Ravishing and complex despite the humble appellation. Aromas of Meyer lemon, spiced pear, hazelnut, vanilla bean and honey. Grilled pineapple flavors on the mid palate with salted caramel and wet stones on the finish. The saline lemon flavors echo throughout. Both voluminous and supple, showing ample ripe fruit but retaining a refined sense of nerve and minerality. One of the most thoroughly seductive and satisfying white Burgundy experiences I’ve had in a long time for less than $30, but certainly it is wonderful regardless of price point. — 4 days ago
Fresh and vibrant. Quite generous for the vintage, but with a firm backbone still. Red fruit dominated nose, with some violet and undergrowth tones. Palate's all about that plump fruit, with soy sauce, cloves, earth. It's dense with fine tannins and bright acidity. There's a clear Chambolle elegance here, but I would have loved to have tasted more mineral notes. — 7 days ago
From magnum. Had it next to the stylistically similar Fourrier Gevrey VV, but this was the better wine for me - it had a little more depth and texture. Started of similarly reductive, but quickly opened up to scents of roses, intense red cherry, and smoky insence. The palate's velvety, mix of red and dark fruits, rich but offers lots of freshness with its crisp acidity. Minerality plays second fiddle at the moment, but is evident in the long spicy finish. I bet this was how it looked like when it was first bottled, so time can only make it better. 1er level for sure!
NB: From WH - This plot is located on the southern side of Griotte-Chambertin alongside the Claude Dugat plot and below the Duroché plot of Griottes-Chambertin. It is quite strange that this vineyard has been classified as village as it’s located so close to the Grand Crus. — 8 days ago
Tawny purple, opaque. With 3 hours of air the nose blossomed and exhibited the grace and power of a great Vosne. Notes of black cherries, Asian spice, some menthol, dark moist black soil, some sandalwood and a little rose petal. This powered up with air and showed its stuff over several hours of consumption. Great wine. — 7 days ago
We drunk three Vougeot over the last two days. A 2014 chateau de la tour, a 2009 le moine and now a 2008! Meo Camuzet.. it only shows how tricky this cuvée is. Too big, too uneven, too many producers, always expensive. This is right in the middle, same fruit as the 2014, same roundness as the 2009. This is an outstanding Vougeot, fresh, fwd fruit and great complexity. — 4 days ago
Wednesday Wine Committee. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. Blind as usual.
Label was in bad shape but the wine wasn’t. Very Oregon like in my opinion showing plenty of herbal character but a core of black cherry, old fig and red clay blend together nicely to make the layers of this strut its Burgundian pedigree. I called this Oregon pinot. — 6 days ago
I've said this time and again - I love Amelie's wines, but I guess it's time to stop... since Nicolas has now joined the estate. What a dream team! Amelie's Rousseau-like touch on the wines, with Nicolas' DRC-emboldened viticulture skills. I love Berthaut-Gerbet!
The 2015 Clos Vougeat is the first vintage of this wine. Got this straight from the domaine and was planning to keep it around a little longer, but I got tempted. Plus I wanted to share my love for Berthaut-Gerbet with a good friend.
Sure it's practically murder, but gawd, it's so pleasurable. The bouquet was filled with red and dark berries, rose and sweet spice. Palate's so rich, yet energetic. Oak, seamless. Texture, supple. Finish, endless with an underlying minerality. The wine was just vibrating with energy. A fine and pure example of CV. So glad this showed so well, given how lots of 15' red Burgs have just shut right down. — 22 days ago