Fishkill Farms / Treasury Cider
I had my doubts, and I’m glad I didn’t hold it a day longer, but this is lovely now. Deep transparent ruby, with a musty perfume of ripe red and purple fruits, raisins, fruit leather, a little balsamic note and allspice. Fruit on the palate is stewed but vibrant, with some orange peel bitterness adding complexity on the finish. Decanted off sediment, but didn’t need any time to air.. very delicate and aromatically open at this point. — 2 days ago
One of the best qprs in the wine world, consistently. So much brightness, cherry fruit and just enough herbal Provençal character- mint, rosemary and thyme- to make an unbelievably versatile food wine. Not too modern or rustic. A few years in the cellar and it’s in a perfect spot. — 8 days ago
Delicious. Pure purplish ruby. Seductive floral aromas of lavender, violet, black raspberry, mint and anise seed. Palate is polished, creamy, and weightless. Fruity and sweet, with a nice acidic twang and fine tannins rounding out the finish. So smooth! Drinks like a bottle that cost twice as much... worth stocking up on! I think this will be even more beautiful in time. — 4 days ago
This was a big bummer. Showed beautifully on night one, second night evidenced the runaway development of my absolute least favorite microbial fault, mouse taint. Rendered the wine undrinkable, for me. Increasingly prevalent in low so2 wines I’ve tried over the past few years, many in Beaujolais, many of which, like this, cost upwards of $35/bottle. Not cool.
This was my initial note: Nose is carbonic leaning at first with purple raspberry and grape candy but unfolds to cranberry, pomegranate and violets with some mineral, smokey accents. Palate is clean and medium weight, with some sweet baking spices on the finish. There’s a really pretty breezy, weightless quality to this as it airs.
My advice is to finish this one in a single sitting unless you’re not sensitive to hamster cage. Lowered this from 9.2 to 8.2 — 7 days ago
Singing. The deepest red cherry nose, black and red fruits, iron ore, bay leaf, pink peppercorn, Mediterranean herbs. Raisin, leather and the smell of the desert. Very suave palate, weightless yet substantial, tart and sweet in the right measures. Resonant finish. Toes the line between modern and traditional. — 9 days ago
This is one for the cellar, but there are so many beautiful things going on already. Nose is piquant tamarind, orange zest, tart cherries, star anise and hints of tar, varnish and grape leaves. In the mouth it’s electric; tannic and surprisingly light-framed, with loads of cherries around an intense acid core. Wild and elegant. So young but it’s already thrilling to drink. — 6 days ago
Bouquet of white peach and citrus with calcite minerals. A bit effervescent, and that signature northern Spanish acidity so beautifully balanced by a fruity sweetness; great concentration for a txakoli. A whole lot of pleasure for the money. — 8 days ago
Foxy. Black currants and dust on the nose with oak and some cocoa. Savory, tannic, palate staining and a little sweet, but with enough acidic lift and freshness even at 14 years to make for interesting drinking. Some sediment has fallen out, but not enough; more time will help.. Very tasty. — 12 days ago