Nice but not outstanding — 9 days ago
Mouthwatering acidity and minerality. Effervescent, apple, raspberries, strawberries and cherries. White pepper on the nose. — a month ago
Francois’ garage in Ancey. Sweet fruits. Tannins are a bit rough. Slight vanilla finish. — 2 days ago
Incredibly ready and seductive. The nose is vanilla, cherry compote, burnt orange, sandalwood, fresh leather, tea and bay leaves. Palate is fine and still has a little grip. Wonderful. — 9 days ago
Francois’ garage in Beaune after tasting his and Val’s wine. Charlene cooking dinner. Perfumed, pretty nose. Fresh, elegant, glou glou. — 2 days ago
I drink a lot of White Rhone and that’s been one of my favorite things about the past 9+ years of Fass Selections. I didn’t before and now I realize that I have a passion for them. Nice to find a new wine category late in your wine drinking life one loves. Anyway this is beautiful. Nose is ripe yellow fruits, beeswax, gorgeous compactness and minerals. It’s really refined as well. Palate is ripe, unctuous and juicy but I’ll admit off the bat it’s showing it’s alcohol but it will integrate. It’s only 13% but that’s why you let white Rhone breathe. For the alcohol to integrate. Luscious and juicy. Deep but I’ll be back for when it’s integrated. It’s a solid 9.0 now but the finish, texture and depth suggest this will be wonderful in an hour.
9.0 to 9.2. Alcohol almost fully integrated in 10 minutes. Custardy now. Great length and terrific minerals. — a month ago