The 2009 Billecart-Salmon “Cuvée Elisabeth” Rosé Champagne is made mostly from Grand Cru vineyards, but it is the 1er Cru that goes into it that makes it so special. The red wine that gives this rosé... Read More
Country: France Region: Bordeaux, Sauternais Variety: Sémillon 75%, Sauvignon Blanc 23%, Muscadelle 2% Terroir: gravelly, sandy clay soil; Winemaking: fermentation in barrels; each batch is sorted after fermentation;... Read More
The 2009 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape had just been bottled at the time of the tasting but you wouldn’t know it by tasting it. A blend of 30% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise,... Read More
Tasted as part of a vertical held at the chateau. The 2009 Guiraud has a complex, precocious bouquet with honeysuckle and jasmine notes, hints of dried honey and white peach. It is tightly wound but very precise. The palate is... Read More
Daftmill Lowland Single Malt was recently put on my radar and I was completely blown away. They are the only operational farm distillery committed to using exclusively their own grown malt for their own whisky.