National sales manager for Grapes of Spain, a Spanish wine importer; but ombibulous when off duty.
Augustiner-Brau-München Maximator dopplebock.
After an afternoon of stuffing homemade sausages as a fundraiser for our kid's school, there may be no better nightcap than this impeccable beer.
Chocolatey, toasty, very well balanced, even with its relatively high gravity, many new world brewers could learn something here.
#1000 #dopplebock — 2 days ago
Very classic profile with tart red cherry frutt and a skeletal, lean texture. Good w pate champagne, but not generous enough to drink w lighter fare. — 9 days ago
Interesting burnt orange zest nose w air. Rich texture. Not as vibrant as some previous vintages for me. — 10 days ago
#999! This wine is in a perfect place. As my astute wife said, 'very drinkable.'
Medium brick/ruby. Aromas of classic OR PN, slightly peppery/stemmy, red cherry liqueur, warm soil. Medium bodied, with fully resolved tannins. Ready to go with mushroom pizzas — 3 days ago
Pale ruby. Reserved aromas. Some red fruits, hints of forest floor. Subtle, as Chorey can be. Not showing as much overt ripeness as Ive seen in other appellations, including Beaujolais, in 2015.
Prett classic and nice to see at a fair price on the list at Red Ginger in Traverse City MI. — 9 days ago
What a treat from our friend Steve!
Gaining color w air, initally showing some brick/ruby. Then denser color, with a black core.
Very complex nose; truffle, dried chili, iron/mineral, concentrated black fruit liqueur.
Just delicious and more importantly so very elegant. — 12 days ago
Very good, budget-minded Bordeaux. Perfect w grilled filet. Even stood up to a vinegar chimichurri.
Feels more of Cabernet family than merlot, with slightly leafy dark fruit and a hint of herbal undertone. Drinking great now at age 9. — 3 days ago
Clean, steely, may develop in bottle to more complexity. — 3 days ago
Still deep purple. Nose is a bit closed. Little gassy on palate entry. With decant shows generous, fleshy textured dark berry atoms and flavors. More simple that previous bottles. — 9 days ago