The 2016 is out. It’s real and it’s spectacular. The past couple vintages have been enjoyable but a notch below. This one knocks it out of the park but it has to be your thing. Shows TONS of leather, mushroom, bacon fat. Lingering finish of iron. There quite simply is no better value out there than Pontificis - even in down years. Period. $7 at Trader Joe’s. Stock up! — 25 days ago
When Mrs E makes a chilli 🌶 it’s hot so time to pop some cooling Pape Clement to ease the 🔥 At £69 this went perfectly 😍 & is a superb white that Tondonia & Musar lovers will swoon for 😉 10+ years life left in here easily 😁 Cover me in toffee apple marmalade & spank me 💗
📍 Pape Clement Blanc 2004
🏵 95-96 points (better slightly warmer 😉)
🍇 60% Semillon & 40% Sauvignon Blanc
🍷 Golden honey yellow
👃 A light sherry-esq seductive nasal spanking of char-toasted oak, burnt honey, fallen apples, tropical fruits, cracked vanilla pods, thick cut marmalade, lemon curd, pear drops & caramel - I love some dirty nasal nookie 😍
👄 Med body of rich creamy smooth silky buttery honeyed fallen toffee apple & citrus zest w/ a dry mineral rock tongue drying tease & a pear kiss
🎯 Long touch dry mineral & oak cream bomb of charred toffee apple, pear pie, banana fritter, orange marmalade & lemon curd
💨 Decanter Artland White Wine Cooling Carafe
— a month ago
Sexy Chambolle. — 3 months ago
Smooth, dry, silly. Great for the price, my favorite daily pino. TJ!! — 3 hours ago
Heavy on tannins. Not sweet. Full bodied, but light at the same time. — 12 days ago
Lovely, bright Viognier blend. Very slight sweetness, otherwise well balanced — 2 months ago
This was in a good place. Super pristine fruit coming through. — 3 months ago
This is a very enjoyable left bank Bordeaux. Harsh on the palate with dark fruits and lots of earth and vegetable notes.
Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show hugh tannins.
Still young and unbalanced, but already enjoyable even by itself.
This 7 year old will need at least 5 years of bottle time to mature properly.
This is not from a good vintage, but it is showing a lot of power. Finesse will show up in about 10 years.
A blend of mainly Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot and light Petite Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
$100. — a month ago
Oxidised notes, bit like dry sherry. Wild flowers, honey and pears — 3 months ago