Dark ruby. Cocktail of dark fruits and a fair amount of oak with a slight medicinal note. Concentrated and very full-bodied, the tannic structure is a bit rough, a sign of youth and aging potential. A bit austere at ths early stage. Wait 5 to 7 years.
Normally my preference, when it comes to Cave’s entry Rieslings, is for their off-dry version. But in 2010, my taste leans to their dry rendition. Petrol, the dominant quality, is accompanied by bergamot, lime and minerals. Acidity is present but not overpowering, making for a refreshing summer sipper.
Such a beautiful expression of this Rhône varietal with a nose of apricot, peach, honeysuckle, Mandarin orange and ginger. Lovely texture on the palate and clean, fresh impression to go with full-on tropical fruits, peach and a smidge of ginger.
Ruby-purplish. Slightly vegetal nose (green pepper, etc.) with red berry notes. Simple and straightforward taste, soft on the palate with a good core of fruit. Drink now. Worth its price.
Deep crimson, throwing some sediment. Intense and complex nose of plums, prunes, strawberry jam, vanilla, liquorice, coffee. Still appealingly fruity with plum and cherry flavours and a smoky background. Perfectly balanced, to be savoured over the course of a long evening. Decant and drink now.
Floral, apple and lightly honeyed scents give way to off-dry apple flavours delivered in an appetizingly creamy texture with gentle fizz, lively acidity and a dry mineral note on the finish.
Brisk and bright, this organic Frizzante from Veneto is 100% Raboso, affording the delicate pink hue. Tight strawberries, plums, violets, candied cherries are carried with a riffing acidity when chilled, which is how this apéritif wine is best enjoyed.