Good cabernet dominated Pauillac! Classic Bordeaux vibes. In vino veritas. — a month ago
This was suprisingly rich and powerful BdB with loads of fruit, brioche/bread notes and a almost too intense nose (Riedel Veritas Champagne). This is 2017 base with 30% reserve and discorged january 2020 with 5g/l dosage. I think it could have done just fine with bit less than that. There is not much in terms of weightlessness or extreme elegance, but boy is this delicious — 5 months ago
Drank 10\25\20. Excellent with Rigatoni Bolognese.
Reidel vs Zalto tasting, round 2
Riedel Veritas Old World Syrah glass ($30\stem)
Red cherry, earth, tar scents abound. Red and black cherry accompany leather and earth on the medium palate. Finishes with black cherry, earth, and a bit of tar. A bit bigger than in the Zalto glass.
3\21\8\4\4 +50 =90 pts
Zalto Bordeaux glass ($60\stem)
Red cherry, and more pronounced earthy scents, with a touch of tar. A bit sweeter, and lighter on the palate with more red cherry, and a bit of earth. Sweeter on the finish. Strangely the finish, which is dominated by red cherry, is lighter and seems to end a bit more quickly.
3\22\8\4\3 +50=90 pts.
Again, a similar score, but my preference is for the Reidel stem this time, which is a bit unfair, as the varietal specific glass is the correct shape for the wine. Of note, my wife did prefer the zalto, but she generally prefers a lighter wine. — 8 months ago
More than a dozen years from harvest the Veritas Petit Manseng is a truly lush and openly seductive example of the varietal.
The nose evolves from sweet peaches to a more open and opulent honey-dew as it grows on the nose.
The approach of the mouthfeel is velvety smooth but also well-balanced and palate-coating. The finish is delightfully long but in no way at all ‘cloying’, and in fact so balanced it simply brings you right back to the nose.
While it may be tempting to jump into the parade that is the discovery of Virginian Petit Manseng~ the 2008 Veritas example of it is proof that patience has its reward.
We’re entering new territory here, and I’m smitten with it. — 2 months ago
Veritas outside — 9 months ago
White that has some red characteristics. Very good. — 2 months ago
成城石井で購入、コスパ良し、辛口 — 3 months ago
Nice example of a Michigan red blend in the style of Bordeaux. Starts full fruit and finishes drier with some mild tannin. Worked well with venison enchiladas. — 8 months ago
Everything a Barossa Shiraz should be. Smooth, jammy berries. Slightly tart finish. — 9 months ago