@delectable this is 2017 semillon - sauvignon Blanc
just did a blind tasting as part of wset level 3 test so can't be arsed to thoroughly describe.
10% sauvignon blanc
12 months burgundy wood (old, i believe) with betonage.
avi feldstein is a ⭐ — 2 months ago
For #AgedWineTuesday here is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon.
Dark ruby in color with a brick/ orange rim.
Great nose of blackberries, blueberries, light vanilla, oak, vegetables, herbs, spices, dark coffee, pencil lead, earth, graphite and peppercorn.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs. Very smooth.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, vegetables, cedar, leather, earth, light vanilla, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, chocolates and vinaigrette.
Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
What a great surprise this is. This 28 year old Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley is drinking very nicely now. Well balanced with a great mouthfeel, smooth and elegant.
It was served blind, and after 90 minutes in a decanter it felt like a Left Bank Bordeaux, but I wanted to see what it does with some more air time before I make the call. After 3 hours in the decanter, my call was Napa Cabernet 1995. Pretty happy with my call. So nice to see the progress with these kind of special wines.
After 5 hours of airtime, big grippy tannins come out. This has still many years in it. Showing great complexity at this point. Just gorgeous and delicious.
Thank you sonny for sharing this with me.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
A blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc. 35% of the fruit comes from the To Kalon Vineyard. Unfined and unfiltered.
94 points. — 6 months ago
Deep ruby with opaque center and a dull platinum rim, medium viscosity. On the nose, it has frank and expressive blackberry, cassis and ripe cherry aromas followed by gentle spice and oak overtones. This just smells elegant. On the palate, it turns into a delight with a plushy broad mouthfeel and firm yet silky tannins. Confirmed the aromas and got vanilla and spices in the long and floral finish. Dry wine, medium acidity, medium tannins, medium plus body and medium plus alcohol. Very well integrated with a noticeable structure. Decanted for 3 hours. Probably will be hard to guess Tempranillo in a blind tasting...first time trying a Vega Sicilia wine and I can see why their wines are so sought after! A treat any day really, but even better on a smoky Seattle day. — a month ago
Tasted blind: Youthful nose with A natural wine funk - in a good way. Iron and graphite, with secondary cranberry aromas. Firm mouthfeel, pretty fruit. cranraspberry flavor profile. Cleaner than the nose would lead you to believe, with undertones of chalk and dried herbs. Spice integrates to tannins. Persistent finish. Solid. Give this 3-5 more years in the cellar. — 4 months ago
No. 3 in the Vosne Romanee Grand Cru bracket. Tasted blind. My notes:- A lovely perfume with cherry , smokiness (like La Romanee - Is smokiness a Liger-Belair thing in 2016?), and a touch of barnyard which in no way detracts. Gorgeous. Later - barnyard still there. — 9 months ago
No. 3 in the Chambolle Musigny, Vougeot, and Flagey Echezeaux Grand Cru bracket. Tasted blind. Complete, well balanced, indulgent. Some peppery notes....Clos de Vougeot? Minerally, not much ripe fruit here, Hoisin. Those were my off the cuff notes at the time. I have always struggled with the fact that ALL of Clos Vougeot is classified as Grand Cru. If you have ever visited you will know that the plots on the lower flat near the highway are not of GC standard whereas the upper plots near the Chateau over the road from Musigny have no trouble reaching Grand Cru standard. — 9 months ago
#overrated tasted it blind with 3 other #supertuscan wines ranging from 40€, 75€ and these and #ornellaia (the best). all the other 3 were better. This was light intensity aromas on the nose, it really the least aromatic and then on the palate it was acidic just a little disjointed and unbalanced. — 2 months ago
WOTN. Highest QPR of my lifetime. Bought this simple wine 26 yrs ago and forgot about it. Found it buried in my cellar. Survived uneven temps, humidities, moves. Opened it up and expected it to be dead or off. Cork was 2/3 saturated. Slight crumble. Poured. Nice strong garnet. Bricking. Gave it a sniff. Pleasant touch of Brett. Still had fruit. Soft dark cherry. Hint if cocoa. Silky mouth. Long finish. Mind blowing. Columbia Crest?!? 27yrs old?!? Blind tasting I would have thought this was a $$$ Bordeaux. — 5 months ago
The commune we have all been waiting for - Vosne Romanee. The first of 6 Grand Crus tasted blind. In 2 of the 3 previous tastings the first wine in this group has been the DRC RC and when I sampled the breathtaking quality of this wine I was thinking they have done it again. A couple of experts in the group felt the 2 DRC wines were at #1 and #4 This proved to be correct. My notes - Perfume of violets, pepper and Asian Spices. A perfect palate of both feminine charm and latent power ... unbelievable. The La Tache usually shows as more voluptuous in these tastings but not in 2016. I normally don’t have this much left in my glass after the wine has been identified so this was quite a luxury. Just wonderful. As Clive Coates MW said - the yardstick with which to judge all other Burgundies. It is easy to think with the 1000 year history, and the stone cross that there is something spiritual and other worldly about this wine. The consensus from all 12 tasters was that this was the best of the Vosne Romanee tasting and therefore of the whole 34 Grand Crus tasted. Only 440 dozen produced for the world. — 9 months ago