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Chateau Carignan

Prima Premières Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

Ming L
9.1

While the nose is deep and brooding with plum, blackberry, pine cone, worn leather, and dried herbs, not dissimilar to the 04 and 05 vintages, this 06 shows the juiciest and freshest palate. Grainy but gripping tannins that will take another 3-5 years to resolve.

Lovely Merlot!

— 3 days ago

Ericsson, Douglas and 5 others liked this

Taittinger

Comtes de Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2008

One of the best vintages for Comte! The 08 was singing, rich with so much energy showing notes of citrus, marzipan, brioche, mineral & white flower although very young you can approach now. — 7 days ago

Severn, Alex and 22 others liked this

Domaine Gachot-Monot

Côte de Nuits-Villages Pinot Noir 2018

2018 vintage. A bit more plush than expected with a decently lengthy finish. Good medium body/mouthfeel with strawberry/raspberry overtones. — 4 days ago

Daniel, David and 1 other liked this

Domaine Patrick Javillier

Pernand-Vergelesses Pinot Noir 2018

Dark ruby red. Inviting nose and lush medium palate of earthy black cherry, fresh mushroom, and slightly woody red plum. Medium acidity. Medium minus tannins. A Burgundy for the New World drinker. Just enough fruit and a well regulated militia of oak, tannins, and acidity make for a PN that’s true to its roots yet approachable to the novice. A wide variety of cuisines will pair nicely. I went with very authentic (read, “spicy”) Ethiopian fare. Drink now through 2028. — 4 days ago

Byron, Tom and 2 others liked this

Cibonne

Cuvée Spéciale Côtes de Provence Tibouren 2020

Cherries and bright, purplish red fruit, herbal elixir and white pepper on the nose. Completely transparent, its sweetness paired with a subtly bitter herbal finish, and intense minerality. Beautiful vintage for a beautiful wine. Very much signals its shared identity with Italian Rossese. — 6 days ago

Peter, Vanessa and 30 others liked this
Jason Gelman

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love this one

Château La Sergue

Lalande de Pomerol Cabernet Franc Blend 2011

Wow this is great! The nose is made of meat juice, cedar, tobacco leaves, oak and vanilla, black currant and an earthy thing which is typical for pomerol in my mind. The palate is well designed with a massive acid backbone, a bright red and black berries note all along, a good width, a velvety mouthfeel. In the rear tannins kick in adding a dry layer which is stylish and elegant, and that carries on on the finish with black currant, some oaky notes too, a reminiscence of the meat juice notes that could be felt on the nose and a tiny bit of bitterness. This is a great effort, what a wine in this vintage! Served along a massive ribeye steak that had matured for 42 days... A pairing made in heaven — 4 days ago

Serge, Ira and 16 others liked this

Bodegas Alto Moncayo

Veraton Campo de Borja Garnacha 2017

Nariz: mora, ciruela, regaliz, vainilla

Boca: frutoso al ataque, Tanino M+, Acidez M, Alcohol alto y algo evidente en boca.
— 2 days ago

Daniel, Josh and 4 others liked this

Domaine Henri Boillot

Bourgogne Chardonnay 2019

Nose has fresh lemon slice, cut green & yellow apples, Italian bread, vanilla cremé and wet slate.

Palate has fresh pineapple, cold yellow apple, white flowers, sandstone and mild vanilla notes. Great acidity (as expected in the most youthful of stages, current vintage) with some drying, chalky aspects.

Decanted 90m. Another great Boillot Bourgogne Blanc to stock the cellar with for enjoyment 2023-29.

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On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our Conductors Andris Nelsons and John Williams will be leading a very engaging program of Jessie MONTGOMERY (Starburst), John WILLIAMS (Violin Concerto No. 2, world premiere featuring Anne-Sophie Mutter!), COPLAND (Quiet City) and STRAVINSKY (Suite from The Firebird, 1919 version). We're getting the luxury of enjoying Mr. Williams two nights in a row...what a great weekend of Contemporary music!
— a day ago

Lyle, Dawn and 22 others liked this
Sharon B

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You do this every year with the orchestra don’t you?
Severn Goodwin

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@Sharon B Yes, but we got shut down last summer because of the pandemic. So I had more time for grilling, it worked out.

Domaine Jean Chartron

Vieilles Vignes Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Chardonnay 2018

After this weekend, it's a bit tough to get back to "regular" wines. Nevertheless, this is yummy, but see previous notes.

Day 3: this has picked up significant weight and complexity. Wow.
— 6 days ago

Brian, Eric and 12 others liked this

Château Castelnau

Champagne Castelnau Brut 2006

A whole-hearted 9.5 this Castelnau deserves. Just wow. 50% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinot Meunier and 10 years on the lees. Full-bodied and rich - almost like drinking a bubbly Sancerre at times and really a steal at 54 Euros a bottle. I want cases of these in my home. — 12 days ago

Ira, Daniel and 4 others liked this