This wine is deep ruby with intensely concentrated black fruit (blackberry, plum, cassis) aromas and flavors, along with black pepper, licorice, nutmeg, cedar, clove, wet earth, mushroom, and leather notes. Lovely complement to the Boeuf Bourguignon with strong acidity and tannins, high alcohol, and full body.
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Les Olivets, Roger Sabin, S.Rhône, France. Vintage 2016. ABV 15%. — 2 years ago
2021 Vintage. Blackberry and dark chocolate flavor stood out with hints of spice & oak. Would recommend. Served with beef bourguignon. — 3 months ago
Vanilla and almond on the aroma. Creamy body upfront that quickly turns into a high drying acid that reminds me of grapefruit zest. Lemongrass on the mid palate and as it gets closer to room temp, the nuttiness turns into pistachio. Definitely the best Sake I’ve had in a long time. — 10 months ago
Yes, ‘18 was a warm vintage and this wine reflects that. It’s ripe and rich, but it wears it well: black plum, cassis, licorice, dark clay, violets. Doesn’t feel hot ever. Foillard’s silky tannins are more velvety. Maybe not the most nuanced and elegant vintage but still a great wine with depth and the most sublime mouthfeel. — a month ago