Tasting Notes for Gobi

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Red
6/7/2015 - Gobi wrote:
92 points
Secondary aromas dominate the nose with earthiness, old wood varnish, underbrush, dust, iron wrapped around dark cherries, raspberries, old leather, licorice, smoked bacon, herbs, and exotic spices. A light bodied wine packed with flavor showing sour cherries, raspberries on entry, the midpalate reveals dark chocolate, licorice, and mouth searing acidity. The finish is of moderate length with woody flavors, herbs, black pepper, and chewy tannins. This wine is at its peak, the fruit is starting to fade, drink up soon!
Red
4/26/2015 - Gobi wrote:
93 points
Musty feral aromas at first that dissipate quickly revealing blackberries, kirsch, garrigue, lavender, licorice, black olives, roasted coffee, and black pepper. Delicious on the palate with sweet dark fruit flavors on entry, a reserved midpalate which reveals dark cherries, dark chocolate, licorice, and roasted coffee. The flavors remain seamlessly on the palate to the end where notes of roasted meats, black pepper, coarse rustic tannin's emerge. Very old world in style, quite earthy and slight brett, but still filled with delicious fruit.
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White
3/16/2014 - Gobi wrote:
88 points
A crystalline clear wine with slight green tones on the rim, delicate floral aromas on the nose along with apricot, lime, and crushed stones. On the palate the wine enters showing green apples and apricots, the midpalate reveals citric notes with delineated acidity that continues on to the moderate length spicy finish. A light bodied wine that is dry and crisp, this shows energy as if it were constructed around the refreshing acidity and focused yet restrained fruit.
White
2/23/2014 - Gobi wrote:
92 points
A pale yellow color with a slight green tint, very aromatic on the nose revealing citrus, butter, nuttiness, acacia flowers, vanilla, with hints of gunflint, and white pepper. Very sweet flavors on entry with pear, green apples that lead to a broad creamy midpalate dominated by citric acidity. The finish is long on this mid bodied Meursault, it reveals mouth tingling saline minerality as well as spiciness. Very lively bursting with energy, but still very young.
White
2/18/2014 - Gobi wrote:
93 points
A clear colored wine with a slight green hue filled with delicate yet complex aromas of green apples, orange rind, honey, basil, dried rose petals, white pepper, and a slight smokey note. Very clean and precise flavors of sweet pears, apricots, apples, with a slight dollop of rose water followed by a mid palate filled with refreshing yet discreet acidity as well as citric flavors. The finish is long lasting revealing honey, white pepper, and saline minerality. A mid bodied wine with a smooth oily texture, very focused, and delicious.
Red
2/15/2014 - Gobi wrote:
93 points
An opaque wine with bright crimson hue on the edge, very aromatic with violets, dark fruits, roasted meats, and black pepper. A full bodied silky textured wine that displays sweet dark cherries, blackberries, ripe plum flavors on entry, the midpalate has refreshing acidity that continue on to the long lasting spicy finish. The finish has pronounced tannin, crushed black pepper, a slight green herbal note, with hints of sweet vanilla, and racy minerality. This is delicious right now especially with some grilled beef, but this still needs time to open up.
Red
2/9/2014 - Gobi wrote:
91 points
An opaque dark wine with a bright crimson hue on the edge, a hint of brett on the nose with dark cherries, blackberries, licorice, charcoal, underbrush, and vanilla. On the palate the wine exhibits tart berries on entry, with an acidic yet refreshing midpalate dominated by balsamic notes. A long finish on this mid bodied wine filled with spices, vanilla,crushed stones, and a touch of stemmy greeness. Classic Ribera that is still quite young, but has great potential hidden beneath, much more open the day after.
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Red
12/28/2013 - Gobi wrote:
91 points
This semi translucent wine shows a dark core with youthful violet hues on the edge. On the nose the aromas come through with clack cherries, blackberries, blueberries, dark earth, with a slight streak of crushed stones. Very juicy fruit flavors on the attack showing black cherries, blackberries, raspberries that continue on to the midpalate where it mingles with balsamic and dark chocolate notes. The moderate finish is fresh with some acidity, black pepper, and chalky tannins. A mid bodied red that is quit light, it boasts great fresh fruit flavors, as well as a sense of precision.
