Thanksgiving at Pete & ‘Michelle’s 2019 - — 8 days ago
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
damn. effervescence & ripping acidity. almonds & honey. — 7 days ago
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
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
Had this with the Toffee and smoked pecan dessert, paired perfectly. Also paired great with banana ice cream and caramel popcorn. — 5 days ago
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