The bouquet on the '07 Gourt de Mautens is intense, both sweet and savory, lifting from the glass with a dark wave of purple-tinged florals, black currant, fig paste, exotic spice, black olive, and crushed stone minerality. On the palate, the expression changes from earthy and savory to velvety and extroverted, yet with undeniably elegance, boosting incredible depth and richness to it's black fruit with a tug of brisk acid and hints of residual tannin creating a tactile feel. The finish is long, and I mean long, with sweet tannin lingering beneath notes of blackberry, dried plum, and spice, yet somehow still mouthwatering and fresh. What a wine!!! — 8 days ago
My favorite Gigondas in the world. From 110 year old vines and a sick old school estate. Sick nose. Super sick nose. Herbs, cherry liquer, blackberry, so many herbs, insane depth and layering, loam, mineral, just sick. So so good. In a great place. Palate is a dream. So creamy and resolved with super melty tannins. Such freshness and depth. Creamy, stoney with so much old vine Grenache fruit. So long. Inner mouth aromas so good. So precise. Just sick. Super stoney finish. The fruit is black raspberry, cassis, so much and so focused. — 24 days ago
Another blockbuster Tavel from Morderée. The 2018 is as delicious as it gets and this is tasting better in 2020 than it did on arrival last year. I’d always attributed the unique zesty and pungent flavors in this wine with the tiny amounts of uniquely Tavel blending grapes... perhaps that remains true, but this wine is mostly Grenache 60%, with Cinsault/Syrah/Mourvèdre at 10% each, and Clairette/Bourboulenc at 5% each. Whatever the blend, they’ve nailed this one. Sadly, it’s quite pricey at over $30. Now if I could locate some LaFond in my area, we could crown a Tavel champion, but this one will be hard to beat. — 5 days ago
Slightly dry, drunk chilled withe Mexican. Mom, Kathy, and myself liked it. Carol did too. — 13 days ago
A magazine I used to love, one of the early editions I owned from September 2014 pictured above. Found it on an old bookshelf from when I shipped boxes and boxes of books to my parents home. Not sure how Monocle’s doing these days. I do wish I was 23 again, though.
Very pleasant aroma, similar to Vacqueyras appellation reds, but less peppery, more nuanced and smooth fragrances of peaches and rose petals.
Bouquet matches the flavor profile. Absolutely beautiful mouthfeel, silken and luxurious. Berry medley compote, slight black currant spice kick but not too much, vanilla, and essence of mint.
Lovely. Might as well be at a French monastery enjoying a Spring breeze. This would be great with lamb or ripe, creamy cheeses. — 24 days ago
Reading Cork Dork. So far, it’s captivating.
Rich, dense, perfume of leather, pumpkins, and cinnamon.
Sweet licorice and blackberry compote right at the forefront. Followed by a juicy berry mid palate and a kick of garam masala and red pepper flake spice right as you’re setting the glass down.
A medium to high acidity, a bit much for this composite of flavor profile, but it still works — probably needs a bit of age. Pretty solid overall. — 3 days ago
For $13.00 🤷🏼♂️, More than half Viognier, with the balance rounded out by Roussanne, Bourboulenc and just 2% Grenache Blanc, t
Definitely a case buy for the summer,
Seriously don’t know what white this is, says Blanc on K&L where I bought it, but doesn’t show up on delectable..
Way too many Guigal listed — 7 days ago