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Got this one gratis from a friend of mine. A 1989 Pinot from Victoria, freakin’ AUSTRAAAAALIA.
#now I’ve had some older pinots from those parts so I knew it wasn’t a joke and thankfully what I knew did indeed come true. It’s joyous, fascinating juice.
The rich, thick maroon color to it lays bare its time on this planet, and the nose itself alone provides a complexity that only age can allow. the palate is an evolutionary joy from rich bing cherries to a more established wink to those who know.
@totallysurprisedandlovingeveryswig — 23 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 — 4 months ago
The 2015's- from all that I am hear- is flirting with epic expectations. Part of me, as I cruise through some of the 'entry level' numbers that are already available feels this to be an opportunity for those who realize the future is here now, though perhaps not so evenly distributed.
The '15 is bright and precocious. While the nose opens and leads to a broad and inviting palate the complexity of it. Eying just being "good juice" takes some time to develop- it blooms with just a smidge of patience.
it's very solid- and very much my groove- particularly at its price.
#welcometomyhappyface — a month ago
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 — 3 months ago