@Delectable Wine this is the Beaune 1er. Pop and pour. A touch austere at first, but really needed air to get going. After 1.5 hrs much more giving. On the nose: a touch of game, pure wild strawberry, soft cola, a hint of stems. On the palate: fantastic acidity, savory red fruit, which complements the nose so well, brambles, and a dusting of tannin on the close...stunning with some air. — 5 days ago
Amazingly fresh and bright with traces of it's former molinerality. Lemon curd, ricotta and kiwi with bright acid.
Still medium bodied with hints of papaya and kumquats. Shortbread crust.
Slightly bitter and nutty on the finish. But pairs beautiful with food. — 6 days ago
This wine is super nuanced and it really took on different notes throughout the evening depending on airtime, temp, and pairing. My favorite was after it had a good deal of airtime and was closer to room temp. I went back and checked old notes. It paired favorably in past to ‘17 Lafon. This bottle did not quite get there. Maybe it’s me but experiencing a lot of white burg bottle variation — a day ago
Pop and pour, notes from 2 hrs open. On the nose: lovely plum.and blackberry, oak spice, soft cocoa powder, soft herbs in the background; very clearly delineated flavors. On the palate: fantastic acidity and density; spicy strawberry, and dark fruit...excellent tannin on the spicy finish. This is definitely structured to improve with some age, but it is already so drinkable now. Yum! — 12 days ago
Very expressive aromas of flowers, some herbal notes, clearly whole clusters and a lot of fruit that we find also on the palate that is round, fairly supple of medium body at the most, nicely balanced, a few years in the cellar will do this wine so good but it is very enjoyable now. 89-90
Un nez très expressif, vendanges entieres, floral et herbacé, du fruit à revendre tout comme en bouche, qui est assez ronde et souple, bel équilibre, un bon vin qui pourra se conserver quelques années mais agréable en ce moment. 89-90
— 6 days ago
Nose has cranberry, blackberry, over-ripe raspberry, prune, black licorice and muddy garden soil, ripe plum and melted butter.
Palate has dried blackberry, raspberry, dried cranberry, black licorice, medium acidity with a long finish; Great wine.
1500ml means your care. ❤️ Decanted 5H, much more time appreciated.
Paired to Asian-style food, tonight with Taiwanese Five Spice Pork (Lu Rou Fan | 卤肉饭) over Jasmin rice with lightly fried eggs from our private egg factory in the backyard. Locally raised NY pork (Highland Farm, Old Chatham, NY). — 9 days ago
Tasted blind. Medium gold. Rich, “wow” nose... has a noticeable power that is a step above the other whites tonight. Lots of lemon and citrus, some gravel stone and dirt, tan spice, white acacia flowers. Later some creme brûlée thing pops in. The experience goes on and on for hours. Has an amazing level of balance... fruit, richness, complexity and structure. Again shows us this is an all time white. We all nailed our guess on this beauty by the process of deduction and the obvious quality of this amazing, in great condition juice. — 13 hours ago
Tasted blind. Medium gold color. Tight nose. Some apricot and lemon, but not giving much like the other whites despite it having ample air time. Has lots of fruit and power inside, but there is a slight taint that comes and goes that hides this wine’s true self. It came around though and showed better before it was polished off. Hugely enjoyable but just a touch off. — 2 days ago