Tasting Notes for kingkanu

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Red
8/9/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Lovely green leaf and black currant nose, the palate isn’t quite at the same level. The tannins are a little drying right now, good wine but we need to see how this develops
White
8/8/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
The colour is starting to turn gold with early maturity, the nose has white flowers, honeysuckle and nectarine.the palate has ripe orchard fruits cut through the middle with mouthwatering fresh lemon acidity, there’s a chalky mineral side to this wine that balances the fruit nicely, the finish is pleasantly long and satisfying.
Rosé
8/2/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Double decanted, after 2 hours or so this really starts to impress. Such a beautiful vibrant copper colour, tart red fruits, dried orange peel, an oxidative tang that’s a nod to Jerez, there’s a ferrous savoury side to the wine too, it’s gorgeous with food or solo, I’m excited to see where this wine goes
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Red
8/1/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Early drinking window and really needs some air to open up. Medium body and starting to brick at the rim. Some dark cherry and raspberry fruit, a little fine tannin gives it a bit of texture, decent acid, especially for a warmer year which doesn’t really make itself felt. There’s a decent savoury finish to cap a good wine off. It’s not going to fall over any time soon, but I’m less sure that it’s got too much more upside. If you’ve got a few definitely time to start drinking them.
Red
7/31/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Amazing light but vibrant colour, translucent. Kirsch, cherry and new leather, lovely, light on the palate but not in flavour, nice length. I seem to like these wines around the age of 5 for a touch of evolution alongside the really pretty and juicy fruit.
Red
7/31/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
flawed
This bottle wasn’t great, ponderous compared to previous bottles. Have we kept it too long or just bottle variation ?
Red
7/29/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Medium full, bright and vibrant purple with a pale to clear rim. Lively nose, dark berries, tar and herbal tones, the palate is similar with a few medium grained tannins, good acidity and quite a tasty finish. This was described as somewhere between a Beaujolais and Loire cab franc and I think that is a good shout. Really enjoyable and for me a grape worth exploring more
Red
7/25/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Early maturity, red fruits, floral with some violet and a little rose, vanilla and warm spices, good acidity and some fine grained tannin remain, will keep but good to drink now with food
White - Fortified
7/24/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Clean, light and correct for a Fino, on the friendly side, unbeatable value
Red
7/24/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Like my last note, all 3 bottles have been in great shape
Red
7/24/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Medium full, and bright around the rim. Real Syrah which blossomed over a couple of hours, becoming more elegant and stylish. It felt perfectly mature to me but no rush to drink up
Red
7/23/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Test driving the Viña Ardanza 2010 this evening, obviously youthful with more tannin than I remember from other vintages, it takes an hour or so to get going, but it’s pretty impressive, the aromatics show lots of mixed spice, and maybe a touch of heat showing although It’s 13.5%, the palate has a good depth of flavour, plummy, warm spice and cracking acidity which makes a deliciously long and moreish finish. Definitely a very good Ardanza, hopefully it will last and develop further, approachable at the table now
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Red
7/22/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Time has been kind here, it’s not turned into a swan but a fairly easy going and drinkable cab franc, and at this price that’s all you can hope for
Red
7/19/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
silky smooth on the palate, the fruit was a little darker than I expected and began to tighten up and show more tannin after a couple of hours, should be lovely in time
Red
7/18/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Early maturity, it’s all quite clean and well made, better with an hour or so of air, a bit light weight
Red
6/13/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Abruzzo seen from the eyes of Emidio Pepe (67@Home Zoom Tasting): this was a cooler vintage. Much lighter in body than the younger wines with lots of bricking through the wines, mature nose with slightly stewed fruit and dried flowers, the palate has decent acidity, just a touch of tannin and tastes far fresher and younger than the nose would suggest. not bad for a 40 year old wine and I'm impressed that samples could be shipped of this wine that remained fresh.
