Okay, no one is confusing this with a Chateau Margeaux, but that's only because it lacks the really deep complexity. And many other ways, it has the rich depth and smooth tannins and even some of the aromas of the real thing. Lovely one. — a month ago
2017 did not really appeal to me. With 3 years of aging, the 2018 is remarkably well balanced. With the gourmet character of the appellation, and a certain depth that can be found more specifically in "plain" wines. Nice palsied on a Buratta pizza.
2017 ne m’avait pas vraiment séduit.. Avec 3 ans de garde le 2018 est d’un équilibre remarquable. Avec le caractère gourmand de l’appellation, et une certaine profondeur qu’on trouve plus spécifiquement sur les vins « nature ». Beau palsied sur un pizza Buratta. — a month ago
Their words “difficult year”. Can’t wait to check out the 16 and 18 then. Just plain abs simple here. Outstanding. — 11 hours ago
Before we get into the notes on this wine, let’s get something out of the way first: the labeling on the Ultreia branded wines by Raul Pérez is downright confusing. The entry-level is designated “Saint Jacques” (which is a fabulous wine and incredible QPR)…and then comes this plain label “Ultreia” before you step up to the other designations of “Valtuille”, “La Claudina”, etc which are higher-end??. It’s really tough to understand the hierarchy. The good news? It really doesn’t matter when all the wines are really quite stunning. And this bottle is absolutely representative of Señior Pérez's impeccable style.
Popped and poured; consumed over three days. Best on Day 2. On the nose, blue berries, dark cherries, brambles, exotic spices…giving way to spiced lamb after a lot of air, roses, incense, and underbrush. On the palate, red fruit which transitions to more of a darker fruit profile after Day 2, with some mushrooms, deli meat and minerals. Really sound structure. Medium-plus acid, medium plus tannin. The finish is long and satisfying; tongue smacking. Even at $35, this is a killer deal. What a wine. — a month ago
What a beautiful, strange wine that has absolutely stood the test of time. Hyper-floral, herbaceous, slightly citrusy. Great apertif made from local dandelions. — 10 days ago
One of the best bargain wines in Australia. 9 years old and just plain yummy! — 22 days ago
In the same family as the 1858 Cabernet, this red blend is a true delight. Smooth almost as if you were drinking plain juice. For $20, it’s a steal. — a month ago
Yummy fizzy SL wines, not as plain/dry as some but would buy again. Mineral. — a month ago