Mission Wines — 5 months ago
This unoaked red wine can be enjoyed so easily. The wine is dry, medium (-) body and it has a good balance between fruit and tannin. It shows typical Touriga Nacional notes like black fruit, violet and a hint of spices.
Tasted on 28/April/2022 - in W.O. Experience, Belo Horizonte/MG - Brazil. — 9 months ago
IMO, MG makes one of the absolute best Clos Vougeot’s. This one drank very youthful and primary but all the material is there for this to be a fantastic bottle down the road. It showed much more producer and vineyard than it did the vintage. There was none of the overt greenness that you can often get with 2011’s. Along with Rousseau, Dujac and Tremblay, MG’s 2011’s are very impressive.
After an initial shyness it does reveal itself after a multi hour decant and begins to waft from the glass with aromas of dark fruit, florals and spices. On the palate it’s deep, elegant and pure with fine grained tannins, excellent focus and delineation. But you can tell it wishes to resume its slumber. It often went back and forth from showing great fruit expression to then aromas of woodsmoke and savory herbs. But the herbal qualities are not at all off putting and just add to complexity. I would love to check in on this again with more bottle age. It is clear that it will have a lot to offer those with more patience than me. — 2 years ago
Absolutely delicious — 8 months ago
The 2012 Cathiard Aux Reignots (along with Malconsorts and Petits Monts, my favorite 1er cru Vosne vineyard), is much more masculine and dark fruited than the MG. Really a great side by side. There is some reduction and prevalent new oak, but there is just such depth and structure to this wine and it’s destined to live for the long haul. But unlike how reticent many 12’s can be right now, as the reduction dissipates, it offers a great deal of pleasure. Reignots is really a special vineyard. — a year ago
Initially pretty muted before a sufficient decant allows the sister’s magic touch to slowly be revealed. When it finally does come around, it shows superb delineation, balance, detail and finally does unfurl a wondrous bouquet. Fresh red and black fruit, exotic spice, and a touch of saline on the energized and mineral infused finish.
It shows good verve and signature MG elegance and purity. There is plenty of depth but what’s missing is the length and persistence you expect from this wine. In hindsight a pre-dinner decant would have served well, because the last pour was the best. Nonetheless, more time will allow for the palate to come around. — 2 years ago
Good quality - excellent on a daily basis. The wine is made with Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Syrah, Cabernet e some others red grapes. It is medium body and fresh on the palate. The tannin is firm but velvet and is in balance with the fruit. Can drink now: not suitable for ageing.
Tasted on 27/April/2022, in Alma Bistro - Patos de Minas/MG - Brazil. — 9 months ago
Good. Interesting body, fuller than some whites. The Verdejo and Sauv Blanc combo work well. Would buy again — 2 years ago