The first of a bracket of 7 Grand Cru Whites from the 2016 vintage last Saturday. We knew the lineup but not the order they are served in. My notes - Quite exotic ripe notes for a Chablis (as it turned out) - honeyed peach. Great intensity on the nose - loved the nose. A few of the tasters marked it down for what they saw as botrytis. I thought it added interest. Possibly my favourite wine of the bracket. — 3 days ago
Too young. But soooooooooioo good. Oh my god good. Needs 2 years but with a 1 hour decant INSANE.
Nose licorice flower. Condensed god’s perfume Let me die now good.
Palate is perfect. Dense but volnay Dense. Lilac concentrate. So juicy. So dense. So Sweet. Wine if the year quality. Vaporizing a 98 latour.
A WOW wine. In2 years will be. A god wine.
Bought from fass selections. — 4 days ago
Nice regal gold hue. Amazing pit fruit and wet stone nose. Plus notes of apricot, white clay soil, salty ocean breeze and some Raveneau honey on the finish. Rich and powerful in the mouth. Coats the palate with lots of fruit and fine grained acidity. I’ve had this a few times and this was at its best. Great Raveneau at age 30 is an amazing treat. — 20 days ago
Initially this shows some sulphur notes, swirling causes it to blow off, so, so rich and complex flavors, intense stony and mineral notes show into the very long finish, just a fantastic Les Clos Chablis!! — 5 days ago
Zinny the dog wonders why I’m drinking something other than his namesake. Well, PN goes better with a ham, potato, and cheese gratin, buddy. Nose is sweetly musky, with cherry ooze fruit and crushed stone as well. In the mouth it’s very soft and velvet-textured. Decent acids and a savory flavor profile. Good length. Hard to quibble with this as a damn fine entry level Burg. — 16 days ago
Very pretty Vouvray from the cellar. Not massive and probably a little past its prime but still drinking really nicely... high tone perfume, honeyed, confectionary and granitic. A bit oxidized but this marries nicely with the bit of residual sugar, the silky texture and firm acidity of the Loire Chennin. — 18 days ago
En magnum. After the painfully mineral 13' Vaillons from Raveneau, this just didn't find much love from the group. It wasn't lacking in anyway though. In fact, as JT puts it, this had grand cru concentration and length. The wine begs for air, which we promptly gave it, but it never really opened even after a day of exposure. Oddly, it went from muted (nose) to slightly oxidised across that period. Expected? In spite of this, there's much to love about the wine - Round and generous body with plenty of acidity. Citrus fruit, lanolin, spiced nuts, and chalky minerality. Undeniably length. — a month ago