Having had the coveted 2005 vintage just a few months ago, ‘04 is far more open and rewarding today. So seductive and captivating. Smoked meats, black fruits, balsamic glaze and hints of roasted sage leaves and tobacco. The tannins are integrated beautifully and the finish shows wonderful finesse, elegance and length. Gorgeous now but will continue to improve over the next 8-10 years. — 10 days ago
Happy 15th Birthday to our great son Nicanor! A special wine for a special occasion. Last year this time, we were staying within a stone's throw of Brovia in Castiglione Falletto. Next time, we will be sure to visit. I have no doubt that this wine is still young, yet already strong, multifaceted, and brilliant--on it's way to becoming a rock star!
94 points — a day ago
This wine still tastes like an infant. Great nose has tons of bright crushed rock minerality, lots of green apple fruit, and a light floral/meadow thing. Zingy and electric in the mouth. Bone dry, with an initial whack of fruit that quickly turns all into stones as the finish evolves. Bright acids. Enjoy now or let it sit and evolve over the next several years. — 13 days ago
The 2019 Miraval Rose is sourced from their 500 hectare vineyard that is set in valley in the ancient village of Correns in the center of Provence. A blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, and Rolle, the vineyard is set on limestone and clay soils. A light dusting of salted damp earth combines with pretty rose water and melon tones on the nose. The palate is fresh and wonderfully textured, showing layers of bright melon and red fruit flavors with a great veil of tension. Fantastic now, this beautiful effort will cellar well over the next seven plus years. Drink 2020-2027- 91 — 14 days ago
Light yellow in color with a golden tint.
Strong nose of citrus, vanilla, oak, spices, yellow apples, white pepper, ripped melons, Mandarins, mediterranean spices, almonds and white pepper.
Full bodied, creamy and smooth, with medium plus acidity.
Dry on the palate with lemons, citrus, green apples, pineapples, limes, light earth, light wood, spices and black pepper.
Long finish with tangy limes.
This is a fabulous Chardonnay from Spring Mountain District in Napa Valley. Nicely balanced and tangy. Showing nice complexity now, and is enjoyable by itself.
This four-year-old needs time open up. Good right out of the bottle, but really changed after an hour of airtime. It became a completely different wine. Lost almost all of its oak notes which I liked. So nice to see the evolution.
Would be nice to see how this continues to develop in the next few years. Tasty and delicious.
14.4% alcohol by volume.
$40. — 3 days ago
Griffon’s Key is Kay Brothers Reserve Grenache. Aromatic notes of Raspberry and other red fruits - red currant. The palate shows Jujube confectionery and chocolatey notes. Probably a bit young to be drinking this excellent McLaren Vale Grenache. I have always preferred McLaren Vale to the Barossa when it comes to Grenache. Has the structure to go on for another 5 to 10 years. Next in around 18 months to 2 years. — 3 days ago