When you put your nose in a glass, you may love what you smell, but how often are you at a loss to describe that essence, that bouquet? Ah, the mystery of our sense of smell. It is powerful and we can't really control it. When we smell something, our
Do you think pinot gris is boring? Or maybe I should ask: do you think pinot grigio is boring? Same grape, different languages, but, more importantly, different styles. Beyond Alsace, pinot gris is grown widely in Oregon – where recent marketing moves have been made to elevate it to the
A very rich and concentrated TBA with a pronounced flavor profile delivering honey, pollen, quince and dried apricots. Great intensity on palate with a medium+ body. Well balanced and long. Bright future. Ioannis Karakasis WHO: Weingut Allendorf, Winkeler WHAT: Riesling, trockenbeerenauslese WHERE: Germany, Rheingau WHEN: 2003 HOW MUCH:
Deep amber with a medium fully developed totally honeyed nose (like opening a honey jar) with notes of quince and dried apricots. Some earthy minerality also present. Not very sweet on palate but medium sweet, very elegant and still fresh with pineapple flavours. An ethereal style. Ioannis Karakasis WHO: Weingut Allendorf
Concentrated and focused with earthy minerality, citrus and hints of herbs. On the palate it is dry with refreshing acidity/8.5g tartaric that balances pronounced fruit intensity and some residual sugars (7g/l). Wine has a dense structure and a spicy palate. Can keep for more than 6-8 years. Ioannis Karakasis WHO: Robert
With this wine we are getting pretty serious- in the dry style of course. Nose is a little bit shy but focused. Moving to the palate, I must comment on its huge extraction and concentration. The wine has a phenolic texture and is nearly full bodied, rare for a Riesling.
Lots of spice in this red wine experience: leafy, fruity, aromas, with blackberry with pepper predominating into the front- and mid-palate. A medium-weight wine. Same peppery, leafy blackberry elements on end-palate and even in the finish. Moderate tannins, more fruity than woody. Good with white bean and pork loin stew.