A. P. Birks

Baron Philippe de Rothschild

Baronesa P. Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

Delectable Wine
9.3

The 2019 Baronesa P. is a combination of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 6% Carménère, 5% Syrah and 5% Cabernet Franc from the Maipo Valley, aged for 15 months in 60% new barrels. Garnet red in color. The complex nose is dominated by the oak, displaying notes of cedar and pencil box, dark fruit aromas and a whiff of thyme. On the palate, the flavors are intense with taut but polished tannins. Broad and long-lasting with an oaky backdrop, this grows more profound when decanted. One to keep. (Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous, June 2022)
— 15 days ago

Domaine Bart

Marsannay Rosé Pinot Noir 2020

N: Strawberries and peaches with some dirt. Shows best when it’s been out for a bit.
P: Nice bright and lip smacking, it hints at cherries. Very herbal, perfect with a blt and white bean/garlic scape dip.
With extended time out, this fills out, develops a cantaloupe rind quality.
— 11 days ago

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Daniel Twardowski

Dhroner Hofberg 624 Flaschen Riesling 2013

See previous note:
N: Lots of flowers( white)limes,slate, sea, lemon.
P: Electric acidity in an off dry package,
Peaches, apricots, lemons, slightly frizzante., perfect for 2nd night Gumbo.
This is a one off, with age…a treat.
— 21 days ago

Lyle, Eddie and 11 others liked this

Domaine A. et P. de Villaine

La Digoine Côte Chalonnaise Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2017

Give this a lot of time. Good bramble, forest fruits and spice. — 22 days ago

Aravind, Peter and 32 others liked this

Sara Vezza

Superiore Villaro Barbera d'Alba 2018

N: Big purple fruit, loamy, moist earth,charcoal,deep as if something is lurking there.
P: like a plush, bright, ball of northern Italy, fills your mouth. No tannins to speak of, a wee bit of grip on the finish. Very earth bound.w a ragú, terrific.
Terrific qpr.
Thanks @fasselections.
— 4 days ago

Ericsson, Daniel P. and 8 others liked this

Gillardi

Barolo Nebbiolo 2016

N:Wow that’s interesting, Cherries(black), tar, lots of red flowers, salt!, citrus rind like English marmalade,
Granted it’s new glasses and I haven’t done a hth.
P: Cherries, Strawberries, tarry viscosity, ready to go after 2+ hrs out. Delicate tannins present, a dark, brooding wood/soil quality is there. Almost chocolate on the nose when you sip. As this airs, tannins build.Nice acidity balance, beautiful wine
Thanks @fasselections
— 9 days ago

Ray, Eddie and 8 others liked this
Romain Fitoussi

Romain Fitoussi

Looks very good

Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

A complete and luscious P-C, in a perfect place now. Leather, camphor and pencil nose ahead of bright cherry and blackberry fruit, nicely extracted with hints of meat and smoke. Wonderful, thanks @Joe — 21 days ago

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ESF

ESF

Always loved this estate, probably my fave and I agree this and nearby vintages are in a great drinking window

Lamé-Delisle-Boucard

Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2015

Beautiful ruby dress with depth and brilliance. On the nose and in the mouth, cabernet franc is immediately recognized: typical notes of fruits (red and black, strawberry to black cherry), floral herbaceous plants (ronces, rose, violet), and mineral (slate, graphite)... endowed with a beautiful concentration and acidity still lively, it is a cuvée today perfectly in the balance between youth and maturity with some evolved notes (truffle among others) that brings a beautiful taste relief. A bottle with enough body to attack the big meat. Nice q/p ratio.

Belle robe rubis avec de la profondeur et éclat. Au nez et en bouche, le cabernet franc se fait tout de suite reconnaître: notes typiques de fruits (rouges et noirs, de la fraise à la cerise noire), végétales herbacées florales (ronces, rose, violette), et minérales (ardoise, graphite)… doté d’une belle concentration et d’une acidité encore vive, c’est une cuvée aujourd’hui parfaitement à l’équilibre entre jeunesse et maturité avec quelques notes évoluées (truffe entre autre) qui apporte un beau relief gustatif. Une bouteille avec suffisamment de corps pour attaquer la grosse viande. Beau rapport q/p.
— 7 days ago

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