24 July 2017 News

Jeb Dunnuck of the Wine Advocate has struck out on his own. See here one of the first articles on his new Web site, in which he blogs about recent dinner with some great bottles from his cellar. Great comments about Ferrer Bobet and Mitolo!

“Chez Dunnuck – Dinner with Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s Anne-Charlotte Mélia Bachas

As to the reds, the 2008 Priorat Vinyes Velles from Ferrer Bobet comes from crazy schist soils and is a mix of Grenache and Carignan. This beauty was ripe, chocolaty and elegant, with tons of black raspberry, currants, violets, incense and scorched earth characteristics. It has bright acidity and while mature, is still lively and fresh. Unfortunately, the 2003 Mitolo Shiraz GAM was subtly corked, but this is a monumental wine I’ve been lucky enough to drink more than a case of. When it’s on, it flirts with perfection. One of the surprises of the evening was the 2007 St Henri Shiraz, and this incredible Shiraz was singing! Deep, layered and unctuous, it offered lots of blackcurrants, chocolaty oak, smoke and licorice as well as a killer, silky, elegant, and seamless texture. This is a downright sexy beauty that’s going to have another two decades of longevity.

Click here to read the article.”