The best rose I’ve ever had. Smells like fresh flowers and raspberries and tastes like fresh garden strawberries. Acidic but smooth AF. — 4 days ago
2018 vintage. 100% Cabernet sauvignon grapes from a small vineyard in Blaye. First vintage vinified in the small winery in the town of Blaye by Clarissa Schaeffer and consultant Christian Prud'homme (Mouton Rothschild, Yquem) with "vinification intégrale". The result is spectacular. More density and complexity than any previous vintage, with perfect integration of the wood, impeccable balance and impressive length. Extremely hard to find (5000 bottles produced on average). The cult wine of Blaye. — 11 days ago
Simply put, the best $20 bottle of wine I’ve had in a very long time, maybe ever￼. 80% petite rouge, 20% other grapes like fumin, mayolet, and doucet. The nose was tremendous, rising from the glass like perfume, elegant but dense and persistent. Reminded me of a 1er red burgundy meets aged Barolo nose and palate…tertiary red cherry and berries, crushed dried flowers, subtle sandalwood spice, really, really complex! Age your Torrette! — 12 days ago
Wow. Just wow. Silly good. Mineral and floral blast from the get go. Black currant, olive, smoke, tea, woodsy red and black fruit profile. Violets and lilacs and Mediterranean herbs unfurl in the glass over hours, along with complex fruit and spices. So crystalline, elegant, seductive. Light, but minerals are through the roof. And the clarity! This producer works magic with French varieties in Sicily and this feels unexpectedly about terroir.
Tasted alongside a great bottle of Foillard Morgon, which this demolished. Amazing find from @Lyle Fass — 12 days ago
Quite the image of the French Rev on label. Lovely dark red shade in the glass. Smells good and berry filled. Hint of meat or blood maybe too. Flavors are lovely with rose hips, jimíca (hibiscus), rose petals and tart cherries. Bit dusty like a bit of cocoa on truffles and plenty of mineral/granite in a storm. This is interesting deep stuff with a lot going on. — 2 days ago
The 2019 Fiano Terre di Dora impresses with dried flowers, incense and almond paste complemented by peach and mango notes. Silky contours usher in mineral-tinged white stone fruits, zesty green citrus and exotic spice. While gorgeous already, the 2019 offers good near-potential. $19.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, September 2021) — 11 days ago