Cognac, France

Domaine des Rutissons

Verdesse 2019

Really a delicious and unusual wine. Definitely an excellent wine. Quite a bit of apparent confectionary / sweetness on the nose and even the early palate, but this is certainly dry. Wonderful mouthfeel and nice length and acid. Nice wine. — 2 days ago

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Domaine Julien Cruchandeau

Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Rosé Blend

Nose has ripe red raspberries, sliced lime, dehydrated cherries and rising dough.

Palate has ripe cherries, dried raspberry, light salinity with a nice acid on the finish.

(NV/2018 Fruit)

The newer vintage arrived last fall (2020) and it's finally warm enough outside to really appreciate drinking it!
— 16 days ago

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David T

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Nice bottling.
Severn Goodwin

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Thanks, needed it, working outside today, was +90° not sure what it got up to, but we were that temp early afternoon.
David T

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That tastes extra good. 🥵

Ulysse Collin

Les Maillons Extra Brut Blanc de Noirs Champagne Pinot Noir 2016

Outstanding! A befitting wine to break a somewhat self-imposed 3 months dry spell.
Open for business from day one, yet it constantly evolved over the next three days. Red cherries, apples, and brioche dominated the bouquet at the start, which eventually progressed to one lead by smoke and salinity. The palate explodes with a "sweet" core of red cherries and raspberries, finishing with heaps of spice (cinammon in particular) and dried flowers, all wrapped up in an incredibly salty package. Like the nose, day two and three saw salinity take centre stage, along with some apparent wood characters and bitter citrus in the finish. Olivier's wines have always brought a multi-dimensional complexity that's undeniable to any wine lover, but it's that balance of power-without-weight that makes him such a great winemaker. Safe to say, Ulysse Collin is fast becoming one of my favourite champagne estates.
— 2 days ago

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Ira Schwartz

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@Aaron Tan Nice to have you back . I posted a UC champagne last week, very special stuff.
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@Ira Schwartz Agreed. Olivier's wines are really special and getting better with each new release. Haven't seen his wines in a while (2-3 years) and was seriously blown away by this... Got the Les Enfers to try next and am gonna try nail some of the Roises somehow... in times like this 😂
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@Aaron Tan great btl for a comeback!

Bon Ami

Cuvee Brut Rosé Blend

12 dollars at Whole Foods. Peachy-gold color. Honeydew and soft berry on the nose. Crisp, fresh taste, strawberry, raspberry. Not as dry as expected but refreshing for a hot day outside. — 8 days ago

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Sounds nice!
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It's pretty nice!! Would recommend for a group setting, etc. @Sharon B

Domaine des Rutissons

Isère Etraire de la Dhui 2019

Lyle Fass
9.4

One of the best I sell that has somewhat of a cult following. It’s one of those wines that seems so familiar but is made from an odd grape in an odd place. But man does it work. Nose is floral and lifted. Gorgeous tiny berry mountain alpine fruit. It’s intense. Deep and grapey initially but it’s got substance. Incredibly clear and vivid minerals. Just arresting and original aromas. Superb concentration and what an awesome velvety texture. Superb depth and freshness. Stunning clarity and purity. Velvety tannins. What a showing. Best bottle of Rutissons I’ve ever had. — 20 days ago

Severn, Josh and 10 others liked this

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

Pencil lead and forest floor nose, I made the rookie mistake of decanting outside in Covid-friendly but 60f setting. Never completely warmed and opened up, but nonetheless gave up phenomenal purity of black fruit, smooth tannins and rich dark berry melted into the moderate wood frame. We cognac-held our glasses to warm things up, releasing superb layers of vanilla, brambly red fruit, waves of light cassis. Perfectly cellared bottle could easily cruise 5+ more years. This would likely score far better indoors post-Covid! — 22 days ago

Severn, Eric and 30 others liked this

Clos Siguier

Cahors Malbec 2017

Had conjointly with a Poesia Malbec, so Interesting to contrast Malbecs made in different hemispheres- this had the juicier mid palate compared to the Mendoza expression-at 12% absolutely charming. Crushed red fruits, bay leaf. — 10 hours ago

Josh, Andrew and 5 others liked this

Domaine La Millière

La Bessade Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2015

Dark garnet with blackish purple core. Inviting nose of black cherry, red apple, and cola. Full-bodied palate yields black cherry, raspberry, red apple peel, anise, and light patent leather. Supple medium plus tannins mid-palate to finish. Medium plus acidity. An excellent Rhône red that’s ready for any “red wine” situation from American steak dinners to medium and hard cheeses to cigars. Drinking wonderfully now, but will satisfy and develop through at least 2030. — 14 days ago

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Domaine des Rutissons

La Bete Vin de France Red Blend 2019

Lyle Fass
9.2

Love this wild Savoie kitchen sink red blend. Really a terrific wine for the money. Really vivid nose of pure cherry fruit and mountain spices. Fir trees. Hint of game. Almost sausage. Saucisson. But high toned and floral as well. Palate is ripe and clean with terrific clarity and freshness. Very energetic and linear with terrific length and lovely dash of mineral intensity on the finish. A great wine. Terrific concentration and the best most charming rusticity. Surprisingly persistent. I mean really persistent. — 20 days ago

Severn, Josh and 8 others liked this

Château Barouillet

Bergerac Blanc Sec Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2019

Natural Southwest French white blend for under 15$-Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris, semillion & Chenin Blanc. I don’t like Alsatian blends but this I do: like a rich Muscadet. Floral but not heavy on the Sauvignon Blanc, balanced. Celebration of lifting of Covid restrictions in New York State, with friends on the Hudson — 5 days ago

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Off course 😆👌
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Great sleuthing!
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Now that I’ve recently been anointed a wine pro by Delectable, I have standards to uphold! @Josh Morgenthau @Peter van den Besselaar