Tasting Notes for pcwoz

(842 notes on 568 wines)

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White
9/19/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
92 points
Pear, marzipan, apricots and apricot stones. Floral. Nice rounded, typical Viognier mouthfeel. Always feels luxurious. Not over the top though. It's not a high acid style though of course.
Red
9/19/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
91 points
Red-brown visually. Very light in colour. Bright varietal Pinot noir on both nose and palate. Very fresh and bright still. Really good, almost citrus-like freshness on the palate. Deeper, ripe raspberry and strawberry fruitiness. A light earthiness on nose and palate. Lovely length. Medium-minus to medium body. Very good length. Really appealing wine. Had this a few years ago, but I think a bit of bottle age is really benefiting it here. I think it rounds out and softens. It's always fresh, but the secondary notes I think add quite a lot.

91-92
Red
9/19/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
93 points
Light red colour. Nose of ripe strawberries with a touch of cranberry. This follows through onto the palate. Very long. Nicely ripe fruit but very well poised / balanced. There is a fab savoury seam (almost a "funky" sourness) woven through the wine and some light earth/baking spice notes. Very, very well integrated light tannins!! Still quite primary. Drinking well though. So lovely. This is young. Fabulous potential for aging. Not super long time - 2-4 yrs maybe

93+
White
9/19/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
93 points
Golden. Lemon citrus and light saline nose. On the palate - Preserved lemon. Pink grapefruit. Bees-Waxy quality. Very long and focussed. Freshness. Saline. Restrained. Medium mouthfeel. Very nicely structured indeed. Love it. Still could do with some time I think.

93-94
White
2019 Envinate Palo Blanco Valle de la Orotava Listan Blanco, Palomino Fino (view label images)
9/19/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
94 points
Gold. Really long, mineral savoury. Medium mouthfeel. Complex. Citrus and citrus pith (texture). A rich almost honey-herb-like thread or core - but not sweet - great balance and focus, with an edge of minerality. Gourmet. Love it. Btw, it'll be interesting to see a little more age on it.

93-94
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White
9/19/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
91 points
ellow. Faint tinge of green. Nice light reduction note on nose and palate. Almost a smoky /mineral note - subtle though. Green apple skin nose. On the palate green apple. Lemon and a hint of other citrus. Medium minus mouthfeel. Very clean and focussed - linear (excellent balanced acidity; light grip). Very good length with a light appealing earthiness / savouriness at the end. Clearly a white burgundy. Very, very well made. Moreish. Worked lovely as an aperitif and was super interesting, especially for a Bourgogne.

91-92
Red
8/30/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
91 points
Dark-red / purple. Medium full mouthfeel. Darker red fruits tending towards plum. Rounded. Good acidity for the style. Baking spice and a light minerality. Really long.

This was much more elegant and put together than I was expecting, as I thought it would taste much "warmer". Well made - not a fruit bomb. Really liked it.
Red
8/30/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
91 points
Deeper red. Smooth. Soft. Nice savoury nose. There are different ripe, sweet red fruits - red currant, strawberry and raspberry - on the nose and palate. A theme of black cherry and some blackberry as well. Good acidity. Light spice notes - vanilla. Some thyme. Pretty full bodied, but not over the top. I think a bit more bottle age will be good for this wine, but it is clearly drinking well now.
Red
8/30/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
93 points
Pretty deep purple. Nicely structured. Dark fruits. Plums, but not over-ripe. Nice refreshing cool acidity running through this that was very mouthwatering. A herbal note of mint and perhaps basil. A mineral overture on nose and palate. Violets? Really good length / persistence. Medium textured mouthfeel. There is a core of light chalky structural tannins and savoury feel that I think with benefit from more aging. Fascinating to try this again in a few more years. I last had this in 2018 and it is definitely aging well, with more of a journey to go.

