The 16 vintage is a stunner. Presents butterscotch, hay, figs and hazelnuts on the nose. Palate is dominated with overripe lychees. The oak is in the foreground, and with cellaring, should fall back. Acids are soft and combine with the oak to give a lush, rounded texture. This goes toe-to-toe with Aubert, and holds it own.
Powder room update - With the plumber dispatched, I worked with my tiling guy to bring this home. It’s an usual sink, so wanted to show you how it works. The water needs to hit perpendicular to the stone, then, it works like a charm.
Happy Easter to those who adhere to the Christian faith 🐣🐇 — 14 hours 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. — 8 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... — 3 days ago
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! — 8 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. — 13 days ago