sexta-feira, 16 de abril de 2021

Esprit de Granit 2017


Made from Syrah.

Aromas come in flower dreams, multiple scents in harmony. 

What an initial impact, luxurious like those chocolates and clothes that cost triple of what we are used to pay for.

Then there are, well there are two layers: the first one that looks perfect, ripe, with blueberry and other berry collection and then the other that appears behind our brain that is mesmerizing, with flowers taking the lead together with hidden pleasures in vaporized dust.

Ratting: ★★★ 

quinta-feira, 18 de março de 2021

Dr. Loosen Blau Schiefer 2018 Riesling Trocken


Chemical aroma and green lime with leaves swirling around the edge of the glass.

Slightly frying, chemical and granitic, slightly sweet from contact with grapes, it has a little butter or kind other fat. How delightful. Good for drinking solo or with shellfish.

Ratting: ★★★ 

Monte Meão Cabeço Vemelho Tinta Roriz 2015


Aromas with plum circulating in the front, and then comes the raspberries that smother the plum, it has flowers and petals and branches and leaves.

The first word that comes to mind is infinite. An endless of things.

It has several layers, red fruit that evaporates and the jam that sits and forms a bed with a pepper as if it something worth spreading in bed. In the middle, a fresh layer as if it were after eight chocolate. A little toasted wood appears, light. Pure luxe.

Ratting: ★★★

Quinta do Mouro Erro 3


What happens when a producer refuses to produce a batch and later he realizes that it has potential. That is called a magical mistake ("erro"), and Quinta do Mouro (2013, 2006, 2005) released version 1,2 and this one n.º3.

Closed in aroma, slightly chemical, black berries, plum, smoked wood.

Black, balanced and spicy, slowly releases steam. It is like eating black chocolate in bulk, eating blocks and filling the mouth. It has prunes, blackberries, other berries, no tricks and deceit.

Is this mistake like the real thing or is something else? Well, this not an outcast.

Ratting: ★★★☆☆

Vinha dos Deuses Reserva 2018


Made from a blend of Gouveio,  Viosinho &  Rabigato.

There's a lot of kick. That fat at the beginning, the blend with tinker bell dust. It is very round, balsamic, lychees, cantaloupe, peach, salt, it is very additive. Humm what a treat!

Ratting: ★★★


sábado, 20 de fevereiro de 2021

Mullineux Sirah 2015


One of the advantages of living in the Netherlands is how easy is to get South African wine an revisit some of my old favorites. From Mullineux, I wrote two interesting pieces a while ago (here and here). When I saw this one at the shop i could not resist.

Light aromas: red fruit and flowers.

Soft, does not have any explosions of fruit jam like most of the others, is refined with some spice at the end, has a lot of floral to the mix and the fruit rolls in the mouth with plum and cassis, little intrusion of the wood contact.

Ratting: ★★★ 

Tapada do Chaves Reserva 2014


Lots of red fruit in the aromas: raspberry and sour cherries.

What a clash, full of sour cherries, cassis, in the front, what vigor that punch, almost chewable, the depth layer is dense is like a chocolate cake. There's a little anise at the end, it's pure luxury its hammy.

Ratting: ★★★ 

VV Vinhas Velhas 2013

Made from a blend of Maria Gomes and Bical coming from century old parcels.

Chemical aromas: wax, bakelite and bauxite, there is some summer hints but is submerged.

This wine is curious: it feels like there is a blend a two-in-one of kind. It starts with a wine that resembles made from Loureiro wine variety, acid, citric, showing the spears out and then we have something different that shifts to chemical with micro balsamic release. Pity that despite is somewhat divergent it does not creates enthusiasm.

Ratting: ★★★ 

Cuilleron viognier 2018


Deeply floral and with honey and some peach in the aroma.

It has butter at the beginning, deeply floral and exquisite. Refined character, you come to conclusion  forgetting about to eat the food. This wine is selfish and does not need food. It likes to look itself on the mirror. There's a punch of mint at the end, the flowers won't survive to dominance.

Ratting: ★★★  

sábado, 30 de janeiro de 2021

Quinta dos Termos Reserva Vinhas Velhas 2017


Made from a blend of Trincadeira, Jaen, Rufete and Marufo.

The aroma is thin, like knitted, some red fruits and flowers.

Rich, medium bodied, with sweet blackberries, plum, jam, liquor, some vegetable notes. It is slightly addictive, impresses by the fine balance, with lots of patine. This is a must have and highly recommended.

Ratting:  ★★★