Tropical fruits commingle with the typical aromas of molasses, orange peel, and dried apricots. Hint of mint as well. Salted sweetness is countered by abundant fresh acidity. Would like to see a bit more viscosity on the medium to full body.
A simple good pairing with dark chocolate. Very youthful at 23 years. — 9 days ago
Opened yesterday, when it was breathtaking, notes from today. On the nose: candied ginger, molasses, cinnamon spice, honey. On the palate: lovely spice and acidity, good sweetness, but beautifully tempered by the lively acidity. Spicy ginger and molasses on the finish. Yum.
@Delectable Wine this is number 3, not 9. — a month ago
The nose is stewed dark fruit, molasses, and American oak. On the palate blackberry pie, ripe blueberries, cooked strawberry, molasses, licorice, oak, cinnamon, clove, and black pepper. Medium plus tannins, high alcohol, and high acid. — 17 days ago
very light skin contact (which I love)! Aromas of tangerine peel, yellow apple, fresh herbs, white blossom, molasses, light spice, honey, whipped cream. on the palate: orange hard candies, white flowers, lemon, thyme, fine tannins, great texture, slight pepper spice finish. So complex and delicious! — a month ago
Big and bold, a good match for a steak. Mulled fruit, molasses, caramel, oak, cedar, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, leather, cigar box, and pine. High alcohol, medium plus tannins, and high acid. Tone down the alcohol and this would be a beautiful wine. Still yummy, though. — a month ago
Nose has damp, mossy forest floor, black cherry pie you accidentally stepped on while hiking in aforementioned forest, molasses, fire drowned out by rain, dried blackberry, dried leather and wet cedar.
Palate has dried blackberry, under-ripe black cherry, fig paste, saturated oak barrel, oak spiced red cherry, notable tannins, still overly restrained.
Decanted 4H, probably wanted 8H+, too youthful. This bottle will likely need about a decade to concentrate.
Paired to a favorite dish in our house, Curry Braised Eggs (from our hens), served over brown rice with toasted Naan bread. Absolutely delicious! 😋 Nothing better than mildly spiced, tomato-based dishes with exquisite Burgundy.
(Honestly this Corton deserves a braised beef dish, expect it would be spectacular with short ribs next time around...note to future self.)
The fourth of several 2014 La Pousse d'Or bottles we acquired late in 2019. This, as expected, needs another 15-20+ years (2036+) to show its truer self. — 12 days ago