Vinaigrette salad with dried, dark cherries & caramelized walnuts calls for Pinot Noir. In fact, the wine needs the salad to really sing. Wine speaks deeply to the skin of the caramelized walnuts.
The one thing about Burgundy is you can get pre-ox, barnyard and VA. Here, you get just a touch of soft VA.
The palate is; round, lush darker fruits that are very ruby. Ripe & more extracted; blackberries, stewed black, plum, dark cherries, plum pudding, blueberries, black raspberries, dried cranberries, raspberries & strawberries on the way to fermentation. Moist clay, dry top soil, sludgy limestone, dark chocolate, notes of maple & brown sugar, dry herb, deeply grilled meats, dry & fresh tobacco, leather notes, oak powder, charcoal, forest floor, dark, tree sap, berry cola, blended black & red licorice, dark spices with a touch of heat, tea with sediment with candied, ruby, dark florals; dark, red, purple & blue florals. The acidity is round & beautiful. The finish is solid wire to wire, rich, lush, well knitted & balanced, sexy and persists endlessly.
Vincent Girardin in excellent vintages, like 2010, is one of my go to value producer for reds & blancs.
VA fades as you sip...salad assists as well.
— 6 days ago
Lustrous gold color. Spring flowers and citrus on the nose particularly grapefruit and tangerine. Bone dry, fine bubbles, vibrant and zesty with nice mineral flavors and a clean finish. Cheers to a new era in the White House and in our country￼! — 17 hours ago
Despite a slight reduction feeling, a magnificent wine very mineral driven, saline, with just enough roundness for a great balance, long linear finish, delicious.
Malgré une petite réduction encore présente, magnifique vin avec une salinité et une tension tranchante presque, tout en ayant une petite rondeur, belle finale linéaire et savoureuse, très équilibré et charmeur. — 4 days ago
A preferred house fir Corton Charlemagne and a favorite vintage from this house over the past decade. This bottle is spot on, in my humble opinion. Aromatics show tropical fruits of coconut, oak, acacia, and more. Mid palate of big bold resins and viscosity. Finish lasts more than a minute. Wish I had more bottles to pull out of the locker to enjoy!! — 7 days ago
First of four, didn’t decant it but it drinks perfectly straight away. It’s delicious. Matured but delicate fruit. Nothing overwhelming, mediums bodied and perfect complexity. Pure happiness on this Friday. — 6 days ago
Rich, round and intense while also showing great focus and purity. Showing really excellent now with minimal reduction, great power, concentration and precision. The ripe vintage is definitely evident, but there is just enough cut to keep it all in balance. And the balance and focus becomes even more evident as it unfurls in the glass and in the decanter. Ripe stone fruits, lemon-lime, white flowers, exotic spice and a touch of honeysuckle. Mineral infused finish with great length and tension. Dancer is a true star in Burgundy and I’m glad to find it on the terrific wine list at The NoMad Hotel! — 18 days ago
Date drank: Frebruary 2020
Region: Muscadet Sevre et Maine
Purchased from: Fountainhead
Distributor/Importer: SAP! Fountainhead Selections
Notes: Glu glu. Nicely balanced and great with white fish dish. Metamorphic rocks, gneiss type with two micas. Vines more 65 years old. Short pruning with 8-eye fruiting cane, organic and biodynamic for soil and vines. Hand harvested. Harvested sept. 30, 2013 35 hl/ha. . — 4 days ago
Chardonnay was crisp and had citrus favor of apples and pears. I usually don’t like Chardonnay as it’s too oaky for me, but this is un-Oaked. Went well with cheese and a roast chicken for an afternoon meal! I would buy again — 3 days ago