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St. George Spirits

Nola Coffee Liquor

We should all drink more Southern California, New Orleans coffee liquors for 2021?! — 5 days ago

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Farina

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend 2017

Delectable Wine
9.1

The 2017 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico opens up with an inviting yet somewhat understated mix of peppery florals, cherry liquor, plums and sage. Here I’m finding silky textures offset by tart wild berry fruits, salty minerals and brisk acids in an expression that is much more savory than sweet. A coating of fine tannins lingers, along with a note of baker’s chocolate. I have to give Farina credit for creating such a versatile and balanced expression of Amarone. (Eric Guido, Vinous, February 2021)
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Masi

Campolongo di Torbe Amarone della Valpolicella Corvina Blend 2011

Delectable Wine
9.4

The 2011 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Campolongo di Torbe holds your attention firm, with a deeply alluring bouquet of rum-soaked raisins, cinnamon, cherry liquor, minty herbs and a dusting of cocoa. It’s silky in texture and more feminine and lifted than expected, with a tart display of red and black fruits further complicated by notes of bitter coffee and dark, dark chocolate. The balance here is on point, as the 2011 comes across as more savory and sweet, and tapers off to notes of blackberry, sour citrus and inner rose tones. While you can enjoy this today, the Campolongo di Torbe will benefit from another five to ten years of cellaring.(Eric Guido, Vinous, February 2021)
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Domaine Raymond Usseglio & Fils

Cuvée Girard Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2017

Raspberry liquor. This felt more restrained, and had good balance. — 16 days ago

Daniel, Alex and 2 others liked this

Two Vines

California Cabernet Sauvignon

Nice find at the liquor store — 21 days ago

Domaine Roulot

L'Abricot Liqueur

This stuff is crazy good. Jean Marc Roulot makes this apricot liquor using apricots from the trees of Jean Louis Chave 🤯 — 17 days ago

Mike liked this

Domaine Jamet

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2017

Hot iron, iodine, olive tapenade, beef, creosote, curing salt, pink peppercorn, talcum, garrigue, scorched earth, granite, black raspberry liquor, grapefruit, crushed cherry, creme de cassis, rose petals. Ripe, full of flesh with sinew to back it up, found the balance quite remarkable here. The sun and warmth is felt in the generosity, but the tannins and acidity are well within reason. Granite and iron still at its core. — a month ago

Aravind, Shay and 8 others liked this

Penfolds

Grange South Australia Shiraz 2001

An absolute monster of a wine. Hits you with waves and waves of layered flavors and with an incredibly regal texture and mouthfeel. It’s hard to believe this wine is 20 years old. An original 3 hour decant did not suffice, but an additional 2 did the trick, subsiding an initial whiff of VA to reveal blackberry pie, Christmas spice, kirsch cherry liquor and hints of mocha. There is superb depth and concentration that leads to a long and palate caressing finish. A well stored bottle of this wine is no where near full maturity. Majestic is the word for this. — 2 days ago

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Loveblock

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Thomas Liquor sale $17 — a month ago

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Domaine Catherine Cuchet-Béliando

Cornas Syrah 2015

Lyle Fass
9.9

Magic. Absolutely magic. This bitchslaps Clape 2015. This is as perfect as Syrah can get. The nose has blackberry, black cherry but most importantly a searing and intense minerality that is unmatched in Cornas. Penetrating, layered, graphite. Barely any fruit besides a blackberry that is so pure, so vibrant and it just floats and complements the minerality. Boy does this waft. Crystallized blackberry after air. This palate is a masterpiece. So juicy, so powerful, so complex and the level of granite here is just unreal. The old vines Chaillot complexity is off the charts. There is a blackberry liquor that is crazy pure here but the granite, structure and length rule the day. Once this fruit becomes a more central component of the palate thus might be perfect. It’s very young. Next bottle will be 5 years at least. The length is astonishing. 2-3 minutes finish. Age will perfect this.

Okay, nose is heavenly blackberries. Just heaven. Crystallized blackberries and insane florals. Wow. Perfect balance. Insane fruit soak. This is the best damn Syrah.
— 19 days ago

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