Réserve Les Almandes

Winzerhof Thörle

Réserve Chardonnay 2019

Lyle Fass
9.6

Brilliant stuff. Nose is spicey and buttery. Tremendous depth. Palate is incredible. Energy for days. So delicate and elegant and refined. Insane purity. Wow this is just an incredible wine. So delicate and refined. Glides across the palate. Silken texture. Terrific energy and balance. So complex. Ethereal and long. Stunning. A no brainer 9.6. Perfect concentration and balance. Immaculate. This may be a 9.7. So clean. — 10 days ago

Daniel, Trevor and 5 others liked this

André Clouet

Grande Réserve Brut Champagne Blend

A green apple explosion, but not like a green jolly rancher, more like if a fresh green apple got rammed into your mouth and you were picking the peel out of your teeth and you were like, “Damn. That’s apple-y.” It’s like that. And also has floral notes on the nose — 6 days ago

Cave des Vignerons de Mancey

Brut Réserve Crémant de Bourgogne Chardonnay

Bread dough, lemon, with savory notes in the after nose. A lemon rind, high acid finish. Well structured and complex at a great price point. — 8 days ago

Susan Cahoon
with Susan

Billecart-Salmon

Brut Réserve Champagne Blend

David T
9.2

Delicious after our first hot day. Need to buy more half bottles of their n/v Blanc.

Not sure where Delectable’s source for this cuvée is at $46. I paid just under $30 for a 375ml.

Beautiful mouthfeel/mousse. Sour lemons w/ hints of meringue, lime zest- candy, kiwi, pear, white peach/nectarine, understated notes of pineapple juice, beautiful, soft grey volcanics, edgy, soft chalkiness, yeast, soft, melted, salted caramel, white spice, sea spray, cream, spring flowers, jasmine, some yellow & white lilies excellent soft acidity with a smartly polished & well balanced finish lasting minutes.
— 10 days ago

Vanessa, Severn and 22 others liked this

Bieres de Chimay S.A.

Grande Réserve Pères Trappistes Belgian Ale 2019

Big head... smells of Molasses and chocolate cake. A classic Trappist. Dark. Thick. A slow sipper. Tried to match with Indian food... I’d say it worked-ish. (the vintage is on the cork). — 16 days ago

Bob, David and 6 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Cheers! Sounds excellent!🍻

Gallimard Père et Fils

Cuvée de Réserve Blanc de Noirs Champagne Pinot Noir

A smaller, independent house located in the Côte des Bar, the majority of Gallimard’s vineyard holdings are planted to Pinot Noir with a little but of Chardonnay. This particular designation, their Blanc de Noir presents as a light copper, salmon color; it’s actually quite striking. I had to wonder if there was some skin contact and come to find out, they slightly macerate the grapes in the press…so there you have it. The nose is quite pretty with strawberry and white peach. The palate is quite round and well endowed with white peach; typical of wines from this most southern part of Champagne. That being said, there is a freshness here that I found rather compelling thanks to a lovely spine of acid. The finish provides saline minerals which I found rather endearing. No disgorgment data was obvious on the bottle, which, anymore these days is sort of a bummer. I think all producers should state at least some basic info on the labels of their NV wines. But I digress. This was an easy Champagne to like and definitely something I would drink again — 21 days ago

Alex, Severn and 6 others liked this

Divin Marquis

Bordeaux Réserve 2018

Outstanding wine, smooth and tasteful! — 9 days ago

Henri Bonneau

Réserve des Célestins Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2004

From the great Henri Bonneau, along with Château Rayas, the master of CDP. (He and Jacques Reynaud were actually dear friends). It’s insanely expressive and its ultra intense aromatics leap from the glass.

The complex bouquet is layered with rich black and red fruit, leather saddle, wilted violets and savory herbs. It just floats on the palate with its supreme elegance, caressing texture and weightless intensity. So Burgundian in that sense. The finish is so long, lifted and intense, leaving you craving another sip when its flavors finally do dissipate. 04 Célestins is a total knockout.
— 2 days ago

Josh, David and 16 others liked this

Domaine de Fontsainte

Réserve la Demoiselle Corbières Carignane 2018

Double decant over 3 hours. Singing….. — 15 days ago

Alex, Tom and 26 others liked this

Paul Jourdan

Réserve de Léonie Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2017

Blend of 60% Grenache & 40% Syrah. Medium Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruit and spice. On the palate flavors of raspberry and plum, some spice and balanced acidity. Rustic tannins, medium finish ending with berry notes. — 15 days ago

Alex, Paul and 3 others liked this