Chris England
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A yummy hidden Hermitage @ ยฃ54 thatโ€™s a beauty still ageing well but drank well at 12-14c ๐ŸŒก in the ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ๐ŸŒž Mrs Es new foxy friend liked it ๐Ÿ˜ . ๐Ÿ“Domaine des Remiziรจres Cuvรฉe Emilie 2013 . ๐Ÿต 93 points w/ a touch more potential I think . ๐Ÿ‡ 100% Syrah . ๐Ÿท Deep blackened opaque ruby . ๐Ÿ‘ƒ Heady gorgeous seduction of soft burnt wood chipped oak, farmyard, soggy earth, mulled blackberry smokey mist, violet potpourri, dark cherry, soft mint & black olive tapenade . ๐Ÿ‘„ Med body of creamy silky slight sweet earthy blackberry in mocha w/ liquorice, raspberry & dark cherry . ๐ŸŽฏ Med+ earthy slight dry blackberry mocha liquorice black olive finale

At ยฃ38 this is one of the best ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Brit fizzes going ๐Ÿ˜ If you want to see how good ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง bubbles are getting you canโ€™t go wrong here ๐Ÿ˜‰ but anything by @ermosug is top ๐Ÿ‘ Nabbed that @hawkinsbros a great place for ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ๐Ÿฅ‚ . ๐Ÿ“ Winston Rose 2011 . ๐Ÿต 94 points . ๐Ÿ‡ 57% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay & 10% Pinot Munier . ๐Ÿพ Disgorged March 2016 . ๐Ÿท Rusty salmon copper peach . ๐Ÿ‘ƒ Baked butter brioche smothered in red apple compote w/ minerals, smoke, yeast, red berry fruits, citrus zests, tangerine, sweet shortbread biscuit & peach . ๐Ÿ‘„ Med bodied fine bubbled mousse of red apple, strawberry, wild raspberry, peach & grapefruit in dry minerals . ๐ŸŽฏ Long red apple & grapefruit driven mineral dry linger w/ a red fruity naughty tickle & pink grapefruit kissypoos ๐Ÿ’‹

The 2nd wine of Vega Sicilia Unico never disappoints & this 2010 @ cยฃ100 is delish ๐Ÿ˜ Apologies for being away a few days but Iโ€™m fighting infections I have from bug bites with no immune system ๐Ÿค• but this helps ๐Ÿ˜‰ . ๐Ÿ“ Vega Sicilia "Valbuena" 2010 . ๐Ÿต 94-95 points w/ a little more potential . ๐Ÿ‡ 95% Tempranillo & 5% Merlot . ๐Ÿท Deep dark opaque brooding blackened ruby . ๐Ÿ‘ƒ Deep rich dark cherry smothered in chocolate w/ minerals, red fruits, smoke, balsamic, herbs, damson & soggy earth . ๐Ÿ‘„ Med+ body of creamy smooth dark cherry in cocoa, balsamic, plump plum & red liquorice tones . ๐ŸŽฏ Long dark plump fruity silky explosion of creamy yummy dark cherry, cocoa, balsamic, plum & oozyness

For ยฃ50 I think this is one of my favourite ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Chardonnays ๐Ÿ˜ never disappoints ๐Ÿ‘ Quick review as was being social for a change instead of writing reviews for you lot ๐Ÿคฃ . ๐Ÿ“ Ridge Monte Bello Chardonnay 2013 . ๐Ÿต 96 points . ๐Ÿ‡ Chardonnay . ๐Ÿท Golden straw yellow . ๐Ÿ‘ƒ Citrus, pear, green apple, honey & minerals w/ grass, lemon oil, subtle oak & white blossom . ๐Ÿ‘„ Med+ body of fresh creamy syrupy lemon, honey, apple & pear in light minerals . ๐ŸŽฏ Long slight dry light mineral infused smooth lemon, honey, pear & apple linger

