I’ll preface this with the fact that I don’t drink a lot of Pinot as I’m not a huge fan.
This was an awesome rec from the guys at Amathus! 30+ minute decant. Lovely red color with ever so slight brown edges. Nose contained oak, vanilla, and strawberries. Cherries, cream, maple syrup, and cinnamon on the palate. Definitely on the sweeter side. This was like drinking cheesecake with cherries and cinnamon on top. Reminded me of the Dimchurch Shiraz, except in Pinot form. Could have been a little deeper, but had a great finish! Paired lovely with a sausage stuffed chicken breast, small Cornish potatoes, and cinnamon covered pears. One of the best dinners I’ve cooked in a while too, so I’m sure that impacted the experience and rating :)
Best Pinot I’ve ever had!! Buying more! — 6 days ago
Forward with lots of layers of concentrated fruit. Very young, should aged well 5-8 years+ — 2 days ago
A very fragrant and complex nose of dark cherries, blood orange, blackcurrant, white pepper and star anise. The palate is also complex and elegant, such balance with the fine fruit, a mineral acidity almost, and fine grained tannins with such an impressive length, on this delicious finish. So classy and a great bottle in this 2010 vintage. I am usually a tough marker but 94-95 even for this one.
Un nez très aromatique et complexe de cerises noires, orange sanguine, cassis, poivre blanc et anis étoilée entre autres. La bouche suit dans la même veine et est très équilibrée avec ce beau fruit, une belle acidité presque minérale, et des tannins de grains fins et tellement agréables. Une grande classe et un bel équilibre avec une longueur fort impressionnante. Une superbe bouteille dans ce millésime que j’adore. — 9 days ago
A nice bottle with lots of freshness and nice acidity after an early nice roundness and a slight richness to it, a finish that is delicious in yellow orchard fruit, without being on the exotic side too much. Very nice Savigny Villages. 90-91
Un beau blanc tout en fraîcheur avec une tension appuyée après une attaque ayant une belle rondeur et une certaine richesse mais sans excès, avec une belle finale sur des fruits jaunes, sans être exotique. Pas le plus complexe mais savoureux. — 3 days ago
Oh yeah. This wine is a Daddy wine. Insanely aromatic. Cake icing, green apple, huge minerals, alluring spice, iodine, hazelnut, so refined and complex. Wow, what a palate. The purest and most balanced Equinces ever. Just a stunning wine. Tastes like elite 1er Cru. Just insane. Awesome acids and freshness and also has fantastic roundness which is a sign of an elite white wine. See Keller and Brisset. As nose opens up it becomes perfumed and spicey like a spice bazaar. Palate is so deep. My goodness it is crazy. It is so clean, so fresh and so ethereal. It floats on the palate and pumps juicy, refined apple fruit on the mid and the finish. Wow. So deep. Totally genius and so so refined. Sickness. What structure and grip. Just genius. Best Equinces ever. — 2 days ago
Decided to try a bottle of 02 Leflaive Pucelles, something that has given us controversy in the past with several prior POX bottles before. This starts with an amber gold color and the nose has notes of caramel and a little Sherry. I’m worried. I set it aside in a decanter and go to the other bottles. I come back to it an hour later and the color has lightened, the caramel and Sherry notes are gone... This is a classic case of confusing POX with reduction, as this was likely in a reductive state at first. I’m sure many might have dumped it right away, I’m glad I didn’t... it came back to deliver a nice and suitable experience. The fruit and acidity powered up, with notes of apricot, white flowers, sweet kiwi￼￼￼ fruit, white acacia flowers and river stone. It was missing a little in the mid palate, but overall it was a decent wine. — 10 days ago
This is actually a new bottling. The other wines in this category are wrong. I think the others are all Equinces. Anyway nose is a bit reduced and stinky. Lots of sulfur aromas. Funky and odd. Color is a tiny bit hazy as well. As it aerates it gets more green apple and mineral. Tree bark. Wet hay. Very complex. Superb minerality. Palate is so clean, so complex and has such dazzling purity and an almost effervescence. It is super elegant and wow oh wow is it pure. Nose is coming along, but likely needs 30 ish minutes. Floats on the palate. Green apple fruit and a sucrosity make this ultra irresistible. Wow what inner mouth aromas. So juicy and lean in it’s own way while also being very generous. Long finish. Longer than it should be. Amazing balance. Such a nice new intro wine. From parcels in Puligny. Almost a 9.3. Might be one. I’ll be back. Okay. It’s a 9.3 now. What an insane confectionary quality on the 2018 aromas after some air. Sweet brown sugar and green apple skins. Stunning. — 2 days ago
Very interesting Chard, oak smell but not an oak taste due to the reduction process. — 5 days ago