The Village Of Elgin Winery

Kumeu Village

Chardonnay 2020

Ripe grapefruit, almost peachy - a little funk which blew off. Enough palate cleansing acidity to make this very moreish. A delicious wine which is amazing value at only $21.50 per bottle from one of the best Chardonnay producers in the New World. A big statement I know but try his premium Mate’s Vineyard and see what you think. — 2 days ago

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Greg Gosselin

Greg Gosselin

Killer QPR. Delicious indeed. Over the top value.

Pierre Brisset

Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2020

Lyle Fass
9.3

As usual this is a preposterous wine and a preposterous value and the best of its kind. The fruit has a lipstick like intensity that boggles the mind. Black cherry, dark red cherries, dusty earth, pulverized rocks and so much more. There is a tiny berry fruit intensity that is a trademark of this wine. Smells like elite village burg. Palate is Uber concentrated with dazzling purity and freshness for days. Black cherry, dark red cherries and so much sapidity. Elegant, complex and so deep. Amazing black raspberry as well. This just keeps pushing on the finish. As this airs the limestone intensity just keeps getting more and more defined on the nose. Superb cut and delineation, with such unreal concentration. Never heavy always elegant and a finish you will not believe for this level. It’s superb in its compactness. Some wood shavings character now on the nose after air. From high school woodshop. Gorgeous fruit. This is just dazzling. A skoche behind the 19 but still the best of its class. Let’s see what air does. — 15 days ago

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Peter Lauer

Faß 87 Ayler Kabinett Riesling 2030

Excellent especially for “just” being a village level bottling. Great acidity to balance out the residual sugar. One of my favorite producers for kabinett. — 24 days ago

Domaine Jacques Prieur

Monopole Clos de Mazeray Meursault Village Chardonnay 2018

Bright gold! Very shy nose of briny baked apple. Medium full palate of baked apple, lime (the fruit), lime (the rock), caramel, and a hint of balsam. Lengthy finish extends the palate. Complexity and finesse are the key words for this rich yet food-friendly Meursault. With the weight to support hearty meats and a fine backbone of acidity that's a match for shellfish and other mid weight seafood, this is a must have for any high-end dinner table. Drink now through 2028. — 16 days ago

Paul, Tom and 3 others liked this

Jean-Marc Millot

Vieilles Vignes Côte de Nuits-Villages Pinot Noir 2019

This was delicious, and a winning blind for me. Having a baseline on the table definitely helped. Although less sweet and intense, I felt the JM Millot was in the same genre as the Métras, with similar texture, floral lift, minerality, and red fruit profile. It was the difference in fruit sweetness that gave it away as being from greater Burgundy, whereby Pinot Noir usually appears less sweet than Gamay to me. The village was definitely a lot harder to identify which made sense upon the reveal - when in doubt, it’s probably from one of the lesser communes (or Morey lol!). Fine, fresh, and energetic, I would have drank a lot more of it if not for the other wines on the table. Another to revisit. — 7 days ago

Andrew, Severn and 10 others liked this

Andrias Gvino

Khashmi Saperavi

Made with Saperavi, Georgia’s most widely planted red wine variety, from 45 years old ungrafted vines in the village of Khashmi, about 35km East of Tbilisi, in the Kakheti region. Fermented with indigenous yeasts in clay qvevri. Cherry, pomegranate, earthy notes on the nose. Full-bodied, tart red fruit, chewy tannins. Good acidity — 20 days ago

Gramercy Cellars

L'Idiot du Village Mourvédre 2015

Mature and really nice. Nose has very pure, ripe dark berry fruit with a ripe peach note, smoky embers, and gravel. In the palate it’s soft and mouthfilling, with a rich texture that is not overbearing. Loads of stony minerality in a long finish. Tannins resolving. — a month ago

Aaron, Jonathan and 12 others liked this

Tenuta Sette Ponti

Crognolo Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2018

Tried again! In the heart of the Chianti lies Estate of Sette Ponti, 15 miles northwest of the city of Arezzo, past village of San Giustino Valdarno. Has 10% Merlot, aged in French Allier barriques, deep Ruby with red fruit aromas and floral notes. On the palate blackberry, plum and cherry flavors with blossom notes, spice and fine integrated tannins. Good balance, long finish ending with some oak and mineral tones. Nice! Will age a bit! Tasting well now! — 17 days ago

Jamie, Daniel P. and 4 others liked this

Bethany Wines

First Village Barossa Valley Shiraz 2019

Notes of strawberry, raspberry and pepper. Good tannins and balance — a month ago

Roger Coulon

Heri-Hodie 1er Cru Champagne Blend

First off, this color is absolutely killer. A dark golden, cream soda in the glass with very nice perlage. Profuse tiny, rapid bubbles. Ripe apples on the nose along with orange slices and cinnamon. Fruity red berries show with time and air. Just a touch of citrus aromas with freshly baked bread. Slivers of hazelnut and lemon zest.

From the Premier Cru village of Vrigny, this is a superstar champagne. Composed of 60% Pinot Meunier from a solera dating back to 1995 with the rest equal parts Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Certified organic in 2019. Very zippy acidity with only 3 g/l of dosage and disgorged in March of 2019. Beautifully dry with a ton of character and personality. Medium bodied bordering on the fuller side. This is a most definitely a champagne that you want to sit with for a while before it reveals all of its mysteries.

Impressive in the mouth. Undemanding but certainly not simple. Raspberries and baked apple pie. Really nice stone fruit and sharp cheese with mushrooms. A touch of soil and chalk. The finish is long and ends on a sharp note. I can’t say enough about this wine but it’s very hard to think of one that beats it in this category.
— a month ago

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Trixie

Trixie

You write very well! Cheers!🥂