Wow- this is sooo opulent. Nose is honeyed with some definite botrytis, aromas of golden apple, baked apple, golden raisin, tangerine, and some buttered popcorn. Baklava, pistachio and pastry notes. All on the nose. Then the palate, it’s a pretty flawless follow-up. Enveloping, with the roundest mouth-coating acidity, dialed up to just the right level, and complemented with a touch of RS. The finish is lingering. Really, the perfect package for what this is. Age has done wonders. If anything’s wrong with it, it may be just a bit too rich for most occasions. Still this is such an impressive piece of craftsmanship.
In terms of lifespan, it seems to be in a sweet spot between primary fruit and secondary right now, with both beautifully integrated. I only wish I had another bottle in the cellar to see what this might become. — 6 days ago
Again, some of may favorite sparkling. Liz also loved it. Had some subtle salinity and/or even smoke. Then crisp and a little fruit. Pretty great. — 4 days ago
Too intense on day one, really nice on day two. Pairs perfectly with a garbage salad. Mackenzie said it was a fiddle yesterday and a cello today.￼ — 6 days ago
This is intense and concentrated from the pop of the cork. Hints of honey on the nose along with the strong lemon & pear notes which coat the palate. The back end of this shows off an additional peach component along with vibrant & fresh acidity. Wonderfully complex & completely delicious. — 19 days ago
Sometimes a wine can offer thoughtful provocation and also the option to tune out - pending mood. This is the type of Blanc Vin Fe France I’d imagine the people of Touraine are proud to drink daily. Really beautiful aromas of smokey flint, seaweed, and lemon citrus grass with a sturdy backbone. It’s where the sea meets the river and if this was there was, it’d be enough. — 21 days ago