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Krug

Brut Champagne Blend 1988

Tasting group meet up with many of the regulars not able to attend . I knew the organizer invited someone whom we had not tasted with in about 15 years . He certainly made an entrance bringing this, in magnum no less. When poured it showed a fine mousse but it faded quickly. A very broad nose that hinted of some age. In the mouth it was like a sports car traveling a highway. Almond , brioche and some oxidative notes sped thru my mouth. The flavors accelerated only to linger similar to when you take your foot off the accelerator. Coasted effortlessly with no need to step on the brakes — 11 days ago

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I was fortunate to have this a year or two ago (in 750) and was completely spellbound. I’d like to find one for myself one of these days.
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Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

1989 vintage. Tasted 5.5.23 (9.5), 4.4.23 (6 different btls-avg 9.4) and 12.9.22 (9.6). Above average fill for the age and impressive cork (about 70% saturated). Decanted and tasted over the course of two hours. Threw a decent amount of powdery sed. Medium nose slightly muted for the first 10 minutes or so but then came roaring to life. Yes, still the hallmark blueberries and cocoa powder along with a dash of raspberry but bigg graphite with this bottle. Drank consistently great for 1.75 hours, then seemed to lose a little steam at the very end. Not improving but still think cellar dwellers need to be popped in the next five years to enjoy the magic before it fades. 3.28.24. — 17 days ago

Andrew, Paul and 16 others liked this

Krug

Grande Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend

Drinking, not tasting! Late release grande cuvee, vintage unknown, but somewhere between 1967 and 1981 — 2 days ago

Jan, Ivor and 7 others liked this

Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2007

This wine has aged so beautifully! Smooth tannings, subtle aromas of black cherry, plum, black currant, pencil shavings, dried herbs, chocolate, vanilla, caramel and a hint of mentol.
A wonderful wine for a special occasion.
— 7 days ago

Joel, Bob and 12 others liked this

Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2007

What’s not to like? Vibrant vintage coming into its own. Rich sweetness, tropical notes. Beautiful capper. — a day ago

Raul, Joe and 24 others liked this

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Wow! This is still a broad shouldered , yet elegant, wine with smoke and dark berry led. Still has a long life left. — 5 days ago

Jan, Andrew and 2 others liked this

Quintessa

Rutherford Red Blend 2013

David T
9.4

13 from magnum. Been awhile since I’ve had this producer. Still solid but not one I buy.

Some of the tasty treats at opening night Pebble Beach Food & Wine.
— 9 days ago

Andrew, Shay and 9 others liked this

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

Yellow Label Brut Champagne Blend

[Tasted on April 6, 2024 at Home with Linda and Joel]

Blend of 55% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier. Mandarin orange, apricot, pear and red fruits, with honey, ginger, vanilla and toast.
— 7 days ago

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

La Crau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 1988

Lovely mature CdP, redfruits, nice balance, medium-long finish, starting to show just a little oxidation. — 2 days ago

Jim Powers
with Jim
Aravind, Bob and 3 others liked this

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Gor
9.5

Saddle leather, cedar, spice, lingonberry, plum, hint of licorice. Full bodied and structured with a long finish. Great stuff. — 7 days ago

Ira, Ron and 13 others liked this