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Jon Steeves

Jon Steeves Sommelier

Small Lot Wood Post

Thirty Bench Small Lot Wood Post Riesling 2012

Beamsville Bench, Niagara, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
2397 days ago

Jon scored this wine: 100/100

Tasted 2012 vintage small lot Riesling from Beamsville bench VQA. This wine was produced from hand picked grapes from a single small lot at Thirty Bench Wine Makers. 10.7% ABV. Wonderful expression of Riesling and Prince Edward County terroir.

Don Px Selección

Toro Albala Don Px Selección 1967

Montilla-Moriles, Spain
1695 days ago

Jon scored this wine: 97/100

An Absolutely amazing PX seleccion Sherry. Bottled Nov 2016. Tasted 1967 vintage in June 2017. Molasses, dried prune, fig, hazelnut. Long finish with persistence of molasses and prune. Pairs well with aged cheese and drinking well on its own. 97 points. BespokeTastings

Vintage

Krug Vintage Krug - Vintage 2002 2004

Champagne A.O.C., France
1485 days ago

Jon scored this wine: 97/100

Tasted 2004 vintage Krug Champagne in Dec 2017. Disgorged 2016. On the nose, rich toasted hazelnut, savoury, almond croissant. On the palate, bright mouthwatering acidity, Asian pear, lemon zest, fresh baked bread crust and saline minerality. Exceptional all around. Well balanced, well structured, creamy mouthfeel, integrating nicely. At 13 years since the fruit was vinified, this wine has even more cellaring potential. The 2004 vintage could easily be cellared until 2025 and with this acidity, it could be enjoyed for decades. 97 points. #BespokeTastings

1485 days ago

Jon scored this wine: 97/100

Tasted 2004 vintage Krug Champagne in Dec 2017. Disgorged 2016. On the nose, rich toasted hazelnut, savoury, almond croissant. On the palate, bright mouthwatering acidity, Asian pear, lemon zest, fresh baked bread crust and saline minerality. Exceptional all around. Well balanced, well structured, creamy mouthfeel, integrating nicely. Long finish. At 13 years since the fruit was vinified, this wine has even more cellaring potential. The 2004 vintage could easily be cellared until 2025 and with this acidity, it could be enjoyed for decades. 97 points. #BespokeTastings

1485 days ago

Jon scored this wine: 97/100

Tasted 2004 vintage Krug Champagne in Dec 2017. Disgorged 2016. On the nose, rich toasted hazelnut, savoury, almond croissant. On the palate, bright mouthwatering acidity, Asian pear, lemon zest, fresh baked bread crust and saline minerality. Exceptional all around. Well balanced, well structured, creamy mouthfeel, integrating nicely. Long finish. At 13 years since the fruit was vinified, this wine has even more cellaring potential. The 2004 vintage could easily be cellared until 2025 and with this acidity, it could be enjoyed for decades. 97 points. #BespokeTastings

Jon Steeves

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Memorable Wine

Bubbles, Sabring a Lanson Champagne after finishing my sommelier designation

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First Wine

A French Bordeaux red, after landing in Paris on my first trip to France

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Unusual Wine Experience

Sharing a 5 litre bottle with friends and family

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Barolo, fine French bubbles and Giusti Amarone

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