Gaillac, Southwest France

Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 2002

Extremely fine mousse, possibly the finest I’ve ever seen. Aromas of lemon, lime and honey. Amazingly fresh and vibrant for a 21 year old wine. On the palate medium plus intensity. Notes of over ripe mouldy apple. Jancis gave this 20/20 which is Off the Charts for her. She said that they started to measure glycerol levels from 2001, and 2002 has been the highest glycerol Dom P ‘by a mile’. An interesting comment. Were they only comparing to 2001? The following day the Lime and Honey dominated still. It would be interesting to taste this next to the 2002 P2. The latter probably fresher still and more mineral. — 3 days ago

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Ceccherini Cristiano

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I remember frenzy when this 2002 was released, people would buy the more they could.
I recall a small producer wondering how DP could make a million or more bottles of such extraordinary Champagne.
Bob McDonald

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The consistency is truly incredible Cec. 👌👌

Château Latour

Premier Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

Medium deep ruby core , medium wide ruby garnet rim . Quite slow and fat tears. Quite exotic nose , slightly high toned, lots of ripe spicy blackcurrant , dark cherry , blackberry and underneath a grafite and earthy note , marine scents also . On the palate round, ripe and sweet dark fruits, blackcurrant , blackberry and dark cherry , touches of grafite and cigar box. Surprisingly good , even refreshing acidity , ripe ample tannins; there is great intensity here. Balanced alcohol even though it is quite decadent and rich, lots of glycerin . Very long and succulent but balanced finish with touches of mineral and tobacco. The plumpness and exoticism does come across as pretty atypical for Latour , though it is a real success for the vintage and an undeniably enjoyable wine. Drinking ok now , with a decant of an hour or two but really did improve over the 5 hours we had it open. Will obviously last and improve over the next 20 years and I’m sure go further still . — 13 days ago

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Château Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

Medium ruby red , still quite youthful , wide garnet rim . After a 2 hour decant , very attractive on the nose , tobacco , spicy blackcurrant , cedar and a grafite, earthy touches, roasted coffee . On the palate , lovely spicy blackcurrant and blackberry , redcurrant notes , very nice refreshing acidity , powdery tannins that are quite present still. Very elegant and refined , lovely balance . Those cigar box , tobacco notes return on the long satisfying finish , along with an iron filling , earthy note . This benefitted definitely from the decant , and is at the beginning of its drinking window, though the tannins are still present, it will probably improve over the next 5-10 years and last at least a further 5-10 . Worth seeking out . — 10 days ago

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Brut Champagne Blend 2002

Yeasty and soft on the nose. Subtle lemon and minerality. Beautifully balanced soft and intense. Lovely — 4 days ago

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Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Black olive, rye crust, bran, olive wood, wood ear, black currant, cassis, and gravel nose. Black and tart cherries, rose stem, mulberry, cassis, mocha cigar, baking chocolate, plum skins. Elegant, if a little closed.

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Jacques Selosse

Initial Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

2012 base vintage. Lovely bright lemon and slate. A peachy, fleshy note. Vivid and clear. Kinda dramatic and showy but with real substance and great acidity. Wow. — 15 days ago

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Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

From a half bottle.
Perfect for a lazy afternoon.
— 7 days ago

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Jeroen Koenen

Jeroen Koenen

Ben bij je om de hoek, Jan! 🤓
Jan A

Jan A

Toevallig Lauswolt? Was ik gisteren nl ook nog...
Jeroen Koenen

Jeroen Koenen

Yep, idd! En wij waren er gisteren ook…🥸

Château Margaux

Premier Grand Cru Classé Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2001

The sleeper vintage. Simply just ready to go, holding nothing back as it wafts from the glass and the decanter with layers of cassis, cedar, violets and licorice. This is a wine of texture, as Margaux should be, and indeed its greatest attribute on this occasion. Liquid cashmere in the mouth with melting tannins, it’s sensual and elegant, caressing the palate with each sip, leading to its black truffle and mineral inflicted finale that keeps on going. Excellent showing tonight, and for my tastes drinking at its apogee. — 5 days ago

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Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend 2002

This is so fresh but definitely in the drinking window.Some ripe bright fruit. Lemon oil, a touch of stone fruit, limestone. Great acidity and a lovely Pinot heft — 13 days ago

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Château Palmer

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1961

Lower level bottle but still alive and kicking . So elegant and refined with dried red flowers , mulberry , graphite , liquid minerals , burnt sugar blood orange . The palate is elegant yet powerful with tons of dry extract and a little tannins still. I imagine a perfect bottle would be truly incredible but this bottle was pretty darn good . — 11 days ago

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