Red fruits flavors can be found, typical of Pinot noir, in this fine wine with a lot of character. It goes perfectly with delicatessen and white or red meat with a light sauce. To serve at ambient temperature.
Aged in stainless-steel in an immaculate cavernous cellar, this has classic Cabernet Franc notes that include black raspberry and just the right amount of savory herbs while finishing with well-integrated tannins.
Deep purple in appearance with defined aromas of mocha with black cherry and currant fruit. Juicy on the palate with plum-like texture and dark, ripe fruits underscored by lots of spice.
Beautiful dark ruby color with quite an intense bouquet bringing together aromas of red ripe berries (raspberry) as well as spicier vanilla notes. On the palate the wine is incredibly round with a dense tannic structure, yet not overly massive. Great freshness finished off by slight mineral undertones and a silky texture.
Wine Enthusiast 100 Points: A great wine, the summation of a great vintage in Bordeaux. The core of richness, the dense, bone-dry tannins, the black currants, red berries and black plum skins are the elements, but it’s the way they have been integrated that makes this such an impressive wine. There is great elegance as well, a fabulous counterpoint to such power. Cellar for at least 15 years, but this will keep forever.
Wine & Spirits 100 Points
Rich aromas of tobacco leaf, sweet smoke and spice are bound by a sweet berry core. On the palate, this wine offers up complex and racy character with tremendous length.
97 Points – Wine Advocate
Sanctorum is only made in the best vintages and is comprised of the oldest vines of Grenache (well over 100 years old) in Le Crau. It is aged entirely in demi-muid and bottled in magnum. Chateauneuf Du Pape, France
Ripe fruit balanced out by backbone and structure, this Syrah shows plum, black pepper, pencil lead and warming spices.
APPEARANCE : Ruby-red colour, intense, cherry-red highlights. NOSE : Complex, elegant, red fruit aromas, spice aromas, guarrigue aromas, toast aromas. PALATE : Well-balanced, full-bodied, fresh fruit hints, clove hints, toast hints, soft tannin, powerful body, long length.
Deep crimson color, the 2016 Legende Bordeaux Rouge is intense, very expressive and is dominated by fresh fruit aromas (red currant, raspberry) blended with discreet notes of oak. Structured, round and easy, nicely oaked on the palate, with firm but silky tannins and a long, fresh and fruity finish.
Subtle and elegant nose, with scents of dried fruit (figs), black pepper and woody notes (cocoa powder). A powerful, finely structured wine, with well-integrated tannins and a long aromatic finish (black pepper, liquorice).
Blend: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot
The 2010 vintage is particularly rich in aromas of small berries - woodland strawberries, redcurrant. In the palate this wine has good tannic structure . A wine to be enjoyed as of now.
Very expressive and gourmet nose with hints of strawberry, cherry, vanilla and floral notes. Round and supple attack followed by a silky mid-palate with a long, aromatic finish. Nice freshness and pretty tannic substance.
This Paul Autard vintage is a balanced, elegant, deeply colored and vividly flavored Chateauneuf-du-Pape, due to the old vines' naturally low yields. It brims with fresh and pure dark berry fruit and notes of black pepper and chocolate.
Aromas and flavors of stone fruit, pomegranate and blueberry. Silky texture and long finish.
A vibrant, bright, intense ruby red wine with a slightly spicy, expansive, ethereal nose bursting with ripe fruit. Bold and full-bodied on the mouth, with unobtrusive rounded tannins.
This wine has aromas of juicy red berry fruit. Medium-bodied and soft on the palate, with balanced acidity and ripe tannins. Delicious with pastas and grilled meats, yet also very drinkable without food.
A seamless, medium- to full-bodied red. Like fine silk, this weaves through the range of crushed black cherry, licorice and citrus with fine, supple tannins and an underpinning of smoke-tinged mineral. Offers a long, lingering finish.
Ruby red in color with purple highlights, with a nose of red fruit intensity along with notes of vanilla, chocolate, leather and aromas of oak. Ample and enveloping on the palate with supple tannins and a savory freshness of the Sangiovese grape. The balance between acidity and tannins is excellent, and the finish has a lovely length and persistence.
