Periquita Blend

Montepepe

Toscana Red Blend 2015

ESF
9.3

This was infanticide - absolutely inky & impenetrable color, and shut down nose. I caught a glimpse of the power & depth after several hours, but I opted to hold the bottle for a couple of days… glad I did: drenched in rich black cherry, blackberry, black plum, and secondary notes galore: smoke & white pepper, lilacs & violets, turned soil, cherry cough drop, and so much more. Wave after wave, first it was Brunello then it was some intense Aussie Shiraz. Palate is huge, but finely grained tannins. Lacking acidity is really the only facet holding this back. Paired w/leftover roasted lamb w/balsamic reduction over rice. Impressive @Lyle Fass but I won’t touch this again for at least 5 yrs — 9 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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I love this estate. So legit. Incredible stuff.

The Prisoner Wine Company

Saldo Red Blend 2019

New blend from the Prisoner Wine Co. Very Dense. Petite Sirah, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. I initially liked the label better than the wine - the flavor components just didn’t seem to really integrate all that well - except a day later this wine found its balance. So you really want to decant like crazy to fully enjoy this bottle. — a day ago

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Tenuta S.Lucia

Famous White Blend 2019

@Delectable Wine not a blend
Mineral fleshly and interesting
The wine is made with 100% Famoso grape variety which i had never heard about before my trip to the Casentinesi Forest a couple of weeks ago
The wine is peculiar, it was kept on its lees for 12 months which gave it a bit of body, but had no oak
I enjoyed its mineral character
Decently long
— a day ago

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Château la Tour de l'Évêque

Côtes de Provence Rosé Blend 2021

Bright, pale salmon orange. Shy nose and medium light palate underripe peach, dried strawberry, citrus pastels, and honeysuckle nectar, layered with other juicy fruity and floral notes. Medium acidity from entry to the moderate, red licorice finish. The gastronomic rosé from Regine Sumaire's flagship Château makes an excellent sipper, but shines when paired with food. Spring and summer fare (salade Niçoise is a classsic) of course, but anywhere you want a refreshing, light companion. Drink now. — a day ago

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Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Unico Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend 2010

I know I committed infanticide but I wanted to share a special bottle with a favorite cousin who never has an opportunity to drink a wine like this . A powerful , and complex nose of blueberries, florals, and red fruit. On the palate the wine was constantly changing and continuously putting weight on. Deep and concentrated flavors of  plums, chocolate , tobacco and licorice that suppressed the wine’s tannic structure.  — 5 days ago

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Jay Eagan

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Had to be delicious
Jan de Weerd

Jan de Weerd

Fantastic. Love this wine! I quit worrying about drinking a bottle too soon. The occasion is more important and you probably picked up nuances and character in the wine you wouldn’t later.
JKT

JKT

Well said indeed

Laurent-Perrier

Grande Cuvée Grand Siècle No. 24 Champagne Blend

A truly imperious champagne. Exceedingly beautiful in the glass with a crystalline pale gold color. The effervescence is effusive and almost emotional. Nice intensity on the nose with apricots and honeydew initially. Lemon zest and butter along with toasted brioche bread. Faded flowers and honey. Roasted nuts really begin to shine after an hour or so.

As always with Grand Siecle, this is a blend of three years, 2004, 2006, and 2007 for this 24th iteration. Quite the stately and baronial wine. Absolutely ready to drink now but obviously will just continue to grow into itself more over the years. 55/45 Chardonnay/Pinot Noir from 11 Grand Crus, poise is the key here. All is in balance and form. Equally thrilling and reflective. Grace and power. It’s a bit stunning at times.

Very precise and focused, this is pure and driven in the mouth. Citrus is all over the palate, along with crusty bread and fresh herbs. There’s plenty of minerality but also an innate savory nature, as well. This just goes on and on and on, leading to an impeccably long and delicious finish. I’m in lust. A a Tête de Cuvée that drinks like one.
— 12 hours ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Elegant review as always!🍾
Jamie Lauder

Jamie Lauder

Willie, you brought me to tears with this description.
I live vicariously through your Champagne addiction.
Well played Sir.

Domaine Allemand

Methode Traditionnelle Brut Rosé Blend

Traditional method sparkling rosé made from the mighty Mollard grape native to the Haut Alpes region. Domaine Allemand is responsible for bringing this variety back from the brink of extinction 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Still Mollard is a wonderful thing — natural low in alcohol and light to medium bodied, a cross between Mondeuse and Gamay.

This sparkling is light, dry (0 dosage) and refreshing. Raspberry, red and even some black currant, lavender, and a light touch of pastry. A delight.
— 3 days ago

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Ruffino

Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2018

In 1877, Illario and Leopoldo Ruffino laid the foundations of their dream to make Italian wines from the heart of Tuscany. Medium Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruit and earthy spice. On the palate black cherry, blackberry and plum flavors with tobacco, pepper and earthy cedar notes. Full-bodied, well balanced soft drying tannins on a smooth medium+ finish. Grab some Italian food and enjoy the great value wine. Consistent quality. — 5 days ago

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