The Ordinary Fellow

Left Of Ordinary

California Tannat

Anything but ordinary!! Our first Tannat and we really liked it!! Such deep dark color. Rich aroma and flavors: cherry, strawberry and pepper. — 23 days ago

Château Lafleur-Gazin

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2020

Promising BDX fellow! — 7 months ago

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Philippe Colin

Chassagne-Montrachet Chardonnay 2019

Tasted in wine class: Super for a village chard, but hey, not exactly any ordinary village. Complex and intense. Nice oak too. — 2 years ago

Château Lestage

Listrac-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

2019 vintage. Another great value from this Listrac estate. Dark red. Black fruit, less oaky compared to the 2018. Good concentration, a more extracted style compared to fellow Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Lilian Ladouys 2019 (Saint-Estephe) tasted alongside, but excellent value at 11(!) euros. — 2 years ago

Domaine Leroy

Bourgogne Chardonnay 2016

Maison Leroy’s entry-level white, 100% Chardonnay sourced from different vineyards in Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet and Savigny-lès-Beaune. Subtle, aromatic nose with white fruits, citrus, floral notes and hints of vanilla. Fresh, mineral, great texture. No ordinary Buegundy — 2 months ago

Bob liked this

Azienda Agricola Marion

Valpolicella Superiore Corvina Blend 2014

Naughty little syrup - literally roaming in the barrel. Perfect with large small plates and fellow Vikings — a year ago

Pete Schork
with Pete

Campi Nuovi

Montecucco Sangiovese

Ruby to garnet
Crunchy
Big cherry, black truffle, mushrooms, preserved peaches, iron. Long and fresh.
This guy apparently has worked with all the top sangiovese handlers such as Palmucci, Gambelli, Manetti and so on, but lost the train to become famous and still he is doing the right thing
This is just more than an ordinary Montecucco and fits perfectly in the "serious sangiovese" bracket. I expect it to age beatifully for quite a while. Demeter producer.
— 5 months ago

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S.C. Pannell

Adelaide Hills Nebbiolo 2016

Smells and looks exactly like a good Langhe. Brick red with aromas of dried cherry, menthol, mint and other herbs. Medium weight palate - M plus tannins; M plus acid - typical again. As good as anything I’ve had as a Rosso from Piedmont. Myself and fellow judges made this the Grand Champion of the Toowoomba Wine Show in 2019. Also Trophy, best other variety red, 2018 Adelaide Hills Wine Show. Have written previously about Steve Pannell’s expertise with alternative varieties. — 2 years ago

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Jamie Lauder

Jamie Lauder

Mr. McDonald,
This is why I follow you.
Your insight to wine and tasting notes are second to none.
Thank You.
Bob McDonald

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You are too kind Jamie. We both love wine and like writing about it. Here’s to many good bottles in the future. 👍🍷🍾

Stella di Campalto Podere San Giuseppe

Rosso di Montalcino Sangiovese 2013

Dinner with a fellow Chevalier after waiting out the full regime of vaccinations...notes possibly, scores honestly. — 3 years ago

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