August Kesseler

Jacques Selosse

Initial Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

August 2020 disgorgement. Super fresh and toasty with hint of hazelnut. — 3 months ago

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August Kesseler

Cuvée Max Rheingau Pinot Noir 2015

Brambly, lots of red and purple fruit, berry fruit and hard candy, with an impressive granitic minerality. Juicy, aromatic and very good. Improved over 10+ days open — 5 months ago

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Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

Nice and yes should visit the winery at some point

August Briggs

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018

Light fruity nose, transparent purple iwhen pouring but deep purple on glas - darker than most Pinots. Medium body and red fruit flavors. Excellent. — 6 months ago

Claude Riffault

Les Chasseignes Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Delectable Wine
9.1

The 2020 Sancerre Les Chasseignes is a ripe and round expression with sweet pineapple fruit flavors. The limestone proportion of the clay-limestone vineyard brings tension and texture that lightly holds the mouth, providing a satisfying finish. It's a gently refreshing acidity, leaving a gently fresh rather than zesty conclusion. For drinking now to the medium term. (Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous, August 2022)
— 2 years ago

August West

Peterson Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

I got a touch of dark cherry liqueur and touch of zippy acidity. Kind of linear in a good way but missing any nuance — 3 months ago

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Château Palmer

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Delectable Wine
9.4

The 2005 Palmer, picked from September 9 to October 10, remains deep in color. It has a lovely, intense bouquet with blackcurrant pastilles, raspberry, violet and juniper. It blossoms in the glass, gaining vigor. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins, structured and dense, strangely Pomerol-like in style, with touches of black pepper and truffle furnishing the finish. Robust and muscular, it lacks a bit of flair and precision (like many wines of this vintage). I would afford this another couple of years in the cellar. Tasted at the Palmer vertical at the château. (Neal Martin, Vinous, August 2023)
— 5 months ago

Domaine Auguste Clape

Cornas Syrah 1999

August Clape Cornas 1999 — 10 months ago

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August Kesseler

The Daily August Pinot Noir 2021

Beautiful cherry red, fun tannins with bright red fruit and interesting nose. — 4 months ago

Robert Mueller

August Recher Pinot Noir 2021

Tim L
9.4

End of an era, however brief…August Recher Pinot (vintage 2021) by Robert Mueller is the among the last of Mueller Wine’s fine Pinots of the region Russian River, CA…perfect balance, full-bodied, full-flavored dark berry…top of class at any price. Ending his wine clubs and tasting rooms, Mueller sold the winery and facilities, vineyards - not the brand - to a so far unannounced name…at least per Google. The new adventure will certainly continue production but who knows if a superlative Mueller-like wine will result. Que sera’… — 5 months ago

Château Durfort-Vivens

Margaux Cru Classé en 1855 Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Delectable Wine
9.3

The 2015 Durfort-Vivens has a perfumed bouquet with more ripeness and perfume than the previous vintage. Buoyant red berry fruit, blueberry and a touch of violet, there is perhaps more Margaux-like than the 2014. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, fleshy with a fine acidity, a touch of white pepper and clove towards the finish and a hint of espresso on the aftertaste. This is a superb Durfort Vivens, arguably the finest up to that point. Tasted twice, both at the château and at Jascott's Bordeaux tasting in London. (Neal Martin, Vinous, August 2023)
— 8 months ago