A delightful South African Chenin Blanc which after a short decant and time to warm up, in the glass, hits you with enticing aromas of pineapple, citrus peel, lemon curd & brioche. Ever so slightly off-dry on the palate with lemon oil and hints of chalky minerality joining the mix through on a relatively long finish. Stands by itself, but also a stellar pairing with crispy skin salmon and orzo cucumber salad! [6/30/23] ($38) — 3 months ago
The commune we have all been waiting for - Vosne Romanee. The first of 6 Grand Crus tasted blind. In 2 of the 3 previous tastings the first wine in this group has been the DRC RC and when I sampled the breathtaking quality of this wine I was thinking they have done it again. A couple of experts in the group felt the 2 DRC wines were at #1 and #4 This proved to be correct. My notes - Perfume of violets, pepper and Asian Spices. A perfect palate of both feminine charm and latent power ... unbelievable. The La Tache usually shows as more voluptuous in these tastings but not in 2016. I normally don’t have this much left in my glass after the wine has been identified so this was quite a luxury. Just wonderful. As Clive Coates MW said - the yardstick with which to judge all other Burgundies. It is easy to think with the 1000 year history, and the stone cross that there is something spiritual and other worldly about this wine. The consensus from all 12 tasters was that this was the best of the Vosne Romanee tasting and therefore of the whole 34 Grand Crus tasted. Only 440 dozen produced for the world. — 4 years ago
Maybe my first wine from Piekenierskloof SA.
Medium yellow. Slightly herbal tinged, lemon oil and green apricot aromas. Hints of nutty, sesame oil and roasted walnut. Palate it medium plus bodied with medium plus acidity, dry. Long finish echos lemon/apricot note and brings additional tropical note of just ripe mango.
I assume the 777 refers to clone here. — a year ago
Big like a Chardonnay with some oak, but less acidity. Very nice with crispy mushroom, lemon and asparagus risotto. 14% abv — 3 years ago
Fruity in a good way. Smooth with no aftertaste. Perfect amount of dryness for me — 7 years ago
Nice rose from underground cellar — 2 years ago
Liked it, underground cellar — 2 years ago
Matt shared a GREAT bottle of this with me at his house. My first wine on Delectable! A good yardstick for everything to come. — 6 years ago
Russian River yardstick of Pinot — 7 years ago