Haven’t had this in a few years and forgot how good it is. Earthy aromas of rich soil, barnyard and wild brambly red and black fruit. Medium bodied with m+ acid and easy tannins. The small amounts of Cinsault and Carignan shine through giving this an added layer of complexity. Lots of character for the price, and very easy to enjoy. — 4 days ago
There is a smokey thing happening in the front and then comes blackberry. There is a bit of bacon too, lurking in the back. Nothing out of the extraordinary. The palate shows a strong acid backbone but curiously it's rather vertical. There is not so much matter which is odd when I check it against my previous côte rôtie encounters but it's rather wide. Blackberry all along, some lively tannins, with a bit of a drying effect. There is a bitterness in the end. Well, I sure expected a bit more weight and matter but it's not unpleasant. The last côte rôtie I had was jamet's 2008 so yes we are in a different, inferior league here, but it's still good and enjoyable. — 15 days ago
Should’ve drank it 5 years ago...but amazing!
Birth year wine for my bday! — a month ago
Lovely Italian inspired white wine from David Fitzgerald in Sonoma — a month ago
Marigold and pressed yellow flowers on the nose plus golden delicious apple, and flinty minerals. A touch of green, skunky aroma. Palate is buttery, deftly flirting with oxidation but still youthful. Great texture and density- salty minerals play off each other in the mouth. Great last entry of the trio of Defaix 1er crus from 2005. Still slightly behind the Vaillons in terms of pure pleasure. — 19 days ago