Ruby/Garnet. Translucent. Strong. Robust. A hint of spice. Reminds me of Christmas. Leathery, cigar, smoky. Triangular. Lasting flavor. Great with red meat and blue cheese. — 8 days ago
2015 vintage, drank 17 July 2021.
Dark red, slightly brownish on the rim. Soft oak and spices on the nose. Velvety vanilla and berries on the mouth. — 13 days ago
This bottle was provided by a friend at a recent outdoor social gathering. A very unusual blend of 40% Pinot Blanc, 35% Pinot Noir, 5% Pinot Meunier and 10% Chardonnay. In fact, I can’t recall ever having a champagne that was blended with more than three of the seven permissible varieties. I wish I had more time to spend with this wine but the setting wasn’t very conducive to a thorough analysis. That being said, I took some brief notes. Popped and poured; consumed under an hour. A pleasant mix of pear, lemon, citrus blossom with chalky minerals. The finish was round and quite saline…and rather delightful! Almost quaffable. This wine had a texture that sort of played with my ability to accurately judge the acidity but I settled on medium+…but I think the acid is pretty sneaky. The finish was long and satisfying. Probably my favorite bottle from Philipe Fontaine to date. No disgorgment date stated on the label. — 15 days ago
Had the 2019 at ashino with Kenlee, after having bought it after the wset tasting. It was my favorite bottle of the two days. Pale gold color; Oak, pear/ apple/ lemon / nut / biscuit ; medium intensity, dry, high acid, mid alcohol, medium bodied; mid length B 0.75 L 0.5 I 0.5 C 0.5 = 2.25 — 15 days ago
The blood of the land. Or rose made by bleeding tanks destined for red wine production?
Intense pink w a distinct blueish cast. All cucurbit w melon and cucumber, rose hips and plenty of red fruit aromas. The texture here is the outstanding partner it is penetrating, cutting rich foods, but also has a generous, viscous, silky feeling. — 20 days ago
Floral, saline, berry aromas. Medium body. Paired with Sicilian style swordfish with rigatoni. — 10 days ago