Poland

Nicolas Joly

Clos de la Coulée de Serrant Savennières Chenin Blanc 2013

It's Christmas eve and here in Poland it's a big deal, even bigger than tomorrow actually. It's called wigilia and the big lunch/dinner starts around nightfall (3 PM currently). Traditions dictate that you don't eat meat but fish and winter vegetables (cabbage and potatoes mostly). The star of the show is carp in many different type of serving : fried, in sauce, served cold in gelée... We start eating at 3 pm and get up whenever nobody can eat another bite any more. Usually half of the food remains. Oh and needless to say, the go to drink to go along is wódka, or vodka, drank cold, in small shot glasses, straight down.
Of course I had to bring something special to add to local traditions and this time I went with this one.
The nose is made of honey and baked apples, and saffron. It's a powerful chenin nose, brought to a level I had never encountered. The palate is extremely dry and focused, with a great acid drive, some honey and apple notes all along, a great width, some nice matter and almost a sauternes like mouthfeel, without sugar. The finish is long, fresh and lasts for ever. This is chenin at its best and I heard this was one of the lesser vintages of this. I can't wait to open my 2015 bottle which is quietly waiting for the right moment to be popped open . Great stuff!
— a month ago

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Anthony De Blasi

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👌nothing better than good traditions!
Severn Goodwin

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Fun, I've caught plenty of Carp, but not eaten one yet.
Nicolas Greinacher

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Wonderful wine 😋🍷

E. Guigal

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend 2016

The nose shows syrah usual traits : pepper, blackberry, there is even a bit of bacon in there! Definitely northern Rhone red. The palate is well balanced, there is a good acid drive in there, there is a bright fruit, some width, some matter, a good mouthfeel, lively tannins with a drying effect in mid palate and a long finish with fruit and pepper and that drying effect for quite a long time. I have been missing that wine for as long as we moved to Poland. I used to buy it from the grocery store downstairs back in Paris for 8 euro. I was so psyched to find it in the Wine shop downstairs here in Warsaw! As always, this is a solid CDR. — 2 years ago

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Georges Dubœuf

Beaujolais Nouveau Gamay 2019

Last bottle of wine before Karolina’s trip to Poland. Watching old polish shows (Idz na calosc, Randka w ciemno), having a really relaxing weekend — 3 years ago

Jean Foillard

Côte du Py Morgon Gamay 2020

A bit sharp on the tongue. Wrocław team dinner in Poland. — 4 months ago

Edmunds St. John

Bone-Jolly El Dorado County Gamay Noir 2017

Very interesting nose with strawberry, gooseberry, cherry and leather. This is very different from any gamay I had ever tasted so far. The palate is marked by a very strong acid backbone and a very lively, almost electric mouthfeel. There are some touches of red berries all along, very few tannins but a drying effect kick in in in the rear and a very long red berry finish. Blind I would have said it's a trousseau from Jura. I like it nevertheless and this is probably the most interesting California wine I have tested thus far (but the good stuff rarely makes it across the pond and through to Poland) — 4 months ago

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Domaine Guiberteau

Saumur Chenin Blanc 2021

First bottle of a batch that I ordered from my favourite wine merchant in France and that got delivered to my door in Poland.

An old friend that I have missed dearly. Apple, honey, waxy notes and some flowery scents too. This is multidimensional and very great. The palate shows a massive acid backbone, as expected, some stone fruits touches, a great width, a very long and fresh finish with a chalky mouthfeel almost. This is a great chenin. Oh have I missed this!
— 5 months ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Fine description

Louis Claude Desvignes

La Voûte Saint-Vincent Morgon Gamay 2020

Wow! The value of this... 17 EUR a bottle, delivery to Poland from France included. This is a steal!

A gorgeous nose of cherry, wet soil, geranium, licorice... This is intense. The palate shows perfect balance with a nice and long acid backbone, some width and a great, almost crunchy texture with a soft mouthfeel that turns into a turbulent sea in midpalate, with tannins sharpening a bit and giving it another layer. The finish is fruit forward, almost umami, with that layer of turbulences gently brushing up that bright fruit to make it a truly enjoyable tasting experience. That's why you love cru Beaujolais...
— 4 months ago

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Winnica Turnau

Riesling 2020

And now the Riesling.
Also, surprisingly good.
— 5 months ago

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Wodka Zoladkowa Gorzka

Traditional Wodka Zoladkowa Gorzka

Absolutely love it. Perfect reminder of a brilliant holiday — 2 years ago

Adoria Vineyards

Zachowice Bacchus 2017

An herbal, floral nose with white flowers and a bitter citrussy thing like yuzu or bergamot orange. That is very peculiar and I like it. It's very subtile and discreet, not in your face at all. The palate is delicate with a first impression on the acid side, but there is more to it, with this citrus thing, a bit of weight on the width with a gentle touch and some roundness, and a fresh and long finish. I like it! It reminds of easy going, simple white German I had which were perfect a bit cooled down on hot summer nights. — 3 years ago

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