Burn Cottage

Burn Cottage

Central Otago Pinot Noir

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8.9

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decent floral
goes well with most dishes,
— a month ago

Domaine des Souchons

Côte du Py Morgon Gamay 2016

Tasty! Maybe a little young - only mar I can think of is a slight burn-y after taste. Good balance of strawberry/cherry with tannic bitterness. Light. — 8 days ago

Bodegas Muga

Gran Reserva Prado Enea Rioja Tempranillo 2011

90 minute decant. Very deep ruby. Earth, soil, licorice, white pepper, most primary fruit has passed. Some subtle root vegetable, and ash. Super hot alcoholic burn. Full bodied. Medium acidity. Smooth yet firm tannins. Medium plus finish.

Compared to the Crianza earlier, to me, this is only marginally better. I craved leather and tobacco, but couldn't find it. No meat or barnyard funk. Moreover, the alcohol.puts it a bit out of balance.

In short, the nose on this wine is better, but the palate of the Pesquera wins. I'll give the nod + to the Prado Enea--past vintages have offered much more (leather, coffee, meat)

92+ points

UPDATE: Listen, I can't do it. This wine is not better than the 2015 Alejandro Fernandez Tinto Pesquera Crianza. It's just not. I have both glasses in front of me. The former is hot and choppy, and latter is round and the secondary oak notes are balancing it perfectly.

Lesson learned: this is an example of how you can easily waste 30+ dollars.

Back down to 92 points. The other gets the bump to 92+. Thanks for listening!!!

Maybe
@Antonio Galloni can chime in on this one?!
— 24 days ago

Cleora, Josh and 7 others liked this

Borne of Fire

The Burn Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Full aroma, bold flavor. A nice, smooth CS. Lots of red and blue fruits. I haven't had a CS in quite a while and this one is definitely worth the purchase. We paired with fried turkey because why not?! Will definitely purchase again. — a month ago

Domaine du Séminaire

Vin Biologique Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2018

14.5% ABV. Fresh, juicy, light, red fruit front, slightly furry burn after swallow. Drank slightly chilled by virtue of stashing it by drafty window. Recommended by Heritage Provisions as good Thxgiving wine, and I agree. Would compliment turkey, cranberry, starchy really well. — an hour ago

Domaine Serene

Yamhill Cuvée Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2015

Presents with a beautiful translucent dark ruby red with a clear rim. Medium bodied nice long finish. I am getting cranberries, cherries, rhubarb and wet leaves! Nice wine at 14.5 alc. No burn and going down like candy! A chill on this makes earthy characteristics shine! Opens sufficiently..45 min decant! — a month ago

Bob, Jae and 19 others liked this

Giacomo Conterno

Francia Barolo Nebbiolo 2009

This is serious Barolo at its plateau. Monfortino was not produced in 2009 so the fruit went into cascina francia. It added weight and complexity. Tar, black fruits, peppery. Long burn, outstanding. — a month ago

Gilbert, Ira and 5 others liked this

Podere Pradarolo

Velius Rosso Asciutto 2013

Ink splatter sediment from seven years in bottle. Still full of life.

Smells of brand new leather - like driving a new car off the lot. Cedar, clove, sour cherries and blackberries. Acidity could burn a hole in your carpet.
— 10 days ago

Martin, Dick and 17 others liked this
Ely Cohn

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Lol there was an issue with the app and it posted the comment 7 times sorry Martín
Martin Bergo

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Quite alright! Have a nice weekend!
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Ely Cohn I had that happen as well! Cheers!

Beau Vigne

Owner's Reserve Guest Cottage Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

It was half price with free shipping so I had to try it despite the vintage, Parker 96 This just arrived today, I’ll save the other bottle to rest a bit The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Guest Cottage is a blend of Beau Vigne's two estate properties located on Silverado Trail, one west of Soda Canyon and the other being Stag’s Ridge Vineyard, which sits at 1,400 feet in elevation. It is composed of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 18 months in 100% new French oak. — 2 months ago

Vanessa, Jim and 29 others liked this

Bastide Miraflors

Cotes Catalanes Vieilles Vignes Syrah-Grenache Blend 2017

I always enjoy this wine.. fantastic QPR! Smooth..no alcohol burn! Dark cocoa..dark berries..earth...mild tobacco and baking spices — a month ago

Stephen, Ted and 24 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Lovely! 🍷
Jan A

Jan A

Totally agree, the 2016 is peaking right now
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Jan A @Trixie 🤗👍🙏