2010 Chablis

Domaine François Raveneau

Montée de Tonnerre Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2010

Wonderful balance and poise. A stony middle with lime and a salty cold blooded lushness. Really Raveneau like- shifting flavors. Quite haunting and subtle. Really gorgeous. — a month ago

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Pride Mountain Vineyards

Vintner Select Cuvée Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Not one the better vintages or efforts in Pride’s VS line. A very good wine, but not great. Fruit is lush, and tannins fine. Still slightly disjoint and angular though, with an overly mineralized backend and finish. — 8 days ago

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Pott Wines (Aaron & Claire Pott and Daughters)

Actaeon Quixote Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Honestly one of the best bottles I’ve opened in quite some time. Perfect balance and a luxurious velvety mouthfeel. Beautiful notes of blackberry, cocoa, cinnamon, and vanilla. Just perfect. Amazing work @Aaron Pott ! — 5 days ago

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Bill Bender

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Sounds outstanding @Eric LaMasters you want my mailing address?
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Sorry Bill, it was my last bottle of this one!
You know I would open any bottle I own for you!
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Likewise @Eric LaMasters Hopefully we can make that happen in the Fall


Canberra District Riesling 2010

Mid Lemon in colour. Aromas of lime/citrus. The remarkable thing , and I have struck this with old Clonakilla Riesling before, no Kerosene or Petrol aromas even at 10 years. Supports fellow Canberra Riesling producer, Ken Helm’s theory that those aromas are a wine fault in his opinion and the result of sunburnt grapes. Full in the mouth leading one to think it might be off dry but at 12.5% Alcohol it is fully dry. Drink my last later in 2020. At its peak. Acid diminished from its youth. — 5 days ago

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Suisassi Toscana Syrah 2010

Very inky wine on the sight. Cherry, leather and spice on the nose. Red fruit up front, some chocolate and vanilla as well, white pepper too. Very good structure, firm tannings, prolonged finish. It all comes together in a very powerful yet elegant way.

100% Syrah from Tuscany fermented in wooden vats then aged for 20 months in mixed oak.
— 3 days ago

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Bass Phillip

Premium Gippsland Pinot Noir 2010

Catching up with old wine notes now that I’m spending more time at home. Aromas of earth, mushrooms, beetroot, root vegetables in general. Afterwards - dried rose petals. Easily Premier Cru standard. The palate is intense, fluid, long and very Burgundian - the most of any Australian Pinot although I am hearing wonderful things about By Farr Serre. A sooty tarry earthy element developed after a while. A brilliant Pinot Noir. — 7 days ago

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Arguably the best pinot from Australia. Your thoughts?
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@Ron R I think so Ron. Perhaps bettered by Bass Phillip’s Reserve if you can find it. The 2017 last year released at $625 per bottle. All relative I guess - cheap compared to a Grand Cru. Rob Geddes MW said that Bass Phillip has produced some of the best Pinot he has drunk from anywhere worldwide which is a big call. Tassie is producing some great Pinot like Tolpuddle, Chatto and Home Hill. Also By Farr from Geelong.
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Not forgetting Bindi Block 5 and Yabby Lake but if you had to pick one it would be Bass Phillip IMO.

Catherine et Claude Maréchal

Volnay Pinot Noir 2010

Lyle Fass

Needed something with a little age. Stunning nose of sides, some herbs, sour cherry, mid season cherry. Wafting. Palate has tons of sweet fruit and lovely juiciness and purity. Sappy and stoney. Lovely delicate tannins. So refined and well made. Awesome at 10 years old. — 10 days ago

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Domaine Henri Boillot

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay 2010

Now we’re talking. First opened the ‘12 for my quarantine birthday wine dinner with Maine lobster and Maryland crab. Sadly it was in premox hell. The ‘10 on the other hand was open for business. In its prime drinking window. Minerals, oyster shells, a touch of wood, incredibly balanced and in its prime. Had the ‘14 Mouchere in the dugout but thankfully didn’t need to pull it. Is there a better duet than east coast shellfish and Burgundy???? A sequestered birthday dinner I will never forget.... — 8 days ago

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Love those whites but premox still scares the hell out of me

Herman Story

Nuts & Bolts California Syrah 2010

Beautiful Syrah. All the telltale signs. Meaty with a lovely pipe tobacco, cherry nose. Some acidity still there in the palate. Nice finish. These wines just get better and better with age! — 21 hours ago

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Nice post. What vintage?
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2010. Not sure why the vintage didn’t come through the first time. Beautiful wine!

Azienda Agricola Cosimo Taurino

Riserva Salice Salentino Rosso Malvasia Nera Negroamaro 2010

Happy Friday folks. Today’s quarantine juice from both grapes and place that are new to me. Gotta travel somehow... funky and herbal nose, leading to brambly berries and olive, dusty tannins. Nice early spring sundowner — 7 days ago

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@Kai Wright " gotta travel" there with you! Cheers and enjoy! 😂
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Nobody said our palates had to shelter in place @Dawn E. (Well, unless you take that too literally)