One of the most sumptuous Rioja I’ve tasted. Rich yet so fine. A deep nose of ripe plum, red cherry, cedar, mocha, and tobacco and light earthy elements. Dense with great depth of flavors. Silky smooth. Modern with old world charm.
From vines 60 years old on average, 20 months in new French barrels. A relatively new winery. — a year ago
Outstanding. Deep golden color with few bubbles. This just screams excellence right off the bat. The nose is quite floral and very expressive. There’s some roasted nuts and buttered brioche notes to go with the grapefruit and cherries. Mint and smoke, vanilla and wet stones. Just plain gorgeous.
Vinous and deep and it just keeps going and going. 100% Pinot Noir from the Aube with no dosage and that shows immediately. Sharp and spunky with more than zippy acidity. I’m in love a little bit. Impeccable balance and structure here. Nothing cookie cutter, this is pure excitement in your glass. Very artisanal and elegant with so much power.
The attack is full of so much tension and personality. Very dry but effortlessly light and lithe. So youthful but that’s just fine. The minerality and texture of this champagne is just superb. Maybe this isn’t for everyone but it’s tailor made for me. — a year ago
Random Tuesday evening celebrating a friend is always a good idea. Great wine makes it an even better celebration.
Despite its young age this is drinking extremely well. Silky smooth tannins. Slightly fruit forward in that Hall way. Well made wine that could improve with age, but no need to wait. — a year ago
Good is a lovely cool climate unoaked Chardonnay with loads of lemon, green apple, yellow plum, honeysuckle, wet stone and flint. Tasting it blind I first thought it could be a great chenin blanc until the Chardonnay realization set in. Pricey but a terrific food wine. — a year ago