Chateau Talbot 2005 - This dry, velvety smooth, medium-body red was still youthful with fruity aromas and flavors of cherry and black currant along with tobacco and licorice notes in the rich, slightly spicy, lingering finish. Delicious right now though you can certainly continue to hold it. I bought this bottle a few years ago but it is still available in limited quantities at Spec's in Houston as well as on-line. This Grand Cru Classe wine comes from the prestigious Saint-Julien commune of Bordeaux from an outstanding vintage. Consumed at a family dinner on 12/24/16 and thoroughly enjoyed by all.
Champagne Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserveis a dry, fuller bodied sparkling wine with sweet aromas of tropical fruit, cherries and brioche with a creamy texture and a light toasted almond note in the lingering finish. A recommended wine for $65. Champagne Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserveis 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Meunier. This wine has been blended with 40% reserve wines with an average of ten years of age from the Charles Heidsieck cellar. Media sample for review purposes.
Ca' Del Bosco Cuvée Prestige Franciacorta Brut is a dry sparkling wine with sweet citrus aromas with baked pear and apricot and a lingering mineral note in the slightly savory finish. A recommended wine for approximately $35.
Ca' Del Bosco Cuvée Prestige Franciacorta Brut is made from 75% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Nero and 10% Pinot Blanc in Lombardy, a small wine-producing area in northern Italy. The region is famous for its high-quality sparkling wines made in the same way as Champagne.