2019 @ Lucien. 13.5% wonderful Pinot — 20 days ago
The 2019 Jean Claude Dagueneau “Domaine des Berthiers” pours a straw color with a slightly watery rim; medium viscosity no signs of particle or gas. On the nose, #flint4dayz, grapefruit, tangerine, asparagus, lemon. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium+ acid; confirming the fruit and non-fruit characteristics. The texture is super creamy no-doubt due to lees. The finish is medium+. Drinking well now with a little air but would no doubt hold for 3-5 years with ease…but why? — 3 months ago
From magnum. Quasi-amarone Beaujolais. Finally open for business, needs air though. Reduced cough syrup note isn’t my favorite but it works. I’ll keep the last magnum another 5-10. Enough weight for lamb. — 25 days ago
Chestnut, citrus, and savory. Dessert-like. — 9 months ago
After reading all the rave reviews on Bessin’s Valmur recently (baby Rav according to some netizens), I was really excited to try this bottle. Sadly, it fell below expectations which was likely no one’s fault other than your’s truly - a little less care during transport left the wine with a nagging honey note that I abhor in young Chards. A touch of premox I believe, which stands in contradiction with another element I found lacklustre - the bottle was so stubbornly primary. Ripe-fruited even, with face-smacking stone fruits that masked the more Chablis-esque characters I so love. This point I can forgive considering the wine’s youth. I just wished it was more mineral and taut. It’s not all grim though as this sample was certainly concentrated, with plush textures that filled every corner of the palate. Definitely a wine to revisit.
NB: I believe WK gave this his highest score for 20’ Chablis. Great value at sub AUD150 in most markets. — a month ago
Medium purple color.
Dry. Flavors of red cherry, raspberry, spice. Moderate tannins are velvety. Richly textured.
Finish: 4/5 — 8 days ago
Acacia, pear, Meyer lemon, hint of honeycomb and sea shells. Wonderful balance and acidic backbone that leads to a persistent finish. Great stuff as usual from JCB. — a month ago
Absurd. Starting to drink obscenely well but stuffing and structure to go for at least 10 years if not much longer. Nose is chocolate-y, cherry, rose petal crazy. Lifted powerful palate with enormous density and length. — 2 months ago
€ 40 bij Evan l’Hexagone, perfecte ronde St Aubin zoals hij zijn moet — 3 months ago
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Meaty, minty and peppery nose. Wow. So gamey and bloody. Pedal to the medal St. Joseph. Ultra traditional stuff here. Lots of olive and all on a serious granitic background. Palate is elegant and so refined but also has a wild side in that it’s super gamey, olivey and very supple and has good red berry sweetness. Really clean. These wines get cleaner every year without losing their feral edge. Very fine tannin. Also some youthful austerity. Needs air. I will be back. As this opens up exotic tea scents. Maybe oolong and Puer-eh. Great concentration and super silky and long. This is so good. 19 is also best vintage since 15. — 10 days ago