Chambers Rosewood

Rutherglen Muscadelle

Absolutely lovely Muscadelle sticky, sweet, easy drinking, orange citrus and sweet liqueur-like aromas and flavors, fortified (but so smooth you never saw the freight train coming until it’s too late — LOL), just a lovely after-dinner tipple, much sweeter than a comparable Port!! — 21 days ago

Jim Powers
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La Mekerra Vineyard White Blend 2016

Shay A

This was served during my annual WWC hosting. Typical format of sparkler, three whites, four reds, one dessert, all served blind.

Decanted an hour. Acquired during a visit to Melka a few years back. Last bottle of a 3-pack, and poured next to a 2016 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc. 100%SB and 100% barrel fermented. This was the SB that opened my eyes to how good SB could be 5-6yrs ago. The tropical aromatics (pineapple, lots of guava, white peach) alongside such a rich yet balanced palate (glycerin like, oak only noticeable in texture, not taste). Lemon cream with a puckering finish.

As an aside, I know these “super SauvBlancs” have become popular. Melka must be at the forefront thanks to involvement in V29, DANA, Lail, Melka, ADAMVS, and countless others from the Atelier Melka team.
— 4 months ago

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Mount Mary

Triolet Sauvignon Blanc Sémillon Muscadelle 1995

I won the equivalent of lotto if it was paid off in wine instead of cash. I was fortunate enough to sit next to a group of very generous sommelier’s on their day off. For me, one of the most enjoyable experiences when drinking wine is the “ah ha moment” . This bottle was a true revelation. The nose was filled with fruit, florals and freshness . The palate was insane, assaulting your mouth with citrus , orchard fruits and a waxy honey note. Endless acid and a very persistent finish. — 6 months ago

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A great find Ira. Mount Mary is one of Australia’s outstanding producers IMO. They don’t make a bad wine from any of their Cuvées with possibly the Cabernets being the standout along with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Hard to find if you’re not on the mailing list.
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@Bob McDonald I didn’t find it, Bob, the sommelier’s at the next table, made it find me😊. I am very familiar with their reds but not familiar at all with the whites..

Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

The Derivative Sonoma County Sémillon Blend 2020

Lacks a little acid but good body and texture — 25 days ago

Château Olivier

Pessac-Léognan Blanc White Bordeaux Blend 2015

Lemon , citrus, high acidity, graphites, oak butter, balance, refreshing — a month ago

Château d'Armajan des Ormes

Sauternes White Bordeaux Blend 2016

Real classic Sauternes with the perfect balance of acidity and honeyed sweetness — 6 months ago

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Clos Floridene

Graves Blanc White Bordeaux Blend 2019

Ripe but underscored with fresh lawn goodness and that oomph of I dunno what but..okay it’s an asshole move for me to say I’d know it was obviously a Bordeaux blanc in a blind tasting…but also, it is SO Bordeaux blanc bringing pencils, wet grass and fun citrus all together and…ugh I love Bordeaux’s white wines — 7 months ago

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Château Coutet

Sauternes-Barsac Sémillon Blend 2015

Lemon cream, marmalade, dried mango, Indian spices. — a month ago

Château de Fontenille

Entre-Deux-Mers White Bordeaux Blend 2021

Vintage 2021 | Cuvée Les Survivantes | 50 Semillon 25 Sauvignon Blanc 25 Sauvignon Gris | vines between 50 and 70 years old | 6 months barrel aging | notes of melon, pear, Turkish delight, good concentration | paired with figs from my own garden and Serrano ham — 4 months ago

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