A "natural" wine, whatever that means. It is an unusual take on Chenin Blanc. Tasted a wine store tasting, this was my second time getting an opportunity to try this and it seemed like it has improved (or this was a better bottle). Lighter in color than a previous bottle, so perhaps the first bottle had been oxidized a bit. Light gold, clear and bright. The nose is different with cardamom, and orange pith. On the palate, this has tart oranges. Strong acidity. 12% Alc. It finishes a bit salty which is different and probably makes it more food friendly. It was priced at $12 on close
Supposedly this is a natural wine. Those can be good but often have some spoilage and similar issue. There was nothing here to say this was affected, but it is a very odd wine that might have limited appeal. On the other hand, it retails for around $15, so, especially for a wine geek, it might be worth checking out. Deep golden in color (does this see extended skin contact?). The nose is a bit odd. Some sweaty undershirt quality to it. A bit of dill. Some tangerine fruit lurking in the background. On the palate, it is hard to describe. Kind of like apples that fall under a tree an
70% Malbec, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Syrah, 5% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot. From the family that owns Leoville Poyferre in Bordeaux. Purple/ruby in color. The nose is warm and slightly musty (not in an off way). Also has some cassis and plums. On the palate, this drinks like a Bordeaux; fruit, tobacco and earth. Black raspberries and plums. Slight tannins. It has a nice depth and seems to be closing in on maturity. A bit soft but within reason. Would work with roasted or grilled meats quite well. No hurry, but won't get better and probably should be drunk in the next five years.