Bodegas Solar De Urbezo

Moussé Fils

'Special Club' Les Fortes de Terres Brut 2015

🏅Rating 92+/100 (4,25⭐)

Cédric Moussé is the fourth generation of his family to make champagne at Moussé Fils. He is young, energetic and innovative.

In 2012, Mousse completed construction of a new winery in Cuisles, designed to be as environmentally sustainable as possible. It is state of the tech art.

In 2005, Moussé joined the Club Trésors de Champagne, and began making a Spécial Club champagne in that vintage. It's the first 100-percent meunier champagne in the history of the Club.

Single vineyard Meunier comes from 4 plots in lieu-dit “Les Fortes Terres”.

Pale pink gold colour. Crushed almonds, raspberry and strawberry with splash of milk (full malo). Reductive winemaking puts emphasis on the purity of the fruit! 1g/l dosage is enough to balance. Broad-shouldered on the palate. Dry long finish. Spent over 3 years sur lee and disg. 10/2019

Solar 2015 vintage speaks from the glass. Overall that was a warm year which started with a mild and humid winter, followed by quite a dry spring and summer. Harvest started on the 9th of September.

This is one of Champagne's finest examples of pure meunier!

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— 24 days ago

Ira, Severn and 5 others liked this

Domaine Charvin

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2009

Splendid! Black fig, crushed overripe blackberry, roasted black plums, stones, singed herbs de Provence, tar, tobacco, powdered sugar, floral, subtle asian spices. The whole cluster element perfectly in line with the wine, bringing lift and depth, almost highlighting the wines other dimensions. Solar, quite fresh, tannins have melted into this silky beauty. Perfect with fig and sausage stuffed quail, farro verde, favas and garden veggies — 4 months ago

Josh, Keith and 1 other liked this

Domaine Billaud-Simon

Tête d'Or Chablis Chardonnay 2016

🏅 Rating 89/100 (3,9⭐)

Ripe and solar, floral with orchard fruits. Full malo milky aroma. Slight presence of oak. Lovely acidity, minerality. Citrus finish.
Would be great if it had just a bit more concentration on mid palate and longer finish. But wait, that would have been 1er Cru )) Actually this cuvee is a blend of the best sites owned by Domaine in Chablis appellation, many of which just next to 1er Crus.
— 3 months ago

Ira, Severn and 8 others liked this

Solar de Serrade

Terras de Monção Alvarinho

A friend bought this over, she got from Naked wines. Really lovely and smooth but with a good body. Would love again. — 4 months ago

Vinicola Solar Fortún

Valle de Guadalupe Syrah 2017

Earthy, peppery. Bright fruit. Very drinkable. — 6 months ago

Domaine Faiveley (Joseph Faiveley)

Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2017

Tasted blind. Thought it would be a 1er cru cote de nuit...hard to place but thought from a solar vintage. When seeing the price i was shocked. This is not worth its price...maybe half its price — 8 months ago

Ira, David and 4 others liked this

Bodegas Solar Viejo

Rioja Tempranillo 2015

Rioja Crianza 2015, fuerte, notas de roble — 3 months ago

Domaine Sylvain Pataille

Bourgogne Aligoté 2018

🏅 Rating 90/100 (4,0⭐)

Candyfloss, white flowers. Oak is present, but in the most pleasant way. Sylvain is not afraid of new oak barrels (pieces). Aligote made in classic Burgundian Chardonnay style. Only light green hint suggests it's Aligote. Warm, ripe and solar. Soft creamy texture, medium to light body. Surprisingly long length.

Made according to organic and biodynamic principles.

I'm a big fan of Sylvain Pataille wines. I might not be objective here, but this is among the best expressions of Aligote in Burgundy.
— 4 months ago

Severn and David liked this

Vinicola Solar Fortún

Baya Baya Cabernet Sauvignon-Petit Verdot Blend

Amassing wine fresh clean after taste — 7 months ago