Ombibulous. Wine Manager at Schneider's of Capitol Hill, a third generation, family owned liquor store in Washington D.C.
I've had this bottle in my cellar more than 20 years. It was delicious. Plum/prune, dry cured dark olives, caramelized/roasted meat juices on the nose. Elegant and slightly spicy with well resolved tannins and a hint of warmth to the alcohol. This was better balanced than many later bottles that seemed to chase the Parker style of big/ripe/extracted/oaky. — 3 months ago
From magnum and server with a paella with both prawns and chicken. Delicious, complex, tannins in an approachable phase (though this could take more time as well, esp in this format). Wish I had more and that the bottle of Grand Reserva 2012 I had recently was this good. — 3 months ago
Labelled as Autumn batch and lot # 213142, so assuming this was bottled in the Fall of '21.
Shows a vibrant amber color. Nose is more oxidative than I expected and the acidity is lower/softer than I expected. This is almost a pasada style which would be good with a gazpacho Blanco or other nutty dishes. — 3 months ago
What a very consistent and great value. This continues to deliver great balance, length, intensity and complexity vintage after vintage. According to the label Taylor Fladgate originated the LBV style (vintage character, aged longer in oak barrels and intended to be drinkable upon release). — 3 months ago
Lot 6.2022. Just received this spring in a shipment from Garagiste ex-Seattle.
This is less savory and more soft for me. It doesn't show quite the meaty richness I've seen in some other yamahai. Better to serve this room temp or warmer. — 3 months ago
Back label on this 2021 bottling identifies Saint Laurent as the varietal and claims "the wine is part of the project 'Primi Vini' for grapes that ripen early, enabling the wine to be put on the market earlier. I don't know if this means it is a Nouveau style/carbonic maceration or just refers to the precociousness of the variety.
Inky purple. Boisterously fruity nose with a crushable balance that invites another sip. YUM. — 3 months ago