Tasting Notes for KRKacsuta

(93 notes on 92 wines)

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Red
5/19/2019 - KRKacsuta wrote:
90 points
A nose of roses, spice and tobacco. On the palate, the acidity is wonderful and provides a great backdrop for the spice-driven palate. Relatively good length on the finish.
Red
5/19/2019 - KRKacsuta wrote:
93 points
Super complex for a langhe. Lovely color. A nose of cherry, roses, and spice box. Great acidity and rounded palate. Wondeful length for a langhe.
Red
4/26/2019 - KRKacsuta wrote:
90 points
A nose of cherries, baking spices, cloves and floral notes. Very nice texture on the palate, with some more weightiness to it. A mineral character lingers from the palate through the finish. Nice wine indeed, though not a value buy.
Red
4/15/2019 - KRKacsuta wrote:
93 points
This was just beautiful. A light red color in the glass, that was virtually clear at the edge of the bowl. A spicy cherry on the nose, with some balsamic and earthy notes, with pepper and herbs as well. The palate is full of juicy acid and berries. Beautiful length.
Red
4/12/2019 - KRKacsuta wrote:
91 points
It took about 4 hours before this began to open. It felt somewhat limp and light at first, but grew to show notes of dried cherry, rose petals, chalk, with hits of orange zest and anise. A bit of leather also became present. Really nice acidity woth firm tannic structure. A first Boschis for me, and Im unsure what to make of it given the current price point.
Red
2015 Castello dei Rampolla Chianti Classico Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
4/10/2019 - KRKacsuta wrote:
91 points
This was a pop and pour. The color was definitely a darker, reddish purple in the glass. The color of beets. On the nose, there was leather, graphite, smoked meat and a mushroom/umami note. The palate was powerful and rich, with tannins that lingered along with the distinct graphite presence that came back on the finish. An enjoyable wine, but it did not feel like a true chianti classico.
Red
4/8/2019 - KRKacsuta Likes this wine:
91 points
I thought this was really pretty. There was an initial, green and stemmy note I was worried about. But that blew off almost immediately. The nose was full of bright red fruit, with cherry and cranberry notes. Also clear orange rind, cinnamon, paprika and baking spices. I also found some flinty, granitic notes at times. An excellent palate with great depth and excellent acid. Impressed.
Red
4/6/2019 - KRKacsuta wrote:
89 points
The nose was largely muted and light. There were notes of roses, cherry, gravel, hints of smoked meat, and after a few hours, there was a clay-like note that became evident. This still has some acid and clear tannic structure. The palate is far more interesting than the nose.
White - Sparkling
4/3/2019 - KRKacsuta Likes this wine:
92 points
This is a very impressive wine. Excellent citrus on the nose, with a beautiful honeysuckle and slight nuttiness. On the palate, the wine has great acid and full of great minerality.
Red
2016 Dominio del Aguila Pícaro del Aguila Viñas Viejas Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo (view label images)
4/1/2019 - KRKacsuta wrote:
90 points
A nose of blue fruit, dill and spice. This is really enjoyable on the palate. It has nice weight, good acid and an interesting chalky/minerality quality. A really nice wine, I would be interested to revisit this in a few years.
Rosé
3/26/2019 - KRKacsuta wrote:
90 points
This definitely took time to open up-at least 2-3 hours. The nose was really tight at first, but opened to orange rind, dried cherries, cinnamon and baking spices. A palate full of minerality, some density, but the tannins are fully integrated. As others have said, this is really geeky and interesting but should definitely not command its current grey market price.
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Red
3/24/2019 - KRKacsuta wrote:
This was definitely pretty closed initially and took the entire meal to open up some. When it finally did, the nose was bright cherry, with some graphite/rockiness that I often find in Radda. Also some notes of black licorice and game. Very nice acid, but not overly tannic. This is probably closed up for now and needs time to re-emerge.
Red
3/21/2019 - KRKacsuta wrote:
91 points
A deeper, richer red in the glass. Only slight fading to a red-orange at the edge of the bowl. A beautifully earthy nose of mushroom, forest floor, along with floral notes and some cloves. There are also aromas of leather and spice. This is a rich palate, that both feels weighty yet has great acid. On the palate there also earthy character. Medium length. There is stil great life to this.
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Red
3/10/2019 - KRKacsuta wrote:
92 points
This is a really nice value and excellent QPR for Brunello. A lovely, traditional nose of cherry and herbs. Also showing a distinct graphite and faint hints of fig and balsamic. Well-balanced with nice acid and firm tannins. This will certainly last a number of years, but is probably not the longest-lived Brunello. Its drinking great as is right now.
White
3/8/2019 - KRKacsuta wrote:
89 points
A nose of lemon zest, white flowers and hints of green grass. Excellent pop of acid, with a good finish. A lovely, fresh expression of chardonnay.
Red
3/2/2019 - KRKacsuta wrote:
87 points
This isnt for me. First of all, this is a gigantic wine with 15.5% alcohol. The heat from the alcohol is not overpowering though. But this nose was uninteresting-black cherry, baking spices, cooked herbs, tobacco and cedar chips. It was difficult to get past the clear woody notes. Mouth drying tannins, but missing the acidic balance. Just not my style.
