Nose has cut cherry, crushed blackberry and (faint) banana.
Palate has black cherry, red currant, ripe blackberry and medium tannins.
This is certainly an oddity of the Nouveau style, some weight and complexity to the palate, considerable color extraction shows a very dark ruby color in the glass. Blindly tasting, I might not guess it is what it is... 2019 looks to be a decent vintage for Drouhin.
This may be the best Nouveau I can recall in many years of tasting, wow! — 3 days ago
Gosh, this was good. So open at the moment that I think I enjoyed this even more so than the 17' (which I absolutely adore), although they're quite different animals. V18 has certainly brought about more ripeness but with heaps of elegance (unlike V15 imo).
As usual, Metras' trademark purity and textural allure just pulls me in. On the nose, blackberries and raspberries layered by distinct floral and spice notes. The palate is powerful, but with real focus and a mineral drive (almost like a concentrate, yet light). Crystal clear notes of dark fruits, spice, and earth, with a subtle touch of animale. Intense, but so fine. Love it!
NB: Unbeatable pairing with KFC 🤯 I also happen to notice how similar my tasting notes are for Beaujolais' I like, which perhaps doesn't capture why I think Metras is quite special. The texture Metras often brings is hard to describe - kinda like having bird's nest soup, but less gelatinous, if anyone can relate. Anyway, idiosyncratic is the word to use here. Love the Metras wines and more so, if not for their inconsistent nature. — 24 days ago
$24 bottle from Miracle Plum. Smells like grape jolly rancher and pepper. Doja cat juicy. Darker/more complex than other gamay I’ve had before - could be since I’ve only had nouveau before (less “zippy”) — 20 hours ago
Needed 2 hours. Minimum. Nose is super mineral. Some cherry. Still almost mute at 2 hours. Palate is round and squishy with good freshness. Not the purest wine. A bit lacking in fruit sweetness. But well made. But also lacking in inspiration.
Overnight this improved and gained depth, fruit and character. 8.8 to 9.0. — 4 days ago
A great La Chapelle. Blueberry, smoke, spice, dark cherries, loads of earth and mineral. Spicey granite. Lovely floral top note as well. Palate is ripe and so so juicy, incredible freshness and purity and shockingly mineral. The fruit is in background. Has a red Riesling quality to it this year. Fruit is more fruit skin than flesh. Cherry, blueberry, cassis and super concentrated but so nimble. Absolutely delicious. Long mineral finish with floral and fruit sneaking in as it airs. Great stuff. — 21 hours ago
Really good for a ’15 Bojo. Massively extracted, but tannins completely under control. Nose has smoky crushed granite and dark, oozy, tangy berries. The barest hint of Brett adds complexity. Tangy, athletic, and mouthfilling. Can’t help but smack your lips. Great concentration. So unique. Still youthful. Years to go. — 7 days ago