Tushpa Wine Cellar

Ararat Valley Haghtanak 2016

My first Armenian wine. Made with Haghtanak grape, a Soviet-era hybrid between Armenian varietals and Georgian Saperavi. From vineyards in the Ararat Valley, 35 km west of Yerevan. Fermented in steel tanks and aged 7 months in Caucasian oak barrels. Dark ruby/purple color. Dark fruit, vanilla and oak on the nose. Some herbal notes. Full-bodied, big, quite bold and round on the palate. Pomegranate flavors. Tannic. Good value — 2 months ago

Château Léoville Poyferré

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Showing inflections of brett, which is indicative to the era in Bordeaux, in general. Otherwise, classic example. — 5 months ago

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Fritz Haag

Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Auslese Riesling 1993

Tom Elliot

Not a great vintage at Fritz Haag, but that doesn’t mean you don’t still get excellent wine. I’ve heard FH vintages of this era incorporate a lot of very young replanted vines. Perhaps that’s the issue. At 28 years there’s not much sweetness left, but, there’s sufficient delicacy, finesse, and nuance, to pull it through precisely with conviction. — 6 months ago

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Domaine Leflaive

Les Pucelles Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2004

Perhaps the last great vintage of the Pierre Morey era, 2004 shows its expected reduction but with so much more to offer. After a short time in the decanter it sings flaunting a floral freshness, lemon curd, honeysuckle and smoky minerals. The palate has amazing tension and purity with piercing citrusy acids and an incredibly persistent finish. Totally in the zone! — 2 months ago

Andrew, Matt and 6 others liked this

Kirin Ichiban

Komugi no Umami

Era perfetto per la sera in Big Island. Il nostro favarito veramente. — 6 months ago

Marchesi de' Frescobaldi

Lucente La Vite Toscana SuperTuscan Blend 2018

Nariz: Mora, arandano, ciruela, algo de vainilla, algo de tierra,

Boca: Tanino M/M+ pero sedosos, Acidez M, Alcohol M/M+.

Mejor que el 2015 en esta misma ventana que era muy astringente.
— 5 months ago

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Richard Desouche

Le P'tit Domaine Les Bonneveaux Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc 2015

Era pra ser mais incrível se não fosse a fruta sobremadura — 7 months ago

Otavio Yazbek
with Otavio
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Gérard Raphet

Les Champs Chenys Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 2019

14.5% essentially a California fruit bomb in French clothing. They are really loosing it the French. Cherry over the top. May be this will loose its fruit over time. Now I am not impressed especially vis-a-vis the 2019 Liaison Enderle & Moll. May be this had to be done with the high taxes imposed in the Trump era. — 3 months ago

Severn, Ira and 6 others liked this

Catherine et Pierre Breton

Trinch Bourgueil Cabernet Franc

Questo e’ molto popolare di mia moglie. Significa che e’ molto buono. Sarebbe il nature metodo, lei l’ha sentito. Era il sconto a Astor Wines, mi piace che l’ho preso con il prezzo basso. Quando lo trovo, lo prendo. — 7 months ago

Casa Vinicola Paride Chiovini

Sizzano Red Blend

Si conferma come nelle bottiglie precedenti, una tendenza a cambiare molto da bottiglia a bottiglia, sempre stesse annate. Questa volta era leggermente sull’osssidato è un sentore leggero di tappo. Anche il colore era meno vivace e più spento, già sul granato aranciato. — 6 months ago