Opened for a friend that is a port fan, which I am not anymore. Smooth and silky, still a lot of fruit, tannins are easy on the palate, not too warm, surprisingly fresh, you don’t sense the 20% alcohol in there, was quite enjoyable with still some gas in the tank for a 23 yo wine.
Ouvert pour un ami qui est amateur de porto, ce que je ne suis plus. Ouvert, texture veloutée et agréable, c’est fin avec une certaine fraîcheur surprenante, on ne sent pas le 20% d’alcool du tout. Bien aimé et un vin pas encore sur le déclin. — 3 days ago
For 1/3 price at $12.00 it’s perfect for pizza or tiny tacos from jack in the box. Btw I didn’t have pizza, that’s all I have to say.
Berries were 100% destemmed to tank and fermented over the course of 19 days. Upon pressing, the wine was racked to French oak barrels, of which 25% were new, where it rested for 26 months prior to bottling.
90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 140 cases produced — 21 days ago
Garage Bar. 15,00.
27.06.20 — 24 days ago
Interesting wine that I obviously opened too soon
Derek Mossman began Garage Wine Company at a time when there were relatively few smaller, family owned wineries in Chile. He not only started his venture to produce hand made wines on a human scale, but also to buy fruit from and support farmers with great quality fruit throughout the country. Along the way, he also banded together a group of like minded wineries to create MOVI, a platform to promote smaller production wineries in Chile.
2016 The Ploughmen Carignan Field Blend of Carignan, Garnacha and Mataró (Monastrell, they seem to use French, Spanish or American grape names interchangeably!) bottled exclusively for UK importers Bibendum. — a month ago
vivid ruby; muted aromatics, red berries, cherries, potpourri, dusty earth, pine needles; very tart red fruits, prominent minerality on the finish; medium body, high acidity, prominent fine grained, 13% ABV; first vintage sourced from their estate vineyard, 25% whole cluster inclusion, aged in 25% new French oak for 12 months and then 4 months in tank; still a bit tight at this point but suspect it will reward long term cellaring; $50 — 15 days ago
Still has a lot left in the tank. After an hour it’s still opening up. Plum, blackberry, blueberry, black licorice, bittersweet cocoa powder, candied almond, kirsch. Silk jacket, refined tannins, an aorta of acidity giving life to the rest of the wine. Delicious burger wine, maybe the peak of the category. Wish I kept it til 2027. — 3 hours ago
Light drinkable red — 2 months ago