20 Bees

W. & J. Graham's

Aged 20 Years Tawny Port Blend

A somewhat nutty nose, with brandy undertones, and a Palate like great pecan pie, with candied cherry pie filling, butterscotch and caramel. Delicious, smooth, silky. — 5 days ago

Taylor Fladgate

20 Years Old Tawny Port Blend

Chain Bridge Cellars. $67.00. Very smooth. Chocolate tones. — 2 months ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010

✔️ Rioja, Spain
✔️ 템프라니요 70%, 가르나쵸 20%, 그라시아노 5%, 마주엘로 5%
✔️ 미듐~딥 가넷 컬러, 리치하지만 부드러운 질감
✔️ 144년 역사를 지닌 대형 오크통에서 발효한 뒤, 충분히 시즈닝된 아메리칸 오크통에서 6년 이상 숙성한 후 병입
✔️ 2시간 이상 브리딩했더니 질감이 부드럽고 향도 잘 느껴졌는데, 2010년 빈티지라 그런지 코 끝에서 과실향보다 얼씨한 삼나무•레더•토바코 향이 먼저 느껴졌고, 입 안에서 잘 익은 플럼•프룬•다크체리 향이 바닐라향과 함께 섞여서 느껴짐
✔️ 피니쉬에 후추•딜•오레가노•정향같은 향신료 꽤 강하게 향이 느껴졌는데, 이런 점이 이탈리아 와인과 달라서 매력적이었음
✔️ 로스트치킨과 먹어도 충분히 맛있었지만, 왠지 소고기나 양고기, 향신료가 강한 육류 요리와 먹어도 정말 잘 어울릴 듯함!

바디감이 단단하지만 질감이 벨벳처럼 부드러워서 넘 맛있게 마셨던 와인

시음적기가 지금부터 2028년까지라고 나와있던데, 기회가 된다면 한 병 더 장만해서 좀 더 숙성한 뒤에 소고기와 마셔보고 싶음
— 2 months ago

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Daou Vineyards

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Possibly one of the best Cabernet Sauvignons I have had from California in the $20 range. Depth, character, body along with a symphony of dark fruit and vanilla aromas. Add that up with some silky mild tannins makes this Paso Robles cab a definite addition to my wine rotation. — 5 months ago

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Château Calon-Ségur

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2020

Blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot that spent 20 months all in new French oak, deep Ruby with aromas of berry fruits, floral, tobacco and flinty notes. On the palate flavors of rich berry fruits and black currants with cacao and tobacco spice, on a well integrated frame. Fine soft fluffy tannins, long finish ending with fruit, earthy spice and tobacco cedar mineral character. Impressive! A wow factor wine! Will last for several decades! — 2 days ago

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La Rioja Alta

Reserva Viña Ardanza Rioja Tempranillo Garnacha 2016

️ ✔️Rioja, Spain
✔️ 템프라니요 80%, 가르나차(그르나슈) 20%
✔️ 붉은 가넷 컬러의 정석
✔️ 템프라니요는 아메리칸 오크 배럴 36개월 숙성을 거쳤는데, 오픈하자마자 코 끝에 가죽향과 얼씨함이 스침
✔️ 처음엔 타닌이 뻣뻣하고 베리 향도 적었는데, 오픈하고 한 시간이 지나니 얼씨함은 줄고, 레드베리 향이 입 안에 퍼짐
✔️ 한 시간 반이 지났을 땐 다시 얼씨한 가죽 향이 올라오면서 산미가 확 느껴짐
✔️ 신기한게 두 시간쯤 지나니 갑자기 산미가 줄어들면서 레드베리 향과 시원한 허브향이 나타나고, 가죽 향 피니쉬가 느껴졌음
✔️ 블랙페퍼•정향•넛맥•발사믹 향도 다채로움
✔️ 양고기•소고기•바베큐•치즈 페어링 추천
— 2 months ago

Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

Very deep ruby , ruby rim, shockingly young . Very closed still , mineral , creme de cassis , dark and meaty , grafite , chestnut . On the palate very tight and young , cassis with dark blackcurrant , cedar , tobacco and granite . Concentrated but balanced at the same time , gritty tannins , balanced acidity. Long and complex on the finish , with mineral , grafite notes . A great wine surely , this is so young and with huge potential. I suppose more impressive than enjoyable at this stage. This needs time in bottle, maybe come back in 5 years and will last a further 20-30 . — a month ago

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Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Baron de Pichon-Longueville Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

David T
9.3

Happy birthday honey. 🎂🥳🎉❤️

The Chateau that got my wife Sofia to finally love Bordeaux (1995). Expected more from the this property in 2000. But 2000 is still either the stubborn I think it is or just not as good as critically advertised. 20 years in bottle and think it needs at least 10 more years. Also, a touch of v/a-bandaid. It has nice balance with soft fruit & earth. It just lacks the wow factor for the property & vintage. Maybe, it is in a dumb faze. But, I’ve been waiting 20 years for 2000 to come out of its shell. I love this property but it is not up to its reputation…even for lesser vintages. It might be outstanding in another 20. This bottle is a little flawed and perhaps maybe (?) a better 2nd day wine. Tonight it is leaner than I would expect. Ripe; blackberries, black raspberries, plum, dark cherries, poached strawberries. Sweet lead pencil, charcoal, volcanic ash, spice, nutmeg, some cinnamon, vanillin, dry tobacco, sandalwood, limestone, dry crushed rocks , dry pebbles, dark, rich earth w/ dry leaves, dry herbs, hints of Worcestershire sauce, moist clay, withering mid floral bouquet with excellent acidity and a wire to wire finish that is balanced, nicely tensioned and elegance that lasts minutes. One of the few slightly flawed bottles in 25 plus yrs of collecting. I can count them on just over one-hand.

Picture of Sofia picking the 2012 Mouton Rothschild Merlot.
— 4 months ago

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