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Daniel O'Keefe

Daniel O'Keefe

Vinho Tinto

Insurgente Vinho Tinto 2015

Dão D.O.C., Portugal
4 days ago

Daniel scored this wine: 88/100

Blend of Touriga Nacional and Alfrocheiro, this dark coloured red blend exhibits fresh and ripe dark fruit with just a little oak spice on the nose. Easy drinking with integrated acidity, round tannins, and full body. Modern styling with good value, this will be crowd pleasing and complimentary to pork dishes with dark fruit sauces and compotes.

Phumla

House Of Mandela Phumla Pinotage 2017

Western Cape W.O., South Africa
4 days ago

Daniel scored this wine: 88/100

Intense colour. Plenty of coffee and chocolate aromas, as well as chocolate-covered dark fruit. Good acidity, robust tannins, and a full body. A decent Pinotage that isn't too modern/commercial/overly chocolate/coffee, and definitely possessing food friendly structure. Pleasant and agreeable, try this with coffee-rubbed ribeye steaks.

Le Cirque Grenache Noir Carignan Syrah 2015

Côtes Catalanes, Roussillon I.G.P., France
10 days ago

Daniel scored this wine: 89/100

60/20/20 blend of Grenache, Carignan, and Syrah. Juicy and baked fruits, namely cherry and plum, followed up by violet. Good acidity and tannins paired with a full body. Ripe and jammy from the nose through the palate to the finish. A good value red, new world styling with old world heritage, that will please the crowd. A pleasant match for veal and beef dishes.

Entre Serras

Almeida Garrett Entre Serras 2015

Beira D.O.C., Portugal
10 days ago

Daniel scored this wine: 86/100

A good value red with dark colour. Ripe dark fruit nose, especially black cherry, followed by a little funk and volatility. Balance of acid, tannin, and body. Pleasing texture and lengthy finish with earthy and fruity notes. A good match for stews of beef or wild game.

13 days ago

Daniel scored this wine: 91/100

Chocolate-covered cherry, smoke, and dried herbs on the powerful nose. Expect vibrant acidity, grippy tannins with a little edge, and a full body. Sour cherry, a slight earthy note, and a touch of leather on the palate. Pretty classic Brunello, and as such, it demands a little aging and some classic Tuscan fare. Enjoy in the 2020s with Bistecca alla Fiorentina, a Tuscan style T-Bone served "al sangue" (very rare) with just a little olive oil and salt.

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Memorable Wine

Foreign Affair Cabernet Franc 2004

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First Wine

Wayne Gretzkey Chardonnay

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Unusual Wine Experience

Old, dry, and oxidative Niagara Riesling with lasagna. Somehow, it worked really well.

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Current Fav Wine

Riesling, always Riesling!

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