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Yalumba

The Virgilius Eden Valley Viognier 2013

Following the excellent 2008 vintage I had last night this 2013 was also good. Will buy and put in the cellar. 17.5 — 5 years ago

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Look out for my blog on the changing styles of viognier in the Rhone coming; #uncorkedandcultivated #wineandfoodtour #france2015

Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2004

A master wine; it commands space in my taste memory; greatest of Chateauneuf-du-Pape wines tasted for some time; nose evolution excellent, freshness and palate taut, not dry. 2004; Last evening of #uncorkedandcultivated #wineandfoodtour #france2015 #drinkrhone #chateauneufdupape #grenache #beaucastel #gsm #2004 Red Blend not white — 5 years ago

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Rene Rostaing

Ampodium Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2012

Traditional but great Cote Rotie 2012 from a master of 44 vintages; Rene Rostaing; deeply brooding, big colour but tannin elegance including all stalk #coterotie #syrah #rostaing #rhone #uncorkedandcultivated #wineandfoodtour #france2015 — 5 years ago

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Bouchard Père et Fils

Réserve Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2013

2013 vintage. Generic and pretty pale when compared with even village level Burgundy. Interesting nutty and citrusy aromas, but the famous complexity is not there. Great introductionary wine for sure—get a couple of better Burgundy bottles on top of this one and compare. Really makes the regional structure and appellations very understandable and easy. — 5 years ago

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I agree; visited Bouchard two weeks ago; with #uncorkedandcultivated #wineandfoodtours #france2015 ; for an extensive tasting; wines from this company are in a very good space.
Sasha Agapov

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@Peter Scudamore-Smith MW Oh, definitely. Bouchard's Corton and Vosne-Romanee Grand Crus are pretty outstanding. Very consistent producer for sure.

Yannick Alléno & Michel Chapoutier

Couronne de Chabot Saint-Joseph Red Rhone Blend 2012

Over-the-top example of White Rhone 2012 Chapoutier #marsanne from jv with chef Yannik Alleno with Couronne de Cabot ; excellent with lobster salad, cucumber jus; #drinkrhone #drinksyrah #drinkmarsanne #saintjoseph #uncorkedandcultivated #wineandfoodtour #france2015 — 5 years ago

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Krug

Brut Champagne Blend 2000

Another stellar Champagne. Not quite to the level of the 99 Salon for me, but I think both are so good it is an individual preference matter. This was a little more on the yeasty side, with a little more brioche going on. — 5 years ago

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Salon being BdB will develop earlier complexity; Krug 2000 tasted at their cellars two weeks ago #uncorkedandcultivated #wineandfoodtour #france2015 ; just had occupied the full space yet; building up the brioche yes; but underlying acidity amazing; so both wines will go in the opposite direction.
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Sorry typo "had not occupied"

Domaine Denis Mortet

Les Longeroies Marsannay Pinot Noir 2004

After decanting, a strange note of charcoal on nose. Lacking the complexity of a Premier or Grand Cru but VG for a Village wine. 17- — 5 years ago

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Been drinking Marsannay pinot rose in village of Chambolle #uncorkedandcultivated #wineandfoodtours #france2015

Yves Cuilleron

Vertige Condrieu Viognier 2011

Condrieu with excellent age development #2011 ; the #apricots ; nice wine, not too over-the-top for viognier; compact but unctuous (word that describes viognier texture; otherwise slippery); top exponent of blancs in the Northern Rhone is Yves. #uncorkedandcultivated #wineandfoodtour #france2015 #condrieu #viognier #slippery — 5 years ago

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