Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

It was between 8.9 and 9.0 — a month ago

Château la Fon du Berger

Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Cool, savoury, quite burly.
Black currant leaf, cassis, cedar wood, a minty whiff, a gravelly undertone. Quite austere on the nose.
Quite firm on the palate, with rich, velvety yet savoury tannins. Juicy tannins, pure fruit.
Quite angular, savoury, def. better with food!
— 7 months ago

Daniel liked this


Hermitage Syrah 2017

Highly peppery, aromatic, very scented. Black rich, slightly jammy fruit (blackberries, mulberries), a healthy pinch of freshly ground black pepper, some black olives.
Great freshness on the palate, with the rich, slightly creamy black fruit only he one side and the juicy, spicy tannins on the other. This is rich & burly yet elegant at the same time. A beautiful Hermitage, on the more modern spectrum.
Decanted for 9h.
— 2 years ago

Daniel and Ira liked this

Diego Conterno

Barolo Nebbiolo 2019

Delectable Wine

The 2019 Barolo is powerful, burly and full of character. Although not especially refined, the straight Barolo has a ton of personality. Time in the glass brings out scents to tobacco, dried herbs, lavender, cedar and menthol. I would give this a good bit of air. There's a lot going on here. This is really quite impressive in its peer group, and beyond that, too. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, November 2023)
— a month ago

Domaine Marcel Deiss

La Colline Brûlée Burlenberg Alsace Pinot Noir 2009

From 375 mL. A ripe, rich wine. Tart cherry with earth and somewhat burly. Needs a 2 hour decant. Delicious. — 8 months ago

Ira, Ted and 13 others liked this

Alfredo Maestro (Bodegas y Viñedos Maestro Tejero)

Viña Almate Tempranillo 2018

Burly dark fruit with notes of earth/tar. Savory with a trace of dry granite running through the finish. Nice grippy tannins. Really enjoyed it. — 2 years ago

Keith and Allison liked this

Castello di Bossi

Riserva Berardo Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2009

This used to be burly. Tannins have softened. It has become rather elegant with the flavors of Chianti you expect. — 3 years ago

Josh, Severn and 6 others liked this

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

This was burly, masculine styled showing black fruits, cassis, cedar, leather graphite & tobacco. Youthful with many years ahead opened from an owc — 7 months ago

Severn, Paul and 21 others liked this


Vallee d'Aosta Fumin 2019

This is quite rustic, earthy and burly. May improve with time. — 7 months ago

Alan, Lyle and 11 others liked this

Clos Martinet

Priorat Grenache Blend 2009

Fully mature. Much less burly than when it was younger. — 9 months ago

Ted, Severn and 10 others liked this
Bob McDonald

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Great stuff. I love Priorat and visited there in May last year and tour of Clos Mogador. Did you enjoy the wine ?
Byron Hewett

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I love Priorat also. The wine was terrific. I visited CUNE, Contino and Lopez de Heredia last November. I didn’t get to visit Priorat on that trip, but I will on the next one.