The nose is overloaded with kirsch, campfire and coffee notes. Palate displays deep extraction and sweetness, but lacks complexity. It’s somewhat one-dimensional, but that dimension is good, nonetheless. Good black fruit profile on the mid-palate, with a sweet, viscous finish. We’re happy at the $49 price.
Easter is on the horizon! — 7 days ago
With spring in the air, it’s time to get your SB on.
We were expecting 17 vintage to be a bust, but these guys proved us wrong. The nose is incredible with jasmine, honeysuckle and white flowers. Palate reveals nectarines and lemon and quince. So structured on the palate with bright acidity, and complimentary sweetness. Finishes with verve and urgency. Wifey gave it a 95. Who am I to argue... — 20 days ago
Anne-Marie rated this 92, I gave it 90, so we split the difference. Notes of guava and white melon on the nose. Delicate notes of passion fruit and honeysuckle on the palate. Inoffensive, but lacks a little character and complexity. Having said that, it doesn’t cost a king’s ransom, so, net net, it’s a buy. We purchased this on allocation, so, very pleased with the outcome
Stop Press: That’s my tuna tartare in the foreground... — 2 days ago
Wifey pic and she’s in artsy-fartsy mode, again!
The nose is pure strawberry jam. The palate is sweet, yet earthy. Tannins are completely integrated, with hardly any acidity. Very fruit-forward with red and blue fruits. This should not be cellared beyond 12 - 24 months, besides, it’s not going to go to a better place, given its composition and structure. — 6 days ago
Very impressive. Wifey is gushing over this. I’m also taken aback. This has all the right components. Coffee and spice and all things nice. Regal tannins which are deftly balanced, complemented with bright acidity. Their first wine must be on another level. — 11 days ago