Top WF @ £72 that showcases a near perfect classy Chablis that’s sure to get you horny in the 🌞 w/ 10yrs life in it 👍 better @ 10-12c 😉
🍷 Pale straw yellow
👃 Green & citrus fruits crushed over chalky mineral soaked rocks & crushed flint w/ white flowers, honey & soft grapefruit
👄 Med+ body of touch oily creamy smooth velvety rich refreshing pear, apple, citrus & minerals w/ tropical & honey hints in med acidity that’s superbly balanced 😍
🎯 Long touch dry green fruits & fine citrus mineral finish — 6 days ago
Killer Chablis 1er Cru. An absolute lightning bolt of a wine, linear and acid-driven to be sure. Drinking awesome right now, the fruit is still quite primary but has obviously integrated a bit into the whole of the wine. Still has quite a life ahead of it tbh; I would have thought it was only a few years old rather than almost 8 if I hadn’t known beforehand. Bracing and mineral as you’d expect, with a great textural balance between cut and fleshiness.
- Color: bright, medium (-)/medium intensity straw-gold hue
- Nose: just-ripe starfruit, ripe green and yellow apple, an almost smoky crushed stone and chalk mineral character, lemon curd, oyster shell salinity, hard cheese rind leesiness, creme fraiche
- Palate: ripe green apple, ripe starfruit, lemon and grapefruit pulp, wet stone minerality and oyster shell salinity, hard cheese rind, creme fraiche
- Acid: high
- RS: bone dry
- Alcohol: medium/medium (+), not intrusive
- Body: medium (-) body; supple, oily texture from the sur lie elevage
— a month ago
Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.
Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, eucalyptus, vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.
Full-bodied with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, blueberries, sweet cherries, vanilla, licorice, vegetables, bitter herbs, bell peppers, graphite, spices and peppercorn.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and cranberries.
This 8 year old Israeli red blend is very tasty now. Well balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Spicy with lots of earthy notes, yet fruity. A blend of new and old world red.
Good by itself (after 3 hours in a decanter) and good with food too. Would pair very nicely with barbecue lamb.
Needed 2 hours in a decanter to open up, and after that, it still changed every 20 minutes. Very interesting development here, where at the beginning it was fruity yet tart, all the way to fruity with lots of green notes. Would be better in 2 years.
I paired it with with hard cheeses and appetizers.
Thank you Aaron for sharing this delicious wine with me.
A blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Petit Verdot and 8% Merlot. Grapes are grown at around 2700 feet elevation. Aged for 16 months in French oak barrels (30% new). Kosher.
15% alcohol by volume.
$85. — 2 days ago
The wine I have chosen tonight is a little bit different, the 2010 Sante'Elena Cabernet Franc from the Friuli region of Italy. I love cabernet franc and I don't venture to far from the Loire Valley of France but maybe now I should venture out more often.
The nose is very expressive with notes of strawberry jam, red raspberry, plum, green bell pepper, smokey oak, a bit of funk and dry gravel.
On the palate the red fruits come through with strawberry, red plum, and red raspberry. The green bell pepper is in abundance with licorice, sweet oak and finishing off with chalky dy gravel.
The wine is medium bodied with medium + acidity and medium + sandy tannins that lead right into a long enjoyable fruity finish. A very nice gratifying wine that has changed my mind and is making me search out other cabernet franc that may be around the next corner. The week is still a head of us and we can all look forward to enjoyable special wines out there. Have a great week and continue to be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 3 days ago