Madeira is my mistress.
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Fascinating. Inky purple with only slight rim gradation. Blackberry molasses on the nose. Palate is all dried fruits/cherry liqueur/cedar plank. Fantastic smooth tannins, medium finish. Beautiful structure. You need this in your life. — 19 days ago
This hardy Georgian grape was once the third most planted worldwide, thanks to its workhorse qualities and Soviet central planning. How is this Macedonian issue? Light and pleasant like a summery eau de cologne with peach, melon, and lemon notes. Good acidity. — 17 days ago
Sinebrychoff porter. I rarely put beers on here but this is a special one. Started by a Russian--that's Синебрюхов to you--now a very small tentacle of the Carlsberg octopus. Brewed and bottled in Finland, this is _the_ Baltic porter, a fabulously pleasing accord of dark malts, coffee, and chocolate. All with a lovely prominent bitter note , like Susan Sontag's streak of grey. Properly bone-dry with an ABV of only 7.2%. This bottle is ten years old and only just starting to fade. — 16 days ago