Great fruity ganache that goes well with food or on its own. Little bit of precipitant in it. — 21 days ago
Xavier Vignon thru his relationships in the region found this parcel of wine from a single domaine cellared in a concrete tank for almost 50 years.....impressed with the quality he recently bottled it.
1/2 hour decant. A breathtaking medium tawny red color. On the nose: pure and graceful notes of dried cherry, pine, cinnamon, a dusty old furniture store, floral, and raisins. Taste: A fresh, creamy, medium body wine with dried raspberry (yes there is still some fruit), orange peel, leather, herbs, green olives, crushed gravel, smoked meat, and a dried strawberry cedar medium plus finish. Most amazing we have had this year!! — 24 days ago
Granite and lemon peel — 2 months ago
Loved it. — 9 hours ago
The plush and delicious Secret Clone. Aging beautifully. No loss anywhere. Deep red/black fruit. Oak showing through right now. Much more left in the tank. A truly fine Napa wine. — a day ago
Tinto is made from old-vine Lístan Negro with a small amount of co-planted Lístan Blanco, grown in hoyos in a vineyard named “Chibusque” located in central Lanzarote. The grapes were hand-harvested in mid-August, destemmed and skin macerated for 3 days before pressing into steel tank for native yeast fermentation and aged on fine lees for 11 months. The finished wine was bottled without fining or filtration the following July.
Incredibly floral, herbal, and piquant, leaping out of the glass and complimenting its bitter initial attack with plenty of grapey fruitiness and a rooty, roasted carrot umami note. — 24 days ago
Nose has juiced red cherries in stainless steel tank, dried grape vine, ripe black cherry, ripe blackberry, dry potting soil with trailing alcohol (13% ABV, seems more to us).
Palate has tannic cherry, ripe black currant, dried blackberry and steely notes. Still showing somewhat aggressive tannins, likely looking for another 10+Y in bottle or more extensive decanting time. We have noticed some mellowing of the more outlier traits in the past hour.
Decanted 4H. — 2 months ago
Bold and smooth. Just how I like em. — 2 months ago