Just concluded the annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.
Nose has moist limestone, cold lime wedge, under-ripe pear, sweet yellow apple, tangerine zest, light petrol notes and dry limestone pebbles.
Palate has candied pineapple, dried lemon, lemon zest, warmed green apple with ripe acidity and a classy, rich limestone finish, long and contemplative. — 3 days ago
“All my wines tells a story” is quoted by Caroline Frey and the back label, and I do Iove this story from start to finish. Make it a winter staple and pair it with a French classic, such as Sole à la meunière or a Chicken with cream and mushroom sauce.
La Mule Blanche from Paul Jaboulet Aine is an equal blend of Marsanne and Rousanne. It present a Burgundian like expression but a bit riper profile. Ripe primary fruit with grilled lemon, juicy peaches, honey and buttercup that is supported by a foundation of nuts and crushed stones. A lovely texture on the palate with good weight and density that is balanced by a savoury and fresh base note that holds the wine togheter throughout the finish. — 17 days ago
Spice and cream! Yum — 6 days ago
Fragrant honeyed nose, quite a bit of ginger, floral but not high toned- bruised flowers that are less fresh than caramelized. Dense, waxy and unctuous palate, acid very much in balance with the bit of residual sweetness. Sweetness yields to resonating ginger spiciness, and vegetal, herbal bitterness on the palate and the long finish. This is of more intellectual interest than pure enjoyment now... good for slow sipping. — 6 hours ago
The final wine in the Downs Club Burgundy tasting - brief notes. I know, way too early to be drinking a 2015 Clos de la Roche.... but somebody has to do it😉. A closed brooding nose again. Full bodied, sweet and sappy. Red cherry. The nose opened up after a while to the perfume you would expect. Long future ahead - 10 to 15 years. — 6 days ago
A really nice Beaujolais from Fleurie, Ruby with aromas of perfumed red/black fruits, exotic spices with slight smoky notes. On the palate flavors of tart fresh raspberry and cherry, licorice and anise and mineral notes. Chalky tannins, vivid acidity, long finish ending with smoky mineral fruit. Nice! — 11 days ago