Smooth and bold. — 6 days ago
After tasting aux chaillots 2014 last week and seeing that fully soaked cork I went on and opened one aux damodes in the same vintage. I believe it's my very last bottle...
The nose is showing a bit of age with strawberry and cherry notes, hay and that irony thing I like so much with Pinot Noir from burgundy. There is almost a rusty touch in the nose that makes me think that we shouldn't be waiting some more to pop and pour this one. The palate is superb. Good acid drive, superb fruity notes all along with cherry and strawberry playing hide-and-seek all along, superb mid palate with a layer of tannins that disrupts a rather easy going, fruity palate so far, and a finish with fruit and that nice layer created in mid palate for a good while. It's fresh, it's fruity, it has a touch of complexity and character you could expect from.a wine with this pedigree. Awesome! — 19 days ago
The aged. 2009 was a good year for me I think… Color is showing the aging. Bit rust in the beet root red. Smells like old paper, wet outside stuff, and tobacco (or maybe ganja). And dried cherry fruits. Flavors are gamey, and it has a fireside feel. Toasted and roasted. And rusty iron too. Very ripe strawberries meets a croissant. Balance is nice. Plenty of tannin on the way out. This is what I think of as the way a Bordeaux blend tastes after some time mellowing in its own juices. Elegant, classy and covered in a lovely patina of rusty velvet. — 21 days ago
Lion figure in gold on the label. Very Euro. Color is rusty, dusty red. Aroma of a warm strawberry in summer. And maybe lakes. Clean, fresh flavors. Just the most faint savory bar-b-que pork to go with the cherry-chocolate cordial. Perfect hint of funk under it all. This is a fun and delectable Pinot from the Alto Adige. Italy might be on to something. — a month ago
Label says Mendocino California, not North Coast. Classic rusty-ruby Zin color. Aroma is burnt grass meets cherry cobbler. Flavors are juicy, jammy and pretty classic for coastal Zin. Slightly toasty and smoky too. Finish has the tannins and lingering cherry fruit that sings so well in good Zin. This 8 year old bottle of North Coast Zin is holding up quite well. It’s a great deal for $6 at Grocery Outlet Bargain Market. — a day ago