Raventos I Blanc

I. et S. Bernaudeau

Les Onglés Chenin Blanc 2020

Love these wines! Always so incredible to have such a balance of racy energy with a simultaneous oxidative complexity. — a month ago

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Château Cheval Blanc

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

Delectable Wine
9.5

The 2008 Cheval Blanc is one of the go-to wines of the vintage. Now at 15 years old, it has retained the energy and focus it displayed from the outset: black fruit, crushed stone, wilted violet petals and touches of forest floor cohere wonderfully in the glass. The Cabernet here is more expressive. The palate has a slight chewiness on the entry, but it "relaxes" in the glass. It shows off its delicate lattice of tannins and perhaps a bit more backbone than I have observed on previous bottles. It's very intense on the finish where, as before, the Cabernet Franc takes charge. Superb. Keep it another three to four years if you can. Tasted at the Lia's Wings/book dinner at Medlar restaurant. (Neal Martin, Vinous, December 2023)
— 2 months ago

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Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1987

Not quite up to other years of d’Yquem but still lovely of course. Lacking some acid on the finish. Overall less density and length than I was hoping. But the palate entry and overall aromatics are still incredible. — 14 days ago

Severn, Neil and 4 others liked this

Matua

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

More bodied and heavier than I expected for a sauv blanc. Med-high acidity but not bright. — 2 months ago

Taittinger

Comtes de Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2006

For me the question for this cuvée is never, “ is it good?”. The question is , “how good is it?” Not as powerful as other vintages but it makes up for it with balance and complexity. I am sure this will age but it is in a very good drinking window right now. — 2 months ago

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Doug Powers

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@Ira Schwartz, my wife’s favorite Champagne, as well!!
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@Doug Powers That puts me in very good company then ! Wishing all of the Delectable community a Healthy & Happy New Year.
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GaryWEdwards

GaryWEdwards

Some great wine here. I also 2007 Rosé which is equal to her pale brother, the Blanc de Blanc.

Cédric Bouchard

Roses de Jeanne Côte de Val Vilaine Brut Blanc de Noirs Champagne Pinot Noir 2018

Disgorged in 2020.
Young and beautiful champagne. I love PN champagne. It has so much power, brioche, hazlenuts, ripe apple and nice acidity.
— 11 days ago

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Château Rieussec

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2010

Delectable Wine
9.3

The 2010 Rieussec is similar to the previous bottle a couple of years ago. It has since opened with saffron-tinged honeyed fruit, dried honey and almond shavings. This example is more vanillary and oaky than previous ones, and that actually distracts from the terroir expression. The palate is medium-bodied; again, the new oak feels more prominent than previous bottles, prompting me to lower my score. It's utterly seductive but articulates more of the winemaking than I would like. Tasted at the Lia's Wings/book dinner at Medlar restaurant. (Neal Martin, Vinous, December 2023)
— 2 months ago

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The Prisoner Wine Company

Blindfold California Chardonnay Blend

A nice white Bordeaux-inspired Chardonnay. As someone who is not usually fond of Chardonnay, I found this enjoyable and accessible. — 2 months ago

Raventos i Blanc

De la Finca Conca del Riu Anoia Barcelona Macabeo-Xarel-lo-Parellada 2016

Ted
9.1

Has a nice soft lemon backside. Has a seaside component. Lovely. — 3 months ago

Jeni
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