Heres a monster. PS ages at a glacial pace and this wine has a long life with jammy fruit and wonderful balance with cocoa notes smoke and flavors that went on for weeks. Drink over the next two decades. — 6 years ago
This is the 13 year not the 11 Great for the price, Whiskey Advocate # 1 this year for what its worth, heres the review they stated, the start of 2019, a Tennessee whiskey would have been considered a long shot to be named Whisky Advocate’s Whisky of the Year, but this Dickel came barreling from behind with the poise and power to impress our blind tasting panel. Its value is unmatched—serving up a full 13 years of barrel age at 50% ABV for just $36. Such bargains result because Tennessee whiskey lives in the shadow of bourbon, which can easily command three or four times the price at this age. Following Tennessee’s practice of charcoal-filtering the distillate before aging, this whiskey is soft around the edges yet delivers plenty of intensity. The mouthwatering peanut aromas evoke memories of cracking open a school lunchbox while the palate delivers abundant fruit: orange marmalade and caramel apple. Fine bitter-sweet balance suggests burnt sugar, Mexican chocolate, chocolate-covered almonds, and toffee. Indeed, sweet nuts, like French burnt peanuts, candied pralines, and marron glacé, seem to be the common thread here, lending this a consistent chord from initial nose through the drying, pleasantly spiced finish.
As — a year ago
Heres a monster. This wine rocked. From the famous Sanford and Benedict vineyard and at the top of the hill this Pinot was a surprise in a flight of more famous wines. Sautéed mushroom forest floor crack was beautiful mid palate and beyond. Gorgeous effort. — 6 years ago
Heres the funk I am looking for! Wet wool hits you in the face, while underripe green pear, beeswax, jalapeño skin, and crushed macadamia and bitter almond add a lovely nutty element. Richer mouthfeel with m+ body for a Sancerre, it's palate coating and gives off great texture. The acidity is not the typical punch that I'm used to but it finishes elegant and well rounded. Not your typical Sancerre but really lovely none the less. — 5 years ago
Heres a banging Pinot. Clearly some stems here but forest floor and light wild cherry notes dominate. This is one of the few new world wines where you can taste the terroir pretty easily. It drank wonderfully. — 6 years ago