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Jamie Goode, Wine Writer (United Kingdom)  had a tasting of  21 Wines  from  18 Producers 

Seppeltsfield Para Tawny 1884 Barossa, Australia. Seppeltsfield have an unbroken line of tawny ports in bottle from 1878-2012. Amazingly intense nose of treacle, spice, raisin, balsamic vinegar. Viscous and amazingly concentrated. Powerful, spicy flavours with treacle, molasses, raisins and stunning acidity. Some crème brulee too.  A remarkable experience. 98/100

20h 1min ago

Michel Jamais, Wine Writer (Sweden)  had a tasting of  11 Wines  from  3 Producers 

2007 Pinot Noir Comptche Ridge Vineyard / 92 p Grapes for this wines is purchased from a tiny vineyard, 0.80 hectares, north of Navarro Vineyards but outside the appellation of Anderson Valley, hence the generic Mendocino County designation. It's owned by the Weir family and planted to the old Pinot Noir clone from Swan Vineyards in Russian River Valley. It's just a few miles from the coast, so it's a very cool site.
To be a Pinot Noir, color is quite dark, but that's not so unusual for Pinot Noir grown in such cold regions, where the grapes gets small and the skin grows thick. It's a lovely wine with a great personality and a quite intense perfume of dark cherries, ripe wild raspberries and sloe, and there's almost a Gevrey-Chambertin like punch to it as well. The oak, just 20 percent new, is beautifully well integrated, and alcohol at 13.7 percent. Therefore it's no surprise the one may put it in Burgundy if tasting it blind. It's medium bodied but intense and very silky, with a slightly sweetish texture and a lively acidity. I tasted it the first time a year ago, and again some months later, and found it to be a bit closed in the finish then, but now it's lovely. I prefer to decant it just prior to pouring it, so the aromas evolve a bit.
This time, I left a glass in the bottle to taste the day after, and although I still loved it for its intensity and lingering aftertaste, I missed some of the more aromatic perfumes from when it was newly opened.

1d 20h ago

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Writer (United States)  had a tasting of  29 Wines  from  10 Producers 

Penfolds G3 / The very first release of this new, somewhat iconoclastic and yet intrinsically delicious concept, this NV G3 is a blend of Grange 2008, 2012 and 2014, although fans of Grange should not expect it to taste like any of these; G3 possesses a style all its own. Very deep garnet-black colored, it has a full-throttle, up-front nose of incense, fruit cake, chocolate-covered cherries and preserved plums with touches of cinnamon stick, cloves, cigar box and Chinese five spice, plus a waft of potpourri. Full-bodied, velvety, rich and oh-so-decadent, this is true hedonist’s wine, with a very, very long spice-layered finish. To quote Homer Simpson, “Sacrilicious!” It is actually open for business and drinking deliciously right now, though should cellar for a good 20+ years. Only 1,200 bottles were made. 97 points

1d 23h ago

Juha Lihtonen / The Best Scandinavian Sommelier 2003, Pro (Finland)  had a tasting of  47 Wines  from  36 Producers 

100 Best Champagne semifinals continue.... Some great surprises, such as Alfred Gratien Brut Millésime 2007!

3d 6h ago

Brut Nature Starck 2012, Louis Roederer
Blanc de Noirs NV (10's), Besserat de Bellefon
Special Cuvée NV (10's), Bollinger
Blason Rosé NV (10's), Perrier-Jouët
Le Millésimé 2013, G.H. Mumm
RSRV Rose Foujita NV (10's), G.H. Mumm
Cuvée Brut NV (10's), Piper-Heidsieck
Dom Ruinart Rosé 2007, Ruinart
Clos du Moulin Rosé NV (10's), Cattier
Family Reserve 2012, Comtes de Dampierre
Femme de Champagne 2002, Duval-Leroy
Blanc de Blancs NV (10's), Duval-Leroy
Brut Classic Rosé NV (10's), Alfred Gratien
Brut Millésimé 2007, Alfred Gratien
Le Black Reserve NV (10's), Lanson
Black Label NV (10's), Lanson
Alexandra Rosé 2004, Laurent-Perrier
Blanc de Blancs NV (10's), Pommery
Cuvée Louise Extra Brut 2004, Pommery
Blanc de Blancs NV (10's), Soutiran
Cuvée Stanislas 2008, Thiénot
Thiénot Brut NV (10's), Thiénot
Palmes D’Or 2008, Nicolas Feuillatte
Barons de Rothschild Brut NV (10's), Barons de Rothschild
Cuvée des Caudalies Rosé NV (10's), De Sousa & Fils
Blanc de Noirs NV (10's), J. de Telmont
Grand Couronnement 2008, J. de Telmont
Brut Tradition NV (10's), Paul Goerg
Sténopé 2010, Devaux
D Rosé NV (10's), Devaux
Cuvée Clos Saint-Jean Blanc de Blancs Brut 2012, José Michel
Millésimé 2012, Jacques Selosse
Rive Gauche Brut NV (10's), Philippe Gamet
Brut Rosé NV (10's), Champagne de Castelnau
Brut Réserve NV (10's), Champagne de Castelnau
Grand Millésime Brut 2011, Baron-Fuenté
Loridon Extra Brut NV (10's), Champagne Lallier
Brut Nature 2013, Champagne Mailly Grand Cru
Blanc de Pinot Noirs NV (10's), Champagne Mailly Grand Cru
Grand Cru NV (10's), Georges Vesselle
Grand Cru 2013, Georges Vesselle
Aspasie Brut Rosé NV (10's), Champagne Aspasie
Armand de Brignac Blanc de Blancs NV (10's), Champagne Armand de Brignac
L'Espiegle Brut 2008, Champagne R.Renaudin
L'unanime Blanc de Blancs Brut NV (10's), Champagne Noël Bazin
Brut Millésime 2012, Lété-Vautrain
Terre d'Emotion Blanc de Blancs NV (10's), Champagne Charpentier

