@Delectable Wine : This is the Roland Lavantureux Vau de Vey...I didn’t see it in the database.
Very enjoyable Wednesday Wine Committee lunch today with @Weston Eidson & @Colby Siratt hosting. Same format as always...1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine all tasted blind.
I picked up a lot of petrol on the nose here at first. Surprised this was Chablis. Wasn’t overly steely. Low acidity. Lots of compact tropical fruits that are all slightly tart. I called this Alsatian and couldn’t decide between Riesling or pinot Gris. — 2 days ago
A contrast - my daughter who hates having her picture taken and this Chablis, which if it were a person it would have a phone full of selfies. All the Chablis flavors, plus some exotic new ones, with the dial turned up all the way to 10. Must be the vintage. I would wait several more years and let it settle a bit. — 2 days ago
This was next level for me vs the La Forest but I think the table was split on the comparison. Rich and full but not fat at all, still marked tension and palpable minerality and just so substantial while being undeniably light on its feet. F’n love everything about it. — 8 days ago
Young is the best way to start this note...
Nose has steely lemon juice, orange rind, cantaloupe skin, distant fresh cut grass and moist limestone.
Palate has wicked, yet steely acidity, orange+lemon pith, under-ripe tropical
fruits which should show more fully in a few years time.
Decanted ~60m. — 7 hours ago
Willi’s Wine Bar in Paris. Medium gold color. Heavy in the glass. There’s a reductive thing in the nose at the start. We have it put in a decanter and with 30-60 min of air this blows off to reveal notes of apricot, stone, white flowers, white clay and some honey. Becomes very rich at the end of the evening with wonderful acidity and structure. Last sip was the best. — 8 days ago
Nose of cold/wet limestone, neutral oak, grapefruit pith and wet yellow cherry.
Palate has lightly oaked limestone soup, almond paste, faint tropical fruit and white flowers to finish.
A very nice bottle, enjoyed with to much youth. Should hit a great spot in about 2021+, yet still drinking ahead of the usual Burgundy age curve. Yes, 2016 IS great! — 13 days ago