93-94
Red
8/30/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
93 points
Fairly deep red-purple still. On the nose there is a powerful note of sweet darker red fruits followed by a clear stream of white pepper from the Syrah. On the palate this is also directly reflected, with sweet red fruits - especially strawberry and darker cherry from the Grenache followed by white pepper core from the Syrah. Throughout there is a black tea sweetness, herbal notes and tannin structure that is extremely attractive and holds the whole wine together really well. Extremely lovely drinking now and very good length.
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White
8/30/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
94 points
Nicely reductive gun flint / mineral nose. Notes of orchard fruits. And white flowers. On the Palate: Mineral. Orchard fruits, especially white peaches and pears. Citrus fruit and peel in the background. Lovely texture and length. Mineral. Persistence is great. Good acidity and balance. This is really rather lovely. It's drinking now very well, but I think even a bit more bottle age of say up to five years will be super interesting to see what happens. I have a few left, so will explore.
Red
8/30/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
92 points
Reddish-brown. Nose getting pretty secondary now. Pretty interesting. On the palate, sweet red fruits in background - strawberry and cranberry especially. Some raspberry. Light herb notes of herbs de Provence and light, well integrated spice, black tea and a very light 'meatiness'. Medium mouthfeel - good weight. Really good length and persistence - nice to sit and think for a while after a sip. Still quite rounded with some plushness. There is a good tannin support structure there still, so I think this will develop a bit more and gain even more secondary character.
Red
8/17/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
92 points
Purple. Medium mouthfeel. Very long. Notes of violets, light iron and smoke. Cassis. A little white pepper. Tannins don't appear immediately. However there does feel to be a nicely light support structure that is well integrated and holds the whole thing together. Very lovely as usual. It is drinking, but for me is at the start of the window and I'm sure this will age really well.

92+
will improve
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Red
2014 Ridge Geyserville Alexander Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
8/17/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
93 points
Pretty luscious. Long. Medium plus to full mouthfeel. Sweet dark fruits. Plums. Dark cherries. Rich. Coffee. Chocolate/mocha.Fennel seed. Still got a seam of enough freshness. Mouthwatering. Long.
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White
8/17/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
93 points
Lovely golden colour. Mineral and lemon citrus nose. Nice rounded mouthfeel. Good acidity and length. Honied notes. Lemon fruits. Much more integrated than when I tried this in 2020. Still a strong ripe note, but not as prominent. Really good length/persistence. Working really well as a richer aperitif. I'm sure this would be great with seafood - for the citrus, but almost the minerality which is almost saline to me. Really good stuff.

92-93
Red
8/17/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
92 points
Red with some brown starting to show. Lovely structure and freshness. Mouthwatering. Gourmand. Light chalky tannins that are well integrated. A mouthwatering light lemon freshness with a savoury backnote of pith. Really good seam of minerality. Almost saline.
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Red
8/6/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
92 points
Developing colour. Moving into red. Touch of brown. Flavour profile is nicely savoury. Some red fruits - cherry, red currant- balancing into background and herbal (thyme) and floral (perhaps dried rose) notes into fore. Nice texture with medium mouthfeel. Great freshness. Light chalky tannins, nicely integrated. Lovely length and persistence. Drinking really well, but will age still further over next 3-5 years for me me. Really like it.
White
7/25/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
91 points
Golden. Lightly cloudy. Nice grippy texture. Love the mouthfeel. Really good length. Has a good persistence. Honey. Golden delicious apple. Lightly ripe pineapple in the background.

90-91
Rosé - Sparkling
7/25/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
89 points
Delicate - definitely English and not like most Champagne Rosé I've tried, for example. Notes of light citrus and a hint of red fruits in the background initially. Complex yeasty and bread notes on both nose and palate. In advance of the delicate fruit support. Biscuit. Really good freshness.

89+
Red
7/25/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
90 points
ed with a light cloudiness. Fresh (ripe/macerated) strawberries. Spritz. Good acidity. A fruit sweetness and creamy note. A feeling of richness. Well integrated light tannins. Very good length. Light to medium light body in terms of mouthfeel. Some other secondary notes in the background. It isn't a simple crunch red fruit wine, that's for sure.
White
7/25/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
94 points
a fairly tropical and complex nose with notes of orange and stone fruit as well as a spice. Golden. Vanilla. Pineapple. Orange/nectarines. Light lemon. Fairly rich with a cream note. Round medium to medium plus mouthfeel. Very Long. Very nicely balanced between fruit and oak. Just great as always - aging well.
Rosé
7/25/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
90 points
Lovely deep red colour. Good red fruit - especially strawberries. A light core of chalky tannins. Very light, but gives a nice mouthfeel. Very good length. Very enjoyable.
Red
7/12/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
92 points
Cherries. Raspberry and rose. Some dried grapes. Fairly light body for this type of wine. Good acidity and persistence. Sweetness of fruit coming through. Some light vanilla notes from the oak.

