Wow. For some reason, the JJ Prum 2015 wines have not shut down. This one is amazing. It will get better as well and probably has 50 years of great drinking ahead. One of the truly great wines out there and when one factors in price, there are not many better values. This was from a 375ml bottle. Light golden in color. The nose is clean with minerals, wet rocks and slight peach and grapefruit. On the palate, this is sweet, not cloying. Great acidity. More about minerals but some stone fruit. Deep and contemplating. Long finish. Spectacular.
If you are a wine lover, wine connoisseur, wine aficionado or even if you just like to have a couple of glasses on a Friday night, it soon becomes obvious that there are some wines that are held in a higher esteem in the wine world. Sometimes, it is because these wines are very rare. Other times, it’s because the wine has a place in history. Sometimes it’s because the wine is just that good. Here is a list of 75 wines from France that make up that category. A few caveats. I have not tried every wine on this list. Some I have and others I hope to. Many of these wines are rare and hard to find. That doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be on the list. After all, if the opportunity presents itself, go for it.
It’s hot. The Fourth of July witnessed blistering temperatures around California, and this time the Bay Area was no exception. In my last column , I bemoaned the cool temperatures that typically beset the San Francisco metropolitan area in June and July and used the unseasonable chill as an excuse to explore one of the heavier wine regions of France, the syrah-saturated Northern Rhône. But our recent string of 75-plus-and-sunny days shows my pessimism to be ill-advised.