Atypical St. Joseph from Hirotake Ooka. Savage, high toned florals with fruits more in the red and blue spectrum, higher acid and less extraction than typical. Threw off sediment; needs decanting. Quite a bit of va but it works with the strong rose petal and sappy, brambly qualities apparent on the nose and palate. Some clove and a subtle hint of meat char. Similar to Souhaut, more floral than savory, though missing that classical balance. Far out on the natural side of the spectrum; but pretty. — 11 days ago
Loved this! It has just a bit of a fruit taste at the end. — a month ago
@Delectable Wine this the the Persan. Thanks! Nose is very grapey and almost smells like a Beaujolais. St. Amour or a Chenas. Some floral mountain funk. Lots of wet earth. Big time gout de terroir here. Gorgeous palate. Superb texture, structure, finesse and tannic spine. Mineral with good black currant and black berry fruit but just ripe. Really kicks some blackberry tang on the finish. Really terrific stuff. Complex, chewy and toothsome mountain red. Love it.
— 5 days ago
2016 vintage. Domaine Vallot, Vinsobres. Old vine blend of Syrah and Grenache at 300-350 meters altitude in front of the Mont Ventoux. Biodynamically farmed. This estate was consulted by the late Christian Prud'homme. Intense perfume of black cherry jam and dried herbs. Powerful with layers of jammy fruit, balanced by fresh acidity. Long finish. Impressive. — 11 days ago
Chateau Loudenne le Chateau Bordeaux Rosé 2020, France
Time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. This week we have a unique opportunity for a Rosé made with Merlot grapes.
Light salmon in color.
Nice fruity nose with lemons, citrus, light strawberries, earth, minerals, peaches, herbs and light vegetables.
Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.
Dry on the palate with light red berries, citrus, grapefruits, green apples, limes, spices and black pepper.
Medium finish with bitter almonds and limes.
This is a nice and interesting Rosé from Bordeaux. Nice and easy drinking. Pleasant and light.
Crisp and refreshing and a good pool wine.
A good food wine that I paired with cheeses and light appetizers. Paired well with the mashroom Brie cheese.
12.5% alcohol by volume.
$30. — 14 hours ago
Star bright gold. Abundant nose of baked quince and lanolin. Medium bodied palate echoes the nose adding layers of white flowers and rock (not stone) with a flash of white pepper on the medium long finish. Medium plus acidity. A classic white from Le Sud-Ouest that’s ready for rich Basque and Castelnaudary fare as well as hearty American white wine dishes. And if you’re the type that “doesn’t drink red,” this is a white you can take to the steakhouse (when it’s fully safe to go). Drink now through 2023. — 8 days ago