Wine blogger at www.dansmonverre.ca
When it feel like drinking wine, there is almost nothing better than Beaujolais! Drank alongside a camp fire, this fruit forward wine with flavors of spices, earth, a little simple but so refreshing and tasty. Like it!
Made of Gamay. Aged 3 to 6 months in stainless tanks. Alcohol level of 13%
#dansmonverre — 5 years ago
Purple / ruby color. Nose of flowers, spices with black pepper being prominent and smoke. On the palate, blend of fruit flavors, pepper, nutmeg, smoked bacon and good acidity. Nice mix of depth, fruit and structure. Seems better than the last bottle drank 2 years ago. Very good+ (90)
Made of Syrah. Aged 12 month in 1 to 3 years old oak barrels. Alcohol level of 13% #dansmonverre — 5 years ago
Lightly colored. Salty and lemon nose, seaweed, mineral and fresh. Palate with lively, savory and razor sharp acidity, just the way I like white wines, all this on a salty finish with lemon again, mineral – rocky, just to be happier. Very good+ (90)
Made of Romorantin. Aged under oak for about 15 months. Alcohol level of 12% #dansmonverre — 5 years ago
Light gold color with green hue. Nose of petroleum, lime, pine tree and rocks. On the palate it is quite fat (Vaseline?), hint of minerals and green with pine and dry herbs flavors, acidity and fruit on the finish. A type of Riesling I’m not having that often, more opulent and ripe, but quite tasty. Very good+ (90)
Drank along a Tonschiefer Riesling Trocken 2012 from Dönnhoff, this Mesh Riesling was the group favorite, but mine was the Dönnhoff for its higher acidity level and the additional “bite” it has.
Wine made by Jeffrey Grosset and Robert Hill Smith, renowned Australian winemakers. Made of Riesling from two vineyards and have an alcohol level of 12.5% #dansmonverre — 5 years ago
Hobo Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Sonoma County 2013
Was eager to taste this one as I like all I’ve had from Hobo / Folk Machine. Nice flavors of black berries and spices, fresh enough, good acidity, structure and oak touch. Delightful! Not that far from Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel’s, my reference for that grape variety.
Made of 92% Zinfandel and 8% Petite Sirah. Aged in oak barrels, French and American, 15% new. Alcohol level of 13,8% #dansmonverre — 5 years ago
Dark purple color, can’t see through it. Nose of black berries, spices, smoke and cedar wood. Merlot (1/3 of the blend) is dominating the wine. On the palate, small berries pie, oak, heated spices, anise. Medium acidity level, rich mouthfeel and slightly dry on the finish. Needs a year or two to soften, or be paired with grilled dish. Very good (89)
Blend of Syrah (32%), Merlot (32%), Cabernet Franc (31%) and Petit Verdot (5%). 50% of the wine is aged for 4 months in new and second use French oak barriques. The wine is aged for another 3 months in bottle before release. Alcohol level of 14% #dansmonverre — 5 years ago
Intense gold color. Classic Chenin nose with apples, spices (mainly nutmeg) and rock dust. Palate where green apples, nuts and minerality leads to a finish with some tork on it coming from the not overpowering acidity. Nothing to be afraid of in the wine (reference to the word “Méchant” in the name of the wine). Very good (89)
Made of Chenin Blanc, alcohol level of 11,5%
Drank from a magnum size bottle #dansmonverre — 5 years ago
Clos des Fous Cauquenina 2012
Like every wine I’ve tasted from Clos des Fous, balance and freshness are there. Flavorful yet deep, it drinks pretty well alone or with barbecue. Another good product from them!
Blend of Carignan, Cinsault, Syrah and Malbec with an alcohol level of 13,5%. #dansmonverre — 5 years ago
Barnaut Grand Cru Blanc de Noirs Brut
Served to start the camping season with friends as addict as we are, sabre included. High acidity then pastries, citrus fruit (blood orange). Some fat on the finish. Ok, not much, but the moment good indeed!
Made of Pinot Noir. Alcohol level of 12% #dansmonverre — 5 years ago
Deep ruby color. Fruit forward nose with a lot of spices, black soil, rock dust and just a hint of oak. On the palate, it is more structure than what I was expecting, but still stays fresh and pretty easy to drink, and the quick time it took to get over the bottle is an undeniable proof it was! Earthy and mineral style, peppery like a Northen Rhone Syrah made in Morgon ! Excellent (91)
Made of Gamay from a 3ha vineyard, natural winemaking, aged for 6-9 months in used oak barrels (of a minimum of two wine) and one 30-hectoliter foudre. Alcohol level of 12,8% #dansmonverre — 5 years ago