Fantastic structure, with enveloping acidities and bass tannins. The set of aroma is incomplete, however, and does nor create the Nebbiolo magic. — 3 days ago
Wow. Just wow. Silly good. Mineral and floral blast from the get go. Black currant, olive, smoke, tea, woodsy red and black fruit profile. Violets and lilacs and Mediterranean herbs unfurl in the glass over hours, along with complex fruit and spices. So crystalline, elegant, seductive. Light, but minerals are through the roof. And the clarity! This producer works magic with French varieties in Sicily and this feels unexpectedly about terroir.
Tasted alongside a great bottle of Foillard Morgon, which this demolished. Amazing find from @Lyle Fass — 13 days ago
Back to 1982 and this lovely LLC. Tons of cassis, spice, blue fruits, clove and this ethereal quality that makes 82 feel like magic in a bottle. The tannins are completely melted but this wine is layered with texture with just a hint of sweetness on the palate. I think I prefer the 1989 LLC just a tad more as there’s more complexity on the bouquet, but this is just a magic bottle. — 8 days ago
Wow, genius stuff. Deep yellow, so many flowers, petrichor, such incredible density and salinity. Fresh, so complex, salty as hell. Almost oily but not viscous. Delightful and profound. Feels like this will only get better.
Has the magic quality of great Italian whites where the vibrancy is all mineral and textural and not acid. — 23 days ago
Exquisite. Well balanced, subtle, and nuanced. So much to like about it. Great for sipping and enjoying crostini and equally marvellous when paired with a good rib eye. — a month ago
Hits all the boxes for chenin. Citrus, floral notes, lanolin/beeswax and nice textural weight with lively acidity. Seems like the producer understands the grape from the Loire so well that they are making magic in South Africa! — 6 days ago