Tasted blind. Red purple in the glass. Looks young. Killer nose. Everyone smiles. Notes of red cherries, tan spice, rhubarb, some rosemary and a little candied fruit. Very refined in the mouth. Masculine. Very balanced, with ample fruit and matching structure. Has the precision of a great Rousseau. As good as burgundy gets. Guessed 71 Rousseau Chambertin. This goes on the list of all time greats for me. Thanks Stan! — 14 days ago
From a particularly ripe year this wine is already more expressive than usual. With just 10% semillon in the Blend, the Sauvignon comes wonderfully to the fore: Ripe pear, lemon, green apple, gooseberry, beeswax, white flowers, white peach, a kiss of toasted oak, flint, struck match and wet stone. Crisp acidity, medium body and wonderfully long on the finish. It has another decade of pleasure at least but it’s hard to resist now. — 13 days ago
Light gold; beautiful floral nose with orchard fruits; this is almost delicate in the mouth yet still intense, highlighted by plum, there’s salinity and a little spice lingering on the finish. (This was opened at Chablis Wine Not and why is that not a local listing?) — a month ago
Delightful. Exactly what I expected from a 1st cru French pinot noir. Classy, refined, understated. — a month ago
CLB! Always a sure thing. It’s consistently distinctive with soaring aromatics, piercing fruit purity and an elegant, balanced and vibrant palate. 2014 CGV continues to require a bit more air than its year older sibling, 2013, which is an easy pnp, but it comes around to show what a special Monopole it is. NSG with Vosne flair. Delicious. — 13 days ago
Nose has Anjou pear peel, white Carnations, sliced quince, cold yellow apple slice, slight green herbals (crushed celery), steel cut oats with faint vanilla notes.
Palate has ripe pear, (light) under-ripe apricot, light honey, (light) under-ripe pineapple core, slight strawberry, faint oak influence with mild acidity.
Honestly, this needs some time or considerable decant; revisit 2024+? — 14 days ago