Monthly Archives: January 2018

Chateau de la Ragotiere Cuvee Amelie 2015 review by (PB)

Straw hue with aromas of sweet oily powder and gentle lemony hard candies with pineapple nuances. Rich creamy melon and apple touches. Palate–Bone dry, flint, lemony front with tropical fruit compote and a wet stone, finish that hangs on. A very nice Muscadet in the sharply acidic, flinty style.  Very nicely balanced with lovely bouquet…

Tapiz (Alta Collection) Malbec 2012 review by (PB)

Rigorously pigmented black cherry hue with aromas of sweet blueberry hints, yeasty bread, above the rim. In the glass  Sweet mint with cigar ash, and a dense, stuffy blackberry foundation. Palate–Dense consolidated flavors that are a bit angular with immature tannins that need a few more years on the shelf. Chunky structure that should mellow…

El Miracle “Old Vine Garnacha” 2014 review by (PB)

Nicely pigmented with a cranberry jelly hue and aromas of Sweet, dried cranberry, cigar ash, and more Palate–Juicy core of dried, crushed red berries with a beam of black cracked pepper, and a suggestion of dried red cherries.  It finishes it quickly. I may have thought this was a Malbec had I tasted it blind…

Rock Gully Dry Riesling 2014 review by (PB)

Straw hue with aromas of classic Riesling “oily’ foundation with lemon, and ripe pineapple. Palate–Nice structure supports a beautiful acidic line that almost makes the mouth feel sparkling.  It is bone dry with a fruity beam, wet stone and a bit of the oil on the finish. This Aussie Riesling from Franklin River, Western Australia…