Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2008 Zenato

Le Ragose

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend 2008

Classic Amarone, with the bitter cherry flavor that is expected. This wine is aged just the right amount. It still needs to be decanted, as I have found with Amarones, at least 2 hours. One it has breathed, it offers flavors of bitter dark chocolate, followed by bitter cherry. The nose is perfect. And there is still fruit in the long finish. It went well with my goat cheese and mushroom salad smothered in balsamic di Modena, matching the vinegar and mushroom flavors perfectly. — a month ago

Louis Latour

Aloxe-Corton Grand Cru Domaine Latour Pinot Noir 2008

Had this at a tasting and bought several bottles, aged well, just opened last one. Aged for about 12 months in French oak barrels (15% new). Ruby, brown edges, with aromas of red and black stewed fruits and complex spice. On the palate, flavors of layered fruit, ripe black cherry and raspberry with cedar, tobacco, herbs and nutty notes. Full soft tannins, balanced acidity, long ending with fruit and earthy character. Outstanding! Worth the wait! — 14 days ago

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Cédric Bouchard

Roses de Jeanne Côte de Béchalin Brut Blanc de Noirs Champagne Pinot Noir 2008

delicious fruit but can’t say it’s a step up from Val Villaine. Needs time. 2008, V8. — 2 days ago

Ira, Shay and 3 others liked this

Spring Mountain Vineyard

Elivette Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2008

Some wines age well, while others age amazingly well.
This one is the later version.
Deep and brooding with supple notes.
Bramble and blackberry with blue fruit and figs.
Even bigger on the mid palate with a loooong silky seductive finish that lingers longer!
These Elivette Cab blends are made to age and they rarely disappoint!
Happy Fourth of July weekend!
— 2 days ago

Sorelle de Nicola

Riserva Feyles Barolo Nebbiolo 2008

classic and gorgeous expressive barolo nose. heavy on the tar, rich bouquet of flowers / rose petal, ripe red fruit, some savory leafy quality like basil. on the palette this is still a younger 15 year old wine , fruit is fresh and tannins are young and grippy. a lot of that savory leafy / foresty quality. expressive and classic with 1 hour decant but wondering if day 2 will bring more complexity. — 4 days ago

Ron, Pooneet and 1 other liked this

Bodegas Contador

Benjamin Romeo 'Contador' Tempranillo 2008

Bright crimson in colour. Notes of Camphor and Sandalwood together with tarry red and black fruits. A rich flavoursome and savoury palate - medium to full bodied - a fleeting tobacco note. Firm yet silky tannins. Very polished. One of the best Tempranillos (actually 86% Tempranillo and 14% Garnacha) I’ve ever had - up there with Vega Sicilia. Shows the versatility of the Tempranillo grape and its suitability to the warm climes of Spain. One of the 1001 Wines. 98 points from Jay Miller of the Wine Advocate. — 8 days ago

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Jose Lorenzo

Jose Lorenzo

Benjamin Romeo makes some amazing juice. Cheers
Bob McDonald

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I will keep an eye out for more of his wines. The Contador was brilliant.

Henriot

Millésime Brut Champagne Blend 2008

poached pear, peach nectar, apple purée, pastry & brioche, quince & quinine, hints of ginger & minerals — 7 days ago

Byron, Ira and 11 others liked this

The Islander Estate Vineyards

The Investigator Kangaroo Island Cabernet Franc 2008

See previous notes. My last bottle - purchased at the winery on Kangaroo Island. 100% Cabernet Franc. Herbs , Tea leaves, Charcoal, Black, fruits, a touch of caramel oak. Quite a full bodied opulent wine showing those black fruits. A product of the warm 2008 vintage in South Australia. A classy wine balancing the ripe fruit with the right amount of oak treatment. Very polished as you would expect from a $150 wine. Shows Jaques Lurton’s (Cheval Blanc) experience with the Cabernet Franc grape. — 5 days ago

Paul, Jan and 19 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2008

Dry. Astringent. Medium plus bodied Rioja for surf and turf. Cheers. I was expecting better to be honest. — a day ago

Andrew, Severn and 15 others liked this
Eric Urbani

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@Ericsson That one needs a lot of air then opens nicely.
Ericsson

Ericsson

Thanks @Eric Urbani. Still have some left!

Krug

Brut Champagne Blend 2008

Peach and limestone on the nose. Delicate citrus. Really pretty and quietly lush. Great balance and acidity. Still very young but showing a glimpse of what it can be which is quite something. This has a way to go and will be amazing. — 14 days ago

Vanessa, Shay and 12 others liked this