Red
2/27/2019 - KRKacsuta wrote:
92 points
A beautiful bright red color in the glass. The nose is extremely compelling, cherry and strawberry at the fore. Tar, graphite and black licorice make this such a fun wine. Excellent acid, but not overly powerful tannins. There is also a distinct saline quality to the finish. Really enjoyable to drink.
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White - Sparkling
2/24/2019 - KRKacsuta wrote:
90 points
Great QPR here. A pleasant nose of green and yellow apples, honey, and honeysuckle. Great acidity and vibrancy on the palate. A lovely mouth-coating freshness. Not an exceptionally long finish, but still a very nice entry-level cuvee.
Red
2/23/2019 - KRKacsuta wrote:
92 points
Decanted for about 1.5 hours, but is way way too young to fully appreciate right now. Lovely nose of roses, chalk, cherry and herbs. Fabulous acidity and gripping tannins, with a long finish. This is only going to get better, so happy to have another bottle put down for another decade.
Red
2/20/2019 - KRKacsuta wrote:
91 points
A nice red-purple color in the glass. A nose that is expressive and fairly open for such a young wine and shows dark cherry, fig and green olives. The acid jumps out on the palate and provides and clean, crispness to the wine. Olive tapanade is also present on the palate. A very nice medium+ length.
Red
2/14/2019 - KRKacsuta wrote:
94 points
For a 32 year old wine, the color in the glass is beautiful. Ruby red with some light coppering toward the bowl. Crushed cherry, graphite, dried basil and paprika on the nose. There is a bit of a smoked meat note as well. It is a very classic nose. On the palate, mouth-drying tannins are present, with some minerality and more graphite and chalk. There is still a TON of power left in the glass. The finish is very, very long. This wine feels unbelievably young and could use more time for the tannins to relax. Absolutely a food wine.
White
2/11/2019 - KRKacsuta wrote:
91 points
A nose that has bright lemon zest, honeysuckle, vanilla and honey. On the palate, a clear minerality. A well balanced chardonnay with plenty of acid, tannins that are present, but not overpowering. Nice length to this.
Red
2000 Sarget de Gruaud Larose St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/9/2019 - KRKacsuta wrote:
89 points
A deep garnet color in the glass. The nose is filled with plum, fig, peppercorn and forest floor. On the palate, I found dried black fruits, cocoa and black tea. The tannins are still present and give a bit of stiffness to the wine.
Red
2/8/2019 - KRKacsuta Likes this wine:
91 points
Brick colored with a slight fade to red/orange at the edge of the bowl. Intense cherry on the nose, with rose, cooking spices and hints of smoked meat. Plenty of acid, with rich tannins. Medium length. This evolved over a few hours and probably needs a bit more time to integrate fully.
Red
1986 Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
2/2/2019 - KRKacsuta Likes this wine:
90 points
Pale brick red that fades to orange at the bowl. Dried cherry and gravel on the nose, with dried herbs and baking spices. Pleasant acidty, with tannins that are fully integrated and now melting away. Fun to drink, but not much more life in this beyond a few years.
Red
2/1/2019 - KRKacsuta wrote:
87 points
A distinct orange peel aroma on the nose, along with some bing cherry at times. Otherwise not particularly aromatic. This is still quite tannic, but is also out of balance. Too modern.
Red
1/27/2019 - KRKacsuta wrote:
90 points
A complex nose with cherry, forest floor and Christmas spices. The palate is integrated, with a medium finish. Not sure this will evolve much beyond its current state.
Red
1/27/2019 - KRKacsuta Likes this wine:
92 points
For its age, a beautiful and bright red color in the glass. This nose is extremely floral with its rose aromas, it also shows hints of cherry, cocoa and at times some fainter notes of forest floor and mushrooms were also present. Remarkably refreshing mouth feel and acidity. Not an overly long finish, but this wine still shows so much life it’s stunning.
Red
1/14/2019 - KRKacsuta Likes this wine:
92 points
So lovely and elegant. This is a wine with so much depth and yet is light on its feet. A nose of violets, olive and hints of bacon fat. Beautiful acidity and integrated tannins. An incredibly long finish.
White - Sparkling
12/20/2018 - KRKacsuta wrote:
90 points
Lovely nose of honey, brioche and ripe peach notes. A classic.
Red
11/27/2018 - KRKacsuta wrote:
88 points
Classic but light sangiovese nose with cherry, basil and some spice. Nothing on the nose jumps from the glass. Good acidity, but lacking tannins at this early stage. Medium length, but clearly gets somewhat flabby on the finish.
Red
11/12/2018 - KRKacsuta wrote:
92 points
A nose of dried cherries and dried plum, with bacon fat, floral and mushroom notes that emerge with time. A nice, rounded texture in the mouth withenough tannins to last for several more years. Super enjoyable.