Very good now. Will age a bit but for me is drinking well now.

92-93
White
7/12/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
91 points
Yellow in colour. Very faint touch of green. Lovely fresh lemon (and touch of lime) citrus on nose and palate. Light honey / richness, probably from extended aging on lees. Fresh mouthfeel though. Good seam of light minerals. Absolutely varietal Riesling with great linearity. Really good length and persistence. Lovely.
White
7/12/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
92 points
Golden. Lovely texture and acidity. Great length. On the palate notes of just ripe pineapple. Stone fruits. Not over ripe. The texture and taste of apricot seed as you suck it.
White - Off-dry
7/12/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
91 points
Yellow with a light green edge. Long. Good mouthfeel. Tastes off dry. Richness. A light spritz. Cooked creamy lemon. White flowers. Still good balance with acidity and therefore freshness. Mineral core.

91-92 (I think it'll improve)
Red
7/12/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
91 points
Very light in red colour. Fine minerality. Crunchy and almost a spritzy freshness. Drinks like a lovely Pinot noir. Definitely a Burgundian delivery here.
Red
7/12/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
94 points
Dark red with a hint of (age) brown. Not loads tbh. On the palate - Soft. Vanilla. Soft fruits - almost the texture of stewed fruits, but not the "stewed-ness". Cherries. Vanilla. Chalky limestone minerality and cocoa (especially, but not only on the nose). Really very good length. Musky. Not heavy. Quite a soft mouthfeel. Some ripe red plum , but not over the top. Juicy with a good level of freshness. Complex.
Red
6/27/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
92 points
Ruby red in colour with some light purple still in evidence and , showing a little bit of brown. On the nose grilled meat, spice (white pepper) and light smoke. A coolness. This carries over to the palate where there is still a freshness, light tannin grip that softened the longer it was opened. Darker fruits still there, but now starting to sit in the background. Medium to full mouthfeel. Some glycerol legs on the glass, but everything very well integrated. Still some sweet fruit in background.
White
6/27/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
90 points
Nice textured mouthfeel. Mouthfilling and mouthwatering. Green apple on nose and palate. As it opened up, I started to get just ripe pineapple. There is fresh citrus backdrop throughout. The wine is really great as an aperitif
White
6/27/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
91 points
Yellow-gold with a hint of green. Focussed. Clean. Pure. Fresh. Nicely wrought fruit expression. Lovely acidity. Very good length. Worked really well as an aperitif. As it warmed and opened up it developed a lovely rhubarb and cream note through the core. Very well made and would have again!
White
2008 Château Bouscaut Blanc Pessac-Léognan Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
6/27/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
88 points
Deep golden. Nose mostly a honey-type note. Good (slightly too prominent) acidity and mouthfeel. Not much fruit left. Maybe a hint of apples. A touch perhaps of lemons. It is quite honied. Some spice from the oak still evident. Medium length. I did enjoy this, at this age. Well made.

88-89
White
6/27/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
89 points
Yellow with faint green tinge. Nose and palate: Cream. Vanilla. Long linear backbone of savoury acidity. Lovely persistent lemon notes. Jersey caramel. Very good length.

89-90
Red
2018 Dominio del Aguila Pícaro del Aguila Viñas Viejas Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo (view label images)
6/27/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
90 points
Medium body. Good length. Actually very nice freshness. Lovely purple colour. Ripe strawberries. Especially when first opened. Not especially spicy. Clean and focussed. A nice background creaminess. Nicely made.
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Red
2005 Château La Clotte St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/27/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
92 points
Colour showing definite development. On the nose and palate, a note of white pepper fruitiness, fine balsamic, cocoa, nutmeg and cinnamon. Cocoa to the fore of these. A lightness, though. Not heavy handed. Savoury, but held in check by a background of darker fruitiness. In terms of texture and feel, there were fine chalky tannins and well judged richness. Very well balanced. A good freshness. About 80% Merlot, but there was a shot of coolness through the whole mid core of Cabernet - Franc and Sauvignon. Even though only present at 20% in total, I think it makes a real difference. A good sense of well integrated herb / tobacco as a result. Really good.
Red
6/27/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
92 points
Lovely fine tannins up front. Moving through to a nicely balanced elegant frame. Palate for me now is sitting with strawberry compote. Nice spice note - nutmeg. Really good length. Finish is in the minutes without food.
Red
6/27/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
92 points
Really fresh / refreshing. Much more than you might expect. Actually pretty mouthwatering. Purple. Sweet fruit. As it warmed from cellar temperature and opened up I also got notes of anise.

