Pretty ruby. Ash, plums, smoke form some interesting aromas. Full and sweet palate with candied cherry. Its 15% alcohol isn’t hiding as even at 55 degreens its a little hot. A 92 rating from the most influential wine critic, and I don’t like it that much. Its fine, but nothing special for $30. [...]
Archive for November, 2011
Lovely dark ruby. Dripping sugary plums and all-spice aromas. Full and totally delish. Strawberries. pine, and an excellent balance. Long, tasty finish. Not the most complex wine, but everything works. Despite my post on 07 Dugat Bourgogne, I believe in buying great producers, especially for their lower-end wines. Domenico Clerico is my list. [...]
Dark ruby. Darker than most other 07s I’ve seen. Interesting aromas of earth and anise. Then a tart red fruit palate. An interesting creaminess but the acids win out in the end. This is merely OK. Retail $20, and tastes about $20. Grade: B.
From a 1/2 bottle. Translucent with some bricking. Nice Gevrey earthy aromas, with some cherry liquor, and evergreen. Silky and light palate, yet a nice shining harmony. Nice finish. Decent, especially for a 1997 villages. Winebid purchase for $20 hammer. I would rebuy at this price. Not a great burgundy, but its got some charm. [...]
Pale golden. Overwhelming oyster shell, grapefruit aromas. Salty, saline briny impeccably balanced, super long. I’m licking the inside of a raw oyster. Holy cow. This is a villages wine? I’ve had worse grand crus! Retail $30 (but I found it for $19). Grade: A
From a 1/2 bottle. Violet translucent ruby. Great dried leaves, forest floor (suis bois in wine geek) and dried cranberries make up the incredibly compelling nose. Powerful and hard on the palate with a big block of flavor and a tremendous tannic spine. This is a harmonic beauty. While all about the potential now, it [...]