Litt smøraktig, fet. God. — a month ago
Really like this French Chardonnay from Lush. — 3 months ago
Sevva - dad's favorite here — 25 days ago
Cranberries and black cherry. — a month ago
Deep Sauternes-like gold. Honey, straw, and ripe pomes on the nose. Echoed on the full-bodied palate which adds a sharp mineral streak from entry to the lengthy finish. Acidity is high, of course, and is needed to balance the effects of the 15.5% alcohol. Another winner from Nicolas Joly. A "thinking man's white" that should be comfortable at almost any table. From now through 2031. — a month ago
A real stunner!!! Pear, minerality, butter, crisp, and beautiful body. Thankfully I have four more bottles in the cellar. — 2 months ago
Blinded, KP thought this was a Grenache which I felt was an excellent guess due to the ripeness and structure of the wine (notably, “Grenache” would only have led us down the path towards one producer 😉). Plus, I honestly think Grenache is just warm-climate Pinot 😂 (there I said it!).
With Grenache ruled out, I gave perhaps my best performance in a blind tasting during the trip - Burg, at least a premier cru from Morey or Gevrey, and a warm vintage (2000 I claimed!). Safe to say I got pretty close.
With games done and dusted, we were finally free to enjoy the wine, and what a wine it was. Boah! So good. My red and wine of the night. Terrific nose of dark cherries, earth, musk, black tea, dried roses and herbs, as well a touch of oak spice and meatiness. Powerful palate with an inner sweetness, assertive stoniness, and beautiful balancing acidity. It just caresses your mouth with layers of fruit and minerals, prompting the next sip before the brain could even register swallowing the last. I could chug this really, but that would be uncouth and a terrible disrespect to the wonderful nose. A wine that fits the coveted bill of “power with weight” perfectly. Thanks MJ for sharing this. — 4 months ago