Based on enjoying the 2013 & 2014 versions in the past 12 mo. I decided this bottle should get a very extended decant, ~5 hours.
The most exciting nose of prior vintages, mashed sour cherry, dry earth, autumn leaves (quite distinctly) and crushed blackberry.
Palate has earthy (slightly mocha) black cherry, Bing cherry compote and moist loamy soil. Perfectly balanced tannins, likely soothed by the longer decant, long finish, great bottle, Chambolle-like!
Very enjoyable, wait until 2022+ before opening future bottles.
@Delectable Wine For your records this is a Baden, Germany based producer. Thanks. — 3 days ago
Moving along tonight, we're enjoying a young Spätburgunder after about a 60m decant.
Nose has dark fruits, plum, black cherry, wet iron, dried vine, dry soil, but wow that iron note is distinctive, almost sweet, interesting.
Palate is a little drying, dehydrated cherry, iron and minerally soil. A very long finish for a wine that's evolving more complexity with each sip.
I'm really getting into Baden-based winemakers. This is the premier vintage on this bottle. Future bottles should wait until 2022+
36hr Update: Palate has picked up significantly, bright cherry with a touch of raspberry on the finish. Iron note to the nose did not give up. — 5 days ago
Once we let this gem open up...WOW! Full rich and a nice long finish — 4 days ago
Luscious fruit- filled flavor of ripe plums and cherries, soft tannins but lots of future ahead. — 7 days ago
Friday night, finally! It's been a long week, so I'll relax with one of our favorite Champagne's. We visited Caillez-Lemaire in May of 2018, greatly enjoying their hospitality and tasting through the lineup. The Eclats Brut is our favorite, great value for delivered enjoyment at ~$35.
Nose is toasty brioche and a minerally quince jam. Ultra clean, creamy palate reflecting the same notes.
Pictures of our bottle of the evening and stacks of champagne resting in the C-L cellar with their temporary closures, all waiting for someone's future enjoyment.
Delectable Post No. 1400...Time really flies when you're not paying attention. — 5 days ago