Man O' War Vineyards

Bernard Fouquet

Domaine des Aubuissières Cuvée de Silex Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2017

Vintage 2017 | high bitters, wine for dinner. Difficult taste, but man o man much character in this Chenin Blanc. — 3 months ago

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Rôtie Cellars

Southern Blend Washington State Grenache Blend 2016

After three unsuccessful Piemontese pulls to go with my Piemontese dish, I finally decided that the wine pairing gods were sending me a signal, so like Justice William O. Douglas, I went west, [not so] young man. And this Grenache-based blend was very nice. Nose had warm, mossy stones, warm kirsch, roasted herbs and campfire. Mouthfilling fruit on entry, but very quickly turns savory and minerally. A bit more tannic than previous vintages I’ve had of this wine. — a year ago

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Le Rocche Dei Barbari

Riserva Alivio Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2006

Lyle Fass
9.8

Wow. This stopped me in my tracks. Nose of chestnut, spice, tar, roses, no fruit. So deep. But this is just opened and I know this is gonna be mind bending in an hour or three. The florals are so crazy and man o man the beautiful high end tobacco and endless flowers is something to behold! Wow! So much spice and old library book with hints of freshly cleaned and a once used chimney and a freshly burned out fire. This nose is layered and so deep and keeps revealing itself. 9.7 on the nose. Palate is brilliant. Hints of opulence abound but this has daggers and angles for days with ridiculous freshness and finesse. Just incredible. Massive concentration and huge minerality. Velvety and substantial tannins and very long. Like one sip is a 3 minute experience. Explosive like nothing else. This is regal and the best Barbaresco I’ve had in years. What energy and freshness on the palate. No hard edges. Complex, deep and so concentrated. This has some slight brambly cherry fruit but if this is like the Primanebbia this will take 3 hours or longer for the fruit to be truly expressive. Long. Just so damn impressive.

Now after air this is just insane. This airiness one associated with whites wines. Palate has now insane mega fruit that is so juicy, so dense and so impressive you cannot believe all the tannin from the first hour has been transformed into gorgeous cherry fruit with insanely detailed silky tannins. Wow. So ethereal. 9.7 to 9.8.
— 2 years ago

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Man O' War Vineyards

Dreadnought Waiheke Island Syrah 2016

Our final long lunch in Cairns at the Salt House on the waterfront. No formal notes but i have always loved this Shiraz from Waiheke Island in the middle of Auckland Harbour NZ. Plummy spicy and savoury with supple tannins. Overtones of Northern Rhone and easy to drink. — 9 months ago

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Been there, feels like Oahu - great vines too
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Yes, you would think perhaps the rainfall might be a bit high for quality viticulture but not so.

Tapanappa

Wratton Bully Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc 2008

Warm vintage, soft ripe fruit. Presents as young but very approachable with soft tannins, with liquorice and dark fruit prominent and tannins sitting in the background. An intriguing contrast to the Man O’ War blend alongside it. Very easy to enjoy but perhaps some element missing at this stage. — a year ago

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Weingut Rabl

Käferberg Alte Reben Kamptal Grüner Veltliner 2018

Tja, man kan ju inte direkt klaga. Rund o fyllig som en solbakad säl. Småpartierna. — 2 years ago

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Field Recordings

Fiction Paso Robles Zinfandel Blend 2019

Amazing wine!!! 20 dollars man o man. Paso Robles another diamond. Earthy meaty. Nice tannins at the end. Berry to start — a year ago

Domaine Neferis

Réserve Selian 1er Cru Chardonnay 2015

Sidi Salem Domaine Neferis aus Tunesien ist das Weingut, 2015er Premier Cru Chardonnay der Wein. Gekauft im Duty free beim Abflug, war sicherlich nicht angemessen gelagert.
Leichte Firnisnote, schönes Holz, leichte Mandel / Bitternote. Ein Wein zum Buch und einer weissen Wand, man kann die Gedanken fliegen lassen.
— a year ago

Krug

Brut Champagne Blend 2000

2000 is drinking insanely a la moment....... gentle reminder of why Krug is king. Perfect tug o war between opulence and linear focus. Sublime — a year ago

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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards

Right Bank Napa Valley Red Blend 2002

Trying another bottle of ‘02. Man o man. Still delicious and seems even better than other bottles from that case. A river of black cherry and blackberry cascading over the tastebuds. — 3 years ago