Golden color. Rich, aged nosed of dried fruit, honey, and lots of lemon. I love the screaming minerality on the finish. Showed austerely at first- would recommend giving it some airtime to open up and fill in just as you would a Burg.
France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru
A very taut, brooding style seems consistent with Faiveley. All red fruit that was reminiscent of areas further south in the Cote d'Or. Pleasing acidity amongst a lineup of heavy Bordeaux. Needed some more time in the glass to really reveal itself and put on some weight. It felt a tad hollow at the time we drank it.
Showed much better than the first time I had. The leanness was still very strong in the lack of fruit and mainly gravel on the nose, but the palate was actually very rich and had plenty of intense fruit.
Delicious; ripe red and dark fruits, perfumy violets, sandalwood. Tannins are smooth already. Was considering supertuscan due to the exotic sandalwood. Really tasty and balanced. Could see Cali Cab drinkers liking this, too.
This showed really well...for a ringer! Was thinking this was Bordeaux (this is not a New World group), but it was probably too giving and open. Dark color, slight vanilla, young, juicy and a sturdy wine with plenty of stuffing to keep this drinking well for many years more. A slight bitter finish kept this very interesting.
A very rich wine with lots of soy on the nose. Cannot tell if this bottle was slightly cooked or the style of winemaking has caused premature aging. It is also extremely tannic and will rip your face off.
France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Echezeaux Grand Cru
Really bright red fruit underneath the dense, sweet texture. Sour cherry, sweet spice, musky- not brett, very balanced, with a fresh finish. Half said older grenache and the other half said Burg. Really tasty and should have won the tasting.
At least the 3rd bottle I've had. This was probably the leanest fruitwise but it made up for it in Graves character. Leather, mushroom, dirt, cigar, and possibly a hint of brett. Still a satisfying drink.
France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton Grand Cru
Lots of berry and medicinal notes in the seamlessly sappy texture. There was some interesting, chalky minerality on the finish. Could see this improve by letting it sit for a few more years though it's really delicious today.