Stunning. If a wine could be a Viking Warrior this is it. Stoic and intense. Huge nose of intense lime zest and doubly intense oyster minerality. It reeks of minerals. Meyer lemon and lemon candy. Phenomenal nose. Palate is just brilliant. Insane minerality and sweet lime fruit and some sweet Granny Smith Apple as well. So many minerals they appear as sweet. Powerful and structured but also insanely elegant. This is really in a spot. No rush. — 4 days ago
Intense color, vivid yellow with an almost green tinge. Smells like Raveneau- limpid gooseberry and chalky minerality. On the palate quite ripe and forward, lacking the cut and complexity of the cru’s, but very pretty and balanced. — 5 days ago
Part 1 of the final and main event for the Fall WNH. The most spectacular lineup of wines I’ve ever seen, and an overall wonderful ending to an amazing trip with fantastic people.
Very much a softness to this wine. Seems to be in a perfect spot. Not overly sharp, but refined. The bright tropical fruits are honeyed and secondary notes of wet rock, and sea salt. Gorgeous. Bravo @Shawn R . — 3 days ago
Fantastic. Richness. Citrus. Mineral. Dense. Wow. Bought from Fass Selections. ... getting better. This is just a really dense masterpiece. Served with Thai chicken curry and more than holding its own. .. . Pretty much maxxing out on the deliciousness scale. Very good complexity but a tick behind the deliciousness or this would be even better. — 12 days ago
More open and overtly aromatic initially than the other 2016s from Piuze. Showing some ripe orchard fruit as well as citrus, slightly more color and viscosity- I’m guessing there was some very subtle micro oxygenation. Oak is all neutral and is adding some texture to the mostly briny, oceanic finish. Slightly herbal note on the nose and the finish suggesting fennel or anise. — 11 days ago
Nose of a flinty lemon, palate has a wee bit of tropical fruit peeking out, oak is blowing off still. I'll update my notes as the wine opens.
Two hours in the wine is revealing.
Nose has waxy citrus skin, struck flint inside a new oak barrel that's also filled with grapefruits.
Palate has papaya, clean crushed minerals, bruised golden delicious apple, fading oak with limestone dust. Long finish, medium acidity. — 13 days ago