terça-feira, 27 de fevereiro de 2018

Mont Blois Chenin Blanc 2016

Fate dictated that this is the last entry of a South African wine drank in the territory. It were 4 amazing years which I learned to erase some misconceptions about what wine production is all about. As move to other region in the globe, I will start the endless journey of stumbling and learning about other wine regions.

Aroma is compact as a toffee candy.

It shows ripe fruit, spices, melon, peach, apricot and gooseberries, with vibrant acidity, it stings addiction. Pour my glass one more time.


terça-feira, 2 de janeiro de 2018

Vieux Châteaux des Combes 2013

Made from Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Aromas composed of vanilla, fruit cake, raisins and tobacco box.

Soft as silk, focused on dark and ripe fruit with touch of anise, pepper notes and oak touch. Highly enjoyable.


Cistus Grande Reserva 2009

Made from a blend of Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional.

Nose with lots of blackberry, blueberry, vanilla, toast and tobacco box.

Impact-full and deep, warm with light spice. It takes me straight to the winter in front of the fireplace. It has more body and structure than some Port wines. Ends endlessly together with ripe fruit, plum, raspberry in sugar cube format. This is a massive wine not to be missed.


sábado, 30 de dezembro de 2017

Arcangeli Feiteiras Verdelho 2016

Another great find in South Africa, made from the Portuguese grape Verdelho. According to the producer, when first generation Italian Sandro Arcangeli acquired the farm Feiteiras from its previous Portuguese owners, he renamed it Arcangeli. The Verdelho vineyard on the farm had gained such a loyal following that it made sense to name the wine from this Portuguese variety after Feiteiras.

Aromas composed of lemon, unripe peach and pear.

In my mouth tasted fresh, light, young, dry, jovial, very appetizing, it clings to the roof of my eating cavity like a wafer. It is like experiencing a carousel of multiple summer fruits one after the other.


sexta-feira, 29 de dezembro de 2017

Cartuxa Colheita 2013

Made from Aragonez, Alicante Bouschet, Trincadeira and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Aromas of toasted wood, plum, raisins and vanilla.

It has anise and white raisins, grows and gains body, it stings on the tongue. Is it tasty. It's hot.

It crawls and glues to our flesh and I love it.


Savage 2016

The aroma is cold. It hides summer tutti frutty.

It has a thin layer, almost invisible, of sweet resin on the outside that blends with a focused sweet ripe fruit. Lightly crisp as it's ambition, makes it enjoyable and easy drinking.


Wildehurst Chenin Blanc 2015

Pear, melon that triggers the senses.

Fresh, lightweight, poisonous. It's a train full of good things. At the beginning is the ripe pear that blends with cantaloupe. At the end it has honey and gooseberries that vanishes in the form of steam.

I want more of this.


sexta-feira, 24 de novembro de 2017

Domain Des Dieux Sangiovese 2013

Aromas with anise, raisins, some smoked oak and syrup.

Spicy, dry, hard and slightly bearded, it has raisins with toasted wood. It feels like a simple Port wine. It needed a bit more of an edge.


Anima Chenin Blac 2014

Cup of Peaches, some cantaloupe and mineral water in the aromas.

In the mouth it is soft, fatty, ripe cantaloupe, peach and then changes to mineral profile where it drags the pieces of cantaloupe that we take to the beach on that hot day. It's not fresh, it's loaded.


sexta-feira, 20 de outubro de 2017

Remhoogte Honeybunch Chenin Blanc 2016

Tropical fruit, resin, deep and senses opener.

It's a turbine. There are strange fruits that I habitually eat in the Southern hemisphere, but I do not remember which, Creamy, with lots of grip. Ends salty like sushi soy sauce.