2008 Barolo

Azienda Agricola Elvio Cogno

Cascina Nuova Barolo Nebbiolo 2008

In a wonderful drinking window now- sweet tobacco and prunes on the nose and still firm yet smooth on the palate. Great classic Barolo from Young vines from the ravera cru! — 2 days ago

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Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Rosé 2008

At the Come Taste the Stars Dinner hosted by Tyson Stelzer. Tyson was gobsmacked by this Champagne giving it 100 points. The colour was Salmon with a touch of copper. Strawberry notes with rose petals. Louis Roederer have been working hard on their biodynamic regime in the vineyard. Biodynamics create greater vigour in the vine allowing the roots to penetrate deeper into the chalk. Incredible depth length and precision - stays in the mouth for minutes. Only 31 bottles came to Australia and 8 bottles used up on this dinner. One could write pages about the production techniques used in this Rose Champagne - like Carbonic Maceration of the Pinot bunches by Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon the winemaker. At Montrachet Restaurant in Brisbane. — 11 days ago

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Clive McNish

Clive McNish

Nice set of reviews 🥂
Bob McDonald

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Thanks Clive - 3 more to go.
Clive McNish

Clive McNish

Saw the rest, that’s a top evening.

Jessup Cellars

Estate Grown Napa Valley Port Zinfandel 2008

Shay A

Monthly WTF group recap. Theme this month was “bring something special”. Normally we taste all of the wines blind, but we decided to do a relaxed night with amazing wines at a great restaurant. Spectacular evening!

Notes are consistent with when I had this back in May. Candied and ripe showing graham cracker slathered in blackberry jam accompanied by cherry liqueur. Typical zin sweetness with only a hint of age to it. Fun and enjoyable Napa example. Thanks
@Steve Bolger .
— 12 days ago

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Poderi Aldo Conterno

Riserva Gran Bussia Barolo Nebbiolo 2008

I remember having this last year with @Bill Bender out of a mag and was blown away. While this 08 is on the young side the future will only make this wine better. — a day ago

David L
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We tried it twice. Once at the beginning of the tasting. Assuming they opened dozens of bottles prior to pouring. That was dripping of sex. Spectacular! The second time went through at the end of the evening. I’m assuming those bottles got no air ... tight. 

Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend 2008

At Come Taste The Stars Dinner hosted by Tyson Stelzer. Another 60/40 Pinot Noir/Chardonnay balance. More floral aromatics than the Winston. Similar to the 1996 vintage in many respects but a one week delay in picking over 1996 to gain better ripeness. Other differences were no malo in 1996 and for 2008 16% Malo. Also more oak influence in 2008 - 3% to 22%. 9 years on Lees. Tyson said it will not attain its full potential until 2038 and go on for another 20 years after that Great freshness minerality and tension. Tyson said this was the greatest Cristal he has ever had. At Montrachet Restaurant. — 11 days ago

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Pol Roger

Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill Brut Champagne 2008

At Come Taste the Stars hosted by Tyson Stelzer. Interestingly Tyson thought this 2008 is better than the 1996 which is in turn better than the 2002. Initially very yeasty on the nose - 10 years on lees turning to Lemon Cream. Minerality and chalk in abundance. Great acidity and tension on the palate. Over 60% Pinot Noir with the balance Chardonnay. A very long life ahead. At Montrachet Restaurant. — 11 days ago

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Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello

Monprivato di Castiglione Falletto Barolo Nebbiolo 2008

Elegant and perfumed, dried red flowers, strawberries, hints of coffee grinds and herbs. Finishes long, lifted and fresh with very good complexity. — 25 days ago

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Cantina Bartolo Mascarello

Barolo Nebbiolo 2008

DLynn Proctor

Maria T.
Rolls Royce
— 23 days ago

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Georg Breuer

Berg Schlossberg Riesling 2008

My notes seem a little lacking here. I believe this was the last dry riesling opened in the night and I didn't have much of it. All I could say was this - Whoa. High pressure wine. Superbly elegant balanced. 97.

NB: MFW gave this wine a whopping 99 pts. I'm gonna leave their tasting notes here to make up for my lack thereof.

This offers a breathtaking yet finely sizzled nose made of peach, pear, bergamot, sea breeze, flowery elements, mint and flint stone. The wine proves superbly elegant and refined on the palate. It develops density and a compact structure coupled to juicy complexity. Salty elements add freshness to the gorgeously focused palate. The finish is all about airiness, precision, focus and elegance. The overall balance is that found in the finest of Clos Sainte Hune or some of the mythical bottles of Künstler from the 1990s. This is a modern-day legend in the making!
— 18 days ago

Ceccherini, Daron and 11 others liked this

Luciano Sandrone

Le Vigne Barolo Nebbiolo 2008

very dissapointed by this bottling ... this was not the initial release but the sibi et paucis series — a month ago

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