France

Domaine Inebriati

Ileor Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2017

CS & Merlot. If you can get past the aggressive acids, this interesting, dry little number would be a great pairing with savory, fatty foods. Charcuterie comes to mind. — 19 hours ago

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Chanterêves

L'Intrus Red Blend 2017

All the joys of a fresh syrah! Juicy fruit, light on the palate and has just that hint of smokiness on the finish. LOVE IT! — 8 days ago

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Billecart-Salmon

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

David T
9.3

Feet up and game on In the lounge. Time to kick it off with some BSR. Ahhhh!

Showing some leaner & more restrained fruits of; strawberries, watermelon near the rind, cherries, orange citrus-blood orange, tangerine, pink grapefruit with a splash of sugar and black cherries. Still showing their signature, soft, powdery, chalkiness with an edge of a razor. Seashell fossil, sea spray-saline, baguette crust, pink roses and florals. The acidy is always crisp and dead on for my palate. The long, rich, well balanced, polished finish persists nicely.

Photos of; one of their Grand Cru vineyards at sunset, two shots inside the House of Billecart and their beautifully manicured grounds.
— 4 days ago

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Louis Jadot

Domaine Gagey "Le Chapitre" Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2015

Prior notes still apply, wonderful bottle!

Nose has bright spring cherry (supermarket not farmers market) and a tinge of alcohol.
Palate has gravel-cherry, sweet, this started quite tannic but mellowed a bit in the decanter (2Hr). Drinking quite nice for an everyday Pinot, not overly complicated, but enjoyable.

A good pairing with Spaghetti Squash lasagna tonight, with our homemade tomato sauce. (A fun dish with heavily roasted squash, but we still need to fine tune the reduction of its liquid. The Squash has a lot of moisture, and we need to get more out on future versions. Third time is the charm, right?)
— 4 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Had Lamb chops with my Cabernet today, not Pizza Hut. So good!
Severn Goodwin

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Lamb's are so cute and ever more tasty!
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Well you have to catch them first! A lot faster than they look😳

European Cellars

Novellum Chardonnay 2017

Need to throw a cheapie in once in awhile, for a regular price of $10.00 - $12.00 its a multi case buy. Nice new oaked Chardonnay glass from Riedel
— 11 hours ago

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David T

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I’ve actually been to Checkpoint Charlie. Hope you brought a coat, it’s cold there this time of year!
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

The places that show up on locations🤷🏼‍♂️

Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Rosé 2008

At the Come Taste the Stars Dinner hosted by Tyson Stelzer. Tyson was gobsmacked by this Champagne giving it 100 points. The colour was Salmon with a touch of copper. Strawberry notes with rose petals. Louis Roederer have been working hard on their biodynamic regime in the vineyard. Biodynamics create greater vigour in the vine allowing the roots to penetrate deeper into the chalk. Incredible depth length and precision - stays in the mouth for minutes. Only 31 bottles came to Australia and 8 bottles used up on this dinner. One could write pages about the production techniques used in this Rose Champagne - like Carbonic Maceration of the Pinot bunches by Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon the winemaker. At Montrachet Restaurant in Brisbane. — 6 days ago

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Clive McNish

Clive McNish

Nice set of reviews 🥂
Bob McDonald

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Thanks Clive - 3 more to go.
Clive McNish

Clive McNish

Saw the rest, that’s a top evening.

Jean François Ganevat

Cuvée Madelan Nature Gamay

Maintaining complexity and balance with a touch of frizzante. I prefer previous flatter versions, but just slightly. — 15 days ago

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Peter, Ceccherini and 19 others liked this

Domaine Inebriati

Nerei Un Vin Blanc 2017

SB & UB. Nose is super funky, tending toward astringent. Palate is more balanced, weighty, tart and dry. Truly interesting bottling here! — 19 hours ago

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Jean François Ganevat

Y'a Bon the Canon Gamay Blend

Totally delicious. Gamay plus pu pu platter of indigenous varietals. Carbonic spritz, red berries, currants, pink peppercorns and a nice topnote of funk — 5 days ago

Pooneet, Severn and 9 others liked this

Krug

Vintage Brut Champagne Blend 2004

At the Come Taste the Stars Dinner hosted by Tyson Stelzer. The 6 th and final Champagne and what better way to finish than with the power of a Vintage Krug. 39% Chardonnay, 37% Pinot Noir and 24% Pinot Meunière ; aged more than 11 years on Lees. This is one of the rare vintages of Krug to have more Chardonnay than Pinot Noir. Malic acid to the fore with crunchy green Apple notes. Tastes amazingly young and fresh - aiming for a long living style. Noticeable acidity finishing very dry. Tyson says at 15 years of age that it needs another 15 to reach its full potential. The French Somm at Montrachet told me this was his favourite of the 6 stellar champagnes. Powerful but retains its elegance incredibly. — 6 days ago

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