Tawny and translucent. Great nose right away. Notes of black cherry, slate, blueberries, iron and a little menthol. Rich and silky in the mouth. Some structure but soft and delicate too. Balanced and has a nice sweet fruit element. Just missing a little oomph in the finish. At peak and won’t benefit from more age. — 9 days ago
Had this last night with our salad course. If you’re looking for a wine that pairs with butter lettuce, golden apples, radishes, pistachios and a mustard vinaigrette, this is good choice. The high acidity handles the vinaigrette and the nice mineral back bone handles the mustard. It was a good even tug of war, wine and salad, which is an important element in any successful pairing.
It’s a fairly classic Sancerre Rosé. Some sweetness but not sugary or syrupy at all. Strawberries, watermelon, Rainer cherries, light citrus notes, pink roses, nice medium minerals, beautiful chalkiness, well done acidity, beautiful balance and nice polished finish.
Happy Birthday Hedy & Christina, as well, special thanks to Christina for cooking a very nice dinner and hosting.
Photos of; Domaine Franck Millet, dormant vineyard in the Loire Valley, Owners-Franck & Betty Millet and one of their beautifully manicured vineyards. — 21 days ago
Deliciously savory with a minty and ferrous quality, the 2012 Cote de Baleau comes across as refined and quite classy for its price point particularly. Leather through the finish and a dried petals element coming at the end. It was especially tasty with a home made stew for a cool winter’s evening. — a month ago
Delicious! Had this with an oyster tasting and it matched up with the briny element perfectly. — 7 days ago
Harmonious, big, a kind of savory herbal element. Easy to drink. Still fairly young. — 5 days ago
Lovely Rosso. So vibrant and energetic. Very mineral. Very sour cherry and mid to early season cherry and baking spices on the nose. Very aromatic. Good wet earth mineral element as well. Palate has sweet sour cherry fruit, elegant tannin, rustic charm, nice depth and balance and very juicy. Delicious. — 21 days ago
This is very good. Restrained class. Pure, concentrated but not heavy. Plumb, brambles, and some spice on the nose. Quite rich and sweet on the front palate - plumb, black fruit, savoury spice. But then a sour peppery element kicks in which carries the pure fruit through to a long finish. — 22 days ago