I’ve owed Delectable some posts for a while now....and we need community now more than ever and Delectable has always been a positive, supportive community...so I’m jumping back in. I’m about 300 wines behind but I’m going to work backward starting with the wines I’ve enjoyed the last few weeks during this period of relative isolation. I’m calling this series “Loving Wine in the Time of Corona” as a nod to my boy Gabriel Garcia Marquez who was also a big time wine guy......this bottle is from our first Zoom tasting with the local wine group @romo @Steve Anderson @Michael Meyer @Matthew Beckman @Vickie Beuerle @Dan Blackwell on 3/14. Pinot theme. The Meo was youthful and pure, so much depth, concentration and lively red fruit. Good times with great people. — a day ago
Nose is Amazing. Cherry lipstick. Big fresh cherries. Integrated licorice. Perfume as it aerates.
Palate is awesome. Cherries and spice.
Finish is crazy. Long and super fresh like after eating 10 cherries and the juice rushes down your maw.
Bought from fass selections. — 6 hours ago
Nose has decaying leaves, dried black cherry, distant new shower curtain, slight cow pasture, Maraschino cherry, unopened Bandaid and very slight eucalyptus.
Palate has ripe black cherry, dried blackberry, plum skin, cedar sawdust, blueberry seed, slightly drying on the medium finish and mild acidity remaining.
Not what we generally expect from C-M (our favorite village), but doing acceptably for a Sunday night bottle, peaceful.
2 hour decant, very...stinky on cork pull.
(Background photo on my Chromecast ambient scroll is Mathusalem (6L) of 2012 Taittinger Comtes (Only 510 bottles produced!) from our visit in May 2018...🤤🤤🤤) — 8 days ago
This app has crapped out twice on me now. Lost my notes, and this is my third attempt...
Last bottle was oxidized, not this one. Notes of caramel, honey and bay leaf on the nose and palate. Very little acidity to talk about. Moderate sweetness completed what is a fully mature example. — 21 days ago
Dark crimson tawny. Regal looking. Exotic nose. Notes of bing cherry, raspberries, iron, menthol, roses and a little camphor. Quiet in the mouth at open, gave it 4 hours in the decanter and the structure powered up. Silky wine with amazing perfume. My first taste of the 93 and it’s perhaps the best Vogue Musigny I’ve ever had. Still young in its journey Give it a lot of air if opening now, but it’s easily got a few decades in front of it yet. This is the real deal! — 3 days ago
WNH virtual tasting - great fun!
This presented in a somewhat idiosyncratic way. The nose displayed apples, pears and a touch of caramel. But the palate was like a chameleon - first, you noticed the typical Chardonnay signature, but it also displayed some SB like (sherbet) notes. A rare white from NSG, as this village, for the most part, produces reds. Medium weight and texture, with a balanced acid profile. Finishes with a flinty note. I’m sure that this wine would have baffled most in a blind tasting, including moi. — 15 hours ago
2015. First time around with this producer. Loads of power right out of the gate. Nose packs a big aromatic punch with spiced bing cherries & mushroom/earthiness. The palate is rich dark fruit with ripe, grippy tannins. Acid is behind everything else at this point. The mid palate shows fantastic spicy notes that linger through the finish. Paired with the grippy texture, this shows great complexity for such a young wine. — 12 days ago
Last week was a combo of 4th Friday and Open That Bottle Night on back to back nights. Needless to say, the lineup between both days was full of heavy hitters, so I’m only posting standout bottles.
I agree with other comments that this would be a good bridge from Cali/OR to burgundy. The fruit here is still quite ripe and powerful, highlighting the warm vintage. Darker profile compared to the Laurent Mazis-Chambertin...blackberries, black cherries, blueberry fig, violets, and espresso aromatics. Less acidity than the other, and more plum. I imagine the flavor profile will stay here for quite a while, but I don’t think it’s improving. — 25 days ago
Sharp-edged on open, this quickly softened in decanter, showing bright berry and twigs on the nose. What followed was a fabulously smooth and nicely delineated smoky red cherry soaked in Earl Grey tea. Fine tannins and a lonnnnng finish. For C$42 a steal! — 3 days ago
Picked this up at the vineyard — 10 days ago