Pugnacious head puffs it’s billowy chest. Egg white and and foamy, with a tea colored translucence. Wave top lacing. Orange blossom and mango with grapevine and toast smells leads to sweet barley malt and tangerine. The mango is strong in the mouth, but not sweet. Tons of lemon oil, lime peel, and sweet grapefruit from the hops come out, but still it shows restraint (literally the earmark of every beer style these folks make) and balance. It is fruity, but never steers far from the earthy realm of beer. Opening and closing within the canon, and doing so with an ingredient far from its shores. Great work! Great Scot! .
#innisandgunn #mangoesontherun #mangoipa #ipa #beer #bier #biere #birra #craftbrewed #scottishbeer #scotland #indiapaleale #sonofagun #paleale #fruitbeer — 6 days ago
It's time for some #MerlotThursday.
Here is a delicious Merlot - Cabernet blend from Napa Valley.
Dark ruby in color with a nice reddish rim.
Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, figs, raisins, vanilla, sweet oak, spices, chocolates, peppercorn, dark coffee, light earth, tobacco, pencil lead and leather.
Full bodied, bold and smooth, with medium minus acidity and long legs.
Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, figs, raisins, vanilla, light cedar, leather, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke, earth and peppercorn.
Long finish with fine grained tannins, tangy raspberries and spices.
This is a gorgeous Napa Valley red blend from a great vintage. Showing great complexity and mouthfeel. Rich, extracted, bold and beautiful. Big mouthfeel with a spicy finish.
Although very tasty now, this 7 year old still has a long long time in it. Very powerful.
A great wine to have all by itself. I loved smelling on it for a long while.
Robert Parker 93 points.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (90 minutes). I love these Napa Bordeaux blends.
Thank you Barry for sharing.
A blend of 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot. Aged in French oak barrels for 2 years.
14.8% alcohol by volume.
$150. — 3 days ago
Snow White frosting over vodka-cran colored beer with cirrus drifts. Cartoon stubble lacing. Raspberry, blackberry, grape-y with blood orange, dried orange, red grapefruit, hibiscus and citrus crowd. Lovely entry, reminiscent of bandol rose, with a suggestion of pink lemonade, bay, orange pith, lemongrass, and cardamom. Dry and satisfying in all respects. Carrots and cran-mint come to mind. Festive and bright!! #dogfishhead #dogfishheadbrewing #dogfishheadsixtyone #beer #bier #biere #birra #ale #ipa #syrahipa #continuallyhopped #hops — 4 days ago
Must admit to an affinity for this seasonal! Such a fresh and clean nose of malt and pine-y hops, lemon, lime and orange peels, candied ginger, and coriander. Vibrant mouthfeel, accentuated by citrus action, cola, savory, coffee oil, buckwheat bring the bitter, and the whole never deviates from ‘beer’ balance because the fresh hop refuses to overwhelm. . #beer #biere #birra #bier #sierranevada #sierranevadabrewing #sierranevadacelebration #celebrationipa #ipa #freshhopipa #chicoca #2019beer #winterbeer — 7 days ago
2016 Clos Mogador Red Wine- The 2016 Clos Mogador is a stunning new wine by this storied Priorat estate perched high in the Priorat hills. A blend of 49% Garnacha, 25% Cariñena, 16% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine shows off a deep core in the glass. Needing roughly an hour decant to be fully aroused, the wine slowly unveils ripe rose petals that mingle with bright orange zest and shades of black plum that all march in place in the glass. The texture and supple mouthfeel really entices as you are immediately greeted with wonderful bright acidity and a saline streak that races through the mid-palate. Layers of red and dark fruits collide with smoky and earthy undertones on the palate. Quite lithe and primary now, the 2016 Clos Mogador will provide drinking enjoyment for decades to come. Drink 20201-2040- 95 — 6 days ago
It’s been three years since my last review of this little slice of double trouble. Loose and thorny crown of creamy white with cartoon bone lacing plus bubble font. Golden overall, but reddish tinges turn it pink. Banana bread, with honey butter, a bit of molasses and orange marmalade scented, but the breakfast stops there. Healthy dollops of of honey buoy herbs de Provence, golden apple, juniper sharpness, lemon-arabica, pecan, and extra lavender. .
#foundersbrewing #foundersdoubletrouble #beer #bier #birra #biere #ipa #imperialipa #barrelagedbeer #oakaged #imperialbeer #abv #ibu — 6 days ago
I don’t remember buying this or if it was a gift. However, I have ignored it for sometime. Hazards of loving Champange...especially, Rosé.
This is not really our style as it falls into more oxidation than we like. But, still enjoyable.
The nose reveals, bruised green-golden apple & Bosc pear, some apple cider, sour pineapple, lemon chiffon, white citrus blend, bread dough, baguette crust, nougat, sea spray, crumbled chalkiness, grey volcanic minerals, withering, yellow lilies and spring flowers.
The body & mouthfeel are nice. Bruised green-golden apple & Bosc pear, some apple cider, sour pineapple, lemon chiffon & poppy cake, cream, butter notes, white citrus blend, bread dough, warm toast, nougat with nuts, brown sugar spice w/ a little palate heat, vanillin notes, touch of butterscotch & caramel, sea spray, crumbled chalkiness, grey volcanic minerals, withering, yellow lilies and spring flowers. The acidity is good just not as lively as I like. The finish is rich, polished, well balanced and quite nice, just not outstanding.
Photos of; Domaine Simonnet-Febvre, street sign, stainless steel tank room and Burgundian vineyard.
Producer notes; In 1840, Jean Febvre, a barrel cooper from Montbard, founded the winery that is now Maison Simonnet-Febvre. It was exclusively specialized in the making of sparkling wines using the so-called “Traditional Method”.
Maison Simonnet-Febvre owns vineyards in Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru “Mont de Milieu” and Chablis Grand Cru “Les Preuses”. It produces and vinifies a large range of different wines from the diverse “terroirs” of the Chablis region.
Maison Simonnet-Febvre was purchased by Maison Louis Latour in 2003. — a day ago