Wine lover, taster, researcher.
Final vintage for this one as this wine and all of the other appellations become Alesia in 2016. This is bright fruited with cranberry, spice and mineral. Solid acidity keeps this framed nicely, just entering an early drinking window and will hold several years. — 16 days ago
This wine is wild in every sense of the word. The fruit is fierce and up front while also bringing a unique profile that feels foreign and exotic. It’s right up front with a huge swell of red fruit and then finishing with some moderate tannins. Ample acidity and the alcohol is in a great place under 13% — 21 days ago
Pours a brilliant ruby red translucent in the glass. Light and airy, but with layers of depth showing crisp red fruits and spice with strong acidity and a little tannin still present. This is early in the window and these will improve for quite a few more years. Decant. — 10 days ago
This is the vintage rose, a step up from the cuvée pompadour. Still quite young and fresh red fruits burst from the glass as the pinot dominates. It’s balanced by great acidity and a crisp finish that lets the fruit keep shining. These will improve for several more years and should be drinking great a decade in. This was best on night 3 as the fruit profile settled nicely into the rest of the structure. — 16 days ago
3rd time I’ve had the chance to try this wine which was released more than 20 years after the vintage. It’s a real stunner, showing some secondary characteristics but not oxidized. This is what great chardonnay can become with age, showing the awesome terroir of the Charles Heintz vineyard. — 10 days ago
A multitude of bubbles with a fine golden color and a thick mousse. Pear and lychee lead to a lightly toasted finish. Quite a bit of residual sugar that I think will be far more interesting once it starts to move towards carmel notes in a few years. — 18 days ago