Gascony, Southwest France

Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 2013

Some specials on today at the Chelsea lounge at JFK. Thought I’d ask and look what we got. It doesn’t have as much of the typical Dom taste for me and it is still very very young, definitely still a baby. Great nose and packs a lot of citrusy flavors - they will certainly mellow over the years. Not a bad rendition, not quite hitting the super high marks with me right now, but very pleasant early p.m. bubbly on this holiday — 7 days ago

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Billecart-Salmon

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

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9.3

Perfect pair with the gava, mango, passion fruit cheesecake. 💯 This dessert is the palate cleanser of palate cleansers. — 15 days ago

Tom, Bob and 16 others liked this

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC)

La Tâche Pinot Noir 1978

This is sooo pretty. Light pink in color, the nose is so seductive. Pretty floral notes, cherry, dried flowers. Wildly complex and intense on the nose but so light and ethereal. The palate is lifted and pretty with raspberry, delicate spice and classic vosne flavors. This wine is so poised and pretty and ready to drink. Light but powerful. Fantastic — 4 days ago

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Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend 2009

Perfect splurge for quick getaway to paradise for Presidents Day. The wine is medium gold in the glass… vibrant and alive with balanced acidity. Open and generous on the palate… smooth, silken, with vibrant citrus and cream notes. A lively and lovely dinner companion at this stage of development. Happy President’s Day, y’all. — 7 days ago

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Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

Lovely wine. Dark fruit, lots of minerality. Still needs some air to open up. Tannins still strong, matched nicely with a ribeye for dinner. — 2 days ago

Iwan, "Odedi" and 5 others liked this

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Decanted and simmered for hours. By Hour 3+ this broadened into a deep and luxurious wine. Ripe fruit - currant blackberry. Nice mouthfeel with some mineral residue. Not a long tail on this but it did linger still. Not particularly fragrant. A bit inward overall but all the pieces good and bad kinda fit together and it was nonetheless quite enjoyable. — 19 hours ago

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Château Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

I have favoured Haut-Brion in blind tastings before, but not this time. This is not the most praised vintage by any means but still. Haut-Brion still comes with some expectations. It’s solid and well made, but fairly closed. There are of course signs of class and aristocracy shining through but too underwhelming at this occasion. — 5 days ago

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Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Baron de Pichon-Longueville Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

1995 vintage. Great fill, foil and label. Perfect cork. From a top-notch cellar. Decanted and tasted over the course of two hours. Volcanic ash-styled sed vs chunky-style. Big funk on the nose that resolved after 7-8 minutes. Wine was showing decently (in the 69-72 degree range) but lacking any tannic structure. Placed the decanter atop an ice bucket bath to drop the temp down to 60 degrees or so. Took about 20 minutes but the tannins kicked in the door to say hello. Fruit components stayed constant. Pauillac tendencies were all there. As is the case often with older BDX, the decaying matter/leaves at the onset transitioned to graphite/lead pencil and espresso flavors. This was a superior bottle in great shape. Top of this wine’s specific bell curve. Comparable bottles would look to be drinking this well for the next 5-7 years without dropoff. Out of larger format…could possibly push this into 9.4 status. 2.5.24. — 17 hours ago

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Château Calon-Ségur

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2020

Blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot that spent 20 months all in new French oak, deep Ruby with aromas of berry fruits, floral, tobacco and flinty notes. On the palate flavors of rich berry fruits and black currants with cacao and tobacco spice, on a well integrated frame. Fine soft fluffy tannins, long finish ending with fruit, earthy spice and tobacco cedar mineral character. Impressive! A wow factor wine! Will last for several decades! — 6 days ago

David, Dawn and 10 others liked this

Vincent Dauvissat

La Forest Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2017

Classic sh!t that goes from a spotlight to a laser in mid-palate. Overly impressive. White WotN. — 3 days ago

Ira, Andrew and 7 others liked this