Tasting Notes: Michael Broadbent, one the first Masters of Wine, declared the '53 Haut-Brion as one of his favorite wines of the 20th Century. Sixty-eight years after the harvest, the wine still shows outstanding power, with plenty of finesse as well. It still possesses dark fruit characteristics, with a spicy, meaty complexity. The finish was long, leaving echoes of its superb complexity and quality.(If you can find it.)
Tasting Notes: From rockstar winemaker Tony Biaggi arrives this gorgeous cabernet sauvignon. Aromas of toasted marshmallow, plum blossom and espresso emerge from the glass seductively. Laying down a palate-coating layer of love, exposing flavors of crushed raspberries, blackberry and chocolate before surrendering to a deep, lengthy finish, kissed with notes of maraschino cherries and lilacs. A brilliant wine that will reward those who seek it out.
Tasting Notes: From hallowed grounds in Les Mesnil, this elixir has no comparison. A sleek, stern and chiseled 100-percent Champagne with tension, minerality and a finish that will haunt you into the next year. Worth every penny.
Tasting Notes: The wine has medium-plus intensity with flavors of blackberry, currant and cherry. Soft and chewy palate with whiffs of milk chocolate, lavender and blue fruit. Seamless finish with tinges of dusty minerality, vanilla bean and cedar.
Tasting Notes: A little more than two-thirds of the blend is cabernet sauvignon, with merlot comprising most of the remainder. Vintage conditions allowed for long and complete ripening of the grapes, allowing for a wine of power and elegance. The dark saturated fruit is balanced by good acidity, contributing to mouthfeel and food pairing. A great wine: drink it if you'd like, but aging will be generously rewarded
Tasting Notes: A blend of Portuguese and international red grape varieties, the wine is fermented in traditional large stone lagars. After fermentation, the wine is aged in large clay amphorae, eliminating any introduction of oak tannins. The wine is rich, yet supple, with good quantities of black fruit, and traces of spice. The excellent weight and texture are balanced by the brightness of the fruit, as well as the lengthy finish. Outstanding.
Tasting Notes: One of the most iconic wineries in Rioja, Lopez de Heredia makes wines that age for many decades. Leather and spice on the nose, with gamy, elegant red fruit on the palate, and a tangy zip of acidity. The wine is lovely now and may very well outlive you.
Tasting Notes: The vineyards providing the grapes for this 75% malbec/25% cabernet sauvignon blend are three-quarters of a mile above sea level, keeping the wine's acidity in balance with its other components. Brilliant dark ruby, with plenty of red berry and cherry fruit, accented by spice and vanilla notes. Very nicely balanced, with good weight, texture and structure.
Tasting Notes: The Willamette Valley’s OG winery shows with this release that they are still at the very top of their game. Pretty red fruits dominate the palate, with Eyrie’s signature unctuousness and a pleasant amount of toast. Drink now through 2050