France

Famille Déjean

Vignobles Rousset Peyraguey Atropos White Blend 2008

A toasty nose with honey and apricot. There is a bit of beeswax too. The mouthfeel is very interesting because it's thick and extremely sweet on one hand but it's balanced by a massive acid backbone that brings loads of freshness. It stays there for a very long while and the apricot and honey note and somehow sticks to the palate for a good minute. We paired it with a homemade chocolate cake (made by my daughter). Delicious sauternes ! — 4 days ago

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European Cellars

Novellum Chardonnay 2017

If only all cheap Chards could achieve this kind of balance. Undeniably good. — 3 days ago

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I wonder how you would have scored it if you had tasted it blind? 🤔
Adam Beasley

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@Ron R at the right temp I probably would have been a couple it points higher, honestly. Got better as it warmed.

Laherte Frères

Extra Brut Champagne Rosé De Pinot Meunier

A very pretty champagne in a very pretty package. A beautiful light salmon color. Preciously precise miniature bubbles and a nose that’s as fresh as it is generous. Rose petals and strawberries. Wet soil, dried cherries, and chalk. Blood oranges show after some air along with vanilla and spice.

When people ask me what is my favorite rosé, the answer is always unequivocally this lovely 100% Meunier from Aurelien Laherte. Biodynamic and natural, the purity of fruit here is undeniable. Use your big glasses to really give this to space to breathe and you’ll be rewarded. Low dosage of 2.5 but honestly you’ll never feel it. It’s so harmonious and so drinkable that a bottle never really lasts long.

Exquisite in the mouth showcasing its vinous nature and charm. More robust fruit on the palate along with salinity and subtle spice. High acidity but not searing with plenty of body. Seriously, just buy these anytime you see them. However many you have just isn’t enough.
— 5 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

So pretty!🌸🥂

Domaine la Grange Saint André

Grenache des Grès Grenache Cinsault

Light, fruity, and fragrant. Perfect with chicken braised in white wine with garlic and rosemary. Sweet cherryish fruit, floral notes, and a little warm gravel. Vivid high-toned cherry fruit in the mouth with loads of rock dust. Light on its feet and very soft. Good acidity. Great summer meal wine. Non-vintage. — 5 days ago

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Jérôme Blin

Cuvée Apogée Extra Brut Meunier Blend

Definitely like the Pouillote bottling better for about 10 USD less. This was 100 percent Munier, and a higher vineyard it seems. Pouillote was 80, with 20 Chardonnay. — 6 days ago

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Domaine de Montille

Le Clos du Château Bourgogne Chardonnay 2018

Nose has pear slice, orange zest, various under-ripe stone fruits, pineapple core and yellow flowers; not overly expressive at this time.

Palate has tart pineapple, orange peel, slightly chalky, yellow apple and mild barrel flavors (more new than neutral?). Decent finish, but seems a little closed here as well.

90m decant; Note to future self, check again 2022-23-ish.

Winery Notes:
"Le Clos du Château" is essentially a vineyard of approximately five hectares that sits in front of the Château de Puligny and is entirely enclosed by walls. This facilitates our bio-dynamic farming methods.

Classified as Bourgogne AOC, this vineyard is remarkably well situated in the village on the border of the Puligny-Montrachet vineyards. The deep soil, consisting of silt and clay gives the wine a lovely generosity.

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On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the the Boston Pops Orchestra. Our Conductor Keith Lockhart is leading an all John WILLIAMS program, with Mr. Williams (hopefully) sharing some of his wonderful stories to accompany the scores.

The program includes selections from..Superman, Heidi, Jaws, The Towering Inferno, Memoirs of a Geisha Oliver, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Olympic Fanfare & Theme, JFK, Schindler's List, The Witches of Eastwick, Solo: A Star Wars Story, The Empire Strikes Back, The Force Awakens and...Star Wars. So to say we're going to be well versed into the JW catalog will be the understatement of the evening for sure!!!
— 7 days ago

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Les Vignerons des Alberes

Rivesaltes Ambré White Blend 2007

Vintage 2007 | Find of @Berry Marinussen who even managed to get extra bottles from France 👌 Awesome balance, this is beautiful — 16 days ago

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Domaine Inebriati

Nerei Un Vin Blanc 2020

Dan R
9.0

Natural ugni blanc. Smells like kombucha. Lively, fleshy, prickly, forward with mirabelle, melon, herbs on the palate and à honeyed finish. Goes down easy. Quite food friendly. This scores high on the fun rating. A bit pricey but no complaints. — 2 days ago

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Georges Vigouroux

Le Temps des Vendanges Malbec Merlot 2018

A friend gave me this as a hostess gift and wow it’s fantastic! It got “Wine Region of the Year” for 2017 from Wine Enthusiast. 60% Malbec 40% Merlot. I will definitely have to buy it and share with friends! Cheers! — 6 days ago

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Dawn E.

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@Sharon B Cheers! 🍷 Sounds delicious!

Domaine Berlancourt

Cuvée Les Champans Bourgogne Pinot Noir Rosé 2018

Nose has warmed strawberry, tangerine, apricots and wet roses. Quite expressive tonight, marked improvement from our prior several months earlier.

Palate has under-ripe strawberry, cool Clementine slice, (light) fresh cherries and wet slate. Nice acidity and refreshing finish. Decanted 90m.

Truly, Summer in the glass on a beautiful evening.

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On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the the Boston Pops Orchestra. Our Conductor Keith Lockhart is leading an all John WILLIAMS program, with Mr. Williams (hopefully) sharing some of his wonderful stories to accompany the scores.

The program includes selections from..Superman, Heidi, Jaws, The Towering Inferno, Memoirs of a Geisha Oliver, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Olympic Fanfare & Theme, JFK, Schindler's List, The Witches of Eastwick, Solo: A Star Wars Story, The Empire Strikes Back, The Force Awakens and...Star Wars. So to say we're going to be well versed into the JW catalog will be the understatement of the evening for sure!!!
— 7 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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Summer in a glass I like
Severn Goodwin

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@Lyle Fass Really picked up after a 6-7mo slumber!
Lyle Fass

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@Severn Goodwin yup. Ages very well in the short term.