BRECON ESTATE Reserve Petite Sirah. Monterey 2015. 90 Pts.
"Here is an unabashed showboat that races away from the grating tannins and sternness embodied in classic Petite Sirah, and it has one foot over the line to opulent excess and the other drawing close. It also possesses a wealth of varietal pepper and herbs with highlights of minerally earth, and, from its intense aromas to its extravagant, spiced-berry flavors, it simply oozes with very ripe, oak-enriched fruit and smacks mildly of jammy sweetness here and there. Subtle it is not, and it most definitely will not win favor with those who prefer their wines on the lean and lighter side but adventurous fans of big, unashamedly ripe, very rich reds are encouraged to give this one a try".
Thank you for participating in Jerry D Mead’s New World International Wine Competition.
We would like to congratulate “Brecon Estate” on the follow awards!
99 pts. Double Gold; Best of Class; Best of Varietal. Brecon 2016 Feral Underclass Adelaida District Single Vineyard Reserve
99 pts Double Gold; Best of Class; Best of Varietal. Brecon 2016 Forty Two California; Central Coast
95Pts Gold; Best of Class. Brecon 2015 Petite Sirah Monterey Reserve
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This vineyard as usual keeps on giving, producing world class Albarino 91pts ($30)
Clean lines of grapefruit, lime and lemongrass make for a fresh, somewhat angular nose on this zesty tongue-tingling bottling. The palate begins with a round orange-candy flavor and then dives into the sharpness of lime skins and grapefruit peels, with a sizzle of acidity that goes long and deep.
Another incredibly high award for this unusual grape variety
Tannat 94 Pts ( Adelaida District) $52
Very cohesive aromas of blueberry and black currant meet with deep violet, lilac and brioche aromas on this bottling of the relatively rare grape from Southwest France. A well-woven tapestry of blueberry mousse, cola spice, root beer, dried ginger and clove dust make for layers and layers of thick and impressive flavor.
Snooth recently scored Brecon’s 2014 Zinfandel/Tannat a golden 90 points and had this to say about it, “Soft strawberry and cherry aromas with a hint of clay, wild flowers and cinnamon spice. This is expansive and explosive on the palate, very fruity with notes of cherry, strawberry and raspberry set against a bracing acidity that carries a wave of spice with it and leaves structural tannins and notes of blueberry and chocolate in its wake.”