Eleven years old and still fresh and alive. Bit of petrol on the nose then petrichor. Bits of citrus and lychee. Started toward sweetness but then went dry for a long finish. Beautiful with grilled Berkshire pork chops. Acid from the wine a perfect foil for the fattiness of the pork. Delicious. — 2 months ago
Amazing depth. Thanks to GC — 3 months ago
Value aged Rioja at its absolute best. At eleven years old, the color is definitely more on the brownish reddish side with a watery rim. Rustic nose with oak, tobacco, leather, smoke and hints of raspberry. The mouthfeel is decadent with rustic and earthy flavors plus round tannings and a profound acidic finish. Great find that will delight at the dinner table just now or in the cellar years from now. There are several bottles left out there, happy searching. — 4 months ago
Hints of honey and melon to start with, then a buttery aftertaste. A truly lovely American chardonnay — a month ago
This was the winner of Friday night wine club by a mile; 5 1st place votes. I was fortunate to win with this and never had drank it before. The fruit on the tongue made the difference. This wine won for us because of the advice and help from Jeffrey Bell, sommelier and owner of Eleven Eleven wine shop in the Benson community of Omaha. Here is my point of recognizing Jeffery; if you are in a similar wine competition; seek out a recommendation from a professional like Jeffery. — a month ago
Far too early to crack this open, but I couldn't resist.
It starts a bit like a good Beaujolais from a casual Oz Foillard, but with time loses some vibrancy to unfold complexity. I believe Joshua has found a magnificent vineyard that expresses a wine with many shade and has minerality and freshness quite rare for a red in Australia. I bid on him to become a future benchmark in the local market.
Macedon Ranges are going to become a new Eldorado for pinot...at least I hope...
BTW the 2017 vintage was poured by the glass at the Eleven Madison restaurant in New York, first Oz wine by the glass there. — 3 months ago
Eleven years after the vintage and this is drinking well. Some classic Amarone notes here... Raisin and stewed fruit. In this case, there's also a distinct herbal note... Eucalyptus or spearmint? A beautiful match for our braised beef shanks. The acidity here does a nice job cutting through the fattiness of this particular cut of meat. Looking back at my notes, I think I enjoyed this vintage more than others I've tried from this producer. — a month ago
A textbook claret from an obviously excellent vintage, the Caronne Ste. Gemme is a commendable, age worthy wine in fine form today at eleven years of age. It has the ripe fruit of the vintage and an all round harmonious, textbook Médoc profile with rich cassis, blackberry, dark cocoa and coffee bean alongside a slight hint of bell pepper and a tarry note on the finish. Tannins are still very firm, acidity too, suggesting this will drink well on its twentieth birthday. It perhaps lacks the ‘wow’ factor of its peers, but it represents terrific value at the Cru Bourgeois level - as this estate so often does - and should not be overlooked. — 2 months ago
Vintage 2009 | How nice it is to find bottles that were forgotten... this eleven years old Riesling got a colour and impressions of honey, it is very comforting and vibrant. Riesling can amaze me, time after time. | Paired with rockfish in mustard sauce — 3 months ago