Thankful for generous friends. '13 Echezeaux is a super pretty example of Burgundy. Still a baby. Needed a bunch of air to express itself. High toned, red fruited with earth and spice. Feel like this has some incredible days ahead of it. Would love to revisit in a few years. — 20 days ago
2015, WV winemakers tell us, was the year everything went right. All of Durant’s 2015 Pinots seem proof of that. This one is the favorite. — 22 days ago
Here’s to a New Year — may it hold the promise of peace, health, joy, and wonderful, new adventures for you and your families.
There are no words that could fully express my sentiments regarding the year 2020 and all that it encompassed both personally and for our world. I am grateful to close this chapter. I look forward with hope and an open heart to all of the possibilities that lie ahead in 2021 and beyond.
Happy New Year to all! Now it’s time for an indulgent surf and turf moment with a ridiculously delicious wine pairing. @deked1 — 19 days ago
Beautiful nose of cherry fruit. Floral with sweet spices. Really lifted and bright nose. Killer. Awesome earth tones and huge breadth and scope. Keeps opening and opening. Enveloping aromas. Gorgeous palate with terrific energy and finesse. Sleek cherry fruit and wispy tannins and minerality that builds on the finish. Needs an hour or two to really express itself. Will be fun to follow. — a month ago
Legendary producer. Shortly after converting to biodynamic? Has a lean mineral energetic quality and while the energy is great and finish quite long and definitely not showing any of those 22 years in aged symptoms there is an opulence I really love in many Puligny 1er I have tasted and maybe expected some of that...nonetheless this is a beautiful style I feel just not worth the $300 for this bottle. Would much prefer invest in something I know will express a Puligny 1er opulence at 22 years and worth every penny. It’s okay it just seems it’s times at a value have passed. Still grateful to have this experience. Definitely one of the crowd faves and my own as well. — 22 days ago
No formal notes - dining with friends at a BYO Italian restaurant in Surfers Paradise. Interesting background story - this is made by Australian winemaker, Dave Fletcher, in the old Barbaresco train station. Dave is one of the chief winemakers at Ceretto. Ceretto allow him to make wine under his own label on the side. A well made correct medium bodied rendition showing red fruits and fine powdery tannins. A great match with Fettuccini Puttanesca. — 20 days ago
Another winning 2016 Barolo! Bold floral nose. Intense tannins settled down after a few hours of slow ox. Dark cherry, mineral, earth. Long lingering finish. Probably needs more time to express itself fully. — 24 days ago
Vintage 2014 | Sunday lunch aperitive. Beautiful chenin blanc that show all its characteristics. Colour with gold reflection. A smell with dried apricot, Turkish delight, hint of mango. Sweet taste with enough acidity to express elegance. In former days this used to be a white Anjou, now it is classified as Coteaux de l’Aubance. Hard working family François and Gwenaelle Hery, that operates in the shade of more well known vintners. — a month ago