“Michigan didn't invent old-fashioned fudge, but it was perfected here. We pay tribute to this time-honored tradition with KBS Maple Mackinac Fudge. By amplifying the rich chocolate notes of KBS using Mackinac Fudge coffee, then adding maple syrup and aging it in oak bourbon barrels, we've created a bold new take on our barrel-aged classic” — 9 days ago
Medium gold. Oxidative nose. Notes of caramel apple, toffee, some lemon and some white stone. Lots of fruit in the mouth, but no backbone and lacking in acidity. I wouldn’t call this premox; the wine just comes off as being old and likely is reflective of the vintage. — 9 days ago
This is the Reserve Barrique Select, less than 50 cases. Outstanding — 10 days ago
This grower’s NV always seems to charm me every time I get the opportunity to drink it. The color is almost a touch brassy. Beautiful, tiny bubbles. The nose is remarkably red fruited with strawberries and brioche on full display. It’s almost like a strawberry shortcake, no cap. On the palate, strawberries, raspberries, lemon zest, minerals. It’s rich, but so impeccably balanced. Absolutely, positively crushable. The dosage is perfect. I haven’t deciphered them code Dethune uses on the bottle to understand then disgorgement date...but I believe was recent.
— 2 days ago
HAPPY Thanksgiving! A Burgundy Thanksgiving part 1. Oysters overnight from Hog Island Oysters!
Double decant and pour. A irresistible pale straw color. On the nose: lemon, floral, toasted almonds, pear, vanilla. Taste: A rich, creamy, big wine with citrus, minerals, spicy oak, crushed stone, and a long honey peach dry finish. Great start. Cheers! — 9 days ago
On this Saturday night I have opened the 2015 Château Rauzan-Ségla. After having the 2016 I had to open this 2015 to compare the two. This one is a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Surprisingly similar in blend to the 16' but this one is much bigger yet complex and well integrated.
On the nose there is black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, licorice, tobacco, menthol, olives and wet gravel.
On the palate there is black cherry, blackberry, black plum, black currant, integrated toasted oak, chocolate, tea leaf and forest floor.
This is another beautiful wine that is full bodied with a smooth mouthfeel, medium+ acidity and medium + grippy mouth coating tannins that has a long black fruit oak finish. Loved having these two wines relatively close together where the 16' had a unique finesse about it and this 15' is bigger yet well classy. I hope everyone's weekend is going well and we are staying safe and healthy. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have fun. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷 — an hour ago
What a surprise..!
This is a very noteworthy wine in this vintage.
Dark colour - black core. Upon opening it shows wonderful notes of grilled meat, roasted capsicum and herbs, coffee, chocolate, incense and blackberries. Tannines are wonderfully integrated and there is a lovely savory quality on the palate. Only slightly rustic, this CF-heavy (!) Saint Emilion is drinking beautifully now.
René Gabriel was right. It’s quite remarkable.
4 hrs after opening, warming up a little bit, it even improves...! — 4 days ago