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. — 17 days ago
Deep Ruby with aromas of ripe black fruits, toasty oak, floral spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry, plum and currants with floral spice, smoke, licorice and oak. Fine tannins, long finish ending with fruit, espresso, smoky spice and mineral character. Nice! Consistent! — 2 months ago
Entry level Chablis from Maison Joseph Drouhin but had great freshness and steely minerality. Hints of stone fruits and lemon with a lasting finish. Quality in a bottle. — 14 days ago
Waves. $35. Yummy. — 18 days ago
Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator
Rib Cover follow up. Brighter, riper fruits with mid Chinese five spice than the La Dome de Montrose.
Still better in 3-5 years. It will hold there with a slow decline over another 5 years. — 4 days ago