Writers Tears

Writers Tears Region: Ireland ABV: 40% E150: Yes Chill-filtered: Yes Container: Glencairn Neat Colour: Light Gold Nose: Green apples, pears, citrus, sweet perfumy floral notes, vanilla, sweet malt, honey, spice. Really sweet and fruity nose, don’t detect much ethanol. Palate: Really easy going on the palate, more green apples and pear notes, vanilla, light hint of oak, pepper. Not … Continue reading Writers Tears

Chateau Vignelaure Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence 2007

Chateau Vignelaure Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence 2007 Frist experience with wines from Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence, which is located in south of France, it’s the second-largest appellation in Provence. The Chateau Vignelaure Red wines are blend from 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Syrah grape. Aged in small oak barrels for 18 months, then further aged in the bottle for … Continue reading Chateau Vignelaure Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence 2007

Rocche dei Manzoni Bricco Manzoni Langhe Rosso 2010

Rocche dei Manzoni Bricco Manzoni Langhe Rosso 2010 Sat in the glass for 2 hours before reviewing. Blend of 80% Nebbiolo and 20% Barbera, first time trying a wine from Langhe(Piedmont), and a blend of this sort. Colour: Medium purple core, with some sign of ageing. Nose: Clean nose, high intensity. Liquorice, sweet cherries, red … Continue reading Rocche dei Manzoni Bricco Manzoni Langhe Rosso 2010

Green Spot Chateau Leoville Barton

Green Spot Chateau Leoville Barton The Green Spot Chateau is the first Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey to be finished in a Bordeaux Wine Cask. Chateau Léoville Barton is located in the Left Bank of Bordeaux, in the Saint-Julien AOC (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée), a highly sort-after region producing overall higher than average quality wines. Only … Continue reading Green Spot Chateau Leoville Barton

Bladnoch 12 1987 Gordon & MacPhail, Clynelish 21 1983 Dun Bheagan, Mortlach 12 1989 Murray McDavid, Scapa 10 Signatory, Longrow 10, Caol Ila 11 1984 Signatory

Bladnoch 12 Year Old 1987 Gordon & MacPhail Region: Lowland ABV: 58.7% E150: No Chill-filtered: No   Colour: Straw Nose: Honey, floral, grassy, caramel, citrus, hint of oak. Very basic lowland notes, not the sweet fruity whisky I was expecting, rather well balanced with a nice grassy note that adds a bit of character. Palate: … Continue reading Bladnoch 12 1987 Gordon & MacPhail, Clynelish 21 1983 Dun Bheagan, Mortlach 12 1989 Murray McDavid, Scapa 10 Signatory, Longrow 10, Caol Ila 11 1984 Signatory

E.Guigal Saint-Joseph 2012

E.Guigal Saint-Joseph 2012 Decanted for 2 hours. Colour: Dark-purple core Nose: Clean nose, medium+ intensity, smoked meat, red and dark fruits, sour cherry, leather, violet, touch of spice. Palate: Dry, full bodied, medium acidity, full tannins, juicy currants, black cherries, stewed red fruits, pepper, savory meat. Finish: Medium+ finish, more pepper, touch of earthy mushroom. … Continue reading E.Guigal Saint-Joseph 2012

Champagne Dumangin Premier Cru Le Vintage Extra-Brut 2004

Champagne Dumangin Premier Cru Le Vintage Extra-Brut 2004 Glassware: Lehmann Flûte Oenomust Colour: Straw Nose: Clean nose, high intensity, Very complex up front, like smelling very nice bread, mellow yeast, nuts, citrus, raspberry, biscuits. Palate: Dry, fine bubbles, full-bodied, high acidity, lemon, apricot, bread, toasty, slight tart-ness. Finish: Medium+ finish, nuts and lemon. Score: 87/100 … Continue reading Champagne Dumangin Premier Cru Le Vintage Extra-Brut 2004

Ailes D’Argent Bordeaux Blanc 2013, La Conseillante Pomerol 2013, Domus Vitae Brunello 2007, Chateau D’Issan Margaux 2012

Ailes D'Argent Bordeaux Blanc 2013 Colour: Pale Straw Nose: Clean nose, medium intensity, pineapples, honey, light citrus fruits, hints of peach, dried fruits, hints of oak. Palate: Dry, medium body, High acidity, cherries, pineapples, light citrus, light oak. Finish: Medium length, cherries, oak. Score: 82+/100 La Conseillante Pomerol 2013 Colour: Medium clear purple core Nose: Clean … Continue reading Ailes D’Argent Bordeaux Blanc 2013, La Conseillante Pomerol 2013, Domus Vitae Brunello 2007, Chateau D’Issan Margaux 2012

Mortlach Rare Old, 26 Year Old SMWS 76.94 Totally Flavoursome

Mortlach Distillery is nicknamed “The Beast of Dufftown”, let’s see what they’ve got. Mortlach Rare Old   Region: Speyside ABV: 43.4% E150: Yes Chill-filtered: Yes Container: Glencairn Neat Colour: Gold-Amber Nose: Honey, apple, pear, toffee, malt, melons, touch of spice. Very nice and sweet nose. Palate: Apples, honey, malt, pepper, cinnamon, oranges, vegetal note, mineral … Continue reading Mortlach Rare Old, 26 Year Old SMWS 76.94 Totally Flavoursome

San Vincenti Chianti Classico 2012

San Vincenti Chianti Classico 2012 Colour: Medium+ purple core Nose: Clean nose, high intensity, lots of ripe red fruits, touch of smoke, vanilla, quite perfumy and oak Palate: Dry, medium+ body, high acidity, medium smooth tannins, cherries, oak, plums, touch of spice Finish: Long finish, red fruits accompanied by lingering spices and oak Score: 78/100 … Continue reading San Vincenti Chianti Classico 2012