Wow. Wonderful showing for this wine. Garnet in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose is deep (and great) with cherries, black cherries, roasted meats, spice and slight dark chocolate. Full bodied. On the palate, this is complex and layered. Black cherries, slight sour cherries, and spice with underlying earthiness. Long finish. This is great on its own and would be nice to slowly savor but it will work well with food. Roasted duck would be a nice match. This bottle was about at peak, but should easily go another ten to fifteen years.
Serafin has always been a great source of "value" in Burgundy although "value" in Burgundy is relevant. Ruby in color, a bit flat though clear. The nose has cherries, some rhubarb, but it is ripe (nothing green). Also a bit of spice. Medium bodied. On the palate, this is a bit one dimensional. Perhaps it is just young. Nice cherry fruit and some toasted oak. Moderate finish. A bit disappointing as there is little value left. drink over the next seven to ten years. Better with food. This would work well with roasted chicken.
Light golden in color, clear and bright. The nose is smoky with lemon notes. Medium to full bodied. Slightly oily texture. On the palate, lemons and lemon candy with a bit of minerality. A bit lower in acidity than expected but enough. Nice finish. This is drinking well now and should continue for another ten to twelve years. It drinks well on its own but is better served with food. This would be nice with grilled Salmon.
Great showing for this wine! At age 21, it is showing just a bit of age. No signs of any real oxidation (too old to be premox). Golden in color, clear and bright. The nose is nice with smoke, grapefruit, slight lemon and a bit of minerality. A lovely, oily texture. Medium bodied. Light tannins which were surprising. On the palate, this has a lemon hard candied quality to it with plenty of acidity to counter it. Long finish. Based solely on this bottle, this could have gone another ten to fifteen years. Good on its own, but better with food, this went very well with Baba Ghanoush
Purchased off the list at The Arbor in Pasadena California. Kudos to them for this inspired and affordable choice. $65 or so off the list. Purple in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose is deep with black raspberries, slight blueberries, hints of bubble gum and black licorice. Medium bodied. Nice texture. On the palate, this is young but tasty. Blueberries and black raspberries with a slight sour note. Nice finish. This is drinking well now and should drink well for the next five to eight years. It went very well with Pappardelle Pasta, Pesto and Burrata.
As prices for white Burgundy in general and Chablis in particular continue to rise, it is nice to find still affordable producers making great wine. This is one such producer. the wine is made in a concrete egg and sees no oak. Light golden in color with some green hues, clear and bright. The nose is nice with crushed shells, slight chalk/minerality and lemon. Medium bodied. Lean and racy texture. Good acidity. On the palate, lemons and crushed shells. Long finish. This is drinking well now and should continue to drink well for another ten to twelve years. Nice on its own, this w
This is not your typical Santenay. For one thing, it is white. For another, this is one of the best. 100% Chardonnay. Light golden in color, clear and bright. Vibrant nose of peach, apple and slight tropical fruit. Medium bodied. Slightly viscous. Crisp acidity. On the palate, this is delicious. Deep and complex with peach, apple, minerality and slight salinity. Long finish. This is drinking well and should for the next five to eight years (and maybe more). Better with food, this will go well with chicken or tuna salad.
2005 Dominique Laurent Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaumonts Vieilles Vignes, France, Burgundy, Cotes du Nuits, Wine Review
Great showing for this Premier Cru from the excellent 2005 vintage. Ruby/purple in color, clear and bright. The nose is nice with cherries, chervil and spice. Medium bodied. On the palate, this is bigger than on the nose. Cherries, black cherries with some spice. Long finish. Drinking well at age 17, this should go another ten to fifteen more years. Better with food, this would work well with a seared Tuna Steak with a seared crust.
These wines don't seem to get the respect that other Bourgogne's get and that is a shame. This was delicious. It is more understated, but that is not a bad thing in Burgundy. Light ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose is nice with cranberries, rhubarb, cherries and slight char. Medium bodied. A bit riper on the palate with cherries and slight rhubarb. Light tannins. Sour/tart cherries on the finish. This works better with food than on its own. Sweet and sour Pork would work well.
This is from a small producer in the south of burgundy. Light ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose is nice with cherries, char and slight green/herbal notes. Medium bodied. Wispy tannins. This is better on the palate with elegant cherry fruit. Slightly complex. Good finish. This is a delightful Pinot Noir that drinks well on its own and is also great with food. A nice wine for Roasted Duck.