplendent straw color. On the nose. Expressive nose of pear, honey, toast, apricot, and floral. Taste: A rich, medium body, slightly chalky wine with pear, lemon, little pineapple, lime zest, and a vanilla/mineral finish.....always get a quality wine with Ramey. — 2 days ago
Nose is fermented blackberries. The palate is blackberry run through a siv of crushed granite. Some earthy tones of forest floor and mushroom. Tannins still working themselves out and medium plus acidity. Alban is one of my favorites. This is no exception — 14 days ago
Yellowish in color with a golden tint.
Fruity nose with citrus, oak, vanilla, spices, peaches, red apples and white pepper.
Full bodied with medium plus acidity.
Dry on the palate with lemons, over ripen citrus fruits, apples, pears, spices, oak, vanilla, ginger, earth, toast and light vegetables.
Long finish with tangy limes and almonds.
This 4 year old Chardonnay is drinking very nicely now. Showing very nice complexity with a great mouthfeel. Not too oaky and nicely balanced.
Easy drinking and a good food wine too. A wine you want to share with friends and talk about.
Has high alcohol, but it is very nicely integrated at this point.
Wine Enthusiasts 90 points.
Much better when not very cold, and that's when the complexity shows. Would continue to age nicely in the next 5 years.
I paired it with 3 different cheeses, but was perfect with the double cream Brie cheese.
This Single Vineyard is barrel fermented and aged for 16 months in French Oak barrels.
A Good quality wine. Delicious, rich and opulent.
14.6% alcohol by volume.
$68. — 3 days ago
Open in the bottle for 30 minutes. Dark purple color. Nose contains oak, vanilla, and subtle spice. Wine reminds me of those we had in Mallorca but with a better, velvety texture. Paired perfectly with the Chateaubriand! Was so great we made a reservation for Thursday night! Medium finish. Great QPR and local recommendation by the restaurant staff! Atmosphere and scenery definitely influenced the overall experience, but that’s how it’s supposed to be!! — 11 hours ago
Been a awhile since I’ve had a Patz & Hall.
Nose reveals; baked & candied black plum, plum, dark cherries, blackberries, raspberries, poached strawberries, blueberries, dry cranberries, dark spice, smoked meats, core of black licorice, soft tarry notes, steeped black tea, mixed berry cola, fruit roll ups, sandy soils, moist clay, eucalyptus, dry twigs, tree sap, forest floor with dry leaves, touching mushrooms with candied, fresh & withering; red, purple, blue florals framed in violets.
The body full & round...well extracted. A little too much. Nice viscosity. Baked & candied black plum, plum, dark cherries, blackberries, raspberries, poached strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, dry cranberries, dark spice, smoked meats, core of black licorice, big dark fruit cola, soft tarry notes, steeped black tea, mixed berry cola, fruit roll ups, sandy soils, moist clay, eucalyptus, sage, nut skin, dry twigs, tree sap, dark spice with palate heat, forest floor with dry leaves, touching mushrooms with candied, fresh & withering; red, purple, blue florals framed in violets. The acidity round & rushes like a fresh water mountain river. The finish is extremely well balanced, polished, rich, lush, elegant persistent ending in dark spice & earthiness.
There is another point or two to be had from this bottling with three to five years of cellaring.
Photos of, our friends deck in progress and vistas. — 3 days ago