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With a nose of dried black currants,
this SA Cab has layers of pomegranate, fig, black olive, tobacco, cacao. The heavy body of this wine is awakened and lifter by the orange zest acidity.
The lingering tannins structure is firm and gripping. Ripe and ready to drink. — 2 days ago
Fragrant mountain fruit
A few hours of airtime, as per my usual.
Some tropical notes at first sip - Shea, coconut, this opens the floor up for debate on what comes next, is it the dark chocolate cherry, or cacao nibs with red stone fruits? Hard to say, except the finish is even, tannin acid balance is quite nice.
Overall this is an amazing Cab Franc. — 15 days ago
Grenache - Mourvèdre - Carignan
Lightly fragrant of wild mountain flowers and decomposition.
Moss, stone, raspberry, some licorice, menthol, and a touch of a clove cigarette.
Good weight, a very filling mouthfeel.
My heart, tonight, lies within the Rhone.
🍷 — 18 days ago
Smells of a chocolate coffee cake -
Cacao, dark cherry, smidgeon of menthol, cedar wrapped red fruit leather,
The wine is heavy handed and starts off with high alcohol, it needs time to blow off in order to get a good nose.
Love me some C to the D to the P.
— 11 days ago
As other writers have commented, this takes a long time to open up! Give it 5 or 6 hours..
Interesting nose, and could easily mistake it for a Sangiovese. Hazelnuts, almond.
Medium bodied with pomegranate, dried cherry, a touch of quince, the tannins from the fruit is still so much larger than that of the barrel it is aged in, giving that true connection to old world wine.
A touch of acid and lip smacking tannin.
The label has the lot and date stamped on it. — 17 days ago
A nose of alpine berries
Decanted for 4 hours, as it’s such a young wine for this region, medium to heavier bodied with a rounded mouthfeel. Austere in its own right, this has flavors akin to raspberry, blueberry, white stone, anise acidity and firm, yet forgiving tannins.
French Merlot for the win.
— 6 days ago
Tight - needs some time to open.
Smells of caramelized fig -
Heavy in body, a touch of barnyard at the start, to evolve into a tart trail mix, low powdery tannins, medium acidity, a fine wine for the eve.
Update - this particular batch was Brett heavy, and never opened up to reveal any fruits.
— 16 days ago