Red
12/22/2013 - Gobi wrote:
92 points
A brooding opaque wine with a dark core and crimson rims. The aromas show black cherries, raspberries, blackberries, kirsch, graphite, leather, undergrowth, sweet spices, with discreet oaky vanilla. Silky texture on the palate with plums, sweet dark berries on entry, refreshing tart midpalate filled with espresso, dark chocolate that leads to a long lasting vanilla flavored finish that reveals tangy minerality with smooth grainy tannins. A mid to full bodied wine that has a seamless structure, this is definitely at its peak.
Red
11/28/2013 - Gobi wrote:
92 points
On the eye this opaque wine exhibits a dark core with a fading brick color on the edges. Aged aromas on the nose revealing plums, blackberries, cherries, old leather, roasted game, sandalwood, tobacco,undergrowth, and black pepper. Nice silky texture on the palate with sour red fruit flavors on the attack, the midpalate is filled with intense acidity, licorice, espresso, and dark chocolate. The finish is of long length on this mid bodied wine, however it is quite coarse and monolithic. It shows green stemmy flavors, black pepper, small hints of creamy vanilla, and very rough tannins. This seems to have a traditional Rioja character, where the harsh acidity marks the backbone and fruit flavors take a secondary role. Very complex tertiary aromas, more Burgundian in character, but the flavors are fully Castilian. This seems to be in its last gasp of life, drink up sooner than later.
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Red
11/27/2013 - Gobi wrote:
88 points
A blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Petit Verdot, 16% Merlot, and 13% Cabernet Franc. It's a dark opaque wine with bright ruby rims, on the nose it reveals blackberries, dark cherries, candied raspberries, roasted coffee, cassis, stemmy green notes, and eucalyptus. Great fruit intensity on the palate showing dark cherries, blackberries, plums, the plump midpalate is filled with espresso, and dark chocolate notes. The finish on this mid bodied red is of short duration, it reveals a sappy green note, black pepper, creamy vanilla, and chewy fine grained tannins.
White
11/24/2013 - Gobi wrote:
99 points
A nice golden color with aromatic complexity showing oxidized green apples, honeysuckle, orange peel, floral notes, salinity, crushed volcanic stones, and spices. Great texture on this full bodied white showing green apples and apricots on entry, the midpalate shows honey, citric notes that lead to a long saline yet spicy mineral finish. There is an amazing balance to this wine, everything seems to be where it should, but the most impressive feature is play between sweet white fruit flavors and saline notes. The complexity on this is mind boggling, crisp clean cut flavors that just remain for a long time, seems to be a mix between a Manzanilla and Mosel Riesling.
White
11/22/2013 - Gobi wrote:
92 points
A light colored wine with slight hints of green on the border. Pungent aromas of green apples, lemon rind, jasmin floral notes, and some buttery creamy notes. Very direct and focused on the palate with flavors of green apples and apricots that lead to a refreshing citric midpalate that starts to expand with some depth. The finish is of moderate length revealing flinty minerality, sweet spices, and hints of creaminess. This mid bodied wine is quite zen, great oppulent fruit, refreshing acidity, and mouth tingling minerality.
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White
11/24/2013 - Gobi wrote:
92 points
A pale colored wine with a slight green hue, very perfumed on the nose revealing pears, green apples, lemon rind, and rose water. Oily yet delicate texture on the palate with revealing pears, apricots that lead to a refreshing citric mid palate with just small hints of chewy green notes. The finish is of long length on this light to mid bodied wine, it reveals sweet white fruit and steely minerality. This is a very discreet, refreshing, and contemplative wine.
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Red
11/24/2013 - Gobi wrote:
91 points
A translucent wine with a dark core and crimson rims, interesting aromas of dark cherries, raspberries, charcoal, roasted bacon fat, undergrowth, and black pepper. On the palate the wine shows sour cherries, raspberries on the attack, the midpalate shows balsamic notes with some orange rind that persists on to the long lasting mineral finish.
