Quick Reviews

Errazuriz Max Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon – Chile – 2015

Nose explodes, filling the room with great fruity notes after uncorking. On the palate it’s more refined and shy, a fairly typical new world cab that is fine for its pedigree but not up to California snuff. Basement must, nuts and black cherry. Paired well with charcuterie at a cheese tasting.

Henry Fessy Gamay Noir – France – 2017

Nose is grape jelly. Everything else isn’t, though. Medium dry, with some earthy notes that take it far away from jammy. Moderate but smooth tannins surprise. A bit of green olive hides beneath the fruit. Not bad, but was expecting more from this grape.