Pall mall with kenlee mike and Rachel. Felt like drinking Tasmanian cause we’re back in Singapore! Super dry for a Sauvignon Blanc, mineraly, oak which is why i didn’t expect it to be a Sauvignon Blanc — 9 days ago
Clean and balanced. $10 C — 7 months ago
61% Sangiovese, 26% Barbera, 13% Syrah. Columbia Valley.
Really lovely. #underdog — 9 months ago
2003 vintage. Also recently tasted 9.26.23 (9.5) and 10.14.23 (9.4). First bottle was sexy, voluptuous and the usual Cos with all the baby fat, even after two decades. 2nd bottle much leaner (9.4) and w/o the baby fat...more minerals afoot. Decanted and immediately tasted, also after 30 mins and after 2 hrs. Massive sed thrown. This bottle in between worlds. Some baby fat, some minerals-still damned delicious and doesn't suck. 10.22.23. — a month ago
Tea leaf, thyme, red berries. Good powerful tannin. Merlot and cab franc cancel out the mustiness of cab sauv — 8 months ago
Solid every day — a year ago
1996 vintage. Multiple (6) bottles tasted 1hr, 2hrs and 4 hrs after decanting. Sleek and linear. Not gratuitous and giving just yet but close. Needs another 5-7 years to absolutely ingratiate itself into your psyche/cellar/glass if you're a robot/AI or actually have patience. Sexy af. Decided and dedicated temptress throwing out just enough historic, Lalande-styled love currently to seduce completely if your patience is lacking. Total siren song. Fill those ears with wax and watch your bank account. Beware. This just may be the longest lived Lalande vintage I've ever hit. Discounted the 1996 vintage big-time initially but deffy mistaken with this specific/particular wine. Hard to locate but if you do, it's a go to. Been trying to source since tasting this vintage, without luck, since this visit. Number one on the Most Wanted BDX list currently. Pray for me. 4.4.23. — 8 months ago