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Jeannie Cho Lee MW, Wine Writer (South Korea)  had a tasting of  23 Wines  from  7 Producers 

Ornellaia 2016 / 95 points / Ornellaia red is distinctly Tuscan, with a slightly bigger body than Bordeaux and firmer, chewier tannins. The texture is more opulent and the fruit is ripe and sweet; in vintages like 2007 and 2010, these wines gather you in their warm embrace and seduce you with their charm and depth. Recent twin great vintages, 2015 and 2016, have the potential to become another 2007 and are wines to lay down in your cellar for decades.

1d 23h ago

Will Gardener / Nickolls & Perks, Wine Dealer (United Kingdom)  had a tasting of  21 Wines  from  8 Producers 

Taittinger Comte Blanc de Blancs 2000 / There is surprisingly little colouration, pale gold, tiny bubbles. The nose is delicate, with faint cappuccino and a meaty edge, marine too, there is definite elegance and purity. The tension here admirable with fine citrus, towards grapefruit which hits you and then drifts off into a rippling effect, tantalising the taste buds. Not sure I would get it blind it’s less evolved than the first release bottle tasted last year, where softer more honeyed notes appeared. There is precision here like a youthful white Puligny it definitely grows on you, with hints of ginger and marine carried into the finish. A good life ahead here. Drink now – 2025+, 94/100.

4d 5h ago

Barbara Sandrone, Wine Producer (Italy)  had a tasting of  20 Wines  from  1 Producers 

It required 25 years of experiments, tests and critical evaluations. In 2019 the first bottle of Barolo Vite Talin 2013 vintage will emerge from the Sandrone winery after 6 years of evolution and refinement. This wine was born and destined to be the one as imagined by Luciano.

"Vite" is the Italian word for vine and it has given in honour of the singular and unique plant. "Talin" to celebrate the elderly owner of the vineyard, the same Talin who believed in the ability, patience and humble winemaking skills of the young Luciano.

The wine is vinified in a large open-topped wooden vat, then matured two years in tonneaux of French oak followed by a year in large casks before being held in bottle for an additional 3 years. Vite Talin is a precious, rich wine, suited to long cellaring, with an intense and impeccable garnet-red colour, of varied and full aromatics which at the moment are predominantly floral and fruity, and with hints of emerging spice notes. The wine is structured and powerful with significant tannins, which promise great potential for long cellaring.

The label also highlights the specific and unique character of Vite Talin: a wine in which the grape's unique character is more intense than the terroir.

5d 6h ago

Markus Del Monego MW , Wine Writer (Germany)  had a tasting of  5 Wines  from  3 Producers 

A number of wines from Australia now also offered via the négoce de Bordeaux. Some of these actual releases have been tasted today.

5d 23h ago

James Halliday, Wine Writer (Australia)  had a tasting of  13 Wines  from  1 Producers 

Hill of Grace 2015 / “Henschke says the '15 vintage provided stunning and elegant Eden Valley shiraz with extraordinary flavours, purity of fruit and acid balance. And indeed that's a fair description of this medium-bodied Hill of Grace. The colour is still bright, clear crimson-purple, and the beautifully balanced fruit flavours are vibrantly fresh. It would be easy to underestimate the likely longevity of this wine. One of the all-time greats.”

6d 20h ago

Markus Del Monego MW , Wine Writer (Germany)  had a tasting of  1 Wines  from  1 Producers 

Anwilka Vineyards is located just 7 kilometres from the ocean in Stellenbosch’s prime Helderberg region. The property was purchased in the late 1990s and extensive replanting of 40ha of vineyards comprising primarily cabernet sauvignon, shiraz and some merlot followed. The then owners, Lowell Jooste (the former co-owner of Klein Constantia) along with internationally well-known Bordeaux wine personalities Hubert de Boüard (co-owner of Chateau Angélus in Saint-Emilion) and Bruno Prats (former owner of Chateau Cos d’Estournel in Saint-Estèphe) released the eponymous maiden vintage blend of Syrah-Cabernet in 2005. Anwilka has since established a worldwide reputation for this red blend. Stellenbosch is recognized as the Cape’s premium red wine producing district. The significant maritime influence in the Helderberg region of Stellenbosch enables exceptional fruit quality. The matching of grape varieties to specific sites was carefully considered. Soils are of moderate potential, allowing low vine vigour and consistently healthy vines. A gentle slope assisting drainage during the winter rains. Minimal irrigation is used, and good water retention capacity avoids excessive hydric stress.
The vineyards are run by manager Piet Neethling and the wine made by young South African oenologist Jean du Plessis. Much guidance is provided by Prats, who successfully directed Cos-d’Estournel, the leading Médoc 2nd growth, for 28 years and de Boüard who steered Angélus to achieve St-Emilion first-growth status.
In May 2012 Anwilka Vineyards merged with Klein Constantia, purchased in 2011 by Zdenek Bakala and Charles Harman. De Boüard and Prats remain in the newly-merged company as minority shareholders and Jooste becomes a non-executive board member. The primary objective of sparing no cost when it comes to wine quality, as previously stated by Jooste, de Boüard and Prats, has not changed.

