I don’t remember buying this or if it was a gift. However, I have ignored it for sometime. Hazards of loving Champange...especially, Rosé.
This is not really our style as it falls into more oxidation than we like. But, still enjoyable.
The nose reveals, bruised green-golden apple & Bosc pear, some apple cider, sour pineapple, lemon chiffon, white citrus blend, bread dough, baguette crust, nougat, sea spray, crumbled chalkiness, grey volcanic minerals, withering, yellow lilies and spring flowers.
The body & mouthfeel are nice. Bruised green-golden apple & Bosc pear, some apple cider, sour pineapple, lemon chiffon & poppy cake, cream, butter notes, white citrus blend, bread dough, warm toast, nougat with nuts, brown sugar spice w/ a little palate heat, vanillin notes, touch of butterscotch & caramel, sea spray, crumbled chalkiness, grey volcanic minerals, withering, yellow lilies and spring flowers. The acidity is good just not as lively as I like. The finish is rich, polished, well balanced and quite nice, just not outstanding.
Photos of; Domaine Simonnet-Febvre, street sign, stainless steel tank room and Burgundian vineyard.
Producer notes; In 1840, Jean Febvre, a barrel cooper from Montbard, founded the winery that is now Maison Simonnet-Febvre. It was exclusively specialized in the making of sparkling wines using the so-called “Traditional Method”.
Maison Simonnet-Febvre owns vineyards in Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru “Mont de Milieu” and Chablis Grand Cru “Les Preuses”. It produces and vinifies a large range of different wines from the diverse “terroirs” of the Chablis region.
Maison Simonnet-Febvre was purchased by Maison Louis Latour in 2003. — 13 hours ago
This wine surely punched above its weight class. Big boy wine but a hell of a value — 18 days ago
Drank with pagliacci, December 2019. Light red. Great with pizza. — 6 days ago
Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim and medium intensity.
Great nose of blueberries, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, wild flowers, coffee, light earth, light vegetables and pencil lead. Wonderful nose.
Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and nice legs.
Dry on the palate with blueberries, dried cherries, plums, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, vegetables, earth, spices, black pepper, wet leaves and herbs.
Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.
This is a very enjoyable Carignan from Mendocino County, California. This 43 year old is still drinking nicely. Still very tasty, but doesn't have many years in it.
Great nose, but not fully balanced any longer. Showing great complexity and a nice mouthfeel. Feels like an old Northern Italy red.
Needs an hour to open up properly and show some tannins and complexity. Died after 3 hours of airtime.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
12% alcohol by volume.
89 points. — a month ago
Nose has dried raspberry, fresh raspberry, orange peel, watermelon rind, (light) savory green herbs and (light) candle wax.
Palate has dried strawberry, dried orange zest, red currant juice, rose petals and dry soil.
It's always a treat to drink rosé away from current release, the flavors change slightly and the acidity generally mellows; This is how we really enjoy them, just need patience.
2016 Blend: 49% Grenache, 19% Grenache Blanc, 13% Mourvedre, 12% Carignane, 4% Cinsault & 3% Rousanne.
24 Hour Update: Palate has picked up an awesome, and zingy, ripe strawberry note, like really good! — 6 days ago
These old ridge zins drink like a similar aged giogondas — 13 days ago
juicy light berries — 13 days ago