My first Clos de Tart but at ยฃ650-ยฃ700 ๐Ÿ˜ฑ I was not paying that ๐Ÿค‘ so somewhat happy when I found this bin end with a damaged label for ยฃ200 ๐Ÿ† (yep that scratch saved me ยฃ500 ๐Ÿคฃ) - rude not to try ๐Ÿ˜ . ๐Ÿ“ Domaine du Clos de Tart Grand Cru 2005 . ๐Ÿต 95 points but totally over priced ๐Ÿ˜‰ Probably amazing in 10 years+ . ๐Ÿ‡ Pinot Noir . ๐Ÿท Deep dark ruby w/ thin brick edge . ๐Ÿ‘ƒ Heady deep earthy & smokey blackberry bramble bush in loam & oak w/ strawberry, red cherry, spice, coffee grounds, smoked meat, red flowers, chocolate & lush green wet vegetation - made for a Zalto burgundy glass ๐Ÿ˜ . ๐Ÿ‘„ Med body of creamy smooth earthy cherry & blackberry bathed in soft mocha w/ red berry fruits in med acidity . ๐ŸŽฏ Very long silky rich clean balanced blackberry & cherry mocha earthy linger

My first Petrus ๐Ÿ˜ a generous gift from Mrs E a while back Iโ€™ve been dying to try & wow I canโ€™t believe how alive it is after 50 years! RRP ยฃ2,090 ๐Ÿ˜ฑ ๐Ÿ‘€ Pop Petrus Virginity โœ… Had it with a Pรขtรฉ sandwich ๐Ÿคฃ but it paired perfectly ๐Ÿ‘Œ . ๐Ÿ“ Chateau Petrus 1969 . ๐Ÿต 94 points . ๐Ÿ‡ 95% Merlot & 5% Cabernet Franc . ๐Ÿท Clear garnet ruby w/ brick edge (scroll too see โฉ) & cork not fully saturated still ๐Ÿ˜ฎ . ๐Ÿ‘ƒ Soot ember burnt soft smoke through damson plum, fig & dates w/ caramelised sugar, damp soil, Victorian cellar, herbs, gravel & black liquorice . ๐Ÿ‘„ Med body of silky smooth cocoa infused damson, minerals, mocha & liquorice - incredibly well balanced, alive & integrated . ๐ŸŽฏ Long slight dry mineral infused plummy damson, fig, rich mocha & liquorice linger that goes on for minutes ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

My favourite white CdP & @ ยฃ54 this vintage us great now but will be epic in 5-6 years ๐Ÿ˜‰ If youโ€™ve never had a white Beaucastel you need to rectify in your life ๐Ÿ˜ Drink a touch warmer vs too cold ๐Ÿ‘ . ๐Ÿ“ Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2016 . ๐Ÿต 96 points . ๐Ÿ‡ 15% Grenache Blanc, 5% Picardan / Clairette / Bourboulenc & 80% Roussanne . ๐Ÿท Golden honey yellow . ๐Ÿ‘ƒ Citrus infused honey & pear w/ apricot, minerals, honeydew melon, orange zest, banana & soft smoke . ๐Ÿ‘„ Med+ body of rich creamy, slight syrup, honey, green apple, citrus & pear w/ rock mineral, caramel, sweet almond & tropical banana peach tones in med acidity . ๐ŸŽฏ Long gooey silky buttery citrus, pear & marzipan apple linger

Iโ€™m ashamed to say that Mrs E has now drunk 5 of these DP 08s @ ยฃ135 - i prefer the Bolly Grande Annee 08 but Mrs E & 2 friends prefer this - a first world problem ๐Ÿ˜Š I want to compare the Cristal 08 but itโ€™s sooooo much now ๐Ÿค” This is finer & lighter whereas the Bolly is richer & heavier ๐Ÿ˜Ž Will I get too see one age ๐Ÿคฃ . ๐Ÿ“ Dom Perignon 2008 . ๐Ÿต 95-96 points w/ a touch more potential . ๐Ÿ‡ 50% Pinot Noir & 50% Chardonnay . ๐Ÿท Shimmering golden straw . ๐Ÿ‘ƒ Citrus infused brioche, mineral laden brown sugar biscuit & pineapple upside down cake w/ white flowers, apple compote & honey . ๐Ÿ‘„ Med bodied very fine bubbled mousse of citrus, biscuit, pineapple, green & red apple bathed in minerals w/ touches of peach in med acidity . ๐ŸŽฏ Long dry mineral infused citrus, crunchy green apple & tropical linger w/ a dry sweet biscuit tone

Feels a touch too young at present & not as rich as Bellas Garden (my favourite one) but a decent drop given 3-5yrs at ยฃ36 . ๐Ÿ“ Two Hands Charlieโ€™s Garden 2015 . ๐Ÿต 88-89 points . ๐Ÿท Opaque ruby w/ purple hue . ๐Ÿ‘ƒ Peppered parma violets through raspberry, blackberry & summer fruits w/ light smokey oak tones . ๐Ÿ‘„ Med body of rich dark & red fruits bursting through your palate w/ med acidity & vibrant freshness & a cocoa dry hit @ the end . ๐ŸŽฏ Med dry spiced summer fruits linger

