Nose is lovely gunsmoke. Chocolate. Cherry coffee.
Palate is so ripping clean, mineral and juicy. Early season cherries. So good.
A 9.2 Out of the gate. What a great wine with food.
Freshness on this is insane. Tastes like a 2020.
The Bourgogne rouge they serve in heaven. All I need is pate, cornichons, cigarette smoke and some rude French waiters.
Bought from fass selections — 2 days ago
Light style see thru w/elegant profuse nose of all kinds of red fruit: cherry, cranberry, pomegranate, strawberry & rhubarb. Had a resiny, sappy, snappy quality along with a leafy herbaceousness - sassafras. Tasty but a bit watery for my palate & finish on the rustic side. There is purity here & I understand this is an entry level effort, so it delivers for what it is. — 16 days ago
I adore 2016 at Laible. Nose of white flowers, apricot pit, lanolin and super intense minerality. So complex, ethereal and deep. Awesome nose. Palate is luscious and has an icing on the cake like texture and just dazzling purity. Grippy structure and almost tannins but also a looseness that is super appealing. More like well knit. Excellent. — a day ago
Nose is cherry lipstick. A hint of smoke. Amazing.
Palate is so juicy and delicious. Interesting. Almost like elements of sweet chili pepper. God you you going this whole bottle. So good. Fresh cherry. Cherry lipstick. So fresh. Off the charts freshness.
So salivatory. Should be called cuvee Pavlov.
Terrific texture. So silky.
This is a village wine. One of the best Village pinots I’ve ever had. — 9 days ago
What a nose and at 6 years old this is in a great place. Wild mint, spice, menthol, cedar, pine resin and mid season and sour cherries plus crazy florals. Very very high toned and aromatic. Doesn’t quite have the aromatic depth of the Grand Crus but it’s got the DNA. Elegant and juicy with luscious cherry, red currant and cranberry fruit. Lovely spice and so fresh. Great acids. Seems like it needs air as nose led me to believe it would be a bit more mature. Terrific litheness and such startling purity. The fruit sweetens with air. I’ll be back as this might get a lot better. Even in 8 minutes it went from a 9.2 to 9.4. — 17 days ago
From Baden at Swiss border, hand-picked Pinot Noir grown on lime stone, fermented with natural yeasts and with 22 mo aging in 225 liter barrels. Red lightly viscous unfiltered; nose of ripe strawberries, chocolate, and earthy sulphury spicy notes - the good kind; although low on alcohol (12%) the taste is satisfying, has ample acids, and is carried into a long finish on the back of straw- and lingon-berries and a touch of oak-spices. — 8 days ago
A new one to me. Nose is rich with hints of phyllo dough, lemon pepper, lime zest, herbs, citrus and more. Wow, palate is electric! 19 rocks in Baden! Terrific purity and delicacy. This is truly wonderful on PnP. Elegant and fresh with terrific and playful minerality. Nose develops more wet earth and Baden “sous bois.” Nose just keeps unfurling. Terrific. Terrific density, concentration and explosiveness. Finish is sneaky long. This is such a complete wine. Hugely mineral wine. Terrific. I think my score will go higher. — 15 days ago
Rich nose which is typical for this wine. Honeyed, also some nougat, spice, herbs, so complex. Smell decadent but also has restraint. Tree bark, lemon pith, lanolin. Super complex. Palate is incisive, rich and pure. But it lacks the energy of the 19 ngl. Good acidity and minerality and tons of dry extract. Delicious but again, the 19 crushes it. — 15 days ago