…savior of the Greek wine industry. Thessaly, under Mt. Olympus, produces Merlot-, Cabernet- and Bordeaux-style wines made from the Moschato Amvourgou as well as a white Chardonnay made from the indigenous Batiki grape.
The Aegean Islands maintain wine traditions that some wine historians suspect go back to ancient Greece. Santorini manufactures a sweet Vinsanto that can only be described as raisin-like, and the Muscats of Samos are more classically balanced than many …
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14-16 months in 40% first fill barrels; 96% French / 4% American
lots of dark and red fruit, smoky, cocoa powder, nice lingering spice
delicious dark smoky finish (****+) Roodeberg 2011 Red ($12.95 - # 007187)
10% in barrel - the rest is done with oak staves
…along with some plum and other berries. It's not what I would call an "elegant" wine, but it's fun and tasty.
If you want to mix things up over the holidays, this would be a definite conversation starter. Cheers!
Wine: Frisk Prickly Rosso
Variety: 51% merlot, 49% dolcetto
Price: $ 10.00
Disclosure: This wine was received as a media sample.
"Rich, sumptuous, lots of sweet roasted fruit. Polished, yet serious"
(Wines of the Year - Decanter Award 5/5 Stars- Decanter Nov 08)
With 71% Cabernet Sauvignon and 29% Merlot Duhart-Milon-Rothschild is a bit firmer than the Carruades de Lafite, but is still very Pauillac indeed. An attractive blackcurrant nose is followed by a very ample concentrated palate that is incredibly fresh and very fine indeed. Despite its considerable structure this is a real charmer. Excellent.
Looking for a nifty red to go with burgers, steaks, hearty pizzas and pasta dishes? What Dr. FK orders is the deeply flavorful Poliziano Rosso di Montepulciano 2011, from Il Poliziano, an estate established in 1961 in the Montepulciano commune of southeast Tuscany. A blend of 80 precent sangiovese grapes and 20 percent merlot, the wine matures for eight months, about 20 to 40 percent (depending on the vintage) in two-year-old American 59-gallon barriques and the rest in large …
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Cabernet Franc - new to the LCBO
nose: earthy, grassy and raspberry
palate: raspberry, smoky and white pepper (*** 1/2) The Lunch (or part thereof) ...
…14% petit verdot, 10% cabernet franc, 9% merlot, 5% malbec. 198 cases. Dark ruby shading to a slightly lighter ruby/mulberry hue; layered bouquet of walnut shell, graphite, cedar, thyme and rosemary; spiced and macerated aromas and flavors of red and black currants and cherries, ripe and slightly stewed; dense, intense, concentrated; exquisitely balanced but with a powerful structure and dynamic acidity for length and vitality. Now through 2019 to '22. Excellent. About $ 40.
The first night it was very tight and unyielding. I got nothing out of it. Good thing I didn't review it then. But I put it under Vacu-Vin for two days and came back to on night 3. Much better.
Very dark, black ruby with violet highlights. On night 3 the nose showed very precise dark cherry fruit, framed nicely …
This meritage is made from 33% cabernet, 32% merlot, 27% , 7% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot. And although there's only 1% petit verdot I always say that petit verdot makes a red blend better.
The grapes for this wine come from the Central Coast region in and primarily ( 99%) from .
This wine starts off with dense plum, black cherry and blackberry scents on the nose, coupled with plenty of spicy aromatics like …
…of great intensity (possibly the most concentrated wine of the vintage), this 100% Merlot boasts a dark purple color as well as a sweet perfume of mocha, caramel, black cherries, black currants, earth and forest floor. Deep, unctuously textured, full-bodied and pure, it will benefit from 4-5 years of cellaring and should drink well for 25-30+ years.
( Robert Parker- Wine Advocate- May 2011)
The 2008 is destined to be one of the greatest Petrus's ever made, ranking alongside the …