Brutally young but why not? Nose of granite and tons of soil and dark informed black fruit. Really compelling mineral and such a sense of deepness. Man this is young. But awesome. As it opens, clay and floral, wet soil, man is this complex. Whirling. Palate is a beast but also so so refined and complex. Balance is terrific and the depth is Melville like. Herman that is. Dark pure fruit and wonderful acidity and freshness and a finish that does not quit. Wow. Superb concentration and tiny berry fruit intensity. — 6 days ago
Weekly Wednesday Wine Committee. Incredible hosting by Joe. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert wine, all tasted blind.
I called this Marsanne/Roussanne Blend, so I was pretty close. It was waxy and had smoked honeycomb with sea salt. Savory in character but light. — 7 days ago
Blueberry compote, Raspberry, Plum. Nice combo of rich fruit with and edge of tartness. All classic secondaries are present: cured meat, black pepper, smoke. Showing the vintage, for sure. I like this expression of Saint-Joseph and think Syrah fans of all regions would find something pleasing in this bottle. — 11 days ago
Jeebus. Needs 30 minutes to open up. Wow. Some tropical fruit but contained. Lovely minerality and balancing acidity. Lovely long grippy finish. I thought this would be a monster given the vintage but it’s very elegant. Wow. Bought from fass selections — 24 days ago
This just tastes a bit unfinished to me. High hopes for the ‘15. Earth and slate nose. The are robust and the fruit notes are lacking. This is full-bodied. Perhaps I should give this a try in another two year, but I suspect this will not integrate further. Brooding dark fruit after three hours. — 25 days ago