Today was an absolutely fantastic Friday hosting at the City Club by @Dan Fitzgerald. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert wine. Great job Dan!
On a night where the whites and reds were all 99-100 pointers, this stole the show. Jaw dropping in terms of how light, yet youthful, this was. Most guessed this was an ‘80s port. Astounding shaved dark cocoa, blackberry infused fig bar and raspberry liqueur spread over old graham cracker notes. It was floral but also dense. Fantastic. — a day ago
Edition 3 of this solera sangiovese from Payten and Jones. Not sure what the vintage blend is, but the first edition goes all the way back to 2014, so I'm guessing that's included. Enjoyed the first two iterations, but this one didn't sit well for me, mainly because the finish was way too bitter. Delicious aromatics though - ripe black fruits, floral, cacao. Palate's spicy and quite rounded. Plush tannins. There's complexity for sure (in fact, this was my pick when tasting at the winery), but it just lacks drinkability. — 22 days ago
Dark plums perfect with chocolate or Gorgonzola — 17 days ago
Porto is so out of fashion. I have no idea why since a number of highly rated “dry” wines carry substantial residual sweetness. Fashion is fashion. Hipsters will find this soon enough. 1977 was a time with Port if not in its heyday it was certainly much more highly regarded. This is just sensational. A fortified wine of great depth and dimension. — 3 days ago
Wednesday Wine Committee. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. Blind as usual.
With how youthful this was, I was surprised not only at the amount of sediment I had, but the size of the flakes! Because of that, I went the LBV route. Cran-raisins, creamy espresso, stewed raspberries and blackberries, baked graham cracker cherry pie and very small traces of heat. — 9 days ago
Smooth, not too sweet. Compliment to curry dish — 15 days ago
Amazing 22 year old port — 14 days ago
I had such high hopes. Bottle was well-stored for more than 20 years. Looks fine and cork was in great shape and not super loose in the neck. Silky and mellow, but a wan showing for what I know should be so much better. Fairly short, slightly spiky finish. Sad, actually. — a month ago