Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Aged 20 months in 80% new French oak, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Sciandri Family Vineyard in Coombsville, deep Ruby with aromas of dark red fruits, herbs and oak. On the palate flavors of blackberry and ripe raspberry with herbs, toasty oak and cacao. Firm tannins, long finish ending with fruit, toasty oak and mineral character. Very nice, needs more time. Tasting Sample! — 2 months ago

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Bergström Wines

Cumberland Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Burly and dark pinot with plenty to back it up. — 5 months ago

Domaine de Montille

Les Grèves Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2009

Kind of a burly wine. Solid, but seemed a tad clunky. — 6 months ago

Bob, Hermes and 9 others liked this

Domaine Faury

Vieilles Vignes Saint Joseph Syrah 2018

Big blackberry and plum juice nose, beautiful pastry notes of berry tart, smoke, sweetness and funk. Grape juice and granite. A touch of black pepper spice and amazing mineral density. Burly but clean and satisfying. Some bitterness on the finish that should resolve with time, otherwise drinking really nicely. — 8 months ago

Peter, Jan and 31 others liked this

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Was "this" close to rating it a 9.3 but opted for a 9.2. Swept away by the body. Taste components were an incidental "whatever" at that point. Need to retaste in the next month or two.
Josh Morgenthau

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@Scott Rose definitely. This bottle seemed like it was just entering it’s window and was drinking beautifully- some really intoxicating notes emerging now! (solid 9.3 for me, flirting with 9.4 even)

Louis Jadot

Rugiens Pommard 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2009

Burly iron inflected wine. Smoothed out with air. Tasty. — a month ago

Andrew, Lyle and 12 others liked this

Romano Dal Forno

Valpolicella Superiore Corvina Blend 2005

Big and burly, but lovely. — 4 months ago

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15% but so balanced
Brent Young

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Excellent 👍@Aravind A 🍷


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.
— 7 months ago

Daniel and Ira liked this

Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun)

Cuvée l'Ancien Vieilles Vignes Beaujolais Gamay 2018

Solid. A bit burly. Enjoyed with Chicken Cacciatore. — 2 months ago

Dan, Ceccherini and 9 others liked this

Château Lafleur

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 1988

Big, full bodied & burly styled Lafleur showing black fruits, sweet, savory spices, leather & tobacco — 3 months ago

Shay, Josh and 12 others liked this

Az. Agricola Moschioni

Colli Orientali del Friuli Pignolo 2011

What a big, burly wine! At 10 years old already, this could probably have gone another decade in the bottle. The tannins were certainly present, but they had certain sweetness about them. Flavors of dark fruit, chocolate, leather, and tobacco dominate this massive wine. What a perfect pairing with our prime rib Christmas dinner. I will definitely seek this one (or other pignolos) out in the future, though I'd like to taste one with even more bottle age! 100% Pignolo. 12/25/21. — 7 months ago