Naturally sweet from the Fuji apples. Very crisp and refreshing.
A little sweeter than I generally like but since it's a natural sweetness I enjoyed. — 24 days ago
If I am having an Allen Brothers Ribcap, I am also opening a good bottle of Bordeaux.
The 08 Bordeaux vintage goes down in the record books as good not great. This is not nearly as good as the 2000 I had a few years back...one of the few 10’s I’ve scored since starting to write notes. However, it does drink better earlier than 2000.
Ten years in bottle was just the right amount of time to check in on this 08. It will continue to improve over the next 5-7 years and hold another 8-10 years with proper storage.
With the first sip, it was elegant, refined and showing it is Latour’s close relative. My next thought was how good it will be with the Ribcap. Good on its own but, even better with steak.
It shows classic Bordeaux style. Just ripe fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, plum, dark cherries, hints of blue & purple fruit. The tannins nicely round and velvety. The structure, tension, length & balance are just starting to hit their groove. Black licorice, black tea, stones, dry loamy topsoil, dark rich earth, less pencil shaving, soft leather, understated baking spices with withering; dark, red and blue florals. The acidity was nicely executed. The finish is; stunning, elegant and very well balanced with excellent persistence.
Photos of; Chateau Latour, iconic building that since in the middle of their Estate vines, barrel room and wide shot of their estate.
Side note. Having visited Latour three times, it has always been the most clean & pristine winemaking facilities I’ve seen in my many world wine region travels. You could eat off the floor. For me, they are the “King of Kings” in Cabernet. — 3 months ago
2013 vintage. Super-Tuscan blend. Needs 1.5+ hours to decant and then red and blue fruit balances tertiary tar and mineral flavors. Not quite the fruit zing or acid of great Sangiovese but complex and enjoyable. Probably 1-2 years left. $40 at bev shop near Kings in Gillette. — 4 months ago
At kings 46 wine bar — 2 months ago
Palate of honey/tart fruits. Straw colored with rose flecks — 2 months ago
Must preface this post with the admission that a wine like this can never fully live up to its hype; regardless, it was a sensational bottle: powerful and muscular with precision and grace; dried orange peel, sandalwood, cedar, red brick and just a hint of sour cherry fruit. We didn’t decant or open early for fear of losing those delicate, appetizing, evocative aromatics (sotto bosco, white truffle, roasting game, roses, sandalwood again) unique to old Barolos. This wine is wonderful today, but don’t anticipate it getting any better—then again I don’t foresee a wine built like this falling apart any time soon. A wine for kings (and birthday week princesses) indeed! — 3 months ago
Really like this one. It’s meatier than most Pinots but has a wonderful flavor. Catches the middle of your tongue and hangs on for a little while. — 3 months ago
Rich fruit, cocoa. Still young. Buy 2. Now/later — 4 months ago