Red
11/17/2013 - Gobi wrote:
94 points
A translucent wine with a dark core and bright purple hues on the border, it exhibits a perfumed nose filled with blackberries, raspberries, cherries, floral notes, incense, mint, and sweet spices. A fresh mid bodied wine with intense flavors, it shows fruity bramble flavors on entry along with strawberries and sour cherries. The midpalate comes to life with intense acidity that is discreetly hiding behind flavors of licorice, currants, and dark chocolate. The finish is of long length with spices, tangy minerality, small hints of vanilla, and sappy tannins. This wine shows its pedigree, although its rich in fruit the acidity balances the whole package, drinking beautifully now but it can age for a few years more.
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Red
11/16/2013 - Gobi wrote:
97 points
A dark inky wine with bright crimson borders, the nose is very active showing aromas of plums, blackberries, black cherries, lavender, violets, dark chocolate, espresso, and graphite. Seamless texture on the palate with intense dark fruit flavors on entry, a tart yet refreshing midpalate with licorice, espresso, dark chocolate. The finish shows great length, sweet dark berries intermixed with sweet spices, well integrated creamy vanilla, and well defined polished tannins. After almost ten years this full bodied wine still remains quite fresh and young, the balance between opulent fruit and acidity is superb.
Red
11/2/2013 - Gobi wrote:
94 points
Translucent on the eye with a dark core and youthful purple on the rim, aromatically expressive showing black cherries, raspberries, blackberries, plums, floral notes, roasted meats, and spices. Silky texture with black cherries, blackberries, the midpalate shows balsamic notes, licorice, dark chocolate leading to a long chewy tannic finish filled with black pepper and ferrous minerality. Delicate on the nose, great structure, simply delicious.
Red
11/2/2013 - Gobi wrote:
96 points
A slightly translucent wine with a dark core, cherry red edges, interesting minty aromas, blackberries, raspberries, plums, violets, black pepper, and discrete vanilla. Very tight and tannic on the palate, after some coaxing some flavors of emerge of blackberries, plums, with minty licorice on the midplate. It finishes with a long lasting aftertaste filled with spices, crushed stones, and chewy fine grained tannins. A mid to full bodied rarity, only 33 cases made, it shows impeccable balance and refreshing flavors.
White
11/2/2013 - Gobi wrote:
92 points
A pale colored wine with a slight yellow hue, on the nose it reveals citric peel, peach, apricots, white flowers, sea breeze, and white pepper. Mid bodied showing flavors of citric peel, apricots, refreshing acidity, and a long saline finish with some crushed seashells. Clean crisp flavors that are delicious and refreshing.
White
11/2/2013 - Gobi wrote:
95 points
The wine displays a dark golden hue with a slight viscous appearance on the eye. On the nose it is a bit closed at first, eventually it reveals lemon candy, peach, apricots, pineapple, mango’s, white flowers, baking spices, with a slight hint of oak. Unctuous creamy texture on the palate with notes of peach, apricots, pineapple, citric peel, refreshing acidity on the midpalate, and a long saline mineral finish. Very impressive Albariño, well rounded, exuding elegance with umami like flavors, not so different from a top notch Montrachet.
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Red
11/2/2013 - Gobi wrote:
94 points
An opaque dark wine with bright purple rims, very dense aromas of plums, blackberries, violets, smoke, licorice, and creamy vanilla. Silky texture with blackberries, blueberries, plums, the midpalate shows balsamic flavors, dark chocolate, black olives, roasted coffee, and leads to a long smooth yet chewy tannic finish filled with black pepper, and mineral undertones. A mid to full bodied wine with generous polished fruit, not overcloying, very drinkable and delicious.
Red
7/6/2013 - Gobi wrote:
93 points
An opaque colored wine boasting a inky black core with a bright violet rim, its viscosity is apparent on the eye. Very hedonistic aromas of plums, blueberries, blackberries, violets, with slight hints of banana bread, a touch of rubber, baking spices, and sweet vanilla. Silky textured on the palate with delicious notes of blueberries, blackberries, dark cherries on the attack with a viscous midpalate filled with flavors of licorice, milk chocolate, and refreshing acidity. The finish is long filled with cool dark fruits, milk chocolate, and creamy vanilla. Very delicious, the purity of fruit and texture make this quite drinkable.
