This wine conjures up an image of a nice summer evening, the air still warm, sitting outside with the Chateau Climens on a table, and each time you taste the nectar of heaven, you grow a little bit sad since now you have a little less than before.
If you can afford it, buy a whole case, and even if you cannot afford even a bottle, buy a bottle anyway.
Got a 375ml bottle for $89.95. Wine Advocate - 99 points, Wine Enthusiast - 98, International Wine Cellar - 94, Wine Spectator - 93.
Daughter put plates on the table, wife put food. I’ve pooled a bottle of Mas Jullien Coteaux Du Languedoc 2006 from a fridge. First sip – very nice taste, heat ran through my veins. In few minutes everybody was relaxed. That was torn apart during the day become whole during the diner. Kids were sitting near us. Everybody felt united and understood each other without many words.
This is very rear when you can find a joyful wine. Will buy a case when find it on sale next time.
No wonder it got 95 points from Wine Advocate. I got it for $34.34.
White wine and sushi, what could be better!? Château de Fuisse Pouilly-Fuissé Les Combettes looks good in intérieur of Japanese restaurant. Rich flavor of the wine should add to rice and raw fish. But alas, a remote taste of cheap brew in this wine spoils the whole picture. Both, the flavor of wine and taste of wonderful fresh fish were disturbed. It is not cheap wine, but at the same time, there is a shade or improper cooking.
Although, homemade macaroons with a roseleaf stuffing is a good addition, which graced with its taste bouquet of this wine.
93 points from Wine Enthusiast, got it for $38.38.
Not bad, not good, wouldn't buy it again.
The first sip gives a pleasant taste. Wanted to drink more. Before first glass was finished my legs were padded. I've checked how strong the wine, felt melancholic when the glass was empty. The conversation did not go well. One person stood up and walked into another room to sit in silence.
We had amassing appetizer: duck with lemon and herbs, baked pumpkin, and up-side-down mushroom pie with caramelized onion. The table was served beautifully, and the food was very suitable for the wine, still the wine wasn't uniting people, no joy.
It's a lonely wine, to drink alone and think about what's on one's heart.
Yet it seemed that the wine has a history, old France, unhappy time, dull mood.
Another evening, we lit fire in fireplace, light smoke aroma filled the house, a warm blanket was lying in her lap, and smoked meat and hard cheese on a plate. A glass of Bodegas Tradicion Oloroso completed the picture. Combination of smoked meat and the sherry gives a unique taste. First, a variety of woody flavors, some apples, and then, unexpectedly, the delicate flavor of wild mushrooms. Each sip brings warmth and joy. Good to drink alone or with company of someone special. This wine opens heart-to-heart talk or conversation of high matters.
Highly recommend to throw a wand of sage in the fire while tasting the Jerez.
How was your week-end? - I asked one of my colleges. Family reunion, he said, a lot of single malt scotch saved it. Wow, you are not just my college, we share the same taste! Which one you had? Balvenie. Balvenie!? Of course I know this brand, so much ad of Balvenie around. This is the reason I nether tried it. The ad makes it no special but commercialized. But, I guess this is the time. I've bought a bottle. Good balanced taste – nothing special. Old good scotch. I imagine people of Scotland drank it hundred years ago and they are drinking it now. Is this good or bad? I don't know. But I think the whole idea of single malt is exploration, to always find something new and good. I found good but no new. This bottle I can enjoy with my friends and alone. This is universal whiskey. More likely I'll always have a bottle of some Balvenie in my bar and nether will be saving it for a special day.