Pontos Cepa50 2006
Tasting Notes: Dark intense maroon colour with dark blue overtones. Deep and complex aroma that shows the density of the wine, the richness of its matter and its structure. Color Intensity: 11.5 Date of Bottling: 2006/11/01 Alcohol Percentage: 14.5 % PH: 3.50 Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l Total Acidity: 5.70 g/l Cork Material: 1+1
Big modern oaky nose on this, with vanilla and a blackberry tone underneath. Along with that some nice cocoa and coffee notes. In the mouth this is a wine that has some nice fruit to it and a big acidity, but really no body, and a strange almost chemically finish. Tastes like artificial fruit. Finish is VERY short with odd green tannins, that mix with poorly integrate oak.
Modern nose on this wine with fat rich oak, and smoke. Some fruit is hidden in there, black and dark, though the wood is not giving it up. In the mouth this wine shows some promise with big body and yet the acrid acidity and 2x4 flavors really dimish any hope I had to taste some fruit and spice. There is a bit of burnt raisin on the finish but that's about it. Really disappointing. Mouth is left dry and rough.
Sickly cherry nose to this light red wine. Coffee/cocoa notes, though not appealing. In the mouth this wine has some strong tannins, though not well integrated and the plate is a thin as list of excuses to buy this wine. Nothing to this at all.
Dark rhubarb in color, appearing viscous and thick in the glass. On the nose, I get a bit Robitussin, followed by toasted almond shells and chocolate. Ooh, can you say tart, empty, void of personality. With overwhelming and searingly strong tannins combined with a racy acidity that cuts the tip of my tongue in half, I'm not very pleased with this experience. Thinking the restart button needs to be used.
Earthy stewed fruit and chocolate behind a wall of thick oak slabs. Granted, the occasional cherry note sneaks out occasionally, mixed with some vanilla bean, but it's a stretch to find it. Big and juicy in the mouth, with fine silky tannins and awkward acidity. By awkward I mean it peaks at the front and back of my mouth, but leaves the center void of any freshness. On the finish, I get a touch of sour cherry, heavy oak, and a sandpaper like feel on the palate. I wouldn't order this twice.
Dark ruby in color, clear and brilliant, with a big vanilla nose, gently layered with notes of bing cherry, brewed coffee and chocolate notes. In the mouth, the wine is juicy with big acidity and again, no body. Strange spicy characteristic, but borders on an artificial flavor I can't put my finger on. May be tainted.