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Compass Box

Great King Street Blended Scotch 86 Proof Whisky Malt

Light golden color reminiscent of apple juice. Warm apples, baked pineapple, grilled lemon, walnut brioche, pine nut, hazelnut, and Bosc pear and vanilla cooking aromas. There is light Spanish cedar trailing. NorCal wildflower honey meets pine nettle and orange peel on the palate. Cedar plank, green peppercorn, currant leaf, lemon zest, grapefruit oils, and flash of cinnamon oil paints a pleasantly complex narrative of autumn comforts and campfire smokes with brittle caramel bits and bee pollen place it squarely in the meadow. Packs a surprise for those who underestimate it based on pale color. No caramel color here, and no dark shadows. Bright, lively, alive. #compassboxgreatkingstreet #compassbox #compassboxwhisky #scotch #blendedscotch #edinburgh #scotchwhisky #whisky #whiskey #artistsblend #johnglaser #nonchillfiltered — a month ago

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Domaine Lafage

Novellum Côtes Catalanes Chardonnay

Beautiful light French Chardonnay. Hints of moral notes on the front soft vanilla on the back palate. Went well with our salmon-topped salad. — 6 months ago

John Glaser

Compass Box Three Year Old Deluxe Single Malt Scotch Whisky

This was easily my favorite of the night. I really love what Compass Box is doing with all of their different blends. This one was particularly inspiring. — 10 months ago

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Mount Compass Pinot Gris

Hahahaha... Yes — a month ago


Mount Compass Pinot Noir 2019

Perfect light red — 6 months ago

Jessica Dean
with Jessica

Scintilla Wines

Mt Compass Ouillé Savagnin 2018

Fantastic Jura like wine. Amazing that it is being made is Australia. Need more like this. — a year ago


Williamson-Doré Vineyard Syrah 2015


So good, I joined the Compass Club! — a year ago

Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey

Les Combes Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2014

I think my first btl of this must have been from a friend's stock as I thought I was out of this. On the nose: massive reduction, with loads of struck match...this suggests a gravitas that the wine just can't live up to. Reduction dominates the nose, so there's nothing else to say about that. On the palate, hi-toned meyer lemon, rich lemon tart with butter, but surprisingly light-bodied..leaning a touch thin. Ok finish, which shows some white pepper. OK, but slightly disjointed...moral is: noble reduction and a big punt does not a great white burg make? — 3 months ago

Keith, Bob and 6 others liked this

Compass Box

Hedonism Blended Grain Scotch Whisky

A little sweet but lots of spice — 6 months ago

Citille di Sopra

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2013

[Night 1:] On the lower-toned end of the flavor spectrum. Dark, smoky, leathery notes take the lead on the nose, with some very dark cherry verging into blackberry fruit in the background. Loads of warm sandstone. Tannic, dark, and large-framed in the mouth. Maybe a tad scorchy. Not my style (I like ‘em with more cherry fruit and freshness). Others may like this more.

UPDATE: Night 2 this is much nicer. Dark cherry liqueur fruit has moved to the fore, and the tannins are not nearly as prominent. Amazingly, I’m upping this from 8.8 to 9.1. Obviously the moral of the story is to give this guy plenty of air.
— 7 months ago

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