Posts Tagged ‘Sweetness’

Astoria Sparkling Moscato Lounge wine review by Billy

Nose: citrus and stone smellsPalate: sweet orange flavors in the mouth and a mouth-coating honeydew sweetness.  The bubbles are soft and gentle but provide a nice counterpoint to the sweetness and prevent the wine from becoming cloying.Finish: gentle orange blossom finish.Overall: Lazy bubbles meander to the top of the glass. This Italian sparkling wine is […]

Casa Lapostolle Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Going on 15 years now, Chile has been my “go to” for unearthing great wine values. A long time ago I discovered Casa Lapostolle’s “Cuvee Alexandre” line of wines, finding the Merlot particularly enjoyable — and fairly easy on the wallet. That said, when I happened upon this “Casa” Cabernet Sauvignon, my expectations were high […]

La Candelaria Cubo Seleccion La Mancha Tempranillo 2009 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes: Sweet aromas of red licorice and vanilla extract on the nose Medium bodied on the palate Smooth finish of candied cherry, milk chocolate, and maple syrup Summary: Here’s a Tempranillo that’s way too sweet and seems to be overly oaked. The fruit is masked by the sweetness. I had a difficult time getting […]

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