This one started out with lean fruits and a fair amount of dry earth. But, after two hours in the decanter, put on weight, body thickened with creamy texture, dark currants, dark chocolate, soft baking spices with soft minerality, moist forest floor earthiness and withering dark flowers. Ended well with our dessert of dark chocolate and strawberries.
Thank you Christina for sharing this Grand Cru Burgundy with us.
Photos of; Domaine Louis Latour, cellar area, Pinot grapes from Corton Grancey, as well as, the vineyard. — 7 days ago
Mos def young. I’d wait 3 years. Nose is why you buy volvay. Cherry and earth. Palate is tight but it has the stuff. Cherry, cherry cough syrup ( in a good way) acidity. Licorice. Very good. Should be great in 3 years. Bought from Fass selections. As this opens the fruit is coming out. And some like godly licorice. This has upside as it ages. Which is pretty crazy given the qpr today. ... this really needs a 90 minute decant at this point. At this point lush dense cherry fruit Almost like it has some chocolate but it doesn’t if that makes sense. — 10 days ago
This tastes like Aubert. It shares the table with a ‘13 Aubert Lauren and there were a lot of similarities. Wow. Ripe and buttered tropical fruits on the nose...roasted lemon brings in some acidity to separate it from Cali chard. Salted popcorn w/ pineapple juice & honeysuckle on the palate. I thought this was fantastic. — 20 hours ago
Lovely gentle lemon with seashells on the nose. There’s a real warmth to this in the core- lovely honeyed fruit with good tension and a long, long finish. A lovely wine.... 30 mins later, this has expanded and is really open and lush. Wow — 4 days ago
Tour d’Argent. Deep golden color, like motor oil in the glass. Darker than the 90 Raveneau next to it. Notes of apricot, oranges, wet stones and cardamom spice. Rich, fat and opulent in the mouth. Thought it was tired at first but it powered up with air. Gave that fine grained acidity after several hours of air. At peak or just past, but very memorable. — 7 hours ago
From the Willi’s Wine Bar list. Straw gold. Nice weight. Sweet fruit forward nose. Notes of apricot and pineapple, tan spice, crushed stone and some sweet quince fruit. Nice fruit in the mouth. Structure builds with air. Chalky in a good way. Really nice but the impact and finish never got big enough to say this was great. — a day ago
Revisiting a bottle we last tasted in the intimate chateau of the Girard's in Spring of 2018.
Nose has the brightest fresh cherry note of any village Burgundy appellation, fresh Thanksgiving cranberry dressing and moist leather.
Palate has insane/deep cherry for days, dried citrus peel, grippy tannins and a long finish. Great structure and built for the long haul.
Photos of the cool/moist barrel cellar of the chateau, older bottles collecting cellar mold, the new winemaking facility out at the rear of the property and our bottle of the evening.
Opening this too soon for sure, but damn 2016 Burgundy is incredibly tasty and it's hard to hold back! Buy all your can afford, seriously. — 14 days ago