Latest Tastings

  • 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 […]
  • 2016 Kechris Winery The Tear of the Pine, Appellation by Tradition 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...
  • 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 […]
  • Petro Vaselo Ovaș 2011 - DOC Recaș | Banat | Romania Deep ruby with an orange rim. Intense aromas of blackcurrant and spices – black pepper – blackberry, plum, red berries, smoked meat, cedar in the background. […]
  • SERVE Cuvée Amaury 2012 - Pale gold in color, with medium to pronounced aromas. I find it slightly over-oaked – cedar, vanilla, smoke – but fruits and flowers are there: peach, hints of quince, preserved fruits – […]