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This is a lovely crispy and mineral Sauvignon Blanc, it has a light gold color, the nose is full of citrus, lime, pepper, grapefruit and minerals.
The body is medium, with minerals and gravel notes, crispy fresh acidity and a fresh delicious finish.
This wine pairs beautifully with sea food and drinks also nicely on its own.
My score 88, drink to 2025 — a year ago
A blend of the best Petit Verdot and Touriga Nacional grapes of the domaine, that were aged in French oak for 24 m.
The wine has an enchanting smooth an inviting nose with tempting notes of vanilla, levander, red berries, black currents, and a touch of spice.
The body is full, balanced , smooth , elegant and delicious with lovely fruit, smooth round tannins and balanced acidity. The finish is long, smooth and lightly dry.
Overall a delicious wine, a touch polished and lightly flattering which guarantee a lot of fans.
My score 90+, drink to 2025
@scorewine — a year ago
This lovely red burgundy from Vosne Romanee is a lovely weekend wine and was a splendid companion to the cool summer mountain air .
This village wine is simply sublime, elegant, smooth and delicious. The nose is tempting , the body like velvet and the finish is begging for a second bottle.
To my understanding this domaine doesn’t exist any longer which is a shame! Well at least I still have half a case.
My score 91, drink to 2025 — 2 years ago
Chateau D’Ampuis is a delight across vintages.
The 2006 vintage is really superb! The wine is smooth and elegant, and seems to be all about balance and complexity.
At 14 the wine is rich and vivid and all the pieces just fall in place.
The nose is enchanting with notes of black fruit, earthiness, barnyard, chocolate, a touch of violets and a hint of floral notes.
Full round body, remarkably elegant with lovely acidity and a long delicious finish.
My score 92, drink to 2026 — 2 years ago
This family owned domaine is located near the village of Gassin that is considers as one the most beautiful villages in France. The grape are hand harvested and the final steps of vinification are done by Maîtres Vigneron de Saint Tropez.
A blend of Grenache, Syrah, Rolle and Cinsault, with a beautiful rose gold color, a tempting fresh nose that blends spring flowers, strawberry, cassis a touch of hibiscus and red berries, the body is medium with pleasant acidity and a fresh fruity finish.
A lovely well made rose to celebrate the spring and upcoming summer.
My score 89, drink to 2022 — a year ago
Chateau de Rayne Vigneau 1er Grand cru Classe
What a delicious Sauternes ! This lovely 375ml bought upon release is pure pleasure , if you like Sauternes would love this one.
The nose is rich and intense with notes of Freud apricot, dates , honey, dried kiwis and papaya, spring flowers and a touch of botrytis cinerea, the body is full rich creamy, a pure delicious nectar, and the finish long sweet and balanced pleasure.
My score 91, drink to 2030
— a year ago
Leoville Barton Saint Julien Grand Cru Classe is a lovely Bordeaux that shines again again over vintages. It seems to me that it never surrendered to the Parker impact and stayed true to its old school nature of restrained power and complexity at a good value.
This wine needs time to mature, it’s not made for early drinking and it requires patience and this patience pays of!
The 1998 is simply singing these days and I am so happy I secured a case! The wine is earthy with notes of dry leaves, dump forest floor, coffee, licorice, black currents and cigar box, the body is full and complex with lovely dry tannins that add a nice touch of sophistication and complexity, the finish is long and elegant. Old school and delicious!
My score 91, drink to 2024 — 2 years ago
This 100% Ottavianello is coming from From Carovigno Brindisi, manual harvest followed by aging in French Barrique for 12 months.
The wine is light elegant, fruity and complex, it has a lovely ruby color.
The nose is full of red berries, followed by a touch of orange blossom, bing cherries, red cherries, vanilla, a touch of mint and sweet spice .
Medium body, round smooth, elegant, superb fresh acidity, mid elegant tannins, elegant fresh delicious finish.
My score 91, drink to 2025 — a year ago
Leoville Poyferre 1995 Saint Julien Grand Cru, the wine is still tight and needs time to open up in the glass.
I would recommend an hour or two decant, I didn’t as I try to let it open up in a large Zalto Bordeaux glass.
Once the wine starts to opens up, it’s really tempting with notes of black fruits, licorice, a touch of vegetables, sweet cedar, coffee, tobacco , earth and a touch of orange peals.
The body is full, rich, round with dry tannins that opens up in glass and are well integrated, the acidity is great and the wine rich and luxurious.
The finish is long rich and concentrated!
My score 94, drink to 2026 perhaps longer ! — a year ago
This lovely white burgundy is simply splendid and fresh, the nose is a lovely blend of minerality, citrus, crushed stones, hint of grapefruit and green apple, the body is medium with crispy fresh acidity and a lovely delicious finish. A wine well made and that goes fantastic with white fish or on it own.
My score 90, drink to 2024 — 2 years ago