Starting to show well, but obviously has miles to go. The vintage works well for the classic Krug style as this is opulent and loaded with rich toasty fruit showing apple, citrus and toffee. Supported by great acidity and has barely started to develop. — 4 months ago
American style gin. Light with restrained juniper and citrus. — 6 months ago
Thanksgiving week with my in-laws.
Nose has wood smoke, crushed rocks, deep purple fruits are very generous, ripe blackberry and plum are prominent.
Palate has nice depth, sweet blackberry, black cherry, smoked ripe plum, confectionery sugar, hints of mild oak with a medium-long finish. Perfect entry to the world.
Debut commercial vintage from a son of one of the Masters of Beaujolais, at long last, Alex Foillard is bringing his wines to the world. Starting with an epic hail vintage, supply was quite limited for much of the North. Luckily Bouilly and Côte de Brouilly had minimal damage. For those in the know, 2016 Burgundy's will be wines for the ages. — 4 months ago
Jason’s birthday (with his wifey). Stunning presentation. Lovely nose of toasted hazelnuts and baked bread. Palate is energetic. Tilts towards spices with hints of nutmeg and cinnamon. Really nice acid profile with excellent balance and mid palate weight. Delicate minerallity comes along for the ride, and completes what is a polished example. Very impressive. — a year ago
I bought a 1000ml bottle of this gin and it's nearly gone. Monkey 47, when served with Fever Tree Refreshingly Light Tonic, is a stunningly fresh, lively, complex and intriguing drink - no guest has ever been satisfied with just one. It's a hell of a gin. Aromatic and arresting, the myriad herbs that comprise Monkey 47 each play their note in the orchestra that is this gin. I'm English and I like London gins, and perhaps I'm lacking loyalty by loving this Black Forest beauty, but so be it. This Monkey's Gone to Heaven. — 8 months ago
Sweet roses, hints of smoke and licorice on the nose. Wonderful freshness and mineral quality, persistent on the finish. Slightly tart (but never bitter) cherry pit character, showing a bit more flesh with several hours aeration. Firm and structured expression of Fleurie that maintains its balance and sense of delicacy. You should expect this to do well in the cellar, 8-10 years. — 2 years ago