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Neal L — Empire Wine Community

Neal L has been a customer since Jan 2008

My reviews (6)


"I would very likely, in a blind tasting, identified this as a Mersault and a good one to boot! You probably cannot find a Mersault of this quality at twice the price. It is a remarkable wine and a great value! I only have 4 bottles left so I will have to choose carefully when to, and with what, to drink them."

Posted on Jun 20, 2017  [Verified Purchase]

"A very unusual nose, with the dominant aroma of prunes. There were interesting undertones particularly black pepper that suggested complexity. But, the prune aroma and taste was predominate. While I cannot say for sure, the prune aroma and taste suggest that the wine has been cooked. Odd, for the time of year so I am hesitant to give it a thumbs down. Perhaps I had a bad bottle. I would suggest caution in buying this wine."

Posted on Jan 3, 2016
Posted on Jun 26, 2015  [Verified Purchase]

"Not surprising, given RP's review, this has substantial fruit on the attack. With that said, it is a substantial wine of character. One of the best ways to judge a wine's quality (besides the length of the finish) is how it performs over the life of a meal. Is it better at the end of the meal than at the beginning? Gordo certainly kept our interest throughout the meal and was fabulous with the last bite. A wine that will please many at your table - you included!"

Posted on Jun 21, 2015

"Intriquing wine; something that we don't get to say often enough. The flavor profie is much like described. I was a bit skeptical as I find Apothic a bit too much of a fruit bomb; which my wife loves, ergo I bought a bottle to try. Well, Dark is certainly a big wine, but at 13.5% alcohol not a monster. It is much more balanced than its sib and it went well with the dinner featuring roast beef. Here's a wine that both my wife and I can agree on. At under $10, a clear no-brainer."

Posted on Oct 6, 2014  [Verified Purchase]

"Actually, it is rated appropriately in my opinion. It is a good, clean example of a light to medium bodied pinot that carries its femininity with grace. Good attack, mid-palate and reasonable finish. Don't expect a heavy weight. A very good choice to serve as an aperitif or with a range of hors d'oeuvres. Very good"

Posted on Dec 15, 2012