#OnceUponAWine is on @HamiltonIsland cloud nine since my arrival at the uber luxe @qualiaresort! 🥰🌤🤩🍷🍾 After I finished rapidly unpacking my suitcase & also picked up my jaw from off the floor, I naturally gravitated straight towards their wine & #cocktail list. There are a lot of @robertoatleywines on the list but I wasn’t surprised one bit as this slice of serenity is owned by the Oatley family. Some might remember the late & great Robert Oatley who established the highly successful #HunterValley@rosemountestate winery back in the day, with #TreasuryWineEstates now being the current Rosemount owner. Last year when I visited @margaretriver I was able to drop into the #RobertOatley cellar door. I loved their wines but I also fell in love with their picturesque Estate grounds. They have many tiers to their wine range but this 2013 “The Pennant” #Chardonnay is placed in their higher end range & was a terrific example of a great #MargaretRiver Chardonnay. It had a fantastic creamy mouthfeel, brilliant butterscotch & oak notes, combined with a punchy peach & citrus bouquet! 🍑🍊🍋 Overall, a deliciously rich & complex Chardonnay with the winemaking talents of Larry Cherubino evident in every sip! 👏🏾 Anyone wanting to try out this lovely drop, it can be purchased from the @qantaswine website! On a side note, I actually tried some of Larry’s wines under his own label (@larrycherubino) recently thanks to a very generous wine friend, with every single one of them being a knockout! 👊🏽🍷One thing that Robert Oatley & I have in common that I had no idea until I checked into the resort was discovering that Robert was a fellow Mosmanite being born & raised in Mosman where I currently live. Another interesting fact that I also found out was his fantastic mantra that all wines should be a “darned good drink”! I couldn’t agree more & I also couldn’t imagine a better spot to sit back & enjoy them! Cheers from heavenly #HamiltonIsland#WineLovers!🍷🌴😎🏖 #onceuponawineontour#OuawHamiltonIslandtrip#Qualia#wine#champagne#vino#wein#vin#winetasting#wines#vinho#vinhos#travel#winelover#wineoftheday#vineyard#winery#winetime#wineporn#winenot#ワイン
Juicy blackberry, Cuban tobacco, strawberry puree. Clean dark cherry, crushed gravel, reduced pomegranate. Fresh violet and botanical garden, spearmint and star anise. Gorgeously delineated, spilling out oodles of pure currant, raspberry, and barely ripe blueberry onto vanilla, dried basil, and new leather. Orchestrally composed to emphasize treble, while bass tones pulse purposefully beneath. Balanced, expressive, and rife with the most interesting delicate power. This 2014 Lineage by Lineage Wine Company is a brilliantly elegant Bordeaux Blend from Livermore Valley.
Steven Kent Mirassou is a sixth generation American winemaker operating out of California's Livermore Valley. His passion for his craft has led him to the creation of Lineage - a singular Bordeaux Blend released every year designed to showcase the very best of Livermore and of his family pedigree. This bottling, crafted from a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot from the 2014 vintage, is an absolute triumph. It writhes with subdued tension while possessing a unique and almost Burgundian weightlessness. This stuff is fresh, clean, and expansive exhibiting gorgeously textured tannin and impressive acidity. Medium plus in body, this is classic in the very best sense of the word and does not sacrifice a morsel of complexity. This is a wine made with the lofty aim of earning a place at the table with the very best the world of wine has to offer, and we feel it hits the mark. Simply wonderful.
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Thank you @jammy_wine for a shearing blind what many consider Burgundy best keep secrets wine which massively overdelivers. The oldest Bourgogne Blanc I ever had guessed as 1985 Burgundy of PC or GC quality. My dear Burgundy, thank you for that lesson in humbleness. 🤣
See map on picture 2 (courtesy of @corneyandbarrow 🙏)
4.31he planted between 1979-2003.
Simply beautiful, melted butter, 🍿 , dry 🍊peel, 🕯 wax, wet hay, freshly baked croissant and butterscotch. Lean, liquid mid- palate which does not have Premier or Grand richness, however is superbly smooth and precise leaving your pallet with delicious buttery/nutty aftertaste. This bottle was stored perfectly In Bond since EP hence its quality. Spectacular wine, today to drink up if you have any in your cellar😂.🍷
CÃO PERDIGUEIRO Vin de Garage ☑TEMOS!!!
Ah...eu curto umas "exclusividades" viu. Acho que esse Chard pode entrar nessa classificação já que foram produzidas somente 287 garrafas.
Pois esse vinho vizinho gaucho é um varietal 100% Chardonnay que amadureceu por 6 meses em barrica de carvalho francês...(em barrica mesmo pq todas garrafas foram engarrafadas da mesma barrica).
Eu já estava de olho nele, e comprei quando apareceu na Vinumday. E acreditem, antes de chegar eu ganhei de presente de amigo secreto? Era premeditado para eu provar!!!
Não espere uma Chard barricado usual. Ele é mais tem uma pegada mais cítrica sem tem muita acidez. Vinho para ficar curtindo...
Great to have @frankcamorra and the amazing team from @movidamelb back at Curly Flat for our first mailing list lunch of the year. Didn’t know about these lunches? Sign up to our quarterly newsletter. Easy. (& very tasty!)
