Impulse buy at Cellar D’Or; had read Fixin is emerging as a good QPR appellation. Thought I had been burned, extremely closed when I popped it. (Also young, I know.) However, not 20 min later and it sprang to life. Nose is very faint, but taste is silky, mildly acidic, some undefinable to me berry under the tannin. Definitely will want to revisit one in a few years. — a day ago
Beautifully dense Pinot noir from Fixin. Need to buy more of this and hold onto it for a bit. — 8 months ago
I've said this time and again - I love Amelie's wines, but I guess it's time to stop... since Nicolas has now joined the estate. What a dream team! Amelie's Rousseau-like touch on the wines, with Nicolas' DRC-emboldened viticulture skills. I love Berthaut-Gerbet!
The 2015 Clos Vougeat is the first vintage of this wine. Got this straight from the domaine and was planning to keep it around a little longer, but I got tempted. Plus I wanted to share my love for Berthaut-Gerbet with a good friend.
Sure it's practically murder, but gawd, it's so pleasurable. The bouquet was filled with red and dark berries, rose and sweet spice. Palate's so rich, yet energetic. Oak, seamless. Texture, supple. Finish, endless with an underlying minerality. The wine was just vibrating with energy. A fine and pure example of CV. So glad this showed so well, given how lots of 15' red Burgs have just shut right down. — 2 months ago
Subtle notes of sandalwood, nail polish, ripe red/dark cherries and call me crazy, but roasted granolas with raisins. Regal nose and seductive. Reminded me of George Noellat and Felettig. Ripe and relatively high heat on palate indicated a ripe year hence 2015. Long finish! — a year ago
BEAUTIFUL WINE — 6 months ago
At this point... the alcohol is kicking in. Someone mentioned blue currant, wet soil. Flashy and attractive nose with lots of blue/red fruits. — a year ago