Olivier Riviere La Bastia 2019, one of Riojas young guns and a big part of the postmodern revolution of the region. Le Bastid is a 90% Viura, 10% Garnacha Blanca, fermented and matured in 500 liter French oak barrels.
With resemblance to a good Burgundy the wine opens up with ripe white stonefruit (plum juice, white peaches) and a lemongrass herbiness. Followed by a whiff of toast and nuts that lies over a stoney minerality. Good energy on the palate with a fresh acidity and savoury qualities on the mid palate that brings dimension and complexity through the finish.
Paired with an improvised salmon and shrimp casserole in a mushroom infused velouté topped with fried parsley and sourdough croutons.
Serve it at 10-12 degree in a burgundy glass
— 8 days ago
Had it right before Valentine’s Day. I still remember the taste and smell of it. — 13 days ago
Grass flavor. Green apple with Lemon? Comfortable acidity. Still fresh. Picking it up from refrigerator, temperature is too low to enjoy it. Then I could feel rich feeling on suitable temperature, by 6 years aging. It is getting better over time, one hour, aroma is quite better with nuts flavor. 2014 @1200, Fwine - XH, 201019-201024 — 7 days ago
Robe rubis foncée
Nez réduit puis tapenade fruit noire sanguin
Bouche fraîche avec peu d alcool et de la vivacité belle bouteille encore jeune — 15 days ago
Olivier Leflaive was formed in 1984 by Olivier and his brother Patrick. Pale lemon with aromas of stone fruits and nutty toasty citrus notes. On the palate apple and pear flavors with lemon rind, complex with vanilla and mineral tones on the lingering finish. Very Nice! Tasting well. — a month ago
Approachable, natural, but still with subtlety. Among my favorite Beaujolais of the past couple of years. Highly recommended. — a day ago
Hits you with cherry and finishes with strawberry. Nice and full with a dry aftertaste. — 8 days ago