Major-General Sir William Biddles CurranWrong year
Ripest red cherry and red rose aromatic hybrid. Cherry and strawberry blossoms. Herbaceous basil and tarragon sweetness awash in warm plum and baked currants. Flowering elms with wet black bark. Finally, oak and smoke. Perfect integration on the palate. Ready now but also for the foreseeable. Sweet raspberry and blackberry flash and recede to an obverse tart cherry with incredible indelible, satisfying depth. Sweet tobacco is outlined by Saigon cinnamon, clove, allspice and a strangely sweet pepper dichotomy. Really a perfect wine in every way. Smoke and graphite find a way to bow into the shimmery finish with finesse.
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Easily WOTN with a great showing despite slight bottle variation. Fully resolved in all respect, wafting pipe tobacco keeled this baby from nose to back of palate. Bright cherry, tar and tea notes, blackberry and smoke poking through on the entry. Drink ‘em if you got ‘em. — 11 days ago
Black cherry and plum tart emerging through aromas of violets dotting brown breads, shiitake and black oak. Cinnamon, cedar and clove coalesce. Raspberry reduction with currants. Hints of mints. Tart cherry palate brings cherry reduction and black currants, tons of dark cedar wrapped cigar, tart blackberry, peppercorn and cinnamon stick. Green notes suggest this is still young and half-blossomed despite the quarter century. Grainy tannins, though rounded.
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(Disg. 5/21) Initial is the most produced in quantity of the Selosse bottlings but it is not to be overlooked, and 2021 disgorgment is electric today with distinctive Selossien aromas of caramelized orchard fruit, roasted nuts, honeycomb and gun smoke. The palate is rich, powerful and deep with racy acids and a chalky mineral core. It has both freshness and oxidative complexity yielding a complete, balanced and utterly seamless Champagne. The best ☺️ — 18 days ago
Riper & more dimensional than previous ‘ young’ vintages I’ve had from Raffault, & no cork taint obviously. A note to self that these can be delicious & reasonably priced when bought upon release. Plenty of bright red fruit, a brambly rose petal layer in secondary notes, & enough snap crackle pop in its low tannin body to keep it delicious. I didn’t go deep with Baudry but I did with Raffault despite its rep for faulty wines as they age- but I am excited by the promise here. May my ‘07s age gracefully… — 10 days ago
Delicious and just starting to be drinkable. Lovely opulent fruit and a spine of gorgeous acidity. A touch of sweetness. Great, with loads of life ahead — 5 days ago