6d 23h ago

Antonio Galloni, Wine Writer (United States)  had a tasting of  20 Wines  from  2 Producers 

Another stunning Champagne, the 1975 Dom Pérignon Œnothèque (Disgorged 2007) remains one of the greatest wines I have ever tasted from Dom Pérignon. This bottle is truly spectacular from the very first taste. With its expansive, soaring aromatics and bright, finely sculpted fruit, the 1975 simply has it all. Even after several hours of air, the 1975 remains breathtakingly vivid. The 1975 Œnothèque embodies the classic style of late-release Dom Pérignon in its penetrating reductive notes.

8d 17h ago

Jancis Robinson MW, Wine Writer (United Kingdom)  had a tasting of  21 Wines  from  20 Producers 

Cristal 2008 / 16% malo, only on Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims. ‘There were lots of similarities with 1996, which gave us the possibility to replay the 1996 vintage! Maybe we picked 1996 a bit early so in 2008 we waited longer, by at least a week, than in 1996. Lots of tasting – far more than in 1996 when Roederer based picking only on analysis – and there was no malo in 1996.’ For the first time ever, they decided to release it later than the younger vintage, 2009 – so 2008 had nine years on lees. The last batch of 2008 will be disgorged in March 2019. (Scan the back label via the Roederer app to get the disgorgement year.) Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon is coy about the assemblage. ‘I’m looking for chalkiness.’ In 2008 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, which reflects perfectly the balance of their plantings. 40% of the estate was biodynamic then.
Really dense nose with lots of evolution but still extreme freshness. Some apple-skin character. Bone dry but wonderful lift and freshness. Long and super-lively. Real undertow, but very racy on the nose. Lots to chew on. Really elegant!

9d 8h ago

Juha Lihtonen / The Best Scandinavian Sommelier 2003, Pro (Finland)  had a tasting of  40 Wines  from  29 Producers 

The hard work of assessing hundreds of champagnes for The 100 Best Champagnes 2021 has started! First tasting session behind. Great champagnes with very consistent quality.

10d 16h ago

Millésimé 2012, Charles Heidsieck
Blanc des Millénaires 2006, Charles Heidsieck
Rosé Majeur NV (10's), Ayala
Brut Majeur NV (10's), Ayala
La Grande Année 2012, Bollinger
Cordon Rouge Brut NV (10's), G.H. Mumm
Essentiel Blanc de Blancs extra brut NV (10's), Piper-Heidsieck
Clos du Moulin NV (10's), Cattier
Brut Blanc de Noirs NV (10's), Cattier
Petit Meslier Extra Brut 2007, Duval-Leroy
Cuvée Paradis 2013, Alfred Gratien
Brut Classic NV (10's), Alfred Gratien
Le Rosé NV (10's), Lanson
Le Blanc Réserve NV (10's), Lanson
Cuvée Garance NV (10's), Thiénot
Palmes D'Or Rosé NV (10's), Nicolas Feuillatte
Extra Brut NV (10's), Barons de Rothschild
The Rothschild Rare Vintage 2008, Barons de Rothschild
Brut Réserve Blanc de Blancs NV (10's), De Sousa & Fils
L.D Blanc de Blancs 2009, J. de Telmont
Blanc de Blancs Brut NV (10's), Paul Goerg
Brut Rosé NV (10's), Paul Goerg
Grande Réserve NV (10's), Vilmart & Cie
Cuvée La Vignotte NV (10's), A.Robert
Brut Rosé NV (10's), José Michel
Pinot Meunier Brut NV (10's), José Michel
Cuvée Rosé Grand Cru Aÿ NV (10's), Henri Goutorbe
Rosé de Saignée NV (10's), Philippe Gamet
Comte de Marne Brut 2012, Charles Mignon
Extra Brut Noir NV (10's), Alexandre Bonnet
Blanc de Noirs Brut NV (10's), Champagne Lallier
Les Sous Extra Brut NV (10's), Champagne Lallier
Brut Rosé NV (10's), Champagne Mailly Grand Cru
Mailly Grand Cru Extra Brut 2012, Champagne Mailly Grand Cru
Grand Cru NV (10's), Georges Vesselle
Brut Blanc de Blancs NV (10's), Champagne Aspasie
Aspasie Brut Rosé NV (10's), Champagne Aspasie
Carte Blanche Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs 2013, Roland Champion
Blanc de Noirs Extra Brut NV (10's), Champagne Lombard
Lemaire Millésime 2008, Champagne Lemaire Père & Fils

