Is dried apricots honey nuts spices and vanilla — 5 days ago
Light almond colored wine with amaretto, raisin and hazelnut on the nose. Licorice almond, chestnut with a light body and a sweet finish. — 24 days ago
Simply one of the greatest wines I’ve ever tried to date, the 1961 Real Vinicola is my first venture into mature Port and a complete eye-opener to this style of wine.
A veritable miracle on opening, the wine has a clear brick-red colour and a hauntingly beautiful nose. There are exotic aromas of toasted nuts, dried cherry, fig, raisin, lavender and clove; it’s a wine you don’t need to taste for a long time, such is the intrigue up front. The palate, then, is explosive for a wine of this age, almost full bodied with great complexity and acidity that belies its six decades of life.
The finish is staggeringly long, with a lasting impression on the palate. A new and totally enthralling experience for me in the world of wine. — 12 hours ago
Mid Ruby with a tawny rim. A little closed 15 minutes after decanting. Still contained and a little latent at 12 years of age. With air red berry fruits and florals and a touch of pepper. Wonderful palate intensity showing the quality of the fruit - raspberry notes coming through. One of Australia’s best Pinots although I have had better Block 5’s. — a day ago
Initially a funky malo nose, but decanter has been a great partner, in 2H mostly dissipated.
Nose has green pear peel, salted honey and new oak firewood. Palate has cooked lemon with rind, mineral-ly pear flesh, warmed green apple with a mild, tannic finish. Recheck this bottle 2025+ — 2 days ago
Phenomenal and hard to top — a month ago
Almost brown with a little red colour in the center, typical tawny nose with alcohol, nuts and earth. On the palate first red fruits followed by strong walnut taste. Extremely long finish , at least 30 sec , brilliant — 22 days ago
Wine Shoe December 2021 — 19 days ago