Tried this as I happened to walk past a wine bar “Local & Vine” in NYC and met wine reps. Deep Ruby with aromas of red fruits, cedar and big floral and violet notes, aged in French oak. On the palate flavors of blackberry and ripe black cherry with notes of cacao, vanilla and pronounced dried floral herbs. Fine rich tannins, long finish ending with fruit, cacao, spice and floral notes. Nice but a bit too floral right now, needs more time in the bottle. — 6 days ago
Honestly anything would taste good right now, I'm so starving. I've been moving furniture and taking TikTok videos for my girlfriend all day. Is this my talk therapy app? Alexa where is the closest Fuddruckers? — 11 days ago
A truly imperious champagne. Exceedingly beautiful in the glass with a crystalline pale gold color. The effervescence is effusive and almost emotional. Nice intensity on the nose with apricots and honeydew initially. Lemon zest and butter along with toasted brioche bread. Faded flowers and honey. Roasted nuts really begin to shine after an hour or so.
As always with Grand Siecle, this is a blend of three years, 2004, 2006, and 2007 for this 24th iteration. Quite the stately and baronial wine. Absolutely ready to drink now but obviously will just continue to grow into itself more over the years. 55/45 Chardonnay/Pinot Noir from 11 Grand Crus, poise is the key here. All is in balance and form. Equally thrilling and reflective. Grace and power. It’s a bit stunning at times.
Very precise and focused, this is pure and driven in the mouth. Citrus is all over the palate, along with crusty bread and fresh herbs. There’s plenty of minerality but also an innate savory nature, as well. This just goes on and on and on, leading to an impeccably long and delicious finish. I’m in lust. A a Tête de Cuvée that drinks like one. — 6 days ago
Determined too gauche to ask for the bottle shot but not too gauche to perhaps be mistaken for transit Instagram activity. Oh well. Beautiful Pinot balance with a delicate floral / strawberry combo without too much dosage. 2004 is starting to be my go to 2000s and honestly for champs may prefer to 1990 garden variety at this point. — 2 days ago
Pale lemon with fresh fruit aromas of stone and citrus fruits with some nutty notes. On the palate flavors of apple, lime citrus and pear, big acidity, with honeysuckle notes. Medium+ finish, notes of creamy vanilla ending with smoky and flinty citrus mineral spice character. — 14 days ago
Minerals, mushroom, yeast, toast, nutty. So good — a day ago