Many wines from 2003 are compromised and stewed due to the European heatwave that year. This has darker & riper fruit than one usually expects from this wine, but it works beautifully here. Has plenty of meaty/truffle secondary notes, but lots of power and energy to balance those characteristics. Not always a great vintage, but works great here. — 4 days ago
Wow! Thank you Kermit Lynch for the recommendation! Awesome value @ £34.
PnP. Lovely dark red color. Nose has meat, earth, and dark fruit on it. Palate is balanced between raspberry and smoke. Wine has great depth but also wonderful texture. I can’t find anything wrong with this! Excellent producer!
I’ll be buying more! — 18 days ago
Someone said natural. Think this is organic farming but I don’t think this is natural wine. Pierre Gauthier, almost 40 acres of Clay/Limestone Tufa in Benais outside of Bourgeuil. Probably just over $25-$30retail, $45-$60 on a wine list. Smoking good. The composite rating here is insanely low for the QPR. Everyone should be drinking these wines. This is a great wine in the grand scheme of things, it’s all about perspective. Entry level wine, the Jour de Soif has no oak, bright fruit, amazing green edge. There is a wet tobacco thing. Classic wine! Love it. — 10 days ago
16.5/20 (91/100) Вариант шинона с частичной выдержкой в новом дубе. Аромат спелых ягод черешни, черники, шоколада и нотой ментола. Довольно тельное с высокой кислотностью и достаточно интенсивными, но мягкими по текстуре танинами. Шоколадно-ягодное во вкусе. Хорошо интегрированный дуб, неплохой баланс с фруктовыми ароматами. Не великое вино, но лучше многих других шинонов. — 17 days ago
2012 Breton Nuits D’Iveresse and Terry Riley’s masterpiece. This wine is bottles without sulfur and is recommended to be consumed quickly after release. Here we are 7 years from vintage and it is in a magical spot. Smoky cherries & firm grippy texture. Aromatics are perfumed & elegant. It pairs beautifully with the minimalist piece as these types of wines and this style of music are so misunderstood. The need to classify & quantify doesn’t fit in either place here. Simply great Cabernet Franc and great music. — 14 days ago