Les Athlètes Du Vin

Les Athlètes du Vin

Chenin Blanc

Thanksgiving at Pete & ‘Michelle’s 2019 - — 8 days ago

Château Bechereau Philipperie

Cru Bourgeois Grand Vin de Sauternes White Bordeaux Blend 1983

Château Bechereau Philipperie Grand Vin de Sauternes 1983 Bordeaux, France

This is a nicely aged sweet wine from Bordeaux.

Brownish in color with a brick hue.

Great nose, although a little stinky, with honey, vegetables, herbs, wet leaves, citrus and Indian spices light curry and cumin.

Medium plus in body and buttery, with medium plus acidity.

Sweet on the palate with limes, citrus, honey, apples, earth, wood, over ripened pears, honey, Indian spices and black pepper.

This is an interesting sweet wine, but i prefer these younger.

This 36 year old is nicely balanced and enjoyable by itself. Not too sweet, with a lot of complexity. A little bitter on the ending. Spicy and tangy.

I paired it with a Macadamia Nut ice cream.

The nose is very overwhelming, so I figured I need to give it a day to chill out, which was a great idea.

Next day update: It's good that I didn't post my review yesterday, as this is a nice surprise. A tastier wine today.

Lost most of the bitter and vegetables notes, and it is showing very nicely.

If you have one, let it open up for a long time. Delicious and complex.

13% alcohol by volume.

92 points.
— 9 days ago

Alex, Andrew and 23 others liked this
Douglas Braun

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Super fun wine for the Holidays

Domaine Jean Ginglinger

Vin d'Alsace Pinot Blanc 2018

damn. effervescence & ripping acidity. almonds & honey. — 7 days ago

Day Wines

Vin de Days Willamette Valley White Blend 2017

Nose has banana peel, citrus zest, (light) sliced tangerine, sliced peach, white bread and beautiful white floral notes.

Palate has mashed white peach, tangerine zest, (light) mango, warmed green apple and (light) tangerine juice. A light chalky note on the finish and medium levels of sweetness, a fun fine!

An Oregon-style Edelzwicker; 38% Pinot Blanc, 20% Muller Thurgau, 19% Riesling, 18% Pinot Gris & 5% Muscat.
— 5 days ago

Paul, Brian and 30 others liked this
Sarah O'Kelley

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So yummm

Shatter

Vin de Pays de Côtes Catalanes Grenache 2017

A medium-bodied Grenache from France. Showing red and black fruits with chocolates, earth and light vegetables.

Fruit forward and nicely balanced.

Medium-bodied with medium acidity.

Good by itself as a sipping wine or with food.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some complexity.

14.9% alcohol by volume.

90 points.
— 17 days ago

Trixie, Dick and 12 others liked this

Domaine de Rancy

Rivesaltes Ambré Vin Doux Naturel 2011

Had this with the Toffee and smoked pecan dessert, paired perfectly. Also paired great with banana ice cream and caramel popcorn. — 5 days ago

Domaines des Marnes Blanches

Vin Jaune Côtes du Jura Savagnin 2011

Smells like a Amontillado. Walnut, almond paste, Mezcal like smoke, green apple, apricot, orange peel, honey, minerality, and some savory meaty undertone too. — 3 days ago

Chris, Paul and 3 others liked this

Clos du Tue-Boeuf

Vin Rouge Gamay 2017

Assault on Japanese Natural Wine Scene Wine No. 8 - Amazing producer - Glou Glou Loire Gamay but with persistence, had to order some from my local Japanese retailer... — a month ago

Ted, Anthony De and 2 others liked this
Ted Corvey

Ted Corvey

More like Ga-May-I. The wine senseis need to re-stock before you bleed them dry!
Kyle Harvey

Kyle Harvey

@Ted Corvey you need to see if your neighborhood wine shop has any Clos du Tue-Boef on the shelves.

Chanterêves

L'Intrus Vin de France Syrah 2018

This was fun! Producer I love from Burgundy doing Syrah from Northern Rhône. Fresh and tasty, but a bit darker. Very drinkable. — 3 days ago

Château de Pitray

Premier Vin Red Blend 2016

Smooth tannins and muted dark fruits. Very pleasant. — 8 days ago

Caroline GrahamBrendan Devine
with Caroline and Brendan
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