Enjoyed this. Had Jan 2021 — a day ago
I really like this wine. It has a good mouth feel, some sweetness but not too much, juicy with a dry finish. There’s a lightness to it but also some structure. It’s quite elegant. Notes of elderflower. — 2 months ago
Only 1911 bottles made!
100% Pinot Noir!
This is Bottle 1474 de la Cuvée 87, Dégorgée à Bouzy, le 01-07-2020
From Gabriel Gold Edition glas.
Paired with Oysters 🦪 Fine Claires and Zeeuwse Creuses.
On the nose apple, pear, hazelnuts, brioche, honey, toast, Full bodied palate with lovely fruit flavors, chalky mineralty, crispy and complex, fine acidity, roasted almonds, refined mousse. 95DSP — 2 months ago
2019 vintage. Château Barrail Tapon, Montagne Saint Emilion. As this is the fourth impeccable wine with amazing value mentioning "vignobles Gabriel & co" this week, it seems safe to say that it is a quality label. This one is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc and it's juicy, fruity and fresh with ripe tannin and good length. Another great value at less than 7 euros. — 3 months ago
I can’t overstate my love for the Cordier stable in the 1980s and this reinforces that passion. From a 375 ml bottle in a Gabriel Glas Gold, savory leather and a streak of mint play off brooding dark currant to deliver fine depth. It initially seemed a little dilute, but 30 minutes of air brought out the fine tannin and acidic structure it needed to frame the flavors. While fine on its own, it really took off when paired with a prime ribeye. A terrific final red for this challenging year. — 20 days ago
Terrific pairing with a smoked turkey! — 2 months ago
Cheap and cheerful — 2 months ago
Nose has honey, juiced lemon/orange, oxidized apple, warm toffee, dried coconut, sea spray, light Sherry notes, shellac flakes, old wood planks, sawdust, browning butter and roasted tree nuts.
Palate has dried lemon, old wax, toasted pistachio, honey, butterscotch dipped yellow apple with flaked sea salt, candied lemon and an incredible finish. Long with fine acidity, non-stop, oxidative notes but not overindulgent. Decanted +2H, continuing its development on our glasses (Gabriel-Glas StandArt tonight).
This wine is perfect shape and still has many years in front of it; 2030+ in proper storage. Quite possibly one of the finest bottles of any blanc we've enjoyed this year, certainly in a top five for 2020. A great example of why Portugal's blanc offerings need so many years of rest, the reward is substantial. — a month ago
What a surprise..!
This is a very noteworthy wine in this vintage.
Dark colour - black core. Upon opening it shows wonderful notes of grilled meat, roasted capsicum and herbs, coffee, chocolate, incense and blackberries. Tannines are wonderfully integrated and there is a lovely savory quality on the palate. Only slightly rustic, this CF-heavy (!) Saint Emilion is drinking beautifully now.
René Gabriel was right. It’s quite remarkable.
4 hrs after opening, warming up a little bit, it even improves...! — 2 months ago
Nose has oxidized yellow apple slice, dried papaya, candied pineapple, hay bale, cold candle wax, oak shavings and buttercream.
Palate has dried pineapple, dehydrated lemon, pineapple cake, limestone sand with a very long finish.
Lightest color of yellow in the Gabriel Glas, by far the least visually oxidized version of this wine of all prior. Fresh as a Spring day! — 3 months ago