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Domaine Durand (Eric & Joel Durand)

Les Coteaux St. Joseph Syrah 2019

Wow, tasted over three nights, really rich and velvety on the palate, lovely every sip — 2 days ago

Domaine Durand (Eric & Joel Durand)

Premices Cornas Syrah 2018

Excellent value — 2 months ago

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Ridge Vineyards

40th Anniversary Vintage Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1992

Very special Monte Bello, best I’ve had, rich and layered with age, nose was redolent of old leather and soft spice, smokey red fruit. Silk on the palate. Finish never ended. Superb. Could go a few more years easily but cork (not the one pictured) required the Durand so likely drink soon. — a year ago

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Coming off the heels of the 91. This 92 is sensational. Cheers to you.

Domaine Xavier Durand

Corton Rognet Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2015

Lite knutet inledningsvis, sen djup komplex doft med viol och mörka körsbär. Ungt vi fortfarande dock. — 17 days ago

Domaine Durand (Eric & Joel Durand)

Confidence Cornas Syrah 2009

Powerful and elegant. I really needed to have steak with this but mistakenly had salad. It probably would have gotten a higher rating from me with steak or lamb. It’s just the right age now, and is still strong. A good choice for Syrah. — 2 months ago

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Domaine Durand (Eric & Joel Durand)

Empreintes Cornas Syrah 2018

Color of saturated purple, quite enticing, and a bit bubbly. Nice legs. Nose of dark fruits, like dark skin ripe grapes, blackberry, a bit minty, a bit tobacco leaves, hint of cocoa, and indeed some citrus. Taste is mouthful and follows the nose, with addition of refined sweetness, and some bitter graphite. Aftertaste is also silky. Good Syrah except a bit overpowering bitterness. — 9 months ago

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Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1975

Last of the ‘75s. Mid-shoulder. Mature but not over the hill. Well, maybe starting a gentle decline. Another triumph for the Durand corkscrew. — a year ago

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Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Got to christen the Durand tonight. — a month ago

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@Brandon Beldengreen-Karas Love seeing that sediment

Château Durand-Laplagne

Les Terres Rouges Puisseguin-St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

Loved this wine. Very tannic and full bodied. Dark fruits on the nose with subtle herbal (rosemary?) and leather notes. Blackberry and dark cherry on the palette. Stood up well to a Moroccan chicken dinner. Would love to have again — 5 months ago

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Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Chapelle Hermitage Syrah 2000

The weekend upon us and we're hosting another dinner party for a couple of friends. Tonight's theme was Rhone wine, so good stuff on deck, with age.

Notes pending... (Entertaining guests first 😉)

Absolutely perfect, yet only coming into it's zone, decade to go here...

Notes from +24H open:
Nose has ripe cherry, dried cherry, dried blackberry, red velvet cake, ripe plum and dry, mineral-ly earth.

Palate has silky-sweet cherry, ripe red currant, (light) cigar wrapper, dried cherry, faint eucalyptus, faint wood notes, dry earth, faint iron notes on the long finish. Mild tannins persist today. Expect to enjoy this vintage another +10Y when held in proper storage.

This bottle was singing at the top of its register last night, slightly diminished today. Absolutely perfect cork, no Durand required for extraction. Acquired a mere two years ago, from a local retailer beginning to close down his shop. He purchased a case on release, stored in his cold cellar; when I got to hunting it only a single bottle remained.

I've had the 2000 vintage before, and it was a treat in a more youthful stage, but a delicacy with our meal last night. We baked a 3lb beef tenderloin (Kinderhook Farm; Valatie, NY) coated in an herb paste then an herbed panko crumb crust with parmesan. About a 50m cook, 30m rest yeilded a perfect 130° center. Served alongside smashed potatoes and roasted brussel sprouts with thick cut bacon. We had fantastic company, connecting again with a wine trade friend and his wife after a few years break in our dining schedules.
— a year ago

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It did a pretty good job last night!
Joseph Barsky

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Best cave tour on our visit to this area. Amazing history as well.
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@Joseph Barsky We haven't visited the Rhone yet, but Jaboulet will be on my short list of must visits the next time we're in France again.