Red
2002 Paraduxx (Duckhorn Vineyards) Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
11/14/2013 - Gobi wrote:
84 points
An opaque wine with bright crimson borders, the nose delivers blackberries, cherries, dried rose petal, licorice, with generous toasted oak. A dense silky wine with overtly sweet berry flavors, some acidity on the mid palate, and drying tart watery finish. This seems to be over the hill, only sweet fruit and high alcohol are left, uninspiring.
Red
8/27/2013 - Gobi wrote:
95 points
A slightly translucent wine with crimson colored rim, with a peculiar aroma of barnyard, cherries, raspberries, blackberry liqueur, lavender, garrigue, coffee, tobacco, old leather, roasted meats, black pepper, sweet spices, and creamy vanilla. A strong entry on the palate with sweet dark cherries, raspberries, blackberries, dark chocolate that leads to a complex midpalate filled with prunes, black olives, licorice, roasted meats, and lively acidity. The finish is long and smooth with sweet dark fruit liqueur, raspberries, milk chocolate, creamy vanilla, black pepper, sweet spices, and silky fully integrated tannins. A complex mid to full bodied wine that has many layers of aromas and flavors, the amount of brettanomyces present adds nuance like a dash of spices while also revealing its uniqueness.
Red
8/27/2013 - Gobi wrote:
94 points
A dark colored wine with an opaque appearance, its youth is still evident on the bright crimson red color on the rim. Amazing complexity on the nose revealing plums, blackberries, kirsch, truffles, leather, roasted meats, violets, black tea, underbrush, black pepper, and Oriental spices. Smooth texture on the palate revealing black cherries, raspberries, blackberries on the attack leading to a mid palate filled with licorice, dark chocolate, roasted meats, and well integrated acidity. The finish is quite long with notes of krisch, cassis, figs, black peppers, and crushed stones. A mid to full bodied wine with great elegance, concentration, and balance between sweet fruit, acidity, and velvety tannins.
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White
8/27/2013 - Gobi wrote:
93 points
A deep golden color on this wine that initially opens up with oxidized aromas, with an hour in the decanter it opens up to aromas of figs, dried apricots, oxidized green apples, honeysuckle, olive brine, almonds, flowers, and crushed stones. Creamy on the palate with some pineapple, pears, butter, with citric notes intermingled with honey on the midpalate and a long waxy finish that shows white pepper and crushed chalk. A mid to full bodied white that shows developed flavors with a touch of oxidation that acts like a condiment, quite memorable.
White
8/27/2013 - Gobi wrote:
93 points
A wine exhibiting a delicate yellow color with a slight greenish rim. Full throttled and expressive nose with pear, apple pie, honey, white flowers, a touch of white pepper, and note of sun baked white stones on the end. A full bodied white wine, with densely packed sweet white fruit flavor on the attack, where pears and sweet apples intermingle with a touch of orange rind and honey. A good dose of acidity on the mid-palate, and spicy mineral laden finish. Smooth texture, feminine flavors, well integrated, great purity of fruit, and nice long finish.
White
2003 Nicolas Joly Clos de la Coulée de Serrant Savennières-Coulée de Serrant Chenin Blanc (view label images)
8/7/2013 - Gobi wrote:
96 points
The back label states this should be “vigorously decanted” so I decided to open this 48+ hours before for some slow oxygenation. On the eye this is a clear wine with a dark orange to brown color. The nose has some oxidative notes similar to sherry, roasted nuts, orange marmalade, candied ginger, white flowers, honey, hints of petrol, and crushed stones. Very complex flavors on the palate with some oxidized green apples, pulverized walnuts, dried apricots, orange marmalade, lychees on entry, leading to a refreshing acidic midpalate filled with citrus peel, black tea, baking spices, candied ginger, brown sugar that continues seamlessly on to the long lasting mineral finish. A rich oily textured wine with a mid bodied structure, it possesses very particular aromas and flavors. I've never had something so complex and profound as this, this wine entertains your thoughts and poses an intellectual challenge to your senses.
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White
8/7/2013 - Gobi wrote:
93 points
A dark golden color with bright edges, the nose reveals pineapple, peaches, papaya, green apples, orchard flowers, orange peel, and crushed stones. Rich oily texture on the palate with tropical fruit flavors of pineapple, mangoes, and hints of papaya on entry. The mid palate shows an acidic streak along with green apples, anise, and citric notes that lead on to the medium length mineral finish.. Silky texture on this full bodied white, it seems to need a few years in bottle to express itself fully.
