Provence, France

Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 1996

POV: you’ve been asking your dad for 15 years when we can drink this wine and he finally opens it to celebrate your wedding weekend. Golden hue. Lemon, bruised apple, brioche. Soft moussey bubbles, dry and velvety on the tongue. Absolutely AMAZING to drink. — 5 days ago

Mark Huang
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Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend

Inspección:
Claro a Translucidez con Burbujeo
Brillo: Brillante Intenso
Color: Amarillo Dorado con Destellos Ámbar
Intensidad: Media
Viscosidad: Media Alta
Menisco: Variación de Ribete Largo con segunda tonalidad Ámbar

Olfato:
Intensidad: Media Alta
Frutos Maduros
Frutos Amarillos y Cítricos (Durazno, Naranja, Nectarina)
Flores: Violeta
Especies: Canela
Extras: Avellana y Nuez Tostadas y Cocoa

Gusto:
Semi Seco (Gredoso)
Burbuja Fina y Elegante con Jugo Denso
Amplia Textura
Cuerpo: Alto
Acidez: Media Alta
Alcohol: Medio
Taninos: Medio
Complejidad: Alta
Final: Largo
Equilibrado

Notas de Cata: Simplemente Magnifica !!! Matiz de amplio contraste entre lo encontrado en olfato y lo entregado en el gusto; creando experiencias y texturas muy complejas y equilibradas. Vibrante, Dinámico y Elegante !!! Ideal para cualquier celebración memorable o simplemente un muy buen domingo ;) !!!
— 5 days ago

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1981

Dark rubi robe with a hint of brick color on the rim, nose of crushed flowers, cigar box, tobacco and blackcurrant, medium bodied, complex, elegant, fresh and balanced, ready to drink but will for sure last a fee decades more. Great bottle and we are happy we bought others :) — 7 days ago

Adriana Pagliano
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Adriana Pagliano

Adriana Pagliano

Perfect for a special birthday celebration!

Clos des Papes

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2001

Two bottles opened. Both the same… Regal tawny color. Mostly transparent. Fragrant herbal nose. Notes of ripe red fruit, herbs de Provence, dark dry earth and some fragrant flowers. Well balanced in the mouth. This wine is in a perfect spot, drinking today at peak. — 18 days ago

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Billecart-Salmon

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

You already know what it is. There’s not much to even say about it because you already know it’s delicious. Quite delicious. Romance in a bottle? Absolutely. Pale copper with salmon accents and energetic effervescence. The nose features sumptuous cranberries and raspberries, as well as baked apple tarts. Some wild strawberry notes to go with the brioche aromas.

This is no hidden gem of a wine, you’ve all tasted it before and you know how good and reliable it is. A benchmark and always impressive. Pleasing, not racy, acidity and that hard to describe essence of quality. 40/30/30 CH/PN/PM and those red grapes truly shine here. The palate references the nose with more sparkling red berries and autolytic notes. Impressively long finish of pure elegance. Flabbergastingly lovely.
— 18 days ago

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Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Delectable Wine
9.8

The 1982 Lafite-Rothschild is a wine I have drunk several times, though maybe this is the first time in magnum. It is deeply impressive. Deep in colour, it has a classic Pauillac nose with intense black fruit mixed with pencil shavings and black truffles. It simply oozes class. The palate is very well balanced with finely-chiselled tannins, spellbinding definition and immense, dare I say it, almost "Latour-like" stature on the persistent finish. Magnificent. Tasted at the 1982 Dinner at Hatched. (Neal Martin, Vinous, September 2022)
— 7 days ago

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Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Delectable Wine
9.3

The bottle of 1982 Léoville Las-Cases was sadly out of condition, though fortunately I tasted another example at a private dinner in Bordeaux a few weeks later. To be honest, I have always preferred the 1985 or 1986 to this vintage, and this gives me no reason to change my mind. It has a surliness on the nose that is uncharacteristic of this vintage, tightly wound tertiary scents, melted tar and pencil shavings. The palate is full-bodied with fine grip, dense and quite powerful, yet it is more impressive than pleasurable. The aforementioned vintages have pulled away from the 1982 in recent years, though it remains a very fine Saint-Julien. It just needs to turn its frown upside down. Tasted at the 1982 Dinner at Hatched. (Neal Martin, Vinous, September 2022)
— 7 days ago

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Château Latour

Premier Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Delectable Wine
10

The 1982 Latour is the most consistent of the First Growths in this auspicious vintage. Tasted from both bottle and magnum in the UK in recent months, this note comes from an ex-château magnum tasted at a private dinner in Bordeaux. It exudes class and majesty on the nose with its copious but brilliantly focused black fruit laced with cedar and graphite. To use a phrase I have written before, it is blue-blooded...regal. That comes through on a palate that has a haunting symmetry and a killer finish that is brilliantly defined and audaciously long, graphite lingering on the aftertaste. Quite simply, claret does not come better than this. Tasted at a private dinner in Bordeaux. (Neal Martin, Vinous, September 2022)
— 7 days ago

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Jacques Selosse

Initial Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

The three of us from Omaha were presented this wine upon arrival, double-blind fashion in large burgundy-style glasses. The appearance was a burnished gold color with slight visual signs of gas only when agitated. On the nose, there are signs of oxidization with a slightly cheesy and nutty thing on the nose along with some bruised apple and pear. The palate was like fireworks. Layers of fruits, nuts, spices and the creamiest of textures. At first, based on the smell and the appearance, I thought this might be a vintage Champagne, 1996 or even possibly 1990. However, after tasting it, I was compelled to shift direction as it reminded me of some of the more remarkable NV wines made in a solera-style like Bereche “Reflan d’Antan” or Selosse “Initial”. Welp…basically nailed it. How I wish this wine could be in my life more often. — 19 days ago

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Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1999

Elegantly wild. Complexity throughout. Shows strikingly intense aromatics of myriad barn notes. Reserved on the palette, this is gentlemanly austere at 12.5%. Long, focused finish. Doesn’t get too much better for my liking. — 4 days ago

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Great pic!