Stunning, crystalline visual presentation. Leads into a honied, medium-weight palate. Lots of texture and layers meet soft acidity. Pineapple and guava dominate the finish. A sexy little beast for sure. This has arrived at its apex - drink now. — 18 days ago
Cor intensa mas não vibrante. Corpo médio. Aroma de frutas e um pouco de álcool. O sabor é de vinho maduro e com amadeirado bem evidente. — a month ago
Dry, fruit forward, acidic — 22 days ago
Beautiful dark golden hue with scarce bubbles. The nose is super alluring initially and grows more with time and air. Semi sweet bread hits first betraying the zero dosage. Red apples and fresh cherries, unmistakably Pinot Noir. Oyster shells and moist earth. Citrus and tropical fruits emerge over time, simply wowing you.
A collaboration between Benoit Doussot and Bertrand Gautherot of Vouette et Sorbée. A young project with young, but super high quality fruit. 100% Pinot Noir from Aube in the Côte des Bar, all organic grapes. I may say this too often but this is really a sexy champagne. Searing acidity and plenty of depth for days. 16 months on lees and disgorged in July of 2019. Still has plenty of room to age and mature.
Incredible precision and salinity here. Full of life and energy. Impeccable fruit on the palate with the yeast being a bit more subdued but the summer berries announcing their presence. A bit of herbs and minerals. Long, dry finish. Pure sex. — 4 days ago
Easy to trust Realm’s offerings as quality is always at a premium. I have to admit, my brain had a hard time connecting this type of rosé with Realm (based on their typical style).
My comment above isn’t meant to be good or bad, it’s just amazing that this Provençal type rosé could come from a bigger/powerful style Napa producer like Realm. Kudos to Benoit for knowing what he was going for and being able to create something (a beautiful rosé) from almost nothing (the extremely uneven 2020 vintage). I don’t think I could have called this rosé of merlot if I didn’t know beforehand. To me, this was a blend of high end Provençal rosé with Cayuse’s Edith rosé. Extremely pale salmon color in the glass with aromas of cantaloupe, white peach, faint dragon fruit and an herbal/mineral stony character. The palate here has nice gravitas and a surprising bite at the finish. Strawberry cream-lite, underripe kiwi and some nectarine on the finish. Much more enjoyable at cellar temp compared to being too cold. Don’t think this is one to hold, so enjoy now. — 2 months ago
Incredible! — 25 days ago