France

Domaine des Rutissons

La Bete Vin de France Red Blend 2018

Lyle Fass
9.1

What a nose. Mondeuse like but made from many wacky grapes. Fresh and deep .More later.

After 4 hours open.

Nose is dusty earthy and loads of berry fruit. Mineral and precise with just loads of fruit on the nose. So pure. Palate has loads of crunchy berry fruit that is blue and black with light tannin and terrific freshness. Sappy and even a little complex. Great value.
— a day ago

Josh, Aravind and 8 others liked this

Billecart-Salmon

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

David T
9.3

It has been a great day hanging out with my love & best friend for Valentines Day. If I could give anyone young enough advise on selecting partner, marry your best friend you love. Greater degree of happiness & success. ❤️😍😘🥰

Love you Sofia and raise a glass of one of our favorite N/V Rosé Bubbles in celebration. Cheers! 🍾🥂

Happy Valentines Days everyone. Hope you are with the wine & one you love the most.

@Oswald
— 3 days ago

Ryan, Sofia and 32 others liked this
Sofia Jalilie

Sofia Jalilie

Happy Valentine's day sweetheart🥂😘

Domaine Bordenave

Cuvée des Dames Jurançon Gros Manseng 2007

100% Petit Manseng. Solid not great. Focused fruits. Not too sweet. Acidity is holding up. A bit of bitter on the finish which detracted from it. — 8 days ago

Bob, Clive and 1 other liked this

Agnès et René Mosse

Bangarang Pineau D'Aunis Grolleau Noir 2018

Fresh and fruity with some spice and a perfect dose of Brett makes this a delicious solo quaffer and delightful with a wide variety of lighter fare. $20 steal. — 7 days ago

Alex Spoto
with Alex
Alex, Chris and 6 others liked this

Le Grand Courtage

Grand Cuvée Blanc de Blancs Brut Chardonnay Blend

John W
9.6

Pale yellow coloration. On the nose, pear, citrus and florals. On the palate, pear, citrus, apple, with a sweet finish. Nice balance between sweetness and acidity with sweetness winning in the end. — 2 days ago

Fabien Jouves

Cochon de Dieu Malbec

Fresh and crisp "natural" wine, putting the fruit (100% Malbec) in the spotlight. Fresh black fruit, liquorice, roasted notes. Easy to drink and friendly. open 2 hours before tasting. — 2 months ago

Adam, Mike and 4 others liked this

Trimbach

Alsace Pinot Blanc 2017

David T
8.9

Our wine tonight to pair with my Spicy Asian Lettuce Wraps. Just enough sweetness (not overpowering at all) that handled the mid spiciness of our wraps.

The nose reveals, ripe; golden & some green apple, pear, more pineapple juice than flesh, white citrus, blend, orange/tangerine & stone fruit. Honeysuckle, beeswax, ginger notes, white, slightly sweet, spice, somewhat elegant minerals, wet river stones, saline, gun powder/flintiness, not quite petrol with yellow flowers/lilies & some mixed greens.

The palate is full, round, thick and slightly gluey-waxy. Delicious & easy to sip. Ripe; golden & some green apple, pear, more pineapple juice than flesh, white citrus blend, orange/tangerine, green melon, white & yellow peach and apricots. Honeysuckle, beeswax, ginger notes, white, slightly sweet, spice, somewhat elegant minerals, wet river stones, saline, gun powder/flintiness, not quite petrol notes with yellow flowers/lilies & some mixed greens. If you like cool climate acidity, you’ll love this Pinot Blanc. It’s like a rushing, clean, mountain stream. The finish is; ripe, rich, well balanced and refreshingly delicious.

Quite a nice wine & QPR.

Photos of; Anne & Jean Trimbach, their ancient large oak vats lined with tartaric crystals and Trimbach. The whole area is a blend of German & French architecture.

Additional notes; Alsace changed hands twice (French & Germany) over two World Wars. Alsace has also had two rebuild their vineyards twice after German tanks crushed their vineyards during both World Wars. Further ransacked & drank their wine cellars. If you know anything about how long it takes to replant and mature vines to get usable fruit (7 years minimum), it is a tremendous financial burden, if not disaster for wine producers.
— 16 days ago

Tom, Eric and 28 others liked this
Philip Patston

Philip Patston

Fantastic review! Thanks for sharing

Alexandre Dalet

Rasemotte Syrah 2018

second bottle still as amazing! 100% Syrah, Carbonic maceration, without added sulphites (very little), unfiltered, without inputs ... a very modern wine: fresh, crunchy, expressing the fruit above all ... explosion of fruit and flowers in a silky texture on the palate, magnificent finish — 19 days ago

Douglas, Tegan and 1 other liked this

Ruinart

Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2006

A Valentines Day tipple with the missus and what a beautiful Champagne it was. Pale Lemon in colour with an ultra fine persistent bead. Aromas of sweet citrus, Nougat, mineral, toast, honey and stone fruit which transfer through to the palate. Needless to say marvellous complexity in this 100% Chardonnay. Fermented in stainless steel and given a full malolactic fermentation. Dosage 4.5 grams per Litre. Disgorged October 2016. One of the 1001 wines and a wonderful treat from Champagne’s oldest firm. Made entirely from Chardonnay Grand Crus. — 3 days ago

Scott, Ira and 16 others liked this

Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 1982

Not the best bottle of this I’ve had. The bubbles soon subside but the wine itself is rather lovely. Some coffee, dried fruits, hints of sherry but it’s not dead. There’s still lovely balance and poise. Some good acidity and a sense of harmony to this. Just doesn’t have the vivacity and energy if the best of these. — 2 days ago

Bex GreenNaoko Dalla Valle
with Bex and Naoko
Mike, Severn and 3 others liked this