Review Round-up (March – April ’23)
What's been said about our wines...
We truly believe our wines are fantastic, but you already knew that – we wouldn’t sell them if we didn’t!
That said, it is always nice when someone else recognises the quality in our portfolio, even better when they write a lovely review in the press to tell everyone about it…
Here’s a round-up of what they’ve been saying about us this last month!
Tabalí Payen Syrah 2018: “With notes of talc and crushed rocks on the nose, Payen shows a typically Talinay expression of this cool coastal sub-region in Limarí just 12km from the sea. Containing 7% Cabernet Franc, it’s savoury and mineral in style with mouthwatering acidity and a chalky finish. Payen 2018 might be one of the most austere styles of Chilean Syrah, but terroir enthusiasts will certainly dig it. I do.” 96pts, Amanda Barnes, Decanter Magazine (March ’23)
Daschbosch Mossiesdrift Steen, 2021: “Butterscotch nose, some toast as well as greengage and gentle spices. Palate is crisp and crystalline with intensity, acid drive, fleshy fruit weight and an impressive tart yellow orchard fruit focus.” 93pts, Decanter Magazine (March ’23)
Circumstance Chenin Blanc, 2021: “A wonderful melange of mineral and pithy green fruits combine to offer something very special. There is a lovely purity to this, with a luxurious silky feel, hidden spices and delicate white stone fruit.” 93pts, Decanter Magazine (March ’23)
Wild House Chenin Blanc, 2022: “A very pretty nose with greengage plum, green apple and a note of sapidity. Smooth and stylish it’s got an attractive sweet-and-sour quality on the finish.” 91pts, Decanter Magazine (March ’23)
Gómez Cruzado Montes Obarenes Rioja Blanco (Atlantic Viura) 2017: “Old bush-vine Viura grown on the slopes of the Montes Obarenes, near Haro, is the star of the show, supported by a 25% Tempranillo Blanco component. Most of the fermentation and ageing is done in new French oak, but some of the wine matures in concrete egg. A creamy, complex and confident wine.” The Wine Merchant magazine (Issue 122, March 2023)
Prà Morandina Amarone della Valpolicella 2016: “… dark and youthfully understated in the glass, as crushed rose petals and stone dust give way to red currants. This is silky-smooth, nearly velvety in feel, with masses of mineral-tinged black cherry and spice contrasted by a tang of sour citrus. The 2016 finishes with outstanding length and depth yet is also remarkably fresh, leaving hints of hard red candy and the slightest touch of bitter cocoa. The Amarone of Prà is always so unique but in the best possible way. The 2016 is a total gem but needs cellaring to come fully in focus.” 96+pts, Eric Guido, Vinous (March 2023)