This wine is really nice and represents more of an "old school" style of CS. Dark berry fruit is present but not the star! Earth and minerals mingle nicely...pencil lead..eucalyptus..leather..
Cola..Bakers chocolate..oak.& cherry compote!
90 min decant. — a month ago
At the Annual Yalumba tasting at the Downs Club. A quick note - minty for a Shiraz Fairly Oaky with Oak Tannins showing through and Espresso on the nose. A good wine with great potential but for value I prefer the Paradox at about a third of the price. Have bought Octavius since inception when as Wine Committee Chairman the Downs Club hosted Yalumba CEO Robert Hill-Smith (still the boss) for the launch of the inaugural Octavius which strangely was a Cabernet to begin with (1987) and a Shiraz ever since. Still have my last 2002 in the cellar at home. — 8 months ago
700 bottles produced. Boschera is a local grape variety in Treviso. High in acidity and saltiness, 11% vol, age worthy, aged in stainless steel vats sur lie for 10 months, thick skin grape. Only producer making a dry version of Boschera. Maurizio Favrele producer. Ripped 85 year old dad. Paired excellent with sweet potato, salmon, crispy cannelloni beans. “Chattering” drinker. Hawthorn, lemon, verbena, green tea, Granny Smith apple, almond, ginger root, green pepper, aromas. Sea water, anchovies. — 8 months ago
Sofoy sweet cider with a smooth clean taste. Would drink again — 4 months ago
This is a delicious Sauvignon Blanc from Pessac-Léognan. Crisp and refreshing with nice weight and complexity.
Nose is gentle and elegant. The palate is crisp, dry and rich.
Showing citrus, lemons, spices, light wood, green apples, grapefruits and minerals.
Nice length on the finish with limes and minerals.
A Good quality wine. Definitely my favorite white Bordeaux so far.
This 5 year old is drinking very nicely now, and will continue to evolve in the next 5 years.
Needs 30 minutes to open up properly and show more complexity.
Robert Parker 93 points. 94 points Wine Spectator.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
A blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Sémillon and 5% Sauvignon Gris.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
$95. — 6 months ago
A pint of Sam Smith’s stout at the Princess Louise after the EMHG-EC meeting; exceptionally tasty! — a year ago
This wine is very enjoyable and also very young. I opened it yesterday and I’m writing a review on it 24 hours later. Initially it was nothing but black pepper on the nose with minimal fruit and a lot of pepper. Today the pepper is subdued and there is some enjoyable red fruit. Old world and new world collide. Don’t open this for at least 5 years. It’s an amazing wine! One for the cellar for sure. — 5 months ago
Mother Mary of God! It’s a stunning example of why I adore White Burgundy.
The nose reveals; Meyer lemon, Granny Smith apples, pineapple, lime zest, stone fruit, under ripe green melon, beeswax, honeysuckle, touch of caramel, fruit blossoms, river stones, cream for days, gentle white spice, powdery limestone & brilliant, soft gentle chalkiness, steely minerals, some flintiness with jasmine, mixed greens, yellow lilies and spring flowers.
The body is full, rich, lush and waxy. It’s simply stunning as it glides over the palate. It just doesn’t get much better in White Burgundy unless you spend seriously more money. Meyer lemon, Granny Smith apples, pineapple, lime zest, stone fruit, under ripe green melon, kiwi, bruised Bosc pear, beeswax, honeysuckle, vanillin notes, touch of caramel, fruit blossoms, river stones, cream for days, butter, gentle white spice with soft, warm heat, herbaceous, powdery limestone & brilliant, soft gentle chalkiness, steely minerals, some flintiness with jasmine, mixed greens, yellow lilies and spring flowers. The phat, round acidity is like a warm, gentle rain shower. The rich, lush, ripe, polished, well balanced finish is delicious and persists several minutes.
Photos of, Chassagne Montrachet, the old vines of Domaine Pierre Yves Colin Morey, Pierre-Yves Colin the eldest son of the famed Marc Colin and cellar of Domaine Pierre Yves Colin Morey.
— 6 months ago
Classic. Great character, good depth, clean finish — 2 years ago