Raised a glass tonight to owner and winemaker Denis Durantou who passed in May. We were fortunate to meet him for a tasting and tour of his property back in 2012....a wonderful person, great winemaker with a sly sense of humor....jokingly told us Chateau Petrus knew it was time to pick their fruit when they would look over and see him picking his fruit😂.
1.5 hour decant (lots of chunky sediment). A superb dark garnet color with some bricking. On the nose: Very Expressive! with forest floor, plum, sweet vanilla, earthy, floral, and band aids. Taste: A soft medium body wine with plum/strawberry, minerals, crushed rocks, leading to a dry pencil lead finish. Well Done in a "difficult" vintage ( though many in Pomerol picked before all the Sept. rain). — 5 days ago
Virtual tasting with the Wine Nerd Herd...2010 and older BDX...paired with a ￼Lamb Burger and garlic ￼aïoli for the ￼ fries. Drank over three hours, ruby garnet in the glass. Has a sparkle to it. Blackberry, fine wood spice, nuances of blackberries and licorice and tangerine. Juicy fine tannins, has another 10 years ripening potential. — 19 days ago
One of my favorite Pomerols. The color is a deep dark red despite its age; it does have a brownish rim. The nose is opulent with black cherry, oak and tobacco. The mouthfeel is luscious with plum, oak, smoke, and hints of dark chocolate. The acidity is bright, the tannings are firm, and the finish long and full a earthy savoryness. Complexing and involving on every sip. Paired with lamb potato purée and asparagus. — 5 days ago
Shows a certain freshness on the nose. Oddly enough is has a Burgundy type of allure to it. Light red berry fruit and orange rind. Wine improved with aeration and gained weight. Tannins are super fine make way for a touch of mocha, hickory and feral hog. — 15 days ago
Tellement plaisant a boire maintenant.
Beau fruit. Bleuet....mûre et cette jolie odeur chocolatée persistante qui rassemble les fruits.
La matiere est grasse et complexe. La finale est longue et sexy. Un beau vin de bouffe.
J'adore La Conseillante....un vin remarquable. — 5 days ago
Already elegant and delicious if a little toit like a toiger. Should open up wonderfully in years to come. To bad I’ll have drunk my stash already. — 9 days ago
An intetesting connection between a vanilla (from an oak), a tobacco and a dark chocolate. Medium tannins. Deep and tasty. — 12 days ago