A very pleasant surprise. Nose presents straw, lemon zest and chalky minerality. The palate is untypically sweet, with toned-down acidity. Mid palate shows gooseberries without the tartness. Finishes soft, but still has focus, albeit somewhat blunted. Certainly idiosyncratic for Sancerre - Jean Georges Nougatine. — 14 days ago
Nose has strawberry, red apple slice, red currant bunch, ripe cherry and dry earth.
Palate has cherry, raspberry, orange pith, red apple peel, light green herbs with a light tannic grip.
What a color! Nice wine, plenty of fruit to please most palates, decent finish; fun blend of grapes!
On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. For Opening Night our conductor Andris Nelsons is leading an all BEETHOVEN program (Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor) and Symphony No. 5) with one of our local treasures, Emanuel (Manny!) Ax on piano.
It's been a long time coming to get on the best manicured lawn in the Berkshires, 2020 saw a full withdrawal of the in-person season because of the pandemic. Now we're back with a very abbreviated season, limited capacity grounds and shed; we've returned, all celebrating the greatest orchestra in the world! — 13 days ago
I love this feminine expression of Syrah, this one is still youthful but already approachable , with berry fruit, lavender, gun flint and iodine on the palate, a crunchy, mineral finish on a firm-but-not-rigid frame. Beautiful wine with a decade of evolution in front of it. Not sure it has the extract to go the long term, but who cares when it tastes this good now… — 20 days ago
A total stunner on the pnp, which for Raveneau I consider unusual, as a typical prep is often a multi hour decant. This was so in the zone, with a nose that was just to die for. Palate is deep and tense and showing a seamless balance of crushed seashells, orchard fruit and a secondary honeyed character. A perfect showing. — 12 days ago
Straw gold color. Worrisome, oxidative nose upon open. Decanted and let sit for 2 hours. The oxidation notes eventually blow off to reveal a rich and young Chablis. Notes of white stone, dry clay, apricot and kiwi fruit, and some white flowers. Rich, chewy and young in the mouth. Great mouth feel. Perfect with our take out sushi tonight. Still young in its life and should improve with 5-10 more years of age. — a day ago