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Stuart Robinson / thevinsomniac.com, Wine Blogger (Australia)  had a tasting of  23 Wines  from  18 Producers 

Yalumba The Cigar 2019 / A delightful, dense black fruited mass is what greets you here. Suggestive oak lurks furtively, framing not dominating.The palate shows a lick of black licorice, a slick and glossy feel shows it gliding across the palate. It feels composed, graceful in how it presents itself - yet not without some gruff tannins, somewhat acting as a counterpoint to how it presents otherwise. Generous length. Go the years here easily. Drink now to 2032 92p

7h 16min ago

Andreas Larsson / Best Sommelier in the World 2004, Pro (Sweden)  had a tasting of  11 Wines  from  6 Producers 

Dom Pérignon 2003 P2 / Medium deep golden colour with rather small and vivid bubbles. Pure and intense nose, fine development without oxidation, roasted pine and pistachio nuts with confit de citron, fresh peach and brioche notes. The palate is ample and rather opulent with a rounded acidity yet with a nice fresh bite from fine extract, mild creaminess, nice layers of finely spicy yellow fruit, nougat and nutty flavours with a long and embracing finish. 95p

1d 12h ago

Martyn Zemavicius, Wine Importer (United Kingdom)  had a tasting of  35 Wines  from  29 Producers 

1970s' tasting with all the best wines Part II.

3d 10h ago

Dom Pérignon Oenothèque 1975, Moët & Chandon
Vintage 1970, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin
Château Latour 1975, Château Latour
Château Latour 1976, Château Latour
Pétrus 1979, Château Pétrus
Lafite-Rothschild 1972, Château Lafite-Rothschild
Lafite-Rothschild 1975, Château Lafite-Rothschild
Château Margaux 1976, Château Margaux
Château Margaux 1975, Château Margaux
Château Haut-Brion 1976, Château Haut-Brion
Château Mouton-Rothschild 1978, Château Mouton-Rothschild
Château Mouton-Rothschild 1973, Château Mouton-Rothschild
Château Mouton-Rothschild 1977, Château Mouton-Rothschild
Château Palmer 1973, Château Palmer
Vieux Chateau Certan 1978, Vieux Château Certan
Lafleur 1976, Château Lafleur
La Mission Haut Brion 1975, Château La Mission Haut-Brion
Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 1973, Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
Château Cos d'Estournel 1978, Château Cos d'Estournel
Léoville-Las Cases 1975, Château Léoville-Las Cases
Château L´Evangile 1973, Château L´Evangile
Château L´Evangile 1970, Château L´Evangile
Montrose 1975, Château Montrose
Château Gruaud-Larose 1975, Château Gruaud-Larose
Chateau Leoville-Barton 1978, Château Leoville-Barton
Château Calon Ségur 1976, Château Calon-Ségur
Château La Fleur-Pétrus 1977, Château Lafleur-Pétrus
Clos Sainte Hune 1978, Trimbach
Château Pichon-Longueville Baron 1975, Château Pichon-Longueville Baron
Trotanoy 1978, Château Trotanoy
Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou 1972, Château Ducru-Beaucaillou
Château D´Issan 1975, Château D´Issan
Château La Conseillante 1973, Château La Conseillante
Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 1979, Weingut J. J. Prüm
Special Selection Chardonnay 1978, Caymus Vineyards

Christer Byklum/ BWW2024 Finalist, Wine Writer (Norway)  had a tasting of  38 Wines  from  19 Producers 

1880 D’Oliveiras Terrantez / Deep amber. Jumps out of the glass. Dried fruits, rich, fruit driven, intense, smoky, molasses, caramel, detailed, dried apricots and nuts nose. Fresh acidity, dried fruits, intense, molasses, nuts, walnuts, dried fruits, layered and long. 95

4d 10h ago

Rosé Millésime 1999, Charles Heidsieck
Hermitage Red 1983, E.Guigal
Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2019, Penfolds
Grange Hermitage 2017, Penfolds
Yattarna Chardonnay 2019, Penfolds
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Penfolds
St Henri Shiraz 2018, Penfolds
Magill Estate Shiraz 2019, Penfolds
RWT Shiraz 2019, Penfolds
Chambolle-Musigny 2018, Joseph Drouhin
Batuta 2010, Niepoort
John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Wynns Coonawarra Estate
Wynns Michael Coonawarra Shiraz 2010, Wynns Coonawarra Estate
Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Wynns Coonawarra Estate
Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou 1967, Château Ducru-Beaucaillou
Terrantez 1880, D'Oliveiras Madeira
Château de Figeac 1995, Château de Figeac
Quinta dos Malvedos 2004, Graham's
Corton Clos du Roi 2005, Domaine de Montille
Beaulieu Georges de Latour Private Reserve 2018, Beaulieu Vineyards
Vintage Port 1997, Sandeman
Vintage Port 2000, Sandeman
20 Years Old Tawny NV (10's), Sandeman
Founder’s Reserve Ruby Port NV (10's), Sandeman
10 Years Old Tawny NV (10's), Sandeman
30 years old Tawny NV (10's), Sandeman
Fine White Port NV (10's), Sandeman
Couhins Lurton blanc 2008, Château Couhins Lurton
Contino Rioja Blanco 2016, C.V.N.E /Cune
Imperial Reserva 2016, C.V.N.E /Cune
Imperial Gran Reserva 2010, C.V.N.E /Cune
Clos Frantin Gevrey-Chambertin Les Murots 2018, Albert Bichot
Domaine de Pavillon Pommard Clos des Ursulines 2019, Albert Bichot
Chianti Classico Vigna Doghessa 2018, Nittardi
Belcanto Chianti Classico 2018, Nittardi
Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru La Garenne 2010, Domaine Marc Colin
Testamatta 2019, Bibi Graetz
Colore 2019, Bibi Graetz

