Star bright gold. White flowers and honeyed stone fruit on the nose and fleshy, full-bodied palate. Lengthy, layered finish adds anise and white pepper. Medium acidity; somewhat higher than what you’d get in the New World. It checks all of the white Rhône boxes — complexity, body, aromatics — and does so with aplomb. The Viognier to drink when you don’t want to spring for Condrieu. Drink by 2024. — 4 days ago
Bright ruby center and violets on the rim. Medium viscosity. On the nose, I found ripe cherries, blueberries and hints of blackberry followed by smoky meat, spices and finally some mineral tones. Multilayered aromas and obvious complexity coming through. On the palate, confirmed these and also picked up bacon and chocolate’y tones. Tannins were very much there, but in balance with acidity and alcohol. Finish was long and savory. Outstanding Syrah that will continue to get better over the next 5-10 years. — 2 months ago
There was just a suggestion of Selosse that comes to mind when tasting this; and when I say this, I'm thinking about that complex interplay of ripeness, oxidation, and oak in these wines. In typical Selosse fashion, I believe this cuvée will roll some eyes too in a blind, for better or worse. Rich autolytic and oxidative notes, gentle oak, along with ripe savory Pinot fruit, balanced by searing acidity and flinty minerality - what we have here is a deliciously intriguing wine. Notably, no ladybug in sight despite the vintage. — 5 months ago
Nice pepper. Smooth and simple wine. Good but not excellent. — 16 days ago
an amazing champagne of craftsmen. Unfiltered with a remarkable symptomatic deposit of living wines. Greedy nose tangerine and peach, white Porto or Madeira notes, a touch of bitter orange. The palate is very digestible and suggests respectful vinification with little sulfur; it is a real wine that can be enjoyed on its own as well as as an accompaniment to petit four, fish, and even a dessert with orange or tangerine. — 5 months ago
Tasty, easy drinking! — 18 days ago
Study time 🤓 🍇!! Exploration of Syrah / Shiraz — from Barossa Valley, Australia to Northern Rhône, France to Central Coast, California — with @win_tries_wine and @deked1 on a Saturday afternoon.
JV Fleury, Crozes-Hermitage, Northern Rhône, France. Vintage 2017, ABV 13%. Black currant, black cherry, pomegranate, dark chocolate, clove, leather, game, tar, wet hay, powerful barnyard and Brett notes. Medium + intensity, medium tannins, acidity, and finish. Rustic and savory. #jvfleury #crozeshermitage — 3 months ago