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White
2010 Bedrock Wine Co. Cuvée Karatas Sonoma County Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
8/7/2013 - Gobi wrote:
92 points
A dark golden hue with slight green tinge on the border. Slight green vegetable aromas, buttery, floral notes, melon, honey, lime, very well rounded on the nose. On the palate the wine displays flavors of sweet pears, melon, honey, with a fresh citric midpalate leading to a spicy mineral finish. Very fresh, silky textured, it seems well rounded and seamless since nothing sticks out, however it isn't that memorable.
White - Off-dry
8/7/2013 - Gobi wrote:
92 points
A pale straw colored wine with enticing aromas of peach, apricots, lime, kerosine, floral notes, and crushed slate. Rich flavors that do not sacrifice its light body character, it reveals apricots, pear, mango, orange rind, white pepper, crushed stones with some spritzy texture. A complex yet easy to drink mid bodied wine, delicate and pure decadence.
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Red
2006 Pujanza Rioja Norte Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo (view label images)
8/4/2013 - Gobi wrote:
92 points
On the eye the wine reveals a dark core with bright crimson rims. Quite round and elegant aromas of sweet plums, blackberries, cedar, balsamic notes, Indian spices, incense, a touch of menthol, and crushed stones. Silky smooth texture on the palate with flavors of plums, blackberries, black cherries on entry with a midpalate filled with licorice, dark chocolate, espresso that leads to a finish of moderathe length filled with Indian spices, and creamy vanilla.
Red
7/22/2013 - Gobi wrote:
92 points
The wine exhibits a slightly opaque black core, with crimson colored rims. Very rich and opulent on the nose showing dark cherries, blackberries, licorice, violets, earthiness, roasted meats, vanilla, and oriental spices. On the palate the wine shows a creamy texture, with flavors of cool dark berries, dark chocolate, espresso, spices, and creamy vanilla. An awkward styled Burgundy for me, it seems too big with a lot of oak, the alcohol sticks out and very little of the terroir shows through.
Red
2004 Mongeard-Mugneret Echezeaux Echezeaux Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
7/22/2013 - Gobi wrote:
93 points
A translucent wine with a cloudy dark brown core showing its age with a bright brick orange rim. Complex aromas of strawberries, cherries, licorice, roasted meats, damp earth, Indian spices, and a small dollop of creamy vanilla. The flavors are as intense as the nose showing tart strawberries, pomegranate, sour cherries, blackberries on the attack with notes of meat aux jous, licorice, intermingled with soy sauce on the mid-palate, and a nice continuation into the long lasting finish filled with oriental spices. A sappy textured mid-bodied wine that is elegant, with great fruit flavors, and intense acidity.
Red
7/22/2013 - Gobi wrote:
92 points
An intriguing color on the wine, cloudy opaque brown core with a red orange border. The nose is as just as intriguing showing soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sour cherries, raspberries, citric peel, and oriental spices. Upon entry the wine exhibits a soft texture with flavors of concentrated sour red berries, orange peel, black tea, soy sauce, oriental spices, and a long sappy yet saline mineral finish. A mid bodied Burgundy with an elegant red fruit back bone, great fresh acidity, and terroir driven minerality.
White
7/22/2013 - Gobi wrote:
90 points
Pale gold color, showing rich aromatics of rich pineapple, citrus, wild flowers, crushed stones, and white pepper. Pure flavors of peaches, pears, apricots with pronounced citrus notes on the midpalate, and steely yet creamy finish. A mid bodied refreshing white wine with some complexity and elegance.
Red
7/6/2013 - Gobi wrote:
95 points
On the eye the wine is opaque with a dark inky core, the edges show an almost unaged violet hue. Concentrated aromas revealing a lovely dried floral note, dark cherries, plums, blackberries, roasted meats, cedar, incense, Indian spices, and discreet vanilla. Similar concentration and focus on the palate, showing flavors that persist from start to finish of dark cherries, plums, blackberries, licorice, dark chocolate, with chewy fine grained tannins. The finish on this full bodied wine is of long length, it is filled with dark fruits, roasted meats, exotic spices, elegant vanilla, and crushed stones.
