Funk farmhouse that isn't sour. — a month ago
Bouquin-Dupont Vieille Reserve Extra Brut Grand Cru Champagne: Vibrant. Profound. Exhilarating. Comprised of 100% Chardonnay grapes and aged for an impressive 7 years sur lie (many of the world’s top Grand Cru Champagnes age for a similar length of time on the lees) this champagne displays rich & focused flavors and aromas. White peach, apricot, lime peel & kumquat to name a few. Overall, there’s an elegant intensity like no other in recent memory that I recall hence making this grand cru stunningly spot on. This is my kind of champagne! Cheers 🍾 — 4 months ago
Es lindo Maimará. Y hacen vino! Producto sencillo, honesto, amistoso. — 6 months ago
I just could not get my hands off this Red Mountain single vineyard Syrah.
The delicious ripe black fruit core is still pretty much intact while it continues to complexity and nuances. Rich and delicate at the same time on the palate. The bottle is hitting its strike right now.
— a month ago
I believe I mentioned it before but this is such a great wine. This is like a good glass of Meursault. Full bodied and rich. Pairing so nice with ham, salcicio or figues.
Last year I had the chance to drink a 2005 and that was sublime. Here is fruit, wood, acidity coming afterwards. — 4 months ago
Phenomenal. Tasting just the way a 10yr old cider should; complex and rich with a shocking amount of apple character. — 4 months ago
Yum!! What a delicious Barbera. Bold and richly fruity. Dangerously drinkable. Bought at The Mediterranean Way Market in Dupont Circle, DC. — 4 months ago
There's a great video on YT on what a Saison is. In short, it's a farmhouse ale (pale or sometimes red) that was historically served to farm workers as a clean source of hydration. Without any distinctive characters and lower in alcohol then, the "Saison" only really gained it's signature when the house in question came into the equation. Also, based on my research, the checkered "Vielle Provision" yellow labels are the export labels.
As it was here, the Dupont Brewery's Saison is generally cloudy, very carbonated via bottle conditioning, zesty and spicy, bitter with a hint of sour, and a dry hoppy finish. For me, this is truly "The beer for all seasons" - the flavours are just so versatile. Perfect for a warm summer afternoon in the park, yet complex enough to pair with a 3-star dish. — 7 months ago