Grand Brut Champagne Blend


Bright, tangy and refreshing. Quality is there, though it tastes breezy. Bottle #5 at Dan's. — 4 months ago

Christian et Veronique Hebinger

Vieilles Vignes d'Eguisheim Pinot Noir 2014

Tuiled dress, expressive nose. Slightly oxidized, nuts. evolved character, mushrooms, strawberry and spice notes. Fine and airy mouth of a beautiful intensity. Advanced notes and declining freshness suggest that this wine is at the end of its peak. A beautiful jewel to drink now.

Robe tuilée, nez expressif. Légèrement oxydé, noix. caractère évolué, champignons, notes de fraise et d’épice. Bouche fine et aerienne d’une belle intensité. Des notes évoluées et la fraîcheur déclinante suggèrent que ce vin est sur la fin de son apogée. Un beau bijoux à boire maintenant.
— a year ago

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Words to drink

Château la Varière

Cuvée du Rossignol Cabernet d'Anjou Rosé 2021

Domaine de la Perruche tasting #5. Too sweet for my taste. 22/7-2022 — 2 years ago


XIV Syrah 2014

Dense purple/black in the glass - opaque. Not giving much on the nose initially following decanting. Needed vigorous swirling. Barossa plum, prune and earth. Very full bodied on the palate. Quite concentrated. A very big wine in comparison to many other Sami-Odi Cuvées I’ve had over the years. HH said It needs ages (“drinking window of 2018 to 2041 - over extracted?)” I tend to think the difficult vintage conditions in 2014 as explained by Fraser is the reason. Harvest was a full 2 months later than normal - harvesting the 2nd shooting of the vines during the first 2 weeks of April. Yielding only 274 dozen. This wine has a long cellaring future. An element of tannic astringency which is more a result of the size of the wine. This is the first of 3 bottles I purchased in 2016. It will be many years before I have the next one. — 9 months ago

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Bob McDonald

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@Shay A I bought Little Wine #5 at the same time in 2016. It wasn’t near the size of this wine and have all been consumed.
Bryan Kesting

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Great note. I will hang on to mine for a while. Do you have an opinion on the 2012 Baby Tui? I have one of those left.
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@Bryan Kesting Hello Bryan, I have 1 Baby Tui left from the excellent 2012 vintage. I think it is a fantastic wine. I know sometime Delectable correspondent Bill Bender is a big fan. I was keeping it for a few more years to see how it tastes at say 14 or 15 years of age.

Domaine Fanny Sabre

Beaune Clos des Renardes Pinot Noir 2017

Wine dinner. #5 Popped with quite a bit of complexity beyond the fruit and notes of underbrush — 2 years ago

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Isole e Olena

Cepparello Estate Bottled Toscana Sangiovese 2004

Wow! What a wine! #5 of 6. Rich and deep. Layered and complex. Cherry fruit, damp black earth, tobacco, iron and long! Glad I have one left. Stunning! — 2 years ago

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Great pull


Wahluke Slope Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Lukes bday #5 — a year ago

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Poderi Aldo Conterno

Romirasco Bussia Barolo Nebbiolo 2017

Wine #5 at the Truffle dinner with wines from Piedmont. Barolo - the King of Wines. 15% ABV but doesn’t come across that high. Well integrated despite age. This wine gives you ripe berries, earth and first. This wine is beautiful. @55 Seventy — a year ago

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Bernard Magrez

Le Paon Languedoc Rosé Blend 2020

Rosé of the day bottle #5 Much better on the front end than on the back end. I mean finish. But you know what we mean. Beautiful bottle. May buy another just for the label to sit on my shelf. Higher alcohol content so you do have that going for you. — 2 years ago