Light bodied, slightly smokey, beautiful Syrah. Enjoyed at Taco Maria in September. It complimented the bold flavors of the meal, without overpowering. — a month ago
Girls weekend staycation with Lucy and Ilana — 2 months ago
The new elite high end bling bling cuvee from Sylvain Gauthier of Domaine des Pierres Seches. I’ve been waiting to taste this for a long time. What a nose. Cote Rotie like! Super dark florals, granite, wet clay, dark blackberry fruit. Lifted, complex and super elegant. A nose that stops you in your tracks. White pepper. Violets. My goodness the florals are like elite Cote Rotie. Just stunning. Best nose on a Gauthier wine ever. Endless depth on the palate and big but so so elegant. Wow this is special. Sappy, dense, concentrated and so peppery. Amazing and I mean amazing freshness. Finish is so delineated, gamey and meaty. Concentrated but so lightweight! Wow. The texture here is crazy. This has endless and uncommon depth. Unreal length. This is super super elite wine. Wow, I am speechless. This is one of the best St. Jo’s I’ve ever had. Remarkable in every way. Big tannins that are so sweet and so ripe. This wine has big time dark energy but man is it good. Lurid. Nose starts to develop black and green olive after some air. Wow the granitic freshness that develops after air is something else. Crazy tiny berry fruit intensity. Just explosive. A wine of contemplation and also way too young. This could be as high as 9.9 with age. I’ll be back as it develops.
After many hours this just gets better and better. The nose smells like a JM stephan Cote rotie. Citrus rind, tree bark, spices, violets. Florals. Just an amazing wine. Complex granite and forest floor. Concentrated and so elegant, with great power and structure. Gets to every nook and cranny. Vivid olives on the mid and backend. Abundant yet ripe tannins. A magical bottle of wine.
9.7 to 9.8 overnight. Just transcendent. — 2 months ago
What a nice Syrah… very balanced and drinkable. Plenty of long finishing plums. With pepper. — 11 days ago
Big, fat nose with lots of so called “gras” and nougat. Good minerals. Tropical fruits. Spice. Tons of cinnamon. Very complex. That combo of exotic Roussanne and huge minerality is only the N Rhone can do. Tree bark, chestnuts, so complex. Caramel, orange blossom. So so complex. Just masterful. Palate is so elegant. My god. But ripe and rich and incredible mineral freshness and dazzling purity. Insane juiciness with lovely blood orange, mango and tangelo flavors. So so clean and pure. Lovely long finish and just awesome length, finesse and structure. Really long. Dazzling. The Xmas spices are out of control on the nose after 15 minutes. Superb. Insanely juicy and so much energy and the spice and citrus on the palate are so vivid. So unique and delicious! — 2 months ago
Wild honey and tropical fruit. — 2 months ago
(It’s evening). Bright straw yellow. Pronounced nose. Blossom, peach, sweet yeastiness, gentle nuttiness, golden apples and pears, spicy chicken skin soup, sweet baking spices (vanilla, cinnamon). Deep and intense but round and broad, not piercing.
Dry, high acid, high alcohol, full, rounded body, hint of spritz, very saline, nice long finish. A bit austere. Couldn’t quite cope with brilllat savarin but great with the others.
Les Resistantes remains supreme. — a month ago
Pinot Noir from Beaujolais! Dark garnet color with aromas of red/blue/black fruit, Forrest Floor and cloves. Similar fruits on the pallet with hints of mocha, cinnamon and clove notes. Ripe, Rustic and Earthy. Well balanced. — 2 months ago