V. S. A. Limoux

V. S. A. Limoux

Grande Cuvée 1531 de Aimery Méthode Traditionnelle Crémant de Limoux

Amazing bubbles from the region next to the champagne region — 4 months ago

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

— a year ago

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John Van Trijp

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@Chris England yes 2000 is a Rockstar!


Altazor Cabernet-Syrah Blend 2010

Rich fruity 😈 for £45 that will please most 😉 should age nicely but lovely now 👍

🍇 68% Cab S, 22% Carmenere, 6% Syrah & 4% Pet V

🍷 Opaque ruby

👃 Ripe bramble bush & blackcurrant, mint, pencil lead, red berries & mineral rock in light soggy earth

👄 Med++ bodied punchy rich plummy forest fruits w/ blackcurrant & raspberry coming through w/ a mocha & dry mineral undertone

🎯 Med+ touch dry mocha filled dark & red berry fruit splat 💥
— a year ago

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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!

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 :) — 5 months ago

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Cliff Lede

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
— a year 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 🍇🍷👍🏻👏🏻

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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Vouette et Sorbée

Blanc d'Argile Extra Brut Champagne Chardonnay

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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Paul Hobbs

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

When first tried this 2011 $95 🇺🇸 Cab was not showing well but since a few years ago it has evolved into a yummy 😈 drop - reminds me of the non overpowered 🇺🇸 Cabs of old 😉

4.25 ⭐️ / 92-93

🍇 95% Cab S, 3% Pet V, 1% Malbec, & 1% Cab F

🍷 Opaque dark ruby

👃 Chocolate covered blackcurrant w/ minerals, blueberry, plum, red berry, lavender, light oak & gravel

👄 Med+ body of rich warming dark berry & plummy damson fruits in creamy chocolate w/ blueberry & purple blackcurrant ooizing through

🎯 Long smooth velvety full flavoured dark fruit in gooey choc
— a year ago

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Tom Casagrande

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2011s are unfairly written off. Lots of good ones that, as you astutely noted, are reminiscent of wines from the 1970s.
Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

Paul Hobbs... nice, I’m having a Stags Leap tonight. Here’s to Napa! Cheers!

Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

St. Julien- Beychevelle Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Superb top year St Julien @ £60 that’s drinking great already but could be fantastic - what a great buy 👍

🍇 70% Cab S, 22% Mer, 4% Cab F & 4% Pet V

🍷 Opaque glass slicking ruby

👃 Plummy dark cherry & blackcurrant through light smoked soft oak w/ herbs, soggy earth, mocha, liquorice & minerals

👄 Med+ body of rich opulent smooth blackcurrant & dark plum w/ a mineral infused liquorice mocha creamy undertone

🎯 Long minerally plump dark fruit w/ a touch of stoney dryness
— 2 years ago

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