Legend Of Kremlin

Comte Armand

Bourgogne Blanc Condemaine Chardonnay 2018

Not all Bourgogne are created equal, red or white, this we can all agree. This is one of the best Bourgogne blanc I have had in some time and is from Pommard legend Comte Armand, a house known for their powerful but ethereal reds from Pinot Noir.

A light to medium gold color. Impressive nose and flavors of juicy green and golden delicious apple, slate/stone like minerality, white florals like an elegant honeysuckle, a light toasted hazelnut note, with a touch of baking spice and vanilla you'd expect on this young white Burgundy (all used barrels here btw!). Very good and refreshing acidity. Long and elegant finish, the flavors stay with you while the weightlessness of the palate impresses!

This drinks more like a really good village or 1er as it should as Condemaine is a single parcel near Volnay. I also wanted to try this as it has 10% Chardonnay muscaté which no doubt adds to the complexity and intensity of the nose and palate.
— a month ago

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El Tesoro

The Laphroaig Edition Mundial Collection Single Barrel Añejo

Tastes like Tequila with a Scotch nose, Interesting concept worth trying once Distillery notes as follows, Single barrels of Añejo from El Tesoro are finally here—and they come with the best collaboration we've seen out of Jalisco. This barrel was aged for 9 months in ex-bourbon casks before a 4-month finishing in Laphroaig barrels, the world's most richly flavored Scotch. The gentle addition of smoke from the peaty barrel without breaking from Tequila traditions is a beautiful combination. Like everything Tequila legend Carlos Camarena puts out—it's well balanced and subtle retaining it's focus on the agave. Bright tropical fruits mingle with a whiff of smoke. The earthiness of the peat brings out the spicier flavors of the agave showcasing a roasted pepper note beautifully. Like an expert chef, the dash of salt from the Laphroaig influence helps everything else to really pop. — 5 months ago

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Shiloh

Legend Honi Red Blend 2017

#kosherwineSunday.

Deep purple in color with a short purple rim. Very intense color.

Strong nose of black currants, sweet plums, cedar, cooked cherries, raisins, dried figs, vanilla, cloves, licorice, spices and peppercorn. Really enjoyed the nose.

Full-bodied and intense, with medium plus acidity and long fat legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with cooked cherries, black plums, dried fruits, oak, vanilla, licorice, alcohol, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee and peppercorn.

Spicy finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a big and bold Cabernet Sauvignon based blend from Israel.

Rich and extracted. Spicy with a nice mouthfeel. Not for the faint of hearts, but I found it very tasty.

Still young and would be better in a few years.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 3 hours in the decanter. Much better with some air, so be patient.

Feels very much like a California Petite Sirah. Interesting stuff.

I had it all by itself by the pool.

A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc and 17% Malbec. Grapes were handpicked. Aged in French oak barrels for 15 months. Unfiltered. Kosher and Mevushal.

15% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$40.
— 9 months ago

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Westwood

Legend Annadel Gap Terroir Red Blend 2015

Dark ruby hue. Aromas of blackberry, cherry, chocolate, pepper, plum, raspberry, strawberry, tar, and vanilla. Medium-bodied, with rich, rounded tannins and medium-plus acidity. Smooth, luscious palate of ripe black fruit with a finish of minerals and oak. Drinking very well now. Blend of Syrah (25%), Grenache (25%), Mourvedre (25%), Zinfandel (15%), and Tempranillo (10%). — 2 months ago

Cloudy Bay

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

So I wanted to taste the legend of SB in NZ. The nose is great with lemon and other citrusy notes, that typical cat piss note, other herbal notes i am not able to pin. The palate is very well made with a massive acid backbone, some lemon, citrusy notes all along, a good with and some very lively mouthfeel. The finish is long and extra fresh with those citrusy notes. That's exquisite! It remindede of some Sancerre I had — 3 months ago

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Well there is a creamy thing to it too that makes a difference I guess

Nellcôte

500 Chevaux Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Big wine for half price on Last Bottle.
It will be awhile before I open my last 2 bottles, I should of bought more at the $50.00 price tag.