Red
7/6/2013 - Gobi wrote:
93 points
A similar appearance to Valdegatiles drunk before showing a dark inky core and violety rims. The aromas are concentrated showing dark cherries, plums, blackberries, licorice, roasted meats, graphite, cedar, incense, scorched earth, hints of vanilla. A bit more austere on the palate showing dark cherries, plums, blackberries, licorice on the attack that show a slightly simple midpalate filled with dark chocolate, roasted meats, and a slight earthy note. The finish is of moderate plus length showing cherries, plums, blackberries, Indian spices, crushed stones, vanilla, and very chewy fine grained tannins. A tightly wound full bodied wine that is very elegant, concentrated, with an impressive structure, though it lacks a bit more depth compared to Valdegatiles.
Red
6/25/2013 - Gobi wrote:
93 points
Dark colored on the eye with violet hues on the edge, very concentrated and dense on the nose showing dark cherries, blackberries, plums, cassis, licorice, sweet tobacco, dried flowers, and exotic spices. Smooth entry on the palate showing plums, blackberries, raspberries with some dark chocolate that extends to the midpalate. The finish is medium to long length, it shows more dark fruits, sweet vanilla, chewy tannins, and baking spices. A concentrated wine that still seems tightly coiled, however the underlying material is quite impressive.
Red
6/25/2013 - Gobi wrote:
94 points
A brooding dark wine with a ink black core and youthful ruby red rims, you can sense this is a big wine by the charming aromas that jump form the glass. The initial aromas show candied cherries, raspberries, plums, currants, licorice, cedar, dried flowers, eucalyptus, hints of well integrated sweet vanilla, crushed stones, and Indian spices. It caresses the palate with its smooth texture while revealing gobs of dark cherries, plums, blackberries, cassis, dark chocolate, followed by great acidity on the mid palate with small hints of licorice. A full bodied wine with a moderate to long lasting finish, silky well integrated tannins, filled with dark fruits, currants, cloves, anise, cinnamon, and some sweet vanilla. While the fruit flavors are clean, focused, and take a predominate role, the wine still manages to keep a balance making it quite drinkable.
Red
6/25/2013 - Gobi wrote:
93 points
An opaque wine with an ink black core and bright crimson rims. Opulent and exotic aromas on the nose revealing plums, candied raspberries, cotton candy, dried violets, cedar, Indian spices, with discreet notes of sweet vanilla. Quite youthful on the palate with intense flavors of plums, cassis, redcurrants, refreshing acidity on the mid palate that leads to a medium plus finish filled with notes of chocolate, roasted coffee, cotton candy, vanilla, sweet silky tannins, and sweet spices. Very feminine in character displaying youthful fruit flavors, a definite crowd pleaser.
Red
4/8/2011 - Gobi wrote:
93 points
This wine has an extremely exotic nose, although a bit shy due to its youth, its filled with lavender, tar, smoke, incense, ground coffee, cedar, dark cherries, and on the end blueberries & blackberries melted down into a jam and mixed with cream. The wine also appears to be a bit viscous on the eye, with a great dark core and a vibrant youthful purple on the rim.

On the palate the wine enters with a juicy dark fruit flavor, then immediately there’s a bridge that leads toward the mid-palate effortlessly. The wine bursts with blueberry flavors intermixed with sour cherries, and small hints of dark chocolate. The finish is dominated by opulent vanilla cream flavor which makes the wine a bit sweet until slight woody flavors with a dab of unripe green fruit appear. Alas, balance is kept.

This wine has a few flaws, 2007 was a difficult year in the region; however the wine is quite complex and thought provoking. The flavor is a bit light on the end, and its missing some body. However, besides flavors the texture is very delicate and silky with very polite and polished tannins.
