Purity Wine

Cantina Bartolo Mascarello

Barbera d'Alba 2009

Decanted four hours. So dusty and closed on the nose but compensates with incredible purity on the palate. Tons of crystalline fruit. Perfect balance of still vibrant fruit and secondary elements. — 12 days ago

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Salon

'S' Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil Brut Chardonnay 2006

15th anniversary wine. Crystalline purity mixed with vibrant energy and soft richness. Needs air as this is still quite young tasting, but utterly transfixing. Perhaps with 5 or 10 more years this would be, for my palate, a perfect wine, but it's still the tiniest bit rough around the edges. — 15 days ago

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Peter Zandbergen

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Happy anniversary! Great to enjoy such moments in style, well deserved!
Mike R

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@Aravind A happy anniversary and definitely love the salon
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Thanks all!

Jean-Jacques Morel

Puligny-Montrachet Chardonnay 2013

Lyle Fass
9.5

Spice. Xmas spice. Cardamom, clove, baked apple. Gorgeous purity. Amazing nose. So stunning. Elegant, dense, pretty. — 12 days ago

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Aaron Tan

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Haven't had JJ Morel wines in ages. I do rmb them to be quite variable, which I reckon it's from the long travel down to Australia. Haha. Really good to see them age so well.
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@Aaron Tan yes he had a good importer in Australia but it’s a long trip and they are “98% natural” as he calls them. Adds enough sulfites for stability but even then sometimes they miss, but when on!!

Enderle & Moll

Baden Pinot Noir 2018

ESF
8.9

Light style see thru w/elegant profuse nose of all kinds of red fruit: cherry, cranberry, pomegranate, strawberry & rhubarb. Had a resiny, sappy, snappy quality along with a leafy herbaceousness - sassafras. Tasty but a bit watery for my palate & finish on the rustic side. There is purity here & I understand this is an entry level effort, so it delivers for what it is. — 15 days ago

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Jacques Copinet

Copinet Monsieur Leonard 2008

A pale light yellow in the glass. Delicate small bubbles and nice creaminess. The nose is incredibly fresh with a touch of menthol complemented by pineapple. Nuttiness and baked bread along with pears. Tasted in the Grassl 1855 which showed more autolytic aromas after given time and air.

Another stellar champagne from the 2008 vintage. Blanc de blancs from Montgenost disgorged in 2019. Lowish dosage of 5 g/l but it doesn’t bring searing acidity, instead it delivers intensity, purity, and drama.

Pleasing and pleasant, there’s quite a bit to like here. The palate is focused and harmonious with complexity. Lively and intense on the tongue with plenty of citrus that recedes only for brioche bread to take the lead. Minerality on the long finish. Revisit this a few more years down the road and you’ll be happy.
— 5 days ago

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Penfolds

RWT Bit 798 Barossa Valley Shiraz 2017

Lovely— very confidently New World but tightly wound classic style. Beautiful purity and delineation to nose and palate. Revisit in 8-10? — 12 days ago

Daniel P., Martin and 10 others liked this

Comm. G.B. Burlotto

Vigneto Monvigliero Barolo Nebbiolo 2014

This was a little more shut down than past btls but with air revealing its greatness. Whole cluster showing lots of purity & elegance with notes of cherry, strawberry fruits, spice, rose petal & violet. Beautiful balance & length that needs more time but hard to resist now. — 7 days ago

Alex, Tom and 24 others liked this

Ottin

Valle d'Aosta Pinot Noir 2019

Beautiful pinot - all spice and pure strawberry fruit. Fresh. Not much in the way of structure, but really quaffable. Reminds me of Sexton Applejack in red fruit purity. Buy. — 2 days ago

Caillez-Lemaire

Eclats Brut Champagne Blend

Lyle Fass
9.3

Lovely nose of brioche, cream, baked apple, minerals, nuts, very clean. Palate is sappy, clean, with awesome purity and freshness. Fruit skin fruit is pretty and super expressive. Does NV get better? No!! — 22 days ago

Ericsson, Severn and 15 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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The Best...
Lyle Fass

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@Severn Goodwin its amazing how consistent it is.