Yummy! Like described (except I never get that "rose" thing). Slightly astringent with raspberry, nectarine, salt and other stony minerals. Hyperdecanted, and finish was still quite firm.
Rich and fatty, with black plum and berry, charcoal roasted meat and black olive. Black pepper, minerals and spice cutting through. Very nice full-bodied wine!
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3.5. A light-bodied wine that matches description. This second bottle, tasted APR2013, has less off-putting herbiness and is quite nice, like the campo viejo at its best.
Quite tasty. Light, with tropical fruit in the fore, minerals, citrus and leafiness, though less than than the Nobilos.
As described, rich semi-dry w/ honeysuckle, damp straw and mineral aroma, glazed pear, ginger, minerals and nectar on the mouth, finishing long. Very Good.
Touch of pear to start, then salty pineapple and citrus. Salt & citrus carry through on long finish with chalky spice.
Similar to review, there's mineral, tar, smoke, black fruits, and violets. Nice and easy to drink.
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Nice easygoing wine. Notes good, minus roasted meat comment, plus the palate starts w/ a bit of pepper. The ST review good too. Was going bad by Sep 2013 though.
Yummy! 2010 description and review pretty close to how I would describe this vintage. For all this flavor, not too heavy. The sweetness of the fruit can lead to a saccharine inky impression if not properly chilled, but when drunk right, is a great counterpoint to all the other flavor.
Fairly lightweight, as expected for a Beaujolais. But some sense of savory pan juices. Some sour red cherry, not enough to be bitter, but interesting variation on my usual interests. That tartness/meatiness also carries into some aftertaste of earthiness (along with some nice spiciness)that I really like.
Fairly light. Lots of nice leafiness, some minerals, tropical fruit and citrus.
Quite good. Very light, yet smooth. Floral not overwhelming at all, nor the citrus too bitter. Salty minerality as mentioned, is very nice.
Good amount of sweetness, but balanced by crisp acidity. Orchard fruit and minerals.
2011/2012. Lighter, crisper version of the Marlborough Sauv Blanc, with less tropical fruit and leafiness, and a bit more citrus/green apple.
Creamy Marlborough Sauv Blanc, with plenty of tomato tang mixed with tropical fruit, along with excellent cut tomato plant leafy notes. Rich finish.
Nice smoooth shiraz. NICE earthiness. Serve just slightly chilled. Hard to remember now, but I think this is as good a Shiraz as I have tried. Second bottle quite bold, with notable oak. Ok.
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Review pretty good. I'd like to emphasize Nice fatty black olive aroma which segues into a glycerol/ slight tarry flavor. This in addition to a nice modern style shiraz with sweet fruit, candied violet and asian spice.
Like the RP review says, smells of strawberry and cherry preserves with hints of raw beef. Infectiously juicy and bright, it finishes invigoratingly and saliva-inducing with tart berry skin and salt. You can also see how these flavors are due to the tannic structure and minerals noted by WE. Pretty tasty! 3.5.
Creamy green apple, and a bit of grapefruit. Very good, but a bit more one-dimensional than the Marlboroughs.
Nice! Reviews pretty good. Sweet red and black berries with a touch of spicy earth on nose and palate, silky smooth, lively acidity throughout, nice cut to soft, slightly smoky spice, finish faintly rose/violet floral. Just a super easy to drink wine.
Juicy and fairly light-bodied. Berries, spice and smoke. Notes pretty accurate. Acidity leans toward a tiny touch of bitterness, that blended with the other flavors is actually nice.
Jammy berries, baking spice - cinammon especially, and plenty of oak. Rich.
Light and fresh, with ripe red fruit, faint touch of astringency and minerals.
Notes and reviews dead-on. Can stand to open for awhile, even after pouring through aerator. For me cedar/tobacco is prominant, but calms down after overnight refrigeration. Then more nice acidity is evident.
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Winemaker notes very good. The bitterness is rather mild. LOTs of minerals. Truly fantastic with Thai curries.
Pretty tasty. The most complex wine I've liked. Tight, leathery, a touch of mint and cranberry tang, along with the dark berries and oak. Once open, review is dead on. Great with steak and potatoes!
Basic very yummy, fruity, oaky spice with some chocolate/coffee depth.
4.5. VERY nice - a merlot full fruity spice mixed with an earthiness that is just barely reminiscent of the South Australia tar/gravel. 2nd bottle 20apr13 slight touch of sweet tobacco, which I don't like. 3.0.
Nice - Ripe dark fruit and blueberry with plenty of black pepper and mesquite smoke.
Juicy dark fruit and firm fine tannins lending a touch of tobacco and spice. Not too much oakiness.
Loved the tar - looks like the style may have changed after this vintage.
Soft, perfumed and fresh. Very tasty & easy-going wine. Did have a number of bad bottles of this vintage, though.
Soft, perfumed and fresh. Very tasty & easy-going wine.
As described, especially by winemaker. Intensely rich and luscious. DELICIOUS!!!
It IS rich and creamy with a honey finish. Not really comparable to the Guy Saget, but pretty tasty in its own right for a change.
As described. Intense flavors. Very good. Still preferred the fatty meatiness of the 2011, but quite nice.