Absolutely lovely Muscadelle sticky, sweet, easy drinking, orange citrus and sweet liqueur-like aromas and flavors, fortified (but so smooth you never saw the freight train coming until it’s too late — LOL), just a lovely after-dinner tipple, much sweeter than a comparable Port!! — 21 days ago
This was served during my annual WWC hosting. Typical format of sparkler, three whites, four reds, one dessert, all served blind.
Decanted an hour. Acquired during a visit to Melka a few years back. Last bottle of a 3-pack, and poured next to a 2016 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc. 100%SB and 100% barrel fermented. This was the SB that opened my eyes to how good SB could be 5-6yrs ago. The tropical aromatics (pineapple, lots of guava, white peach) alongside such a rich yet balanced palate (glycerin like, oak only noticeable in texture, not taste). Lemon cream with a puckering finish.
As an aside, I know these “super SauvBlancs” have become popular. Melka must be at the forefront thanks to involvement in V29, DANA, Lail, Melka, ADAMVS, and countless others from the Atelier Melka team. — 4 months ago
I won the equivalent of lott￼o if it was paid off in wine instead of cash. I was fortunate enough to sit next to a group of very generous sommelier’s on their day off. For me, one of the most enjoyable experiences ￼when drinking wine is the “ah ha moment” . This bottle was a true revelation. The nose was filled with fruit, florals and freshness . The palate was insane, assaulting your mouth with citrus , orchard fruits and a waxy honey note. Endless acid and a very persistent finish. — 6 months ago
Lacks a little acid but good body and texture — 25 days ago
Lemon , citrus, high acidity, graphites, oak butter, balance, refreshing — a month ago
Real classic Sauternes with the perfect balance of acidity and honeyed sweetness — 6 months ago
Ripe but underscored with fresh lawn goodness and that oomph of I dunno what but..okay it’s an asshole move for me to say I’d know it was obviously a Bordeaux blanc in a blind tasting…but also, it is SO Bordeaux blanc bringing pencils, wet grass and fun citrus all together and…ugh I love Bordeaux’s white wines — 7 months ago
Lemon cream, marmalade, dried mango, Indian spices. — a month ago
Vintage 2021 | Cuvée Les Survivantes | 50 Semillon 25 Sauvignon Blanc 25 Sauvignon Gris | vines between 50 and 70 years old | 6 months barrel aging | notes of melon, pear, Turkish delight, good concentration | paired with figs from my own garden and Serrano ham — 4 months ago