Red
6/13/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Abruzzo seen from the eyes of Emidio Pepe (67@Home Zoom Tasting): a good vintage for reds here, but a warmer year. Full, some signs of aging around the rim. Aromatic, some thyme, earthy red fruits, Mayberry, largely resolved, tar, mineral with plenty of acidity and very long
Red
6/13/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Abruzzo seen from the eyes of Emidio Pepe (67@Home Zoom Tasting): 2015 was a great year for Pepe's reds. 85% of production is being aged at the domain for later release. Quite full, the nose is potent and virile, dark minerals and tar, dark berry fruit, menthol, plenty of tannins, chewy, very long and intense
White
6/13/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Abruzzo seen from the eyes of Emidio Pepe (67@Home Zoom Tasting): Dark gold, some honied evolution here. Dried apricot, this is more expressive and has more fruit than the 2016. Ripe nectarine yellow apple, a nice bitter edge to it and an oily texture, decent finish
White
6/13/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Abruzzo seen from the eyes of Emidio Pepe (67@Home Zoom Tasting): the Pecorino was first made in 2006 says Chiara although I've read it was 2010 elsewhere. Slightly darker gold than the Trebbiano and has a touch of sulphur on the nose still. savoury, with some swirling you start to get a bit of nectarine and white flowers. Nice rich texture but balanced with nice acidity, there's apricot, ripe nectarine, soft cashew nut, savoury and very long finish.
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White
6/13/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Abruzzo seen from the eyes of Emidio Pepe (67@Home Zoom Tasting): Mid gold colour. Apricot kernal, savoury, a nice bitter twist to this, dried lemon peel, ripe apple, dried apricot, slightly dusty, very long
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White
7/13/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Magnificent Meursault with Jasper Morris by 67 Pall Mall (67@Home Zoom Tasting): the nose is a bit muted, compared to the other wines, its not ready to play yet, a bit of orchard fruit, quite mineral, flinty even but has plenty of extract, just quite tights and almost lean, someone mentioned rubber band, another iodine. going back to this sample an hour or so later it had opened up and was more expressive, I think this just needs a long snooze before its ready to reveal itself
White
7/13/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Magnificent Meursault with Jasper Morris by 67 Pall Mall (67@Home Zoom Tasting): Golden colour, rich nose of ripe orchard fruits, there's a fair weight here of ripe apple and yellow plums with a rounded texture which is cut beautifully by the cleansing acidity, quite intense, really great long finish, very impressive
White
7/13/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Magnificent Meursault with Jasper Morris by 67 Pall Mall (67@Home Zoom Tasting): Medium gold colour and deeper than the previous wines. Nutty, some evolution on the nose, more savoury than fruit, good mouth-filling flavour, long finish, decent length, overwhelmed by the other wines today, but a good wine.
White
7/13/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Magnificent Meursault with Jasper Morris by 67 Pall Mall (67@Home Zoom Tasting): Youthful and fairly light in colour, Jasper says this is a very elegant cru, there's a slight sweetness from the ripe fruit, and vintage most likely, plenty of citrus, mouthcoating with a fair amount of substance and a really long finish, mouth-tingling with waves of flavour and lots of energy. just lovely.
White
7/13/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Magnificent Meursault with Jasper Morris by 67 Pall Mall (67@Home Zoom Tasting): Bottled under diam since 2013. Ripe and rounder than the Coche but light on the palate, it dances across the palate, youthful and energetic, lovely acidity on the finish which is really long and nice savoury
White
7/13/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Magnificent Meursault with Jasper Morris by 67 Pall Mall (67@Home Zoom Tasting): Mid gold, just a touch of spent match, ripe apple fruit, citrus, hazelnut, quite electric on the palate with great acidity, fabulous finish, so long
Red
7/17/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Ok, but not very typical for a Pinot, a little light, pleasant, but should deliver more for the price point
White
7/17/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Deep Golden colour. No sign of corkiness but there is a musty undertone to the wine, which fades with time but still lasts enough to put you off, there’s some Interesting mature flavours, some ok acidity, the finish is pretty lengthy and ends with butterscotch. Not a great bottle unfortunately, have stoppered the rest to see if there’s any improvement tomorrow.
Red
7/16/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Coravined a glass at the end of the evening. Needed a little time to loosen up, still tastes youthful in its early maturity. Little wafts of soft leather and spice mixed with ripe cherry fruit, the palate has some soft furry tannins which coat the sides of the mouth and a wave of acidity washes through the long finish. It’s possibly a little dry but that’s being pretty hard as it’s lovely now and should improve.
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Red
2015 Istine Chianti Classico Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
7/16/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
This is starting to shine now, medium light body, refreshing, quite stylish and has juicy cherry fruit with a little spice, it could have a touch more weight in the middle, but It’s pretty easy to love as it is
Red
7/12/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Medium full body, quite a vibrant purple colour. The nose is a mass of berries, black currant through cherry and raspberry, violets lifts it up a touch and smokiness pulls it down. The palate feels heavier and ripe, but has plenty of acid to give it some balance. There’s flashes of red fruit among the black currant, liquorice and chocolate, still some medium grain tannins remain on the tip of the tongue. Nice finish.