One of my favourite ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Barbaresco producers & @ ยฃ45-65 this is a beautifully aged 2006 Barbaresco ๐Ÿ˜ that I love ๐Ÿ‘ . ๐Ÿ“ Piero Busso Gallina 2006 . ๐Ÿต 94 points . ๐Ÿท Ruby garnet w/ brown edge . ๐Ÿ‘ƒ Seductive earthy, leafy, smokey burnt oak, crushed red petals, spiced fruity cherry, damson, strawberry, vanilla & tobacco w/ liquorice, gravel, cocoa, minerals & fig hints ๐Ÿ˜ nasal nookie in a zalto burg glass . ๐Ÿ‘„ Med body of creamy silky smooth earthy red berries & cherry w/ light dark berry, minerals, mocha & liquorice coming through . ๐ŸŽฏ Med cherry & red berry filled finish with slight dry minerally earthy liquorice mocha mucky end

At around ยฃ150-ยฃ200 now this average year Leoville was a bargain I nabbed as an ยฃ80 BIn end last week with a ripped label ๐Ÿ˜ I donโ€™t normally buy their wines as I think they are over priced now so quite happy with this ๐Ÿ’ฅ I found the oak balanced on the ๐Ÿ‘ƒ but found it seeped too much onto the palate ๐Ÿค” still a great wine ๐Ÿ‘ . ๐Ÿ“ Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2002 . ๐Ÿต 93 points but I wouldnโ€™t pay the RRP . ๐Ÿ‡ 66.7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.5% Merlot, 13.9% Cabernet Franc & 4.9% Petit Verdot (very precise ๐Ÿคฃ) . ๐Ÿท Dark opaque ruby . ๐Ÿ‘ƒ Soft smokey oak through mushed ripe black berry & currant smothered in cocoa w/ blueberry, liquorice, light gravel, minerals & red berries . ๐Ÿ‘„ Med body of creamy smooth blackcurrant in cocoa & minerals w/ blackberry, woody dry oak & red liquorice . ๐ŸŽฏ Long dry woody mineral infused dark fruit blast w/ a cocoa & liquorice tone

At ยฃ12 you canโ€™t go wrong with this summer thirst quencher ๐ŸŒž ๐Ÿ˜Ž my last 2012 but its great young to ๐Ÿ˜‰ . ๐Ÿ“ Reichsrat Von Buhl Forster Ungeheuer Riesling trocken 2012 . ๐Ÿต 92 points . ๐Ÿ‡ Riesling . ๐Ÿท Golden yellow . ๐Ÿ‘ƒ Soft fuel through stewed tropical & citrus fruits w/ a smokey backbone, herbs, minerals & butter croissant . ๐Ÿ‘„ Med body of creamy apple, citrus & tropical fruits in a dry minerality w/ honey, lime & peachy peekaboos . ๐ŸŽฏ Long dry tropical apple citrus mineral chalky silky linger

Beautiful unique testing challenge for the senses @ ยฃ33 so If you want to experience quite a different wine then get this ๐Ÿ‘ Similar to a white Tondonia 91/99 or a 20 year old Bordeaux Pessac White ๐Ÿ˜Ž I got it from @paulroblestorres I prefer the 01 & 98 but this is still great & evolving ๐Ÿ˜‰ . ๐Ÿต 94 points . ๐Ÿ“ Chateau Musar White 2005 . ๐Ÿ‡ Obaideh & Merwah (related to Chardonnay & Semillon) . ๐Ÿ“ Best slightly warmer but my ice decanter kept it getting too warm in 32C ๐ŸŒž Iโ€™m melting! . ๐Ÿท Honey baked golden tawny brown rusted orange (yes that is its true colour!) . ๐Ÿ‘ƒ Charred grilled orange zest, baked honey, apricot infused burnt smoke, old frangipane tart, rising dough, honeysuckle & sweet smoked oak w/ sticky toffee fallen beaten old brown apple pudding in vanilla custard, butter burnt sugar, diesel, Sherry & shaved citrus zest ๐Ÿ‘€ wow! . ๐Ÿ‘„ Med body of creamed burnt orange zest in gloopy honey w/ a tangy citrus mineral infusion, dried caramel apricot & sour baked apple compote . ๐ŸŽฏ Long burnt marmalade sticky licky lips w/ a caramel burnt toffee apricot & char baked apple woody slight dry mineral linger . โ„น๏ธ The decanter is - Artland Glass Simplicity Sommelier White Wine Cooling Carafe

