Study sesh!! With @win_tries_wine and @deked1 practicing our Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine (SAT) for WSET Level 3.
White wine of the night is the Chablis, Les Clos, Grand Cru, vintage 2016, ABV 13%.
👁 This wine has a medium gold hue.
👃 On the nose, this wine has a pronounced intensity of developing aromas, including primary aromas of stone fruit (peach, apricot), citrus fruit (lemon peel), and some tropical fruit (mango, cantaloupe). This wine also has floral notes of geranium and honeysuckle. Secondary notes include blanched almond, cream, cheese. This wine offers some tertiary notes of dried banana and dried apricot.
👄 This wine is dry. The acidity is high. The wine has a medium (+) body, medium alcohol, and pronounced intensity of green apple, pear, stone fruit such as apricot, citrus such as lemon peel, florals such as dried white rose, geranium, honeysuckle, also wet stone, flint, almond, and dried banana. This wine has a long finish.
This is an outstanding wine and may be consumed now, but is suitable for further aging in the bottle. — 5 days ago
🏅 Rating 94/100 (4,4⭐)
This is my first encounter with 2006 Charles Heidsiek Blanc des Millénaires
I'm a big fan of 1995 which I tasted numerous times before.
My impression of 2004 was quite mixed. I did see the signature CH style to it, but I would prefer to keep it for a minimum of 5 more years in the cellar. I thought CH really rushed with it into the market.
2006 release followed right after. I was even surprised why did they release it so soon.
I think I get the idea now. 2006 has everything you want. It has the ripeness of the fruit you expect from the warm vintage. Acidity is just right there.
Reductive style Chardonnay and signature popcorn flavour. Toasty and rich on the palate. That's exactly the blockbuster BdM we were all waiting for.
So let's enjoy 2006 for the next 5 years till 2004 riches its full maturity!
Instagram: @wine_talks_club — 12 days ago
Nose has oxidized yellow apple slice, dried papaya, candied pineapple, hay bale, cold candle wax, oak shavings and buttercream.
Palate has dried pineapple, dehydrated lemon, pineapple cake, limestone sand with a very long finish.
Lightest color of yellow in the Gabriel Glas, by far the least visually oxidized version of this wine of all prior. Fresh as a Spring day! — 5 days ago
Very nice nose of stony fruit, light pastry aromas and such nice minerality. A very smooth yet vivid acidity with finesse, class and elegance, very small yet creamy bubbles, long delicious finish with that slight pastry and stony fruit taste, irresistible mixture of energy and class. 94-95
Nez aromatique et fin, brioché, fruits blancs, minéral. Acidité et tension appuyée tout en étant d’une finesse et délicatesse incroyable, bulles hyper fines tout en étant delicatement crémeuses, une finale très longue avec une touche briochée et cette minéralité irrésistible, belle énergie, quelle classe et quel délice.
— 5 days ago
Nose is pretty reduced off the bat. Some lime. Some minerals. But a bit stinky. Will blow off. Does as it gets more airy and mineral. Palate is juicy, super mineral and very incisive. Even a bit young. Super well balanced and pure. Wicked acids. Good depth, texture and concentration. Lovely structure and minerals fan out on the finish. Almost a 9.3. Really good length. If nose gets better it will be a 9.3 — 5 days ago
Color of bubbly light gold. Nose is a trio of roasted nuts, mineral, and ripe tropical fruits, like mangoes, and a bit oaky note. Nose is nice. Taste shows good long lasting acidity, citrusy, oak, a bit salty mineral. Quite light as the fruits notes are not pronounced. Aftertaste of good quality acidity and some more mineral. — 3 days ago
A supple fragrance of leaf fronds and slight tropical fruits like pineapples, lychee, and mangoes. Finally some underlying pine aromas.
A little less balanced, but in a good way. Leaning towards higher acid, but the tropical sweet notes balance this out, which is a nice playfulness.
It looks stunning in a glass, and has that end note of unctuous salinity and the overall freshness of skiing through pines. — a day ago
I literally gave up on domestic Chardonnay...but I love the flavor profile—Tart, juicy Granny Smith and ripe sweet pear. No discernible oak, light crisp acid/ fruit balance and ABV under 13. What a food wine! Every time I pop an Enfield, I congratulate myself on my perspicuity and good sense. It’s not hard to drink well, just ignore the big names and hype. — a day ago
White fruit, some lemon too, honey, a touch buttery and oaky. Palate is fairly wide, acidity is medium as well as the length. It’s nice but a Perrières should have more class and finesse.
Fruits blancs, un peu de citron, beurre, miel, léger boisé. Bouche pleine, assez large, acidité correcte, longueur moyenne, c’est bien sans avoir la droiture, finesse et classe de ce premier cru d’exception. 88-89 — 5 days ago
Light gold. Awesome nose. Notes of lemon and tan spice, white stones, some mint and fennel, and a hint of tangerine. Lean and razor sharp in the mouth. In perfect shape, and bottles like this easily have 10 more years of life during which it can certainly improve. Gave it 3 hours in a decanter and it was still pretty tight in its showing. — 4 days ago