Côtes Du Marmandais, Southwest France

Elian Da Ros

Le Vin est une Fête Côtes du Marmandais Red Blend 2018

Nice discovery of the southwest, with this entry-level cuvée that makes you want to know the rest of the production. A blend that puts Abouriou in the spotlight, a grape close to Malbec or Tannat. The whole presents a very nice balance between structure and freshness; rather oriented red fruits, supported by marked tannins. Good q / p ratio

Belle découverte du sud-ouest, avec cette cuvée d’entrée de gamme qui donne envie de connaître le reste de la production. Un assemblage mettant l’Abouriou à l’honneur, cépage proche du Malbec ou Tannat. L’ensemble présente un très bel équilibre entre structure et fraîcheur; plutôt orienté fruits rouges, soutenu par des tanins marqués. Bon rapport q/p
— a month ago

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Domaine Courtault-Tardieux

Le temps des Aunis Pineau d'Aunis 2018

Cranberries, Pomegranates, light bodied, zippy, and minerals! Delicious! I really enjoy this wine! Not sure if it is a red or a róse! — 6 days ago

Paul, Vanessa and 27 others liked this
Dennis P.

Dennis P.

@Dawn E. I did a little research. Its classified as a red.
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Dennis P. true to it's color then! 👍 Thanks for your efforts! 🤗

Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey

Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2018

David T
9.2

The nose reveals; golden raisins, green & golden apple, candied, sour lemons, lemon meringue, dry apricots, yellow peach, lime candy, cream, vanillin, warm caramel, candle wax, honeycomb, melted white butter, shade of herbaceousness, chalk, saline with white spring flowers, greens & withering yellow florals.

Big, beautiful, rich mouthfeel with excellent viscosity. Beautiful & well polished. Golden raisins, green & golden apple, candied, sour lemons, lemon meringue, dry apricots, yellow peach, lime candy, cream, vanillin, warm caramel, candle wax, honeycomb, melted white butter, shade of herbaceousness, chalk, saline with white spring flowers, greens & withering yellow florals. Cool shower acidity. The balance is excellent as is the consistent, persistent finish. You get some white spice with understated heat with great alluvial limestone minerality on the long set.

Photos of; Domaine Pierre-Yves, library cellar I like to raid, 35-50 year old rootstock and Pierre in one of their Cru Vineyards.
— 2 days ago

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Claire Patelin

Côtes de Gascogne Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Great Sauvignon Blanc from France. Who knew?!? Nice pineapple and passion fruit notes. — 6 days ago

Domaine Carneros (Taittinger)

Le Rêve Brut Sparkling Wine 2013

Always 100% Chardonnay, the 2013 ‘Le Reve’ is a tour de force from this storied Carneros house. The mousse here is highly refined. Salted biscuit aromatic tones grab your attention with Meyer lemon zest and shades of wild mushroom and toasted hazelnuts all take shape in the glass. The silly mousse is downright incredible. Bright kumquat zest and sourdough bread tones mingle with macadamia nut and suggestions of white truffles on this complex palate. This is salty and savory California sparkling wine at its best. Beautifully textured, with great length, this stunning new bottling will enjoy a very long life ahead of it. Drink 2020-2035- 95
— 7 days ago

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Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

Looks spectacular! 🍾

Jérémy Quastana

L'Endémique Gamay

Juicy gamay with ripe cherries, light baking spices, fresh acidity. Drinks very easily from the open though you might need 5-10mins for the funk to blow off. — 14 days ago

Mario, Severn and 12 others liked this

Domaine des Cassagnoles

Reserve Selection Vin de Pays des Côtes de Gascogne Gros Manseng 2019

Rich and funky with a floral finish with notes of berries. — 19 days ago

Alphonse Dolly

Les Doigts d'Or de Dolly Pinot Noir 2017

Don't understand the lower ratings that some gave this ,but I digress. Tantalizing fresh strawberry compote, bright, crunchy, & swill able Loire Valley sancerre Pinot noir! — 16 days ago

Tegan, Keaton and 4 others liked this

Luc Pirlet

Réserve Merlot 2018

Color of cranberry juice, with a bit cloudy and purple hue on the rim. Nose of ripe sour dark fruits, like sour cherry and cranberry, a bit spice, a bit vanilla, a bit stingy in the nasal cavity, and a bit black tea fragrance. Taste of good quality tannins, good acidity, subtle sweetness, fermented cabbage, some mineral and spice, a bit oaky, and soft with some zest. Aftertaste of some more bittersweetness. On par. — 19 days ago

Hermes, David and 7 others liked this