Domaine du Vieux Collège, Marsannay vieilles vignes Pinot Noir 2018
Very nice and concentrated nose with a bright cherry note along with a strawberry touch. There are some secondary aromas too like vanilla and coffee. A tiny funky note lurks around too. The palate is very nice too and rather round. There is an acid backbone, yes but it's less linear and acid driven than most of the Pinot Noir I have had from the region. A big bright cherry shines around, good width with a bit of matter, a silky, soft mouthfeel giving way to very subtle tannins bringing a little distorsion to the force. The finish is fresh, vibrant and leaning toward cherry with a little licorice twist that I had never encountered in burgundy Pinot yet. Now I understand what @Timothy Lynch was saying about this wine making style that might disturb some in the region. The funky nose, the concentrated palate relying less on the acid backbone and that funny, surprising licorice finish is definitely not a usual style. But I like it too😊 this reminds me very much of Foillard's style further south — 9 hours ago
On the Lawn at Tanglewood this final afternoon with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our guest conductor Giancarlo Guerrero (Nashville Symphony director) is leading SCHOENBERG (Friede auf Erde, Opus 13 (Peace on Earth), for unaccompanied chorus) and BEETHOVEN (Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Opus 125).
The 9th by Beethoven is always bittersweet for us, as it marks the end of the official Symphony and Pops season for the BSO at their Summer home. It is a wonderful and singularly emotive moving piece, with the full force of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus at 250+ singers, conveying the message of a divine spark of joy that makes all people one.
'Freude, schöner Götterfunken!' / 'Joy, beauteous, godly spark!'
Nose has ripe yellow apple, lightly oxidized green apple peel, baked phyllo dough, partially aromatic white flowers and damp rocks. I always get a natural wine vibe here, without the vinegar-like profile, but it seems alive!
Palate has baked green and yellow apple pastry, crisp acidity yet dense, candle wax begins on the finish and ends with dry granite. Great balance, very lengthy finish, clean and not cumbersome, superb vintage, long life ahead. We love you Jean-Jacques. — 3 years ago
This was the year Battenfeld made the leap. With 16 and soon 17, these wines can compete with Keller in a realistic way. What a Mölsheim. Best ever. And I love 13. Sick nose, complex citrus notes, mineral, apricot, a sense of deepness yet mineral and laser focused. Wafting. One of my favorite words. Citrus oil and honey. A confectionary aroma. Just so gorgeous. The palate is just a force. Wall of flavor with big fruit, big minerals and electric acids. So drinkable and ridiculously juicy. Medium to full bodied but so elegant and intensely mineral. It goes opulent to scintillating in like a nanosecond and then fans out gorgeous minerals on the finish. Stunning. — 4 years ago
Drink up! Still a force 10-years out though hints if a quick decline are present — 3 years ago
Nez réduit et fruit rouge frais après 12 h s améliore
Bouche fraîche acide cœur de bouche assez compacte mais fiable sur la rose et les fruit rouge énorme longueur
Un vin sans sulfite à 10 degrés d alcool un tour de force pour 2013
Avec un peu plus de chaire cela serait un 95 — 3 years ago