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
Inky wine from rim to rim. Charred boar ragout, marigolds and violets, in cedar planters. Chunky baker's chocolate baking, teak, black shoe polish, burnt mocha rye, mint in turned soil scribbled on by grape scented marker. Smoked plum, worm castings, raw chocolate, espresso grounds, graphite dust. Oak and pepper belched from an arcane volcanic sacrifice. Wood tannins mushroom and coat the tongue. Next year's harvest might be a lock with this kind of dark dedication. #crozeshermitage #crozes #rhonewine #syrah #purpleteetharesexy — 3 years ago
Alright, non-drinking-friendly ap. here is version 2: Dark Fig, Apple-cinnamon-plum and tobacco, complex mud. Middle road mouthfeel opens a big door of pepper in a surprise move that really is an amazing turn. Balanced, velvety texture that sings with Northern Rhone specificity! Beautiful wine with depth and range! #Cornas #northernRhoneWines #RhoneWine #DomaineDurand #Empreintes — 5 years ago
Warm baguette with whipped butter and lemon. Artichoke, green tomato, grilled pineapple, smoky hog jowl on greens, pretzel dough, basil and capers are bursting from the glass in gaseous form. Medium mouthfeel, buttery and olive-briny, white mushroom, flat-citric lemon oil bordering on curd, and yellow wax beans with water chestnuts and almonds. Nice acidity keeps tho one from becoming sluggish. A full, round mouthful, with plenty to contemplate. Persistent and palate-coating. #CDP #chateauneufdupapeblanc #blanc #frenchwine #popewine #domainedessénéchaux #rhonewine — 2 years ago