Medium purple hue, almost transparent but not quite. Some visible residual sugar/sediemnt on the glass. The nose is packed with ripe cherry, strawberry, raspberry, some tertiary soil and earthy scents. A delight on the pallet with perfectly ripe red berries; followed by dried mushroom, earthy minerals, and an intense acidic finish. This is ultra smooth, light bodied, dry and fully acidic. It has harmonious mouthfeel however, with complex highs and lows, which are truly captivating.
Must say this is, absolutely, the best Beaujolais I’ve ever tasted. Paired with pan seared Alaskan Halibut on a butter habanero sauce. Follow on IG@ermitan.iv for more. Cheers. — 3 days ago
Fresh medicinal funk. Wolf berry. A funky tomato leaf and pink peppercorn aroma, maybe a bit reduced at the start. But then this is all screamingly fresh red fruit and acid on the palate. Silky texture. Pointed but voluptuous. Still a little tannic! Still young! Delicious. — 5 days ago
Although this Hervé Souhaut wine is made from the Gamay grape, it isn’t a Beaujolais. ☝️ Rather, it’s from the Rhône Valley of France, produced from land in the hills of the Northern Ardeche near the appellation of St. Joseph, which is famous for its Syrah-focused red wines. 🇫🇷 🍇
👁 This unfiltered and organically-produced wine is pale purple with pink rim variation and noticeable haze.
👃 On the nose this wine has a medium intensity of youthful aromas that include ripe red cherry, 🍒 bright raspberry, banana, wild strawberry, 🍓 dried lavender, cinnamon, crushed stone, and ever-so-delicate savory and meaty notes.
👄 On the palate this wine is dry; it has medium acidity, a medium body, medium alcohol, medium tannins, and medium intensity in youthful flavors consistent with the nose.
👏 This is the definition of an easy-drinking, gulpably delicious, and food-favorable wine. We are loving the layers of this wine that may be mistakable for a Beaujolais but for the delicate nuances most likely attributable its Rhône Valley provenance.
Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet, La Souteronne, 2018, 12.5% ABV, Vin de Pays, Rouge made from Gamay.
Thank you, @petervars @thomasliquors for the introduction to this producer. Excited to try the Syrah next time 👍 — 8 days ago
Really a delicious Beaujolais. I know this is too young, but with a couple more in storage I was excited to try one. Decanted 5 hours. So much pure fruit, both on the initial cork pop and after several hours. A perfect pairing with a roast chicken and some maitake mushrooms caramelized in the chicken fat. Definitely meaningful tannic structure, can certainly see how this would be a 9.4+ in a couple years. — 10 days ago
After spring cleaning all day yesterday i wanted a wine i knew would be totally delicious. A job for cru Beaujolais! This one exceeded expectations. I think it’s drinking perfectly right now. Lots of raspberries backed by lavender and autumn leaves and spice. — 10 days ago
Nose has ripe blackberry, ripe raspberry, crushed black cherry, wet leather, crushed sandstone or old terracotta pots and end of season rose.
Palate has ripe cherry, dehydrated cranberry, ripe raspberry, dried blueberries, dried tart cherry with fine tannins and a long finish.
1500ml, why open two bottles when one will do? Decanted 4H, much more time appreciated. We love how slowly this format ages, it's like one-half speed. 👍
Solid pairing tonight with 'Georgian Chicken'; (local) chicken thighs with dry rub, seared in cast iron then simmered/baked in a walnut/cilantro/serrano/tomato paste sauce, finished with pomegranate seeds & pomegranate vinegar drizzle. — 5 days ago
Such a good wine from Thivin. Maybe 50 year old vines, so middle aged. Awesome depth. Grapey, snappy, cherry, so classic. Smells like it’s bursting. And it is, blueberry, black cherry, sour cherry all form a symphony of cherries and crunch hard. Beautiful purity and freshness. A great vintage for this wine. Textured and juicy. Ripe and generous tannin suggests 5-8 years of life ahead of it. Extraordinarily long finish. — 6 days ago