Red
11/4/2013 - Gobi wrote:
93 points
An opaque wine with a dark core and bright ruby red rims, it exhibits an exotic nose filled with lavender, tar, smoke, incense, ground coffee, cedar, roasted meats, black cherries, blackberries, with hints of orange peel, and crushed stones. Smooth and dense on the palate filled with juicy dark fruit flavors that pass on to the midpalate which bursts with blueberry intermixed with sour cherries, and small hints of dark chocolate. A mid to full bodied wine with a moderately long finish dominated by dark fruits, savory roasted meats, crushed stones, and a touch of creamy vanilla. Still quite young, was better on second day.
Red
5/20/2013 - Gobi wrote:
96 points
A concentrated wine with a dark core and youthful crimson border. Aromatically the wine is still a bit reserved but there is a wonderful bouquet of plums, blackberries, licorice, roasted meats, incense, burnt earth, and oriental spices. It displays its huge full bodied structure on the palate revealing flavors of plums, blackberries, dark cherries, on the entry that give way to dark chocolate coated raspberries, and roasted meats on the mid palate. The finish is very long dominated by polished sweet tannins, cloves, cinnamon, black pepper, and crushed stones. You can literally feel its upper echelon pedigree, this has impeccable balance, elegance, and power.
White
5/20/2013 - Gobi wrote:
94 points
A clear colored wine with a slight golden hue that reveals a complex bouquet of aromas with pronounced floral notes, citric peel, honey, melon, guava, papaya, and crushed stones. On the palate the wine shows a silk like texture with flavors of honeysuckle, apples, pears, pineapple, citric peel, and crushed stones. A mid bodied wine with a long mineral finish, sweet fruit that is not over-cloying, a discreet powerful wine in a velvet glove.
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Red
5/19/2013 - Gobi wrote:
93 points
A wine that exudes pure pleasure with intoxicating rich aromas that it dispenses, plums, blackberries, blueberries, mocha, coffee, sweet tobacco, leather, black tea, violets, incense, and crushed stones. On the eye it still struts some of its youth exhibiting a dark opaque core with violet hued rims, very dense and slightly viscous appearance is also noticeable. Rich mouth coating flavors of sweet plums, blueberries, blackberries, black cherries that lead to a broad mid-palate dominated by milk chocolate, roasted coffee, licorice, with some fine grained tannins starting to show. The finish is quite long and elegant, although dominated by fine grained tannins, it has sweet dark fruits, spices, and minerality hiding in there somewhere. A hedonistic wine that isn't too heavy, it has elegance and subtleties as well as a delicious factor.
Red
5/12/2013 - Gobi wrote:
92 points
An opaque dark colored wine with a ruby rim showing faint hints of bricking. Very aromatically complex showing hints plums, blackberries, black cherries, licorice, burnt earth, mushrooms, leather, smoke, cloves, cinnamon, and faint hints of vanilla. Dense and chewy on the palate revealing plums, black cherries, licorice on the attack, the midpalate has some depth with sour cherries coated in dark chocolate, espresso, and refreshing acidity. The finish is of moderate length filled with dark fruits, dusty tannins that are still quite prominent. This seems a bit flabby and disjointed at the moment, there is good fruit and focus though its slightly muted.
Red
2004 Anima Negra Àn Vi de La Tierra Mallorca Callet (view label images)
5/11/2013 - Gobi wrote:
93 points
A translucent wine that shows its age on the eye, it has a dark core with a red hued border that is starting to brick. Complex yet delicate on the nose boasting wild flowers, plums, blackberries, eucalyptus, and Mediterranean herbs. On the palate it unwinds in layers showing concentrated flavors of plums, blackberries, licorice, eucalyptus, and creamy vanilla. A mid bodied effort that passes on the palate seamlessly due to its silky texture, the finish is quite long lasting however the alcohol sticks out a bit on the end.
Red
5/8/2013 - Gobi wrote:
93 points
On the eye the wine is quite dark with a vibrant violet hue on the edge, elegant and poised on the nose with refined layers exhibiting violets, plums, blackberries, almond skins, licorice, scorched earth, Mediterranean herbs, and crushed slate. The elegance continues on the palate with a soft silky texture filled with flavors of cherries, raspberries, plums, that lead to a refreshing mid palate filled with dark chocolate and licorice. The finish is long lasting supported by a big tannic structure, with mineral flavors and a touch of creamy vanilla. This is extremely well made, very delicate, feminine, precise, but with Priorat muscle.
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