[Tasted on March 17, 2019 at Home]
Simple and enjoyable Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc from an excellent producer. Gooseberry, grapefruit, asparagus and a hint of minerality, with racy acidity. Good value Sauvignon Blanc. — 5 days ago
Screwed cap so thought better drink it. Grassy nose but balanced with stones and white fruits. Good balanced acidic lively palate and long finish. Went well with fried salted mackerel. Uni also. — 10 days ago
Wow. Now that is a great Sauvignon blanc. — 13 days ago
I bought nearly a case of this years ago. I’m guessing 5 plus years ago. I think I paid somewhere $16.99 - $19.99 a bottle and its proven to be a very good QPR steal. Sadly, my last bottle.
I found it in a box encased in styrofoam. It has been on the side floor of my garage at least that long. This Cremant was even better than I remember it despite its poor storage. I was expecting far less and was really only curious to see if it was still good. I will say it doesn’t get hot on the California Coast often but, I am surprised by how well its held up and even improved slightly.
This bottling represents to me how good of Cremant/Sparkling wine can be made in Burgundy and in the hands of a good producer. The climate and soils are not all that different than Champagne.
This Bourgogne Cremant was lively in the mouth. Good acidity. The body showed a lot of mousse. Bright lemon, lime, grapefruit, green apple, its taken on just some very light honey notes, beautiful, soft chalkiness with spring flowers. The finish was rich, delicious and lingered on the palate for minutes. Great with dessert and sipper to close out the night.
Photos of; Domaine Henri Boillot, some of his beautiful Chardonnay grapes, Owner/Winemaker-Henri Boillot and a wide shot of one of his vineyards. — 13 days ago
From the enigmatic Henri Bonneau who sadly passed away a few years ago. Winemaking now handled by his son. Medium to dark crimson. This is one of his lesser Cuvées after the legendary Celestines and then Marie Beurrier and is classified as NV. Stacks of Garrigue - the combo of Rosemary Thyme and loam - love CDP. Also a muted dusty raspberry note and after a few hours in the decanter a lovely floral perfume with liquorice notes. Silky and long. — 6 days ago
Generally not a fan of Nuit St Georges but this has changed my mind. Light tannic structure and acid but an interesting earthy finish — 8 days ago
An exotic and contemplative wine showing the exotic spice of a CHassagne with some of the minerality of a puligny Montrachet and a little of the the pitch perfect richness of a mersualt . Nose shows white flowers, calvados, Asian pear, lychee with a strong spine of dark minerals . On the palate a hint of dried mango all tied together with an undertone of exotic spices. Great texture, richness and finishes with lemon pith sensation and drying tannins that indicate plenty of runway — 31 minutes ago