Saint Laurent Estate Winery

Laurent-Perrier

Brut La Cuvée Champagne Blend 1512

David T
9.1

In the ski chalet or in this case, the bar- Salmontini that overlooks Ski Dubai inside The Mall of the Emirates. Sofía is skiing and I’m having a glass Laurent-Perrier. Two bad discs don’t make for enjoyable skiing. Perhaps, the worst thing I could do for them. I’m getting the better end of the deal! 😋

We already spent a half-hour playing with King Penguins! 🐧 What fun!

As for the champagne, the nose reveals, green apple, lemon lime, pineapple, some hints of green melon and honey, vanilla, cream soda, beautiful soft chalkiness, sea shells, gentle volcanic minerals, spring flowers, Jasmine and yellow lilies.

The body is nice and glides easily over the palate. Nice mousse and mouthfeel. Green apple, lemon lime, pineapple, some hints of green melon and honey, vanilla, cream soda, notes of ginger, baguette crust, beautiful soft chalkiness, sea shells, more pronounced volcanic minerals than the nose and penetrate into the palate, spring flowers, Jasmine and yellow lilies. Really nice soft acidity and micro bubbles. The finish is rich, elegant, nicely polished and persists minutes.

Happy Good Friday and Easter weekend!
🐣 🐰
— a day ago

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So awesome!
Sofia Jalilie

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The penguins were the best!
Skiing was surprisingly fun- hard to imagine skiing inside when it is 100 degrees outside!
Cheers! 🥂
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@David T Wow looks like a great time Cheers 🍷

Judith Beck

Heideboden Zweigelt Blaufränkisch St. Laurent Merlot

Purchased on a whim and you can be sure I’ll be looking for this producer again! Biodynamic without any of the funk. While I wish the nose was a bit prettier, the palate is fresh, bright and chuggable. A bit of acid appears to remind you of its structure, but mostly it’s just a pure joy to drink and not overthink. — 14 days ago

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Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2002

Shay A
9.3

Weekly Wine Committee. 1 sparkler, 3-4 whites, 3-4 reds and 1 dessert wine format. Served blind.

I called this left bank Bordeaux from the get go. It showed a ripe side at first but quickly settled in to some saddle leather, pepper, tar, tobacco and bay leaf. Power is in the mid palate and finish here as tannins were still strong. Black tea, black cherry, oak and a streak of greeness down the palate. No rush.
— 10 days ago

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Bryan Kesting

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@Shay A : Hey Shay, I know you gave me this info before but what is the absolute best place in Fort Worth to get wines that are allocated? Wines you won’t find everywhere. Also, are you all getting together for wine sometime tomorrow? I’m flying in for dads weekend and may be able to stop by, depending on the timing.
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@Bryan Kesting : I’d say between Ellerbe’s and Kent & Co, those are your best bets. And, coincidentally, they are down the street from each other off of Magnolia. Ellerbe’s is a local high end restaurant that has a small wine shop and Kent & Co is a high end wine bar. Both have hidden gems and some big hitters.
As for tomorrow, a small group may meet at Classic. Tomorrow is actually my birthday so there’s a chance a get together will happen earlier in the day (the wine storage place’s social room is reserved after 5PM, so sometimes we meet from 2-5). Shoot me an email if you find yourself free. Shay.Aldriedge at gmail.com

Weingut Dreissigacker

Bechtheimer Trocken St. Laurent 2017

Polished gold color, fatty aldehyde nose containing lychee neroli and bergamot, dryish vibrant flavors of watermelon rind, strawberry and peach sour with lasting sweet myer lemon juice and orange zest. Predominately lemon and excellent with spiced food. — 8 hours ago

Laurent-Perrier

Grand Siècle Cuvée Alexandra Brut Rosé Champagne 1985

Beautifully aged Rose Champagne drank in Bordeaux at Leoville Las Cases during dinner. Wish I could have enjoyed more than a couple of sips. Even when not drinking, wines like this should be at least sipped! — 10 days ago

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Dr. Owen Bargreen

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@Jeff Loo Love the older label, what a spectacular older Champagne 🍾

Hannes Schuster

Burgenland Sankt Laurent 2015

Great flavors just a little muted — a day ago

Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1983

This was a perfect btl that had an intoxicating nose of sweet red fruits, cassis, earth, cedar, forest floor, spice cake, leather & cigar box. As I have stated many times one of the great drinking vintages of GL next to the legendary 82. — a day ago

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Tardieu-Laurent

Hermitage Syrah 2008

Shay A
9.3

Monthly WTF wine group meet up. This month is new world vs old world Rhône’s. All wines tasted blind. 3 flights.

Drinking really nice right now. Black peppercorn spice, roasted dark red and black fruits, and some smoked meat. Didn’t pick up a lot of iron. Smooth. Good acidity and tannin. Thanks
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Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

The 1982 Chateau Léoville-Barton red wine is a stunning bottling from this famed vintage in Bordeaux. Generously shared by some friends, and needing very little time in the decanter to evolve, the 1982 Léoville-Barton opens with a captivating nose of sour red cherry, cigar box with shades of white truffle and a striking herbaceousness. There is a wonderful, seamless quality to this wine that evokes a harmonious balance on the mid-palate. A bright saline streak dashes through this incredible wine. Showing a wonderfully soft mouthfeel, the wine slowly unveils layers of sour red fruits, exotic spices, red bell pepper, anise and hints of wild blackberry that all marvelously combine with the toasty oak. While absolutely delightful now, this stunning wine will has more than a decade of life left. Drink 2019-2035- 95

— 19 hours ago

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@Dr. Owen Bargreen Dr. Nice post Cheers 🍷
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@P A Thanks so much. It was a beautiful older wine 🍷👌

Chateau Grand Barrail Lamarzelle Figeac

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

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9.0

The #Bordeaux 2009 vintage was legendary and this lovely Saint Emilion is another example. Not a big wine, yet delicious, elegant and complex, lovely notes of : oak , tobacco ,plum , cherry cedar wood, cassis, minerals, pencil shavings, graphite, mint and bell pepper, medium to full body with lovely tannins and an elegant finish. Starting to show its full potential. My score 90, drink to 2023 — 5 days ago

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