Jan-Erik Paulson / rare-Wine.com, Wine Writer (Germany)  had a tasting of  24 Wines  from  22 Producers 

1970's tasting with Cristal, Krug, Jayer, Chave, Sassicaia, Guigal, Haut-Brion etc.

5d 8h ago

Michel Bettane/BWW2024 Finalist, Wine Writer (France)  had a tasting of  18 Wines  from  12 Producers 

Château Suduiraut 2010 /Super nose with some exotic pineapple/mango/passion fruit undertones mixed with Vouvray-like blossom-tree and quince jelly, enormous body, but incredible purity and crystal-like transparency, great length, a masterpiece! Drink 2020-2070.

6d 15h ago

Raffaele Vecchione / winescritic.com, Pro (Italy)  had a tasting of  5 Wines  from  4 Producers 

Sassicaia 2021 / Dynamic and slender in the sensory profile showing notes of lavender, plums, hyacinth, magnolia, sandalwood, camphor and lemon and bergamot peel. Agapanthus flowers, wisteria and gardenias describe the secondary profile softening and diluting the matrix. There’s complexity and composed richness that in the game between oxidation and reduction confirms its solid beauty. The body of the wine is perfectly balanced in the sip, showing a full, enveloping profile, there’s a subtle balsamic presence and it’s animated by soft, creamy tannins giving a linear, essential finale. A version of Sassicaia that’s extremely enjoyable from the start, immediately persuasive and convincing. Notwithstanding the great changes and difficulties this wine will continue to be written and spoken about as a milestone in Bolgheri excellence. Better from 2027.

7d 15h ago

Jeff Leve / BWW2024 Finalist, Wine Writer (United States)  had a tasting of  18 Wines  from  11 Producers 

The Best 40 wines tasted in 2023 Part II, exclusively for readers of Tasting Book. It has been quite a year, with far more ups than downs, especially when it comes to wine. I am lucky as well as blessed to be able to taste older, mature wines, as well as young wines and barrel samples, all of which allows me a fun look at a myriad of different wines at all ages and stages of maturity.

By ratings, these are a look at the 40 best wines tasted, so far. I have two more special nights coming up, but as we already closing in on the second week of December, this is a good snapshot of the best wines from 2023.  I hope you have at least half as much read it, as I did tasting them.

8d 5h ago

Jeannie Cho Lee MW/ BWW2024 Finalist, Wine Writer (South Korea)  had a tasting of  22 Wines  from  19 Producers 

Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Romanee-Conti Grand Cru 2016 /
An expressive Romanee-Conti with great exuberance, intensity and complexity. This is a brilliant vintage for DRC and the Romanee-Conti in this vintage is suprisingly open at this stage. The wine combines everything one would want in a great Burgundy wine – delicacy, purity, depth, complexity, length and seductive flavors. 99 points

9d 19h ago

Juha Lihtonen / The Best Scandinavian Sommelier 2003, Pro (Finland)  had a tasting of  13 Wines  from  10 Producers 

Such an eye-opening Bordeaux tasting with flights of two wines partly from different eras and partly from the same vintages from 1982-2015.

The flight pairs gave an exciting reflection of how the wine making has changed during the past decades. Although it is because of modern equipment, better knowhow, new techniques in winemaking and vineyard management, the climate change must play a big role in equation. It is due to this that the top Bordeaux wines have more and more in common with the premium Napa reds such as Blankiet Rive Droite 2021 that we had as a parallel wine from Napa Valley in this tasting.

10d 7h ago

Essi Avellan MW / BWW2024 Finalist, Wine Writer (Finland)  had a tasting of  27 Wines  from  6 Producers 

Dom Pérignon Oenothèque 1990 / Big, ripe expression with gingerbread, roasted hazelnuts, straw, green apple and sea notes, complemented by gunpowdery complexity. Broad, almost oily textured yet fresh palate, with the softest mousse. Mature but healthy and fruity. Disgorged 2007.

10d 11h ago

Mario Sculatti / Sleeping Lady Vineyard, Wine Maker (United States)  had a tasting of  16 Wines  from  12 Producers 

Champagne dinner with perfect Krug 1929, almost perfect Roederer 1915 Magnum and many other great Champagnes.

11d 13h ago





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