What can I say about this…except that it’s awesome! A funky deep grenadine color in the glass. So much fruit on the nose with red berries and a bit of lime up front. All of the good natural wine characteristics here too. Funk and earth with a touch of floral goodness.
From Fabian Jouves who has one of the most fun and interesting lineup of wines in the game. The label is fun and so is the wine but it is serious business. 80/20 Malbec/Tannat from Cahors. A rosé yes, but more dense and substantial than expected. Spice and fresh berries on the palate. Super fun stuff. — 6 days ago
A medium gold color with lively effervescence. A rush of tiny bubbles immediately. This smells simply delicious after a bit of time and air. Baked apples and fresh brioche up front with a nice of touch of spice. Yellow fruits are prevalent here along with moist rocks and sea air. There’s this honey element that is truly excellent which tops it all off.
I know, I know it’s too young. You can’t open it yet, it’d be a crime. But sometimes you just have to. And it’s so good. So focused, so fresh, so substantial. A beautiful woman wearing a sexy evening gown. Racy acidity with a superb streak of minerality. This is indeed young and not what it will be in the future but the bones are obviously very good.
Thrilling on the tongue with a dash of electricity. Vivacious and energetic, it’s more than a bit luxurious and resplendent. The palate follows the nose closely but with more pronounced fruits and dried herbs. A beautiful, beautiful wine and one I can’t wait to taste years down the road. — 22 days ago
It’s hard to pass up on a pretty Provençal rosé. Especially one that invokes summer so well, during these cold winter months.
A pale blush pink color in the glass. Strawberry aromas dominate here, as is typical. A touch of watermelon and white peaches with delicate floral notes.
Medium bodied and dry. Grenache driven and oh so very French. Crisp with nice balance, very well made with personality. Restrained sweetness on the tongue with a plethora of summer berries on the palate. Smooth and nice. — a month ago
A medium lemon color with a plethora of small bubbles. The nose is rather intense right of the bat with so much fruit all at once. Strawberries and raspberries with peach cobbler. The citrus aromas kick in and dominate after some air.
Single plot Pinot Meunier from the Vallée de L’ardre. Aged on lees for three years and very distinctive. Full bodied and savory, there’s depth and quite a bit of charm. Brioche and green apples on the palate with just a hint of chalk and roasted almonds. A fun new discovery for me. — 8 days ago
Deep purple with a garnet core. The nose is absolutely ridiculous with jammy fruit and earth. Blue and black berries with just a touch of cranberry for kicks. It’s so pretty.
Warm and inviting, there’s a good bit of finesse and personality here. It takes around an hour for the heat to blow off and once it does it becomes silky and more refined than you’re probably assuming. More berries and earth on the palate with some really nice spice on the finish. A fun surprise of a wine. — 16 days ago
A really pretty medium purple color in the glass with a wide rim and long legs. The aromas here are just plain gorgeous with an abundance of wild strawberries and dried cherries. There’s wet soil and a little touch of some beautiful, beautiful funk. My favorite.
Medium bodied but quite nimble and light on her feet. This is a very intriguing Santa Lucia Pinot, even in her youth. There’s some very nice acidity and firm tannins happening here. Wonderful balance and structure.
More fruit on the palate with plums and cherries for days. Subtle herbs and an oak influence throughout. A touch of black pepper and earth for good measure. A really well made, super fun Pinot. — 24 days ago
This is so pretty. A vibrant salmon colour with a lively mousse. This smells terrific and so inviting immediately. Customary rosè aromas of fragrant red fruits and cream. Bread and citrus with wildflowers. Apples come into play after some time.
Wonderfully dry with lively acidity. Nice minerality and balance to be found here. Despite being an entry level rosé this is certainly a refined sparkler with a touch of elegance and poshness. But mainly, this is all about the fun. Fresh raspberries and wild strawberries in the mouth with lemon zest. Just a delight to taste.
— a month ago
What an interesting take on Grenache. Deep purple with a ruby rim. The fruit on the bouquet is still bright and vivid with a core of cranberry and black pepper. Much softer and more refined than I was expecting. Very approachable with round tannins and earthy goodness. Cranberries and raspberries on the palate with spice and a touch of cloves. Really fun stuff. — 8 days ago
Another beautiful vintage from one of my favorite houses.
Medium gold with very pleasing perlage. Quite youthful with a bursting bouquet of pears, quince, and butter. A touch of apple and brioche.
Plenty of tension and drama here. Reminiscent of so many previous Veuve vintages, stately and refined. More precise and focused than in other years. Giving a definite Pinot profile with a medium body and a robust nature.
Plenty of fruit on the palate with cherries and raspberries initially. The citrus begins to creep in along with roasted nuts and toasted bread bread. Another outstanding champagne from Veuve. — 13 days ago
An impressively attractive salmon colored robe with lively effervescence. The nose is amazing. Just the right amount of everything good. Red apples and underripe cherries for days. There’s an undercurrent of spice throughout this champagne starting here that’s positively lovely. Peaches and pastries, along with a touch of smoke.
Predominately Chardonnay from Côte des Blancs with a smattering of Pinot Noir. In the world of non vintage rosé champagnes, this stands near the top. Elegant and dry, there’s outstanding balance here and it improves in the glass over time. Restrained red fruit on the palate with some citrus peeking through. More spice on the long finish that leaves you wanting more. A superb champagne. — a month ago