Cherries. Some pepper. Nicely integrated tannins. Long. This is pretty young. I know these age well.
White
6/27/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
90 points
On the nose floral and aromatic. Following onto a palate of Elderflower, gooseberry, lemon citrus. Nice texture also with passionfruit pithiness.
Rosé
6/27/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
90 points
Lovely pale pink/salmon colour. Nice clarity and light red berry fruitiness on the nose and palate. Really nice acidity and freshness. Good length. Really enjoyable. We had as an aperitif, but I think it would work great with shellfish.
White - Off-dry
6/27/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
91 points
Apples pears spice honey. Really good acidity, length and rounded mouthfeel. Really lovely core of varietal Riesling. Unmistakable. Mosel Riesling is just witchcraft how they taste and age with such light dance of alcohol. The interplay of residual sugar, acid, alcohol and fruit.
White
6/27/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
89 points
Lovely rounded mouthfeel. Acidity nicely balanced and held in check. Nose and palate has white flowers. A minerality.
White
6/27/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
90 points
Very golden in colour. Green apple note on the nose upon opening. It's there too for me in the central palate. Actually this is pretty savoury with a skin type feel/texture through it. A lemon note throughout and heading towards a pith note on the back palate for me. It tastes very dry. Quite linear. Mineral note almost. Not a heavy style. Really good length.
White
6/27/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
93 points
Texture! Is ... Fantastic!

Lovely texture. On the nose and palate - Lemon. Had a whiff and taste of pineapple really early on. Really precise and linear. Lovely fresh acidity and mineralogy.

Very young - will improve from here
Red
6/27/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
91 points
Dark cherries. Charcuterie. Herbs. Thyme. Medium mouthfeel. Really good freshness and length. Lovely and savoury.
White - Sparkling
2018 Busi Jacobsohn East Sussex Champagne Blend (view label images)
6/27/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
91 points
Really aromatic nose. Green apples. Yellow. Faint tinge of green. Nice length and mouthfeel. A more rounded and complex mouthfeel and taste. Refreshing but not overtly acidic. Very well balanced.

91-92 (I think some age will raise the score - it's already very good though)
White - Sparkling
6/27/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
90 points
Yellow. Nice notes of orchard fruit. Green apples. Pear. Lemon citrus. A hint of red berry. Good mousse and length. As it warms a little a nice light yeast-bread note. Refreshing.
Rosé
6/27/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
90 points
Pale pink. On the nose and following through to the palate: Pink grapefruit. Cantaloupe melon. Stone fruit (Peach). A hint of red berries. Vey focussed and fresh. Light medium mouthfeel.
White
6/27/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
92 points
Quite pronounced reduction - struck match - on the nose. Vanilla. Citrus - lemon. Really very good length. Medium plus mouthfeel. Mineral notes too on the nose and palate. Just really very good indeed. Extremely well made.

92-93
Red
6/27/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
93 points
Purple, but not inky. Loads of white pepper on the nose. Sweet fruits. Black olive tapenade. Light smoke. Really restrained. Freshness to the fore and is really mouthwatering. Medium to medium plus mouthfeel. Really good length. Lovely

93+ (will improve I'm sure)
Red
6/27/2021 - pcwoz Likes this wine:
94 points
Darker red, showing development. Red and black cherries. Roast meat and black olive. Light spice from the oak. Long. Sweet fruit. Good freshness balance but it's fairly rich (or even plush). Really lovely balance, which is also especially good at 14.5% too. Is not warm though. Tannins really well integrated. Love it.

94+
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