Saint Joseph, the other Northern Rhône. The 2013 Domaine Monier Terre Blanche gives floral notes, herbs, smoked meats, pepper and a bit of dark fruit. The Monier grapes come from the granite slopes above the town of St.-Désirat, a little north of the original St.-Joseph zone. This wine gives enough to make it both interesting and enjoyable.
Friday is finally here so I fired up the grill and roasted a delicious chicken. Grilled chicken and Syrah was a pretty perfect match. Happy weekend. — 24 days ago
Dark, brooding, almost fruitless. Deep and yet fresh.
Classic Bandol on the nose with leather, spices, garrigue, roast, dried mint and just barely a hint of dark, ripe, creamy blueberries & cassis.
On the palate this is supple, mid-weight, rich with pronounced yet so finely polished tannins. Juicy & fresh, poised and with great depth. A iron fist in a velvet glove.
Surprisingly accessible right after opening yet gains complexity & depth with time. A brilliant food wine! And great value, too!
Love it!! — 3 months ago
Delicious and great value — 6 days ago
Toasted coconut, custard with white peach, wool, mallow, mango and a hint of coconut. Good mineral tension. Resonant, creamy. Fantastic texture, in a nice spot. I love how whenever I open a bottle of this, I have doubts on day one but by three or four they are a perfume factory. — 22 days ago
Lemon and green apples on the nose. Similar flavors on the palate, along with hints of apricot and a clean mineral note. Fairly well balanced, but the acidity comes forward a bit too strong for my taste. The bubbles could be a bit more finessed, too. Overall solid. — 2 months ago
London December 2022 — 2 months ago