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This ‘Duet’ SauvignonBlanc Sibirkoviy

This ‘Duet’ (SauvignonBlanc / Sibirkoviy) by Gusev (Volgograd, Russia) — a month ago

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Duet (Sauvignon Blanc / Sibirkoviy) by Gusev (Volgogdad, Russia)


Noble Russian Vodka

I find the label tacky, but that shows what Russians think of Americans 😉
Strong Ethel nose but so damn clean
— 6 months ago


Author's Wine Saperavi Krasnostop 2019

мне отлично, но на любителя — 8 months ago

Château Tamagne

Молодое Saperavi 2020

2020- an unforgettable year! — a year ago


Negru de Purcari Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

White wine made over the black sea? Actually really good, I drank at room temperature. It would do better at 55 to 62 F. This wine makes me wonder if there are good whites from other regions like sochi and russia..who knows. I paid 15 bucks from a local store. Great buy. — a year ago


Mourvèdre Syrah 2018

Отличный вкус, очень похож на Бордо. Для Российского вина это достижение, при цене в 500 руб. это достижение вдвойне — 15 days ago

Daumas Gassac

Haute Vallee du Gassac Red Blend 2018

Fascinating red blend produced by Mas de Daumas Gassac coming from the St Guilhem-le-Désert – Cité d'Aniane IGP in the Languedoc region of Southern France. 🇫🇷

Mas de Daumas Gassac is known for its unique red glacial soils that are well-draining and rich in mineral oxides (iron, copper, etc.), helping to nourish but also stress (in a good way!) the approx. 42-year-old vines, which can enhance concentration of fruit character. It is also known for its philosophy of respecting the land it farms and honoring the ecosystem of the Gassac Valley. 🌳

When I say fascinating blend, I mean, look at the list of varieties comprising this wine, based upon the winemaker’s tech sheet:
76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Pinot Noir, 2% Malbec, and 4% rare grape varieties, including: Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Montepulciano (Italy), Armigne (Switzerland), Arenie, Areni Noir (Armenia), Bastardo, Souzon (Portugal), Saperavie (Russia), Tchkaveri, Tchekavesi (Georgia), Brancalleo (Galicia), Carmenere, Abouriou (old French grape varieties) and Plavac Mali (Croatia). 🍇🍇🍇

👀This wine has a medium purple hue and noteworthy staining and tearing on the glass.

👃On the nose, it has youthful and robust, primary notes of ripe black fruit, such as black cherry, plum, blackberry bramble, also anise, violet, dried lavender, licorice,
pipe tobacco, also secondary notes of dark chocolate, nutmeg, and cedar. The intensity is medium(+).

👄On the palate, this wine is dry. It has medium(+) acidity, a full body, high alcohol (14.1%), and medium(+) tannins that are supple but very present. The intensity of flavors is medium(+) and more tart than ripe, but otherwise consistent with the nose. The finish is medium(+).

👏👏👏 This wine is delicious and could age for many more years, but even in its youth, it’s delightful, complex, and full of intense dark fruit character. 
— 5 months ago

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@Severn Goodwin Great tips!! I feel ashamed to be drinking this so young, given its potential, but it’s still so deliciously fruity and lovely. I will definitely buy more to hold onto.
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Don't be ashamed, it's a great bottle out of the gate and after many, many laps!

Château Tamagne

Krasnostop de Tamagne 2014

Очень здорово, стало еще более чернослива, и абрикосовый вкус можно уловить. Наслаждение — 3 months ago

Gusev Vinery

Duet (Sauvignon Blanc & Sibirkoviy blend)

Duet (Sauvignon Blanc & Sibirkoviy blend) by Gusev (Volgograd, Russia) — 4 months ago

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Duet (Sauvignon Blanc & Sibirkoviy blend) by Gusev (Volgograd, Russia)

Antonio Muñoz Cabrera

Sierras de Málaga Moscatel

This vino dulce natural (“vin doux naturel”) is a fantastic example Málaga’s traditional sweet wines – the favorite of Catherine II of Russia and Victorian ladies and the city’s main export until vineyards were wiped out by phylloxera at the end of the 19th Century. It is made with Muscat of Alexandria grapes, fermented and fortified to reach 15% (In Málaga, this style coexists with another type of non-fortified sweet wine confusingly named “vino naturalmente dulce” or “naturally sweet wine” made with sun-dried grapes. Due to the high sugar concentration, they don’t require fortification or mutage). Pale golden color. Delicate, perfumed with aromas of pineapple, flowers, cream pastries and peach yogurt. Feels quite light, balanced, not overwhelmingly sweet. Incredible value — 9 months ago

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An interesting story. Sweet wine was all the rage back then it seems. d’Yquem very popular with the Russians pre communism as detailed in the excellent book “Stalin’s Cellar”. He took over the cellar from the Tzars.