To celebrate my 20,000 Vivino followers, here is a gorgeous wine.
A very pretty color of deep gold.
Wonderful nose of honey, citrus, yellow apples, melons, pears, tropical fruits, spices, light earth and white flowers.
Full bodied and very smooth with high acidity.
Sweet on the palate with honey, citrus, red apples, tropical fruits, spices, maple syrup and minerals.
Long finish with lemons and spices.
This is a delicious sweet wine from Bordeaux. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel. Showing great complexity at this point. Loved the nose, and kept smelling on it for a while. Really pretty.
Very well balanced with enough sugar for the acidity. So delicious now.
This 18 year old will continue to age nicely in the next 25 years.
A great wine from a great vintage. Buttery and creamy. Spicy and entertaining. A wonderful wine.
I’ve had a few different vintages of this wine, and it is always amazing.
Thank you Scott for sharing this gem with me.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
Category: French White Wine
Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Special Club de Collection Brut Champagne 2008, France
This is a delicious Champagne from the great 2008 vintage.
Light yellow in color with a golden hue.
Medium plus in body with small bubbles and medium plus acidity.
Dry on the palate with a nice mouthfeel. Elegant and complex.
Showing bruised apples, yeast, citrus, brioche, spices, minerals, sea salt, light river rocks, earth and white pepper.
Long finish with limes and almonds.
This 15 year old Champagne is rich and very enjoyable by itself or with food.
Nicely balanced and concentrated, with nice complexity and mouthfeel.
Thank you Scott for sharing this with me.
I paired it with light appetizers.
12.5% alcohol by volume.
Jeeper La Grande Cuvée Millesime Brut Champagne 2008, France
This is a delicious 15 year old Champagne.
Dark yellow is color with a golden hue.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and medium sized bubbles.
Showing citrus, green apples, herbs, brioche, yeast, spices, herbs and black pepper.
Elegant, spicy and entertaining. Nicely balanced with nice complexity.
Good right out of the bottle, and better after 45 minutes.
Drinking very nicely now, but still young. Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years.
A blend of 60% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 10% Pinot Meunier.
12% alcohol by volume.
Michel Gonet Mesnil Sur Oger Brut Blanc de Blanc Champagne Grand Cru 2012, France
This is a delicious Blanc de Blanc Vintage Champagne.
Pale lemon in color.
Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and small bubbles.
Dry on the palate with some RS to balance it out.
Showing limes, citrus, green apples, earth, minerals, brioche, light yeast, herbs and light green tea.
This 11 year old is drinking very nicely now. Elegant and complex.
Good right out of the bottle and better after 30 minutes of airtime. Better when not too cold.
Good by itself or with food. A great sipping wine.
Showing nice complexity at this point, and will continue to improve in the next 5 to 10 years.
Dosage 2 g/l. Disgorged June 2020.
12.5% alcohol by volume.
Chateau de Casenove Muscat de Rivesaltes 1994, France
Light pink in color.
Strong nose with flowers and tropical fruits.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity.
Sweet on the palate with nice complexity. Elegant and rich.
Showing apples, pears, peaches, spices, papaya, light raspberries, wild flowers, light earth and sweet tea.
Good right out of the bottle and better after 20 minutes of airtime.
This 29 year old is still drinking nicely. Easy to drink, and sweet enough to pair with desserts.
16% alcohol by volume.
Château D’yquem Sauternes 2014, Bordeaux, France
This is a fabulous sweet wine from Bordeaux.
Dark Golden in color.
Beautiful sweet nose of honey, yellow apples, apricots, honeysuckle, lemons, caramel, spices and white pepper.
Full bodied and bold, with high acidity.
Sweet on the palate with honey, citrus, tropical fruits, spices, lemons and brown sugar.
Long, long finish with citrus and limes.
This 8 year old still feels very young and concentrated. Nicely balanced with lots of acidity to balance the sugars. Tangy and interesting with a heavy mouthfeel.
Rich, yet elegant. Sweet and powerful. Creamy and bold. A delicious experience.
Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime.
A great vintage that shows its power. Already showing great complexity, but will age nicely in the next 50 years.
Decadent and delicious. A fabulous dessert wine.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac Léognan Blanc 2015, Bordeaux, France
Light straw in color with a golden hue.
Beautiful nose of white flowers, light oak, spices, green and red apples, minerals, vegetables, honey, grapefruits and green tea.
Full bodied, creamy and smooth, with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with lemons, citrus, green apples, grapefruits, bitter herbs, spices, light vegetables, minerals and black pepper.
Long spicy finish with almonds and spices.
This 7 year old is just gorgeous. Drinking beautifully out of the bottle, and better after 20 minutes of airtime.
Showing great balance with a smooth mouthfeel. Powerful, rich and elegant.
This 2015 vintage is showing lots of fruits, with a nice touch of earthiness.
Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.
Tasty by itself as a sipping wine. A great wine to share with friends and talk about.
Robert Parker 96 points.
I’ve had the 2014 a few years ago, and this is so much better.
A blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Sémillon and 5% Sauvignon Gris. Aged in French oak barrels.
14% alcohol by volume.
Le Garenne Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Loire, France
Pale lemon in color with a light green hue.
On the nose green apples, grapefruits, spices, limes and minerals.
Medium bodied with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.
Dry on the palate with grapefruits, limes, green apples, white pepper, herbs and light earth.
Tangy finish with limes and lemons.
This is a nice Sauvignon Blanc from Côtes de Gascogne in the Loire. Nicely balanced with nice acidity, and feels very New World in style.
Easy drinking and good by itself or with food. Showing mild complexity.
Paired nicely with a nice pool day.
11% alcohol by volume.
William Fevre Saint Bris 2019, Burgundy, France
Pale lemon in color with a nice nose.
Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity.
Dry and fruity on the palate with nice complexity.
Showing lemons, yellow and green apples, grapefruits, spices, minerals, white pepper, limes, light earth and herbs.
This is an interesting wine from Burgundy. Never tried a Sauvignon Blanc from this region. Feels like a Chardonnay/ Sauvignon Blanc blend.
Easy drinking and spicy with a light creamy mouthfeel. Elegant and very pleasant.
Good by itself or with food.
Will pair nicely with seafood.
13% alcohol by volume.
Domaine des Marronniers Chablis Les Marronniers Premier Cru 2018, Burgundy, France
Pretty golden in color.
On the nose pears, apples, citrus, light wood, light spices, earth and minerals.
Medium plus in body and elegant, with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with lemons, ripe citrus fruits, apples, bitter herbs, spices, light oak, earth, vanilla and white pepper.
Long finish with almonds and spices.
This is a delicious Chardonnay from Burgundy. Well-balanced with an elegant mouthfeel.
This 4 year old is showing nice complexity now, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.
I had it before, and it is drinking even better now.
A good quality wine. Good right out of the bottle and better when not too cold.
Fruit forward and luxurious. Rich and focused.
Kosher and not Mevushal.
14.5% alcohol by volume.