Château Cheval Noir

Domaine Tollot-Beaut

Chorey-les-Beaune Pinot Noir 2015

Thus afternoon's wine that I picked-up yesterday is the 2015 Domaine Tollot-Beaut Chorey-Les-Beaune Pinot Noir. What a beautiful wine to start the weekend off with.

I am totally loving the aromatics on this wine. There are beautiful notes of strawberry, cranberry, cherry, hibiscus, clove, mushroom, rose petal, light campfire smoke and forest floor.

On the palate there is tart cherry, cranberry, raspberry, clove, mint, spice, mushroom and an earthy forest floor.

This wine is medium to full bodied with a silky smooth mouthfeel and a mouth watering medium + acidity and medium to plus medium fine mouth coating tannins that move right into a long fresh red fruit finish. What I really love about this wine is it has a wonderful purity about it and is extremely well balanced. I hope everyone's weekend is a good one. Please stay healthy and safe and ee will get through this together. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 3 days ago

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Domaine Joseph Roty

Cuvée de Très Vieilles Vignes Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2001

Decanted and left in cellar for 2 hours before consumption. Darker ruby color, not showing much age. Sweet fruit nose. Notes of raspberries and black fruit, slate stone, blueberries and some nice floral notes. Nicely balanced in the mouth. Has a feminine quality to it with its sweetness of the fruit, which matches well with the Gevrey structure and backbone that has softened. This is in a good spot now but probably can improve with some incremental age that can create more complexity. Has the fruit and balance to last a lot longer. — a day ago

Tom, Ira and 11 others liked this

Comte Armand

Clos des Epeneaux Monopole Pommard 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2005

I looked for an informative 2005 rating. There is not really one. Needs 30 min to open up. Very!!!tannic seems rustic. It’s Pommard. After 1 h the wine shines cedar planks, cigar box, orange zest very black red tart cherry 🍒 blueberry? Hint of mint. Has a bite. Even after 15 years so tannic? I will keep this for 5 more years and then try the next bottle in2025 and in 2030. So layered. — 2 days ago

Josh, Keith and 8 others liked this

Cheval des Andes

Mendoza Malbec Blend 2014

Joint venture btw Ch Cheval Blanc & Terrazas De Los Andes, blend of legendary Bordeaux "First Growth" winemaking in Argentina. The ‘14 has a higher % of Malbec(83%) & more Petite Verdot(9%) than Cab Sauv,(8%), do to a rainy season that was challenging for Cab. Aged for 15 months in oak (15% new), medium Ruby with aromas of berry fruits and floral spice nose. On the palate flavors of blueberry and juicy blackberry fruit with herb, cacao and smoky oak. Fine soft tannins, well balanced, good acidity, long finish ending with fruit and oak spice. Nice! — 2 days ago

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Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey

Rosé de Pinot Noir 2018

Light rose pink color in the glass with a truly magnificent nose of fresh fruit and floral accents. Just by smelling this you know it’s more than a cut above. Tons of strawberries, nectarines, apricots. A hint of vanilla and cream.

When it comes to rosé there’s just so much crap flooding the market nowadays. All are similarly priced, with the resquisite pretty label and pretty bottle. They all taste just alike too. This has depth and personality to spare. You wouldn’t call this a porch pounder, you would say it’s elegant. Definitely not a fruit bomb. Rather, it’s clean and dry.

On the palate, it’s surprisingly fresh and lively. Peaches and cream, orange zest, and melon. More red fruits and crisp acidity. Really, really nice stuff. Reaffirms my faith. It’s no surprise that PYCM makes what is probably the best rosé around, is it?
— 5 days ago

Sean, Josh and 3 others liked this
Willie Carter

Willie Carter

@Josh Morgenthau i hope you find it because it definitely got me out of my rosé rut
Trixie

Trixie

Seriously looks lovely! Perfect notes as always!🥂😃
Willie Carter

Willie Carter

@Trixie You’re too nice

Yabby Lake Vineyard

Single Block Release Block 1 Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir 2012

Pale to Mid Crimson in colour. Red cherry and a tarry note . 80% whole bunch in the ferment. On the palate red and black cherry (flesh and skins). A fuller style - medium weight + palate. Mornington Peninsula is very good for Pinot Noir and this was the first Pinot to win the prestigious Jimmy Watson Trophy for Best One Year old Dry Red at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show. Delectable this is the Single Block Pinot Noir not the Syrah. — 5 days ago

Byron, David and 14 others liked this

Domaine Georges Roumier

Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1993

Reddish tawny, translucent. Youthful looking, especially when compared to its older brother the 1990 next to it. Tart Bing cherry nose. Also notes of rhubarb, earth, pepper and some spice. Young in the mouth. Still has some pucker and is very refined. Gave this 7 hours of air in the decanter and it needed every minute to open up and show its power and potential. Had wanted to check in on some big 93s and it's clear these bottles are built for the long haul. If you target the consumption of any similar 93s, be sure to give em lots of air. (Bday 6 of 13) — 8 days ago

Eric, Alex and 19 others liked this

La Pousse d'Or

Clos des 60 Ouvrées Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2014

Nose has fresh/bright cherry, spent espresso grounds, blackberry, moist-chocolate muffin, drying garden soil after a rain and ripe black cherry.

Palate has ripe black cherry, ripe black currant, plum skin, moist soil, pure and complex, evolving with each sip. Great tart acidity with smooth, but notable tannins, youthful. Very pleasurable to drink.

The second of several 2014 La Pousse d'Or bottles we acquired late in 2019. This, as expected needs another 8-12+ years (2030+) to show its truer self.

Paired with well-rendered, Moulard duck breasts with a blueberry/veal demi-glace/wine sauce and our newly dug, boiled potatoes with butter and garden herbs. Nothing better than a new potato from our garden, I could almost eat them raw!

Cork pulled ~10h prior, to allow for a slow oxygenation in a cool cellar space. Decanted another +2h afterwards.
— 8 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Fine description
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

3/4 of us will be dead by 2030, any suggestions for the next 12-24months ?
Severn Goodwin

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Same wine, drink 94-06, be happy.

Oakwild Ranch Winery

Toboni Pommard Clone Regina Rose Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

This is a very nice Pinot Noir from Russian River Valley. Showing red fruits with earth, light oak, light vegetables, chocolates, tobacco, herbs and spices.

Medium bodied with medium acidity.

Easy drinking with a nice mouthfeel.

This 4 year old is drinking very nicely now. A good food wine and good all by itself too. I gave it a slight chill and paired it with a beautiful day on the lake.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.
— a day ago

Daniel, Josh and 11 others liked this

Bailiwick Wines

Michaud Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

I haven’t had a bottle of this before so I can’t talk about its evolutionary curve. But it’s pretty damn good right now. nose has lots of sweet humus (not hummus, people), baking spice, cola syrup, dark cherry extract. Intense in the mouth, it’s got no tannin left, and while the fruit is mature and subdued, there’s a low-toned sweetness that plays off the savory elements. Very nice. — 2 days ago

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