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!

3d 23h ago

Anton Panasenko / Best Sommelier of Russia 2003, Pro (Russia)  had a tasting of  29 Wines  from  4 Producers 

Château Valandraud tasting - all bottled vintages 1991-2016.

5d 15h ago

James Molesworth, Wine Writer (United States)  had a tasting of  17 Wines  from  17 Producers 

Château Lafite 2016 / This offers the best of both sides of Pauillac, with a deep, deep well of dark currant, fig, blackberry and black cherry paste flavors forming a lush side while a series of I-beams made of graphite and iron provide the rigid structure. The two sides meld, pulling in extra sweet tobacco, smoldering cast iron, juniper and savory notes on the finish, leaving a mouthwatering feel. A real stunner. Best from 2025 through 2045.

6d 19h ago

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

"Solaire" is the new born child of the Champagne Frerejean family. A pure Blanc de Blancs made only with Grand Cru wines. 50% of the assemblage is Chardonnay Tête de Cuvée from the vintage 2016. The other 50% consist of Chardonnay reserve wines from the vintages 2012, 2014 and 2015. 20% of the reserve wines have been aged in old oak barrels. The Mise en cave was August 7, 2017 and the wine has recently been disgorged.

7d 15h ago

Christy Canterbury MW, Wine Writer (United States)  had a tasting of  12 Wines  from  8 Producers 

Peay 2012 Pinot Noir Pomarium Sonoma Coast / Nick Peay said, “Our style is somewhere between Burgundy and California. The major difference is that we’re not on limestone. The second big factor is that it’s cold here in July and August, but it’s warm in Burgundy.” (Frankly, Burgundy’s warmth and chill factors vacillate a lot, even in mid- to late-summer.) As such, Peay doesn’t use whole cluster; the “jalapeño” of stems isn’t a character he, his brother and his sister-in-law like. This pale and crisp but dense and muscular wine delivers black plum skin, blackberries, licorice and forest floor.

8d 18h ago

Markus Del Monego MW , Wine Writer (Germany)  had a tasting of  2 Wines  from  1 Producers 

Garrus, the iconic Rosé from the Côtes de Provence, was a milestone in the history of wine. Treating a rosé like a great burgundian white wine with fermentation and ageging in small oak barrels over a period of 10 months with classic battonage results in stunning wines of class and elegance. The 2019 vintage shows two wines which I have never tasted better before. What a treat!

9d 17h ago

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Writer (United States)  had a tasting of  25 Wines  from  6 Producers 

Château Suduiraut 2019 /Composed of 94% Semillon and 6% Sauvignon Blanc harvested from the 17th of September to the 30th of October (three selective pickings in total), the 2019 Suduiraut is aging for 16-20 months in French oak barrels, 50% new. The alcohol came in at 14.1% with 130 grams per liter of residual sugar. Pale to medium lemon-gold colored, the nose is oh-so-tantalizing with intense notes of candied ginger, beeswax, fenugreek and crystalized citrus peel over a core of pineapple upside-down cake, honey coated almonds, pink grapefruit and peach preserves with a waft of musk perfume. The rich, concentrated palate explodes with spicy fireworks in the mouth, complementing the the exotic fruit and peach preserves layers, with a racy line to lend just enough lift, finishing with epic length and depth. 94-96 points

9d 22h ago

Antonio Galloni, Wine Writer (United States)  had a tasting of  19 Wines  from  3 Producers 

The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard is a powerful wine. Beguiling aromatics make a strong opening statement. Pine, rosemary, mint, sweet red cherry, pomegranate and a touch of new oak give the wine its bright, lifted feel. Even with considerable air, and also taking into account the personality of the year, the 2013 Martha's remains closed down and not at all expressive. My impression is that this could have been a materially better wine.

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