Sebastien David is known for what he can do with cab franc. Hurluberlu is fresh, fruity, and mysterious with no indication of the vintage anywhere. The importer (T. Edward) informed me this is 2018. It’s very good.
Concrete only, whole cluster, but less crunchy and pyrazine driven than what I was expecting. It’s elegant, soft, and loaded with minerals. Salty air playing against sour wild blueberries, green strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries. Bullseye ripe. — 12 hours ago
Dichotomy of concrete fresh and inky teeth staining chewy Garnacha. At about 15% ABV, it’s youthful and lively as it is dark and concentrated (70 year old vines). I’ve read conflicting reports on stem inclusion, but either way there is significant tannin and backbone to match the power.
The deepest dark berry concentrate, black licorice, black pepper, and bitter mocha. — 10 days ago
Easy drinking well made wines from well respected wine makers for a decent price. This is the underlying connection of the La Boutanche lineup.
This one is from Quentin Bourse of Le Sot de l’Ange (idiot angel). This bottling is usually 100% Grolleau but this year included some Gamay.
It has a glowing rose color and notes of sour red berries and mousey breakfast bran. It’s well balanced and tasty and nothing more and exactly what La Boutanche is all about. — 3 days ago
One of the world’s greats. A remember where you were when wine. It’s full and complete and symphonic, stimulating, and catalyst of imagery. Grounded sprawling Provençal herbs, white flowers fennel, and orange note. Sublime texture. Slippery, viscous, weighty, just barely verging in syrupy. Life moment for me. — 5 days ago
Domaine De L’ecu makes wines of quiet beauty, soul, and truth which need a present attentiveness to appreciate. In the right calm state of mind they communicate. The three Muscadets in this sub-soil line have each their own personality. Granite has a leesy richness over lemon and yellow orchard fruits. — 14 days ago