Gru

Hahndorf Hill Winery

GRU Adelaide Hills Grüner Veltliner 2019

Brief notes. Peach and pear together with spice and a trace of pepper. Plenty of power on the palate. Probably one of Australia’s best examples of Gruner Veltliner. Bought at the Cellar Door in the Adelaide Hills in March 2021. — 3 months ago

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Meinklang

Tag Grüner Veltliner 2018

From my favorite Austrian organic and biodynamic happy farm, Meinklang, Tag is complex and nuanced, from old vines - stands out without the need to shout. At only 10.5% ABV, she has dark honeyed notes and a silver skinned green pepper lining. Chorus of candied orange peel, jasmine buds, and lychee syrup.

Gloriously Gru-V.
— 3 years ago

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Pehu Simonet

Fins Lieux No. 3 Millésime Grand Gru Champagne Blend

Simply outstanding and delicious. Great combination of light toast and tart raspberry. Yum. — 4 years ago

Smidge Wines

The GrüVe Adelaide Hills Grüner Veltliner 2016

New house, trustworthy Gru.

— 6 years ago

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Gru

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2018

Paired w/pumpkin ravioli with brown butter sauce and sugar roasted pecans — 2 years ago

Pehu Simonet

Fins Lieux No. 6 Millésime Grand Gru Champagne Blend 2012

Excellent! Clearly Chardonnay, lemon curd, almonds, a berry cream. Palate is big and then ends with a cleansing finish of tart apple, citrus, and saline. So balanced. I really can’t see many people complaining about this one. — 2 years ago

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Launois Père et Fils

Veuve Clemence Mesnil-Sur Oger Blanc Blancs

David T
9.4

It is only for variety that I drink any other N/V Blanc de Blanc Grand Gru Champange. For just under $45, this is extremely hard to beat.

This is my style, primarily reductive with just the right amount of oxidative characteristics.

The nose is fresh & ripe with green & golden apple, very, ripe pineapple, mango, ripe green melon, lemon & lime zest, excellent white spice, cream brulee w/ burnt top, light, salted caramel, touch of fresh herbs, pronounced chalkiness, grey volcanics, sea fossils, saline, bread dough, baguette crust, limestone with spring flowers, yellow lilies and jasmine.

The palate is ripe, lush, lively & dazzling fresh. Shows gentle, beautiful mousse & micro oxygenation. Ripe with green & golden apple, very, ripe pineapple, mango, ripe green melon, lemon & lime zest, kiwi, grapefruit w/ a hint of sugar, white peach, honeycomb, excellent white spice with just the right even medium heat, cream brulee w/ burnt top, bruised Bosc pear, lemon meringue, vanilla bean, light, salted caramel, nougat, silvered almonds, touch of fresh herbs, pronounced chalkiness, grippy grey volcanics, sea fossils, saline, bread dough, baguette crust, limestone with spring flowers, yellow lilies and jasmine. The acidity is lively & simply perfect. The long, rich, well polished & balanced, finishes gently & persistently on the palate with soft spice in the long set.

If you can receive wine shipments from K&L Wine Merchants in SF, you owe it to yourself to order some bottles of this cuvée. They are the only retailer in the US Launois allows to rep their cuvées. Guarantee you won’t regret it.

Wine that bridges the palate from the end of white cheeses to vinaigrette salad.

Photos of, one of their Grand Cru Vineyards, House of Launois, two pics of their extensive Champagne tool & artifacts museum.
— 4 years ago

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Thanks for the tip. I’m ordering some.

Bouchard Père et Fils

Musigny Grand Gru Pinot Noir 1961

The nose on this is awesome. Dark fruit, some gnarly undergrowth, iodine, black fruit. The palate is cool and balanced. Still fresh but beautifully precise and pure. Really good. — 2 years ago

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Eisacktaler Kellerei

Valle Isarco Gruner Veltliner 2018

Italian Gru-V! Delicate aromas of white flowers, apricot and tropical fruits. Bright citrus flavors with mineral and asparagus notes on the pallet. Hint of white pepper spice. Yellow/Green color. Wonderful freshness. Tastes like spring in a bottle! Bracing acidity. Excellent. — 3 years ago

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Domaine Schoffit

Clos Saint Théobald Rangen Grand Gru Riesling 2013

Robe jaune clair
Nez terpène chaud crémeux voir pralin
Bouche ample mais avec de la tension legere mou en milieu de bouche puis rebondit sur un fruit mûr avec de la chaire
— 4 years ago