Nose took a while to get there and then wow. Crunchy berries, floral, high toned, but reserved and demure and holding so much back. Insane inner mouth aromas, sweet fruit and earthy. Gorgeous energy and minerality. Pure and ephemeral. Balance is perfect. So pure. But all in all too young. Wonderful wine. — 10 days ago
Gorgeous! Starts off with a lively nose of butterscotch and lanolin. Lovely persistence on the palate. Shifts to lemony goodness then back to butterscotch. Amazing wine! Perfect with sushi. — 11 days ago
Aromas of sherbet, honeysuckle and ripe apple. A low sulphur regime apparently. The palate is silky and viscous with low acid. This grape Melon de Bourgogne is well named as it does give melon like flavours. Old vines and time on lees seems to be the key to this delicious Loire White. Also excellent QPR at only $24. — 3 days ago
Pierre Amadieu Romane-Machotte Gigondas 1981 Rhône, France
Light ruby in color with medium intensity and some cloudiness.
Nice nose of blueberries, cherries, currants, oak, spices, earth, wet leaves, herbs, peppercorn, pencil lead, dark coffee and light vegetables.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.
Dry on the palate with black currants, cherries, strawberries, wood, wet leaves, herbs, forest floor, vegetables and peppercorn.
Medium plus in length on the finish with no tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a nice expression of a piece of history from Southern France. This 39 year old is still showing nice fruits with nice complexity and mouthfeel. Tasty and engaging.
Good right out of the bottle, and started dying after an hour of airtime.
Very enjoyable, even by itself, and better than I expected. Another great experience.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
13% alcohol by volume.
89 points. — a month ago
Nose is stingingly mineral. Some brioche. Some green apple.
Palate has some very good clean fruit. Nice yeast. Mineral but not super mineral. Very fresh. Almost like the best clean green apple ever. Like an heirloom green apple.
This is a very well made wine for what it is. For under $50 it’s a good deal. Over that it’s not complex enough to justify the price.
I dont know why I’m having this with sausage and peppers. It’s been that kind of day.
Bought from fass selections. — 25 days ago