This 50-year anniversary special bottling of 07’ is hands down the best sparkling not named Champagne that I’ve tasted.
The nose reminisces a great BdB with pear, green apple, citrus (mainly lime) peel, white flower, brioche, and hint of seashell. Initial taste follows the nose, then come grapefruits, ginger spice, pie crust, and chalky minerals. The palate is broad, savory yet refreshing, with creamy mousse playing nicely with penetrating acidity.
A really profound bottle. — 14 days ago
Nose has aged character of deep woodsy soil tones, dead leaves, spice and a hint of framing oak. Tree bark, flaming embers, dark cherry, brooding and layered. Palate is gorgeous. Juicy and complex with a firm mineral spine but gets more plush after 45 minutes. 08 is a firm vintage as it is but I still love this wine in this vintage. It’s firm yet focused and so fresh and energetic. — 21 days ago
So good. This taste like a quality Saint Joseph combined with a top notch sour beer. Snappy red and blue fruit, purple flowers, soil, cured meat, and botanicals. Crisp acidity, and easy but noticeable tannins. A cloudy ruby red/magenta in the glass. Delightfully funky and wild. — 25 days ago
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
Amazing for the price, one of the best $20 and under bottles I’ve had in a while — 4 days ago