Darker color as one might expect from a blanc de noir. Crisp with a lot of acidity and a zero dosage kick. Green apples and yeasty brioche flavors. Enjoyable — 7 days ago
[Tasted on September 1, 2023 at Jean-Georges in New York with Rachel]
Cherry and cranberry fruit, with earth notes. — a month ago
Beautiful northern Rhône style in Languedoc. Deep purple hues with powerful game / meat scents and iron. Herbaceous, dried thyme, pepper, some ripened raspberry too. Medium body, strong tannins, medium acids.
Made out of site named “Puech Noble.” Located on a small plateau, the ground is covered with ‘galets roulés’ - rounded stones - Very similar to those found in the parts of nearby Chateauneuf-du-Pape. At 150m higher than most of Chateauneuf, so is significantly cooler and offers a fresher character. — 7 months ago
Delicious, easy to drink, light, but opened when it hits the palate and lingers for a WHILE. Doesn’t need food, stands out on its own with beautiful cherry and lighter cranberry notes on a light body. Refined as hell. — 7 days ago
Developing a real penchant for Cote Rotie! This one had all the right characteristics; rich, spicy yet smooth and a long finish. No complaints here…. — a month ago
A dense bright ruby in colour. Initially vanilla/oak notes which blew off with time in decanter. Dense rich and brooding - not giving much aromatically. Tight and muscular. Behaves younger than 7 years. Made by the redoubtable Rene Barbier, one of the founders of the revitalised Priorat movement as shown in the excellent documentary “Dreaming of Wine”. Full bodied and flavoursome. Rich and herbal - predominantly ripe Garnacha grapes. Red and black fruits. Had a wonderful visit there last year with the family and an informative tour and tasting at Clos Mogador. I love the fact that they have kept their wines affordable unlike their Priorat colleagues Alvaro Palacios (L’Ermita) and Daphne Glorian (Clos Erasmus) whose wines are quite expensive. This Mogador is so not ready to drink! Needs time in the cellar. Disagree with Thomas Matthews Drinking window of 2019 to 2024. Personally I think this wine will cruise through to 2030. I will leave the last one for around another 4 years. — 2 months ago