Tasted blind. Tawny color. Killer nose. Notes of bing cherry, raspberry, green olive tapenade and some other herbal notes. So very rich in the mouth. We’re pretty sure it’s burgundy but we’re guessing maybe some Syrah was added, as happened some times way back when. I concur with someone and a guess of 59 P Ponelle Musigny. We’re all amazed at how well this held up and showed. — 7 days ago
Nose is fantastic. Orchard flowers. White peach. Orange blossom, honey, apricot. A great long finish. Just not as mineral/acid driven as the best Savennières in more classic vintages. Just slightly off dry. Has the ‘18 ripeness that I’ve found nearly overwhelming. Nothing wrong with it but the wines are less crisp and versatile. Will probably avoid purchasing more of the vintage going forward. — 3 days ago
Fresh medicinal funk. Wolf berry. A funky tomato leaf and pink peppercorn aroma, maybe a bit reduced at the start. But then this is all screamingly fresh red fruit and acid on the palate. Silky texture. Pointed but voluptuous. Still a little tannic! Still young! Delicious. — 15 days ago
Pale lemon green; medium intensity aromas of yellow apple skin, yellow apple, apple blossom, firm pear, quince, subtle sawdust; dry, medium plus acid, medium alcohol, medium body, medium intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium finish, only moderately concentrated but nicely complex, flavors bright and clean — 4 days ago
Love this nose. The first of the Thivin single vineyards. The “least serious” but always a favorite. Nose is out of sight. Gorgeous aromas of lipstick like tiny red berry fruit intensity. Rises up like volcanic smoke. It’s expansive to say the least. Really smells crunchy. 19 seems like 14 for me. Maybe with a dash of 16 thrown in. Palate delivers the crunch, the silkiness and refinement this cuvee is known for. Very pure red cherry fruits burst in your mouth and are cleansed with great acidity and engaging minerality. Bright. Really pure, classic and balanced. Not a hair out of place. Long, very well defined red fruits and so much joy make this a perfect wine to take the rainy day blues away. — 6 days ago
Rich, mature, nutty, floral and citrusy. Mandarin, mango, lemon oil, lots of peppery spice, resin, wet rocks, pine kernels and cheese.
True, it’s a peculiar mixture, but it works!
This is great to drink now, the sooner the better, in your garden, some roasted almonds and some old goatcheese within reach.
Fantastic QPR at 15€ @wijnvanjoop — a day ago
Dark red purple. Abundant nose of cedar and black raspberry. Medium full palate yields black raspberry, dried plum (not prune), red licorice, light graphite. Juicy medium plus acidity. Medium plus tannins. Medium finish. Classic French food wine that’s ready for lighter cuts of beef and hearty Sud-Ouest stews (drop a cup or so in the stew to make your own Julia Childs moment!). Drink now through 2026. — 12 days ago
Angevine surprise based on cabernet-Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Original biodynamic wine, with a very reduced sulphur intake and benefiting from ageing in oak barrels. With a beautiful freshness typical of the Loire wines, it has a depth and an aromatic complexity that is all the better expressed as the wine has a few years of ageing. 2016 is a remarkable balance where cedar, musk, blackcurrant participate in a rich aromatic bouquet, alongside the notes of liquorice, or slightly canneled pepper. Somewhere between Loire and Bordelais.
Surprise Angevine à base de cabernet- Sauvignon et Cabernet Franc. Vin original, en biodynamie avec un apport en souffre très réduit et bénéficiant d’un élevage en fût de chêne. Doté d’une belle fraîcheur typique des vins de Loire, il n’en possède pas moins une profondeur et une complexité aromatique qui s’expriment d’autant mieux que le vin a quelques années de garde. 2016 est d’un équilibre remarquable où cèdre, musk, cassis participent d’un bouquet aromatique riche, aux côtés des notes de réglisse, ou poivre légèrement cannelé. Quelque part entre Loire et Bordelais. — 11 days ago