Category Archives: Wine Porn

Gaja Sito Moresco, Piedmont Italy

This is an interesting wine. It comes from one of the most prestigious wine makers, Gaja. It comes from the Piedmont region in Italy, an epic area known for Barolo, Barbaresco, Moscato d’Asti, Gavi de Gavi, among others. The Langhe subregion is known for experimentation with international grape varieties, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, much as the […]
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Saint Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux

This was an absolute blockbuster. Not only was this sample a beautiful wine, but it has been aged incredibly well here in Iceland. Full body and rich. The nose is an opulent bouquet of wild herbs, cocoa, and truffle. A stunning palate of black cherry, rosemary, and cocoa. I was worried that a wine of […]
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Opus One

This wine needs no introduction. This is the Muhammad Ali of wine, the prize fighter who’s reputation arrives with prestige and merit. An icon since 1979. This wine is a classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot, and is the Napa Valley love child of houses Mondavi (US) and […]
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Quintessa

Beautiful. Ocean after ocean of flavor hits you. If this is a battle for your tastebuds, then it’s one I gladly surrender and give in to. Marvelously complex, and extraordinary long finish. Ripe juicy plum, candied black cherry, jammy cassis, leather, chocolate, vanilla. One impressive wine with a singular name and a multitude of surprises. […]
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2 Pi r Priorat, Grata Vinum

Instant Classic. This little lovely had me at first sip, and all its heavenly goodness makes me approach this with reverence. Priorat in Catalunya, Spain is producing amazing wine. The unique licorella soil imparts a rich licorice flavor. Dark jammy fruit like cassis and blackberry start, followed by licorice, coffee, and vanilla with excellent length […]
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Pol Roger, Blanc de Blancs

This is a masculine champagne. There is a distinct smokey flint finish to it that begs for leather seats and cigars. 100% Chardonnay, bright lemon peel, creamy mousse.

Krug

I wanted to go on record saying that Krug is the King of Champagnes, but it looks like someone already beat me to it. This is the Champagne for that special anniversary, the instrument for etching achievement into eternity. It’s fancy. How fancy? It’s so fancy that the things it tastes like are fancy. Warm […]
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Antinori Tignanello “Super Tuscan”

You might have read what I wrote about “Super Tuscan” wines before. You don’t have to overreach in price to get over scepticism and become a believer. You may want to start with one of the first “Super Tuscan” wines ever made: Antinori’s Tignanello. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc make for a heavy hitter […]
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Bâtard-Montrachet, Louis Latour

In one of the most epic areas for white wine, Montrachet, there is a legend: the Lord of the town left one piece of land to his Knighted son (“Chevalier”), and one to his illegitimate son (“Bâtard”). Names and legend aside, this is a powerful and exceptional wine. Orchard fruit, hay, toast, marzipan, and even […]
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Chateau Lynch Bages

This is my go-to Left Bank Bordeaux. Elegant. Classic. Even though this was originally designated as a 5th Cru house in the 1855 classification system that still exists today, this house consistently punches above its weight with the ones at the top. Superb value at a fraction of the price of 1st Crus. This is […]
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