Vinaigrette salad with dried, dark cherries & caramelized walnuts calls for Pinot Noir. In fact, the wine needs the salad to really sing. Wine speaks deeply to the skin of the caramelized walnuts.
The one thing about Burgundy is you can get pre-ox, barnyard and VA. Here, you get just a touch of soft VA.
The palate is; round, lush darker fruits that are very ruby. Ripe & more extracted; blackberries, stewed black, plum, dark cherries, plum pudding, blueberries, black raspberries, dried cranberries, raspberries & strawberries on the way to fermentation. Moist clay, dry top soil, sludgy limestone, dark chocolate, notes of maple & brown sugar, dry herb, deeply grilled meats, dry & fresh tobacco, leather notes, oak powder, charcoal, forest floor, dark, tree sap, berry cola, blended black & red licorice, dark spices with a touch of heat, tea with sediment with candied, ruby, dark florals; dark, red, purple & blue florals. The acidity is round & beautiful. The finish is solid wire to wire, rich, lush, well knitted & balanced, sexy and persists endlessly.
Vincent Girardin in excellent vintages, like 2010, is one of my go to value producer for reds & blancs.
VA fades as you sip...salad assists as well.
— 10 days ago
Lustrous gold color. Spring flowers and citrus on the nose particularly grapefruit and tangerine. Bone dry, fine bubbles, vibrant and zesty with nice mineral flavors and a clean finish. Cheers to a new era in the White House and in our country￼! — 5 days ago
It gets better over two week period, left open at room temperature of 66 degrees, becoming brighter as more minty aroma surfaces, gaining dimension and density and not losing energy or focus, and shows no oxidation. It possesses that unique Burgundian mineral tactility. — 22 days ago
Quite simply an amazing wine: a great starter to a long evening as a warm up act, or a solid accompaniment to a good meal that calls for a white. Great balance of acidity and flavor, with a nice soft yet distinct finish you’d expect from a quality French wine. Stone, lemons and minerals Mark the journey midway, a refreshing breath on the nose. Santé! — 3 days ago
Despite a slight reduction feeling, a magnificent wine very mineral driven, saline, with just enough roundness for a great balance, long linear finish, delicious.
Malgré une petite réduction encore présente, magnifique vin avec une salinité et une tension tranchante presque, tout en ayant une petite rondeur, belle finale linéaire et savoureuse, très équilibré et charmeur. — 8 days ago
First of four, didn’t decant it but it drinks perfectly straight away. It’s delicious. Matured but delicate fruit. Nothing overwhelming, mediums bodied and perfect complexity. Pure happiness on this Friday. — 10 days ago
Date drank: Frebruary 2020
Region: Muscadet Sevre et Maine
Purchased from: Fountainhead
Distributor/Importer: SAP! Fountainhead Selections
Notes: Glu glu. Nicely balanced and great with white fish dish. Metamorphic rocks, gneiss type with two micas. Vines more 65 years old. Short pruning with 8-eye fruiting cane, organic and biodynamic for soil and vines. Hand harvested. Harvested sept. 30, 2013 35 hl/ha. . — 8 days ago
Rich, round and intense while also showing great focus and purity. Showing really excellent now with minimal reduction, great power, concentration and precision. The ripe vintage is definitely evident, but there is just enough cut to keep it all in balance. And the balance and focus becomes even more evident as it unfurls in the glass and in the decanter. Ripe stone fruits, lemon-lime, white flowers, exotic spice and a touch of honeysuckle. Mineral infused finish with great length and tension. Dancer is a true star in Burgundy and I’m glad to find it on the terrific wine list at The NoMad Hotel! — 22 days ago