Nose is graphite and lavender. Maybe some rose petal.
Palate is rehydrated dried roses. A hint of old burgundy water on hot brick.
As this opens some cherry liquor.
This bottle is like drinking old Burgundy or Bordeaux in its twilight. Very interesting. Some beauty. Some echoes of beauty. I have no idea what the average of 10 bottles would taste like.
Still a thing of beauty.
Bought from fass selections. — 8 days ago
Tawny with thin amber rims. Dry fruit nose. Notes of dried cherries, some cranberry, a fresh cigar cut, a dollup of raspberry jam and a hint of menthol. Silky in the mouth. Tannins resolved with enough fruit to balance with the structure. Probably past it’s prime showing but very nice tonite nonetheless. — 9 days ago
Star bright pale straw. Subtle nose of white flowers and white pepper. Full-bodied palate with medium minus acidity yields soft white peach, Meyer lemon, and honeysuckle. Smooth and silky, but not oily, mouthfeel. None of the “darkness” on the finish that can occupy many New World Viogniers. Instead, the soft bright fruit and floral notes continue through the end. The low acidity is balanced by the bright fruit making this a great food wine for hearty poultry, fish, or root dishes, particularly those with a cream or light cheese sauce. The gold standard for Viognier. Drink now through 2021. — 3 days ago
Another amazing wine from the Master of Cornas. Elegant & floral with a silky texture showing a perfumed nose of dark cherry, berry fruits, graphite, licorice, olive tapenade, forest floor, lavender & violets. Rich & deep on the palate with good balance & length. — 10 days ago