Opened, poured into a decanter, and served with food (lamb chops with a fresh mint pesto). Then revisited later in the evening without food. Dark, black cherries on the nose and in the mouth. Hint of tobacco. Some dusty notes of oak. Still fairly tannic but round and soft.
Emilio Moro continues to amaze me in good, quality Tempranillo. Great balanced and lingering acidity and body with great stewed fruit. I can drink this wine every night for the rest if my life. In time, this can be a 98 pointer.
A brawny and delicious middleweight, somewhat lacking in nuance, made with a new world approach. Definitely taste the American oak. Mentholated and pungent dried berry sauce. Nice dirt. A few years should soften the fruit and bring forth some underlying structure. Good QPR.
Very pronounced oak flavor, almost like a vanilla/cherry coke. I loved the bouquet and the first few seconds on the tongue (great sweet cherries with some dark chocolate, expresso notes with a hint of mission figs) but then once the midpalate kicked in the experience just...stalled. Hopefully with some more cellar time the wine will develop some stronger secondary notes, but for now don't expect a deeply satisfying experience.
Opened, decanted and followed over two hours. Served with food (fettucine in a marinara sauce, and shrimp and mushrooms over toast). Dark color; nose of black cherries and some oak. Rich and full bodied, showing dried cherries, earth and a hint of vanilla. Shows depth of flavor with a fair base of acidity. Will likely improve with additional time in the cellar.
Beautiful and luxurious bouquet with dark forest fruits like blackberries, beautiful oak, cedar, sweet spices, chocolate, coffee, gunpowder/fireworks. Same on the palate with good fruits, toast. smoke, vanilla and sweet spices. Overall a rich wine with good dark fruits, creamy, soft and round tannin and chocolate in the finish. Modern, but I love the style. Gives you the impression you are really drinking something luxurious. 92 - 93 for tonight.
It was too early for this wine as I think it will improve with short cellaring.
Dark purple colour. The nose is open and slightly toasty with quite a lot of berries and a slight mintiness. Youthful. On the palate it's rich and lush but with enough acidity to save it from being flabby. Berries here as well. Longish aftertaste.
The nose showed rich dark berry, blueberry skins, brown sugar, vanilla and a whiff of gravel dust and hints of barnyard. On the palate, it was feminine and elegant with an unexpected weightless sensation complimented by focused ripe fruits and hints of holiday spice. Very young but impeccably balanced. It finished fresh but with berry extract saturating the senses.
Dark purple hue. The fruit was extracted and bit jammy / raisiny. Soft, smooth and easy drinking to me as there was surprisingly little tannic bite at the end for such a young wine. In the end its a bit lacking in complexity or charm.