Chenas for the win. Light but flavorful. — 17 days ago
A decidedly lower key night, after some extensive tasting yesterday.
Nose has neutral oak, slightly oxidized yellow apple and flint dust on lemon.
Palate has ripe yellow apples, fading acidity, light creamy oak, light green herbs and lemon pith.
Likely on the back side of enjoyment for this one, or bottle variation is working at me again here, we've seen that up/down on this case over the years. Reasonable for today though. — 2 days ago
I’m trying to just get through the last of my 15 Bojos. Such a clumsy, blocky vintage. This one is one of the better ones. Tangy, ripe nose also sports smoky crushed rock. Flavorful and full in the mouth. Decent acids keep it from being a hot mess. A little flat in the finish. Not elegant, but a very nice dinner accompaniment. — 17 days ago
Slightly effervescent berry forward — 6 days ago
Popped, tasted, then back in the fridge it went, and by golly did it shine the next day! Notes mirrored the first time I had this - red fruits, floral, herbal, but now with heaps of briny elements. The brininess and acidity on the palate was so mouth-watering. Kept me going back for more and before I knew it, there was none left. Breaking my own rule for wine (i.e. meant to be shared) has never felt so good. Darn you, Metras!
My only issue with this bottle is that it felt a little more "natty" than the first, which could be a product of the extra air. If you look back at my previous notes, it's already got a pretty feral element, but this had a sort of "beany" savoury finish that I see a lot in natural wines. Still, it doesn't dominate.
NB: According to Wineanorak, this comes from a parcel in Fleurie that was taken out of the cru classification because it was too high up (500m). What?! 😅 — 8 days ago