V. S. A. Limoux

Billecart-Salmon

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

David T
9.3

It’s Friday night, time for Champagne. It’s been a number of weeks since we had one of our very favorite N/V Rosé Champange’s.

One of the last nights in the D&S Lounge before we close it up for the season. It’s getting into the 50’s at night with fog hovering. But, it’s 75-77 degrees inside our propane fray. Rainy season is coming as well. 😞

Plate & Bottle dinner tomorrow night. 😋

Have great weekend everyone! Cheers! 🍾🥂

Numerous previous notes apply.

Photos of; the sunset over one of Billecart’s Grand Cru vineyards, inside the House of Billecart and the beautiful manicured grounds of the Billecart Estate.
— 3 months ago

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24°F here tonight, with wind 🥶
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@David T : I don’t blame you. At $330 (or $300 with 6-pack pricing), it’s well outside my purchase range! Too bad.
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@Severn Goodwin Yes, I heard about the sub seasonal temps through Tuesday east of the Rockies! Burr! 🥶 Can’t say I miss my MN days. Good people but, bad geography.

Cliff Lede Vineyards

Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

New Stags Leap find for me @ £81 / $71 that’s a rich full on Napa but w/ a lovely balanced complexity that should age nicely 👍

🏵 93-4 points

🐮 Paired perfect w/ roast beef

🍇 80% Cab S, 9% Pet V, 5% Cab F, 4% Malbec & 2% Mer

🍷 Black opaque ruby w/ purple tint

👃 Rich plummy dark berry spiced fruit through blueberry w/ soft smoked oak, minerals, lavender & cocoa goo bomb

👄 Med+ body of creamy rich dark berry/plum fruits w/ cocoa cream & blueberry

🎯 Med+ dark fruit explosion through chocy goodness & a touch of dry minerals
— 2 years ago

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Billy L.

Billy L.

@Chris England - Lede’s Winemaker- Christopher Tynan is killing it in Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon category! Cheers 🍇🍷👍🏻👏🏻

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Bolgheri Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

On offer @ £100 👍 😎 Elegant & nicely balanced w/ good potential given 5+yrs 😉

🍽 Paired w/ Fillet 🐮 & Mac 🧀

🍇 50% Mer, 34% Cab S, 9% Cab F & 7% Pet V

🍷 Opaque deep ruby

👃 Mineral infused smoked spiced dark berry fruits w/ mocha, oak, leather, chalk & deep earthy wet leaves

👄 Med body of black currant/berry & plum w/ a dry mineral tone w/ a creamy mocha wallop & follow through of dark cherry

🎯 Med+ smooth soft mocha infused fine dark berry/cherry & plum linger w/ a touch of dry minerality
— 2 years ago

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V. S. A. Limoux

Grande Cuvée 1531 de Aimery Méthode Traditionnelle Crémant de Limoux

Amazing bubbles from the region next to the champagne region — 7 months ago

Vouette et Sorbée

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After some champagnes with dosage like Chartogne Taillet , the wine gives you a slash back to the Real stuff no make up. Still it needs time, though I had never tasted an old V&S, but my two other bottles will be saved for later at least 3-6 month🥂 — a year ago

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Château de Fieuzal

Grand Vin De Graves Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Performing well @ £72 just past peak so enjoy soon 😉

🍇 60% Cab S, 33% Mer, 4.5% Cab F & 2.5% Pet V

🍷 Opaque ruby

👃 Crushed rock gravel & pencils through char smoked oak & black berry/plum fruits w/ a mocha grinds, wet earth & liquorice sooty kick

👄 Med body of chocy mocha covered dark fruits w/ a herby raspberry liquorice kick into dry minerals

🎯 Med+ dry mineral touch bitter mocha dark fruit earthy burnt liquorice linger
— 2 years ago

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Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Smith Havt Lafitte 1996

Really enjoyed this £120 Pessac as the fruit was alive & kicking w/ a ton of flavour & aroma showing the true characteristics of the region 👍

🍇 55% Cab S, 34% Mer, 10% Cab F & 1% Pet V

🍷 Garnet ruby w/ brick edge

👃 Stoney, gravelley, sooty, herby smoky dirty earthy dark fruits in leather, mushroom, damp cellar & pencil lead

👄 Med bodied smooth mocha chocky infused earthy dark fruits

🎯 Long dirty earthy chewy mocha driven dark berry dry minerals
— 2 years ago

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V. S. A. Limoux

Sieur d'Arques Grande Cuvée 1531 de Aimery Méthode Traditionnelle Crémant de Limoux Chenin Blanc-Chardonnay Musqué Blend

드라이하고 가볍게 마시기 좋은 논빈티지 샴페인. 모르고 시켰는데 기분좋게 마셨습니다 :) — 9 months ago

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Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

A surprising lighter style Pauillac for an 05 but @ £90+ it’s in a nice place, but a touch disappointing compared to others such as the amazing 2000 😁

🏵 92-93 points

🍇 64% Cab S, 29% Mer, 6% Cab F, and 1% Pet V

🍷 Blackened ruby

👃 Warm oak, soggy earthy leaves, gravel, minerals, pencil lead through dark berries & plum w/ mocha

👄 Med body of smooth rich blackcurrant, damson & red/black currants w/ a mineral mocha & mineral undertone

🎯 Med red & dark berry kick w/ touch dry minerals, light mocha & liquorice

— 2 years ago

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@Chris England yes 2000 is a Rockstar!

Casa Lapostolle

Clos Apalta Limited Release Carménère Blend 2014

😈 A Suckling 💯 pointer limited release @ £76 that’s superb now but has massive potential 👍

🍇 Merlot, Cab S, Carmenere & Pet V

🍷 Deep opaque ruby

👃 Thick gloopy cocoa through black berry fruits w/ blueberry, melted liquorice, light soggy earth, farmyard, minerals & figgy fudge

👄 Full bodied creamy silky rich blackcurrant, blueberry & dark plum bathed in cocoa butter w/ a dash of cherry & raspberry coulis

🎯 Long creamy dark & blue fruit chocky liquorice bang bang 😍😈
— 2 years ago

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Kim Stanbro

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@Chris England your descriptions are always entertaining, that’s for sure!