Great, full flavor. Tart, yet sweet and goes down easy. — 5 days ago
The aromas remind me of a Fino sherry with almond nuttiness, and a little natural wine yeast too. Yellow apples on the palate and a bit of acid. An earthy and savory example of the wine, much like Willamette pinot noir. Get to Know Chardonnay Class. — a month ago
Not surprising for the vintage, I found the 2014 version of this to be much more accessible and plush than the 2015, but at the end of the night, it showed a glimpse of that profile.
This was poured in to a decanter and then consumed over the next three hours. These wines are always so Bevan-esque, in that they are richly textured and hedonistic. Aromatically, lots of baking spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and sweet espresso, with fresh out of the oven mixed berry pie. On the palate it’s filled with black cherry infused dark chocolate, graham cracker sweetness, and freshly squeezed blueberries. Initially it was sporting a classically Howell Mtn tannic finish, but it softened at the end of the night. The 2014 didn’t have a hard edge from day one. This seems to have more aging potential. — 13 days ago
Fruit: cherry, plum
Food pairing: sausage and pepperoni pie — a day ago
Nose has damp, mossy forest floor, black cherry pie you accidentally stepped on while hiking in aforementioned forest, molasses, fire drowned out by rain, dried blackberry, dried leather and wet cedar.
Palate has dried blackberry, under-ripe black cherry, fig paste, saturated oak barrel, oak spiced red cherry, notable tannins, still overly restrained.
Decanted 4H, probably wanted 8H+, too youthful. This bottle will likely need about a decade to concentrate.
Paired to a favorite dish in our house, Curry Braised Eggs (from our hens), served over brown rice with toasted Naan bread. Absolutely delicious! 😋 Nothing better than mildly spiced, tomato-based dishes with exquisite Burgundy.
(Honestly this Corton deserves a braised beef dish, expect it would be spectacular with short ribs next time around...note to future self.)
The fourth of several 2014 La Pousse d'Or bottles we acquired late in 2019. This, as expected, needs another 15-20+ years (2036+) to show its truer self. — 12 days ago
"a light 2019 Pinot noir. Fish and veggies from the grill at turkey burger even, we'll go well with the notes of cherry pie and spice" — 20 days ago