Excellent - good texture without being too sharp, apple, brioche, pear notes. Good body. — 3 days ago
Darkish gold. On the nose butterscotch, some lemon acidity and oily perfumed notes with some spice (cinnamon?), orange peel, sandalwood. Loads of secondary notes with great depth and lovely fresh acidity still. This is a cracking bottle of a really good 1990. With the complexity of a great aged champagne and a real spine of rounded acidity and superb balance — 9 days ago
The 2009 Pol Roger ‘Blanc de Blancs Champagne is a fresh and energetic effort that is shining brightly in its youth. The wine is beautiful blend of Chardonnay sourced from Oiry, Chouilly, Cramant, Avize and Oger villages. Upon entry the wine leads with bright white flowers that combine with sourdough bread and Japanese pear aromatics that all combine brilliantly in the glass. Lithe and light on its feet, the Champagne shows off shades of marzipan, fresh ginger and minerals that mingle with the bright orchard fruits on the palate. While delightful now, this will cellar well for the next five to ten years. Drink 2019-2029- 92 — a month ago
An absolutely stunning lunch from @joe leatherwood today. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds and 1 dessert wine. All served blind.
What a total treat. My second glass of this was very different from the first glass. At first, I was getting a lot of honeyed tropical fruits with a good bit of yeast, but then it was more bright, and had caramelized Granny Smith apple notes and classic chalky limestone. This is right down the middle in terms of reductive vs oxidative. I wish I could have enjoyed this all on its own to give it the attention it deserved. I guessed this was ‘06 Le Mesnil. — 16 days ago