Twas a peaceful day reading my emails when up pops 📬 @gabymeeetswine @vilaviniteca saying fine sir 👀 we have a rather delightful Priorat for your perusal @ €121 to which I said 🗣 Stick that fine beverage on back of ye olde Spanish bull pronto & stampede those fine juices to my way - Ole 🐂💨
📍 Clos Martinet 2005
🏵 96+ points - in a beautiful place now & should be drop dead gorgeous in 3-4 years 😉 Phwoor cone here bully bully bully 🐂 A proper nice Priorat 😍
🍇 Grenache, Carignan, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot
🍷 Deep dark ruby
👃 A gorgeous chocolate cherry & raspberry gateaux in a glass w/ crushed mineral sprinkles, a soft oak base, soggy earth sauce & a blackcurrant compote on the side
👄 Med body of deluxe silky creamy oozy dark cherry, blackcurrant & raspberry w/ a chocolate chaser & fine light dry minerals
🎯 Long mineral infused creamy chocolate cake filled with cherry, raspberry & blackcurrant
— 10 days ago
Light brite. Bright and not ever so light! It has that Grenache hit that makes this fun and not just another white wine masquerading as a rosé as it is the salmon color that says it is serious. the lime, tangerine, shell, wetted (in your luxe shower) pumice stone and custard bits take me home. Literally and figuratively I’d come home to this wine. I’d take it home and bed it on the regular — 20 days ago
Deep ruby. Nose of red fruits and oaky berries. Full bodied palate yields dark red fruits and a bit of plum. Medium tannins. Medium acidity. Structured well enough for food. Maybe good for a sipper as well. A very well made reb blend (Zinfandel, Grenache, Carignan) from the Wagner family. Drink now. — 12 days ago
So....@India Okoh wants to get all the labels and model them in SA. I’m down.
Deep purplish red. Fruit forward nose with some violets, baking spices and blackberries. Full bodied with medium tannins (6/10). Great earthiness on the palate with black and blue fruits, spices and a little herbal. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2026. — 3 days ago
Dinner at RARE Steakhouse.
Deep garnet red in appearance. Well rounded nose with layers of spices, red currants, reductive blackberries, a little funky, black olives and damp leaves. Medium tannins (6/10) and medium plus bodied. Rich palate coated with a tomato undertone. Attack of anise, tapenade, black currants and a touch of black pepper. Long and structured finish. Drink till 2021.
First Kongsgaard wine, was hoping for the Hudson Syrah but still very excited to try this out. Made up of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah. Thank you Chris for helping us through the wines!
$$$$ - Purchased at RARE Steakhouse in Washington, DC for 50% off bottle night (every Sunday) for $127.50. Average retail is around $112.00. — 20 days ago