Sur Andino

Sur Andino

Ungrafted Vines Cabernario No 8 Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Color of shades of purple, a bit cloudy and dark. Nose of medicinal syrup, spicy in the nasal cavity, aldehyde, fermented cabbage, and the nose is powerful. Taste is mellow compares with nose with soft tannins, dark fruits like raisins, just a tiny bit sweet, a bit zesty, spice, some more ripe grapes, a bit raspberry and blackberry, and indeed quite tasty and round. Aftertaste shows some more ripe grapes and zest note. On par. — 23 days ago

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Launois Père et Fils

Veuve Clemence Mesnil-Sur Oger Blanc Blancs

David T
9.4

This N/V Blanc is truly one of our favorites. On its own a 94 but, with an intermittent splash of white burgundy and caramel, Granny Smith apple, near perfect!

I’ve always wanted to this paring and last night it became reality. 🤩 😳 🍏
— 4 days ago

Christina ChampagneJames
with Christina and James
Dawn, Neil and 22 others liked this

Domaine de la Taille aux Loups

Monopole Clos de Mosny Montlouis Sur Loire Chenin Blanc 2016

White rose, a hint of petrol, white peach, quince and honeysuckle on the nose. Ethereal and silky concentration on the palate. Precise with an almost effortless complexity, and acidity that’s perfectly in balance. Amazing wine. — 16 days ago

Brendan, Michael and 44 others liked this
Mario Vaillancourt

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@Josh Morgenthau You can also try the other “cuvées”, all great too: Hauts de Huisseau, Venise and Clos Michet.
Andrew Schirmer

Andrew Schirmer

So agree about chenin
Peter van den Besselaar

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👍😉 it is good to practice adventurous tasting, Chenin and Riesling are fine to ‘come home’

François Chidaine

Les Choisilles Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2018

Recommended by Union Square Wines, which is a nice looking shop, but definitely a bit overpriced and the traditional type of wine shop where their natural wine section is 4 bottles big and they love their tradition and pretension. Not opposed to it, just think it’s a blue ocean, why not be open to all possibilities of what something can be?

Long as it tastes good...

In any case, this was recommended to me as the traditional example of Chenin Blanc so decided to up the ante a bit and go for it.

Straw color. Champagne mangoes, slight thyme, orange blossom, and subtle jasmine.

Well-balanced. Simple in its structure, but being a writer I know when something seems simple, it takes a great amount of precision to achieve that nonchalant exceptionalism. Graceful, may be a better word.

Brioche, honeyed pecans, and a bit of tropical fruit and stone fruit. Light to medium acidity. It’s pleasant. Like laying in a hammock on a Monday night.
— 8 days ago

Eric, Severn and 18 others liked this
Josh Morgenthau

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Awesome. Secret to USQ wines is their case discount is a whopping 20%. I only shop there when there are a few things I want to stock up on.

Patrick Regnault

Brut OG Esprit d'Auteur Grand Cru Champagne Blend

This is the Fûtile cuvée. Reductive to start off. Needs some 20 min air to shine, and it does! Low dosage of 1g. Wood is well integrated now. Bought this at the domaine some two/three years ago. Not aware of dégorgement date but at least 2-3 years ago. — 10 days ago

Elise Zandbergen-Haverkamp
with Elise
Peter, Ruud and 17 others liked this

François Chidaine

Clos Habert Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2011

Superb pairing with mac and cheese on the first snow day of the season. Funky white wine likes mushrooms. Rich, fruity, nice acid. — 11 hours ago

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Pierre Péters

Cuvée de Réserve Brut Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay

Had this in late 2019, this is a new batch, a Fav! Rodolphe Péters took over the reins of this venerable estate in the southern Côte des Blancs in 2008, becoming the 4th generation to lead since the estate was founded in 1919, under the name Camille Péters. 100% Chardonnay, Crisp, fine mousse with steady flow of bubbles. Citrus, and biscuit aromas. Fresh fruit flavors of peach, apples and lemons, smooth and dry. Long mineral finish ending with elegance. Nice! Consistent quality! — 10 days ago

Aaron, Clive and 4 others liked this

André Robert

Rose de Vignes Le Mesnil Sur Oger Brut Champagne Blend Rosé

45% Meunier, 15% PN and 40% Chardonnay. 4 years maturation, dégorgement 12/2019. Dosage 5.5g/l. Lovely salmon color. While rosé is not my preference, this is very good. Red fruits and nice acidity. — 15 hours ago

Elise Zandbergen-Haverkamp
with Elise
Ron, Willem and 16 others liked this
Willem Booij

Willem Booij

Lekker man👍

Launois Père et Fils

Veuve Clémence Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

David T
9.4

Fall allocation just arrived at K&L and I have been out for sometime. Missed this extraordinary cuvée at a ridiculous QPR. Stocked up again. Cheers to that! 🍾🥂

Many previous notes stand.

— 10 days ago

Severn, Aaron and 26 others liked this

Quinta do Louridal

Poema Sur Lie Alvarinho 2016

The wines of the Monção e Melgaço sub-region of Vinho Verde are a serious discovery. Deeply mineral, with layers of both classic orchard fruit and some tropical notes. Oak aging adds another dimension. Check these wines out! — 10 hours ago

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