R. Jelínek

Peter Jakob Kühn

R Rheingau Trocken Riesling 2013

Atypical but beautiful - had 48 mths of oak, slightly oxidized style but lots of ripe fruit and herbs. Really complex. I already rate it high but need to revisit this in 10 yrs time. Can then be really spectecular ! — 3 days ago

Peter, P and 10 others liked this


Kallstadter Saumagen R Auslese Trocken Riesling 1996

This could easily be the WOTN on any other evening, but there were so many great wines on the table to contend for the title. To be frank, I'm sure everyone had a different favourite during the night. The 96' Saumagen for me was a serious runner-up.

I couldn't even tell it was a KR in the blind. The bouquet was so atypically floral and lacking in that KR "dirt" that I was totally thrown off. It was so fresh, even more so than the 04' medley that preceded, that it would have been impossible for me to have called it a 96'. Great texture and structure. Serious concentration of fruits and herbs. Mandarin, kiwi, preserved lemon, chrysanthemum, smoke, cream, fresh cut herbs. Finished painfully saline, supported by laser sharp acidity. Fantastic stuff. Still a baby after 23 years in bottle.
— 17 days ago

Ron, David and 17 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2004

Tremendous. Leathery, smokey, herbal, musky, cocoa, plum, earthy. Layers of deep, dark flavors delivered on a lithe, well-balanced frame. Tannins were largely resolved and this was gentle and flowing. Fresh and energized and kept getting better the longer it was open. The nose was beguiling: cocoa, earth, smoke. A beautiful, delicious wine. — 13 days ago

Charles Nebolsky
with Charles

Weingut Bernhart

R Schweigen Rechtenbach Spätburgunder 2015

Wine tasting at Weingut Bernhart, the premier Spätburgunder in the German southern Pfalz!
First growth
— 12 days ago

Laura Tanghal McCarthy
with Laura
Tim, Mark and 2 others liked this

August Kesseler

R Riesling 2008

Sweet. Needs another 20yr. — 6 days ago


Heimersheimer Burggarten R Spätburgunder 2017

Белый пино нуар. Вкус рассола. Очень круто — 6 days ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Gravonia Crianza Rioja Viura 2010

Tart apricot. Oxidative, honeyed. A baby at nearly ten years. Many rivers to cross, only lacking the grandeur, expansiveness, and suavity of its big brother. — 20 days ago

Alsu Shakirova
with Alsu
David, Peter and 2 others liked this

Hansjörg Rebholz

R Spätburgunder 2016

tasted like Oregon pinot...interesting to try but not much more — 6 days ago

Ron liked this

Kieran Robinson

R Five Bennett Valley Syrah 2012

Dark, brooding color, potent, strong structure. Best after the barnyard funk blew off. I’m a fan - not sure where the grapes come from or where the wine is produced. — 11 days ago

Lisa Thomas
with Lisa
Dawn, Rob and 7 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 2006

More acidity on first taste than I was expecting but that is probably down to the beautifully fresh cherry notes. The taste then evolves on the palate, bringing out the American oak barrels in the form of a long aftertaste, smoky leather mixed with a zing of citrus. — 5 days ago