Clearly very good, but I drank it on a bag of chips stomach with no food. I would say it’s more food wine more than sitting-chatting wine. It’s dense, chewy, almond, zippy acid, lemon and chalk, with a green, bitter finish. — 4 months ago
Intensely mineral, clay aroma. Day one from the bottle it’s a bit wild, gamey and earthy; like some SWF carignan/grenache blends I’ve had. Day two shows like a different wine; violets and plums and tart cherries/cranberries. I suspect it could develop nicely over a couple of years, wish I grabbed a second bottle to wait on. Very good, but a touch more serious and structured than the Beaujolais I want to drink on a summer afternoon. Save it for autumn, or at least a cool wet evening, or a night by a firepit. Xoxo — 6 months ago
R- honey gold, britebrite
N- a plate of room-temperature old pineapple, toffee, fino sherry, braised fennel, dried coconut, meringue
B- everything and more, tangy acidity, burgundian whipped cream and caramel and roasted nuts, shredded coconut, big roasted lemon. Like old warm-year Burg, sous voile Jura, Fino sherry, mackintosh toffee, and all my other favourite things rolled into one.
Incredible, esp for the price. Need more, need older. — 9 months ago
A bit of happy rubbery reduction, bright serine/syrah (texier), super light. A tiny bit of earth (maybe brett?) but it’s all the nicer for it. Wax apples, rubber grapes, watercolour still-lifes. Red apple skin, firm ripe plum, squishy clay. However much this costs it’s worth more. — 4 months ago
Tastes like white burgundy.... oh. It’s got that jolly rancher fruit tang, and a slightly hoppy/green finish. Although it’s overall tasty and good, I could take or leave it. — 6 months ago
Savory but feminine.
R- pale straw
N- almonds, clean sea spray, gently roasted parsnip/carrot, chamomile/white flowers, nothing overwhelming, it’s very alluring and quiet.
B- awesome salinity, marcona almonds, white tea, yellow apples, mouthwatering acidity, yoghurt (malo with higher natural acidity/tang?), curry and warm spice on the back-palate. Clean, salty, mouthwatering finish.
Non-ouillé (tanks are not topped up, so the wine has some oxidative aromatics, but elevage goes on without flor yeast, so not traditional vin jaune). For the price, this wine overdelivers. — 8 months ago
Just stone-cold delicious. Waves of flavour, complex but easy to drink. Flowers, cream, citrus, hazelnut, talc/chalk. Rich but refined, gluggable but interesting. J. says he’s definitely a ‘wine-maker,’ notably stylish with a considered approach, and I think that shows, but there is still so much expression here, vintage and terroir and place-ness. What a good wine. — 6 months ago
Lifted apples, stone and mineral, slices of cucumber, warm apple pie and vanilla bean ice cream. Fresh mountain air and grass. Sucking off a cloud in a spring yellow field. — 8 months ago
R- pale greenish gold
N- fresh canteloupe, pineapple, citrus rinds, pomelo, wax candies, lightly floral, white flowers
B- tangy citrus, crisp acidity, small underripe wild apple, fresh and delicious. Good value, tasty and food friendly. — 8 months ago
Green apple, grapefruit pith without the bitterness, white cranberry, like that slightly phenolic berry skin but not aggresive, incorporated nicely. Spritzy (slightly gaseous), and hella delicious. Ages super well, although I don’t remember the older vintage I’ve had. Young it is very delicious. — 9 months ago