Loved this - definitely different. Deep yellow, acidic, Mellon on the nose. — 20 days ago
Vinaigrette salad with dried, dark cherries & caramelized walnuts calls for Pinot Noir. In fact, the wine needs the salad to really sing. Wine speaks deeply to the skin of the caramelized walnuts.
The one thing about Burgundy is you can get pre-ox, barnyard and VA. Here, you get just a touch of soft VA.
The palate is; round, lush darker fruits that are very ruby. Ripe & more extracted; blackberries, stewed black, plum, dark cherries, plum pudding, blueberries, black raspberries, dried cranberries, raspberries & strawberries on the way to fermentation. Moist clay, dry top soil, sludgy limestone, dark chocolate, notes of maple & brown sugar, dry herb, deeply grilled meats, dry & fresh tobacco, leather notes, oak powder, charcoal, forest floor, dark, tree sap, berry cola, blended black & red licorice, dark spices with a touch of heat, tea with sediment with candied, ruby, dark florals; dark, red, purple & blue florals. The acidity is round & beautiful. The finish is solid wire to wire, rich, lush, well knitted & balanced, sexy and persists endlessly.
Vincent Girardin in excellent vintages, like 2010, is one of my go to value producer for reds & blancs.
VA fades as you sip...salad assists as well.
— 2 days ago
2016 vintage. 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Malbec. Another strong effort from this excellent producer. Unusual blend for Bourg. A little understated initially, actually better the next day, so you might want to decant. Elegant and fresh with well-integrated high alcohol (14,5%). While not as impressive as the pure Malbec from this estate, it's a solid effort that will age well for at least 10 more years. — 2 days ago
Very nice interpretation of Malbec "on the fruit" on lands usually reserved for Carignan, Mourvèdre, Syrah ... in addition to the usual notes of the grape variety: prune, very ripe cherry, graphite, fresh ink etc. we have notes of fresh herbs, mint, verbena, vetiver. Round and crunchy, very good for its price range.
Très belle interprétation du Malbec « on the fruit » sur des terres habituellement dévolues aux Carignan, Mourvèdre, Syrah... outres les notes habituelle du cépage: pruneau, cerise très mûre, graphite, encre fraîche etc. On a ici des notes d’herbes fraîches, menthe, verveine, Vétiver. Rond et croquant, très bon pour sa gamme de prix. — 5 days ago
The NV Joseph Perrier ‘Blanc de Blancs’ Champagne includes 15% reserve wine and was aged on the lees for five years prior to disgorgement. Bright lemon zest and crushed seashells mingle with Gravenstein apple and shades of nutmeg infused sourdough bread all parade on this beautiful bouquet. The palate is fresh and vibrant with wonderful verve and a soft texture. Kumquat zest infused Challah bread and a bright salinity combine with fresh Granny Smith apple and shades of marzipan on the palate. This has wonderful length as this beautiful ‘Blanc de Blancs’ will cellar well over the next eight to ten years. Drink 2020-2028- 92 — 9 hours ago
This wine is so fun and it really has a lot going on for the money! Classic Chenin aromas and flavors￼￼: peaches, cheese, rocks, hay but also something else from the other two grapes￼￼! I’m a new fan of the jousset wines but I’m really loving their stuff! 🤩￼￼ — 10 days ago
I opened this last night and was going to rate it then, but something told me to wait a day to have most of it and to develop thoughts then. This is a nice wine, but is somehow different in a way I can’t quite put into words. Deep yellow in the glass, perhaps a slight oxidized characteristic on the nose, but a lot of mature fruits too. Palate hits every part of the mouth, great round acid on the finish. Interesting wine that went surprisingly well with enchiladas in a tomatillo sauce. — 19 days ago
Terrific nose. High toned berry fruit. Bittersweet cocoa and earth notes. Leather. Tree bark. Mulch. Terrific and very classic. Palate is concentrated and full of intense red berry fruit. So much tiny berry fruit intensity and wonderful stony tannins. Explosive and intense with great refinement as well. Firm tannic spine and awesome freshness. Nose gets more focused darker berry fruit and violets with air. Superb wine. Will last decades. Really amazing length and sap. As this airs it gets juicy and picks up a velvety texture. Still firm acids and tannins but so much fruit. — 14 days ago