Chakalaka "Spice Route" 2010 wine review by (PB)

    Deeply pigmented opaque black cherry hue with aromas of deep blackberry, tar, spices and dark fruit. Palate--Weighty presentation with loads of luxuriant dark fruit and a prominent charred wood presence. Finishes with more charred wood. Seems to have simplified from what i...

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    Vina Alberdi 2005 Rioja Wine Review by Billy

    Nose: deep and lovely tobacco and cherry Palate: easy drinking even balance of warm tannins and black cherry Finish: warm and long with tea, tobacco and cherry through and through Overall: this is a lovely 2005 100% Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain. It is showing age in the gla...

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    Mittelbach Tegernseerhof Rose 2013 wine review by (PB)

    This Austrian Rose has a bright bouquet of subdued red melon and a touch of raspberry. Palate--Nice burst of "zippy" fruit with a peachy aftertaste and a palate cleansing acidity. I paid $15 for this Austrian rose which is about $5 too much. It's a decent, lively rose tha...

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    Rocca Delle Macie "SaSyr" 2011 wine review by (PB)

    Purple to cranberry hue with aromas giving the classic Sangiovese bouquet on first whiff but then there is a blast of fresh fruit like candy apple cherry (the hard red coating on candied apples) with a rear guard of sweet herbs. This is a distinctive and enticing bouquet! ...

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    Gascon Colosal "red blend" 2012 wine review by (PB)

    Intensely pigmented with a dark tomatoey red, opaque hue. Aromas of gigantic black fruit and loads of "stuff" going on! Tar, bold evergreen and spice, cigar box and more ripe berry fruit lurking underneath it all. Wow! Palate--Again, gigantic immense bold deep, dark berrie...

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    Wine tasting and the impact of medications by (PB)

    If you visit our blog frequently you see that I have not posted very much if at all for some time. The reason being I am on medication for an issue and the particular medication messes up my ability to "taste" properly. It's important to note to your self when you are on a...

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    Domaine Du Salvard Cheverny 2011 wine review by (PB)

    Hue is a very pale nearly rose looking, with an orange tinge to it. Bouquet--Just beneath the tightly wound raspberry fruit is a note of asparagus green and ash. Underneath that is a layer of sweet spice though gentle. Palate--Finessed structure with fruity foundation of s...

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