Markus Del Monego MW , Wine Writer (Germany)  had a tasting of  3 Wines  from  1 Producers 

The vintage 1997 saw the birth of "Le Serre Nuove". Conceived as the first Italian "second wine" it was made in a concept which has been developed in Bordeaux already in the 20th century. Now Aelx Heinz, director of Ornellaia and Masseto, releases the vintage 2018. It is a wine with its own standing, unique interpretation of the Bolgheri terroir. In addition to the 2018 vintage, Axel Heinz was also showing the vintage 2013 and his first vintage at Ornellaia 2005. The tasting of these three wines illustrated in a marvellous manner the evolution of this growth.

11d 23h ago

Camille Meyrou / Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte, Wine Producer (France)  had a Half-Blind tasting of  9 Wines  from  4 Producers 

Interesting tasting Half Blind, trying to compare Smith Haut Lafitte and it's two second label (issued from younger vines) on a very recent vintage. And then compare a couple of Pessac Leognan wines of 2014. Parde was completely bretted sadly... Pontet Canet was just a special treat during this blind tasting, as for the old white from Smith Haut Lafitte that was interesting to compare two very old vintages side by side.

12d 4h ago

Pekka Nuikki / Founder of the Fine Wine Magazines, Pro (Finland)  had a tasting of  40 Wines  from  29 Producers 

Champagne Magazine's The 100 Best Champagnes 2021 Day 1 -

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13d 22h ago

Millésimé 2012, Charles Heidsieck
Blanc des Millénaires 2006, Charles Heidsieck
Rosé Majeur NV (10's), Ayala
Brut Majeur NV (10's), Ayala
La Grande Année 2012, Bollinger
Cordon Rouge Brut NV (10's), G.H. Mumm
Essentiel Blanc de Blancs extra brut NV (10's), Piper-Heidsieck
Clos du Moulin NV (10's), Cattier
Blanc de Noirs Brut NV (10's), Cattier
Petit Meslier Extra Brut 2007, Duval-Leroy
Cuvée Paradis 2013, Alfred Gratien
Brut Classic NV (10's), Alfred Gratien
Le Black Reserve NV (10's), Lanson
Rose Label NV (10's), Lanson
Cuvée Garance NV (10's), Thiénot
Palmes D'Or Rosé NV (10's), Nicolas Feuillatte
The Rothschild Rare Vintage 2010, Barons de Rothschild
Extra Brut NV (10's), Barons de Rothschild
Brut Réserve Blanc de Blancs NV (10's), De Sousa & Fils
L.D Blanc de Blancs NV (10's), J. de Telmont
Brut Rosé NV (10's), Paul Goerg
Blanc de Blancs Brut NV (10's), Paul Goerg
Grande Réserve NV (10's), Vilmart & Cie
Cuvée La Vignotte NV (10's), A.Robert
Brut Rosé NV (10's), José Michel
Pinot Meunier Brut NV (10's), José Michel
Cuvée Rosé Grand Cru Aÿ NV (10's), Henri Goutorbe
Rosé de Saignée NV (10's), Philippe Gamet
Comte de Marne Brut 2012, Charles Mignon
Extra Brut Noir NV (10's), Alexandre Bonnet
Les Sous Extra Brut NV (10's), Champagne Lallier
Blanc de Noirs Brut NV (10's), Champagne Lallier
Mailly Grand Cru Extra Brut 2012, Champagne Mailly Grand Cru
Mailly Rosé NV (10's), Champagne Mailly Grand Cru
Grand Cru NV (10's), Georges Vesselle
Brut Blanc de Blancs NV (10's), Champagne Aspasie
Aspasie Brut Rosé NV (10's), Champagne Aspasie
Carte Noire Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut 2013, Roland Champion
Blanc de Noirs Extra Brut NV (10's), Champagne Lombard
Lemaire Millésime 2008, Champagne Lemaire Père & Fils
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