A big ripe Shiraz blend from Drew Noon MW. Notes of prune and oaky scents but the latter just enough to match the ripe fruit. Also McBarens Plum Cake Pipe tobacco. Rich and intense on the palate covering the 15.5% ABV. A winter wine which you can’t help but love - brilliant with slow cooked lamb shanks. 38% Grenache 50% Shiraz 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Graciano. — 8 days ago
Fathers Day in style. One of my very favorite wines from anywhere. Clos Canarelli Corse Figare Rose. It’s simply exuberant, but has a fresh, thirst quenching character to it as well. It takes a special bottle to pair with this album which I received as a Father’s Day present. The one and only recording from Michael O’Shea who played a self made 17 strong dulcimer of sorts and was encouraged by members of The The and Wire to record this in the early 80’s. Both have a soulful mystery to them which make for a wonderfully introspective time on an introspective day. I love that my family humors these little obsessions and shares them with me. — 8 days ago
Interesting wine. I spent the first 45 minutes wondering if this one had some kind of taint going on. And after four hours or so, probably found that it is a little bit of volatile acidity. However, after an hour it started settling down.
Didn't affect the palate. At an hour and a half, it started to show some wildflowers, black fruit, some herbs, some baking spice, but really quite subtle with a finish that was a little more acidic and out of balance vs. the fruit on the front and middle. White pepper finish. This is still a nice wine and IMO deserving of a 90. But I think the best years of this wine were about 1-2 years ago and probably should have popped the cork on this one then. — 10 days ago
Rich and plush with an elegant touch that is Palacios doing Priorat for y’all! Ripe, near compot-like fruit profile with wet stones and a well tucked in and integrated oak profile luring in the back. A long interplay between the soft and velvety tannins and the fresh acidity is pulsing through a solid and stimulating finish. — 11 days ago