Say hello to my first Armenian wine!
Very light golden in color.
Nice nose of citrus, earth, bread, spices, light vegetables, herbs and white pepper.
Full bodied with medium plus acidity and medium sized bubbles.
Dry on the palate with citrus, lemons, green apples, herbs, yeast, light spices, river rocks, earth and white pepper.
Nice length on the finish with tangy limes.
This is a delicious sparkling wine from Armenia. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel.
Needs 20 minutes of airtime to open and show the complexity. As it opens up, more yeast notes show up.
Good by itself or with food. Neither bitter nor tart. Really nice. A good quality wine. Feels like a French Crémant.
Paired very nicely with a French Petit Brie cheese.
A blend of 60% Voskehat and 40% Khatouni. Made in the traditional method. Aged for 22 months on its lees.
12% alcohol by volume.
$26. — 4 days ago
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Nose is very skeletal, dry and mineral, some lemon rind, lemon cake, lemon pith. Round nose for a Brut Nature. Really nice. Palate is bone dry but super juicy and wow is this mineral. I love this. Such a geeky zero dose bubbly. Man is this mineral like a Mosel. But it’s still got fruit and juiciness. Delish! Nice concentration and terrific lime zest flavors and finished chalky, slatey and fiercely mineral. Wow. Really delineated and linear. And a steal!
Now with air this is killer. More expansive and airy. Palate is sharp and has killer acids and freshness. Bracing! — 6 days ago
This yellow-gold wine has a complex nose which starts with a floral note and continues with lemon, apricot and a touch of lanolin. On the palate, salinity is the calling card and Meyer lemon joins in with an almond aspect. The mouthfeel is quite creamy and acidity is somewhat reserved. This will pair nicely with any sort of salad or white meat, including fish. — 2 days ago
I wasn’t expecting to like this as much as I do, for some reason. Anyway, this is excellent. Very fragrant (with air), showing intense sweet hay, meadow flowers, ginger ale notes, crisp pear, and crushed stone. Intense in the mouth too, but with a weightlessness that is very appealing. Long, minerally, bone dry finish with an almost Muscadet-like quinine thing at the end. — 13 days ago
Great nose. Super earth and berry like. Red berries, light blueberries, superb minerality and wonderful airy expansiveness. Good depth and very precise. Citrus peel. Palate is awesome. Dry and super racy with insane precision and razor like acidity. Really dense but oh so light. The citrus is really coming on strong on the nose. Some hints of toastiness. Really nice. Super complex nose developing. Sappy citrus on the palate and a perfect example of a skeletal Champagne. Very pure. Really clean but also seems closed and wants to give more. Finish is very long. Very complex. Coiled but so much potential. I’ll be back. — 5 days ago
Sick nose here. Super expansive and elegant. Lemon pith, lemon jelly, lemon custard, really layered and just stunning. I mean really stunning. Mint, some spice. Just so unique and inviting. Palate is super elegant and pure. So clean and lithe. Delicious lemony fruit and lovely purity. I can tell this needs air and will get it. Lovely sap and mineral force on the finish. So well made and elegant. Lovey sap extends the finish but remains very elegant. Super long and sneaky.
With air the nose is more fruity. Some peach and citrus. Palate is concentrated and hugely linear with so many angles. Very pure, sappy and juicy. — 6 days ago