Nose dark black-red fruits, smoke, The palate, cherry, balsamic notes. Drinking quite well — 8 days ago
3 hour decant (plenty of chunky/fine sediment). A prodigious inky dark magenta color. On the nose: blackberry, cedar, floral, pine, currants, and vanilla toast. Taste: A smooth, balanced medium plus body wine with blackberry, chocolate, earth, cigar box, and a minerally dark cherry long dry finish. DUCRU...still a 13% alc old world style treat. — a day ago
Needs 30 minutes.
Nose is apricot, some elegant richness.
Palate is elegant apricot, a hint of apricot. Elegant richness. Almost some apricot pit. Some spice.
A wine from a random place that is very distinctive and also very well made.
Bought from gm fass selections. — 11 days ago
This is quite a bit more accessible at this point than I expected, even without a decant. The “typicity” factor is very high - olives, some earth, some meat, maybe the slightest hint of some green notes. Excellent acid and medium tannins - nice with pork chops. Delicious. — 4 days ago
2018 vintage. This estate was bought by Jacky Lorenzetti in 2007 and the investments are paying off (see also the spectacular quality improvement at their Pauillac estate Pédesclaux). While previous vintages featured a majority of Merlot, this 2018 is a blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37%. Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot. This might very well be the best vintage to date for Lilian Ladouys in a year where Jacky's daughter Manon joined the business. She is highly devoted to organic farming and the Lorenzetti estates are now officially in conversion to organic. Moreover, Lilian Ladouys was promoted to "Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel" status in 2020. An estate to watch and the wines are very affordable too at around 20 euros. Classic nose with ripe cassis and cedar wood, intertwined with a fresh minty aroma. In the mouth the fruit is concentrated and layered with amazing freshness and a solid ripe tannin structure that make the alcohol (abv. 14,5%) go unnoticed. Long mineral finish. Highly recommended. Still very young, give it time to open up or decant. Should age beautifully for at least 15 years. — 13 days ago
Blue and dark fruit with menthol, violets and slight notes of caramel and liquorice. That vivid and lush fruit is on thenpalate as well, a rich and full texture, envelopping and agreeable tannins make this wine approachable and impressive for that price, even if it’s not a grand right bank name.
Fruits noirs et bleus au nez, menthol, violettes et des notes légères de caramel et réglisse. En bouche ce fruit mur et éclatant se manifeste tout autant, une texture assez riche, pleine et des tannins enrobants et agréables. Impressionnant pour le prix sans être grand. 90-91 — 2 days ago
Revisiting an appellation whose wine I haven’t tried for years: Saint Aubin. The Pitangeret lieu-dit straddles the border with Chassagne, overlooking en Remilly and is classified a premier Cru. This 2017 by Dom. Paul Pillot (headed up by the young Thierry) is a commendable wine from an exciting producer. The wax seal makes for an attractive bottle.
Burnt butter and lime peel dominate the nose, with toasty oak, wet stone, struck match and after two hours’ air a little toffee.
The palate is gorgeous, very taut, direct and vibrant, with a juicy core of lime juice, granny Smith apple, Meyer lemon, finishing with medium length and a touch of vanilla. At around £35, this is a good value Burg that I’ll look out for again.
— 6 days ago
Been looking forward to trying this producer for a while now. This was insanely concentrated and unfortunately the alcohol was very present. Could have been bottled yesterday. Probably need decades and I cant ever see it reaching its 100 point rating.
Served with coffee glazed short ribs and pomme puree. — 9 hours ago