Military Chenin - first rank straight faced silver skinned Savennieres without any sense of humor - not even a smirk.
Accents of pear, lime, jasmine flowers and smoking flint. Honest and transparent.
You can taste the chalky porous rock filters feeding the vines.
Bold austere flavors of lemon and crisp pear and white pepper with a little bitter bite of white flowers just at the end. — 7 days ago
Having a great wine day!
This was fantastic! 1hr+ decant and could use more. Probably close to optimal drinking age. Phenomenal nose of oak, graphite, cedar, and tar. Wine has medium plus depth and is well integrated. Vanilla, blackberries, oak, and earth on the palate. Medium plus finish. Wine is a little over oaked and could use more fruit. Great regardless! Wish I could have had this blind against some top echelon Cabs and Bordeaux, as I think it would have been shocking! — a month ago
Pale pinkish orange with delicate vivacious bubbles. Smells of summer. Aromas of raspberries and orange peel initially with more floral notes. Bruised strawberries, smoke, and crushed herbs. Energetic is the word of the day here. This packs much power and liveliness into the glass. The vinous nature is striking and the 12% of still red wine certainly has its say.
Predominantly Pinot Noir with 25% of Chardonnay from Grand Cru terroir in Aÿ. Graceful, yet intense there’s a sense of heft and substance here. Also a sense of freshness. The palate follows the nose with more pronounced red berries and soft floral notes. Spices, mint, and toasted bread. A beautiful rosé perfect for this time of year from an excellent grower house. — 3 days ago
From San Guido estate, called Castiglioncello, Sassicaia, "the place of many stones". Blend of 85% Cab Sauv & 15% Cab Franc, deep Ruby with aromas of rich black fruits & complex spice aromas. On the palate ripe blackberry, cherry and sweet currants with flavors of cedar, vanilla spice, leather, bits of tar and cacao, a powerhouse. Fine soft tannins. silky smooth ending with slight earthy espresso and mineral character. Tastes great now and has room to continue aging! Outstanding!! — 15 days ago
This wine has a pale lemon hue with a delicate mousse. 🥂 🍾
👃 On the nose, this wine has a medium intensity of bright and youthful aromas including primary notes of white peach, yellow apple, pear tart, lemon zest, white blossom, and wet stone; also secondary notes of yeast, pastry, brioche, and marcona almonds.
👄 On the palate this wine is dry (Brut), with crisp, medium(+) acidity, a light body, medium alcohol, and medium intensity of flavors consistent with the nose, but with a stronger citric focus. The finish is medium.
🤔 This wine has a high proportion of Chardonnay (40%) for a non-vintage (NV) Champagne; it also has Pinot Noir (35%) and Pinot Meunier (25%) 🍇 . It is delicate and light. This wine spent 3-4 years "on the lees." Aging "on the lees" or "sur lie" is a wine-making practice (legally mandated in Champagne!) leaving the wine in contact with dead yeast cells, a.k.a. yeast particles that were used up in the fermentation process. In Champagne, an NV wine must undergo a minimum of 15 months aging with at least 12 months "sur lie". Taittinger has exceeded these minimums, which undoubtedly contributed to the presence of yeasty, bready, doughy, toasty, pastry notes that typify Champagne. 😍😍
I love that this Champagne House remains owned and operated by the founding family (who also owns the beloved Domaine Carneros in California). 💕💕 Having a glass and you get a sense for the love and attention to quality, carrying on the family tradition of excellence, elegance, and finesse.
Did I mention @champagnetaittinger is now planting vines in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧, near a village (Chilham) in Kent? This English sparkling is expected to be on the market in 2023/2024.
Cheers to always innovating, but also staying true to your roots 🙌🙌 — 2 days ago
Lovely place ! One of my very favorites — 4 days ago
Dauvissat’s 2011 Clos is in a great place as it enters the early stages of its prime drinking window. It has a really expressive and classic nose of algae, lemon pie, and wet rocks and there’s a nice sea spray salinity on the back end. It’s deep, textured and focused on the palate with good cut and pretty imposing power. Long and persistent finish. It had a 3 hour double decant which definitely helped its great showing. Perfect sushi wine! 🍣 🥰 — 7 days ago
A bottle full of joy and vitality. Engaged and surprised all senses. A rose that has both a soul and a sense of humor. Truly something unusual is the best possible way. — 22 days ago