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Albert Boxler

Réserve Alsace Gewürztraminer 2018

It’s no wonder Gewurztraminer is one of the four noble grape varieties in Alsace, France. 👏👏👏 It’s uniquely expressive, perfumed, rich, and oily with youthful and pronounced aromas 👃 of lychee, açaí, papaya, mango, pineapple, also sweet spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and rose, stargazer lily, elderflower, and wet stone. 🤩🤩🤩

👁 This wine is deep gold. 👄 It’s dry with a modicum of residual sugar. It has medium acidity, a medium(+) body, medium alcohol, and pronounced flavors, consistent with the nose, including notes of lychee, açaí, papaya, mango, pineapple, also sweet spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and rose, stargazer lily, elderflower, and wet stone. The finish is medium(+).

We’ve paired this wine with grilled vegan brats and roasted zucchini.

Albert Boxler, Gewurztraminer, Vintage 2018, ABV 13.5% (on the cusp of high alcohol).

Cheers to it almost being the weekend(?)!
— 10 days ago

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Peter Sultan

Peter Sultan

One of my fave producers- always deep, nuanced but prices have become more prohibitive over the years, especially the Rieslings- May I ask how much your bottle was?@Vanessa
Vanessa

Vanessa

@Peter Sultan Of course! The price was $37.00. I bought it directly from Kermit Lynch’s e-commerce site.

Taittinger

Réserve Brut Reims Champagne Blend

Dry smooth with some complexity. Served at Easter and was a hit — 7 days ago

Charles Heidsieck

Brut Réserve Champagne Blend

Bröd och citrus. Really najs. — 9 days ago

Pierre Péters

Réserve Oubliée Grand Cru Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

Shay A
9.2

This champagne is the same base wine of their regular Cuvée de Reserve, but aged an extra year on the lees, and bottled under cork rather than crown seal. All bottles from my 3-pack were base of 2014 and disgorged in 2019, so on the younger side.

Interestingly enough, I think I experienced bottle variation across all three (they were all consumed within 6 months of each other). Bottle one was not expressive with ripping acidity. Bottle two seemed more floral and showed a bit more give on the palate. And this fine bottle was what I had expected they would be when I first picked them up. For a wine of this much reserve, it has a very nervy spine and isn’t necessarily rich. Aromatically it is very floral, with honeysuckle, green apple, and grilled lemon. On the palate, it sports copious amounts of chalk and limestone, with a hint of nutmeg and lemon pastry. Racy. This is a champagne that seemed to get better the longer it was in the glass, and as it warmed up a bit. I’d say close to cellar temp is ideal for this if you want to see it open up at this age. At almost twice the price of their Cuvée de Reserve, I don’t think this is a QPR winner, but fun to try.
— 20 hours ago

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Bonny Doon Vineyard

Réserve Vin Gris De Cigare Rosé Grenache Blend 2016

Everything I want in a rose. Fruit, flower, mineral, in a word, springtime in the nose. Great flavor intensity but very light on its feet, just so compelling to drink. Love this. — 7 days ago

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William Feinstein

William Feinstein

Always great

Famille Perrin

Réserve Côtes du Rhône White Blend

Powerfull white CdR, good stuff👌 — 6 days ago

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Louis Chalvon

Grande Réserve Brut Champagne Blend

April 6, 2020. From LB August 2020 marathon. YUMMY. Eye popping acidity, in a good way. Well integrated fruit, citrus. Refreshing and fabulous. Wish I had a lot more of this. — 4 days ago

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Billecart-Salmon

Brut Réserve Champagne Blend

Beautiful wine!! Pear and apple. Awesome bubbles. I get alot of nut and butter flavors. — 15 days ago

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Pierre Sparr

Grande Réserve Gewurztraminer 2017

A great value at <$15, this is dry and light bodied. Paired well with roasted salmon. — 17 days ago

Pol Roger

Extra Cuvée de Réserve Brut Rosé Champagne Blend 2002

Sublime, aging has changed the color to salmon, mousse, still lovely. Everything you could want from an aged bubbly. — 7 days ago

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