Cognac, France

Francois Peyrot

X.O. 25 Year Old Premier Cru Grande Fine Champagne Ugni Blanc

NV | Refined and irresistible cognac, I was happy to pour at end of a familydinner with my father and mother and I know they appreciate it — 20 days ago

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Willem Jan Withagen

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Glad you liked this one. As I said it was the hands down price/quality winner in our tasting.

Domaine de la Grande Colline

Syrah 2015

Atypical St. Joseph from Hirotake Ooka. Savage, high toned florals with fruits more in the red and blue spectrum, higher acid and less extraction than typical. Threw off sediment; needs decanting. Quite a bit of va but it works with the strong rose petal and sappy, brambly qualities apparent on the nose and palate. Some clove and a subtle hint of meat char. Similar to Souhaut, more floral than savory, though missing that classical balance. Far out on the natural side of the spectrum; but pretty. — 11 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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Have you tried the $500 Cornas? Lol
Josh Morgenthau

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@Lyle Fass Jesus no. The $70 syrah tops my budget.
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@Josh Morgenthau working with Allemand allows you to price wines like this.

Aldi

Veuve Olivier Sparkling White Blend

Loved this! It has just a bit of a fruit taste at the end. — a month ago

Domaine des Rutissons

Persan 2018

Lyle Fass
9.2

@Delectable Wine this the the Persan. Thanks! Nose is very grapey and almost smells like a Beaujolais. St. Amour or a Chenas. Some floral mountain funk. Lots of wet earth. Big time gout de terroir here. Gorgeous palate. Superb texture, structure, finesse and tannic spine. Mineral with good black currant and black berry fruit but just ripe. Really kicks some blackberry tang on the finish. Really terrific stuff. Complex, chewy and toothsome mountain red. Love it.

— 5 days ago

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Domaine Vallot

Vinsobres Syrah Grenache 2016

2016 vintage. Domaine Vallot, Vinsobres. Old vine blend of Syrah and Grenache at 300-350 meters altitude in front of the Mont Ventoux. Biodynamically farmed. This estate was consulted by the late Christian Prud'homme. Intense perfume of black cherry jam and dried herbs. Powerful with layers of jammy fruit, balanced by fresh acidity. Long finish. Impressive. — 11 days ago

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Château Loudenne

Le Chateau Rose Bordeaux Merlot 2020

Chateau Loudenne le Chateau Bordeaux Rosé 2020, France

Time for some Merlot on this
#MerlotThursday. This week we have a unique opportunity for a Rosé made with Merlot grapes.

Light salmon in color.

Nice fruity nose with lemons, citrus, light strawberries, earth, minerals, peaches, herbs and light vegetables.

Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with light red berries, citrus, grapefruits, green apples, limes, spices and black pepper.

Medium finish with bitter almonds and limes.

This is a nice and interesting Rosé from Bordeaux. Nice and easy drinking. Pleasant and light.

Crisp and refreshing and a good pool wine.

A good food wine that I paired with cheeses and light appetizers. Paired well with the mashroom Brie cheese.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$30.
— 14 hours ago

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Romain Paire

Éclipse Rosé Blend 2019

Raspberry swirls off the palate with tiny little delightful bubbles. With the slight sweetness and fruit cocktail complexity, this is a cocktail in itself, no mixers required. And it is simply stunning with its coralled brick color. Cheers! — a day ago

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Château du Retout

Le Retout Blanc Gros Manseng Blend 2018

Star bright gold. Abundant nose of baked quince and lanolin. Medium bodied palate echoes the nose adding layers of white flowers and rock (not stone) with a flash of white pepper on the medium long finish. Medium plus acidity. A classic white from Le Sud-Ouest that’s ready for rich Basque and Castelnaudary fare as well as hearty American white wine dishes. And if you’re the type that “doesn’t drink red,” this is a white you can take to the steakhouse (when it’s fully safe to go). Drink now through 2023. — 8 days ago

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Lucid

Absinthe Supérieure

Cloudy green 🧚‍♂️- Anise, fennel and black licorice aromas. Black licorice, 2 types of wormwood. Fantastic! — 6 days ago

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How I love absinthe...

Causse Marines

Les Peyrouzelles Red Blend

Just awesome. Really good vintage toeing that line between dark fruit and freshness. I love this gaillac rouge. Has anyone seen their marcillac? Remember loving it, but haven’t found it in years! — 17 days ago

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