Nose has black cherry preserves, ripe mulberry, dry garden soil, slight tin notes, washed blueberries and damp leather.
Palate has light ripe (sweet) cherry, dried raspberry, dried tart cherry, dried leaves/leather, rose hip tea and moist soil. Lingering finish, acidity still present.
Cork pulled for slow oxidation at 10H, then double-decanted and 2H rest. All these bottles have been wonderful, glad to have more, ullage continually better.
Paired to asian-style rub, mesquite smoke, reverse sear (120°F slow heat, 10m rest, then high heat sear to 145°F internal), pork tenderloin. Perfection. — 13 days ago
Brioche with sea salt, white pineapple apparition, frozen butter, lemon grass and lemon oil, lemon-poppy muffin. Medium mouthfeel boasts a creamy lemon curd, lemon pith, candied peel, tangerine, and sage backnote.
#albertbichot #2018burgundy #bourgogneblanc #blanc #mersault #bichotmersault — 14 days ago
Incredible. Makes me believe in sparkling again 💕 — 6 days ago
Another old friend. The tag old reliable doesn’t quite do it justice because it’s much more than that. It’s so classy and beautiful.
A rather subtle, paler shade of pink. Bubbles are sparse in the Riedel Veritas champagne glass. Full and creamy with a lovely bouquet. Blood orange and a whiff of passionfruit to start with. This is not a powerhouse nose that blows you away. It lulls you into a sense of security and warmth like a familiar lover. The memory of her and the scent of this turns you wistful. Lemon rind and faded strawberries along with crushed herbs. By letting it sit in the glass for a bit you’ll be rewarded with greenery and autumn flowers and her.
As is typical for a Bouzy champagne, this is predominantly Pinot Noir with 20% Chardonnay. A hefty amount of still red wine added to the blend which lends it viscosity and character. Incredibly engaging and charming, this is not another run of the mill rosé. There’s power here but the grace and lithe nature steal the show. Juicy red berries on the attack matched by vanilla and dare I say it, a touch of sexy funk. Warm, toasted biscuits and tart acidity. Please don’t think of this just as another pink sparkler, it’s a cut above. It dances in your memory. — a month ago
Quite dense and dark. CDP blend of Grenache (65%), Syrah (15%) and Mourvèdre (10%) with the balance being made up of small amounts of just about all of the grapes that are permitted. Intense aromas of black fruit with hints of coffee, graphite and beef jerky. Black plum/raspberry/berry fill the pallet with hints of dark chocolate, black licorice and spice. Silky tannins, solid depth and very long finish. Full bodied and muscular, but nicely balanced. Thank you for sharing, Kase! — 7 days ago