I can reliably be counted on to like Moulin-a-Vent the least, of all the Beaujolais crus. Usually I find them too tannic and astringent, and by the time that settles down, the Gamay fruit is gone. But . . . I like this one a lot. The tannins are nicely managed. Nose is quite complex, with underbrush, deep crumbly granite, and dark, plummy Gamay fruit. Almost a little animal note. In the mouth, it’s rich and minerally. Acids are a bit low (‘18 was hot!), but the balance is nice right now. Finish is long, with some very soft tannin making itself known at the tail end. Nice! — 4 months ago
The second edition of Jardin d'Ulysse which is aged 60 months on the lees has turned out brilliantly, a taut, tensile and racy rendition, showing incredible purity and elegance in its fruit expression. It’s simultaneously silky and rich, with floral, spice and citrus inflicted aromatics and a chalky mineral core. The palate is chiseled, full bodied, satiny and ultra concentrated and with a structure built to age. This definitely seems to be the bottling to tuck away, but already stunning. — 3 months ago
juicy, concentrated, and clean. — 9 months ago
Безумные элегантные грибы — 3 months ago
2019 Disgorgement; another stunning performance, such a singular and vinous wine. Minute bubbles, coats the palate with the signature strawberry balanced by acid. Felt like this benefitted from a few years post disgorgement - just a shame I only have a handful of bottles left! — 4 months ago
60mois bottling. Sparkling Montrachet? 😅 Les Roises, coming from the oldest vines in the UC lineup with 2015 being the base vintage here is just about as good as it gets in a wine that sparkles. Simply complete. South facing and thus quicker to evolve, it explodes from the glass with intensity you just don’t get from Champagne outside of the ultra elite like that of UC and Selosse. Yields are lower than Enfers, but the vines are close to 20 years older.
Such is shown in its elaborate aromatic complexity already, flaunting deep layers of powerful and ripe orchard fruit, citrus oils, kouign amann pastry, white flowers and roasted nuts. The palate is immensely concentrated with impeccable energy and precision in its delivery which leads to its long chalky mineral and saline inflicted finale which just keeps going. These wines have really taken off in recent times, and as a consumer I’d like no one to know but that ship as sailed. This is as good as it gets in Champagne. — 9 months ago
2017 base, 48 mois is still a baby. Very enjoyable but so much more to offer with some more bottle age, I’m sure. Best after 2 hours open. — 14 days ago