At Cucina Enoteca Del Mar. A stunning wine! Cardamom nose. In the glass leather - touch orange zest . Definitely Elderberries - graphite and a potpourri of spices with the main component being white pepper??? Burgundy does seldom get better than this!!!! Drink now this is at its peak. A pricy proposition. Now just 5 bottles left in Southern CA I think. Addendum still excellent 48 hours later. So decanting can’t hurt. — 17 days ago
Clos des Porrets St Georges Blanc 2012, which is Pinot Gouges(Pinot Blanc) and not Chardonnay. — 11 hours ago
Dark scarlet and bright, not showing its age. Briary nose. Notes of black cherry, moist earth, old dark wood and black pepper. Very masculine. In the mouth it’s surprisingly balanced. A bit dry in the finish. A touch vegetal. A decent wine but lacking the emotion of a better vintage. And probably needs more time. — 6 days ago
Archiving my tasting notes and realised I had forgotten to add this. My second encounter with any DRC was just a swig of a two day-opened 12' RSV. My notes are far from detailed - immense and firm. Oak and stems very present, but seamless. Floral, red fruited, huge Vosne spice, and plenty mineral. Clearly high level with plenty of stuffing. Power without weight.
NB: Pic taken from SC's IG. — 13 days ago