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Red
2017 BK Wines Pinot Noir Skin n' Bones Adelaide Hills
3/10/2018 - indiscriminate palate wrote:
91 points
Medium(-) ruby color, quite bright. Medium-minus intensity nose of whole cluster fruit, strawberries, cherries, cranberries, and some herbal notes. Pretty cherry and herbs on the lighter, slightly crunchy palate. Excellent high acidity with lighter tannin. Overall, a delightful, light, pretty, serious wine. 90-93
  • YYC-Wineguy commented:

    4/11/20, 12:57 PM - Crunchy?

Red
2015 Le Vieux Pin Syrah Cuvée Classique Okanagan Valley VQA
9/26/2018 - ajbergren wrote:
94 points
Dark rich red with very high optical density and very high specular reflectivity. Huge aroma intensity pours out of the glass, with dark fruits, dusty underbrush, violets, iodine-laced seaside, and roasted meats. Quite complex on the nose, with huge delicious yet thoughtful character. On the palate, it shows a very polished and even texture, with medium acidity and very full body and a very dry profile. In a way, quite a modern take on the textures with a vivid framework that provides a really delicious sensation. Flavours on the attack are a mix of dark and dark red fruits (black cherry, blackberries, cassis, and some plum) with really excellent intensity. Very vivid and lively, with an almost bouncy character to the entry. The midpalate stays rich, and brings in some savory spicy notes, with some smoked meats and floral-laced spiciness underneath the savory notes. The final transition shows iodine, with that rare meat sort of sea side thing that happens in Northern Rhone wines, which this certainly emulates well, just using really vivid New World Fruit. The finish has good length and intensity, with some dried leather and tobacco notes over a really excellent tannin presence that cleans up the palate and yet is not too much at all- just perfect!

Here is an astounding Syrah wine from Le Vieux Pin that reminds me why they are my favourite producer in the Okanagan. This wine just kills it- interest, intensity, complexity, depth, deliciousness, and a host of other characteristics that I find really pleasing. This Vintage (2015) is perhaps really easy to like at this age, as it is young, but can certainly age for quite some time to come. But just so delicious here, I find no reason to wait..... but yet I suspect it will only get better with time in cellar..... one of those treats that keeps me coming back to this style! Outstanding!!
  • YYC-Wineguy commented:

    9/27/18, 4:54 PM - Amazing write up.

Red
2005 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend
7/29/2018 - vpoms wrote:
91 points
This wine is clear with a deep garnet color. It shows a clean nose of medium intensity of black, ripe cherry, plums and ripe blueberries. secondary aromas of cedar box and vanilla are also present. The nose has certain "meaty" smell to it. On the palate, it is dry with pleasant medium plus acidity and well integrated medium tannins. The alcohol is definitely there but is not over aggressive, it is 14% but I would call it "Medium". The body of this wine is silky and well defined but not overly strong, call it medium as well. On the palate the flavors of dark cherry, cured meat, plums with a hint of black pepper are all well represented. There finish is long and satisfying. This wine is very good now. It should be drunk over the next 2-4 years as the fruit is starting to be less pronounced. A bottle of 2000 Beaucastel I had yesterday had no fruit left on the nose or on the palate. So I think that 2005 should be drunk by 2022 by the latest.
  • YYC-Wineguy commented:

    8/4/18, 6:53 AM - This sure reads like a WSET tasting note. Classic and well done. :)

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