Furmint Blend

Bollinger

Special Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend

A standard that still brings excitement and drama. Medium gold color with plenty of small bubbles. The nose is wonderful with a ton of apples and baked bread. Nice floral accents to match the dried cherry and blackberry notes. Really, really nice.

Composed of the three traditional grapes and injected with a nice bit of reserve wines, this is just one of those bottles that’s always right on time. Powerful, muscular, masculine, and sleek. Lovely fruit on the tongue and an elegant mouthfeel. A classic for a reason.
— 18 days ago

Severn, Tom and 3 others liked this
Tom Casagrande

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Love the glass!
Trixie

Trixie

Gorgeous!🥂

Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2019

Ron R
9.3

Classic super Tuscan. Already in the drinking zone. Plush, round and dense in the mouth. Nose is attenuated with hints of barrel toast. Mid palate is almost honied. Medium tannins with soft acidity. Nice long tail to finish. Almost no acidity to talk about. I’m not sure this can be cellared for too long.
Kesté, NYC.
— 4 days ago

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Deborah M

Deborah M

Those normally are good for at least 10+ years. Surprised this is drinking so well so young!
Jody Scharf

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business is good 👍

Château Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 1985

La suite, un 85 qui est à point, les notes classique d’un Bordeaux de 38 ans. De belles notes tabac, boite à cigare, terre humide, champignons. Belle finesse, belle longueur. — 12 days ago

Ira, Romain and 1 other liked this

Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

1.5 hour decant(little fine/cloudy sediment). A majestic deep ruby red color. On the nose: perfumed nose of plum, smoked meat, old leather, eucalyptus, burnt cedar, green veggie. Taste: smooth, slightly creamy, elegant, structured wine with black plum, currants, herbaceous, nutty chocolate, leather, graphite and a long peppery savory dry finish. YUM!

The financial crisis and excess wine to sell had the 08 1st growths all priced less than $200 a bottle so I bought a bunch.  At 15 years,  it's finally time to check em all out. This Mouton is a nice start.
— 3 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
Brenda, Jason and 29 others liked this
Nicolas Greinacher

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Loving the background 😉
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

@Nicolas Greinacher Yep, gotta use those empty wood cases for something and I have a perfect concrete block wall in the basement I glue em onto. Cheers!

Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 2006

Apple, limestone, some sweetness. Nice a acidity. This is settled and tasty — 12 days ago

Bex Green
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Shay, Bob and 8 others liked this

Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Did not disappoint. Slight pear drops on the nose when first opened, but soon disappeared and a lovely ripe and ready wine — 2 days ago

Dawn, Eric and 5 others liked this

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

Medium ruby still , with some light bricking on the rim . Surprisingly open when opened , tobacco with mixed red fruits , truffle , grafite , lovely definition , touch of blackcurrant and marine , oyster shell . On the palate good weight and mostly ripe red fruits , almost like a fruit jelly in style , but with great acidity and balance , noticeable rounded fine tannins on the finish . Good length , tobacco and mineral notes . Great now , gets better , really grows in the glass . Now and for the next 15 years I would imagine . — 2 days ago

Daron, Alan and 4 others liked this

Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1996

Delectable Wine
9.7

The 1996 Lafite-Rothschild is the strongest wine from the First Growth in that decade. This bottle, served blind and ex-château in Bordeaux, is so precociously backward that I estimate it to be half its age. Blackberry, cedar and graphite are here as usual, though this bottle has even more intensity than the one served at the estate in 2018. The palate is brilliantly balanced with fine tannins and very intense graphite-infused fruit; there's just a touch more fruité on the finish. Superb. (Neal Martin, Vinous, January 2023) — 6 days ago

Peter, Lyle and 3 others liked this

Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2020

Nose : closed. Hints of lilacs and blackberry flowers.

Palate : very mineral. Sweet small berry blackberries. Really elegant. Focused. Terrific.

Long grippy finish.
— 7 days ago

Andrew, Alex and 6 others liked this
Vino Joe

Vino Joe

So young!

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2000

2000 vintage. Briar, earth and slight brickish nose. Color as if bottled yesterday. Light-medium/medium body. Throwing some serious sed. Decanted for two hours and a little watery on the concentration but plenty of fruit. I suspect this would have fared better with a six hour decant/lounge sesh. Also follows on the heels of last week’s tasting of the massive and undying 1990 vintage so there’s that. — 5 days ago

Jan, Peter and 24 others liked this