Lovely. Blackberries blueberries, with some mint with great minerality and some cocoa. Oak adds to the structure of the wine and plays a supporting role. A lovely Cabernet. — 11 days ago
Cherry, black cherry, dark tertiary notes, slightest hint of brett far in the background. Beautiful brickish red, decent amount of sediment on walls of bottle. Medium body, med tannin (aged, chill, activated with turbulence). Elegant.
Fantastic on its own, and with a nice steak, or turkey with cranberry.
Tasty selection — 2 months ago
🏅Rating 97+/100 (4,75⭐)
Clos du Mesnil is a 1.84-hectare vineyard in Grand Cru village of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger surrounded by the walls. Its location and microclimate define a distinct terroir for Chardonnay which is renowned in Champagne as much as Montrachet in Burgundy.
This precious CdM'82 I shared with my champagne fellows on the eve of COVID-19 crisis. Memories that CdM definitely imprints in our minds and deep emotions which stay forever.
Perfectly aged multilayered wine with a complex tertiary bouquet to die for. Roasted nuts, honey, chalkiness and underlying pronounced acidity. So joyful!
Solo in Remi Krug terms, but the power of its voice equals to the orchestra. — 4 months ago
Allen Brothers Ribcap wine.
The nose reveals ruby, ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum with extra skin, poached strawberries with raspberries on the edges of the glass. Limestone minerals, dark spices, touch of black licorice, graphite, dry tobacco, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove & vanilla, dry crushed rocks, steeped tea, anise, cola, dry stones, dark, rich earth, bay leaf with candied & florals that are; withered dark, fresh red, purple & violets with fields of lavender.
The palate is round, lush with dusty, fine tannins. Ripe, ruby fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum with extra skin, poached strawberries with raspberries on the edges of the glass. Limestone minerals, dark spices, touch of black licorice, graphite, dry tobacco, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove & vanilla, dark chocolate, some caramel, dry crushed rocks, steeped tea, anise, cola, dry stones, dark, dry clay, rich earth, bay leaf with candied florals that are; withered dark, fresh red, purple & violets with fields of lavender. The acidity is round and nicely executed. The finish is classic Bordeaux. Nice balance that begins with fruit then slides into dry earthiness that persist minutes.
Still needs another 5-7 years of cellaring to be at its peak.
Very good with the Ribcap but, not the perfection I look for in this pairing.
Photos of; Chateau Clos Fourtet, century old Clos walls, Owner-Mathieu Cuvelier and another view of Clos Fourtet. — 5 months ago
70’s orange and green tone wallpaper, plastered over my bathroom walls — 2 months ago
Walls down please governor — 3 months ago
Hey Gentlemen wouldn't you just love it if your wives SUGGESTED That you consume a little wine each night to take the edge off!
Well this is what I am being told by my husband!!
He says I am bouncing off the walls with the daughter's wedding this Saturday!
Actually the whole event has been downsized and will be more intimate! ❤
This wine is a Costco bargain! A simple but really nice table wine; it was in the 2019 WE Best Buys! I have never had a wine from Portugal before! This wine is fruity and presents with low tannins, smooth as silk and huge smoke on the finish which I love! Not complex yet absolutely nothing offensive! — 6 months ago