Valdespino Inocente Fino Sherry

UntitledNo longer showing its pale straw colour when the wine was bottled, this single vineyard Inocente Fino sherry made by Valdespino has a bright, light-golden core with a  pronounced aroma of citrus peel, almonds and green olives. On the palate this wine exhibits minerality, a delicate herbal tone, brine and creamy, nutty flavours. Medium-plus to long finish, with a sharp and refreshing kick. Bottled in 2010, this Fino definitely stood the test of time.


cremant du jura cuvee papageno

domaine de l'octavin cremant du juraFine, persistent bubbles and nice mousse; fresh green fruit, nuts, fresh lime on the nose; plenty of refreshing, acidic citrus fruit notes on the palate, dry, clean, crisp and filled with mineral tones. Medium-plus finish with a tinge of phenolic aftertaste. I was surprised a lot of people who tried the bubbly actually liked it (before I told them it’s a natural wine). I guess Domaine de l’Octavin did something right đŸ™‚

clumsily made

UntitledJust way too much oak and hardly integrated at all at this juncture. And to be brutally honest, I didn’t think it should even quality as a RSV. I guess only time can tell if I’m wrong.


a vertical of margaux

they were quite excellent and showed very well that evening but I guess I am, after all, not a big Bordeaux drinker. The so-called “undrinkable” 2003 was not as bad as others claimed it to be. In fact, quite the opposite I’d say – at least for the Pavillon Rouge.