segunda-feira, 14 de janeiro de 2019

Cistus Reserva 2013

Made from a blend of Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca.

Smoked wood, plum and raisins in the aromas.

Results bodied in the mouth, but with harmony and grace. Vanilla with plum upfront dragging with some bites of berries. It is highly enjoyable.


Ponte das Canas 2014

Made from a blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Syrah. Some aniseed, toasted wood and vanilla blend in the aromas.

Spiky, majority of black fruit with the sweetness of vanilla combined with some chocolate hints and spice. It swells, dilates and lingers after it ends.


domingo, 16 de dezembro de 2018

Alto Moncayo Veraton 2015

Made from Grenache, full and deep on aromas: vanilla blended with ripe fruit.

In my mouth cavity I sense plum, raspberry, vanilla, some high fruit content spread, raisins, smoked wood, sorted berries. It never ends. You can even fell the heat without the pepper. Finishes infinite.


Ladron 2016

Aromas are raw, wine must still fermenting and old barrel. The wine is Spanish made from a wine variety named Mencía, but like seems I am felling a Portuguese Dão.

It tastes like farmer's wine. Crude, organic, no treatment, no freaking hidden flavors. Soil, herbs, raw unprocessed red fruit. Soft, against the current and the establishment. Ends short.


terça-feira, 23 de outubro de 2018

Stags Leap Chardonnay 2016

Apricot, loquat, and gooseberries in the aromas that creates water in the mouth.

Super lively, spicy, it is a whirlwind of ripe stone fruit. It has kilos of gooseberry. It's brutal. There's even the butter biscuit to chew virtually. Infinite ending.


La Marimorena Albariño 2016

And the discovery around Caja Rojo continues.

This Albariño shows aromas composed of crystals, grass and lime.

Very lemonish, slightly crunchy, very, very, citrus and mineral crystals, releasing balsamic sensation in the end. Appealing, refreshingly quiet.

Good to hit the summer.


Soalheiro Primeiras Vinhas 2015

And finally I discovered Portuguese Wine in Singapore. After putting my mouth in an Alentejo region wine at a Portuguese restaurant that filled my soul, I managed to find two distributors to put my hands on liquid processed in my homeland.

Fine and refined aroma. Lime, apricot, some orange and cantaloupe.

Delicate in the mouth. Lemon zest, refined, rather than bold and bulky. The lemon evaporates quickly in the front but then is crossed by the apricot. On the lower edges of the cheeks there are drips of cantaloupe. Possess character, with a light freshness, that is a a little overshadowed by the lack of crispiness,  perhaps, due to haulage conditions. It made my day however.


sexta-feira, 21 de setembro de 2018

Château Gravet Renaissance 2015

Raspberry, many, smoke, some toasted oak in the nose.

It starts with smoke, passes to raspberry and adds a pinch of pepper and an anise discharge in the end. It is fairly straightforward and enjoyable to drink.


Joseph Faiveley Chablis 2016

The aroma is made out of spheres. Lime an some stone fruit. There is also some spice.

Dry character, penetrating, artic fresh, everything hides behind a curtain. Does it really matter to decompose or to describe the wine like a mathematical equation? It does not seems so. Just drink it.


quinta-feira, 30 de agosto de 2018

The Orange Republic 2016

Mineral, lemon and orange zest blended in the aromas.

A clash between lemon and herbs. Dry character, full of life, full of youth and still with muscle. It has a thin mandarin layer that makes it appetizing, leading, swirling. Full of character, full of everything.