Pretty sure I haven’t had a better bottle of Champange at $24.99 and even some higher.
The nose reveals; bruised green apple & Bosc pear, lemon meringue, overripe & slightly sour pineapple, lime zest, nougat, vanillin, soft honeycomb, oysters, sea spray, baguette crust, grey volcanic, pleasant chalkiness, whiffs of herbaceousiness, spring flowers, mixed greens and yellow lilies.
The entry is clean, fresh, rich and lively. Bruised green apple & Bosc pear, lemon meringue, golden apple, overripe & slightly sour pineapple, lime zest, nougat, vanillin, caramel, soft honeycomb, sea fossils & spray, baguette crust, nice white spice with some palate heat, grey volcanic, pleasant chalkiness, whiffs of herbaceousiness, spring flowers, mixed greens and yellow lilies. Crisp lively acidity. The finish is refreshingly delicious, well balanced, good, seamless, delineation, nice polish and persists with spice for several minutes on the long set.
Photos of; The House of Baron Fuentes, grapes at harvest, Proprietor Eric De Brisis and one of their Grand Cru vineyards. — 14 days ago
Schaumig wie ein Schaumbad. Poussiert und schmeckt nach Pfirsich, frisch geriebenen Erdäpfeln. Im Abgang ein Hauch von gewalkten Flanellhemden. — 25 days ago
faszinierend, essenwein,sehr kräftig, dunkle reife beere,gut zu deftigem essen, nicht solo genießbar aber lässt man ihm genug zeit an der luft wird er ein supermilder solowein mit vielem zu entdecken — 21 days ago
Rich, concentrated red fruit on the nose and something savory, almost herbal. Juicy, well/integrated tannins in the palate; inviting and solidly middle weight. Light roast coffee and a buttery, almost butterscotch note really ringing through on the palate. / super tight at first, especially on the nose, but opens up in the decanter, becoming performed and quite vibrant and positively exuding red fruit and that same butterscotch note. Seriously enjoyable. — 8 days ago
Amazing. Really nice to just keep drinking. Fabulous French wine! — a month ago
Interesting. Went from flat at first taste - 10 minutes later - some Tanin evident. Colour still dark ( less brickish than expected) perfumed aged nose - with a hint of well hung game. Some dark fruit on the palate - dark cherry and ripe plum. Finish is medium in length - a treat to taste. — a month ago
rich Bordeaux style. Impressive cedars in deep forest, plum and cassis. touch of forest floor. Dry, mid acidity and mid+ slightly tingling tannin. Can drink now and better to age more.
Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Cabernet Franc 13% Malbec 7%
Petit Verdot 4%
Appellation: Wine of Origin Stellenbosch
Age of vines: 13 to 28 years
Irrigation: Drip irrigation
Matured for 18 months in 255 litre new French oak barrels. The wine has an ageing potential of at least 15 years from vintage.
Total Acidity: 6.3g
Residual Sugar: 2.0g/l — 22 days ago
Pure #pauillac - this is the second wine from Second Growth Château Pichon-Longueville Baron which I had the fortune of visiting on a wine tour in summer of 2018. Wafts of violet, leather, earth, graphite. There’s a lot of power and finesse in this wine but even after an hour the tannins were unyielding. I have two more bottles of this 2015 vintage and it should easily go another 5 years plus. ~$30 at Costco last year. — a month ago