Biodynamic Croze, typical of the appellation. Ripe and juicy black fruits, notes of pears, peaches, a hint of wood. The body is supple, with a nice gourmet volume. Roundness, suppleness and beautiful freshness. The finish deploys fairly characteristic minty and peppery notes, violet. Great pleasure.
Croze biodynamique, typique de l’appellation. Fruits noires mûres et juteux, notes de poires, pêches, un brin boisées. Le corps est souple, avec un beau volume gourmand. Rondeur, souplesse et belle fraucheur. La finale déploie des notes mentholées et poivrées, violette, assez caractéristiques. Grand plaisir. — 7 days ago
A wonderfully soft, accessible French red. While in person travel is shit down due to COVID, you won’t need a passport to get to this part of France: muted but married red fruit in the nose and palette, a slight touch of earthiness with a tobacco/smoke finish, albeit on the light side. Pair with a hearty steak and enjoy your first class flight in seat 1A to France! — 3 days ago
Last bottle of this we had was nearly 3 years ago. This is in a better place, but honestly still slightly underwhelming. Decanted 2 hours which I definitely recommend. Lots of great cherry fruit and a slightly green herby more powerful style of burgundy that went well with an aggressively seasoned chicken. But the acid is quite lacking which keeps this from being better. — 2 days ago
A rather lively purple color with distinct ruby undertones. Big ripe blackberries and bacon on the nose. Raspberry, fresh herbs, and smoke are present with just enough funk to say hello. Slight touch of olives and earth.
100% Syrah from Cornas may not be what you call a summer sipper but this can withstand a slight chill. There’s plenty of power and character here with smooth tannins and slightly bitter acidity. Very masculine and bigger than I expected. Full bodied and quite generous.
Blue and black fruits dominate the palate, mostly with blueberry cobbler and black currant shining. Stewed plums and licorice combine nicely with the sage and fresh herbs. Pepper and smoke on the longish finish. Cornas almost always delivers and this is no exception. — 20 days ago
2020 September. I approached this with some trepidation as the last bottle (opened a few years back) was hard, tart and weedy. I find some reactions to the 2004 vintage character overblown, but this wine had lived down to the stereotype. This bottle, though, was different - the greenness had melted into a rather open, fairly complex and rich wine which more than hinted at its origins. Dark berries, spice, game, etc. So perhaps that mean green thing was just a very long and very awkward middle phase after all. I have one more bottle, and it’ll be very interesting to see where this ends up in a several more years. I’d say the same for my other remaining 2004s. — 10 days ago
Confrérie Des Chevaliers du Tastevin Sous-Commanderie d'Albany; 20 September 2020 at New World Bistro, Albany, NY
Physically Distanced 🚧 but Socially Close 🤗 dinner, our first in +8mo. Following the reasonable NY State dining regulations, seated and masked. While a new experience, it was well worth it to see our core group again. — 9 days ago
[Tasted on September 25, 2020 at Home]
Beautiful floral nose with strawberries and cherries, and an earthy note. Cherry, strawberry and red currant, with a touch of earth and leather, along with spice and limestone on the finish. Wine was aged in 70% new oak. Excellent Gevrey-Chambertin Villages. — 4 days ago