Herdade do Rocim, Alicante Bouschet 2019
92 points Wine Enthusiast
"Foot trodden in stone lagars, this wine expresses the power and richness of Alicante Bouschet. It shows dense tannins and concentrated black fruits contrasted by bright acidity that rises up on the finish."
Country: Portugal Variety: Alicante Bouschet
Peixes, Peixe da Estrada Vino de Espana 2016
91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Sourced from organically farmed vines, the 2016 Peixe da Estrada is a village red blend from old vines (60+ years old) on granite soils in Viana do Bolo planted with multiple red varieties—Mencía, Bastardo, Garnacha Tintorera, Negreda, Grao Negro, Caíño, Aramón, Godello, Dona Branca, Colgadeira, Treixadura, Palomino, Caíño Blanco and Moscatel de Grão Miúdo, etc. It fermented with full clusters and indigenous yeasts and matured in used 500-liter oak barrels and a 3,200-liter oak vat for one year. It has tons of cassis and small berry aromas and is very expressive and balsamic, with brightness and light, in a way that reminds me of some wines from Cachapoal in Chile. The palate has fine tannins and a certain elegance, round but also long. Like all the wines in the project, it's sold without any appellation of origin, and they just replicated the wines from yesteryear, mixing red and white grapes, something that appellations don't usually allow. 9,000 bottles were filled in February 2018."
Country: Spain Variety: Mencia Blend
Tree Fort Wines, Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2019
92 points Wine Enthusiast
"This is a fairly amazing wine for the price, competing with bottlings that are four times the cost. Deep and dark aromas of black cherry, caramel, cocoa, espresso bean and oregano lead into a grippy palate, where pinpoint, sandy tannins frame dense flavors of black currant and coffee grinds."
Country: USA Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Tikves, Vranec Special Selection 2018
90 points Decanter
"Intense black plum and black olive nose. Smoky and fruity with tannic grit, savoury complexity and subtle oak."
Country: Macedonia Variety: Vranec
Castello di Querceto Chianti Classico 2019
93 points James Suckling
"The brightness and clarity here is impressive, with aromas of black cherries and fresh flowers that follow through to a medium to full body, firm and linear tannins and a fresh, vivid finish. Very typical and focused. Drink or hold."
Country: Italy Variety: Sangiovese
Boutari, Naoussa 2016
93 points Wine & Spirits
"Boutari’s basic Naoussa is a bargain in 2016, a vintage that started off hot and fast but mellowed by September. It’s lean and elegant, with tangy, spicy plum-skin flavors and notes of fresh earth adding breadth. The tannins feel long and buffed, firm enough to allow this to age well for another five to ten years in the cellar, but fine enough to enjoy the wine now, with roast leg of lamb."
Country: Greece Variety: Xinomavro