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Bodegas Faustino

Gran Reserva Faustino I Rioja Tempranillo Blend 1996

v96. Amazing 27 year old. Very good! Soft belt leather and dried herb nose. Fresh, juicy, deep, cherry and plum fruit. Velvety smooth, long, black pepper and mocha finish. Nicely balanced. — 5 days ago

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Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

Medium ruby still , with some light bricking on the rim . Surprisingly open when opened , tobacco with mixed red fruits , truffle , grafite , lovely definition , touch of blackcurrant and marine , oyster shell . On the palate good weight and mostly ripe red fruits , almost like a fruit jelly in style , but with great acidity and balance , noticeable rounded fine tannins on the finish . Good length , tobacco and mineral notes . Great now , gets better , really grows in the glass . Now and for the next 15 years I would imagine . — 15 hours ago

Daron, Alan and 2 others liked this

Produttori del Barbaresco

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2015

Whoa...to my palate, these are drinking way better than they were upon release. Three years ago, I thought they drank okay...but seemed a little disjointed and wasn't really sure where it was going. This is in contrast to almost every vintage in the last 10 years which seemed to be very obvious where each were headed. Well, everything has come together really nicely and I think these are banging right now. This is a more round version of Produttori's "classico" with the 2015 vintage no-doubt contributing to its fleshiness. The acid and tannin you want and expect are well represented. A wonderfully balanced wine. I only swooped up one of the Riserva's (Montestefano) when they were released and sort of wonder if I overlooked 2015. Oh well, gonna enjoy what I have! Drink now (no decant) and through the next 10-15 years, no cap. An absolutely killer pairing with Morgan Ranch Wagyu Picanha... — a month ago

Shay, Daniel and 12 others liked this

Cà dei Frati

I Frati Lugana Turbiana 2020

Kiwi, but only in the mouth. Then mango, sweet citric. Full flavour and some very far woody flavour. — a month ago

Jean Foillard

Côte du Py Morgon Gamay 2005

High fill, perfect cork. Dense red and dark fruit, somewhat developed. No signs of fruit fading. A little bit of forest floor. Was expecting it to be a lot more developed, presumably this bottle had a long way to go. I wish I had another… — 17 days ago

Josh, Adam and 1 other liked this

Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1996

Delectable Wine
9.7

The 1996 Lafite-Rothschild is the strongest wine from the First Growth in that decade. This bottle, served blind and ex-château in Bordeaux, is so precociously backward that I estimate it to be half its age. Blackberry, cedar and graphite are here as usual, though this bottle has even more intensity than the one served at the estate in 2018. The palate is brilliantly balanced with fine tannins and very intense graphite-infused fruit; there's just a touch more fruité on the finish. Superb. (Neal Martin, Vinous, January 2023) — 5 days ago

Peter, Lyle and 3 others liked this

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Bolgheri Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Not quite cutting it. A wee bit young but for me a also too much Cab Franc. Just a personal preference but the level of pucker was a tad high. Finish was short and the fruit limited. As my wife said. There just wasn’t much fun in this one. I will wait and try another day. — 24 days ago

Vanessa, Bob and 14 others liked this

Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 2008

Yeah. Always solid, but I preferred the 08 Lenoble. — 17 days ago

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Jeroen, Severn and 18 others liked this
Peter C

Peter C

Thanks for saving a few drops for me A and J.
9.3

Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

1.5 hour decant(little fine/cloudy sediment). A majestic deep ruby red color. On the nose: perfumed nose of plum, smoked meat, old leather, eucalyptus, burnt cedar, green veggie. Taste: smooth, slightly creamy, elegant, structured wine with black plum, currants, herbaceous, nutty chocolate, leather, graphite and a long peppery savory dry finish. YUM!

The financial crisis and excess wine to sell had the 08 1st growths all priced less than $200 a bottle so I bought a bunch.  At 15 years,  it's finally time to check em all out. This Mouton is a nice start.
— 3 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
Brenda, Jason and 26 others liked this
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Loving the background 😉
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

@Nicolas Greinacher Yep, gotta use those empty wood cases for something and I have a perfect concrete block wall in the basement I glue em onto. Cheers!

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2013

This is based on day 3. Fair amount of fruit and easy tannins. I can see this aging easily another 10+yrs. — 18 days ago

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