Master Sommelier

Jérôme Prévost

La Closerie Les Béguines Extra Brut Champagne Pinot Meunier 2019

Love LC19. It’s killer tonight, even more expressive than the last time I had it flaunting deep, powerful layers of ripe orchard fruit with smoky minerals, toasted hazelnuts and exotic spices. The palate is impeccably structured and concentrated with a satiny texture and vibrant energy that gives way to a saline and mineral laced finale. Pinot Meunier from the master, it just can’t be matched. This is the best release since LC13. — 3 months ago

Shay, Paul and 7 others liked this

Schramsberg Vineyards

Sommelier Selection Blanc de Blancs Brut Chardonnay

Sabered by yours truly — 6 months ago

Tom, Shay and 2 others liked this


Master Series Extended Tirage Brut Oregon Pinot Noir Chardonnay 2009

Birthday Celebration 🎉 — 2 years ago

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Excellent 🍾 Happy Birthday!🥂

Thierry Allemand

Cornas Reynard (R) Syrah 2011

Another great btl from the master of Cornas — 3 months ago

Severn, Hermes and 8 others liked this

Charles Heidsieck

Brut Réserve Champagne Blend

Nydelig champagne, deilig balansert! Ferirer master A — 5 months ago


Mataro 2015

Mid Ruby red in colour with a tawny edge. Sour cherry with touches of pepper and cloves. Not as raspberry as I was expecting from old vine Mataro. With a couple of hours of aeration the raspberry notes started coming through finishing with Sandy tannins. This wine is made by the multi talented Andrew Caillard who is the supremo of Fine Wine retailer and auctioneer Langtons who allowed Andrew to make his superb range of wines under his own label using old vine Mataro and Shiraz; painted the exquisite labels himself and who achieved a Master of Wine in his spare time. I am lucky to have 5 of these beauties left. 96 points from James Halliday. — 2 years ago

Neil, Dawn and 22 others liked this

Domaine Pothier-Rieusset

Les Épenots Pommard 1er Cru Pinot Noir

Stellar Pinot with lots of fruit and acidity. Mild color change to light red tones. I was impressed with the body and depth of the wine. Decanted two hours before and it could have used a bit more time. Elegant and structured and it left a definite palate impression after consumption. Pothier was a master of his cellar and crafted very classic wines from his domain. 89pts. — 2 years ago

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S.C. Pannell

McLaren Vale Tempranillo Touriga 2013

See previous notes on March 2020 and October 2020. This tasting was even better than those two tastings. At 10 years it is peaking. Sweet and savoury ripe plum and black cherry. So mellow, earthy and delicious. A brilliant wine from a brilliant winemaker. He certainly is the master of alternative varieties in this country - Steve Pannell. A lot like cool climate Shiraz and many would pick it as that in a blind tasting. A great match with Chicken Legs. — 5 months ago

Scott@Mister, Ira and 19 others liked this


Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2000

When we first opened this, my father was convinced it was shot. Smelled like green olives to me— I recommend waiting a while for it to open up. He grumbled, walked off, and declared it future cooking wine. Guess who was right? Me, the certified sommelier. Rich chocolate, caramelized black fruit, leather. — 7 months ago

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Master Blend Finest Reserve Porto

Sticky and sweet with heavy notes of cherry and plum — 2 years ago