Tasted on the go, so little time to properly asset it. I like this style - light and sophisticated. Red berries, dried medicinal herbs, white pepper, raw meat, blood, and a tiny bit of VA. Elegant and delicious. Good tannin. Would love to taste it again. — a year ago
Still holds the title for best nose in the world! 1hr+ decant. Floral nose that’s insane. Could small the empty bottle all day long. Wine is classic Bordeaux with flowers, earth, and cedar dominating. Wine starts out deep and chewy but fades quickly. Still a favorite! Drink up! — a year ago
Young and pale in colour, the 2020 Domaine de la Charbonniere Blanc - the only white wine produced at this historic Châteauneuf-du-Pape estate - is a medium bodied, elegant wine made with Grenache (40%), Roussanne (40%) and Clairette (20%) from sandy soils in the appellation.
The exuberant nose offers aromas of peach, lavender, pear, cardamom and lime, with a generous hint of salted butter despite the limited use of oak and no malolactic fermentation. The palate is soft and welcoming, with a gorgeous mouthfeel and very concentrated fruit, finishing on a bitter lemon note. The long finish is very satisfying. This would be a brilliant wine for grilled prawns, and I’ll leave it at that. Ageworthy? Not sure, it’s a very complete wine now. — a year ago
Quite nice. A good value when I bought it and even better now as it’s going for $19. From the owners of Poggio di Sotto which we had the good fortune to taste at recently. Quite complete. Tannins at this point are still pretty forbidding, but at this price a good one to stock away for the future. — a year ago