Wow, after being disappointed by a poor showing from the 2009 bottle earlier this year, this 2011 is a stunner - immediate floral notes with earthy undertones on the nose give way to a dark cherry and subtle leather palette with a great integration between acid and some lingering tannins. What a deal for about 1/3 the price of the Palari Faro - which I️ cannot wait to try for this vintage. #QPR #Palari — a year ago
Wow. Lived up to the hype. Promoted by no less authorities than @Carl Fischer and @Isaac Pirolo. The hype is real.
Many have suggested that this is Napa meets Spain. For me it's Mollydooker takes a Spanish vacation.
Bold and unctuous. Full tilt. Very high #QPR — a year ago
Dark crimson in colour. Some meaty charcuterie aromas. Medium weight and spicy with savoury berry fruit. Love this style. No expected black pepper - probably because of the riper fruit and warmer year. No overt oak influence because of the use of large format oak casks. Most enjoyable. — 3 months ago
Really surprised how much I like this. Starts with a bright nose. It has acid similar to a Chablis and the unripe apple, lemon, and complexity of a Beaune. Great value Chardonnay that eschews the flabbiness and oak of others in the price range. #qpr — a year ago