A private lunch

Restaurant Marcus **, London, UK

Tasted April 19, 2014 by Xavier Auerbach with 211 views

Flight 1 (6 notes)

Rosé - Sparkling
N.V. Eric Rodez Champagne Grand Cru Brut Rosé France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru
90 points
Fresh pink colour, lightish, lilac rather than salmon; cherries and berries, slightly metallic, fresh, intense, very dry style.
White
2008 Domaine Belluard Gringet Vin de Savoie Les Alpes France, Savoie, Vin de Savoie
89 points
Fragrant, alpine herbs, nice evolution, yellow apples, hint of nuts, spicy complexity; natural sweetness, lovely mineral freshness, supple, slightly rustic, sea breeze, red apple, nice intensity; good length.
White
2012 Black Sheep Finds Roussanne Holus Bolus USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County
92 points
Very pure, lovely typicity, aromatic, floral, cream, hint of honey, very intense, great mineral freshness and drive, white stone fruit, great flavours and length.
Red
2003 Matthieu Cosse Cahors Le Sid France, Southwest France, Cahors
93 points
An essence of Malbec, wonderfully harmonious and together, gobs of black fruit, spice, perfectly integrated new oak, slightly tarry, wonderful freshness, no heat stress at all, glossy, mineral, intense, attractive rough edge to the tannins, great stuffing of fruit; excellent length.
Red
2012 Hobo Wine Company Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley
87 points
Very sweet fruit, spicy oak, light structure, hint of greenness, not really attractive.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2011 Umathum Beerenauslese Austria, Burgenland, Neusiedlersee
91 points
Rich and honeyed, spicy, tropical fruit, concentrated but fresh, relatively low acidity but flavoursome, medium sweet, good length.
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