Switzerland

Maison Gilliard

Valais Cornalin 2018

We ended the evening with this beautiful Swiss testimony that has nothing to envy to fine French wines. My wine-loving friends and I appreciated this beautiful balance between the freshness of a young wine and the depth of a grape variety reminiscent of Cabernet-franc or Syrah from altitude. A greedy and dense wine, on black fruits with a nice salivating freshness, reminding us that although confidential, Swiss production should be taken seriously. Well done, it's superb! Nice finesse between fruit / caramel and spices.

Nous avons fini la soirée sur ce beau témoignage helvétique qui n’a rien à envier aux beaux vins français. Mes amis amateurs de vins et moi-même avons apprécié ce bel équilibre entre fraîcheur d’un vin vin jeune et profondeur d’un cépage qui rappelle le Cabernet-franc ou la Syrah d’altitude. Un vin gourmand et dense, sur les fruits noirs avec une belle fraîcheur salivante, nous rappelant que bien que confidentielle, la production suisse est à prendre au sérieux. Bravo c’est superbe! Belle finesse entre fruits/caramel et épices.
— 6 days ago

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Staatskellerei Zürich

Staatsschreiber Cuvée Blanc Prestige Zürich White Blend 2018

Sehr gut für apero.
Kann im coop gekauft werden
— 7 days ago

Renaissance

Valais Gamay

Smells of light plums maybe a bit of prunes. Taste of sour plums and maybe just a bit of lemon and some prunes at the end. Nice acid to go well with food. Surprised to see this from Switzerland, but very enjoyable. — a month ago

Tom liked this

Chèrouche

tsampon Red Blend 2018

Nice fruit, peppery, light delicious va, and glittery particles that catch the light. Tasty!! — 8 days ago

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Jost & Ziereisen

Le Grand Basel-Stadt Pinot Noir 2016

Just opened this. One can tell this will be a journey. I would only open this if you have at least 2-3 hours to Taste it. It’s all over the place on open. Basically tastes like if Ziereisen made wine in the mountains.

Nose is dense but has that alpine thing you get from like savoie. Very pretty. Almost intoxicating. Like a field of flowering cherry trees on top of a mountain.

Palate is very bright. Sweet cherry fruit.

A 9.5 easy on open. I’m guessing this will be better as it airs and integrates.

As this opens holy fuck. Nose is alpine with some gevrey spice. Palate is rubber made from grape vines (I know impossible), cherry. Rich. Elegant Cherry extract. Just a kiss of bitterness. Wowowowowo. So elegantly rich. Unbelievable.

Bought from fass selections.
— 18 days ago

Andrew, Aravind and 4 others liked this

Claus Preisinger

Kalkundkiesel Weissweincuvée Riesling 2019

A bit of a bite, with wonderful bright cherry flavor — 14 days ago

Goldsiegel

Gächlingen Spätlese Blauburgunder 2016

First Swiss Pinot Noir I’ve had. It’s easy drinking - cherry cola, dried roses, slight earthiness. Nice — a month ago

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Vinattieri Ticinesi

Ticini Merlot 2012

From the best of times to the worst of times, wine gets better with Swiss time! Hundred percent Merlot from the Southern Part of The Swiss Canton of Ticino, known for its limestone soil. There is a nice “forever young” medium ruby hue at first glance. The aromas are abundant with plum, blackberry, some cherry, fig as well; also get some cream and vanilla scents. On the pallet it is a delight with more plum and cherry immediately apparent; some chocolate, light coffee notes, and the slightest hint of bay leafs as well. On the mouth it has that velvet texture at first lips touch; it is surprisingly full and rich, the tannings are supple, the acidity is firm (for a change) with medium high alcohol and a very decent finish. Absolutely love well made Merlot and this is the perfect example, pricy and hard to get, but still perfect.

PS Funny thing, when “the bug wine” bites you! It bit me a long long time ago, but it takes time to learn, appreciate and afford wine that truly changes you. Obtained this bottle by another wine lovers recommendation; always knew it was going to be great, but timing is of the essence when it comes to bottles cared for and properly cellared. They’re opened when they’re opened! Cheers.
— 23 days ago

Ericsson, Eric and 14 others liked this

Domaines des Virets

Reserve Saint-Léonard Pinot Noir 2016

Jane like this better than Marc. Marc didn’t mind it; he just thought it was just maybe a little too sweet to drink more than a couple of glasses — 24 days ago