Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Astralis is still quite primary eliciting aromas of black plums, blueberry compote and blackcurrant liqueur with a savory and baking spice undercurrent plus a fragrant whiff of violets. Very structured, fine and complex in the medium to full-bodied mouth, this wine is revealing much more than when I first tasted it a year ago and is now showing layer upon layer of black fruit preserves, mocha, toast and spices before finishing with great length. Extraordinary wine.
A Night Of Decoding The Terra-Cotta Myth
Last week, we gathered a crowd of patrons, wine geeks and sommeliers to experiment the kinky pleasure of orange wine and raw fish pairing at an omakase dinner. The night was intense - the pairing of 12 dishes for six wine (from three different countries)
Orange Fever At An All-Time High
Following the celebration of RAW WINE in London this month, a new wave of winemakers from around the world have started the "Amber Revolution" (new book by Simon Woolf), a movement that embraces orange wine, which is made in ancient / traditional style bu