Bright straw gold. Abundant nose of white flowers and dried yellow tropical fruit. Full-bodied palate echoes the nose adding white pepper, honeycomb, nuts, sweet corn, and a host of smaller layers. A firm backbone of acidity runs throughout from entry to finish. We all know CdP as a red wine, but its white counterpart should be on everyone’s list. The offering by Domaine de la Presidente (from the classic 2015 vintage) is an excellent entry point into this facet of Rhône wines. Well suited to pair with roasted chicken, pork loin, swordfish, game fowl, or root/green vegetable combinations. Drink now through 2025. — 11 days ago
Holy moly, where did this one come from!? This had the nose of full throttle drunken elderberries and freshly baked blackberry pie with pepper and spice and everything nice! This tastes like whole cluster Grenache If there really is such a thing. Black and blue, pepper and spice, black cherry cola, mouth coating, inky. Dissecting out all of the notes that were swirling around, it would take me probably an hour, and everyone would be bored and probably stop reading. This was massive. And has probably a couple of decades left! — 16 days ago
Really neat blend of Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris, and Grenache. Passionfruit on the nose and palate. Soft and crushable. — 11 days ago
Sunday night and I have opened the 2014 Saarloos & Sons Matriach Grenache Blanc.
On the nose ther is lemon zest, lime peel, honeydew melon, pear dried herbs and minerality.
On the palate there is lemon, citrus zest, green apple, pear, lime peel, green plum saline and minerality.
This wine is medium bodied with medium + to high acidity that leads into a long clean citrus finish. I hope everyone's weekend went well and we all had a great time. Going into the new week please be safe. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂 — a month ago
Garnatxa blanca i grisa i macabeu. Aroma fruitat , ametlles i fruits secs amb un final mineral persistent. La Bartavelle. — a day ago
Delectable - this is a new Cuvée for Torbreck brought to the Toowoomba Wine Show Dinner by Torbreck winemaker Greg McGill. This was the 2017 Hillside Grenache. A good Grenache but I still think McLaren Vale is better for the variety than the Barossa. — 16 days ago
Holy smokes. It’s been a couple of years since I last drank this traditional producer’s wine and while the winemaking style is consistent (non-interventionalist), the 2015 vintage was particularly flattering. From the pop and pour, this was bursting with character. Loads of pure, crunchy red fruit, cracked black pepper, spices, garrigue...intensely spicy actually which I’m sure comes from the fact they don’t ever de-stem. What a lovely wine and it was positively smashing with our meal. Definitely the best I’ve tried from Gour de Chaulé. Bravo!! — 14 days ago
Another massive wine from Australia. Surprised that it was only 14% OH. Decanted for an hour plus.
Deep purple color. Dark cherry and plum on the nose. Wine is exceptionally chewy. Took me forever to drink it. Elements of chocolate and herbs compliment the dark fruit. Lots of CDP characteristics obviously. Long finish. Very nice, but needs to be shared with like 8 other people. — 15 days ago