Immaculate aromas of rich tobacco, raspberry reduction and purest blackberry with sweet cedar and Madagascar vanilla, with violets, roses, and mint. Black currant, blackberry, graphite, concentrated forest notes of pinecone, bramble, baker’s chocolate, licorice, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, cedar, Jamaican tobaccos, dried violets, Roobios, and iron minerality. #chateauhauteserre #icone #cahors #frenchwinescholar #frenchred #malbec #swfrance — a year ago
2007 Gigondas from certified bio dynamic winemaker Montirius is a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvèdre. From bones planted in 1925 this medium body red shows delivers lots of red fruit, dried herbs, pepper with a dusty earthiness in the mouth. This wine spent no time in oak at all and seems to be at its peak now. Decent bottle at $24.95.
#vinrouge #montirius #gigondas #rhonewine #frenchred #terredesaines #southernfranceredwine #biodynamicwine — 3 years ago
Warm earth, cinnamon and clove, black cherry, violets, roses, fungal hyphae, split bones and gingerbread. Medium mouthfeel that suggests oregano, white pepper, nickel, grill char, graphite, smoke, and cassis berry. This is great young; got it just before shutdown. #pauillac #baronsderothschild #bordeaux #frenchred #leftbank — 2 years ago
From Cahors in Southwest France, this 100% Malbec is pleasantly good for under $20. Showing initial black currant and plum on the palate, the time in French oak barrels has allowed the fruit to integrate nicely with the wood, leather and smokey layers, felt in the mouth. It's a rich, juicy and well structured wine at this price point.
#chateaulamartine #cahors #malbec #southwestfrance #frenchred #nicholaspearcewines #vinrouge — 3 years ago
Mushroom and roots of river scrub poking out from muddy banks while skewering the corner-baked brownie with a thin, nearly burnt, crispy collar. A papyrus envelope lies open, filled with sandalwood soaked clay, and a blackberry, blueberry, gooseberry reduction with cassis just to tease. Lean mouthfeel that turns sharply mid-palate to a gravelly mineshaft of nutmeg, black sesame, burnt brownie bits, and soft cranberry jellies wraps up herbaceously with cedar chips, Provençal herbs, hazelnut, Brazil nut skin, hot saw blades salivating old cherrywood and belching pipe tobacco. Kept me nose deep in the funk. Brilliant wine with a surly personality. #LaFleurdeBoüard #Pomerol #rightbank #frenchred #lalande #lalandelicious #rivermonster — 2 years ago