Alsace, France

Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 2008

From mag. Creamy lime and oyster shells. Lush and seductive with a steely spine. Surprisingly open. Matt ROPP — 3 days ago

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Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2000

Wonderful and evolving. Was delicious from the start. Deep lush solid. But open beautifully after 2+ hours. Softened and lengthened. The harmony of forest and fruit was stronger. Cassis was more pronounced and the berry fruit was more noticeable. Drank second half the next day and the time absolutely continued to benefit it. — 12 days ago

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@Vino Joe At it’s peak or still ascending?
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Good Q. I feel elevator is still going up.


Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

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Paired with the Vanilla Bean, Strawberry Rhubarb Compote. what a gastronomic evening! @plateandbottle — 14 days ago

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Château Léoville Poyferré

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Ripest red cherry and red rose aromatic hybrid. Cherry and strawberry blossoms. Herbaceous basil and tarragon sweetness awash in warm plum and baked currants. Flowering elms with wet black bark. Finally, oak and smoke. Perfect integration on the palate. Ready now but also for the foreseeable. Sweet raspberry and blackberry flash and recede to an obverse tart cherry with incredible indelible, satisfying depth. Sweet tobacco is outlined by Saigon cinnamon, clove, allspice and a strangely sweet pepper dichotomy. Really a perfect wine in every way. Smoke and graphite find a way to bow into the shimmery finish with finesse.

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— 10 days ago

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2005, respect 👍

Jean Foillard

Côte du Py Morgon Gamay 2020

One of the great ones. So delicious. While Beaujolais wines tend to be fresh, fruity, and fun, this wine presents as rustic, rich, and exotic. Its juicy freshness makes it very approachable, and its refined tannins gives it structure. This is a delicious wine that presents as casual, but is actually low key classic beautiful.
— 5 hours ago

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Love these.

Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend 2008

Delicious and just starting to be drinkable. Lovely opulent fruit and a spine of gorgeous acidity. A touch of sweetness. Great, with loads of life ahead — 14 days ago

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Château Latour

Premier Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2001

Wow! Black currants, dark cherry, a bit of old leather and a touch of light oak. This is classic layered Latour/Bordeaux at its peak with soft tannins and a long finish. A beautiful bottle of wine… and the good news for me is that I have more! — 8 days ago

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Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1999

Black cherry and plum tart emerging through aromas of violets dotting brown breads, shiitake and black oak. Cinnamon, cedar and clove coalesce. Raspberry reduction with currants. Hints of mints. Tart cherry palate brings cherry reduction and black currants, tons of dark cedar wrapped cigar, tart blackberry, peppercorn and cinnamon stick. Green notes suggest this is still young and half-blossomed despite the quarter century. Grainy tannins, though rounded.

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— 10 days ago

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Nice pull 👍

Olga Raffault

Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc 2005

As you can see by the abv, this one reflects the warmer vintage that was 2005 at 13.5%. Darker, richer, 2005 is considered one of Chinon's top vintages of the 21st century. Aromas of dark red and black cherry, blackberry and dark red raspberry, red currants and cassis, with cedar and sandalwood notes, the fruit is starting to turn tertiary with shades of herbs and savory. The pepper notes are ripe and well-integrated, with the fruit the lead in this wine. The palate is med+ and concentrated, with tannin that are starting to resolve into a finer structure. This finishes fresh and long with fruit and spice, excellent! — 2 days ago

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Vincent Dauvissat

La Forest Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2020

Classicism in spades. Showing a perfect balance ripeness and and energy in 2020 with stunning concentration, layers of defined fruit and minerality and a chiseled core of racy acids. A fabulous rendition this year. — 6 days ago

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