I had a disappointing experience with the 2017 a few months back (I think it was in a dumb phase, because these are normally delicious), and wanted to see how the 2016 fared. I also wanted to compare my GlasVin aromatic burg glass with my new Grassl Cru burg glass.
Classic RM SE wine here. At five years, it’s still voluptuous and rich enough to play to those who enjoy the bigger style but has plenty of acidity and snap on the palate to cater to those who prefer more restraint. It does have some signature blood orange both aromatically and on the palate, along with spice, dark floral tones/potpourri and rich black cherry. Whereas the 2017 showed more cola and menthol, I don’t get that at all here. Bright and lifted overall profile. Quite delicious and will be easily for another 5+yrs.
As an aside, the Grassl Cru glass has a much more narrow rim and makes the aromatics more concentrated than the GlasVin. They both drank similarly. Maybe Grassl for more lean/true burgundy pinots that may need concentration and GlasVin for new world/bigger style pinots since they don’t need as much help in the aromatic department. — 6 days ago
Smooth with notes of tobacco. — 19 days ago
Bias alert. We love this Pinot. The style and secret vineyards add to the quality. Prime grapes from two distinctive vineyards produces a big red fruit, with layered nuances of butterscotch throughout. — 10 days ago
Another local favorite. Secrets be told. Beckstoffer lives quietly inside. Plush. Velvety finish. — 10 days ago
Great wine that is bold then dry — a month ago
Easy drinking wine. Lemon, apple, honeysuckle. — 17 days ago
Very pleasing. Chalk. — 6 days ago