Tasting Notes for kingkanu

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White
10/17/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
Some cashew and ripe orchard fruits, tastes mature and has decent complexity for the level.
Red
10/17/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
Still has bright red fruit and decent acidity, it was a juicy and easy to drink Bourgogne
Red
10/10/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
Medium to light body, still a little young and unintegrated acid to start but after an hour or so decanted is rather lovely, keep for a couple of years before opening another
Red
10/10/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
Drinking nicely, rich plummy fruit, nice leather tones, medium high acid, a lick of tannin and a savoury finish. Lovely stuff
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Red
It’s not going to knock your socks off, but this is perfectly mature, takes a little time to get going, maybe 60 mins decanted, nicely savoury and dark cherry flavours with a lovely line of acidity and a great finish, totally made for food, very enjoyable
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White
10/6/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
This was a bit more like it, plenty of orchard fruit with fresh nuts and a clean cut of acidity, still young but ready now
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Red
10/5/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
91 points
Decanted for an hour and drunk over a couple of hours. This takes time to relax and open up still, but it’s worth the wait, the nose is sweetly decaying red fruit with a touch of violets, the palate has waves of acid cutting through the cherry fruit and some soft leather notes, nice long finish.
Red
10/1/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
I think this is now drinking perfectly and can stay there for a few years at least. Nicely balanced, there’s a little savoury development. Just a touch of tannin remains. As good day 2
Red
10/1/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
Still a little raw on opening, but pulls itself together with a little time, not quite up to the quality of the 2015 vintage right now
Red
2007 Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
9/29/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
Medium light body, the nose is very evocative from the off and gets better with air. There’s a red fruit party in the mouth, cherry, red currant, raspberry are all dancing on your tongue, there’s some earth and forest floor in the background with a fresh seam of acidity washing it through the clean and fairly lengthy finish. Over time it opens more and seems to freshen up, clearly it will last, but this feels like it’s heading to its plateau now.
White - Sparkling
9/22/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
Cellared for a year,DG jan18.Really interesting sour apple and stone fruit flavours, quite stylish and individual, in a good way.
Red
9/22/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
1st evening missing a bit of mid palate flavour, much better night 2, the aromatics have opened out as well, people say Burgundian, I think more Beaujolais, pretty tasty and worth a few years in the cellar if you can
White
9/1/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
Needed to be put through a sieve to remove a small amount of solids. Pale to mid gold. The nose is smokey with grilled nuts, pineapple and grapefruit, quite an odd but pleasant combination. The palate has lemon juice and preserved lemons, with a mineral and saline edge to it, juicy, individual and delicious, I’d love to try this with both oysters and bbq seafood.
Red
8/30/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
Still going fairly strong, nice cranberry and pomegranate fruits, some nice aromatics, a little spice, great for its level, nice finish, I’d drink these up in the next year or two but it’ll probably last longer
White
8/24/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
This was drinking really well, showing some nice aged Chardonnay characteristics. Quite a rich nose of spiced vanilla custard, nice acidity on the palate washing it clean through the lengthy finish. I’m glad I had forgotten this for a few years as the aging has stepped it up a level
White - Off-dry
8/24/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
Fresh and drinking beautifully still
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Red
8/23/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
88 points
The extra 6 months have really helped this wine along, lots of crisp red fruits here, good acidity and flavour for the level, will keep for a few more years at least, but I’m loving the bright juicy fruit that’s showing now
Red
8/22/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
92 points
Cork pretty much soaked through and a fair layer of mould covering the cork. It needs a little air to freshen up, I gave it a careful double decant and drunk it an hour or so later. It was in that perfect spot where the mature leather and tobacco note mix perfectly with the cherry fruit and spice, lovely acidity and a great finish. Super stuff and a great foil for many different dishes.
