White before red. Just an incredible array of aroma and flavors with every sip. Cooked black plum, dried black cherry, dried rose petals, dust, cracked pepper, cedar, wood smoke, fur, olive, leather, cocoa powder, garrigue, tar, hot iron, black tea. Everything about screams rustic but the elegance of tannin and lengthy finesse counter everything peasant about it. More impressive on day 2 is the seamless nature of it, harmonious from front to back, gaining more an overall savory and meaty profile. The shiitake, cured meat, hoisin, talcum and leather really starting to unfold. I think this could be beautiful in 5-8 years, but I love the fruit component at this moment. Father’s day treats this weekend with double GDPs 😻 — 7 days ago
Blend of Grenache, Carignan, Syrah & Mourvedre, deep Ruby with aromas black fruits and floral notes. On the palate flavors of plum and blackberry with notes of cacao, spice and earthy notes. Medium+ finish, fine tannins, great mouthfeel (15.2 ABV), ending with fruit and earthy spice, nice! — 12 days ago
Great wine for a final home bash at buddies place on wolcott and george. #tommyhawksteaknumber2 — a day ago
Been waiting for years to get back to London and bring this home as it’s only available at Berry Bros. & Rudd as far as I know. Remarkable mineral and acidic cut for a southern French white, like a Loire chenin but with a bit more heft and roundness. Green mango, bitter grapefruit, honey, pear, smoke and spice on the finish. Worth checking a bag for! — 5 days ago
Nicely structured local red, blend of Merlo, Syrah, Malbec and CS, with some wood aging.
Black berries & mulberries, a fresh flowery note (violets, lavender), dried herbs, a savoury, earthy undertone. Fresh!
On the palate this is balanced with juicy, grippy tannins, good flow, savoury with the fruit adding rather than dominating. Nice mouthfeel, good drinkability, alc held nicely in check (13%).
A proper french food wine! — 8 days ago
Smashing! Richly textured, very long, balanced acidity and held up with by tannic strength. The alcohol is not intrusive at all which surprised me given the ripeness here. Grilled pineapple, grilled peach, honey, yellow flowers, warm earth, anise, dried herbs, fenugreek, white tea, mushroom, marzipan, olive. — 9 days ago
Tasty GSM blend from the south of France. Full-bodied and silky smooth with blackberry, plum and toasty oak nuances. Nicely balanced with soft tannins! — 5 days ago