Unreal nose. Just so beautiful. Huge perfume. Seashells. Oyster shells. Unmistakably Chablis. So so mineral. There is no fruit. An exercise in a blast of terroir so intense you gotta be a wine geek to enjoy it. Salty. White pepper. A perfume that is broad and precise. Really really beautiful. Palate terrific and has some ripe fruit, green apple mostly, a nice hit of richness in the texture, good purity and a lonely initial blast of fruit/mineral concentrate and then the finish is all seashells that linger. Excellent wine for the appellation.
As it airs it picks up weight on the palate. Terrific wine for no money. So salty and fresh. — 3 days ago
Terrific wine. Both of these Petit Chablis are brilliant for what they are. This nose is floral, more round, more focused, precise and less broad than the Fye. Gorgeous. Incisive and deep. Crunchy, ripe and deep with a stunning texture and palate presence. Pure, textured and deep. Can’t believe this is Petit Chablis. Rich yet fresh, energetic and terrific backend structure. So salty it screams for a dozen oysters. I love Chablis. Both of these wine are why. Small, humble but so awesome because they are Chablis. — 3 days ago
Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.
Fruity on the nose with black currants, black plums, black cherries, cedar, spices, vanilla, licorice, earth, black pepper, eucalyptus, leather and chocolates.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, vanilla, light earth, wood, spices, peppercorn, chocolates, tobacco, graphite, dark coffee and light vinaigrette.
Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tart cranberries.
This is a nice surprise. An interesting Petit Verdot from Spain. Definitely feels like a new world wine. Tangy and a little hot.
Good by itself and better with food. Good right out of the bottle, but better as it opens up and brings some tannins and structure.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
14% alcohol by volume.
$9. — 20 days ago
Nose has dried peach, grilled pear, oxidized yellow apple, fresh almonds and dry sandstone.
Palate has oxidized pear, lemon pith, candle wax, ripe yellow apple with great acidity and long finish. Wonderful wine.
A blend of Petit Manseng, Gros Manseng & Courbu (1/3 each) makes for a nice, dry Jurançon wine with a slightly oxidized character. — 4 days ago