A. P. Birks

A. P. Birks

Wendouree Cabernet Malbec 2009

Brief notes. Family dinner at my brothers house - sister and her hubby visiting from England. This selection from Mike’s Wall of Wendouree “. This was more black fruit plummy opulence than usual for Wendouree. Rich and intense which is par for the course with this producer. Consumed a little young at only 14 years of age. This is the Cabernet Malbec not the Shiraz Mataro. — a month ago

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We got finally some Malbec... I'm excited!
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Good on you Severn. Very long lived.

A. P. Birks

Wendouree Clare Valley Shiraz Malbec 2002

Always delectable. Th Gidley. # — 6 months ago

P. Lancelot-Royer

Cuvée des Chevaliers Grand Cru Brut Blanc de Blancs

Great complexity, nose punches above its weight. A strong nuttiness puts a layer of dust on the concentrated lemon and red apple profile, giving a mini-krug feel, albeit scaled down in intensity. Five years on the lees and 30% reserve show really well — 7 months ago

Domaine A. et P. de Villaine

La Digoine Côte Chalonnaise Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2010

I agree w/ @Alan Weinberg - a great bottle, especially for the price. 2010 still drinking great with years to go. — 2 months ago

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Domaine A. et P. de Villaine

Bouzeron Aligoté 2019

Beautiful — 3 months ago

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I would hope so!

Bodegas Hermanos Peciña

Reserva Señorío de P. Peciña Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2015

Our second choice, but a total winner. The “first”choice just didn’t work. Probably has a few years left, but gorgeous right now. Drink now, if you can find it — 7 months ago

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Domaine A. et P. de Villaine

Les Clous Aimé Bourgogne Côte Chalonnaise Chardonnay 2018

2022/8. As I’ve noted lately, it feels like the de Villaine whites have added another level in the last several years - deeper, more complex and more satisfying, without sacrificing any joyousness and without trying to be Meursault or anything like that. — a year ago

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Domaine A. et P. de Villaine

Rabource Rully 1er Cru Chardonnay 2018

Guessed this as a 2018 white burg. A successful blind by all accounts! Ripe, lush Chardy fruit (even a touch of pineapples) and excellent quality oak, all wrapped in a lively, saline package. Deceptively light at the start, but air does bring out quite a bit of texture and power. For me, certainly a wine of its soil (white clay on limestone) and vintage, once revealed. Delicious, although I did find it a tad heavy at the end of the night. — 3 months ago

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A.P. Birks Clare Valley Malbec 2011

I’ve been a long time buyer of Wendouree but have not had many of their 100% Malbec. They are only offered to club members occasionally. Often used to blend with Cabernet or Shiraz. Exhibiting plum flesh and plum skins and that often present menthol note (eucalyptus) which is detectable in many of the Wendouree Cuvées. Medium plus palate weight with medium plus intensity verging on profound intensity. Their Malbec vines date back to the 1920s. Will have the next one in a couple of years. — 5 months ago

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Domaine A. et P. de Villaine

Les Montots Mercurey Pinot Noir 2019

2023/1. Still lovely, though it feels like the wines have gotten a bit bigger and darker in the last few vintages…perhaps they just a need a couple of years to shed a little baby fat… — 8 months ago

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