Domaine Fernand Engel

Domaine Fernand Engel

Praelatenberg de Kintzheim Alsace Grand Cru Riesling 2014

Medium gold in color, the honeyed nose shows apricot, minerally/earthy “petrol” notes, and almost a Semillon-like lanolin note. Rich in the mouth and off-dry (like a German Feinherb), it’s got deep fruit and earth flavors and is quite full-bodied (14%), with a little alcohol showing at the tail end of the finish. Not a delicate-styled Riesling by any stretch. It’s the kind of Riesling that will go better with white meats than anything from river or sea. — 2 months ago

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Tom Casagrande

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@David L @Dawn E. @Severn Goodwin They’re Bormioli InAlto I bought several years ago (at Marshall’s of all places, I think). I love how they concentrate the nose of a wide range of wines. Unfortunately I’m down to my last 2, which my wife and I use when it’s just us. I’m not sure they’re even produced anymore. I should check (but my wife says we have too many wine glasses already!).
Dawn E.

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@Tom Casagrande thank you much appreciated!
Severn Goodwin

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Thanks @Tom Casagrande I'm with you on the wine glass collection dilemma...

Domaine Fernand Engel

Altenberg de Bergheim Alsace grand cru Gewürztraminer 2015

Yeah, what a wine. Full ripe tropical fruits, creamy vanilla with a light hint of caramel sweetness. Orange zest bitters. Quite sweet but just enough citrus sour to prevent it from becoming too thick. Mached excellent with the spicy lintal coconut dal for diner. But standalone it is even better. — 6 months ago

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Fernand & Laurent Pillot

Chassagne-Montrachet Chardonnay 2018

Smooth, subtle. Great minerality. — 6 months ago

Domaine Fernand Girard

La Coulee Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2019

This is a good sipper and good with food. Enjoyable. WF — 3 months ago

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Tom Casagrande

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That’s a very “red” looking label for a white!
Tracy Hall

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@Tom Casagrande You made me look! The label does look very much like a red wine.

Mongeard-Mugneret

Grands-Echezeaux Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1983

I got handed this to open and the comment was that most likely it was gone
It was a gift, who knows how kept
However these are the best surprises
Never had a Grand Echezeaux this good and aged. Only Rene Engel left me a better memory
— 6 months ago

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Fernand Cina

Rèze Fût de Chêne White Blend

Really unusual, great balance with a lot of sweetness but a punch of acidity for balance. The oak adds a nice complexity and softened tannic finish. There is a baking spice, clove, peach pie aspect. Like a non-dessert Sauternes to drink with a main course. — 10 months ago

Barbara Gazley
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Fernand & Laurent Pillot

Les Grandes Ruchottes Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2002

Generally would agree that this wine doesn’t come off with a lot of classic umph that one might expect from 1er Cru but the 1er Cru terroir of chassagne is there undoubtedly and this does give way to the classic opinion that Puligny is usually more overtly pleasurable than Chassagne. It is complicated by mineral with a nice tropical inflection and a subtle energy but it is not explosive. I enjoyed this with many different good foods and had a lovely time as always with a noble Chardonnay like this. Enjoyable and delicious and evolved nicely over 3 days with sushi, noodles, pork, and lots of vegetables. — 3 months ago

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Domaine Fernand Girard

La Garenne Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Light crisp refreshing. With a semi-sharp bite at the end. — 4 months ago

Neal Ferry
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Neal Ferry

Neal Ferry

Sublime it is....
8.8
Neal Ferry

Neal Ferry

Sublime it is....
Neal Ferry

Neal Ferry

Sublime it is....

Domaine Fernand Girard

La Garenne Sancerre Pinot Noir 2017

Supple & refreshing. Ripe fruit, medium acid, low tannins. Cranberry, sour cherry. Lovely bistro wine. — 6 months ago

Alsu Shakirova
with Alsu
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