Beautiful Isle Brand

Josmeyer

Brand Grand Cru Riesling 2009

Beautiful ripe fruit. White flowers, mineral, bees wax. Great stuff. — 20 days ago

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Beautiful Isle Brand

Fancy Tasmanian Pinot Noir 2018

Really smooth. Delicate and floral. Low tannin and very juicy. — 6 months ago

The Singleton

12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky of Glen Ord

Firstly, merry Christmas to all!

Noticing that label variations exist for the Singleton 12, I became curious for why this is the case. Turns out Singleton is a brand (bottler?) that represents multiple distilleries. This is from Glen Ord at the edge of Black Isle peninsula in the Scottish Highlands.

To be frank, I've never been one to bat an eye when approached with Singleton - always seems to be the choice pour at bars in every corner of the world. Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised by this offering - orange, honey, and caramel on the nose. The palate is wood and spice driven with a subtle minerally and gingery finish. I liked it. Smooth and easy to drink.
— 10 months ago

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Buffalo Trace Distillery

Old Weller Antique Original 107 Brand Wheated Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Beautiful bourbon, nice amount of oak, brown sugar, vanilla and easy to drink. — a year ago

Weingut Brand

Wilder Satz Pur Müller-Thurgau Blend 2018

Wine 7/12 (White Field Blend)

Nose has straw bales, honey candy, salt toffee, dried lemon peel, minor cider vinegar and quite wilted daffodils.

Palate has salted lemon slice, grapefruit pith, honey, tart yellow apple, sea salt and oh the astonishing acidity with a long finish. Amazing, alive!

Been waiting to get my hands on anything from the Brand bros. for quite some time, would love the rosé, but this German take on Gemischter Satz is also right in my lane! Funk welcomed.

Once again it is notable that I have made one full trip around the Sun earlier this week. We had our small, social bubble team to the house for celebrating my getting older and somewhat less flexible in advancing age...Whatever will be done when I creast 50? Well, at least it's several years until needing manage that concern.

We enjoyed well-salted Ribeyes (Kinderhook Farm - Valatie, NY, prepared 48h in advance), turning to a beautiful medium-rare after a mere 12m of grill time and smashed, small red potatoes with capers (yeah try it, don't judge me yet). None of the bottles were particularly planned as 'steak wines'; we didn't care as it really was a wine nerd-fest of grapes/regions, from Burgenland, Austria to Brittany, France. Wine and food were on individual plateaux today. This was the vom Boden Spring Experience case, expertly curated by Stephen Bitterolf, and well received by our tasting crew.
— 2 months ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Getting older, something everyone has in common.
Pinotman /// Andreas

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Strange that they call it wilder Satz instead of gemischter Satz.
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German's, who knows...

Château Haut-Bailly

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

David T
9.6

Wow! This comes right out of the gate fantastically. This is magical this early for 2010. 2010 is a great vintage but, built for elder years and children.

The nose reveals, slightly steeped, ripe & ruby fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, strawberries, blueberries, cooked pomegranates and cherries. Slight liqueur notes, toffee, caramel, mocha, melted chocolate, steeped fruit tea, vanilla, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, dry, crushed rocks, limestone, dark spices, soft leather, light fresh tobacco, dry stones, graphite, expresso roast, dark, rich soils, with candied, fragrant, bright, dark, red, blue florals set in violets.

The body is round, elegant and ruby beautiful. The tannins are; dark, tarry, spicy, rounded and chewy. The structure, tension, length and balance live up to every bit of hype the 2010 was given. Slightly steeped, ripe & ruby fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, strawberries, blueberries, cooked pomegranates and cherries. Slight liqueur notes, toffee, caramel, mocha, melted chocolate, steeped fruit tea, vanilla, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, dry, crushed rocks, limestone, deep dark spices with incredible palate heat, soft leather, light fresh tobacco, dry stones, graphite, expresso roast, dark, rich soils, with candied, fragrant, bright, dark, red, blue florals set in violets. The acidity is perfect. The seriously elegant finish is; ripe, slightly candied, brightly floral, polished and persists endlessly. Beautiful wine now and for the next 35 years.

Photos of; arial view of Chateau Haut-Bailly-fortunate to have spent two nights there, dinning room that I was fortunate to have dinner in, artful perspective of the Chateau and their brand glass doors that lead into their barrel room.
— a year ago

Paul, Shay and 27 others liked this

Albert Boxler

Grand Cru Brand Riesling

Dan R
9.5

Needed a nice shake. Beautiful wine, detailed, focused, zippy and pure — 3 months ago

Romain, Amr and 6 others liked this

I. Brand & Family

Bates Ranch Cabernet Franc 2017

The wax topper was beautiful and difficult to remove - once the wine was open it was an easy pairing with a full Italian meal. Delicious steak-y flavor, made me look up flights to California to visit. — 6 months ago

The Dalmore

King Alexander III Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

I’ve lost track of what day we’re on... this is beautiful. Chocolate and caramel with a smooth finish. — a year ago

David, Paul and 11 others liked this
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It’s all good. Enjoy
Sharon B

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Yea we’ll I started mine backwards thinking you count down the days to Christmas so I’m constantly trying to figure out what day to open! Lol 😆
Laura Purdy

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@Sharon B oh noooo... every day is an adventure!

Brand

Napa Valley Proprietary Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

David T
9.6

Beautiful, perfume, florals interwoven with the fruits. Blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, haunting blue fruits, leather, strawberries, cherries and dry cranberries. Understated vanilla, mild clove, light cinnamon, dark rich soils, light graphite, dry crush rocks, fresh tobacco and fresh, dark florals with violets and just a hint of lavender.

What a round, ruby, body with ghostly tannins. It’s all beauty. Blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, haunting blue fruits, leather, strawberries, cherries and dry cranberries. Understated vanilla, medium clove, light cinnamon, some of the most beautiful dark spice I’ve had in a wine, dark rich soils, light graphite, dry crush rocks, dry top soil, fresh tobacco and fresh, dark florals with violets and just a hint of lavender. The acidity is perfect...like a rain shower. The finish is really amazingly balanced, elegant, floral and persistent for minutes. The 2016 Proprietary Blend will stun in 10 years plus in bottle.

Photos of; the winery and tasting room shot on a sunnier day than this visit. The cellar walk to the doors of their barrel room, private tasting room with library wines and their Estate vines on a beautiful Napa sunny day.
— 2 years ago

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