The aromatics show fresh red berries, strawberries, some spices and a floral aspect to it as well. Delicious and fresh palate, juicy, medium bodied, the strong acidity balanced by the silky and rounded tannins. Beautiful and very Burgundian style.
Un nez agréable et aromatique de fruits rouges frais, des fraises et un aspect floral et épicé. Une bouche fraîche, juteuse, gourmande, acidité appuyée mais équilibrée par des tannins assez souples et de belle texture, un vin de soif mais avec de la profondeur et de la substance. — 4 days ago
I followed the instructions on the bottle & have this a few hours of slow ox. The nose is full of flowers, almond notes & fresh ripe berries. Darker berries on the palate with some higher tones across the finish. Ethereal weight, with ample structure. This is old school wine which ages beautifully and a producer I should drink more often.
— 9 days ago
The final St. Aubin from the master. He’s hanging it up and it makes me sad. What a nose. Just the most inviting white burg one can imagine. It smells like a scene in nature. Some herbs. Some forest. Some moss. Some soil. Some stones. Some green apple. A medley of spice fights through after a few minutes. More green apple. Middle eastern spices like cardamon, curry and clove. Maybe white pepper as well. The palate delivers and more on the promise of the nose. Amazing power and depth. Prodigious sap and purity. Dreamy but substantial structure. Terrific length and texture. So so long and intensely mineral. What a wine. Each sip is a total experience. Outstanding. Will age 15+ years. Has serious density and structure. — 5 days ago
What a nose. Girard killed 18. Ripe, soppy ebullient mid to late season red cherries that are so clearly defined one cannot believe it. Ridiculous. Under all that is terrific potent sous bois and minerality. What a nose. Smoke. Minerals and so so bright. Nuanced and detailed. A “why I love” burgundy nose. Gorgeous wet moss. So so alluring. 9.4/9.5 nose. What a palate. Amazing fruit quality and such awesome, clearly defined cherry fruit. Such elegance and polished, ripe sweet tannins. It’s opulent and elegant at the same time. This has structure to burn as well and will age 15+ years. Terrific energy and sweet fruit. Best Serpentieres I’ve ever had from Girard. — 3 days ago
This is good. I’ve been having such a bad run with Beaujolais, I’ve had three bottles in a row that were overwhelmed with goût de souris. I needed to open this to remind myself.
Pink and purple flowers, black licorice, very sappy with delicate pepper atop bright purple fruit. Very pure, the acid melds perfectly into a spicy palate and subtle structure. A little riper than ideal for my palate but still fresh. — 19 hours ago
What a nose. A knockout. So complex. So floral. Beautiful pure and detailed cherry fruit. Elite florals. Roses and violets. Wet moss. Just out of hand. So clear. So well defined. Amazing stoniness that props up all the other aromas. A stoney base if you will. Superb mint/tree bark/sous bois triple play. Wow. Really tremendous clarity here. Mesmerizing. Hypnotizing. Palate is so so concentrated and super pure. The depth is crazy. Amazing purity and elegance. Sick tiny berry fruit intensity. All the darkest red cherries in a bowl of very dark cherries. The palate impact and layered off the wall concentrated fruit is the story here. Wow. Some of the best fruit I’ve ever had in a GirardSappy and dense and really coats the palate and has amazing staying power. Just sick. So so sick. What an outrageous bottle of Girard. This has length for days upon days. So long. So pure. Fruit is just insane. If this had more elegance it would be a 9.5. It’s 9.489 really. — 3 days ago
Nose starts off quiet. But then slowly unfurls. Insanely perfumed. Gorgeous. White flowers, green apples, intense crushed rocks, so pure, so lifted. Palate is just so complete. Balanced like it is vibrating on it’s own plane. Elegant and super pure with a big mineral core. Showing only green apple skin fruit at the moment. But mega juicy and bright with terrific structure. The final one and it’s as great a swan song as I’d ever want. Salty and much longer that it should be finish. Terrific depth and concentration. Truly the sum of its parts wine. There is a completeness and uniqueness to this wine that is a direct result of the sum of its parts that I’ve never seen reproduced anywhere in Burgundy. — 5 days ago
The upper class of Morgon. My guilty pleasure! Dense and deep fruity. Rich and nuanced aromatic range. A pleasure wine accessible now that will age in a Burgundy style within 5-8 years .. the distance between the two being the point of balance that fascinates my taste buds the most.
La classe supérieure du Morgon !
Fruité dense et profond. Gamme aromatique riche et nuancée. Vin de plaisir accessible dès maintenant qui vieillira dans un style bourguignons d’ici 5-8 ans.. la distance entre les deux étant le point d’équilibre qui passionnent les plus les papilles. Mon pêché mignon ❤️ — 9 days ago
One of the finest sites in all of SLB. Always needs age. What a nose. Just dizzying. 2018 is so good in the so called “B” villages. Nose is deep. It’s floral. Dark red roses and violets. Late season cherry fruit and also black cherries. Almost kirsch in it’s intensity. What a palate. A monster. Nuanced, clear and detailed. So deep, so fresh, so concentrated. Amazing purity and sappy red and black cherries. Powerful and also elegant. Sappy. Such nice acid and freshness has an electricity to it despite its ripeness. Wow. Exhilarating is the best word. Terrific inner mouth aromas and sweet, ripe velvety and substantial tannins. The mineral drive throughout this wine is amazing right now but some of that will meld into fruit as this ages. This needs 5 years and then oh boy. — 3 days ago
Entry-level cuvée by one of the great artisans of natural wine in Beaujolais. Not as complex and long on the palate as his two admirables Brouilly, or Eau-Vive; but for its price ... It is a beautiful gourmet bottle with this explosive fresh floral bouquet on the nose (Lily, Rose, Iris, Peony). The mouth is sparkling, bringing a very greedy crunchy fruitiness. To drink in its youth. A lot of pleasure
Cuvée d’entrée de gamme par l’un des grands artisans du vin nature en Beaujolais. Pas aussi complexe et long en bouche que ses deux admirables Brouilly, ou Eau-Vive; mais pour son prix... C’est une belle bouteille gourmande avec ce bouquet floral frais explosif au nez (Lys, Rose, Iris, Pivoine). La bouche est perlante, apportant un fruité croquant très gourmand. A boire sur sa jeunesse. Beaucoup de plaisir. — 7 days ago