Rene Rostaing

Les Lézardes Viognier 2006

A little far gone — 4 years ago

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Peter Scudamore-Smith MW

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Visited Rene last year; tasted 2013; he is careful to not overblow his viognier; keeps it taut and consequently more drinkable. #uncorkedandcultivated #wineandfoodtours #france2016 #france2017

Marco De Bartoli

Vecchio Samperi Ventennale Marsala Grillo

Steve Matthiasson

Rich, complex, nutty, mineral, deep and complex, dry Marsala is really it's own thing, it probably pairs with all kinds of foods, but to me it's a perfect aperitif, this one is family owned (and the best I've ever tasted), family ownership is pretty cool considering the long history of Marsala in the international wine trade — 5 years ago

Peter, Neil and 32 others liked this
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Taste and drink it while there; #uncorkedandcultivated #wineandfoodtours #Sicily2016 ; welcome to join.

E. Guigal

Château d'Ampuis Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2011

Exceptional, expressive; aromatic and just so poised; holding back its full potential with residual oak bits; more behind the wine than meets the eye; #syrah #coterotie #guigal #2011 ; not big in texture for a warm region shiraz; more the elegant road, pushed that way by long oak time; tannic; 13.5%; AUD 200; long juicy mix of oak spice and shiraz blueberry; so fab #uncorkedandcultivated #wineandfoodtours #France2017 to visit; also there #2016. — 5 years ago

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Prapó Barolo Nebbiolo 1997

An interesting balance of secondary savoriness, spicy black tea-like tannins, darker than expected fruit and tons of acidic structure. Evolving & fascinating. — 4 years ago

Andrew, David and 35 others liked this

Cape Mentelle

Margaret River Chardonnay 2009

Wow; how maturing #margaretriver #chardonnay does vary; see recent #cullen #2009 which was brassy, this gleaming green and plenty of it; #cullen restrained, this #capementelle is butch; nose power of smoke or burnt things, bottle age nose not simple, evidence of lees/ mlf from the smoke; palate chunky, lime juice, burnt toast you taste in 30 yo Eden Valley riesling; juicy smoke; rich, not terribly drying, acid taut, 13%, AUD 35, full bodied, no apparent reason for it to fade for a while; contained power. #uncorkedandcultivated #wineandfoodtours — 5 years ago

Casey, Eric and 5 others liked this

Fattoria Poggio di Sotto

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2001

Stewed raspberry, leather, thyme, rosemary, and all the good things. — 4 years ago

Anthony, Peter and 5 others liked this

Giacomo Brezza & Figli

Bricco Sarmassa Barolo Nebbiolo 2011

Mark had this 5 years ago

Peter liked this
Mark Calkin

Mark Calkin

No, I'd like to though. I got this for a Christmas present
Peter Scudamore-Smith MW

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@Mark Calkin hope you develop an addiction to nebbiolo then

I Vigneri di Salvo Foti

Aurora Carricante 2014

Alder Yarrow

Tangy and mineral with a waxy and quince and chamomile flavor — 5 years ago

Marshal, Peter and 7 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Ermitage Cuvée Cathelin Hermitage Syrah 1991

Almost as good as the stuff worthy of an "H" at the beginning of the name — 5 years ago

Schatzi and Christy liked this
Sarah Jarosz

Sarah Jarosz

My birth year!