So, the owner of K&L Wine Merchants - Clyde Beffa has made a living finding good 1997 Bordeaux’s after the fact in a difficult vintage. It is these kinds of buys ($17.99) that have keep me from opening other more prestigious wines too early in my early years of collecting. He still bats 1000.
If you always open your wines too early, let this be an opportunity to try wines on their longer evolution. You won’t be sorry.
Snap peas & zucchini from the garden this week.
Excellent with the rib covers steak.
You simply cannot equate a 9.1 24 years old Bordeaux to a 9.1 Bordeaux to a young one. The complexity, integration & nuances take precedent. Not a fair race. — 3 months ago
Quite nice w/ just the teeniest touch of slab dried Blenheim apricot. Pleasant & fresh. — 5 years ago
To date, the best white wine I've ever had. Mashed pear, Macintosh Apple, banana, vanilla and cinnamon spice on the nose, much of the same on the palette, pinpoint acidity and a smooth round finish. Buttery and crisp cracker-like throughout but this quality does not take precedent over the rest of the voluptuous flavors of this wine. — 6 years ago
One of the best. Sidra-style perry made in NY, but not faddish at all. John Reynolds, one of my favorite iconoclastic wine/cider-makers, has been doing it this way for decades. Micro production. Loads of VA but flat out delicious; vibrant, textured, rich and soulful. Do yourself a favor and find some of this if you like natural wine. I’d argue this kills almost any high-VA natural wine. Why? There’s a historical precedent for the style, the flavor profile makes sense, it’s clean and well-made. Great stuff. — a year ago
Massive. A 30 year wine. Eucalyptus and roasted balsamic stewed strawberry notes take precedent on a nose that over powers. The palette is blackberry torte with chocolate and black tea and fig. The finish is tannic and big and long. Doesn't get any better. — 6 years ago
Fig jam notes; festive and smooth with a molasses smell. A definite buy. — 4 years ago