Love And Squalor

Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2005

This is my third and youngest encounter with this elusive Y, and as always it is tastes like the epitome of hedonism. I had to take a moment alone with the wine just to acknowledge that, those who truly love wine, will know exactly what I’m talking about. The predominant flavours on this wine are orange marmalade, orange peel, and fresh tangerine… All working in unison on the palate, no single element ever outshining another. Creating harmony. — 3 months ago

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Eric Urbani

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@Ericsson whatever the vintage, always a memorable experience !



Olga Raffault

Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc 2016

In a delicious spot. Just needs one hour decant. Love this wine. Smooth as a baby’s butt. Drinks like a Burgundy. — 6 months ago

Peter, Tom and 6 others liked this

Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2006

2006 vintage. Lean and mean. Decanted and tasted after 1.5 hrs. Not too much sed. Nice little sprinkling of cocoa powder in a feminine nose but, otherwise, all business and very transactional. Difficult to love and hard to understand with this effort being pretty linear vs what we've come to know/expect/love from this property. Plenty of concentration but lacking that extra oomph of finishing depth and seems like it has topped out/not improving. 9.23.23. — 2 months ago

Severn, Ted and 13 others liked this

Silver Oak

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Love this ‘18 Napa Silver Oak. Tasting it at the Alexander Valley winery makes it extra special. Subtle tannins, layers of red fruit. Luxurious. — 3 months ago

Matt, Severn and 2 others liked this

Mouton Noir Wines

Love Drunk Rosé Blend 2023

Round body, watermelon jolly rancher, maraschino cherries. Mild acidity, lingering minerality. — 4 months ago

Laura liked this

Caymus Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

So ripe and big. Goes better with dessert than the meal. Huge vanilla oak with sweet berry jam, there is mint dark chocolate, and tannin, cedar on the finish. Overall when I really think about it, this tastes interesting, but there is a sweetness throughout the entire palate that I do not love. There’s an artificial sweetener like flavor. Really interesting. Decanted for 4 hours. — 3 months ago


Carnival of Love McLaren Vale Shiraz 2017

Definitely a touch of liquorice — 3 months ago

The Wine Group

Love Noir California Pinot Noir

Tasty for a cheap Trader Joe’s bottle! — 7 months ago