One of the nicest chocolate stouts I have had. A great brew from those traditional and skilled chaps at Samuel Smiths. — a month ago
Pale gold with a constant stream of tiny, active bubbles. The nose is customarily stately and quite pretty with an abundance of apples at first whiff. A bit of lemon and biscuits come to play along with pears. The nose definitely matures in the glass over time revealing more chalk and stone as times goes on.
The new cuvée from Louis Roederer that focuses on individuality from one year to the next. A brand new blend based on the 2017 vintage alongside a perpetual reserve and reserve wines. 42/36/22 PN/CH/PM with a moderate dosage of 8 g/l. This is certainly a more baronial champagne but there is a bit of unexpected zest here as well. A wine that takes a bit of time, and probably years, to fully come alive and strut her stuff but it’s drinking quite well right now.
The palate features a burst of clean citrus fruit initially. Followed by a nice backbone of thankfully understated oak. Baked bread and Granny Smith apples with a touch of cinnamon. Something new from an old house and done in style. These are truly fun.
— a year ago
Wine and friendship are often synonymous. This bottle shared with Dino is a continuation of a journey many decades in the making. Dino introduced me to the magic of Cristal during our 20’s. Dino describes this as “liquid silk”. My comments begin with Toasty, brioche, Granny Smith apple, Asian Pear. Rich and lovely, young and elegant, nice now, but capable of more with time and patience. Why wait, our friends are here now. Cheers!! — 3 years ago
Tropical fruit (banana, pineapple, lemon bar, toast, cream, baguette, butter) long finish, medium acidity, medium alcohol? Medium body, medium plus flavor, primary and secondary characteristics, can drink now but has potential for aging — 2 months ago
Very reminiscent of framboise, doesn’t really taste like an ale, nor alcoholic — 2 years ago
Bright but earthy — 4 months ago
Samuel Smith's Organic Pale Ale is a nice pint. Amber coloured with a good but not over frothy bread. Bready, malty, and with a hint of caramel complimented by light carbonation.
A good traditional pale ale from one of England's oldest and finest brewers. — 5 months ago
Really nice eye opening Chardonnay! — 2 years ago
Montanita de Oro. Cola and floral nose. Tart cherry, Rooibos tea, herbs and cinnamon. Needs some time to age and soften. Nice! — 3 years ago