Light straw gold. Tight nose at first. With an hour of air this blossomed to show notes that show a cross of buttered toast and citrus. Rich and powerful in the mouth. With more air the nose resembles a bowl of bread dough rising. The complexity is amazing. Reinforces how some champagnes need that air to shine. — 4 days ago
This is a nice Napa Cabernet. Still young and needs another few years in the bottle to mature properly.
Showing black fruits with earth chocolates tobacco spices oak vegetables and peppercorn.
Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
90 points — 2 days ago
An absolutely stunning lunch from @joe leatherwood . 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds and 1 dessert wine. All served blind.
One of the best examples of champagne I’ve ever had. The moment I saw it in the glass, I was sold. Then I smelled it, and I was in love. Just absolutely mind boggling. I was between Jacques Selosse or older vintage Krug, and eventually felt very confident in my JSelosse guess. Supremely and beautifully oxidized. Sherry, candied ginger, honey drizzled stone fruits with orange marmalade covered scone. Nutty too. I can’t get enough of this style of champagne. — 18 days ago
Zesty lemon. I'm pretty sure there is no better pairing with summer weather in South Carolina. — 11 days ago
191 different wines make this NV champagne! Very elegant mouthfeel and delicate bubbles. Buttered biscuits and yeast fill the palate. — 19 days ago