Pale Ruby. Some clove and tarry nuances on the nose. The pale colour belies the M+ Intensity. Very Burgundian in aroma, structure and palate. Even better on the 2nd night. The 2nd wine of Bell Hill made from younger vines from the top Cuvée. Very impressive. Only 1897 bottles made from Canterbury NZ and difficult to source even in Australia. — 8 days ago
Wow. Just completely different bouquet than any other wine. Smells more like a citrusy saison than any wine. Melon, grapefruit zest.
Beautiful amber yellow/orange color.
Redefines zip in a wine. Kombucha. Overall roundedness with all the big flavor profiles, umami, sweet, fruity, bubbles, tart.
Wild honey. Wild pleasure.
In writing this, downed the first glass.
— 11 days ago
Wait for it... the second day this showed well, and finally started to open with some forest and Burgundian notes. The first day was tight and sharp. ... I don’t agree with some of the sky high magazine reviews, perhaps projecting potential like an over valued dot com. — 9 days ago
Ebon and inscrutable, lacing showing creamy curtain to cosmic shatter; coffee ice cream colored. Moist, rum raisin cake baking alongside Black Forest cake with walnuts. Heavy lavender in a rough cut oak crate, makes this smell really beautiful. Vanilla and caramel chocolates entice. Bakers dark unsweetened chocolate, tastes of aniseed, clove, nutmeg, peppercorn; the whole toasty barrel. Burnt fig, cinnamon, espresso bean, with a clear charred oak concealing allspice and malt, in line with its working spirit. Impressive beer, evoking coal and tar pits with its smoky, austere reimagining of dark vulcan arts. Not a sweet one, but fiery and thick on the edges of the cauldron. — 19 days ago
Big shout out to Mike Taylor for the Shatter. Orange tinted straw gold; hazy, no lacing save for isolated jots. Huge perfume nose of orange and peach blossoms, lilies, daisies, marigold, and dandelion. What a fantastic integration of mouthfeel and intensity! Orange and lime oil, with lemon pudding, ginger, sweet grapefruit, lemongrass, green pear, paw paw and crystalline honey. A really nice double ipa! Generous finish! — 6 days ago
Light taste with a good wine fragrance — 2 days ago