Bouquet of strawberry and watermelon. Taste the same. Tart finish. — 2 months ago
It was good but I couldn’t get over the weird bottle 🤷♂️ too fruity for scott — 4 months ago
Generic rating place holder!! This wine is tight as a drum..back into the Erlenmeyer Flask it goes will revisit tomorrow! Happy I have last night's Chardonnay to finish! Notes forthcoming..Hopefully when I can taste something!
Revisit day two. This wine has opened a little..medium + acidity..more earth than fruit..bay leaf.. cinnamon..tea leaf..rose petals.. sandalwood...soft cherry and strawberry presents only on the finish. Very delicate nuances.
Undecided on this wine...will save a bit and try again.
Final notes on this and an education for me! Absolutely an Old World Pinot..earth is the star not fruit. Characteristics are very subtle. Considering 2013..thought it would be ready.
Have considered that it might be past due.
Have considered improper storage yet nothing seems to taste off. @David T would appreciate any insights on this! — 5 months ago
Consistently the best QPR out there. Lots of fruit, harmonizing with smooth earth notes and a silky texture. — 16 days ago
Very nice Rosè from the Languedoc-Roussillon region! Beautiful...has that orange cast to it! Medium plus body..great salinity! Showing key lime.. nectarine..cantaloupe..peach...Watermelon Jolly Ranchers..lavender..sea spray..presents to be a tidbit shy on the finish. Enjoying this with a Salmon salad...will revisit the leftovers tomorrow!
I was introduced to this
producer by accident when a "wrong bottle" was sent to me!
Thank you to @Severn Goodwin for suggesting that their Rosé is pretty decent! 😉
Enjoying this..no decant time and very minimal chill! — 4 months ago
From a great looking bottle with a mid-shoulder fill and an appropriate plug. Reddish amber color, it looks amazing and smells even better. Exotic perfume with notes of rose petals, tobacco leaf, cola, leather saddle, Cuban cigar and some menthol. Some cranberry and walnut notes develop too. Lots of red fruit. Slow-ox'd it for 4 hours, then gave it 30 min in a decant, then back in the bottle for enjoyment through the evening. This never tired, and showed continual improvement until it was gone. Drinking history. Decided to go side by side... 45 vs 61 vs 89. Tonight the 61 was better than the 45 but not by much. The 89 may eclipse both in 30 years tho. (Bday 10 of 13) — 2 months ago
The 1945 Haut-Brion is poured against the legendary 1945 Mouton and might just have come out on top. It is difficult to put this wine into words. Showing modest bricking, it presents a sublime bouquet of vibrant red fruit, warm gravel, wilted rose petals and a hint of earthenware. It is crystalline in terms of definition. The palate follows suit with pitch-perfect acidity, a very slight, refreshing hint of balsamic, and finely chiseled tannins. Beguiling in every way, this is a profound Haut-Brion that is absolutely flawless. Tasted at Koala's 1945 dinner. (Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2020)
— 4 months ago