Nellcote was an uber-pricey luxury Cab that recently closed its doors, and, after extensive tasting through all the brilliant, incredibly fine-tuned Cabernets early last year, that none other than Phillip Titus (yep, THAT Phillip Titus, the legend behind CHAPPELLET and others!)

sourced from some of the most exclusive vineyards in Napa, including Beckstoffer, Broken Rock Ranch (Stags Leap), Hirondelle Estate (Stag’s Leap) and more, and made in hyper-small quantities, and sort of the classic “modern” rich Napa Cab style.
— 7 months ago

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Domaine Tempier

Bandol Rosé Blend 2020

A rosé that will rock your socks off from the legendary producer Domaine Tempier,
Brilliant wine from start to finish. Vivid nose with fresh red berries and a zesty, grape-like bitterness, orange blossom and a whole bunch of fresh herbs over a canvas of wet stones.
Fresh and bright palate with a stoney , mineral nerve that cuts through the pronounced fruit concetration and the slight creamy viscosotiy, a layered complexity through a long stimulating finish.
As good as the legend goes, unfortunaltely a challenge to get your hands on.
— a year ago

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Mount Pleasant Wines

OP & OH Limited Release Hunter Valley Shiraz 2006

Very Hunter with earth, leather and red cherries, presented in a savoury manner. More full bodied on the palate than Hunter Valley Shiraz should be. In the mid 2000’s it was when Mount Pleasant was trying to emulate full bodied South Australian Shiraz instead of doing what they do best. This was most enjoyable but I still enjoy the old fashioned style made by Maurice O’Shea in the late 1940s and early 1950s in primitive conditions which were just medium bodied and very long lived. I once had a 1952 Mt Pleasant Stevens Vineyard made by the legend (birth year wine) which I bought at auction. It was over 40 years old when I consumed it. Barely medium bodied with amazing length and still kicking goals. A wonderful old curio and a privilege to drink. The “Maurice OShea” is the top Cuvée from Mt Pleasant these days. — 2 months ago

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Ceccherini Cristiano

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Drinking one of those O'Shea's gem is one of my dreams and i am sure it will only get harder. Good on ya, Cheers!!
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@Ceccherini Cristiano Thanks Cec. If you want a good read find a copy of The Wine Hunter about the life of Maurice O’Shea written by Campbell Mattinson. Amazing the quality of wine he made with candle light and gravity. Winemakers today would aspire to this level of quality.

Mount Pleasant Wines

Maurice O'Shea Hunter Valley Shiraz 1994

A solid rich Ruby red with no tawny rim. Looks way younger than 27 years. An earthy, plummy leathery perfume with same earthy, plummy and minerally medium to full bodied palate - a sweaty saddle classic old Hunter Valley style. Medium plus intensity of flavour with great persistence. Demonstrates the amazing longevity of old vine Hunter Valley Shiraz. I think you could safely drink this into the late 2020s. Honouring the Hunter Valley legend, Maurice O’Shea, who made great wine in primitive conditions In the late 1940s and 1950’s. About 15 years ago I had a 1952 Mount Pleasant Shiraz made by the great man - just medium bodied and still full of energy. — 6 months ago

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Ansitz Dolomytos

Dolomytos White Blend 2007

Such a hard wine to get hold of this was
Not necessarily expensive, but it has such a long story behind that i can't even start
If you know Elisabetta Foradori this guy, mr Zierock, was her first husband and probably not a well mannered either
He was a strong biodynamic Steiner believer for my understanding and i truly thought this wine was going to be just off for some silly reason
On the other hand i find still a crisp fruit, there definitely been skin contact, such a chalky mineral that emphasises the ginger, the smokiness, the honeycomb and the very long after taste
Better when room temperature
I just cant believe that the legend of the Alps mountains has actually delivered so well
Just hope we could all think twice before putting anything else than fermented grape juice into winemaking
A very special bottle i had been holding on for such a long time..a real treasure..exciting emotion!!
— 10 months ago

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