November’s 4th Friday was a big hit. There is no way I’ll be able to upload all the wines, nor give them the reviews they deserve, but there were a few worthy of mentioning!
Wow! A stunner at this age, just as good as the ‘03 right now but with more in reserve. Powerful. Floral aromatics with a streak of yeast down the middle. Great mousse and extremely energetic on the palate. Lightly buttered English biscuits, powdered lemon bar, classic crushed limestone with warm fruits like golden delicious apples. Just beginning to open. Thanks @joe leatherwood — 2 days ago
Thanksgiving mazf — 5 days ago
Showing brilliantly at twenty seven years of age, the 1992 Dom Perignon leads with its macadamia nut, wild mushroom and peat moss tones that mingle with the delightful effervescence that still remains. With a light dusting of salinity, flinty undertones, delivering good mid-palate weight and freshness, this glorious, vinous wine is right at its peak and will provide drinking enjoyment for at least another decade. Drink 2019-2029- 94 — 5 days ago
2007 Ruinart Blanc de Blancs. Drank while decorating tree. Lovely, crisp wine. Apples on the nose. — 4 days ago
Pale strawberries, red apple skin, fruit scone... balanced and elegant on the palate. — 14 days ago
My first case purchases were Dom Pegau and Beaucastel, ‘98s. I was a complete novitiate, but I loved Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This is the last of those. I was sure it wouldn’t show well. Boy was I wrong. This is elegant and gorgeous. Soft and delicate. Loads of tertiary development but not of that pruney too-old-you-should-have-opened-this-earlier stuff. As emotional a glass of wine as I’ve had. Brilliant. 98 for a ‘98. — 11 days ago