Pretty Young Thing

Jean-Marc Burgaud

Côte du Py Morgon Gamay 2022

Outstanding! Dark fruit(s)…Black Tea…Smoked Meats…Charcoal…And?…way too young to really tell. But, one thing is for sure..a definite cellar addition. — a month ago

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Château Palmer

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

Paul K

Got a great deal on 6 pack of these two Bordeaux greats. Both got scores of 99, but the range of scores was pretty wide for both as well. I know I have to lay them down for 10 years+ but I wanted to try both for a baseline.
The Palmer is showing a lot more than the Ducru. It’s very enjoyable now! Nose is fantastic if a touch muted but still get nice cedar, black cherry, hint of floral, and something herbal. The palate is slate, cherry, blackberry, and currant. Not muted or closed in the least, but the slate thing overlays the fruit. Does that make sense? Help me describe that.
All in all I love this wine. Can’t hardly wait for 10 years from now. Guessing I won’t!
— a year ago

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James K

James K

I just picked up some of these two as well! Thanks for taking the hit and doing the early research. Much appreciated.
Deborah M

Deborah M

Beautiful 🤩!!
Paul K

Paul K

Thanks @Deborah M ! You’ve been on a tear lately!!!

Stags' Leap Winery

Napa Valley Petite Sirah 2018

We had it on a “taco Tuesday” on a Wednesday which pretty much sums up life with three small kids. It’s a thinner wine than I normally like but none the less I like it. Not the worst thing to drink when you are a day later and a dollar short 🤪 — 2 years ago

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Caymus Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Dan K

Maybe the grape juice thing is gone too far..this was pretty good. — 4 months ago

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Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

Pretty deep colour with very little bricking . Pretty deep cassis , black fruit nose , touch of truffle , grafite . Lovely red and dark fruits , great acidity , ripe slightly gritty tannins , long slightly slate and grafite finish . Young still , better with time in the decanter and will be better still in 5-10 years and will last a further 10. — 10 months ago

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Château Larcis Ducasse

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

I love me a 2010 Bordeaux!!! Dont think this vintage has ever let me down and I definately prefer it to 2009. This was very smooth with lots of dark fruits. Still insanely young on the palate. I think these wines will go pretty much forever! — 2 years ago

Lyle, Aravind and 7 others liked this

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Artemis Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Way too young. Still pretty tough after a 5-6 he decant. There’s is a lot of structure here and the dark roasted fruit plays well with the other aromas / flavors like charcoal, pencil lead, and soil. Not my go-to style of wine, but decent with prime rib. — 3 years ago

Ericsson, Ron and 6 others liked this

Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend 2004

Light straw colour . Pretty mineral and focused on the palate . Linear with lemon oil , touch of brioche and white flowers . Quite intense on the palate with real focus , very fresh acidity but with enough body to cover . This tastes very young really and probably needs more time to be at peak . Wait another 5 years perhaps and will probably last another 10-15 — 4 months ago

Jeroen, Ira and 8 others liked this

Giovanni Rosso

Langhe Nebbiolo 2019

Quite light ruby , wide light ruby rim . Rose and strawberry, raspberry, red cherry scented, slight hint of anis and fresh herbs. In the mouth nice sweet red fruits , cherry and strawberry , that touch of anis again . Pretty refreshing acidity , quite fine but noticeable tannins . Reasonable length and overall nicely balanced . This benefitted from a bit of air , and though young was a good match with a rather simple pasta with Bolognese sauce. This is good from now (with food and time in the decanter ) though will offer good drinking over the next 3-5 years . A nice and well made Langhe Nebbiolo.
— 2 years ago

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Raul Pérez

La Penitencia Mencía Blend

Over the last few years, I’ve grown quite fond of Raul Pérez’s wines. The challenge is, some of them can be rather elusive. “La Penitencia” is one of those wines. So I was pretty excited to try this. Popped and poured; consumed over three days. Wine pours deep ruby bordering purple and slightly turbid with a near opaque core; medium+ viscosity. There does appear to be a small amount of fine sediment clinging to the side of the glass. On the nose, the wine is intense. There’s obvious presence of VA and overall, comes across natty; more than any other Raul Pérez wine I’ve had before. That being said, it is remarkably fresh with notes of cherry and blackberry; the pits, seeds, stems and all. There’s also spices, cinder block, and un-excavated basement. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium+ tannin and medium+, bordering on high acid. Again, bright red and dark fruits along with pomegranate, grapefruit, and basil. The finish is a touch mousey with a biscuity sort of thing happening but it’s tolerable and I’m pretty sensitive. This would be too wild for many. Reminds me a bit of Fabio Gea’s “Onde Gravitational”. Plenty of life ahead for these. As it stands, I have another bottle and I won’t be in any particular rush to drink it. Lovely stuff. — 2 years ago

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