Medium Ruby with aromas of dark fruits and pepper spice. On the palate flavors of ripe blackberry and currants with some oak and pungent spice. Lively acidity with medium tannins, good length ending with a sweet fruit and mineral character. Drinking well. Tasting Sample. — 5 days ago
Tried this again. Pronounced rich aromas of ripe dark fruits and spices. On the palate ripe cherry and plum with rustic spices and some tea notes. Fine ripe tannins, with slight grippy edge, hints of oak on medium+ finish ending with fruit and slight mineral edge. Nice Hermitage. Tasting Sample. — 5 days ago
Oh, Vallee du Rhône! I love you! :) — 5 days ago
Cote du Rhone Touron-Sur-Rhone. Fruit forward, berries,, slightly dry, mouth full of juicy. — 2 hours ago
A very nice Saint Joseph. A bit introspective at first, this really comes alive with a proper 1.5 hour plus decant. Definitely one to hold for now overall. Dark cherry red, excellent dark red fruit with great earth and good acid, balanced with a long finish with some tannic grip but with the decant fairly balanced. Just a nice wine. — 17 days ago
Nose has seashells, sea spray, fresh strawberries, cold butter or cream, washed lemons, lemon juice and over-ripe green apple.
Palate has lemon creme, (light) strawberry, lemon zest, mild oak, freshly whipped cream and wet flint.
Nice wine, our first time having this particular 1er Cru vineyard, but...the oak, while it is sort of neutral, it is the underlying impact to the palate. I'm thinking they likely do not use new oak, but 2-4 year old barrels, but just a little much for my palate on a Chablis. I'm really a fan of very neutral oak or all stainless steel treatment.
24 Hour Update: Wood notes are gone, all about (light) lemon curd, limestone paste and cut strawberry today, wonderfulness. — 8 days ago