J. Bouchon

J. Bouchon

Canto Sur Carménère Blend 2020

50% carmenere; 25% carignan; 25% pais — 7 hours ago

Domaine D'Ouréa

Adrien Roustan Tire Bouchon Clairette 2019

Lemon, hints of chamomile, fruity, slight acidity to balance — 6 days ago

Schramsberg Vineyards

J. Schram Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir 1998

Still bubbly after 25 years. Lots of yeast and complex earth flavors. Golden color beautiful. Very slight oxidation . A little bit of fruit. Glorious — 3 days ago

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Hermann J. Wiemer

Estate Grown Dry Riesling 2020

Always a good value dry Riesling. The 2020 has a bit more fruit than I recall, but still quite piercing with that stony acid quality. — 5 days ago

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J. Baumer

Rheingau Riesling 2019

An imposter! If not for my ability to read labels, I would have never placed this in Germany. From the petrol notes that's pervasive in Australian rieslings, to the modern label and stelvin screwcap typical in the land down under, I could have easily called this a Clare Valley off-dry riesling with a little age if blinded. Apple, lime, florals, and petrol on the nose. The sugar acid balance does give it a more "Germanic" feel (Kabinett?), but that's not uncommon in Australia these days (John Hughes' Rieslingfreak No.5 comes to mind). Fruity and generous on the palate, with riper fruits, honeyed notes, and mineral undertones. Enjoyable. An imposter for sure, but a welcomed one. — 14 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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Just a footnote to this discussion - last year I opened a 2012 Grosset Polish Hill Riesling from the Clare Valley. Many good judges consider this as our premium dry Riesling. There was not a hint of petrol/kerosene aromas. My notes are here on Delectable from last September 2021.
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@Bob McDonald Good to know! My experience with Polish Hill has been mixed with respect to TDN to be frank. Could be storage too. I actually still have a bottle of 11' and 12' each in the cellar back in Melbourne. Will definitely be drinking them once borders make it easier to travel, though I can't be certain that's anytime soon.
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Just to note too, I'm still very much a believer in Australian riesling, but I feel water stress and the sun has not been favouring the variety over the years. It just means growing riesling in Australia's a little more challenging than in other places.

Schramsberg Vineyards

J. Schram Brut Rosé 2007

Rich, creamy, and fruity. Amazing balance. — 13 days ago

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J. Lassalle

Cachet Or Brut 1er Cru Champagne Blend

don’t think I’ve ever had a better champagne at $30. Bright and fresh with a beautiful mousse and orchard fruits. Will last and likely improve. — 19 days ago

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J. Lassalle

Cuvée Angéline Brut 1er Cru Champagne Blend 2008

fortunately recently found a small supply for $55/b, less than release price, and it’s even more delicious due to that price. Just scrumptious crunchy bright yellow orchard fruit and citrus, not at all oxidative or yeasty, just lovely, fresh, and delicious. This is real bright and fresh. The 2011 wasn’t at this level, 96 was/is stupendous, and I’m hooked. I don’t know who Angeline is but I love her very much. — 14 days ago

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Weingut Josef Walter

Centgrafenberg Frühburgunder "J" Trocken 2012

Lyle Fass
9.7

Nose has some sweet wood, mint, wild berries and wild black cherry and loads of violets. Huge minerals and earthy underbrush. Gorgeous aromas that need an hour for the wood to integrate more. Tree bark. Wood shavings and a hint of bitter citrus rind round out the aromas. Palate is just awesome. So supple and silky. Amazing balance and purity. Super fresh and dense. What a wine. This is so seamless and elegant. Black and red cherries abound. So sweet and so concentrated. Just spectacular.

Sweetens up more with air and gets more energetic and dynamic. Amazing freshness. So elegant. Leaves you thinking. 9.6 to 9.7. Just stunning. Beyond stunning. I need to email Christoph!
— 24 days ago

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J. B. Becker

Wallufer Walkenberg Kabinett Trocken Riesling 2013

Not for the faint of heart. I’m a huge fan of JB Becker’s trocken (dry) aged Rieslings, and this is full of character like one would expect, but I do think it will benefit from more bottle age - many years more. Big on the nose, big flavor with lime and bitter lime zest, green apple, and maybe a little persimmon. Full throttle Riesling. — 12 days ago

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Brent Young

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Love these👍. But I agree they are not for everyone @Iwan I had recently drank the 98 and it was great 🙌🥂