Nose - soil, grape skin, pekmez, slightly syrupy sweet Mouth - raisin, dried fruits, surripe sugars here. Less than impressed. Would not be bad at £20 a bottle, but I'm expecting a lit more from thus producer and vineyard. I think they'd do better to sell this under a different label.
Pnp, probably, you really can not ask too much from 2011 Napa wines. Supple but lean is the common feature of 2011. Structure and flesh are missing in most of the wines. In this Merlot based Estate cuvée, the nose is almost masked by creamy and cedary aroma with a bit smoke. This is not too surprising for me after tasting lots of 2011 Napa wines. Most of the wineries have this dominant cask flavor but not the power of their grapes. On the palate, I am really surprised the body fading away so fast! I found the wine reach the peak in glass so fast around 30 mins but fading away around 1 hour. This is hard for me to give points. It can hit 92 at peak. On the other hand, it is only 88 at low part. To sum up, I give it 90 as average. In this struggle year, I won't blame them too much, because they did a pretty great job (I am sorry that I am too harsh on 2011 Blamkiet prince of hear, but they deserve it.) At this price range, there are more great 2012 or 2013 Napa wines out there. Nevertheless, if I have the other chance to find the deal, I will try better vintages from the vineyard. Based on my memory of the trip in Napa, they really have prestige vineyard and great grape vines, which impressed me so much. Having this kind of property definitely will give you top 10% wines in the world. I am looking forward to taste their epic vintages.
The wine is still very young and has a candy like flavor to it. It does have a very silky mouthfeel and the finish is strong. We popped and poured (brought to a restaurant for dinner) and we all agreed it needed at least 2 hours in the decanter. We will try it at home when we have more time...
Kapcsandy Tasting Dinner (Grailey's): Just didn't really do it for me. Look, this is nice wine and I'm sure if I had it in isolation I would have enjoyed it. But the 2010 Endre was better and is noticeably less expensive. This has some wet oak on the nose and palate that was not present in the other Kapcsandy wines - even the 2011 Grand Vin, which is generally similar juice. Finish was very muted. My least favorite of the lineup.
Opened this on a lark -- hey, it's a 2011, so why not. But this is a beautiful wine. When I poured her a glass, my wife said, "What IS this?" I'm not sure it is destined for aging, but I will make sure to savor those I have left in the short term.
Deep ruby color leads to a nose of violet, cherry and a hint of menthol. The medium body has beautiful purity of fruit. The finish is the best part of this wine - seamlessly lasting 50 seconds. While a lovely wine, this is not in same league of the 2010 version. This appears to be a very good wine to drink in its youth.
A good wine: Dark in color, fragrant nose showing griotte cherry fruit, potpourri, and a malty brioche tone. Richly flavored. But I find it a bit unintegrated and for me the nose is a bit too far into the malty end of the spectrum. If you own this my advice would be to hold it longer; I think it will be quite a bit more appealing at age 8 or 9.
Dark toned berry fruits on the nose. Ripe red and black currants on the palate followed by cedar, spice, licorice and considerable eucalyptus notes. Quite savory on the mid-palate. Good density and weight on the palate with a very structured frame. Still a bit wound up and young, but approachable now.