October 1, 2017
2014 Aatto - 92 pts from Isaac James Baker
Aromas show tart strawberries, cranberries, it’s really spicy with sour ale, smoke, pepper and herbal notes. Plum and chewy on the palate, velvety and voluptuous but also bright and lively. Strawberry jam, raspberries, rich fruit but so juicy. Super peppery with bacon fat and olives, a really fun and delicious salty presence that balances out the punchy fruit. Love the mineral-laden, long finish. Three-to-five years would really do wonders for this wine but it is gorgeous now. 48% Counoise, 38% Mourvedre, 14% Grenache.
Isaac James Baker