Vintage 2019 | a favorite producer of mine. 100% Cabernet franc, vines 25 a 40 years old. Bio wine. It is so much fun to taste the difference between Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil and for example Saumur Champigny. Pop and pour. Frivolous raspberry bouquet, gains expression with aeration. It’s not the power that catches the eye, but finesse and elegance. Medium weight. Lovely now, paired with ostrich stew and mixed vegetables from the oven. Happy. — 6 days ago
This is a lot thicker than I expected in a French Pinot Noir. There is a little pasture in the nose and a hint of rubber ball that does faintly appear in the finish. Some flint as well buried beneath an unexpected amount of red currant jam. I would buy again when looking for a fuller bodied Pinot. — 4 months ago
12.5%. At 40bucks a bargain these days. Rough around the edges but otherwise a great wine with dark cherry notes, lime, back palate kaffir lime, tart, hint cigar box and a touch of herbs (my guess is some whole cluster), quite dark. I would suggest drink now with a decant. Quite smooth after some time (I hate this word). — 6 days ago
Tiled, translucent, color. Evolved nose made of dried flowers, pot-pourri, pheasant, gouache. Light airy bitter. Endless final, two hours later I still taste it. Superb.
Couleur tuilé translucide. Nez évolué fleurs séchées pot pourri, gibier, faisandé, gouache. Léger amer aérien bienvenue. Finale sans fin, deux heures après je le goute encore. Superbe. — 2 months ago
Drinking the ‘14 and it’s still too young and tight. But you know this is going to be amazing. Stemmy in mouf and barnyard (in a good way). Lay it down and expect great things. — 17 days ago
The word that comes to mind immediately is purity. One of the most pure, most honest champagnes I’ve tasted. Light yellow gold with effusive perlage. A sultry stream of bubbles and wonderful creaminess. The nose is a bit shy upon opening with a little apple, a little toffee, and a little mint. Soon the wine begins to truly blossom with fresh nectarines and subtle apricot. The brioche aromas are stately and buttered. Exquisite and exciting.
A collaboration between Dremont and Frederic Savart, very limited production with only 2512 bottles. With a dosage of only 2 grams, the acidity is quite high and zippy. Absolutely amazing purity and the terroir is positively shrieking here. A Blanc de Blancs from the Grand Cru villages of Avize and Oger and you can definitely feel that. Medium weight but is rich and feels substantial. This feels a bit like an event. Despite being primarily an entry level or a bit of a step above, this has real weight and substance to it.
The palate showcases whispers of what this could really be down the road. Really nice mouthfeel but a bit volatile at times. Plenty of pretty peaches and salinity. Pure Chardonnay characteristics of chalk and citrus abound here. Medium finish with the faint ghost of spice. This is really enjoyable today but try to hold it for a few years, if you can. — 3 months ago