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The structure on this is just unbelievable. I have 3 more bottles in the cellar thank god. Smoke and pummeling earth, tannins surround the entire experience almost instructive, chocolate and sweet vanilla from American Oak, slightly petrol quality and forest floor/wet leaves. This is an amazing wine but it’s simply too early. This is after a 6 hour decant. — 3 days ago
Okay. What am I missing? I had another wine from this producer I thought was a knockout, but I heard some buzz on this specifically and I’m at a loss. Polished red fruit, spicy, thin and unremarkable. The acidity really kills this palate. It’s so wonky, divisive and unfocused. If there are layers, subtleties, or nuances, it’s lost underneath this pounding acid. Change my mind. — 3 months ago
Fresh and vibrant. Melon, citrus, minerality and punchy peach. — 3 days ago
This CDP is not quite as mind blowing or complex as others I’ve had, but it is quintessentially Rhône with some added uniqueness. Crushed rock, spice, ripe raspberry, tannic and vibrant, slightly chemical and balsamic quality. — 2 months ago
Delicious. Dosage tastes high but since it’s extra brut it must not be? Rich and crisp, flowery and elderflower, lemon meringue, key lime pie, surprising amount of richness for extra brut. — 2 months ago
Though it’s equal parts Carignan and Zin, the Carignan is so dominant on the palate. Oak and sweet vanilla on the nose, juicy red fruit in the front with cherry and underripe plum, mid palate shows medium acidity and slight petrol, finish is a little lacking. — 2 months ago
Opulent style but terrific. Nuanced, smoke and forest floor. — 2 months ago