Full of red fruits yet meaty and rustic. Full body. Dense and powerful on the palate with vivid acidity. Rustic mild tannins.
Though labeled as Vin de France, the juicy is from 60-year old vine of the domaine in Corbières, Languedoc. Natural wine.
Terrific stuff. — 21 days ago
Toile de Fond 2020 by Fond Cyprès - an exclusive bottling for Culinaries, a bottle shop in Lyon. A mish mash of mostly Carignan (80%, whereby a large portion comes from 60-year old vines that typically goes into their Carignan de la Source cuvee), Syrah, and Grenache. No notes jotted down nor photos taken (grabbed this off the web), which tends to happen with last ditch pulls on a mid-week night. I do remember this to be pretty easy-going, a little funky, with cherries and strawberries, and a nice zing. Tasty nightcap. — 3 months ago
Vintage 2020 | recommended by my local wine seller who knows I am fond of curiosities. Stunning bouquet, like walking in a jasmin garden near the sea, minerality also. Lovely taste with vivid acids, good concentration and balance. Aptly described by @Ericsson 👌 | Paired with el Salvadorian pupusas for lunch — 11 days ago
Bwah! What can I say? Olivier just makes wines that I’m incredibly fond of and this was no exception. For me, the Lamy Bourgogne punches assuredly above its weight class (though proper AB comparisons are still in order to validate this). It’s just the detail and intensity that gets to me. Soars in the glass with aromas of citrus, green apple, iodine, and a touch of herbaceous elements. The flavours follow through to the palate with mind-boggling delineation. Pure, bracing, weighty, long, and so so chalky that even the most seasoned of taster might call this a Chablis. Damn it, I need more! I certainly put the entire table onto these wines with this pull - the perfect gateway drug to the world of Lamy. — a month ago
Beautiful syrah that I will really have trouble identifying blindly. Ruby colour almost still purple even after 15 years, suggesting still beautiful years of ageing potential. On the nose, the bouquet is rich and intense, marked by the Bordeaux style, on a beautifully melted ageing with primary notes. The whole is rich and complex, between notes of black fruits (blackberry, blueberry, plum) tobacco ageing, chocolate, vanilla, cypress; evolved undergrowth notes and so on, it's a real taste journey!
Magnifique syrah que j’aurai vraiment du mal à identifier à l’aveugle. Robe rubis presqu’encore violine même après 15 ans, suggérant encore de belles années de potentiel de garde. Au nez le bouquet est riche et intense, marqué par le style bordelais, sur un élevage admirablement fondu aux notes primaire. L’ensemble est riche et complexe, entres notes de fruits noirs (mûre, myrtille, prune) élevage tabac, chocolat, vanille, cyprès; notes évoluées sous-bois et j’en passe, c’est un vrai voyage gustatif! — 11 days ago
Move in red! — a month ago