Domaine Dumien Serrette

Les Saveaux Cornas Syrah 2016

Methinks the ‘16 Rodano Chianti Reserva outdid this in terms of gamey ness, which is a compliment: gorgeous fruit here, light on bacon fat, very powerful but still svelte & tamed. Sure, another 12-15 years to go, but so generous at its 6year mark. What a treat — 18 days ago

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Sziegl Pince

Herreberg Hajos Kadarka 2017

Rouge clair, éclats oranges, nez discret herbacé, sec, acidité modéré , corps léger, svelte, on reconnaît facilement le cépage kadarka, povrons, fruits rouges frais. 2e fois: Légèrement frétillant sur la langue, fraîcheur de cave — 8 months ago

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Weingut Heribert Kerpen

Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese * Riesling 2015

At 7% alcohol it’s a subtle Auslese yet enticing. Underripe mango, white blossoms, canned pineapple, on the palate and on the nose but all in a svelte body.Glass cap which I wish I would see more of. a perfect match w family take out of sushi & fried pork dumplings. — a year ago

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Pierre Gonon

Les Iles Feray Pays de l'Ardèche Syrah 2017

100% Syrah from flatter vineyards at the bottom of the slope (between the Route Nationale and the Rhône) and young-vine fruit from hillside vineyards. I believe that there is still upside if this gets a few more years of bottle age, but this vintage is very nice right now if you have one and want to open it up. Classic Syrah nose and palate (olives, violets, smoked meat). Raspberry and dried herb aromatics as well. This isn’t as “rustic” as some other Northern Rhone Syrahs I’ve had lately. This is svelte and polished. Quality of the fruit and winemaking is very high. — a year ago

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Amizetta Vineyards

Napa Valley Merlot 2019

Young and too bold, needs another year or two. Dark inky purple with concentrated black fruits and black currant aromas. Hints of mocha and Applewood bacon. Medium acid, full body, svelte tannins. Blazing 15% soaked up by some oak infusion. — a month ago

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Quinta dos Murças

Minas Douro Touriga Nacional Blend 2015

In great form with plenty of years ahead of it. Good density and richness with a freshness and that Douro schisty core of rock in the minerality. Svelte, round and silky tannin add a fine velvety structure. — 7 months ago

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Azienda Agricola COS

Pithos Bianco Terre Siciliane Grecanico 2019

I love this vintage of pithos bianco! To me, the COS pithos wines take many twists and turns as they age; at present, the 2019 is quite lively and complex. A scrubby, humid, savory aroma like a wet mangrove that seems distinct to vittoria grecanico & inzolia based wines. The palate is gracefully long with svelte tannin... wet hot black sand beach, black olive brine, oolong, and perhaps an echo of spicy stonefruit or candied ginger. Begging to slice through a buttery lemon spritzed blackened shrimp and a crusty bread for sopping! — a year ago

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Domaine Gallety

Cuvée Spéciale Vallée du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2016

Not an obvious Rhone when tasted blind: svelte medium- full body, lavender & garrique subtle, but lip smacking dark red & black fruits. Also Ribena/black currants. Acidity strikes a satisfying balance holding it all together. What an elegant wine, quite special. Paired with grapefruit slow roasted whole chicken. Not surprised to read this is served at Michelin starred restaurants. Kermit importer. — 4 months ago

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Domaine Roulot

Monthelie Pinot Noir 2017

Great mineral red made by the pope of the whites in Burgundy. All the pinot stuff you might want with transparency and balance. Svelte and elegant and truly recommended. — a year ago

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Ca' La Bionda

Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend 2019

Less of the svelte toasted thing than 2018 but just as lovely — a year ago

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