2015 opened Sept 2019. Citrus and olives on the nose. Light fruit on the front (red raspberries?), but the fruit intensifies on the mid palate with ripe cherries. Not much tannic structure, but this wine has crisp finish like a Sauvignon blanc. I like this wine. Very drinkable, but it’s not in any way challenging. — 7 days ago
This is a sneaky little wine. Mint and leather on the nose, but not in high degree. Dried cherries on the front, but not enough of those flavors to make it fruit forward. A light to medium tannic structure that is neither puckery nor velvety. Ending with lingering soft high notes. At first I wasn’t really paying attention to its unpretentiousness, but then I realized that every landmark in my mouth was pleased and smiling. It’s like one of those subtle Grand Cru Bordeauxs that, once every decade or so, give us something brilliant and memorable. Well, after that spiel, I should probably give it a 10.0, but I’ve never tasted a 10.0 — so I’m giving it a 9.8. I can’t think that I’ve given anything more than 9.6. So take it from me that this is a pretty fooking great wine! — 3 months ago
Green apples and sea salt on the nose. Unripe red fruit on the front. Light tannic structure. Lots of high notes on the finish. It’s not the horse can waltz — it’s that it can dance it al all. But seriously, it’s more drinkable than a lot of Bordeaux’s I’ve had. — 19 days ago
Cantaloupe melon and apricots on the nose. Lemon zest on the front of the palate. Softer tannins towards the mid palate with a hint of sweetness — and a mineral finish. Absolutely lovely!
Note: other reviewers mentioned lavender on the nose, but I’m not detecting it. On the other hand, I don’t see a vintage date on this wine, so I’m not sure how much this may vary from year to year. — 2 months ago
2014 opened summer 2019. Green apples and rosemary on the nose. Unripe fruit on the front of the palate. Very light tannic structure. Neither smooth nor astringent. Mineral backend. Yes, garrigue describes this wine. Disappointing.
But the stricture mellows out after decanting for half an hour. Subtle not great.
— 2 months ago
Sorry, but I was in a hurry, and I didn’t write down any notes on this wine — except that I gave it a 9.6. Which means it was very good by my finicky standards. As I recall, it had a coniferous overtone — on the nose and on the mid to late palate. But its smooth tannic structure reduced all of those resinous pine notes downward to the downwind scent of a pine forest a mile or so away. — 3 months ago