Monthly Archives: November 2008

Neu Direction Malbec 2005 wine review by (PB)

The Wine Cask was sent this wine for review by the good folks at Sam’s Club. It represents an embarkation to “Fair trade” products which purchases products from people who are committed to paying their workers a “fair wage.”This Malbec is from the Mendoza area of Argentina which is truly coming of age with respect…

Masi Campofiorin (Ripasso) 2005 wine review by (PB)

Medium ruby hue with nice tart pie cherry bouquet, earthy, pipe tobacco and some structure.Palate–sour cherry with steely mid palate, black pepper and light sour cherry flavors–needs to breathe!With 45 minutes of air, cocoa predominates over the sour cherry. It is still a bit out of balance with respect to its tartness but steely light…

Chateau Leoville Barton 1995 wine review by (PB)

A weekend blow through to (NW’s) place had us drinking through a few bottles from his “informed” cellar. (NW) of this blog, picked this up several years ago and laid it down. It comes from the St. Julien section of Bordeaux and is noted as a premier great growth year after year.Even before raising the…