I write a wine blog called Gargantuan Wine. Wine buyer at Winfield Flynn (NYC). Long time collector of French, German, Italian wine.
2013. A trusted friend assures me this has nothing on the 2011. I still like it though. The savory herbal twang I expect from Trousseau is there, and it cannot be construed as medium bodied; but there is a round, caramelized and slightly candied fruit character to freshness and tactile attack of the red fruit in the midpalate before the finish clamps down with a pleasant green bite. Hard to find outside Portugal. — 7 years ago
2014. Very impressive suave, sappy, velvety Pinot that brings to mind Volnay and tangy punch from Poulsard. Maybe it's Burgundifying Jura, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't think it was absurdly delicious right now. This is showing even better than when we first tasted it with Liz. Hoohwee. — 7 years ago
Spicebread, linseed oil/petrol nose. Palate has some musty caramel that I find often with this producer's wines. But then wham: Great lemony acidity. Canned pineapple, talcum powder. And big time saline mineral finish! So fresh and puckering and alive! Still, glad I caught it here. Perfect balance of fresh and advanced to my "always seeking youthful, fresh-leaning wine that has worked out its youthful kinks" palate. — 7 years ago
2009. This has aged into a perfect dark cherry, smoky tea monster with a slightly more supple texture than in its youth and the same feral earth notes I adore from this producer. I agree with recent CT tasters: this is ready to go now. Not a lot to gain by waiting. Reminds me of Chambolle/Volnay. Even Echezeaux, really. All hail Sven and Florian! Rien sans peine, indeed. It was worth it! — 7 years ago
2010. Strange saline and sweet tarragon aromas--at times poblano, corn tortilla, and salinity had this crazy momentary ureic allusion. Yup. Weird, huh? Maybe from the white wine sautéed leeks on my palate ..? Pretty intriguing...if pleasantly different from anything else. This is outperforming many a vintage of Clape St Peray in my tasting..others were hot and caramel across an unpleasant finish. — 7 years ago