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Red
8/12/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
Still a touch of stink, but a little air lets the fruit blossom, some very fine tannins still remain, this is showing a little age now and feels like it could improve more. Lovely wine
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Red
8/4/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
give this an hour or so of air for it to unfurl, the tannins are present but are like soft satin, there’s ripe crushed red cherry juice and a little red earth, better than a recent tasting thankfully
Red
2015 Istine Chianti Classico Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
8/2/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
Very tight, the nose wasn’t giving anything until it had been open for a good hour and with lots of swirling in the glass, the palate showed a little more, but leave this for a bit of time to unfurl, it seems to have the components to develop into a good chianti
White - Sparkling
8/2/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
2 years in the cellar has given this a bit of extra depth of flavour and rounded out an edge or two, I wouldn’t keep this longer as right now this tastes like a classy fizz and performs well above its level
White
7/28/2019 - kingkanu Likes this wine:
91 points
Light gold colour, medium weight palate, orange blossom, crushed almond, ripe stone fruits, a touch of melon, some pleasant bitterness, there’s lots going on, this seems ready now but will keep, lovely with cold poached trout and fennel salad
Red
7/28/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
In a lovely place where there’s still plenty of cherry fruit and some savoury mature development, lovely aromatics too, worth the cellaring and wish I had a few more
Red
7/27/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
Savoury in profile, I think would benefit from a little more time to come together
Red
7/27/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
So good, Spicy aromatics, lovely fruit with refreshing acidity and a long finish, it didn’t take long to disappear
White
7/25/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
Nicely balanced with a good depth of ripe orchard fruit and citrus flavours, and nice weight in the mouth, some orange blossom on the nose, wonderfully clean, tense with a long finish
Red
7/24/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
Very nice drinking, medium body and lovely elegant red berry fruit with some earthiness, in the right zone for me now
Red
7/24/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
Really needs food, those tannins on the front of the tongue are pretty intense, lovely wine underneath that, hopefully it will be there when the tannins have been absorbed
Red
7/14/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
Medium to full body. There’s a little stink alongside some lovely dark cherry, blueberry and redcurrant fruits, some smokey earthiness, some medium fine tannins add texture and good acidity to cleanse the finish, drinking well enough but I think there’s more to come in the next few years
White
7/12/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
Very high acid still, maybe needs a bit more cellar time
Red
7/7/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
Good effort for the vintage, good drinking now and I’m unsure if there’s more upside here.
Red
7/6/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
A pretty big boned Loire cab franc, the nose has the green bell pepper and graphite mixed with black currant fruits thing going on, the palate is less impressive and has less definition, some fine tannins linger in the finish and on the tip of the tongue. 12%
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Red
7/5/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
On release this was so juicy, after a few years sleep it’s got a but more savoury depth to it and it’s a decent red with your meal, still some tannin on the finish, missing a little more tang, a too polite Italian
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White
2016 Maquina & Tabla Laderas de Leonila Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León White Blend (view label images)
7/5/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
Clean and saline, fresh and best fairly well chilled
Red
7/3/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
flawed
Slightly corked, but enough to scalp the fruit, this was under diam 10 closure, which is a bit odd, the nose would be acceptable if a bit muted, the palate is lacking some fruit but it’s only right at the end of the finish that the TCA signs emerge for sure, this is quite an unusual experience re detecting this defect
Red
2015 Envinate Benje Ycoden Daute Isora Listán Prieto (view label images)
7/3/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
flawed
Corked
White
6/30/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
Give this plenty of air to let it open up with a lovely mix of floral lemon blossom and dried orange peel, some almond notes pad it out a bit and a nice bitter twist of textural tannin to finish
Red
2017 Ochota Barrels the green room McLaren Vale Grenache Blend, Grenache (view label images)
6/29/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
87 points
Very lean with a slight bitter finish, when the fruit shows its bright and red, could do with a little more of it
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White - Sparkling
6/29/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
A touch of buttered toast and honey here, soft mousse, nectarine and yellow plums, still plenty of freshness and cleansing acidity with a nice depth of flavour and length. Lovely now.
Red
6/23/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
1st bottle was slightly corked and only became clear with a little air so the replacement was decanted and poured. Definitely needs some air as it’s still pretty tight. Best after about 45 mins or so, some earthy development with dark berries, still some tannins to resolve, slightly rustic and better with food. Enjoyable with air and will keep longer
Red
6/16/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
Still young but starting to drink on it’s own with some air, probably better with food, smokey dark fruit, still with a fair quantity of tannins
Red
6/8/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
Brought from the estate on release, small run and hand labelled on purchase. A selection of best barrels. Bricking around the rim but still bright red through the centre, medium body. Still some textural tannins remain, ripe and quite powerful nose, some sweet spices. with some air the palate was showing pomegranate, red currants and ripe red cherry, medium length. Lovely new world Pinot.
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Red
6/4/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
Lovely now but could keep for longer, sadly that was our last bottle
Red
6/4/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
Approachable now if you have too, Best after 30-60 mins decanted. Lovely fruit here but more tome will be rewarded
Red
6/4/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
Young but quite pretty in style, especially for the vintage, you can drink this now but will definitely improve
Red
6/4/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
Needed a good decant before it stopped being grumpy
Red
6/4/2019 - kingkanu wrote:
Mid light body, dark purple in colour, pretty nose with plum and some violet/floral notes and a bit of cedar. The fruit is lighter on the palate but fresh, juicy and bright. Ready and drinking well, I’ve no idea whether this will improve with more time but it may do, I’ll hold my other bottle a little longer
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