A fab mid level โ‚ฌ56 Priorat from a great producer in a top vintage drinking lovely young ๐Ÿ˜‰ . ๐Ÿ“ Terroir Al Limit Arbossar 2015 . ๐Ÿต 92 points . ๐Ÿ‡ Carignan . ๐Ÿท Clear ruby w/ a purple hue . ๐Ÿ‘ƒ Earthy soggy smoky farmyard through dirty wild blackberry & red cherry w/ herbs, violet, espresso, balsamic & a touch of mushroom . ๐Ÿ‘„ Med body of creamy smooth rich blackberry, earthy raspberry & red cherry w/ a subtle mocha undertone . ๐ŸŽฏ Long blackberry, raspberry & red cherry fruit filled smooth linger

I ๐Ÿ’— Roda 1 & this is my last bottle of 05 that I got @ ยฃ35 - Incredible for the money ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ The 04 & 05 Roda 1s are like prancing around naked in the ring with a silky red handkerchief as the bull ballets around you ๐Ÿฎ Olรฉ . ๐Ÿ“ Roda 1 2005 . ๐Ÿต 94 points . ๐Ÿ‡ 100% Tempranillo . ๐Ÿท Deep dark ruby . ๐Ÿ‘ƒ Rich dark cherry in soft smoked oak, cocoa cream & red berry fruits w/ balsamic & herby dark plum . ๐Ÿ‘„ Med body of rich creamy dark cherry bathed in cocoa w/ red berry & balsamic liquorice . ๐ŸŽฏ Long deep dark cherry covered in chocolate smooth creamy linger & a kiss of a fine seรฑorita ๐Ÿ’‹

If youโ€™re looking for a new world Riesling then for ยฃ27 this is one of the best Iโ€™ve found ๐Ÿ‘ I love the smell of fuel in the morning โ›ฝ๏ธ . ๐Ÿ“ Grosset Polish Hill Clare Valley ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ 2016 . ๐Ÿต 93 points . ๐Ÿ‡ Riesling . ๐Ÿท Clear golden straw . ๐Ÿ‘ƒ Citrus & tropical fruits bathed in fuel & chalky rock minerals w/ lime cordial pushing through, white flowers & even lavender . ๐Ÿ‘„ Med sweet & dry clean saline lime driven citrus & tropical fruits w/ chalky minerals & honey hints . ๐ŸŽฏ Med+ sweet & dry lime tropical citrus chalky mineral linger

Bordeaux whites can be rather delish but not cheap so @ ยฃ29 I was rather happy to find this ๐Ÿ˜ Itโ€™s not as complex as the bigger names, but sure is easy yummy drinking for the ๐ŸŒž Colder itโ€™s more citrus & apple but warmer the tropical tones come through ๐Ÿ‘ . ๐Ÿ“ Chรขteau La Tour Carnet Blanc 2016 . ๐Ÿต 89 points . ๐Ÿ‡ 54% Sauvignonย Blanc, 26% Sรฉmillon & 20% Sauvignon Gris . ๐Ÿท Light straw yellow . ๐Ÿ‘ƒ Fresh cut green apple, sweet lemon cordial & fine rock minerals w/ honey puffs, white blossom & a tropical fine mist . ๐Ÿ‘„ Med body of crisp refreshing saline honeyed green apple & lemon sorbet in sherbet chalky minerals w/ a subtle tropical guava, melon & a lime punch . ๐ŸŽฏ Med+ lemon, lime & green apple slight chalky dry linger w/ a fine tropical tickle

At ยฃ30 paid I think I chose a real winner here & glad I saved a few - still improving ๐Ÿ˜‰ . ๐Ÿ“ Muga Prado Enea 2005 . ๐Ÿต 95+ points & could be 98+ in 5+ years . ๐Ÿ‡ 80% Tempranillo then 20% Grenache, Mazuelo (Carignan) & Graciano . ๐Ÿท Opaque dark ruby . ๐Ÿ‘ƒ Dark cherry through smoked oak into creamy cocoa w/ balsamic, earthy truffle, fig, date & vanilla tones . ๐Ÿ‘„ Med body of silky smooth creamy dark earthy cherry w/ balsamic & cocoa . ๐ŸŽฏ Long dark mocha balsamic ripe cherry linger