Have we no wine? WSET 3 with Merit
Distinctive reductive notes, rich ripe red fruit, but still some Nebbiolo sour cherry notes. For fans of Beaujolais, this will be a winner. Better the second day with air. Chocolate, but no tar or leather. Solid QPR. — 15 days ago
Terrific value Minervois from Wines with Conviction. — 4 days ago
At $69 at our local boutique, it’s pricey compared to other Langhe Nebbiolos. The 2013 is rich with new oak flavors, sour cherries, pear blossoms, and bitter orange. Needs decanting or time. Compared to the same producer’s Bussia Barolo, this wine is missing some complexity, just as you might expect. In the end, better QPR from the Bussia at Costco. Will retaste in 24 hours. — a month ago
Bright, but quite ripe, red cherry with almond, nice herbaceous notes and light nutmeg. Reductive notes are there, but not overpowering... so a plus for me. YMMV. A little time to breathe helps.
Thanks to 2015, this is delicious now, but there’s enough grip to hold for a couple years.
So, nowadays we’re paying $48 in Dallas for Hautes-Côtes de Nuits... 2015 is a banner year for everyone apparently. — 21 days ago