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As I learn about some of these better White Burgundies, the element or really more a "consistent trait" is a simple joy that flows onto the palate that's like a warm smile from the right gal at the big party. Nothing at all sinister- just that warm welcome that promises to bring a good time along with it. The nose seems right in step with the aforementioned grin, with notes of nougat, golden-hued wrapped in a subtle, near-neutral bit of barrel. As it has breathed it's shifted into a more "relaxed gear", and is spreading out, revealing more of itself. Reaching the back of the palate and leisurely 'becoming' a finish it reflects the best bits of its strengths on the mid-palate.
#IpaidforthisoneoitnofnpocketandgladIdid — 11 days ago
Blue bottle & all I had modest expectations for this one- but it's a really rich and delightful example of what can be done with a classic. Not rich and syrupy or laden with alcohol, the Clos Beylesse surfs happily along that light to medium-body level, pouring flavors along the trip. Peach, melon, and this wonderful touch of "light golden hue" to it that I've not experienced in a rose maybe ever. Doing all I can to understate it. #newfave — a month ago
A great blend of Cab Franc & Merlot, the 2011 Château Joanie Bécot is an inviting example of the kinds of bistro-styled wines being produced in the region of the Côtes de Castillon. A dark, ruby color, the nose is delightfully expressive of ripe currant and stewed cherries. The mouthfeel has softened to an approachable-yet-complex claret that brings the best out of red meats and fine cheeses. For the buck in particular;
#genuinelyimpressed — 2 months ago
Chris had this 3 months ago
It's a round and luscious proprietary blend of some of Domaine Serene's best Pinot Noir & Chardonnay- & very much my style. Hints of vanilla & berry on the nose carry right over to the palate which is soft but balanced. The finish is where it really wins, leaving behind a bright and lengthy presence of stone fruit & strawberry. — 4 months ago