Ben Bracken

Ben Glaetzer

Anaperenna Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz Blend 2018

Ron R
9.3

A more restrained Aussie example, which is is much more aligned to our palates. The 20% cab has a calming effect on the Shiraz. Very well done, and we’ll certainly buy more of this vintage. — 12 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

It’s early on this one, holding a couple for next year.
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You’re correct, @Paul T- Huntington Beach. It was a touch tight (in a good way). We didn’t decant,?and should have. Probably needs a few more years, actually.

Domaine Berthoumieu

Cuvée Charles de Batz Madiran Tannat 2006

JKT
8.9

Opened for mom on MM Ben dinner. Inky dark color with earthy nose and weight palate. Would be good with heavier winter meals. — 18 days ago

Château La Grande Etouble

Le Garagiste Côtes de Bourg Cabernet Franc Merlot 2016

2016 vintage. Château La Grande Etouble, owned by Ben Hall aka "Le Garagiste", with 2,2 hectares in the Côtes de Bourg appellation. 50 years old vines of Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Juicy and fresh, combined with an uncommon caramel note in the nose and in the finish. — a month ago

Dominio del Plata (Susana Balbo)

Ben Marco Mendoza Malbec 2019

Amazing value. Full bodied , with lush dark fruit, blueberries, lavender, licorice and cocoa. Friendly and crowd pleasing. — a day ago

Passopisciaro

Etna Nerello Mascalese

2017 facile beverino. Poca grinta però. Ben fatto, standard. — 15 days ago

Le Garagiste

Château La Grande Etouble Cuvée Signature Côtes de Bourg Cabernet Franc 2019

2019 is the first vintage of the new "Cuvée Signature" produced by Ben Hall aka "Le Garagiste" at Château La Grande Etouble in Côtes de Bourg. I believe this 100% Cabernet Franc is the best wine he's ever produced. Another showcase of the potential for Cabernet Franc in Bordeaux. Confidential production. — 25 days ago

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Weingut Ernst Clusserath

Trittenheimer Altärchen Kabinett Riesling 2008

JKT
9.1

At a terrific spot, just gorgeous mature Riesling all around with a particularly lively and vibrant texture. Amazing how these Kabs hold up so well. Perfect with hot pot dinner for MM and Ben visit. — 18 days ago

Dr. Konstantin Frank

Finger Lakes Cabernet Franc 2017

Best bottle of New York ever… go buy it now…. Thanks Liz & Ben Eberle Cherries and sweet Fruit — a month ago