A surprising find from a boutique producer. The 2016 Alfaro Family Trout Gulch Chardonnay is a new world wine made in Burgundian-like style (think Puligny-Montrachet). Pale yellow and medium bodied wine with noses of ripe pears, toasted almonds, heavy cream and butter. On the palate it is rich yet the freshness of the crisp fruit do shine though mid-palate to make it dynamic and well balanced. A bargain for under $30. Kudos! #california#santacruzmountains#sanfranciscobay#alfarofamily#chardonnay#troutgulch#winelover#vintage
4013 hours ago
A quick day trip to the Alpine Valleys, helping Bob pick chardonnay grapes in Whorouly, South VIC. Extra help from our friends! 🍇🍷
If you ever visit the Biltmore Estate don’t forget to visit the winery!! It’s complementary with your visit and so much fun! Our favorites: the Chardonnay & the Sangiovese
4113 hours ago
Here John is touring guests at our winemaking and tasting room facility, Grand Cru Custom Crush. We love showing wine club members and guests how are wines are made, sharing the history of Bucher Wines while sharing Bucher Wines with guests. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you are heading to Sonoma, let us know. We would love to have you in to join John or Diane (or possibly both). We can accomodate groups of 2 to 8. Make your reservation on our website at Bucher.wine. We hope to see you soon
Painel comparativo das safras 2003, 2005 e 2007 do Château de Villars-Fontaine nos vinhedos Le Rouard e Les Jiromées... Por incrível que pareça, 2007 foi a safra destaque em ambos! As Hautes Côtes de Nuits fazendo bonito na Borgonha!
....So, you're goin' to a dinner party at someone's home and you're supposed to bring a wine. "Bordeaux sounds fun!" they said.... Sure. No one coming really drinks wine so your Lynch Bages is not a consideration - At All! Well, here you go. A clean, under $10. Bordeaux that tastes somewhat like, OK, inexpensive Columbia Valley Washington Cabernet. Easy to drink and not worry about it.
Interesting to you (quaffable) and your dinner party people are able to drink it and say: Mmmm... good wine (insert your name)! Done. ....... Whoohooo!!!
31114 hours ago
CHAMPAGNE DOYARD - LA LIBERTINE
Per un' occasione speciale è stato aperto un vino speciale e ringrazio per essere stato "scelto".
#doyard è un #recoltantmanipulant della zona della #cotedesblancs con vigneti in villaggi prestigiosi della zona.
La couvèe La Libertine è uno #champagne atipico che non ha eguali, il produttore dichiara che è stata una ricerca per riportare il gusto dello champagne alle sue origini che era "dolce", infatti il residuo zuccherino è di 65 grammi litro, nato da un'assemblaggio di 4/5 millesimi di #chardonnay e #pinotnoir la sosta sui lieviti arriva a 12/15 anni con una pressione sulle 5 atmosfere, mentre la liqueur d'expédition è tratta da vecchi vini di #champagne con più di 20 anni di età conservate in #jeroboam
👁Appena versato si crea una spuma che si distende sui bordi data del residuo zuccherino elevato ma quello che sorprende è il #perlage ...finissime bollicine numerose e persistenti anche dopo molti minuti ma soprattutto si elevano nel calice con una lentezza disarmante segno di una consistenza nel vino che ritroveremo nel calice, il colore brilla di luce propria di un oro antico.
👃Abbiamo parlato di elevato residuo zuccherino ma al naso arriva tutt'altro: note burrose da pan brioche, cioccolato bianco, cera d'api, funghi trifolati, miele d'acacia, il balsamico, vaniglia, gesso, note floreali e frutta matura e un leggero erbaceo di tiglio...... Ampio bagaglio olfattivo ma pulito e di grande eleganza che invita a riportare il naso al calice(non stancava mai)
👄L'attacco al palato anche qui nonostante il residuo rimane dolce una frazione di secondo perché la sua acidità integrata perfettamente non permette di essere stucchevole, la bolla è una carezza al palato c'è un ritorno di aromi percepiti al naso incredibile, timidamente esce una sapidità che insieme allo zucchero crea una salivazione un po' limacciosa e alla fine entra in gioco un leggero tannino dato dal legno che asciuga un po' la bocca e la lascia pulita.
In questo vortice di sensazioni il corpo del vino lo definirei robusto (rileggere perlage) la persistenza? Infinita... 96 Punti
12014 hours ago
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Hello Poway! I'm here with #southcoast wines! Today i'll be discussing the highlights of their #Chardonnay Sans Chène (no oak), #cabernetsauvignon , #merlotrose , and #Romanza , a red table wine that highlights the lighter aspects of red wine and without a doubt gives the drinker a sense of lively, exotic fruit and a juicy, tantalizing finish. Blended from Merlot, Touriga Nacional and a touch of Muscat. Come see me, I'm here until 7 tonight!!
One of my personal favourite producers #ByFarr from Bannockburn, Geelong - we enjoyed the rebranded Three Oaks now By Farr Chardonnay at @cutlerandco a few weeks back. Shows a bit more restraint in the 2017 vintage, setting itself apart from the Côte Vineyard. Round and ripe but certainly not cloying, we loved this wine. An exceptional example of Victorian Chardonnay. #cutlerandco#chardonnay#bannockburn
There is only few wineries in Kyoto and this @tambawine is the one I wanted to visit. The place is far from city and not so convenient to access by public transport. This however wouldn’t stop my desire to go. Finally made it but the day I went they were closed 😭. Nevertheless I enjoyed the nice scenery and relaxing lunch in a home style cafe which is opened recently by a retired couple @2017#京都#ワイン#日本ワイン#丹波ワイン#chardonnay
46210:28 PM Jan 16, 2019
A very nice 2014 Chardonnay from California. Refreshing with good acidity and not over powered. The mineral, nutty and buttery favor goes extremely well with our seafood lunch after golf #ワイン#tylerwinery#chardonnay