Distinguished by its elegance and its deep ruby red color. It presents a good concentration on the mid-palate and a persistent aftertaste, with a rounded and voluptuous body, and interesting, silky tannins. It unites potency and elegance and looks like having a promising future. With its tempting perfumes of red berries and its clean freshness, the complexity of this wine presents an excellent balance.
NC is a wine with a decisive, full-bodied character, smooth tannins and a persistent finish. This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese reveals an exciting potency, with the gentleness of Merlot creating a bridge between the evident earthiness of Sangiovese, the aromatic blackcurrant flavor of Cabernet and the warm red berries of Syrah.
This vintage exhibits a very concise and clear sense of aromatic and tannic precision. Elegant mineral tones appear on the long, silky finish.
Intense ruby-garnet in color, pronounced aromas of blackberries and spices complement undertones of forest floor and hints of smoke. On the palate, the wine is harmonious and balanced with soft, round tannins.
Purple in appearance, it exhibits a bouquet redolent of wild berry preserves, lifted by smooth notes of spice. On the palate, it is beautifully balanced and delicious, with supple, velvety tannins.
96 Points - Wine Advocate
Balsamic and red fruit notes, while in the mouth shows itself with ripen and silky tannins which are supported by a vibrant finish. It is now enjoyable but capable of ageing for many years. This wine is persistent, velvety, and goes on for minutes once opened.
Conti di Buscareto has... focused its efforts on the resurrection of a local red grape called “Lacrima Nera” or “Black Tears.” Named for its loss of juice when the grape becomes very ripe, Lacrima Nera produces aromatic wines with notes of rose petals, and has recently been saved from extinction
93 Points - Wine Advocate
Ruby red with orange reflections. The bouquet is intense with tertiary notes of rose, leather, tobacco, and emerging notes of violet. The taste is ample and embracing, with a soft, persistent finish.
Ripe black-skinned fruit, blue flower, crushed mint and cake spice aromas take center stage, while a balsamic note stays in the background. It's big, juicy and incredibly delicious, as it doles out mouthfuls of ripe plum, succulent blackberry, Marasca cherry and vanilla alongside soft, polished tannins. A star anise note lingers on the close.
Brilliant ruby red with notes of cherries, brandied cherries, dark berries, violets and dried roses which recall nuances of citrus fruits and mint. On the palate, noble and silky tannins. Very balanced with a long finish of fresh, delicate spices.
Red colour with violet hues, refers to the sweetness of a dark fruit with refined elegance. Intense and rich on the nose, it is both concentrated and harmonious: flowers and fruits to give way to hay, tobacco, spices. Bright summer berries on the palate with graphite veins lead to the discovery of a series of sensations.
Intense ruby red color. On the nose, the aromas of ripe red berry fruit, sweet spices, and a light and fresh minty note are the most prominent sensations. The palate is well structured, persistent, and very pleasurable in its fruity finish and aftertaste.
Made entirely with Merlot, this opens with delicate aromas of black-skinned fruit and a whiff of baking spice. The mature palate reveals prune and vanilla alongside rather evolved tannins.
Warm, soft, fruity, with intense sensations of ripe black cherry and blackberry; remarkably persistent with soft tannins, velvety, balanced and harmonious.
Clean ruby red. Deep aroma with nice acidy.Medium bodied and strucutured.
A deep ruby red with bright highlights.
Nose: forthrightly and fruitily intense, initial sensations of sour black cherry and cherry giving way to pleasantly earthy notes of damp soil.
Bouquet: despite a lack of structure and persistence, its characteristic fruity freshness makes Pelisa eminently quaffable.
Ruby red with garnet highlights. Aromas of ripe fruit, cherries, plums, dried fruit, spices, vanilla, and cinnamon. Fruity in flavor with notes of vanilla, supple in its tannins.
Medium bodied, the 2014 Barbaresco displays intense red fruit aromas with hints of white pepper and anise. The wine is powerful, firm, with an ethereal flavor supported by good acidity.
A dark, brooding wine, the Montestefano comes across as quite virile, with huge tannins and equally imposing dark fruit. Smoke, leather, licorice and game add to an impression of raw, almost unrestrained, power. The Montestefano is a wine painted in broad brush strokes that emphasize power over elegance. Then again, that is Montestefano.
