Purchased on release and well cellared, this has help up great. Deep garnet in color with some purple hues, mostly clear and bright. The nose has cherries, slight earthiness, a hint of floral notes. Uncharacteristically for this winery, this was clean with no animal or barnyard notes. Medium to full bodied. Lively. No sign of age. On the palate, vibrant cherry and black cherry fruit with a modicum of complexity. Long finish. Different bottles will vary at this stage, so it probably should be drunk sooner than later, but this bottle would have gone another ten. Nice with food than
Crazy history on this winery but I am not going into that here. This particular bottle was very nice. Deep ruby in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose is nice with cherries, spice, and slight smoke. Maybe a hint of funk. Medium bodied with slight tannins. On the palate, this is mature and drinking well. Cherries, slight rhubarb and earthy undertones. Good acidity. Nice finish. This should continue to drink well for another eight to ten years. Lamb chops would work well.
2017 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Gevrey-Chambertin Clos du Château, France, Burgundy, Wine Review
Garnet in color, opaque and bright. The nose is quite tight. Even with a lot of coaxing, this seemed closed for business. On the palate, this is a bit more open, especially with some air. Black cherry fruit, some cherries and spice. Good mouthfeel and balance. Long finish. This needs another five to ten years and should drink well for ten to fifteen after that. This would work well with a Wild Mushroom Risotto.
Very nice showing for this. It seems to be just about at peak right now. Ruby in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose has cherries, black cherries and slight baking spice. Medium to full bodied. On the palate, light tannins. Black cherry fruit with some spice. Complex with tight layering. Great mouthfeel. Long finish. This should drink well over the next ten to twelve years. This will work well with aGarlic-butter Roast Chicken.
From 70 year old vines in Burgundy, this is a very nice Chardonnay. Light golden/green in color, clear and bright. The nose has minerals, lemons, hazelnuts and spice. Medium to full bodied. On the palate, the lemons and minerals come thru. Nice balanced. Easy to drink. drink this over the next ten to twelve years. Nice on its own, this will be even better with lighter foods or sea food. Tuna steaks would be a nice match.
This is the basic Domaine bottling (they also make one that doesn't list Domaine that is a negociant blend). Fevre is about the best producer of affordable Chablis. Light golden in color with some green. The nose has lemons, slight green apples and a hint of chalk. Medium bodied. On the palate, the lemons and slight green apples come out with a bit of chalk/minerals underneath. Lots of energy here. Nice acidity. Long finish. A great value in white Burgundy. This drinks great on its own but will work better with food. Oysters or clams are classic but any seafood should work. Drin
Bichot makes a lot of wine and most of it is reasonably priced and of good quality. This is no exception. Green gold in color, clear and bright. The nose is nice with lemons, slight chalk/minerals, and a slight apple quality. Light bodied. On the palate, this drinks easy. Lemon candy notes with some fresh lemon. Some acidity. A slight bitter note on the finish. This needs to be consumed now. It works well on its own but better with lighter foods. It went well with a cheese pizza.
Quite the treat! Served to me by friends! Light golden in color, clear and bright. The nose takes some time to open, and then orange/tangerine, peach, slight almond flour and a bit of a floral note. Medium bodied with a slightly oily (in a good way) texture. On the palate, this takes some time to open and then shows peach, tangerine, and stony minerality. Delicious. Long finish. This is young and will undoubtedly improve over the next seven to ten years. It should drink well for another ten to twelve after that. That said, it offers up so much energy and intensity now, it would be
1981 Domaine Ponsot Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Clos des Monts Luisants Blanc, France, Burgundy, Cotes de Nuits, Wine Review
The neck tag on this said 1978 but the label said 1981 so... A bit of research seems to suggest this is 60% Aligote, 25% Chardonnay, and 15% Pinot Gouges. Golden in color, clear and bright. The nose has a lot of mushrooms along with a bit of citrus and a burnt almond quality. Medium to full bodied. On the palate, the citrus and burnt almond quality come out. There is some life here but not a lot. Still an interesting wine to try. Drink up if you have any. Giving it the respect it deserves, share this wine with friends without food and have a back up bottle. It doesn't seem fair to
This is a nice easy going French Chardonnay (listed on the label). Light golden in color, clear and bright. The nose has pears and apples with a slight note of almonds. Light bodied. Crisp and clean. On the palate, green apples with a slight minerality. Nice balance. Good finish. This is refreshing and should be popular among fans of all styles of Chardonnay. This should be consumed over the next couple of years. It drinks well on its own and will work well with salads and seafoods.