Cognac, France

Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 2013

Some specials on today at the Chelsea lounge at JFK. Thought I’d ask and look what we got. It doesn’t have as much of the typical Dom taste for me and it is still very very young, definitely still a baby. Great nose and packs a lot of citrusy flavors - they will certainly mellow over the years. Not a bad rendition, not quite hitting the super high marks with me right now, but very pleasant early p.m. bubbly on this holiday — 6 days ago

Andrew, Bob and 7 others liked this

Château Calon-Ségur

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2020

Blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot that spent 20 months all in new French oak, deep Ruby with aromas of berry fruits, floral, tobacco and flinty notes. On the palate flavors of rich berry fruits and black currants with cacao and tobacco spice, on a well integrated frame. Fine soft fluffy tannins, long finish ending with fruit, earthy spice and tobacco cedar mineral character. Impressive! A wow factor wine! Will last for several decades! — 4 days ago

David, Dawn and 10 others liked this

Vincent Dauvissat

La Forest Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2017

Classic sh!t that goes from a spotlight to a laser in mid-palate. Overly impressive. White WotN. — a day ago

Ira, Andrew and 5 others liked this

Château Latour

Premier Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1997

Oops, i did it again. Cab franc-y with substantial stuffing and a powerful frame. Tons of authority across all disciplines. — 7 days ago

Severn, Andrew and 8 others liked this

Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend 2009

Perfect splurge for quick getaway to paradise for Presidents Day. The wine is medium gold in the glass… vibrant and alive with balanced acidity. Open and generous on the palate… smooth, silken, with vibrant citrus and cream notes. A lively and lovely dinner companion at this stage of development. Happy President’s Day, y’all. — 5 days ago

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Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1987

Not quite up to other years of d’Yquem but still lovely of course. Lacking some acid on the finish. Overall less density and length than I was hoping. But the palate entry and overall aromatics are still incredible. — 10 days ago

Severn, Neil and 4 others liked this

Château Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

I have favoured Haut-Brion in blind tastings before, but not this time. This is not the most praised vintage by any means but still. Haut-Brion still comes with some expectations. It’s solid and well made, but fairly closed. There are of course signs of class and aristocracy shining through but too underwhelming at this occasion. — 4 days ago

Andrew, Fabian and 1 other liked this

Billecart-Salmon

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

She is red-fruit forward, she has brioche touches and sea salt nuances on the nose. The palate is that sort of balance there isn’t a proper word for but gosh it’s there. Finishes slightly toasty with a zip of lemon and a squeeze of cranberry. — 19 days ago

Jeroen, Bob and 9 others liked this

Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

Lovely wine. Dark fruit, lots of minerality. Still needs some air to open up. Tannins still strong, matched nicely with a ribeye for dinner. — 8 hours ago

Iwan, "Odedi" and 1 other liked this

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC)

La Tâche Pinot Noir 1978

This is sooo pretty. Light pink in color, the nose is so seductive. Pretty floral notes, cherry, dried flowers. Wildly complex and intense on the nose but so light and ethereal. The palate is lifted and pretty with raspberry, delicate spice and classic vosne flavors. This wine is so poised and pretty and ready to drink. Light but powerful. Fantastic — 2 days ago

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