We are at the start of yet another weekend and I welcome it with open arms. I have opened the 2015 Château Malescot St. Exupéry Margaux. This wine is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot.
The nose is very expressive with full dark fruit, black cherry, black plum, blackberry, black currant, violet, menthol, mocha, roasted herbs and a rich earthiness.
The palate gives up the same beautiful dark fruit, black cherry, blackberry, black currant, menthol, licorice, herbs, asparagus, graphite and rich earth.
This is a wonderfully balanced full bodied supple mouth feel with medium + acidity and medium + smooth mouth coating tannins that leads to a long dark fruit filled finish. Enjoy your weekend, be safe and please be kind to one another. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 9 months ago
One I the nose, soft, ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, plum, mulberries, black raspberries, blueberries & poached strawberries. Liqueur notes, dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla, light cinnamon & clove, dry crushed limestone minerals, suede leather and red flowers, lavender and violets.
The body is full. The tannins much softer & rounder than when I had it a year ago. More harmony in the structure, tension, length and balance but still a long ways from opening a bottle. Ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, plum, mulberries, black raspberries, blueberries, poached strawberries, dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla, light cinnamon & clove, soft dark spice, dark moist turned soil, dry stems, dry crushed limestone minerals, dry stones, dry herbs, suede leather and red flowers, lavender and violets. The acidity lively and like a waterfall. The ripe finish is well structured/balanced, elegant and lasts two minutes.
Photos of; their Estate vines, guests enjoying the party & property and an arial architectural drawing of the Winery they are planning to build. — 9 months ago
Always a treat to drink legendary wines like this one. Served blind in the garden at my parents house, the settlements weren’t perfect, but still the true quality shone though. Developed dark berries, partially dried and framed by bitter chocolate notes and pronounced minerality. Great finish, broad and self confident. In a perfect spot already. — 9 months ago
Dear friends of ours, a couple so delightful in spirit that they adopt aged, abandoned dogs, clean them up and make sure they have the most sublime last few years of their lives, invited us over to visit their latest pooch. Their newly rescued fourteen year old terrier, Audrey, was looking vibrant with glossy coat and waggy tail. A far cry from the dusty critter from the shelter's photograph.
Audrey wasn't the only aging beauty that our friends shared with us that evening. They very kindly opened this 1986 Robert Mondavi. Despite its age, at thirty two the wine retained a good deal of freshness with focused aromatics. High toned fruit, dried leaves and subtle leather combine on the palate and evolve through the long finish. Like Audrey, my tail was wagging. — 10 months ago
Pale pink in color. The nose is laced with strawberries and cream, acacia flowers and peaches. The palate leads of with a tangy acidity followed by red currant, blood orange and guava. The finish brings a plethora of minerals. Nice summer sipper! — 10 months ago
Nose is heaven. Tar roses earth. Some anise. Palate is medium density cherries with great acidity. Finish is so long and juicy. Licorice just coats the palate and lips. Really lingers. Wow. Bought from Fass Selections. ... great texture. Amazing internal aromatics. Black cherry liquor and licorice and chicory and spice. Amazing. Sweet licorice finish. Love this. — 9 months ago
A treat. Dark in color, slightly cloudy. A powerful nose with dark, very mouton fruit. Incredibly aromatic, blackcurrant, mint,graphite, dried herbs, eucalyptus. The palate is extraordinary. So dense and powerful for a wine of almost 70 years. Dark fruit with a savory undertow- leather, thyme, sour cherry, dark chocolate. Really precise flavors and long. After an hour or two in glass there’s notes of coconut and soft wood. Extraordinary. Clearly there’s a lot of age on this but the sheer quality makes for a really dynamic wine. An exceptional bottle, and a teal treat. — 9 months ago
What in the world did I just drink... all that was going through my mind was “Welcome to the Pleasuredome” by Frankie Goes To Hollywood. One of the most well balanced wines I have ever had. Extremely fragrant nose of fresh cut cedar, dark fruit, a little bit of oak. On the palate it is intense notes of blueberry cobbler, blackberries, fresh vanilla bean. Velvety tannins and such a luscious and complex finish that lasts for days. Cannot find much of anything online about this wine if anyone knows more about it I would love to know. — 9 months ago
Mathilde Chapoutier 2017 Grand Ferrage Rosé de Côtes de Provence AOC
Sometimes I get sent wine samples that are really not good. Like, surprisingly bad. This one was the opposite—delicious and enjoyable and I’d recommend it all day long. It’s not a rosé that has jumped on the “Hey, rosé is a huge moneymaker, so let’s start making pink wine!” bandwagon. This wine is sincere.
Grapes: Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, and Rolle.
Color: pale salmon. Stereotypically Provençal. Fair amount of residual CO2 that settled down after a few minutes.
Nice nose of strawberries, peaches, orange blossoms, and plumcots; wet stone, mineral.
Palate: Nice roundness and weight with a dry, crisp finish. Same flavors as aromas on nose. Very well made and balanced rosé. Lovely on its own or with food.
#mathilde_chapoutier #terlatowines — 9 months ago