Opaque violet color. Highly fragrant cherry and dark berry preserve and olive aromas show outstanding clarity and are complemented by smoky mineral and spice accents. Deeply pitched blackcurrant and bitter cherry flavors convey a suave blend of power and finesse; a pastille flourish adds complexity. Shows impressive energy and mineral thrust on an impressively long, youthfully tannic finish that leaves behind notes of candied flowers and juicy dark berries. One-third whole clusters this vintage. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2022)
— a month ago
Final meal in Paris. I had read about Anthony Bourdain liking this place because of its simplicity and perfectly cooked meat. (Apparently one of his favorites in Paris). Great meal to close our week in Paris, especially if you like fire grilled meat as much as we do.
The Diane de Belgrade was a textbook Bordeaux. I liked it even more after a bit of time in the glass. This wine is also a reminder that even simple bottles can be amazing. @Robert et Louise in Le Marais. — 2 months ago
Blend of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon. Interesting wine based on the fact that age has really mellowed it. Nose features violets, asphalt, Forrest Floor with a note of dark cherry/cassis fruit. Dark berry fruit is muted on the pallet with hints of dark chocolate. Soft tannins on the medium finish. Austere. — 2 years ago
Produced of the fruit of young Crozes-Hermitage Syrah vines. Unoaked. Bright red color. Aromas of red fruit, herbs, bacon and a hint of barnyard that blew off quickly. Pallet is lush with red and blue berries, red cherry and plum. Touch of black pepper on the medium finish. Pleasantly tart. Fresh tasting with a high level of acidity and smooth tannins. Thank You, Uncle Tom! — a month ago
Wonderful olive notes and classic — 2 months ago
Paris 🥩 🍟 — 3 months ago
Honey and almonds. Classic and wonderful at 12 years old. August 2022. — 6 months ago
Pale yellow in color with a fruity nose.
Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity.
Dry and very fruity on the palate, with a nice mouthfeel.
Showing limes, lemons, light earth, light wood, green and yellow apples, light vanilla, herbs, spices, pears and white pepper.
This 7 year old Chardonnay is drinking very nicely now. Nicely balanced and feels much younger than it is.
47 years ago, this wine won the Judgment of Paris competition, and it is still showing great quality.
Spicy and entertaining. Elegant and fruity. Great by itself as a sipping wine.
I've had a few vintages of this Chardonnay, and it definitely gets better with bottle time. Consistently good and delicious now.
100% Chardonnay grapes were aged in French Oak barrels for 10 months.
13.6% alcohol by volume.
$60 (current vintage). — 24 days ago
Enjoyed 2020 vintage in Paris on August 18, 2022 — 6 months ago