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A report on DO Empordà in 2019

I find it harder and harder to write about DO Empordà because the more I taste the wines, the clearer and more brilliant the definition of the region becomes. Yet despite this, it remains so generally unknown to the wine-drinking... more »

I find it harder and harder to write about DO Empordà because the more I... more »

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DO Empordà 2019

While a relatively small total of wines at about 60, this tasting was designed around sampling wines that are "signature" aspects to the region so there was Carignan, Grenache, Grenache Gris, as well as dessert wines in plentiful supply. Overall, a very healthy selection showing a region that goes from strength to strength. Note that all wines were tasted blind during at the beginning of... more »

While a relatively small total of wines at about 60, this tasting was designed around... more »

DO Empordà 2019

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Vik - La Piu Belle 2013

Light, crisp red cherry with rounded, fleshy forest fruit, quite floral, notes of violets, lavender, graphite, and a pinch of green herbs. Nicely integrated on the palate with balanced acidity and body giving the wine a good deal of lift and showing potential to age even further.

Light, crisp red cherry with rounded, fleshy forest fruit, quite floral, notes of violets, lavender, graphite, and a pinch of... more »

54% Carménère, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Syrah : 14%

94+pts : ***

Wine Etc.

Yes, #WineToo

By now, most everyone has heard the unfortunate news about sommelier, Anthony Cailan and his reported sexual assault of various women that have both been his subordinates as well other women he's been in contact with in the wine trade. There is a general reaction amongst wine professionals about the news which isn't, "How could this have happened?" but more "How did it take this... more »

By now, most everyone has heard the unfortunate news about sommelier, Anthony Cailan and his... more »