Deep Ruby with purple edges, aromas of red and black fruit with floral spice notes. On the palate rich ripe blackberry and plum with pepper spice and oak notes. Good balance, big ripe tannins, long finish ending with spicy zest. Better an hour after opening. — 15 days ago
A touch of 3rd use French Oak after 30 day maceration
Heavy for a Pinot, great to introduce people to them
Nice acidity and big tart cherry
Beer drinkers wine — 5 days ago
Really nice flavor, and really nice Pinot Gris, which I don’t drink very often. Just lacking a little zest that I get from other white varietals. — 7 days ago
Intense Malbec. Rich deep dark cherry drenched in french oak, spicy with slight green undertones. Grippy on the finish. Had expected more however as it lacked an evolving complexity and I missed the minerality of the infinitive rock... — 2 days ago
Very fruit forward, youbg malbec, with a floral nose and a lot of body... yet not too heavy and not excessively plump. Long finish, a bit simple but well executed. — 4 days ago
In direct battle against de Pago (Otazu) on day 1 we thought more refinement in the Pago. The acids (lime zest) in the Bramare are very present on day 1.
Now on day 2 the air did its thing and it drinks beautifully! It remains fresh in style though.
It needs a decant of a few hours. — 11 hours ago
Big dose of VA on the nose. Full body, extracted, ripe fruit and aggressive tannins, with a lactic saltine cracker finish. Missing the expressiveness of some of the other Bea bottles I’ve tried.
I’ve heard there can be substantial bottle variation so will give this another try in a few years and hope the bottle was atypical of the bottling/vintage. — 20 days ago