MDT side by side I’ve always wanted to do! 😍
Vincent Dauvissat “Montée de Tonnerre” 2013- The first vintage of Dauvissat’s MDT, with just 2 barrels made and incredibly minuscule amounts making its way overseas. It’s super giving, seamlessly balanced and finely detailed showing a complex array of yellow fruit, lilies, wildflower honey and hazelnut with lemony acids and a stony minerality. It continued to gain volume and focus with air. A true competitor to Raveneau’s 2013 MDT, if not the wine I actually found myself ultimately savoring. It’s just in a great place and very ready to drink. — 9 days ago
After having the 2014 Clos just a couple weeks back, it was nice to be able to have the Preuses close in time and compare the two. Both equally as stunning in their own ways, the 2014 Preuses may be even more seamless at this point in time. Its energy and intensity radiate on the palate showing tremendous power and drive. There’s the craveable crushed oyster shell minerality and sea spray salinity that’s complimented with an intense citrusy fruit expression and a lemony acid spine. Opens up beautifully in the decanter over the course of the meal continuing to show how terrific the vintage was for Dauvissat and Chablis. Totally built for the long haul but fantastic now as well. — 17 days ago
Fait de 84% de Pinot Noir et cela se reflète dans le verre, un beau Champagne avec une belle vinosité sans excès, des notes de poires, un peu de crème pâtissière, bulles moyennement fines, c’est crémeux et de bonne longueur, pour le prix très bien. 90-91
84% Pinot Noir, nice balanced and delicious Champagne, good freshness, creamy, touch of pastry, very good for the price. — 9 days ago
Sleek and dark; stallion-esque. Herbaceous nose boasting rosemary, cardamom, light bay, rich river soil, cocoa shell. Lovely dip into licorice and ripest black currant; graphite threaded seamlessly throughout. Mint circulating through s complex and fulfilling presentation. High theatre. .
#ChateauLatour #Grandcru #firstgrowth #firstgrowthbordeaux #bordeaux #leftbank #leftbankbordeaux #pauillac — 14 days ago
Un Auxey-Duresses Les Hautées 2016 de JM Vincent que j’ai trouvé bien, avec des arômes de miel et de fruits jaunes, une certaine richesse et largeur qui domine l’acidité un peu trop. Me semblait meilleur en jeunesse. 88-89
A nice bottle, some yellow orchard fruit and honey, the palate is dominated by the richness and roundness vs a backward acidity, not bad but was better in it’s youth if my memory serves me right.
— 3 days ago
Light canary gold color. Youthful and bright in the glass. Great Chablis nose. Notes of apricot, honey, Kimmeridgian white clay, wet river stone, citrus and some tan spice. Gave it 4 hours of air in a decanter and every minute of it was needed for the wine to develop its sensory experience. Bottles in this condition should have at least 2 decades of enjoyment in front of them. — 12 days ago
Elegant Pinot Noir with notable cherry, pomegranate, cranberry, violet, anise, black licorice, nutmeg, clove, leather, wet earth, mushroom notes.
It is complex, balanced, and has intense aromas and flavors. It is still young and has years ahead that will enhance the complexity with tertiary aromas and flavors.
Louis Latour, Aloxe-Corton, 1er Cru, Les Chaillots, Vintage 2014, ABV 13.5% — 14 days ago
[Tasted on December 6, 2021 at Wally’s in Las Vegas]
Apple, minerality, apricot, melon, butterscotch hint of lime steely graphite steely minerality hint of smoke — 2 days ago