Clarence House Estate

Aubert

Powder House Chardonnay 2017

Shay A
9.4

My wife’s birthday is this week, and Aubert is her favorite. I’d like to let the ‘17s rest a bit more, but when that’s all that is available at the house...

As I’ve noted previously, I think Aubert’s 2017 Chardonnays are, for the most part, more accessible than normal, and this did nothing to dissuade me from that line of thinking. If putting this in the lineup in regards to favorites and comparisons, I think this slots in towards the back-middle of the lineup, ahead of LH&S and Hudson, but just behind Eastside. It seems to be a marriage of Hudson (ripe, juicy, yellow fruits and herbs), & Eastside (more sea salt, streak of herb crusted stone fruits, lemon cream). What stood out to me on this was how tart it was...there was more lemon tang here than any of the other Aubert chards in the portfolio, with added oyster shell. While I think this will obviously get “different”, I’m not sold it gets better with age. It’s very giving now.
— 19 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

2nd day wine if I remember correctly
Bryan Kesting

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@Shay A: Nice, Shay. Haven’t tried the Powder House. Happy Birthday to your bride!
Kimberly Anderson

Kimberly Anderson

Happy Birthday, Emily! 🥂🍾

McBride Sisters

Central Coast Red Blend

Great fruity table red to keep in the house. — 6 days ago

Easton

Easton House Red Blend

Drinking the 2012. Opened up after a few minutes in the glass. Earthy with lots of fruit. Not tannic but has a nice peppery finish. The nose is light but pleasant with an earthy plum & fig feel. — a day ago

Ferrari-Carano

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Surprise of the night - beautiful Cab. By far the best bottle I’ve had from this house. — 10 days ago

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Marc Portaz

Jacquère 2019

last bottle of this years batch. still a go to house white for sipping alone or with a variety of food pairings. i find Savoie whites to be a great match for my palate — 4 days ago

Ron, Ira and 2 others liked this
Pooneet K

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Love it.

House of Arras

Grand Vintage Champagne Blend 2007

Comprehensive notes from 24 weeks ago still apply. Definitely Australia’s best sparkling I think, from Tasmania. Straw and hay aromas with fresh bread. With over 7 years on lees giving this quality and complexity if it was French you would be paying a couple of $100. Champion wine of the Brisbane Wine Show in 2016. — a day ago

Severn, Arden and 18 others liked this

Barrister

Pepper Bridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Excellent Cabernet from this house - more complex than the Bacchus, structure for days. — 7 days ago

Ron, Paul and 4 others liked this

Bruno Paillard

Première Cuvée Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

Alder Yarrow
9.3

Starting to become the house bubbly. Perfectly balance between berry/cherry and watermelon fruit and the crisper more saline notes that make it difficult to stop sipping. — 6 days ago

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