A pandemic delight. Notes of many fruits, dry finish and a hint of pink unicorn sparkle 🦄 — a month ago
Ultimate Unicorn. So sad that when it was finished — a day ago
I’m not normally into “unicorn” wines but an opportunity to get this wine popped up so I took it. Does it live up the hype? To me, yes. Very concentrated floral notes. Rose petals and perfume, sea breeze, orange pith, marzipan, clove, cherry. Gastronomic. Worth trying if you can! — a month ago
Well well well, isn’t that something! Envinate Lousas Vinos de Aldea. Give it some time in the glass to unwind and expose its inner complexity, a vibrant red fruit profile, lavender and capsicum is accompanied by a pronounced savoriness with crushed rocks, soil and white pepper. A fresh spine runs through the palate with solid but fine grained grip from the tannins. Ribeira Sacra. Mostly Mencia with some other stuff thrown in (field blend), whole cluster ferment in cement tank followed by elevage in neutral barrel. A privilege to have these unicorn wines available! — 3 months ago
Non vintage, but bottled on 2/26/20. Typical KBS on the pour and in the glass. Dark black and viscous. Dark chocolate, bourbon and roasted malt on the nose. Rich and flavorful in the mouth. Great texture. Dark chocolate leads, bourbon in the middle and a slightly bitter finish. 12% ABV is well hidden. KBS was once a unicorn beer (I still have several bottles of every vintage going back to 2013), but this is not that. While still a great beer, the mass production the last few years is starting to take a toll. Maybe a year in the cellar with it's older brothers will give it some balance. — 6 days ago
Quite chunky and needs time. Purple fruit and garrigue, tons of minerality, almost overwhelmingly so. This needs a few years to rein itself in. Certainly a special wine in the making. Value-wise, it's probably commensurate with the price point, but there's a unique-ness to this that makes the cost somewhat moot - a unicorn wine. — 2 months ago
A unicorn wine presents a unicorn experience. First, all hail the Ramisco varietal, explained to me as singular to this area of Portugal and soon to be extinct given the level of building development there. From the label: “the Colares wine región was defined in 1908. The vineyards are planted in the dunes between the hills of sintra and the Atlantic Ocean “. The nose alone is worth the price of admission: vibrates with intensity, red fruits, cut flowers. And this was after drinking an intensely vibrant Syrah by Herve Souhaut!
Taste is somewhere between a medium bodied Rioja and a deep Mercia from Ribera Sacra, minus any traces of barrel aging. Utterly seductive mouthfeel, not unctuous or cloying, almost chewy. An intense pitch of acidity higher up on the register ( hence the Ribera analogy). 38$ for a 500ml bottle. A reminder why sharing wines like these with your homeboys is the only way to live. — 5 months ago