This grower’s NV always seems to charm me every time I get the opportunity to drink it. The color is almost a touch brassy. Beautiful, tiny bubbles. The nose is remarkably red fruited with strawberries and brioche on full display. It’s almost like a strawberry shortcake, no cap. On the palate, strawberries, raspberries, lemon zest, minerals. It’s rich, but so impeccably balanced. Absolutely, positively crushable. The dosage is perfect. I haven’t deciphered them code Dethune uses on the bottle to understand then disgorgement date...but I believe was recent.
— 2 hours ago
A good grower’s basic Riesling QbA should be enjoyable young but also capable of aging well, even in a very hot vintage like this one. I’ve had many 20 to 40 year old vintages from Anheuser and they’ve almost always been excellent. Quite youthful yellow-gold color. Earth and flinty minerals to the nose. Good structural balance with the sugar well hidden in the long finish. — 12 days ago
Great bottle well worth the asking price that is not cheap for a St-Aubin. White orchard fruit, minerlitity and a touch of roundness, fresh and classy, elegant and so well balanced. The bottle emptied itself in a flash. Great stuff.
Quel délice. Fruits blancs, fraîcheur, minéralité, une touche de richesse, quelle classe et élégance aussi, très équilibré et savoureux, la bouteille s’est vidée en le temps de le dire. 91-92 — 4 days ago
Double decant 1 hour. Color — brilliant garnet red! An aroma of dark cherry, vanilla and cedar strikes the nose with floating essence of floral and spices and a subtle barn yard funk lingering at the end. Taste— Honey-vanilla spice notes rest on the tip of the tongue leading to the dark cherry tart flavors on the mid-pallet giving it a juicy luscious feel in the mouth. The medium plus finish lingers with a cedar barnyard funk where you can still taste the presence of the tannins. Needs to age longer so the tannins and flavors are more integrated, but enjoying this Pinot on a rainy evening; definitely need here in CA! — 20 days ago
Wow!! Upon opening, the nose was filled with plum, blackberries, raspberries, and stone fruits. Velvety on the tongue, and beautiful tannins. So much fruit, this wine might have lasted another 5+ years. An exceptional bottle from an amazing wine maker. Thank you, Amy, for the introduction, with cheers￼￼ to your new family member!￼ — 12 days ago