Former wine retail sales, buyer and importer. Former wannabe online wine purveyor. Current wine drinker.
On the nose, dark fruit and leather. In the mouth, black currants, dusky tannin and some heat. Medium-short finish. Sorta disappointed, given the price ($40), grand cru vineyard and region. — 4 days ago
On the nose, violets and red fruits. In the mouth, bright floral red fruit and some lingering tannins. Some pleasing bitterness in the midpalate with moderate tannins. Medium-long finish. Good QPR @20 bucks and a good representation of a Chinon, minus the green pepper. — 2 months ago
Simple and fruit forward, but refreshing when lightly chilled for summertime. — 17 days ago
Classically made NV Brut, and grower on top of all that! On the nose, Golden delicious apples, honeysuckle and toast. In the mouth, white flowers, lemon zest, distinct minerality and brioche. Medium long finish. Good QPR. — 18 days ago
Kinda torn with this wine. If this was given to me blind, I would guess new world Syrah all the way. On the nose, darrrrk fruit and some sweet oak. In the mouth, black cherries and molasses. Medium tannins, medium acid. Medium finish. Nothing that would let me know this was a Crozes. Sorta disappointing, but no flaws. — 2 months ago
Bright and happy. Good QPR. — 17 days ago
On the nose, forest floor, rose petals and dark cherries. In the mouth, dried roses, orange peel, dark cherries and some heat. High acidity, some unresolved tannins. In a slightly awkward place currently, compared to other bottles in the past. — 2 months ago