Monthly Archives: January 2016

Coppola Claret (Black Label) 2013 review by (PB)

Hue -heavily pigmented opaque garnet Bouquet–Yeasty bread, confused berry fruit, touches of “green” with a hint of licorice Palate–Again–confused flavor for a Cabernet especially from Coppola who tends to make always “good” wine.  Chunky tannins, dark berry  and a fleeting finish. James Laube, in the current issue of Wine Spectator picks this Cab as one…

Bodegas Castano “Hecula” Monastrell 2011 review by (PB)

garnet hue Bouquet–profound black pepper nose, with red berry tinged menthol underneath the pepper. with some air the pepper dissipates leaving dried pie berries. Palate–chewy tannins, vibrant savory spices, with nice berry presence.  Finishes pretty quickly but there is a subtle lingering of fruit. I bought this specifically to compare to another Monstrell I just…

Evolucio Furmint 2013 review by (PB)

Light golden hue Bouquet–Powdery vanilla, citrus, lime, with an oily sweetness Palate–Razor like acidity, with mouth watering structure (which I always love) strong lemon-lime notes, and a finish that lingers a tad. This reminds me of a cross between Gruner Veltliner and Riesling.  Tokaj has been a little known region except to the wine officionados…