Color of different shades of purple, with a hue of ruby and a bit cloudy. Nose of spicy alcohol, oak, fermented cabbage, ripe grapes, and some strawberry. Taste for the nose, dominant by the grapes note, with addition of grapefruit zest, strawberry syrup, and a bit graphite mineral note. Dried with some tannins. Aftertaste of some more grape note, and a hint of sweetness. Average, considering the price. — 4 days ago
Nose has cherry, ripe blackberry, leather, strawberry jam, dried cranberry, ripe plum, dry leather and moist cigar.
Palate has blackcurrant jam, ripe plum, ripe strawberry, dried cherry, cedar sawdust with firm tannins and a long finish.
A notable improvement over our prior bottle a few years back.
Cork pulled for slow oxidation for 2H, then decanted 4H, more time appreciated. Drink now or hold until 2024-28.
57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot & 10% Petit Verdot — 6 months ago
2015 vintage. Owned by the Vauthier family (Ausone, Moulin Saint Georges and La Clotte). A blend of 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and interestingly 5% Carnenere and 5% Petit Verdot. Seriously reduced, I wildly double-decanted the wine, and struggled with the nose for over an hour before it finally started to shine. My patience was rewarded as the beast miraculously turned into some kind of a beauty. Ripe red fruit, violets and a mineral touch. — 2 days ago
This is a successful and promising unclassified Saint Estéphe from the wonderful 2016 vintage, and a pleasant surprise at around £8/half. The wine features a classic Bordeaux nose of blackcurrant, cassis, sandalwood and an alluring graphite edge, with good concentration and depth to the palate. Supple tannins and a moderate abv of 14% keep this fresh, but it has a youthfulness to it which promises some improvement with age. — 5 months ago
Heady nose of blackberries, jammy purple fruit, brambly and peppery aromas, and then surprisingly lifted on the palate. Sappy with a uniquely Spanish garrigue quality. Refined in its structure and reminiscent of cru Beaujolais in the realm of brouilly or moulin a vent... but at 15 years ago prices. Such a generous wine! Plenty of freshness, spice and raw pleasure to spare. — a year ago
Delicious, leathery — a month ago
Very tasty — 2 months ago
Just rounded the corner. Super early in its window but great balance and definition. — 6 months ago
This is all the things you want from Cru Beaujolais! Smoked pepper salami, dark plum, violets, blackcherry and lifted carbonics. Juicy, with racy minerality and firm acidity. There’s just enough structure back by boisenberry and plum fruit. Balanced. Decent length. Excellent QPR. — 2 years ago