Planted in 1971, the fruit was selected from the oldest section of Sanford & Benedict Vineyard. Aromas of berry fruit with subtle floral and spice, aged for 22 months in new French oak. On the palate raspberry and cherry fruit flavors, a bit crisp with light oak tones. Firm tannins, a bit tight, lingering, ending with mineral notes. Very nice, but needs a bit more time. — 2 years ago
Enjoyed from a split last night. This makes you feel better about your alcohol consumption when you only drink at 375 in 25 minutes. Well, maybe not. This is Krug, so do I really need to describe it? Not oxidative or reductive. Draws the perfect fine line in the sand between the two factions. And does each one impeccably well. I'm in love. — 2 years ago
Skin contact between 4-6 months of Malvasia, Marsanne and local grapes to Emilia Romagna which are unnamed. Briny, cider-y nose. The palate on this wine shows excellent complexity. Some light hazelnut and citrus give way to apricot notes. This changes with air and really changes with food. We drank this with Thai which was on the spicy side and I can honestly say that it was one of the most remarkable food & wine pairings I’ve ever had. This truly blew my mind. What also blows my mind is the fact that this was left unreleased all these years. Marvin Gaye’s talent has lived on through his music all these years and this “new” album just adds another layer to that catalogue. Great stuff all around here. — 2 years ago
Just like the African Bush, don’t come to the Egyptian Desert without it.
Celebrating the ending of a great trip on the eve of our last day at The Old Cataract on the Nile River with one of our very favorite N/V Rosé Champange’s.
Photos of; the pano view of the Nile River from our terrace, Sofia holding our other 375ml bottle BSR we brought from the US, the lobby of the Old Cataract and the grounds of the Old Cataract Hotel.
9.3 on the Billecart-Salmon Rosé and a 9.9 on our trip! — 2 years ago
Brilliant Sancerre with a very light oak influence. Great minerality with chalk and flint happily supporting grapefruit, lemon, apple and a whiff of cut grass. Great depth, firm acidity and very expressive. A tremendous example of upscale Sauvignon blanc — 2 years ago
Was only able to enjoy this at pop and pour and had to leave after half the bottle, but it didn’t need a lot of coaxing. Very ripe and integrated. Full spectrum of red and black fruit, cassis, pipe tobacco and worn saddle leather on the nose. Structure was still very solid with plenty of tannins at the finish to keep this upright. Round on the palate...dark cocoa dusted dates, roasted plum, cardamom and muddled raspberries. Drinking really well but will probably hold in this window for a few years. — 2 years ago