Beautiful nose. Just so lifted and floral. Raspberry, black cherry, blueberry, pastille effect, herbal, an apothecary vibe in a medieval video game. Palate is lush and very 18. Soft and structured with black cherry and late season red cherries. Not showing much finesse yet but has great balance. Dynamite juiciness. Really engaging and fresh but still a little 18 itis. Ripe and juicy tannins with nice floral fruit notes. Let’s see where this goes.
This stayed the same and lost some focus. 18 Foillards mostly miss the mark — 10 days ago
Insane spices on the nose. Confectionery cherry fruit. Smells like a Gamay cotton candy machine. Palate is ripe and explosive. Shows some of the 18 “lack of focus” but is pure and linear as well. Was more focused in 17 and I presume 19. Juicy and clean. Doesn’t quite have that ethereal, compact quality it usually has. Also a hint of funk/barnyard on the nose. Showing a tiny bit of heat as well . — 17 days ago
A Syrah/Shiraz night. Elegant smoke and hint of cigar tobacco on the nose. Great legs on this one. With mouthfeel to match. Well rounded and juicy with a hint of acidity on the finish - which goes on and on. A lovely supper for a cool spring evening. — 4 days ago
Decided to give this one another go since I liked it so much last time. Didn’t detect as much cooking oil viscosity as last time but it’s still quite rich. Stimulating bouquet with layered scents of mixed red and black fruit (red cherry & plum, blackberry, fresh bramble), strong savory notes of aged leather, mushroom, game, and barnyard-y smells, spicy oak notes of cloves, cedar, and smoke… and I think I detect some anise seed and sandalwood? On the palate more red n black fruit together including red cherry, blackberry, and blueberry, notable black pepper lingering with smoothed out but grippy tannins on a medium finish. This would probably age well; still a fantastic value for a Friday night from Jura the Underdog — 19 days ago
Well aged in Magnum format. A very beautiful beaujolese vintage who pinotes as we like. Notes of grape variety: cherries, rose petals and iris.. Beautiful notes of evolution dried flowers, truffled, humus. The 2015 density and the evolving aerial nuances of gamay form a rich and refined bouquet. Very greedy. Interesting final for this type of wine.
Bienn vieilli en format Magnum. Un beau cru du beaujolais qui pinote comme on aime. Notes du cepage: cerises, griottes, pétales de rose et iris.. Notes d’évolution: fleurs séchées, truffées, humus. La densité de 2015 et les nuances évolutives aériennes du gamay forment un bouquet riche et raffiné. Très gourmand. Finale intéressante pour ce type de vin. — 9 days ago