Maria dinner 5/30/21 opening bottle to surprise them. Perfect to go with cheeses etc. — 2 months ago
Full bodied South African wine suggested by Maksym for our Bistecca and Saltimnocca....last night at sea on Viking Orion...xxxx — a month ago
The mildest of the Diageo peated whiskies I've had so far. Definitely not the campfire peat monsters of Ardbeg, or the distinct maritime peat of Talisker, or the more medicinal peat of Lagavulin... The peat here comes off as sweet and aromatic, almost like incense. The body seems to be the lightest of the lot too (comparing apples and apples), although it's hard to say without seeing them all next to each other (definitely lighter than the Ardberg and even Glen Elgin here). Palate flavours are subtle in the Caol Ila, but citrus notes come through clearly. Finishes a touch short with a sort of grassy earthy quality that I quite enjoy. Not a blockbuster whisky, yet I find it quite drinkable.
NB: Better mixed 1:1 with the Ardbeg Wee Beastie. Seems to balance out the extreme smoke of the Ardberg, drawing out lovely saline notes. — a month ago
Vineyard. — 3 months ago
This review is for the Stone Cellar Dry Rose, which is different than their standard rose, but it isn’t recognized by the app. I’ve had Galen Glen’s standard rose and have found it disappointing and cloying. But this is a totally different animal. According to Cork Report, it’s 50% zweigelt rose, 48% Gruner Veltliner, and 2% Chambourcin. This is insanely refreshing. Probably the most interesting rose I’ve had so far this year. Picked it up in a mixed case on my way home from the Poconos. Wish I would have added more bottles to my order. — a month ago
Smoke, salt and vanilla. Gentle and greasy on the tip of the tongue. — 2 months ago