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Domaine Guiberteau

Les Arboises Monopole Brézé Saumur Cabernet Franc 2011

Mineral nose to start. Pink quartz. A little charcoal dust too, then cedar and violets. Nose has some green pepper but body is so red fruited, sweet-tart, transparent, sappy, herbal and delicious. Fairly advanced; not much tannin. Has maybe 5 years but I’d drink this now. — a month ago

Aravind, Peter and 33 others liked this

Bindi

Quartz Macedon Ranges Chardonnay 2011

Pale Lemon in colour. Barrel ferment characters. Oak is there on the medium minus intensity palate but perfectly integrated. From the poor 2011 vintage everywhere in Australia except the Hunter Valley and Western Australia. The wine is restrained, fine and delicate - good citrus notes on the light to medium weight palate with medium citric acid. A perfect example of why I think Chardonnay is better with oak treatment rather than unoaked. It is required and completes the picture as long as it doesn’t dominate. This is a great effort considering the vintage. — 3 months ago

Ira, Peter and 20 others liked this

Le Clos du Caillou / Domaine du Caillou

Les Quartz Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2017

Solid CdR. Enjoyed with smoked bbq ribs. — 3 days ago

Dan, Daniel and 7 others liked this

Domaine Henri Boillot

Les Perrières Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2015

Pale to mid Lemon in colour. Smells like it could be lean - Lemons and white flowers but it’s quite fulsome on the palate with white peach and a saline touch. I have to agree with Tanzer’s note with aromas of citrus peel and wet stone. Sometimes I have a high quality Australian Chardonnay like Leeuwin Art Series, Bindi Quartz or Penfolds Yattarna and wonder why I would bother with a more expensive Premier Cru white Burgundy. Once I tasted this I could see where that extra $100 went. — 2 months ago

Scott, Peter and 25 others liked this

Domaine du Collier

Saumur Blanc Chenin Blanc 2011

Alder Yarrow
9.4

There are times when the only thing that will do the trick is an old-school Chenin. And boy was this on target. Positively crackling with acidity, citrus pith and pear, quince and crushed quartz all vibrating with energy in the mouth. You’d never guess this was a 9 year-old wine. Fresh as a daisy and utterly compelling. — 5 months ago

Daniel P., Matt and 16 others liked this

Domaine des Ardoisières

Quartz Vin de Pays d'Allobrogie Cevins Altesse 2016

Scott C
9.5

Stunning ! No words needed — 16 days ago

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Quartz Reef

Bendigo Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET
9.1

A serious #pinotnoir from the #centralotago — 2 months ago

Ira, Josh and 9 others liked this

Quartz Bay

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Bright, fruity, light and juicy — 3 months ago

Quartz Reef

Méthode Traditionelle Central Otago Sparkling Blend

A Southern 🌍🌏🌎 Hemisphere wine theme for a small dinner with a dear friend. Some older bottles from our cellar and some younger bottles from another cellar. Paired this evening with Asian-style braised beef short ribs (Kinderhook Farm; Valatie, NY) and grilled polenta.

Notes possibly...Scores honestly.
— 6 months ago

Ming, Dawn and 18 others liked this