Cuvée Du Vatican

Krug

Grande Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend

Andrew Holod
9.1

ID 314057 (just off one digit from pi)
Golrious balance. Cork was compressed and showing age, though I stored this in my cold cellar. Nose of yellow fruits and flowers. All of a piece, though feeling a bit spendy.
Happy Mother's day to my wife, paired w almond croissants and truffled eggs.
— 2 days ago

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Bodegas Avancia

Cuvée de O Valdeorras Godello 2016

This was tasty, rounded flavors, nice distinction from a lot of other whites, something I hope for from godellos. Have to get a couple more. — 5 days ago

Chris, Andrew and 1 other liked this

Domaine Tempier

Cuvée La Tourtine Bandol Mourvedre Blend 2008

Blackberry, Earth, red and black fruits, Tarry, Mineral, touch of barnyard - dead animal. Aged Bandol from a good site is something special and this hits the spot. Not experienced enough with the individual vineyard Cuvées but I believe Cabassaou is considered the superior over this and La Migoua. After a while Liquorice notes with heavy spices. An enjoyable experience. Love these ultra savoury reds. — 2 days ago

Peter, Jan and 23 others liked this

Cuvée du Vatican

Réserve Sixtine Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2003

Dark chocolate and licorice in wet woods. Great glass. — 16 days ago

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Cuvée du Vatican

Réserve de l'Abbé Côtes du Rhône White Rhone Blend 2018

The 2018 is similarly excellent like the previous vintage. Mineral structure laced through with good acidity and subtle orchard fruit for this #cotesdurhoneblanc blend. — 2 months ago

Neil liked this

Château Thivin

Cuvée La Chapelle Côte de Brouilly Gamay 2014

Lyle Fass
9.4

My favorite vintage of La Chapelle. Deep nose of forest floor, cranberry, floral notes, mineral, crushed rocks and specifically granite, very very aromatic. Like wow. Palate is bright and energetic, with terrific fruit, sap and intensity. What vivid fruit. Special wine. What a core of fruit and terrific juicy structure. Elegant tannins and terrific length. Sweet cherry fruit and so many rocks and minerals at the finish. Lingering and pure. Knockout. Has decades to go but a great bottle. — 2 days ago

Mike, Dawn and 13 others liked this

Château Lamartine

Cuvée Particulière Cahors Malbec 2016

90% Malbec, 10% Tannat .. Round, fleshy, with a delicious fruity trend of red fruits, plums, caramelized notes. Nice overall balance. the tannins line the mouth with delight. very good with desserts as much as dishes in sauce or southwest of France. (Cassoulet for example).. — 3 days ago

Ira, Éric and 8 others liked this

Chappellet

Mountain Cuvée Proprietor's Blend 2018

First Chappellet wine. Dark color. Like violets and dark crimson rose petals with a sheen and sparkle. Smells ripe with plums and fresh herbs. Flavor is classic Napa, but complex and silky smooth like an MJ fall-away. Very drinkable and soft for a 2018. It’s got a dark chocolate and cola element as well. It’s very good, just expected it to be a bit more dynamic. It’s good with food. — a day ago

Rhonely and Douglas liked this

Mumm Napa

Cuvée M

Pretty good for a mimosa! Happy Mother’s Day! — 16 days ago

Eric, Bryan and 7 others liked this