Gaston Rivière

Olivier Rivière

LA BASTID Viura Blend 2019

Olivier Riviere La Bastia 2019, one of Riojas young guns and a big part of the postmodern revolution of the region. Le Bastid is a 90% Viura, 10% Garnacha Blanca, fermented and matured in 500 liter French oak barrels.
With resemblance to a good Burgundy the wine opens up with ripe white stonefruit (plum juice, white peaches) and a lemongrass herbiness. Followed by a whiff of toast and nuts that lies over a stoney minerality. Good energy on the palate with a fresh acidity and savoury qualities on the mid palate that brings dimension and complexity through the finish.
Paired with an improvised salmon and shrimp casserole in a mushroom infused velouté topped with fried parsley and sourdough croutons.
Serve it at 10-12 degree in a burgundy glass
— 4 days ago

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Château Musar

Gaston Hochar Pere et fils 2001

Ma meilleure bouteille à ce jour, tout était en équilibre, au nez fruits rouges, un peu de cuir, petit coté terreux. En bouche les fruits rouges sont présent, un peu d’épices, les tannins sont fermes. La finale d’une belle longueur. Il y en avait plus pour le lendemain... — 2 months ago

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H. Billiot Fils

Cuvée Julie Brut Grand Cru Champagne Blend

Much different than the Gaston Chiquet we had just before. This was made in a more oxidative style. Lemons and nuts but the acid kick at the end is delightful and I think the dosage brings things into balance. To me, not quite as racy and exciting as the Blanc de Blancs d’Äy but this is a wine of good character. — 2 months ago

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Olivier Rivière

Ganko Viñedos de Cardenas Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2013

Robe rubis foncée
Nez réduit puis tapenade fruit noire sanguin
Bouche fraîche avec peu d alcool et de la vivacité belle bouteille encore jeune
— 11 days ago

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Gaston Chiquet

Blanc de Blancs Brut d'Aÿ Grand Cru Chardonnay

Nate Wall
9.1

Disgorged Nov 2019. — 12 days ago

Château de la Rivière

Fronsac Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

WineText $23 7/30/3020 — a month ago

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Gaston Chiquet

Special Club Brut Champagne Blend 2011

Really smooth. Bye bye BRG. — 5 days ago

Château Musar

Gaston Hochar Grand Cru Red Blend 1999

1999!
Classique
— 10 days ago

Hermes, Hanibal and 19 others liked this

Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

Cuvée Armand & Gaston 3 Fonteinen Lambikbrouwerij Geuzestekerij

If you like aged champagne, this is the beer to try. Tart, funky barnyard notes mixed with fruit. Sour, but balanced. Belgian treat for sure. — a month ago

Gaston Chiquet

Cuvée de Réserve Brut Champagne Blend

Ripe baked fruit, and clear this is from blended older vintage dated juice. Easy sipper. — 2 months ago

Chris McClellan
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Great late night sipper, ripe with good acid, not terribly complex...