Christmas Eve bottle. Paired wonderfully with honey glazed ham and bacon & green chili hash brown casserole!
Jan 2019 disgorgement. Before opening, this evokes tasting notes of Ulysse Collin’s rosé (a true favorite of mine). The frosted bottle, the deep color, and even the initial aromatics. From across the room, you’d likely call this red burgundy. When diving in to it, notes of licorice, cinnamon, cardamom and rhubarb come to mind. Catches you off guard. On the palate, it’s super vinous and dense, yet has so much classical meunier notes of gummy red fruits, floral notes of violets, and a unique sugar frosted cranberry note toward the finish. What sets this apart from most is the finish when paired with food...it turns almost savory and there is zero sweetness or tart notes. Any type of food seems to make this infinitely better. There is tannin and weight too, which has this drinking like a red burg when the right food pairing is taking place. Delicious, and a no brainer for buying again. — a month ago
#Wine A jammy, acidic, bright, fruitful, with a mouthful of blackberries, and plums that are perfectly ripe. Gamay is my everyday go to light bodied wine. It’s like your favorite pearl earrings that you just can’t stop wearing ✨ Happy heart as I ventured out with this random buy. Mom approved too! (she’s not someone who drinks often - tis’ good to find wines that she enjoys, and I now know what to stock up on)✨
#Pairing I started off by having this wine with a variety of berries! Then moved on to a steak dinner with brussel sprouts. — 18 days ago
Light golden yellow. On the nose this immediately pushes out an array of toastiness, red berries and minerality. On palate it's rich, borad and expressive yet manages to keep it light on it's feet. Fabulous Champagne with plenty of life ahead. Had this as starter for our Christmas dinner. 50% PN, 50% Chardonnay, 4g dosage, discorged in January 2018 — a month ago
I opened this alongside a 2012 Cedric Bouchard Bechalin BdN, Krug 167, Vilmart Coeur, and a 2014 Christophe Baron.
After having the 2013 Laherte Empriente about 6 weeks ago, I was curious to try this. This took the best parts of the Empriente (aromatics of spiced Granny Smith apples, honeysuckle, Carmex?, and chamomile), and improved on the parts that were lacking (more robust, fleshed out palate of lemon confit, herb crusted yellow fruits, lemon cream spread over English biscuits, and truffle honey). This leans oxidative (on the palate) without the sherry notes aromatically. The lean and racy style in regards to dosage is much more in harmony than the Empriente (which came across as too dry and in need of added dosage). This improved as the night went on (unexpected for a 2015 champagne), so enjoy now if you have multiple or hold for a few years. Definitely buying more. — a month ago
Liquor flavor, pear, sour, acidic. Nuts. With Pinot noir taste. @2280, domaine, 210108 — 12 days ago
Very pleasant youthful offering Les Tillets Jomain Frères. Lovely Mersault. — 2 days ago
Pleasant crisp blanc de blancs. Citrus and green apple. Very dry as expected but very pleasantly so. — 12 days ago
Heavy acidity, grapefruit and citrus notes, mild stone, very dry — 2 days ago