Another good vintage from a great producer. Wonderful carbonic funk... some bananas and bubblegum. Acid and tannins balance the bojo fruit pop. Black tea, raspberry, a touch of beef jerky. Just a skotch less concentrated than the previous vintages I’ve tried. — 18 days ago
Tonight's wine I have opened the 2010 Chateâu Branaire-Ducru Duluc de Branaire-Ducru.
On the nose there is black cherry, blackberry, black currant, game, eucalyptus, chocolate and earth.
On the palate there is black cherry, blackberry, plum sauce, black currant, dried herbs, spice and earth.
This wine is full bodied with medium + acidity and medium + fine grippy tannins that leads to a long dark fruit earthy finish. I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. We are almost to the end of the first week in June and the weekend is upon us. Please enjoy the rest of the week and have a great weekend. Stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 10 days ago
If I could pick only one wine, I would turn to the left bank Bordeaux. Here is an example of why: clean, dry, vibrant, intriguing, mineral, elegant yet very present and a phenomenal lingering finish. This beautiful wine from Saint Julien ha it’s typical softer well rounded tannins, dark red fruit of currant, red berry and perhaps dark pie cherry. Loved it and could stop sipping it. — 6 days ago
On the nose: violets, iris, blueberry, blackberries, Concord grape and cinnamon (after the natty funk blows off). Damp undergrowth. Red fruit (raspberries, red currant) comes through more on the palate. Be patient with this wine. It takes a moment or two to open up in the glass. The 18 Fleurie has the hallmark silkyness (yes, I’m making this a word) that keeps me coming back to Sunier’s wines. — a month ago