Very drinkable, light red — 24 days ago
Nice bright reddish tawny, translucent. Exotic nose from the get go. Notes of strawberry and raspberry, rhubarb, Asian spice, some wood and some dark earth. Great texture and mouth feel. Builds with a few hours of air. In a great place but still young with more upside and can likely get more complex. — 2 months ago
Huh, who knew? It reminds me of the light cherry effervescence of McHenry, but a bit watered down and soda pop. Like pleasant drunky black cherry soda. — 20 days ago
2020 fall. Nice balance of mineral and fruit — a month ago
2010 Chenin Blanc from Savennières, Anjou-Saumur, Loire Valley, France.
This wine is deep gold. On the nose it has a medium(+) intensity of developing aromas. Aromas include primary notes of bruised apple, stewed and spiced pear, ripe apricot, golden raisin, and honeysuckle. Also tertiary notes of honey, marzipan, and walnut. On the palate, this is a dry wine. It has medium acidity, a full body, high alcohol, and medium (+) intensity in flavors. Flavors are consistent with the nose. The finish is medium (+). This is a very good wine. It may be consumed now but has potential for further aging.
We so enjoyed this, it really evolved in the glass after letting it breathe and reach closer to room temperature. Love the complexity, texture, and character.
Clos du Papillon, Savennières. Domaine du Closel. Vintage 2010. ABV 14.5%. — a month ago
Nice and smooth — 8 days ago
Final btl, and unarguably the best. On the nose: soft Gevrey earth, vanilla spice cake, wild strawberry and dried pomegranate molasses. On the palate: pitch perfect acidity, loads of raspberry, dried raspberry, cranberry, pomegranate, soft leather, dried herbs, the lightens up. Mature, but still a bit of primary hanging around...tannin completely attenuated on the juicy finish. Fantastic. — a month ago
Du lourd ! — a month ago