Franche Comté, France

Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 2009

Quite nice with a distinctive brioche overtone. Full and round, May still need a few years. Been feeling lately like more distinctive profiles in the grower champs vs the big dogs (at big dog $$). — 7 days ago

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Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

David T

Paired with the Vanilla Bean, Strawberry Rhubarb Compote. what a gastronomic evening! @plateandbottle — 14 hours ago

Bob, Severn and 9 others liked this

Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2000

Easily WOTN with a great showing despite slight bottle variation. Fully resolved in all respect, wafting pipe tobacco keeled this baby from nose to back of palate. Bright cherry, tar and tea notes, blackberry and smoke poking through on the entry. Drink ‘em if you got ‘em. — 7 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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@LM Segal Interesting to see your comment “Drink ‘em if you got ‘em “. I had a bottle in August 2020 and said I would have my last bottle in the next few years. There was pushback from several tasters that I was drinking them too young and that this was at least a 30 year wine. Jancis had said to 2024. I’ll probably have my next bottle some time later this year. Thanks for the note.
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Thanks, Bob. 23 years and there’s bound to be bottle variability…storage, shipping, aeration…to my palate with some air these were at an apogee, but 1 bottle (purchased here in Canada) was a tad more evolved than the other (purchased in CA and shipped 10 yrs ago). They both went to fast to see if they would fall apart but 3 Bordeaux vets at the table all thought they were peaking but not downsloping - yet. Cheers!
Severn Goodwin

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Great notes, thanks both.

Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend 2005

Delicious and just starting to be drinkable. Lovely opulent fruit and a spine of gorgeous acidity. A touch of sweetness. Great, with loads of life ahead — 21 hours ago

Major-General Sir William Biddles CurranBex GreenLindsay Lee
with Major-General, Bex and 1 other
Lyle, Vino and 12 others liked this

Château Latour

Premier Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1959

Dark scarlet color with a deep center. Notes of black cherry, cola, roses, cassis, some spice and a little wood char. Amazing perfume in the nose. Smooth and silky in the mouth. Lots of drama with this one, and many agreed the 59 was better than the 45, the 61 and 82 Latours beside it. Bravo! — 7 days ago

Peter, Tom and 22 others liked this

Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Baron de Pichon-Longueville Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Paul K

I love this. Hoping more notes to come but good friends and time may prevent! Have a great Mem Day weekend! — 2 days ago

Vanessa, Tom and 27 others liked this
David T

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One of my favorite Bordeaux’s and place to visit.
Paul K

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@David T I can see why! When we go to Bordeaux I’ll ask for tips similar to when we went to 🥂 !
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My favorite!!!

Jacques Selosse

Initial Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

(Disg. 5/21) Initial is the most produced in quantity of the Selosse bottlings but it is not to be overlooked, and 2021 disgorgment is electric today with distinctive Selossien aromas of caramelized orchard fruit, roasted nuts, honeycomb and gun smoke. The palate is rich, powerful and deep with racy acids and a chalky mineral core. It has both freshness and oxidative complexity yielding a complete, balanced and utterly seamless Champagne. The best ☺️ — 14 days ago

Severn, Tom and 5 others liked this


Grande Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend

Edition 169. Disgorged 2019, 2013 base. Always a treat. — 2 days ago

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Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Dark rubi robe with a slight brick color on the rim. One would never say its over 40 years old. Cedar notes intertwined with dark cherries, tobacco, pencil lead, and secondary aromas. Dense, rich, but balanced and fresh, its a bold Pauillac ready to drink but absolutely no rush. Great bottle and one of the best 82s we tasted. — 12 days ago

Jose Roberto Palazzoveronique paillardAdriana Pagliano
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Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2005

To celebrate my 20,000 Vivino followers, here is a gorgeous wine.

A very pretty color of deep gold.

Wonderful nose of honey, citrus, yellow apples, melons, pears, tropical fruits, spices, light earth and white flowers.

Full bodied and very smooth with high acidity.

Sweet on the palate with honey, citrus, red apples, tropical fruits, spices, maple syrup and minerals.

Long finish with lemons and spices.

This is a delicious sweet wine from Bordeaux. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel. Showing great complexity at this point. Loved the nose, and kept smelling on it for a while. Really pretty.

Very well balanced with enough sugar for the acidity. So delicious now.

This 18 year old will continue to age nicely in the next 25 years.

A great wine from a great vintage. Buttery and creamy. Spicy and entertaining. A wonderful wine.

I've had a few different vintages of this wine, and it is always amazing.

Thank you Scott for sharing this gem with me.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

98 points.

$250 (375ml).
— 19 days ago

Scott McNamara
with Scott
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