Symphony

Theopolis Vineyards

Yorkville Highlands Symphony 2020

Brilliant straw color.
Light muscat aromas and honey.
Crisp fresh acid driven palate.
— 4 days ago

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Domaine Henri Boillot

Bourgogne Chardonnay 2019

Nose has fresh lemon slice, cut green & yellow apples, Italian bread, vanilla cremé and wet slate.

Palate has fresh pineapple, cold yellow apple, white flowers, sandstone and mild vanilla notes. Great acidity (as expected in the most youthful of stages, current vintage) with some drying, chalky aspects.

Decanted 90m. Another great Boillot Bourgogne Blanc to stock the cellar with for enjoyment 2023-29.

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On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our Conductors Andris Nelsons and John Williams will be leading a very engaging program of Jessie MONTGOMERY (Starburst), John WILLIAMS (Violin Concerto No. 2, world premiere featuring Anne-Sophie Mutter!), COPLAND (Quiet City) and STRAVINSKY (Suite from The Firebird, 1919 version). We're getting the luxury of enjoying Mr. Williams two nights in a row...what a great weekend of Contemporary music!
— 9 hours ago

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You do this every year with the orchestra don’t you?
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@Sharon B Yes, but we got shut down last summer because of the pandemic. So I had more time for grilling, it worked out.

Domaine Julien Cruchandeau

Les Valançons Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits Pinot Noir 2019

Lyle Fass
9.4

Always a value and in 19 a superstar value. Deep, penetrating nose. Huge black cherry, dark red cherry, cherry skin, backed up by unreal minerality. So clear and deep. Much more serious than the Cabottes. Spice and earth. The full Burgundian symphony. Such a sappy nose. 9.4 nose. Just brilliant! Wow, what concentration and purity. Unreal. So sappy and pure but so fresh. Insane tiny berry fruit intensity. So so good. Structured as well and seems slightly clipped on the back end for now. But air will surely cure that. As I just took a sip the finish is extending and expanding as is the back palate and that gamey note comes through. Best version of this ever. A benchmark. — a month ago

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Ironstone Vineyards

Obsession California Symphony

The wine is amazing. This new LaVerne is hideous! For fuck sake! Hire a gay man! — 11 days ago

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François Chidaine

Touraine Grolleau Blend Rose 2020

Nose has strawberry, red apple slice, red currant bunch, ripe cherry and dry earth.

Palate has cherry, raspberry, orange pith, red apple peel, light green herbs with a light tannic grip.

What a color! Nice wine, plenty of fruit to please most palates, decent finish; fun blend of grapes!

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. For Opening Night our conductor Andris Nelsons is leading an all BEETHOVEN program (Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor) and Symphony No. 5) with one of our local treasures, Emanuel (Manny!) Ax on piano.

It's been a long time coming to get on the best manicured lawn in the Berkshires, 2020 saw a full withdrawal of the in-person season because of the pandemic. Now we're back with a very abbreviated season, limited capacity grounds and shed; we've returned, all celebrating the greatest orchestra in the world!
— 14 days ago

Sharon, Alex and 29 others liked this
Peter van den Besselaar

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Good to see we can hear live symphonic music again, we went to the first concert this week as well…
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@Peter van den Besselaar Wonderful to hear the orchestra again.
@Vanessa We paid ~$13, I'd buy this again. This was a one of one bottle purchase, as I am likely to do when tasting new rosés.
Vanessa

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@Severn Goodwin Wow, that sounds like a fantastic value! I’m going to track it down. Thank you for the great review and info!

Château Thivin

Les Griottes de Brulhié Côte de Brouilly Gamay 2019

Lyle Fass
9.4

Such a good wine from Thivin. Maybe 50 year old vines, so middle aged. Awesome depth. Grapey, snappy, cherry, so classic. Smells like it’s bursting. And it is, blueberry, black cherry, sour cherry all form a symphony of cherries and crunch hard. Beautiful purity and freshness. A great vintage for this wine. Textured and juicy. Ripe and generous tannin suggests 5-8 years of life ahead of it. Extraordinarily long finish. — 3 months ago

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FYI this died on day 2. Unusual.

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

La Crau Cuvée L'Hippolyte Châteauneuf-du-Pape

What a beautiful oral symphony with such robust notes. — 7 days ago

Charles Ellner

Seduction Brut Champagne Blend 2006

Prior notes still apply, delicious bottle.

Nose has toasted brioche, grilled lemon, warm lemon creme, lemon zest, oxidized pear slice and fresh, rising bread dough. Palate has lemon pound cake, cold toast, limestone chips, dried lemon slice and (light) candied orange.
Great mid-palate, a restrained richness is all elegance, acid balance is perfect and not pulling you one way or another. At 15 years past vintage, a great example of finesse in Champagne.

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On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our Conductors Andris Nelsons and John Williams will be leading a very engaging program of Jessie MONTGOMERY (Starburst), John WILLIAMS (Violin Concerto No. 2, world premiere featuring Anne-Sophie Mutter!), COPLAND (Quiet City) and STRAVINSKY (Suite from The Firebird, 1919 version). We're getting the luxury of enjoying Mr. Williams two nights in a row...what a great weekend of Contemporary music!
— 9 hours ago

Carla, Dawn and 13 others liked this

Chateau Lamagdelaine Noire

Cahors Malbec 2016

I don’t think I have ever had a Malbec from France. It made a statement! Crisp, sharp tannins submerged in dark extracts of pipe tobacco, cassis, dark cherry and unripe blue berries. Strong backbone with vibrant acidity. We started sipping it late at night and it evolved from an intriguing brass quartet to a full blown symphony with huge drums, trumpets, and double bass. — a month ago

Tammy de Weerd
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Tammy de Weerd

I loved the hint of floral on this. Excellent wine to drink in its own and savor its flavor

Antidoto

Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2015

This young Tempranillo comes with several gentle fragrances of plum, cherry and a hint of strawberry. On the palet- a lingering strawberry licorice, Madagascar cinnamon and rustic spices. A forward boldness and yet a refined smoothness enhances the “bite” followed by a beautiful symphony of ripe tannins. A delicious wine paired with a variety of creamy cheeses, pepperoni, apple and roasted pepper and artichoke bruschetta!! — 5 months ago

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