This is a very beautiful red with currant and berry character. Very fine and polished tannins, too. The impact is just so polished and focused. Linear and exciting. A barrel sample but should be great.
The current release of the NV Champagne Brut Reserve is based on the 2019 vintage. It is roughly equal parts Chardonnay, Meunier, and Pinot Noir, with 35% reserve wine blended in. Fruity, floral, and open, with notes of fresh... Read More
Super refined and beautiful with flowers, spices, dried fruit and hints of stones. Medium to full body with very fine tannins and a gorgeous finish. Shows great finesse and depth. Savory character, as always, but in check. Drink... Read More
Moving to the 2019s from bottle, the Côtes Du Rhône Lieu-Dit Clavin always shows the style of this estate as well as the vintage, and the 2019 is well worth seeking out. Black cherries, gravelly earth, spicy herbs,... Read More
The stunning nose of ripe black cherry announces what this concentrated, fresh red Burgundy is all about. So much energy, plus a firm yet fine tannin structure and long, mineral finish make a serious statement for this underrated... Read More
The 2019 Givry Clos Pascal Monopole is also very promising, wafting from the glass with scents of rose petals, plums and spices mingled with hints of wild berries, woodsmoke and raw cocoa. Medium to full-bodied, lively and perfumed,... Read More
A little more bright and vibrant than the 744, with notes of poached pear, baked apple, grapefruit, lemon rind and pistachio. Fine bubbles with crisp acidity and a pure, fruity core. Very drinkable. 0.75g/L dosage. Disgorged January... Read More
Such an amazing nose to this with dried peaches and limes, flowers and hot stones. Full-bodied, very sweet and powerful with a soft, caressing texture and a tangy, bright finish. A wonderful combination of late-harvest fruit and... Read More
Quiet, elegant nose of beeswax, ripe pear and smoke. Rambunctious, lively and textured in the mouth, bursting with grilled lemon and green apple plus notes of salt and smoke, all underpinned by smooth stoniness. A cool, youthful... Read More
Unlike his Savennières, the fruit for Boudignon's 2020 Anjou Blanc is purchased. The result is a pure, clean wine with delectable purity. There are delicate flavors of just-ripe pineapple, citrus, nettles and a subtle... Read More
Zen is the best word to describe the 2020 Les Vignes Cendrées. It is a very pretty style with pure nectarine fruit, pineapple and a trace of grilled nuts. The wine blossoms in the mouth, offering texture. The wine spent... Read More
COLOUR: ruby red shading to garnet.
BOUQUET: rich and generous, with complex scents of spices, licorice coffee and dried roses.
PALATE: dry, well balnced and full bodied with well integrated tannins. Exhibiting a note of plum.... Read More