White
7/12/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Steely and very high acidity. Drank a glass and left over night in the fridge. More open day 2, but not a load of fun. Plenty of substance here but a little hard right now.
Red
7/11/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Lovely aromatic nose. Plenty of juicy red fruity, with green herbs, and sour cherry, very dry, best at the table, a good version of this grape, worth buying again
White
7/3/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Some variable bottles, this one is lovely, old school charm, understated, mature but with good freshness, there’s butter and hazelnut up front and a lick of caramel on the lengthy and cleansing finish
White
7/2/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Opened up over a couple of hours, worth decanting if I had more. Restrained orchard fruits on the nose, some white flowers, fresh, clean, nice mid weight palate, plenty of acidity, some pithy grapefruit, crunchy red apples, a touch of heat is a small detraction from the long, mineral and mouthwatering finish. Really well made wine.
Red
6/27/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Medium light body, bright and jewel like, let this open for an hour or so for the aromatics to really shine, juicy fruit with nice acidity. Tannins emerge after a while.
Red
2018 Westwell Field Blend Kent Pinot Blend, Pinot Noir (view label images)
6/26/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Bright, very light red, red currant, zingy acidity, decent juice, fun
Red
6/21/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Fourriers style pinots and 2017 seem to work really well together, such delicious juicy red fruit with lovely acidity. So drinkable at this level and one of burgundies few bargains
Red
6/21/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Medium light bodied, there’s some lovely ripe fruit here, not showy and very elegant, good depth of flavour and a decent finish, classy wine making
White
2010 Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay (view label images)
6/20/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Early maturity, so much potential here, not quite tropical fruits, but it’s ripe with a lovely line of acidity cutting through it.
Red
6/20/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
Medium light body, plenty of fine tannins still, with lots of air this is floral, red currant and pomegranate, needs another year or more
White - Sparkling
6/18/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
It’s priced ambitiously but to be fair there is a lot of wine here, it’s very elegant, starts with lemon sherbet, then biscuit base, apples, pears, lemon cream and soft nuts come in waves. it’s a rollercoaster of flavours, I’m being told
Red
6/14/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
2018 Beaujolais from The Wine Society: Medium body. 13%. 2366 bottles produced. Dark berry fruit on the nose, quite tightly wound. The palate has mouth staining and quite concentrated dark berry fruit, this tastes like it’s made in a more Burgundian style than Beaujolais, well integrated tannins and a long satisfying finish, delicious now, but a lot more potential to come if you can hold.
Red
6/14/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
2018 Beaujolais from The Wine Society: Medium full body. 13%. Quite tight on the nose, some dark cherry and almost kirsch notes. Lovely dark berries in the mouth, great acidity, there’s plenty of fairly fine tannins here, a lovely long finish. Built to age but will be approachable fairly early I would think, lots of potential.
Red
6/14/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
2018 Beaujolais from The Wine Society: Medium body, 12.5%. A bit of reduction on the nose masks the fruit To some degree. Plenty of fruit on the palate, cherry, strawberry, and a little plum. Quite a serious style, will probably keep well, decent length. A few furry tannins come through on the finish
Red
6/14/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
2018 Beaujolais from The Wine Society: Medium light body. 13%. Boiled sweets on the nose, cherry candy. Decent weight in the mouth, clearer red fruits than the nose, a little fine tannins pushes through towards the end, maybe a bit too light in flavour, medium finish.
Red
6/14/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
2018 Beaujolais from The Wine Society: Medium to light body. 13%. Sans soufre on the label. Some red berry’s on the nose, but it’s not showing much at the moment. The palate is a mouthful of red fruit with a few darker berries thrown into the mix, very juicy and tasty with a nice cut of acid, decent length, really vibrant, maybe the nose with improve, if it does develop to match the palate it will be a cracker, fine tannins sneak in on the finish
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Red
6/14/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
2018 Beaujolais from The Wine Society: Medium light body. 13.5%. Quite a rich and sumptuous nose, cherry pie. Nice weight of fruit in the mouth, strawberry, cherry, a little plum, very fine tannins remain at the end of the lengthy finish. Quite stylish and approachable already
Red
6/14/2020 - kingkanu wrote:
2018 Beaujolais from The Wine Society: Medium body. 13%. A juicy nose with lots of strawberries. Plenty more juice in the mouth and good acidity, it’s fairly simple and straightforward, it’s all about the strawberry fruit, tastes quite light but the finish keeps going. Some medium grain tannins emerge at the end
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