Red
11/11/2018 - KRKacsuta wrote:
87 points
A bit underwhelmed by this. An interesting nose of bright sour cherries, dried flowers and leather. On the palate there is also some richer, purple fruit. Decent tannins and medium length. This wine is just lacking a bit of complexity for me.
White
11/3/2018 - KRKacsuta Likes this wine:
88 points
Lovely nose with hints of vanilla, dried pineapple, some lemon zest and wet rock. Great acidity and some nice, lifted tannins.
Red
8/30/2018 - KRKacsuta wrote:
91 points
A beautiful nose thats full of ripe cherry and fig with refined floral notes and hints of fennel and graphite. There is just a bit of noticeable heat. Grippy tannins and nice acidity. This will get better with more time but also enjoyable now.
Red
2015 Monteraponi Chianti Classico Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
8/26/2018 - KRKacsuta wrote:
91 points
Still consistent and great value. A pure, crisp wine from start to finish. Nose of bright red cherry, with notes of gravel and cooking spices. Rounded mouth feel with fresh acidity and moderate, integrated tannins. A clear presence of minerality as well.
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Red
8/15/2018 - KRKacsuta wrote:
93 points
Beautiful nose of crushed cherries, black pepper, anise and hints of olive. Fresh acidity and firm, mouth coating tannins. Beautiful now with a couple of hours in glass to open up. This will no doubt be even better in a couple of years.
Red
8/11/2018 - KRKacsuta wrote:
90 points
Fennel, dark cherris and cooking spices on the nose, with clear chalky notes showing as well. Nice acidity that helps lift the tannins a bit, but the tannins still overpower this somewhat. There is an appearance of heat from the acohol that throws this a bit out of balance. Needs more time, at least another 2-3 years.
White
8/8/2018 - KRKacsuta wrote:
90 points
One of the more complex orange wines Ive ever had. It has the character of Le Ragnaie’s sangiovese wines. Aromas of herbs and earth dominate the nose. There are even hints of smoke mixed in with subtle tropical fruits. Mouth watering acidity, this wine has a backbone to it.
Red
7/24/2018 - KRKacsuta wrote:
88 points
Great purple fruit, black cherry and hints of white pepper on the nose. Lovely acidity, but lacking in tannins just a bit. Medium finish
Red
6/20/2018 - KRKacsuta wrote:
91 points
Bright fruitful nose of cherry and cranberry with floral notes. Also graphite, cured meat and mint that come through. Clear red fruit on the palate with nice acidity and balanced tannins.
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Red
6/12/2018 - KRKacsuta wrote:
90 points
Tar and graphite on the nose with tea and black cherry. The palate follows the nose and also brings an iron quality to the fore. Firm tannins with a medium finish.
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Red
6/6/2018 - KRKacsuta wrote:
90 points
Nice raspberry jam and gravel notes in the nose. Hints of leather as well. Rounded acidity with mild tannins. In the mouth the earthy characteristics come to the fore. This would benefit from some more time. The alcohol still has a bit of heat to it.
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Red
2015 Fattoria dei Pagliarese Chianti Classico Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
5/18/2018 - KRKacsuta wrote:
90 points
Great crushed cherry and graphite on the nose with hints of green pepper. A palate that follows with noticeable salinity. Excellent minerality but the tannins are just a bit thin on this. Overall nice, but I liked the ‘16 a little more.
Red
5/16/2018 - KRKacsuta Likes this wine:
91 points
Bright red color. A nose of cherry, basil, mint and earth. Excellent acidity and well balanced tannins. Very easy on the palate. To put it best this is a lovely, clean wine.
Red
2016 Fattoria dei Pagliarese Chianti Classico Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
5/11/2018 - KRKacsuta Likes this wine:
90 points
Nice bright red color. A nose with fresh cherry, some earthiness and baking spices. The mouth follows the nose and there is a clear minerality that is also present. The acidity and tannins are well balanced. A classically styled wine.
Red
4/28/2018 - KRKacsuta Likes this wine:
92 points
Deep cherry, menthol with additional notes of cured meat. Rounded mouth feel and great balance with tannins and acidity. Always a great wine and a QPR that cant be beat.
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Red
4/23/2018 - KRKacsuta Likes this wine:
93 points
Just so nice, a wine that is not trying to hide behind oak or cellar tricks. A nose of crushed cherry, baking spices, mint, earth and clear note of minerality. Pleasant and rounded mouth feel with a great acidity and touch more power in the mid palate that draws on the earthiness of the nose. The finish is long, fresh and incredibly clean.
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Red
4/16/2018 - KRKacsuta wrote:
90 points
This still has nice acidity to it, but the tannins have melted away. A nose of crushed cherry, some forest floor and baking spices with clear himts of cinnamon. There is also some black tea on the palate. Probably just a few years past its prime.
Red
4/12/2018 - KRKacsuta wrote:
88 points
I was expecting a little more from this. The nose has fig, balsamic and strawberry with some baking spice notes as well. The palate is consistent to the nose, but there is some noticeable heat here that throws the wine a bit off balance. Better on day 2, closer to 89+, 90. Nose of cherry and anise, the heat has faded some and the mouthfeel is more rounded.
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