Another great version of this Bouzeron. Lime zest and minerals on the nose. Super clean and fresh. Terrific palate. Has a lovely balance between richness and freshness. Textured and deep. Awesome purity, depth and structure. Love the combo of richness allied with freshness. Decent length. But what a mid palate. — 2 days ago
Gorgeous nose of mid season cherries, huge stoney minerality, cherry flower and licorice. Really elegant and ethereal. Stunning depth and sweetness and unreal clarity to the fruit. Dense and structured but also elegant and sappy. Wow. This is a true wow wine. Amazing fruit presence. After air nose gets crazy floral with roses and violets. Terrific concentration, structure and density allied with freshness. This is outrageous. Wow. Totally crazy, long finish. Genius wine. The nose gets crazier and crazier as it opens. More layered and more detailed. OMG this is so juicy and complex. Beautiful tannins. Almost a 9.6. I think it is one now but I’m only 99.5% sure. What a wine. — 8 months ago
Fabooooosh! Stunning nose of spice, lifted minerals, saline, hazelnuts, baked apple pie, caramel and insane crystalline aromatic purity. Loads of wet stones. Palate is complex, concentrated and superbly mineral. This has ridiculous flavor authority and a peep intense structure that glides along the palate with its beautiful meandering elegance that meanders even more on the long finish. Incredible inner mouth florals, apples and spice with no hard edges. Amazing density and freshness and again, no hard edges. Big dry extract which makes this almost solid in your mouth, then it freshens up like nothing else. So pure, so clean and of course young. A beauty that is young but oh so promising. Incredible for its sheer cleanliness, weightlessness and sheer beauty.
After 8 hours of air this is insane. Cookie dough inner mouth aromas, insane density allied with top finesse. From 9.5 to 9.7. — a year ago
Nose is all game, meat and feral St. Joseph aromas. So different than the stoney regular cuvee. Beautiful and classy. A step up. Florals and high toned and unreal, precise and expansive blackberry fruit. Gorgeous menthol and spice on the nose. Just intense and dizzying aromas. 9.5 aromas. Wow. What a palate. Insanely juicy and so deep with just terrific cut. This is a briliant new find. There is real substance and cut here. Awesome palate. Shows exceptional class and refinement. Terrific freshness and sweetness allied with insane granitic cut. Just so so long. This is a revelation. So so delicious. Big structure. This is a 20 year wine. Reminds me a bit of Fauterie st. Joseph Le combaud. Wow. As this airs out it gets more stoney and just so much more precise. So great. Unreal fruit and depth. Magical stuff. Keeps getting more elegant and defined.
Big time update. Amazing length, texture and grip. Takes over your mouth. Unreal fruit and purity. Just a masterpiece. Takes on so much more on day 2. 9.5 to 9.6.
— 5 months ago
Magnum from K&L
Great QPR at $25.00 per mag
beautiful terroir skillfully worked by Jérômine Paret and Philippe Garnier. Responding to the call of his parents, Jérômine gave up a career as an English teacher to take over the family estate. She then studied business and allied herself with Philippe Garnier, who has one goal in mind: to achieve excellence. She does not regret her choices today and her customers don't either! Thus, the estate evolves each year with new wines and techniques. The organically-farmed vineyards are planted mostly to Marsanne, and this is reflected in the blend, which also includes Bourboulenc, Clairette, Sauvignon, and Ugni Blanc. Fermented entirely in stainless steel and resin-lined cement vats, the wine shows notes of white flowers including honeysuckle, jasmin, and citrus blossom, while aeration reveals secondary nuances of aniseseed, eucalyptus, and hazelnut. — 10 months ago
The great MONOPOLE of the estate. Stunning, “why you pay big bucks for Burgundy” type of perfume. Deep and penetrating aromas of black raspberry, violet pastille, stunning deep and clean minerals, hints of game and smoked meats. Floral. Just so so complex. So lifted and layered. Truly truly just a ridiculous nose. Super elite. Palate is immaculate. The finesse is top .001% and the density is crazy allied with that finesse and super impressive pure, deep and vivid fruit. So sappy and stoney. Young obviously as this is the top red at Bouley, but what noble fruit and how it saturates the palate and stays there. So so complex but this wine has so much more to say. I’ll be back. Score will likely go higher. — a year ago
What a nose. Massive fruit. Big, ripe, dark and red cherries. So intense. A lipstick like intensity. Glorious spices. Gorgeous minerality and a sense of deepness. Tree bark, menthol and an inner earth character. The juxtaposition between ripe fruit and minerality is astonishing. Palate is so ripe but allied with just classic and incredible freshness. Big, but ripe and silky tannins and lovely, dense cherry fruit. So balanced and ultra clean and pure. The decadence of this wine allied with the racy minerality is a highlight for me. With air there is a savory and meaty element to the nose that adds complexity. So juicy and textured. The minerals really wash one’s palate on the finish. This has substantial structure which hints to me it needs 3-4 years. It’s in no way not inaccessible now but will be much better in 3 years. — 6 months ago
The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva is wonderfully fleshy and expressive, and yet has plenty of structural underpinnings. Dark cherry, plum, spice, menthol, licorice and mocha open up with a bit of air. The balance of fruit depth allied to a mid-weight sense of structure is just compelling. Readers will find a potent, bruising Riserva with tons of character. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2020) — 9 months ago
Best young Cabottes ever. Knockout nose of lipstick like intense bright and vivid cherry fruit. Lovely earth tones as well. Really jumps out of the glass. Palate is decadent and ripe with awesome mid season cherry fruit and great richness allied with just ridiculous freshness. Great. 18 so good at lower levels for early drinking. What a mid palate and terrific balance. Julien nailed this. — a year ago
The maximal line is the top line. There’s also a maxmal Pinot that is off the chain. Very exited to try this and man this is benchmark Müller Thurgau. The nose is refined and so poised. Clear fruit and ethereal mineralIty. Tangerine. Kumquat. Really really refined. Stunning minerality. Just oh my god. Palate is rich, juicy and so refined with a roundness allied with really terrific acidity and it just saps on your mouth and becomes a part of you. Insane power and concentration. What depth. What fruit purity. Amazing citrus. It’s so well defined. A masterpiece. — a year ago