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Melissa Pulvermacher

Melissa Pulvermacher

Brut Reserve

Taittinger Brut Reserve Champagne

Champagne A.O.C., France
2098 days ago

Melissa scored this wine: 90/100

The perfect NV Brut Champagne to help ring in the New Year. Aroma of bread and dried apricot with an austere palate of green apple and honeysuckle. Crisp, clean and easy drinking. Enjoy with shellfish and good company.

1828 days ago

Melissa reviewed this wine:

$18.95 in vintages is a great price point for this wine. Subdued on the nose with the same stony note as I find on their Chardonnay. With a touch of medicinal on the palate, the black fruit expression remains consistent from nose to palate. The acidity is right upfront exuding freshness in this Cab. I was expecting green tones, but the ripeness was a pleasant surprise.

1828 days ago

Melissa reviewed this wine:

The 2015 Las Mulas Sauvignon Blanc is only $12.95 and screams cool climate. Fresh, searing acidity with fruit and spice notes. Torres harvests these grapes early in the season to maintain the classic leafy green notes of Sauvignon Blanc.


Henry of Pelham Estate Pinot Noir 2010

Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, V.Q.A., Canada
1828 days ago

Melissa reviewed this wine:

Delicious with fresh cherry, vanilla, a touch of asphalt and bitter red fruit, but it is clear that this wine will continue to improve with cellar age.

1828 days ago

Melissa reviewed this wine:

Ripe, but still fresh with a nose of tea leaf, cassis and rich, black fruit. The palate showcased a reserved freshness, indicative of a cooler climate. Jaime truly believes that Cabernet Sauvignon should be Chile’s number 1 varietal.

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