Tryna get through all of Murakami, one of my favorite authors and influences on my own writing.
Musky as the Natural History Museum dinosaur exhibit. If you can’t tell, I miss the normal humdrum of the city.
Tobacco, smoked plums, licorice, cinnamon, cardamom in the bouquet.
This is a treat. Well balanced. Exceptional structure. Usually I arrive at balance after gathering my thoughts. In this case, it’s at the forefront.
Cherry cola, juicy plums, cloves and a medium acidity. A smoked barbecue rub quality and a slight astringent quality all come together for a well rounded and welcome drinking experience. — 3 days ago
For condrieu and my palate, I wouldn't let this get any older. On the nose, tangerine, honeysuckle, vanilla, almond so ripe and lovely. On the palate, good acidity, serious oak, tangerine, honeysuckle, and lemon. Good density, but vibrant and juicy on the finish. — 8 days ago
Memories of having this at Mangevins in Tain L’Hermitage back in 2018. Bold then, this has shed a couple pounds, still an infant in many ways, the progression of tannin and integration of its plush fruits show the progression. Amazingly graceful and vivid, its power is caressing suggesting a Burgundian touch. Ripe and liquor of black raspberry and some currant, Chambord-esque, peach pit, talcum, distilled violet, an array of smokey tones; smoke beef brisket, smoldering charcoal, toasted pink and black peppercorns, star anise, hot pebbles, iron, truffle. Smart use of whole cluster here, it’s lift and complexity bring volumes to the wine. Superb! — 5 days ago
Tawny with reddish amber rims. Dark yet translucent. Great old Chave nose. Black cherry, wet forest floor, smoked meats, menthol, slate stone and rhubarb notes. Vibrant in the mouth right out of the gate. Lots of structure and pucker. Fruit present but starting to fade. This was at peak first two hours and then started slowing down, opposite of the Trimbach CSH next to it. Still this was really good ~37 yr old grape juice. — 11 days ago
Pale lemon color with aromas of stone and tropical fruits. The palate shows peach, lemon with crisp apple and mineral notes. This medium-body wine has good balance with integrated acidity and finishes smooth, a touch nutty on the end. Very Nice! Tasting Sample! — 8 days ago