Happy Valentine’s Day! This is a copper beauty - need to open and warm up but then revealed brightness - citrus more than red fruit, slight brioche then limestone - the nose is big and round. The palette is expansive - just so full, some cherry and malo, then grapefruit, red fruit, with some flowers in the background, I can’t believe how balanced this is. Can almost smell the oak. The finish is long, starts with an acidic bite and mellows with the fruit slowly fading away. Wow. — 4 days ago
Soigné Saignée or should it be Saignée Soigné? No matter, this is excellent. 100% Pinot Noir that is rosé because of skin contact and not due to the addition of still red wine. Extraordinary complexity and yet there’s a distinctive voice to it. Strawberry, loads of herbs, with a gamy character and a lively attitude. Superb. — 4 days ago
Wow. This one has been sitting in my fridge for a while and with the weather so warm I decided to open up a rose. I didn’t realize how much I would enjoy this and didn’t realize how truly special and rare this was until I opened my notes (thank you JR!). This is a stunning example of what the Germans can do with Pinot noir. Beautiful harmony throughout. Notes of rose pedal that will knock your socks off. Just 75 cases produced. — 13 days ago
It's sunny and just over 30°F today, so fire in the chimnea time! First flames of 2019.
Nose is more steely then prior bottles with Cherry-Lime-Strawberry today.
Palate is more mineral biased today as well, perhaps the ambient temperature is restrained or changing it slightly, Strawberry-Lime is still dominant.
A good bottle, still a few left in the cellar, looking forward to the 2018 version. I still hold that 2017 was good, but not as good as 2016. We have one bottle of 2016 left and I'll do a three vintage comparison sometime in May when the new vintages generally land on the East Coast.
I still advise everyone, this is probably the best QPR in rosé, period. — 8 days ago
Composition: 44% Pinot Noir, 6% Meunier, 50% Chardonnay.
Harvest: 2011 and reserve wines.
On the Lees: 5 years
Disgorged: March 2017
Dosage: 0 g/l
On the nose pretty full bodied with nougat, copper, and overripe strawberries. On the palate it is far less rich and full as you would expect based on the nose. This is essentially an effervescent Provençal Rosé. Would pair perfectly with a summer salad. — a day ago
Tuesday night tastings going strong. I’m into this. It is so damn balanced and it changes and evolves n all that good stuff. Oh hell I’ll go WSET style:
Eye: clear medium salmon medium tears.
Nose: delicate intensity and smells like raspberries cranberries vanilla and some sort of green thing which is not a wset term but whatever it’s young
Tongue: dry, acid medium, alcohol medium plus? Checking...oh hell 14.5 so fuck yeah that’s big. Body is medium. Intensity of flavor medium and then you taste the things: peach Melba which is to say peach raspberry vanilla ice cream and then some stones n lavender. Finish medium plus I like it oodles. — 13 days ago
Reviewed many times before & a consistent £45 NV Pink winner 😍 on if the best NV QPR performers 👏 Best drank naked in the snow ⛄️ 😁
🏵 94+ points
🍷Copper tizer peachy pink
👃 Strawberry, raspberry jam, peach, vanilla panna cotta, butter brioche, red apple & creamy biscuit w/ cracked minerals
👄 Refreshing crisp mineral brioche in a strawberry & raspberry creamy mousse w/ peach & red apple in med body mousse with slight tart red berry in med acidity
🎯 Med sweet creamy vanilla strawberry, raspberry & red apple dominated dry mineral finish — 14 days ago