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2004 Marqués de Cáceres Rioja Gran Reserva, Rioja DOCa, Spain - Deep ruby colour, fading, with strong aromas of strawberry, sour cherry, some preserved red fruits. Meaty undertones and earth nuances, developed with age, contribute complexity, while the whole is spiced up with black pepper and vanilla. Multilayered flavours on the palate are complemented by quite enough acidity. Sour […]
2016 Kechris Winery The Tear of the Pine, Retsina, Greece - Pale gold. Resin is so strong on the nose, you may in part mistake it for a fault – certainly it is not. Intense, resinous, fruit is there, but behind. Pear, a touch of lemon, grapefruit, little bit quince, stone fruit – peach, apricot – somewhat floral – acacia – and herbaceous notes. High acidity [...]
Ktima Kir-Yianni Diaporos 2011 - PGI Imathia, Macedonia, Greece Medium garnet fading towards the rim. Intense nose of red cherry, sour cherry, blackberry, strong spices – black pepper, ripe tomatoes, sweet spices – cinnamon. Oak is obvious and perfectly integrated – cedar, smoke. Not as complex as I was hoping – some meaty […]
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Italian pizza in Chianti, vineyard landscape in Italy Pizza and Chianti - From time to time we go out for a pizza, right? It was one of those evenings. This time we were going to one place of a well-known trattoria chain in Bucharest. We expected a good wine list to be displayed there. It seemed the right moment to […]
Old city of Bucharest, Romania, Europe. wide view. Thai Chicken and Metamorfosis Muscat & Tămâioasă - At the end of February, people were talking about spring all over Bucharest. Indeed, a sunny Sunday afternoon came by, which was a good reason for a walk past the ancient buildings of the capital city. A lunch and a tranquil chat in one of the downtown pubs […]
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