Fruits jaunes, framboises notes miellées. Bouche droite qq amer. Long équilibré. — 6 days ago
First encounter of this southern France Grenache blend. Nice balance and good texture still. Roast duck, pork, all good. — a month ago
Bbq at Val’s — 2 months ago
Big, ripe and opulent nose. Peach, melon, bursting and super ripe but not over the top. But at the edge. Gorgeously balanced and high toned. Honey, custard. Lovely. Palate is ripe, concentrated and the acid is just barely ok. Right at my personal edge. But it’s still fresh from intense minerality. Citrus, peach and minerals on the palate. Superb concentration. The mineral freshness gets more and more intense with air. Makes up for the just ok acid. Lovely stuff. Super long finish. Almost a 9.3. — a month ago
Louis Claude Desvignes
Morgon Aux Pierres Javernieres
From a parcel of the Cote Du Py
Second oldest vines they have , 60 yr +
Desvignes likes a submerged cap and employs a grid with varying times and % of cluster depending on product.
N:Inky black, smashed strawberries, some coal tar, herbs, endlessly developing.Smoke & meat. echoed on the palate.
P:Light and dense at the same time, grippy. Blackberries, bright, nice acidity.
I bet w patience, this would round out nicely, crunchy now.All the dark berries.
The little brother of Les Impenitents.
Quality like this from Morgon always makes spring a bit better.
— 2 months ago
Good - lots more interesting and complex than most Pinots gris. Some heft, some dried fruit notes, good stuff. — 3 months ago
Wonderful Cotes de Rhône at Cafe Fountain in Venasque, France. At the restaurant it was Euro 27 equivalent to $29.15. — 2 months ago