Youthful ruby. Incredible truffle, earthy laced plum aromas. Then classic Barolo dried roses, tar and bitter chocolate palate. Its got a sappy quality I usually get from great burgundy. Really spreads across the broad and long finish. This is a real beast and a treat. Starting to drink now, but will age a long, long [...]
Archive for August, 2011
Very dark. Mostly interesting, yet some strange aromas. There’s nice warm earth, but a cold green streak running away with it. It does have the magic menthol forrest aromas I love from Gevrey. Full, rich and aggressive palate. Lots of depth, and great pinot sap and balance, but the nasty green streak [...]
Dark velvet purple. Just decadent aromas of plums, cherry jolly rancher, and a little kick of cayenne. Huge, thick, viscous palate. Waves of flavor. So full and easy to drink, but what’s amazing here it is really has a sense of place. Quite rare in a wine this big. I think this is my favorite [...]
A terrible bottle. I think both corked and premox. Yuck.
I opened this as a special treat to kick off a vacation week. Dark ruby. Huge Chambolle ash aromas. A delicious deep palate, with tons of pinot sap. There’s the green of the 04s but it works as a beauty mark, and it also shows some dark cherry with layer after layer of flavor. [...]
Pale golden. Great aromas of lychee, pineapple, brioche, and lemon. Then a touch of wood as a frame for a deceptive depth with a playful feel. Excellent balance and harmony. It doesn’t have the staying power, the richness, nor the distinctiveness, but somehow this reminds me of a great Batard Montrachet. Its less mineral/ [...]