96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: Absolutely prodigious, and unquestionably one of the vintage’s most illustrious wines, is the modern-styled 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape La Reserve Secrete. A blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah, aged 75% in small oak casks and 25% in tank, an awesome nose of creme de cassis, graphite, kirsch, licorice, and vanilla soars from the glass of this saturated ruby/purple-colored wine. With extravagant richness, a sumptuous texture, and tremendous opulence as well as purity, this stunning, modern-styled Chateauneuf du Pape retains the soul and typicity of Provence as well as Chateauneuf du Pape. One of the vintage’s greatest wines, it is a brilliant achievement.
The Irish Times - Ampohora: wine from ancient clay containers
- John Wilson
There is a move away from modern to traditional wine methods
Did our forefathers know best? The last few decades have seen huge changes in the way wine is made – large, modern wineries that look more like chemical plants, with massive colu
Turkey Joins The Amber Revolution (A Non-Political One)
"Making natural amber wine is like driving a car without brakes and gas pedal," Turkish winemaker Camlica described.
The First And Only Turkish Küp (Qvevri) Wine Unveiled - And Is Coming to HK
Qvevri wine was almost nonexistent in Turkey when I last visited this new wine country four years ago. Today, a star is born! En-vogue German Winemaker Udo Hirsch (known as the "Crazy German) is pursuing Turkey’s first ever qvevri (Küp in Turkish) wine, a