Andrew Rich

Andrew Will

Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Cabernet Franc - Merlot Blend 2016

A pleasant surprise, I haven’t had one of these for years, but this was delicious. — a month ago

Ira liked this

Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1986

Orange tinged gold colour . Very fruit driven still , lots of yellow fruits , crystallised orange peel , clementines , vanilla , spiced apricots . On the palate quite rich and decadent , lots of ripe yellow fruits , apricot , peach and then mandarin and caramelised orange . Touches of honey , vanilla , creme brûlée. Slightly bitter caramel tinged finish , with good vibrant acidity, balanced alcohol , long and elegant finish . Tastes so young still , maybe having been recorked in 2005 has something to do with that . Drinking well now but will still be perfect in another 20-30 years — 22 days ago

Jan, Jeroen and 18 others liked this

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Artemis Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Port like raisiny taste, peppery, rich, moderate tannins. — 2 months ago

Caymus Vineyards

Special Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Rich and velvety- violent, red fruits, blackberries. Excellent with steak and goat cheese mashed potatoes! — 19 days ago

Rombauer Vineyards

Carneros Chardonnay 2022

Golden hay color. Banana, peach, pineapple, honey, apple, pear on the nose. Rich and buttery on the palate. Lychee, vanilla, cream. Distinct palate, but I prefer a less oaky chard. — a month ago

Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2006

Age is this bad boys friend. Rich black fruit on the nose. Smooth and buttery tannins. Blackberry is dominant Macerated black olive on the mid palate with eucalyptus on the longer finish.  — 2 months ago

Shay, Bob and 9 others liked this

Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2023

Fine and femminile nose, chewy and rich mouthfeel, deep expression of terroir on the palate. Austere aftertaste.
97-98
— 2 months ago

Peter liked this

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Rich dark fruits, sweet on the palate that is youthful showing, licorice, spice box, graphite, mocha & tobacco notes — a month ago

Austin, Jan and 14 others liked this

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2000

David T
9.4

Just entering its drinking window. It has 40 years ahead of it. Excellent with Ribcap from Costco.

Interesting that there are some vegetable notes on the nose.

Very good evolution. Medium plus tannins. Juicy, ripe blackberries, black raspberries, darkest cherries, black plum/ with skin, ripe strawberries, some blue fruit hues, cedar, black licorice/cola, dark rich earth w/ leaves, sandstone, steeped sun tea, light limestone powder, ripe, light, dark spice, clove, light cinnamon, hints of nutmeg, vanillin, moist volcanic clay, fresh red, dark flowers, framed in violets, round acidity with polish/balance, softly tensioned, elegant that falls on mineral & clay that lasts two-minutes.
— a month ago

Thijs, Andrew and 19 others liked this

Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend 2002

Medium lemon yellow , persistent fine perlage . At first quite shy , needs a bit of time to get going . Then buttered pastry , confit lemon and roast nuts , quite bold and rich , just a hint of chalky minerality . On the palate the richer , deeper theme continues , those pastry and buttery notes , confit lemon and a creamy mouthfeel . Long balanced finish , the chalky acidity really helping to cut through richer , mouth filling profile . Coming back to this at the end of the meal , having sat 6 hours in the glass , this still shows remarkable freshness and life. This seems young to me still , certainly has everything for a long life ahead , better in 5 years perhaps and will show well a further 10-15 perhaps . — 2 months ago

Jeroen, Andrew and 15 others liked this