Haven’t had much (any?) Saint Amour before so not sure how it typically compares to other Cru Beaujolais. But this one at least is redolent with violets, tangy raspberry, cherries, blackberries, dried herbs and earth, with maybe a slight charred quality on the finish although that may just be the power of suggestion from the name of the lieu dit. Satin smooth, Burgundian texture — 12 days ago
Super happy Nicole opened her new tasting room in Aptos, highly recommend visiting.
— 23 days ago
St Aubin can be hit and miss. This is hit. The richness of this Aoc is tempered by the janotsbos mineral and acidic style.
Nose is densely mineral. Like dark stones if that makes sense. Some citrus oil. Very very nice.
Palate has that st Aubin richness. Dense. But balanced by dense minerality. Juicy. Long. Very good deliciousness. Amazing balanced juicy fruit. Blood orange peel. Minerals are more stream bed round stones. I’d make a haiku about them but I’ve had too much wine.
Very good 1er cru. Lacks elite complexity to be better than that but a spectacular drink. Other than jj morel in a good year (which is black magic good) best st Aubin I’ve had.
Bought from fass selections — 4 days ago
I think we sold this for under $23. What St. Joseph used to cost when I was coming up. Smoke, blueberry, blackberry, granite, spice and earth. Lovely nose. So so classic. Palate is juicy and super mineral. Lovely freshness and some slate like tannins. Good fruit soak and lovely hint of rusticity. Mineral. Really a mineral wine. I love this style. Good structure as well. Will improve for 5-6 years. Will update as it airs. Keeps changing. — 7 days ago
Classic expression displaying a harmonious balance between fruit and floral aromas, density and suppleness, power and finesse. This vintage seems to be in a great place for drinking now with an excellent concentration of fruit to support the briny mineral component. Palate-coating and generous in character, but showing great freshness and buoyancy. — 15 days ago
Drank 1/22/20. Very nice with lamb chops and a red wine reduction, but best to avoid anything sweet.
Scents of Blackberry, cassis, wet stones, tar, and just a hint of green bell pepper. Very dark on the palate, with blackfruit, tar, cocoa nib, and espresso. Very well balanced. Tannins are somewhat firm, with a long, dry finish. Give it at least a 30 min decant. Should hold at least 5 more years. A quality wine for sure.
4/21/8/4/4 +50 =91 pts. — 6 days ago