European Terroir Special Reserve January 29th 2015
Gruner Veltliner Hochterrassen Salmon Undhof, Austria 2012 A brilliantly simple yet full of character and very well balanced wine with a perfect acidity and lingering mineral aromas and flavors. A great food wine that is well priced.
White Artisan Dealurile Muteniel Romania 2011 Aurelia Visinescu's Fetteasca Alba based white shows a well balanced combination of earthy / oaky flavors that provide complexity and an almost red wine feel. The wine shifts between a traditional old barrel Romanian flavors with a toasted oak twist and a citrus fresh aroma dominated by grapefruits.
Abymes, Micraster, Vin de Savoie Blanc, Balard & Fils 2013 A fresh citrus and mineral aromas dominate this fairly simple yet well balanced and crisp wine with fruity mouthfeel and dry "stony" aftertaste that makes you feel the limestone quite well. A drink now crisp and enchanting food friendly wine.
Via Diagonalis Castra Rubra Telish Bulgaria 2007 The Romans had set the character and the while is loyal to its historical route. A combination of dried fruits, spices and balanced oak flavors that develop slowly but surely into a mouth-filling chewy wine. Impressive work by the winemaker and a wonderful wine to drink now through 2021.
Rioja Solar Viejo Reserva 2007 Fruity and extremely well balanced Rioja with just the right anount of acidity to trigger its livelihood and an enchanting spicy finish complimenting its medium to full bodied body. Elegant and spicy with a consistent feel to drink now through 2016.
Crozes –Hermitage Louis Bernard 2009 A Syrah like no other. Sharp acidity, fruity and a dry tannin feel that lingers in the aftertaste for quite a while. Distinctive regional flavors of dried berries and an earthy – oaky character.
Montessu Isola dei Nuraghi 2009 Impressive from nose to aftertaste exploding with concentrated dried fruit aromas, cassis, cherry liqueur and sweet spices. The hints of salty sea winds one might find in some islay scotch offers the unique characteristics of some of the vineyards of Sardinia and makes the Isola dei Nuraghi IGT as unique as any appellation. Impressive experience.
Quinta Sera d'Ordens, Reserva Vinhas Velhas, Douro 2011 A full blown, fruit and spice driven Douro wine that had been carefully aged in new oak barrels to the limit of overpowering tannins. The appealing sweet red berries and pears fruits are quotes with somehow rough yet ripe tannins and just the right touch of acidity. Well-structured and powerful.
Riesling Pieporter Michelsberg Selbach Mosel 2013 A medium dry, elegant and very gentle smooth drinking wine with enough consistency to be deemed interesting. The fine acidity of this wine provides tingling notions at every reach of the wine while the mild sweetness caresses the wine into balance. Lacks character yet well made.
Tokaji Aszu 6 Puttonyos Navis Praetoria 2000 Too young to be opened now this amazing concentration of dried apricots, grape nectar and the bouquet of oak cellared for years in ages old Tokaji cellar is a promising dessert of kings with a good backbone acidity and flavors that linger on and on. This is a wonderful sipping wine to end a good meal. Seek & buy. Drink 2020 - 2038
Great White Tasting
The Special Reserve August 2016
August 24, 2016
לאנגה רוסו מבית G.D. VAJRA
July 29, 2015
The Taste of Fine Sweet Wine
The Special Reserve September 15th 2016