Tsivani Wine Museum

Shaw and Smith

Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2009

A museum release from the winery - I bought this at a Shaw and Smith tasting in Brisbane a few years ago. An asparagus note initially which blew off. Asian spices, raspberry, earthy mineral notes on nose, carrying through to the medium to full bodied palate. A nice balance between cool climate and warm climate characteristics. Finishes with a little astringency. — 2 years ago

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Museum

Reserva Cigales Tempranillo

Paired very well with Steak, and surprisingly grilled shrimp — 2 years ago

Château de la Gardine

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2013

Cite du vin. Bordeaux museum tasting. The best ever..! — 3 years ago

Marcel Vignoule

La Tuilerie Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Winston Jones
8.9

Classic Pouilly. What a time to be in Paris! Sitting on the balcony of my AirBNB enjoying the sounds of the Marais. Today restaurant, cafés and museum restrictions begin to ease. That alone is making this wine taste good. I’ll add tasting notes tomorrow, when my palate isn’t clouded by the shear weight of the moment. — a year ago

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Rhonely Boy

Rhonely Boy

Paris is a good time

Domaine Michel Lafarge

Clos des Chênes Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 1999

Imagine going to MoMA and instead of seeing the actual art you stay in the bookstore and look at photobooks of the art, until before you know it the museum closes. That is what it was like to pop and pour this wine from the 99 vintage. It was closed at first, then good but disjointed, then really good, and then the last glass was incredible with flowers, earth, and red fruit, all in impeccable balance. Then it was gone. Next time I will decant. — 3 years ago

Ken, Severn and 9 others liked this

Yalumba

Museum Show Reserve Muscat

Delicious. Viscous and sweet. Rancio notes. — 2 years ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Cool, we have some also, looks like they updated the label.

Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard

Museum Reserve Sémillon 2006

Missed the boat thinking it was younger than 10 years.
Saline clear in the glass, acid for days, 11% alc helps keep this beauty young.
— 2 years ago

Daniel, Ceccherini and 8 others liked this

Launois Père et Fils

Veuve Clemence Mesnil-Sur Oger Blanc Blancs

David T
9.4

It is only for variety that I drink any other N/V Blanc de Blanc Grand Gru Champange. For just under $45, this is extremely hard to beat.

This is my style, primarily reductive with just the right amount of oxidative characteristics.

The nose is fresh & ripe with green & golden apple, very, ripe pineapple, mango, ripe green melon, lemon & lime zest, excellent white spice, cream brulee w/ burnt top, light, salted caramel, touch of fresh herbs, pronounced chalkiness, grey volcanics, sea fossils, saline, bread dough, baguette crust, limestone with spring flowers, yellow lilies and jasmine.

The palate is ripe, lush, lively & dazzling fresh. Shows gentle, beautiful mousse & micro oxygenation. Ripe with green & golden apple, very, ripe pineapple, mango, ripe green melon, lemon & lime zest, kiwi, grapefruit w/ a hint of sugar, white peach, honeycomb, excellent white spice with just the right even medium heat, cream brulee w/ burnt top, bruised Bosc pear, lemon meringue, vanilla bean, light, salted caramel, nougat, silvered almonds, touch of fresh herbs, pronounced chalkiness, grippy grey volcanics, sea fossils, saline, bread dough, baguette crust, limestone with spring flowers, yellow lilies and jasmine. The acidity is lively & simply perfect. The long, rich, well polished & balanced, finishes gently & persistently on the palate with soft spice in the long set.

If you can receive wine shipments from K&L Wine Merchants in SF, you owe it to yourself to order some bottles of this cuvée. They are the only retailer in the US Launois allows to rep their cuvées. Guarantee you won’t regret it.

Wine that bridges the palate from the end of white cheeses to vinaigrette salad.

Photos of, one of their Grand Cru Vineyards, House of Launois, two pics of their extensive Champagne tool & artifacts museum.
— 2 years ago

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Eric

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Thanks for the tip. I’m ordering some.