You'll find aromas of star anise, freshly tilled soil, chopped herb and balsamic notes on this full-bodied red. The smooth, concentrated palate delivers juicy black cherry, raspberry compost, pipe tobacco and licorice accompanied by firm, refined tannins and bright acidity.
Ruby red color. On the nose it is rich and ripe with notes of red fruits. The structure is full-bodied and intense with youthful tannins on the finish.
The Pajé is simply fabulous. Sweet floral notes soar from the glass as this deep, beautifully resonant Barbaresco shows off its compelling inner sweetness and total sense of poise. The flavors are deep yet fresh, with wonderful fragrance and impeccable balance throughout. A wine of total harmony, the 2013 is going to be nearly impossible to resist young. The 2013 is one of the better versions of the Pajé produced.
The Pora is soft, pliant and enveloping. The wine is rich and deeply textured, with layers of fruit that continue to build with time in the glass. The tannins are present, but they are nearly buried by the sheer intensity of the fruit. This is an especially powerful, brooding edition of the Pora. Although impressive today, the 2013 will drink well for decades to come.
#19 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2018
Expressive and smooth, this hits all the right notes, with pure black cherry, black currant and violet flavors. Touches of earth, iron and tobacco add complexity.
Bright medium ruby-red. Musky aromas of blackberry, ink, tobacco and beef broth, with a complicating touch of grilled porcini. Finishes with youthfully tough tannins and a hint of pepper.
Ruby purple color with ripe red cherry aromas with hints of mineral and vanilla. A dry, medium bodied red wine with refreshing acidity (making it perfect to pair with food) and soft tannins, the Barbera d’Asti Tre Vigne is well balanced with good integration of oak, good complexity and a finish of more red cherries.
The bouquet here is generous and broad with dark fruit, spice and tar. You even get a touch of citrus or dried orange peel. The mouthfeel is a bit thinner and more delicate in this vintage. Yet the tannins leave a firm footprint and promise a good aging future ahead.
Purple red colour, the Dolcetto has black cherry, raspberry and hint of blueberries aromas. An unoaked wine, this medium bodied red has soft tannins, moderate acidity and good balance.
Offers up generous fruit along with menthol, spices and hard candy, showing notable intensity while retaining an essentially mid-weight style. Strong, intense and powerful when young, complex and elegant with aging.
An intense ruby red in color, the wine shows a complex nose of ripe red berry fruit along with cherries and plums, all well integrated with the spicy sensation of vanilla and pepper created by the aging in oak barrels. The 2014 Villa Antinori Rosso, supple on the palate with soft and velvety tannins, is firm bodied and endowed with a long and tasty finish.
#89 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2015
Deep ruby red. Aromas of wild berries and hints of spice. Medium-bodied, intense flavors of blackberry and dark cherry, accented by notes of violet, pepper and exotic spices.
#12 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2016
Intense, mature nose with mineral aromas that give way to black fruit, such as blackberry and blackcurrant. Hints of licorice, redcurrant and cherries in liqueur on a backdrop of dark chocolate and subtle hints of a well-structured wood. Elegant in the mouth, well-balanced, voluptuous and silky, polished tannins with a wellbalanced acidity, long and lasting.
This wine is spectacular, and represents the perfect foil for grilled steak. Rich, full bodied and muscular, Alto Moncayo has riveting intensity and palate staining extract; this Spanish red is inky/purple, full-bodied, and rich. This pedal-to-the-metal offering should age handsomely for a decade.
Made from vines between 30 and 50 years old, and aged in barrels for 16 months. It is a wine with an attractive collection of balsamic notes, of chocolate and black fruits, very warm on the palate and an extremely pleasant finish.
Cherry red with garnet highlights. Intense aromas of wild blackberries and blueberry jam with toasted and spicy notes, such as pink peppercorn, and exciting undertones of hot wax and exquisitely fine oak. Round, velvety and mature, it envelops the palate in its perfume.
Aged 6 months in French and American barriques. Concentrated and voluptuous ripe fruit is complemented by strong minerality and wood spice on the nose and finish.
Blend: 50% Garnacha, 20% Merlot, 20% Syrah, 10% Mazuelo
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