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Martin Müllen

Trarbacher Huhnerberg Spätlese Feinherb Riesling 2018

@delectable martin muellen trarbacher huhnerberg spatlese Feinherb *. The * makes it a separate wine.

A wow wine.

Nose is intensely elegant peach.

Palate is peach nectar. Stunningly delicious. So dense. Almost honeyed. Finish is extra. It’s like that extra oomph from a skin contact wine ... but the oomph is all vineyard. Wow.

Internal aromatics are winemaker fairy tale peach perfume.

This wine is insanely good. Why am I not giving it a 10? Maybe could be more mineral.

Bought from fass selections.
— 7 days ago

Josh, Andrew and 4 others liked this

Domaine Méo-Camuzet

Les Feusselottes Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2012

Wow. Great wine with all the tell tale stuff of the great cote de nuits reds. Dark berries, violets, spices and a hint of tobacco on a medium bodied, elegant, complex, long wine. Lots of density too, and tension. Was delicious but will be better off in 3 to 5 years. — 2 months ago

Adriana Pagliano
with Adriana
Adriana, Anthony and 7 others liked this


Clone 459 Estate Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2006

This was part of a series that Greg Brewer bottled at Melville back in the early 2000s. At that time Melville had 14 different clones under vine, I believe. The Estate was a variable blend of some fraction of these, but being a student of pinot Greg thought it would be cool to bottle a bunch of the clones as single-clone offering to people who might geek out about trying to identify different clonal components in the various main offerings, trying some blending at home, etc. (basically, me as the target audience). I was stunned at how well this wine is still drinking after 14+ years. Beautiful, deep ruby-red color, the wine still had an impressive amount of fruit, great balance, and that tell-tale spiciness that is characteristic of wines from their Santa Rita Hills vineyards. Really terrific! — 5 months ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
Paul, David and 6 others liked this


Bloomsbury Sparkling White Blend 2020

Proper fizz that. Much softer bubbles than prosecco, gorgeous Amber colour with peachy taste. Quaffed it up in the sun with Carol and Andy and The Meal. Good choice, especially on offer at £20 Waitrose (normally £27). — 2 months ago

W. & J. Graham's

Six Grapes Special Old Vines Edition Porto

Great rubi reserve, functions like an LBV with all the tell tale port stuff. Excellent QPR too. Well worth it. — 2 months ago

Adriana Pagliano
with Adriana
Adriana, Anthony and 4 others liked this


GSM+T Grenache Blend


I don’t know what it is but all #chile #syrah and (pardon the generalizations) all Chilean wine have this tell-tale aroma that is somewhat eucalyptus and somewhat smoked meat in all the wines. #movi 2015 still youthful. Has 5-7 more years to it. — 4 months ago

Mandi, Jason and 8 others liked this

Vieux Château Certan

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2007

One would think for a small vintage like 2007 this would be open now. Well its not. We decanted two hours before, which helped. Its a very classical VCC with all the tell tale Pomerol stuff in spades. Would wait another 3 to 5 years. Great stuff. — 6 months ago

Adriana Pagliano
with Adriana
Adriana, Ira and 7 others liked this

Kivelstadt Cellars

Olde Wyve's Tale North Coast Carignane 2017

Yes. Very good. Bought in Maine. Had never heard of Carinane grape before. Very soft, smooth and easy to drink. — a month ago

Château Doisy-Daëne

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2015

This is very elegant and complex, like most Barsacs is lighter weight than Sauternes and much more floral. Also has the tell tale honey and bee wax notes as well as lemon zest. Its terrific now and there is no rush to enjoy it. Enthusiastically recommended. — 2 months ago

Adriana Pagliano
with Adriana
Adriana, Billy and 7 others liked this

Domaine de Marcoux

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2015

Vibrant red color with no tell tale signs of bricking around the edge. Grenadine, red raspberry aromas mixed with a touch of anise and spices. Good balance; soft, silky tannins owing to the high proportion of Grenache. Love this producer. — 5 months ago