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Le Coste Aleatico

Dark fruit at front with vegetal/green pepper/savory/nutty. Superb. Let it warm up a bit — a month ago

Buffalo Trace Distillery

George T. Stagg Limited Edition 128.2 Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

I’m not really a bourbon guy, but I’ve tried most of the ‘greats’. This was a very generous gift from a friend. I’ve had it before, and this was just as epic. It’s a stunning bourbon. Screw your Pappy’s, this is the real deal. There’s roses and floral notes at the start. A freshness you really don’t expect given the intensity of the alcohol (waaaay overproof) then an intensity of taste on the midpalate with all the caramel, and depth you’d expect of a great bourbon, but loads of complex secondary stuff. It’s a trip on the palate with a midpalate would be brutal in other hands given the alcohol level, but here it really sings. I’m a wine guy. This is incredible once you get over the shock of the alcohol. If you only splurge on one bourbon, for me, this is the one. — a month ago

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Conrad Green

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I have some in SB next time you’re at the house
Alan Weinberg

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Looks like you hit that bottle pretty hard!
Conrad Green

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There were three of us, but that was a brutal night for the liver. It’s amazing stuff

Aubert

Larry Hyde & Sons Chardonnay 2017

Shay A
9.3

These brutal TX summers can make it difficult to crave heavy meals, so some sort of grazing board with lots of options is definitely ideal.

A quick note: Even for me, opening Aubert this young is usually something I don’t even consider (aside from their Hudson). After enjoying some other 2017s that someone opened earlier this week, I was surprised at how open they were. I believe the vintage gives these wines more opulent and early enjoyment than normal.

As always, I believe this to be Aubert’s most acid driven wine. Almost spritz like. Aromatically it is a mix of bright citrus, honeysuckle, honey roasted cashews and lemon confit. On the palate, the entry shows strong acidity before it fades away. Lemon cream, ginger, copious amounts of tropical fruit and a somewhat surprising kiss of mineral/limestone. Aubert’s entire lineup is among the best, but this is normally towards the back of the pack for my taste profile (which means it’s still among the best Cali chards, in my opinion).
— 2 months ago

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Bryan Kesting

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Completely agree.

Brutal Wine Corporation

Le Brutal de Claude, Pinot Noir 2018

My first brutal!! A little bit earthy on the nose like a light rain but so much smoother than I expected. Such a nice open with cherry and a peppery finish. Great introduction to this natural wine niche. — 2 months ago

Paolo Scavino

Bric dël Fiasc Barolo Nebbiolo 2000

Dug a little little deeper last night at the end of a brutal week. Even after 20 yrs this needed every drop of air we gave it and could have used more. Classic Nebbiolo notes here and some leather and cigar and earth. Still going strong. — 2 months ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Love that bottle, in that vintage!

Christian Tschida

Brutal!!! Red Blend

What a wine! Complex, easy to drink, and the most balanced thing you ever drank. Raspberry pear and botanical notes. So special. — 2 months ago

Ginny Lewinski
with Ginny

Progetto Calcarius

20 Ca 40.08 Brutal Puglia Nero di Troia

Light fruit nose with a whiff of mushroom and earth. Tasting notes of dark fruit, sea breezes, hint of licorice, and a tart chokecherry finale! Wow, what a fun journey. — a month ago

Pierre Frick

Pur Vin Sans Sulfite Ajouté Alsace Pinot Noir 2018

Well that was delicious. Kitchen sink blend for the win! Tastes like a bar brutal wine — 2 months ago

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Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

MICHAEL COOPER
9.7

Brutal. The best #supertuscan I’ve had. Amazing. #ornellaia #bolgheri #italy — 2 months ago

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Daron Watson

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WOW ~ B!GUPS

Halcon Vineyards

Alturas Yorkville Highlands Syrah 2018

MICHAEL COOPER
9.2

Brutal. Better than most. #syrah #coolclimatesyrah #coolclimate #mendocino #mendocinowine #california — 3 months ago

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