Love it! Not a super long finish, but full of berries, baking spice, tobacco leaves (for sweetness), and cedar on the nose. — 18 days ago
Balanced and full. Perfect aging. — a month ago
Nicely made Saint-Emilion (75% Merlot/25% Cab Franc). Didn’t expect the wine to show as well as it did and punches well above its weight. Big and bold, this wine has great weight and depth. Finish is long and savory. Wish I had more than 2 bottles remaining. Probably at peak though doesn’t appear in danger of going downhill anytime soon. — 2 months ago
Wine Access — 3 months ago
First encounter of this southern France Grenache blend. Nice balance and good texture still. Roast duck, pork, all good. — a month ago
1990 vintage. An under the radar Pomerol, bought in 1961 by the grandfather of current owner Nathalie Despagne. He also owned La Tour Figeac in Saint-Emilion and La Rose Figeac is just across the Saint-Emilion border. The 4,56 hectare vineyard consists of 9 parcels (all within 500 m of each other) on gravelly sandy soils and is planted with Merlot (90%) and Cabernet Franc. My bottle had a near-perfect level and as the smell was a bit musty upon opening, but there was still good fruit in the mouth and the colour looked very solid, I took the risk to decant it. It turned out to be a wise decision as the wine evolved positively, even if the tannins remained a bit rustic. On the other hand it still has lively fruit and freshness, it is a testimony to the ageing potential of Bordeaux wines and an attractive food wine. Abv. 12,8% . — 2 months ago
I’m rolling with the punches after our weekly “no drink” fasting. Fridays take on a whole new meaning as a result.
Well balanced, lifted and a pure express of the varietal. Oak treatment is in the foreground, acidity is a little dumb, while hazelnuts and marzipan complete what is a tour de force. — 3 months ago