Krug is always most welcome, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. This is edition 169. A bit more yeasty and slightly less acidic than previous versions, to my taste. But if you like the Krug style - which we do very much - it hits the spot per usual.
My wife used to work with Fritz Hatton, proprietor of Arietta wines and auctioneer for Zachys. Fritz always says to have a half bottle of champagne waiting in the fridge in case you need a “midnight snack”, and I have to agree with him! — 21 days ago
Wow. Very surprised how delicious this is. Fragrant nose has beautiful pear/quince fruit, a gentle stony minerality, and yellow flowers. Round, mouthfilling, soft, balanced. Good concentration and length. Really well done and super fresh for a 6 year old Soave. — 2 days ago
A very nice champagne. Some brioche, tons of apples (fresh and baked), some lime, and stone. There’s also some pear. Really nice for the price. — 9 days ago
Clear dark ruby. Abundant nose of musty, earthy black cherry with a vanilla sheen. Medium bodied palate echoes the nose with a bit of anise and medium acidity. Medium minus tannins that mildly assert on the finish. Classic higher end Willamette PN at a great price. Pair with pork, duck, salmon (Pacific, natch) or practically anything else. Drink now through 2029 when the mellowed fruit will suggest Burgundy. — 5 days ago
There is smokey start to this nose, with a bit of vanilla and red forest fruits and maybe raspberries. Quite interesting but rthe smokyness is strong. The palate is well balanced with a creamy touch, a nice red forest fruit note all along, a soft mouthfeel and a good width. Very gentle tannins in mid palate and a rather long fruity finish. This is very well made! First Brazilian wine and a good first impression — 22 days ago
Dark cherries, spices, tannins come together in ways that that do Talley proud. Thanks Brian. — 14 days ago