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Commune of Buttons

Kikuya Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir

Jaz
9.1

Fresh, acidic Pinot bit of whole bunchy but not too much — 5 months ago

Crissante Alessandria

del comune di La Morra Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

For those who like more aromatic and floral Barolo's, this one's for you. And yet, this is not a shy Barolo: very big violet, menthol, sage, and tobacco, coupled with cherry-almond fruit. But, nothing over-extracted here. This may be the perfect expression of fruit from the beautiful commune of La Morra. Wonderful. Could hold for 10+ years, but delicious now with air. SommSelect — 9 months ago

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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC)

Romanée-Conti Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2016

The commune we have all been waiting for - Vosne Romanee. The first of 6 Grand Crus tasted blind. In 2 of the 3 previous tastings the first wine in this group has been the DRC RC and when I sampled the breathtaking quality of this wine I was thinking they have done it again. A couple of experts in the group felt the 2 DRC wines were at #1 and #4 This proved to be correct. My notes - Perfume of violets, pepper and Asian Spices. A perfect palate of both feminine charm and latent power ... unbelievable. The La Tache usually shows as more voluptuous in these tastings but not in 2016. I normally don’t have this much left in my glass after the wine has been identified so this was quite a luxury. Just wonderful. As Clive Coates MW said - the yardstick with which to judge all other Burgundies. It is easy to think with the 1000 year history, and the stone cross that there is something spiritual and other worldly about this wine. The consensus from all 12 tasters was that this was the best of the Vosne Romanee tasting and therefore of the whole 34 Grand Crus tasted. Only 440 dozen produced for the world. — a year ago

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No other way to say it
Jealous
Bob McDonald

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@Mike R Yes Mike, these group tastings are the way to go rather than forking out at best $8000AUD for a bottle and hoping you can live another 20 years to enjoy at its peak 😀🍷

Etienne Bécheras

Le Prieuré d'Arras Saint-Joseph Syrah 2015

100% Syrah from vines that’s are 10-65 years old and managed manually for the most part. Fermented in concrete and aged for two years in barrels of various sizes but mostly larger (225L-600L). Popped and poured. This bottle took about ten minutes to open but when it did, ohhhhh baby! On the nose it was a mix of blue fruits, dark cherry, and a high end yoga studio...you know, the ones with incense of sandalwood, gardenia and bergamot...basically everything but the patchouli. On the palate, things got even more interesting with firm blue fruits, tart dark cherries, lightly spiced meats and minerals. The finish lasts for five minutes. In fact, there is crazy effect after a couple of minutes that reminds me of Acmella oleracea (Sichuan buttons or buzz buttons). Absolutely wild! Never had a wine do that. No doubt, this is a Saint-Joseph of the highest level. Definitely a producer to keep an eye out for. — 6 months ago

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Love the originality of your nose...the yoga studio 👍🙃 lovely to read
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@Jay Kline Wow, sounds great. Never even conceived of a wine with ma la flavor. Will have to look out for this.
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@Peter van den Besselaar Ha! Thanks...it’s an association thing so I figure I might as well share exactly what it reminds me of. @Josh Morgenthau the Sechuan button thing is crazy but I wasn’t the only one who remarked at it.

Ferdinando Principiano

Barolo del Commune di Serralunga d'Alba Nebbiolo 2015

Elegant, approachable Barolo. Florals and cherries throughout. As much acidity to the structure as there is tannin. Picks up weight & complexity with dinner (roast leg of lamb) and air. Excellent. — 9 months ago

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@Anthony Lombardi I had a 2005 Premier Cru Les Cazetiers a few months ago and wished I had left it for a few more years. 2005 seems to be a real keeper of a vintage.
Bob McDonald

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Sorry Anthony. My comments were meant for your Charmes Chambertin.
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Severn Goodwins Charmes Chambertin. Sorry Severn and Anthony - I will get it right eventually!

Domaine du Nozay

Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2017

$35
Very politely hits all of my buttons for Sancerre. Mineral, acidic, lime, Asian fruits, and a fascinating, mossy, “pond water” quality.
— 8 months ago

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Fattoria Selvapiana

Chianti Rùfina Sangiovese Blend 2015

Surprisingly transparent - I’m used to much more color to Chianti and perhaps even more so from my preferred commune of Rufina. Still, classic flavors, and though I almost hate myself for saying this, it was pretty good with spicy pizza. — 9 months ago

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Commune of Buttons

Basket Range Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2017

Light almost effervescent when poured — 9 months ago

Domaine Bachelet-Monnot

La Fussière Maranges 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2017

Beautifully aromatic Pinot Noir from Domaine Bachelet-Monnot in Dezizes-les-Maranges, southernmost commune of the Côte de Beaune in Burgundy, from several different plots on predominantly calcareous soils in La Fussière 1er Cru. Fresh, structured, precise. Candy (jelly beans or bubble gum?) and coffee liquor in nose. Redcurrant, lingonberries — 10 months ago

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