Starling Castle

Castle Rock Estate

Porongurup Riesling 2021

I looove my Great Southern Rieslings which is why I was super excited to tuck into this kindly gifted sample bottle from Castle Rock Estate (thank you!).

It’s a 2021 Porongurup Skywalk Riesling which retails for approximately $20. Definitely food friendly and also cellar worthy.

In the glass it’s a hay like colour with plentiful lemon-lime citrus characteristics, notes of apricot, musk sticks and minerality. In the mouth it’s fresh, juicy and crisp. A fantastic aperitif wine and it’s also so Asian cuisine justice.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!
— a month ago

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A terrific winemaker with a great palate and all round nice bloke is Rob Diletti. We visited his cellar door a few years ago and had a private tasting with him. A good article in today’s Weekend Australian by James Halliday.
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@Bob McDonald he sure is Bob! I’ll have to check out that article. Thank you for the heads up!

A. P. Birks

Wendouree Cabernet Malbec 1990

The freshness
The fullness
The complexity
U couldn't name a scent it was in there
Absolutely mind blowing
Give it another 10 years easy
This wine is for rebels
Picture some well educated guy running away from a castle and knights going after him that disappear the wood
Elegance with wilderness
Visions
— 3 years ago

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with Mauro
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Domaine Duclaux (Famille Quiot)

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2011

Thank you popes in France! In a castle in Ireland! 🇮🇪 — 4 years ago

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FL1239484

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I think there are at least seven preserved popes in Avignon (at least on display). Lots of great rocky vineyards all around, as you know. Enjoy.

Domaine national de Chambord

Cuvee du Roy Romorantin 2020

Very nice wine! Had to try it after a visit 🏰

🍇 Romorantin 100%

👃 Acacia honey, white fruits (white peach & apricot)
👄 White fruits, long finish

📖 François 1st, in 1518, planted 80 000 vines when constructing the Chambord Castle.
In 2015 all the vines were replanted in a "lieux-dits" called " l'Ormetrou" at less then 2 kilometers from the castle.

Loved the tour and the history 👌
— 3 days ago

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Saracina

Lolonis Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Nose has under-ripe peach, lemon zest, cold chalk and wet beach sand.

Palate has pineapple core, dried lemon, sea spray and dehydrated peach.

Nice balanced acidity, no real herbal notes to speak of, a different expression than the traditional style. This wine should have a long life ahead, drink 2024-31.

The inaugural, single vineyard Sauvignon Blanc for Saracina from the Lolonis Vineyard; possibly some of the oldest SB vines in the US, planted in 1942.

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this afternoon with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our conductor Andris Nelsons and pianist Paul Lewis collaborate on the third of three concerts encompassing all five of Ludwig van Beethoven’s piano concertos in one weekend. Today's program includes OGONEK (Starling Variations, 2022; world premiere), FARRENC (Symphony No. 3 in G minor, Opus. 36) and BEETHOVEN (Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, Opus 73, Emperor). This weekend has been an auditory pleasure, enjoying all five of Beethoven's piano concerti, and what a finale today!
— 20 days ago

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Andrew Schirmer

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Emperor Concerto 🥰
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@Douglas Braun @Andrew Schirmer Yes, a great weekend. But the most amazing footnote, Paul Lewis has played all 5 piano concertos this weekend without the benefit of sheet music, all memory! Plus I'm thinking might be the first soloist to perform with the BSO for 3 days continuously. We've not had a weekend of great music like this since we got all three acts of Wagner Die Walküre in one epic weekend several years back! (I had to take the next day off, we dedicated the weekend to a lot of Riesling.)
(I had to check my calendar to make sure which pieces were exhibited. 🤦‍♂️)
John Bratincevic

John Bratincevic

What a delight!

Esterházy Wein

Schneiderteil Neusiedlersee Merlot 2015

19eur @esterhazy castle. Young. Good tannins. — 4 years ago

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Domaine Julien Cruchandeau

Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Rosé Blend

NV (2018 fruit); Last bottle! 🙁 Still delicious and prior notes apply.

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this afternoon with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our conductor Andris Nelsons and pianist Paul Lewis collaborate on the third of three concerts encompassing all five of Ludwig van Beethoven’s piano concertos in one weekend. Today's program includes OGONEK (Starling Variations, 2022; world premiere), FARRENC (Symphony No. 3 in G minor, Opus. 36) and BEETHOVEN (Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, Opus 73, Emperor). This weekend has been an auditory pleasure, enjoying all five of Beethoven's piano concerti, and what a finale today!
— 19 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

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Love Huey Lewis on piano, but he’s a little better with the Harmonica.
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I actually sat next to Huey in the MSP airport many, many years ago.

Terre Molin

Negrar Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso 2017

‘Cool castle bro’ label. Deep red color. Smells like old books, dry cherries and unsweetened chocolate nibs. Flavors are strange with gun-smoke tea, fancy tonic water and berry pies. Plenty dry. Chewy. Complex. Winey, like a Winesap apple. It’s not raisin-y. It could have more depth and bite perhaps, but overall it’s very enjoyable. — 2 years ago

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Castello Vicchiomaggio

Ripa delle More Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2015

2015 vintage. First enjoyed at the source! We stayed at the Castello Vicchiomaggio in June of 2018 and was served this superb wine during the special 5 course meal at the Castle. Had to ship some home! Opened one of the bottles tonight to enjoy with some linguini and clams. Just as smooth and enjoyable as in Tuscany! Earthy and dry. Just know the remaining bottles are going to blow us away in 3 to 5 years. This is a wine with a ton of cellar potential. Going to order some more to put away for a long time. Will always think of our Italy trip when we drink this! — 4 years ago