The nose reveals, mashed, sour, candied/liqueured, meyer lemon, very ripe, pineapple, golden apple, lime skin, & green apple w/ almost no skin, fresh, herbal qualities, honey, beeswax, vanillin, warm caramel, limestone minerals, soft chalkiness, wet stone with yellow lilies and florals and mixed greens.
The body is; round, rich, bold, thick & waxy. It is gorgeous over the palate. Mashed, sour, candied/liqueured, meyer lemon, grapefruit pulp, dry & candied pineapple, golden apple, key lime, stone fruit, tangerine & green apple w/ almost no skin, fresh, herbal qualities, honey, beeswax, vanillin, warm caramel, toffee, marmalade, white spice, limestone minerals, soft chalkiness, wet stone, dusty dry rocks, saline notes with yellow lilies, white florals & mixed greens. The acidity is, beautifully, round & phat. The rich, ruby, heather honied, well balanced/polished finish delicious & lingers well.
Photos of; two aspect views of Domaine Leroy & Madame Lalou Bize-Leroy (The Queen of Burgundy) in her precious vineyards. She all about bio-dynamic, lower yields, prunes by hand and sings to her vines. And, who could argue her success. — 5 days ago
Easy-going, but loaded with Chablis character. Nose has brothiness and crushed sea shell minerality, but show ripe and pure peachy fruit underneath. In the mouth, it’s minerally, savory, and intense, but has decent balance, if not the demanding acids one usually expects. I guess with global warming those expectations will be changing, and soon. — a day ago
Red kabinett! So lively and fine. Seriously pungent nose of red berries and florals. Palate density is impressive, probably courtesy of the old vines. High-toned red fruits, spices, and fiery minerality in the mouth. Finishes precise. A real crowd pleaser! — 9 days ago
Prior notes still apply, wonderful bottle!
Nose has bright spring cherry (supermarket not farmers market) and a tinge of alcohol.
Palate has gravel-cherry, sweet, this started quite tannic but mellowed a bit in the decanter (2Hr). Drinking quite nice for an everyday Pinot, not overly complicated, but enjoyable.
A good pairing with Spaghetti Squash lasagna tonight, with our homemade tomato sauce. (A fun dish with heavily roasted squash, but we still need to fine tune the reduction of its liquid. The Squash has a lot of moisture, and we need to get more out on future versions. Third time is the charm, right?) — 10 days ago
Nose has seashells, sea spray, fresh strawberries, cold butter or cream, washed lemons, lemon juice and over-ripe green apple.
Palate has lemon creme, (light) strawberry, lemon zest, mild oak, freshly whipped cream and wet flint.
Nice wine, our first time having this particular 1er Cru vineyard, but...the oak, while it is sort of neutral, it is the underlying impact to the palate. I'm thinking they likely do not use new oak, but 2-4 year old barrels, but just a little much for my palate on a Chablis. I'm really a fan of very neutral oak or all stainless steel treatment.
24 Hour Update: Wood notes are gone, all about (light) lemon curd, limestone paste and cut strawberry today, wonderfulness. — 10 days ago
Very pleasant on the nose with bright floral notes along with green apple and citrus. Round and full on the palette with plenty of lemon notes and minerals mingled with a light touch of butter. Very playful and vivid. It shows a rich and rather persistent aftertaste. QPR is through the roof on this one. — 3 days ago
Cuvée Speciale by Remoissenet. If you have the patience to keep a regional/village wine from a good producer in your cellar you can really treat yourself! Candied lemon, ripe pear, hints of oxidation (but in a good balanced way). The only question is ... who can wait that long?!?? — 10 days ago
Deep glistening violet. Powerful, mineral-accented red/blue fruit scents are complemented by suggestions of incense and candied violet. Silky, energetic and appealingly sweet, offering palate-staining black raspberry, boysenberry and spicecake flavors supported by a spine of juicy acidity. In an energetic style, showing impressive finishing thrust, smooth tannins and strong, mineral-dominated persistence. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, October 2019) — 5 days ago