Thus afternoon's wine that I picked-up yesterday is the 2015 Domaine Tollot-Beaut Chorey-Les-Beaune Pinot Noir. What a beautiful wine to start the weekend off with.
I am totally loving the aromatics on this wine. There are beautiful notes of strawberry, cranberry, cherry, hibiscus, clove, mushroom, rose petal, light campfire smoke and forest floor.
On the palate there is tart cherry, cranberry, raspberry, clove, mint, spice, mushroom and an earthy forest floor.
This wine is medium to full bodied with a silky smooth mouthfeel and a mouth watering medium + acidity and medium to plus medium fine mouth coating tannins that move right into a long fresh red fruit finish. What I really love about this wine is it has a wonderful purity about it and is extremely well balanced. I hope everyone's weekend is a good one. Please stay healthy and safe and ee will get through this together. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 3 days ago
Nose has fresh/bright cherry, spent espresso grounds, blackberry, moist-chocolate muffin, drying garden soil after a rain and ripe black cherry.
Palate has ripe black cherry, ripe black currant, plum skin, moist soil, pure and complex, evolving with each sip. Great tart acidity with smooth, but notable tannins, youthful. Very pleasurable to drink.
The second of several 2014 La Pousse d'Or bottles we acquired late in 2019. This, as expected needs another 8-12+ years (2030+) to show its truer self.
Paired with well-rendered, Moulard duck breasts with a blueberry/veal demi-glace/wine sauce and our newly dug, boiled potatoes with butter and garden herbs. Nothing better than a new potato from our garden, I could almost eat them raw!
Cork pulled ~10h prior, to allow for a slow oxygenation in a cool cellar space. Decanted another +2h afterwards. — 8 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. — 11 hours ago
Silly great nose. Subtle spices, elegant apples, brown sugar, glorious mineralic spices, pear flesh and green apple skins, even jellied apples, so complex and haunting. Smells so harmonious and complete. The nose is also harmonious and orb like which is what 18 is so good at. Amazing spice and complexity on the palate and big acidity. Highest acidity of any Chavy 18 so far. Incredible inner mouth salinity, like the most gorgeous salt placement on one’s palate ever then straight into just absolutely crazy complexity and freshness. What energy and straight as an arrow. The purity is top notch. The finish just dissipates and the harmony is so gorgeous. What a finish. Minutes at least. Amazing amount of material on the palate and subtle concentration. So saline and juicy. Incredible. — 7 days ago
The third in a string of white burgs all acquired from the Don Stott Sotheby auctions. This was notably darker than the previous two bottles. Some oxidation on the nose, with notes of candied lemon, brown sugar and some iodine. With air, there's some desirable citrus and leesy notes that come on. And while the oxidative note in the nose is noticeable, when you taste the wine you are hit with a ton of acidity that says this bottle is in no way over the hill. In fact as the wine took on more air, the nose took on typical old Ramonet notes including the mint and wet stones attributes. The acidity and power lasted for about an hour and then some decline happened. Pretty damn good juice and on other nights this probably would have been the favorite white. (Bday 5 of 13) — 8 days ago
A great wine. Nose is god like mineral perfume. Crushed rocks. Lime zest. So mineral. Wafting. Confectionary lime rock candy. Layered. Palate is dense and chewy with terrific elegance and superb structure and concentration. Amazingly pure. Such balance. Incredible depth and a tight mineral core that will make this a great ager. Unreal explosiveness and complexity. So juicy and refined. Amazing length. Just a stunning wine. Superb mineral sweetness on the finish. This is elite as it gets in St. aubin. — 11 hours ago
Light rose pink color in the glass with a truly magnificent nose of fresh fruit and floral accents. Just by smelling this you know it’s more than a cut above. Tons of strawberries, nectarines, apricots. A hint of vanilla and cream.
When it comes to rosé there’s just so much crap flooding the market nowadays. All are similarly priced, with the resquisite pretty label and pretty bottle. They all taste just alike too. This has depth and personality to spare. You wouldn’t call this a porch pounder, you would say it’s elegant. Definitely not a fruit bomb. Rather, it’s clean and dry.
On the palate, it’s surprisingly fresh and lively. Peaches and cream, orange zest, and melon. More red fruits and crisp acidity. Really, really nice stuff. Reaffirms my faith. It’s no surprise that PYCM makes what is probably the best rosé around, is it? — 5 days ago
One of my favorite wines that tariffs have destroyed. Was $33 or so before and now almost $50. These damn things need to go away. Gorgeous deep minerals on the nose. So clean and so pure. Some lime zest but huge minerals out of the gates. Palate is so sleek, so refined and hugely exceedingly mineral. Terrific freshness and energy. Awesome texture and depth. Icing on cake texture that is very substantial. Amazing depth that expresses itself as a function of mineralIty. Terrific concentration and intensity. Long, refined and exceedingly mineral finish. Leaves your mouth watering. Zero fat. All minerals and echoes of fruit. — 5 days ago
With 2018 CC has gone to another level. A vintage I prefer to 2014 and 2017. More depth. More harmony. Gorgeous nose. Lemon oil. Lemon pith, stunning spice and deep penetrating minerality. Hint of green Apple and tons of wet earth. Just a slamming nose. New nuances approach every 10 minutes. Beguiling and dizzying. Palate is so refined, fresh and sleek. So nimble, mineral and racy. Amazing palate presence and near perfect focus. Ripe and so juicy but with a very serious and very intense mineral attack and then lemon and lime gumdrops. Perfect balance and jaw dropping purity. Infinite finesse. So focused and lean yet this is like a laser on the palate. Amazing texture and a sense of tactile mineralic sweetness. Awesome mid palate and stunning dissipating finish. Awesome inner mouth aromas and super salty finish. Lingers and lingers. A masterpiece. — 7 days ago