At £70+ this remains my favourite Blanc de Noir champagne from a fabulous champagne house 😍
📍 Henri Giraud Code Noir Brut NV
🏵 95-96 points
🍇 100% Pinot Noir
🍷 Golden caramel yellow
👃 Intense toasted smokey singed smoked oak infused buttery brioche, caramelised honeyed fallen apple, beaten pear, tortured peach, torched citrus mist, melted Brie gloop & burnt marmalade 😍
👄 Lively med+ bodied burnt caramelised & honeyed mousse of apple, pear & buttery sweet vanilla tangerine & peach
🎯 Long creamy burnt caramel honey apple, sweet pear & citrus sticky linger
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This happened...and it was gooooood!
I’m a sucker for South African Chenin Blanc and @sadiefamilywines always delivers incredible wines every time! Crisp, clean, with canned green pineapple, peaches, red apple and a solid acid back bone. This wine just kept delivering.
The @cuilleronyves Les Barcillants Cornas was insaaaaane! Sitting right in a perfect drinking window this was elegant as heck. Loads of garrigue, dark fruit, smooth ripe tannins, and just enough acidity to carry it all. This wine just kept giving and giving. It took a bit of time to get the peppery, meatiness one expects but eventually it came along for the ride providing some back up vocals rather than bring lead.
It was a great night. BOOM!
Proud to welcome in a new dessert to marmalade! Lemon infused coconut tapioca with sous vide wild blueberries, and a blueberry lavender sorbet. And the best part... it’s vegan, gluten free, nut free, and made with no refined sugar! #pastrychef#cheflife#creating
4 27an hour ago
The name GADABOUT - a noun - A habitual pleasure seeker. A person who travels often, or to many different places, especially for pleasure. Hmm... that’s me, minus the pleasure part 🤩 Seriously good wine though. I should have bought two #donkeyandgoat 🐐🐴 #unfined#unfiltered
1990 Château Léoville Las Cases - St. Julien (97 pts) #winereview@domainesdelon ·
ℹ️ Château Léoville Las Cases is a Second Growth in St. Julien. They have 98 hectares under vine 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot. An average vine age of 40 years old. The vineyard is mostly gravelly sand and clay. While the 1990 vintage was exceptional, Michel Delon declassified up to 60% of the crop ensuring that this wine was exemplary. Additionally they started utilizing reverse osmosis of grape must as early as the 1987 vintage, but unclear if it was used in a vintage like 1990 ·
👁 Medium ruby core with a faded garnet rim, but barely showing its age. Noticeable fine sediment on the side of the glass ·
👃 Medium+ intensity on the nose. Aromas of cocoa powder, lead pencil, tobacco, leather, smoked meat (salty?). The fruit is there just all of the other aromas on top dark cherry and black currant. Picking up some green herbaceous notes of tomato leaf and lavender ·
👄 The wine is dry, medium acidity, medium well integrated and extremely fine grained tannins, medium alcohol, and full body. A bit more wood and spice on the palate. Dried cherries and dried blackberry, cocoa powder, lead pencil, cedar, tobacco and leather are all still consistent on the palate. The long finish ends with tomato leaf, smoked meat and a black pepper tingle on the tongue ·
🔔 Now this wine makes up for all the clunkers that I don't post about! The texture on this wine is amazing it coats the palate, but changes from fruit notes to savory notes, then to spice notes then back again. I keep going back to the glass and witnessing it evolve from only a few minutes ago. Side note is that if I were tasting blind, I would be guessing Paulliac everytime. Regardless this is a Super Second from a fabulous vintage. Will continue to hold for a decade with proper storage, but is at full maturity ·
Experience Southern Oregon’s Wine Country. 🌱🍷🚍 ✨ .
We would consider @redlilyvineyards the actualization of an idea that exemplifies the power of romance. From the start, Les & Rachael thought that creating a vineyard was a “romantic” notion some 20 years ago. Through a lot of hard work, passion and patience they have created something truly wonderful. The first time entering the Winery one literally feels as though they have crossed over into something almost magical. Crossing a small bridge over the Applegate river, one is transported into a very special place that has to be seen to be totally appreciated. Every aspect of the Winery has been thoughtfully considered and the experience is always be memorable.
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Best while...exploring all the places Raleigh has to offer. ⠀
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Taste: I’m in town to see my ex-work bff @ajriddle and I can’t remember wit to brace the North Carolina heat and humidity! We drank some very shilled rosé on the rooftop while she convinced me hat Raleigh has a skyline (it’s got nothing on Seattle).
This rosé is from the provincial area of France and continues to be one of my favorites! Dry and crisp, the perfect fit to a hot and humid evening. Strawberry flavors and some hint of white flowers, fairly soft acidity. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Where to buy: Raleigh, NC not sure where!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Celebrating the contest winner with a magnum of Belle Glos 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
What’s your favourite South Australian Cabernet Sauvignon?
Reschke “Empyrean” Cabernet Sauvignon 2002.
Situated in Coonawarra, South Australia.
The Coonawarra is renowned for producing some of the best Cabernet Sauvignon in Australia.
The Empyrean is one of those wines, the 2002 will leave you speechless.
In Latin “Empyrean” means “the highest sphere in which the purist elements of life exist.”
The grapes are handpicked for this #wine and matured in new French oak.
As you can see, the cork was perfect thanks to pristine cellaring conditions.
Dark ruby in colour, with aromas of cassis and lightly toasted oak.
Full bodied on the palate with velvety tannins and a long finish.
Finesse and impeccable structure complete this beautiful wine.
The only question we have for @reschke_wines is why the cork is so small?
It’s nearly half the size of a normal one.
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