Interesting nose of smoked meats, veggies, red fruit, and herbs. The palate was hard to enjoy, at first, as the tannins were just ripping. Threw it into a decanter and after an hour or so the tannins seem to relax a bit. Super light color is oh so sexy, and the flavors are really precise. Nice radish, cranberry and mineral notes with floral undertones. Going to hold my other bottles.
France, Loire Valley, Pays Nantais, Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine
This is an amazing combination of lush Muscadet fruit and crystalline pear and peach notes. Clisson has that extra density to it, but the acidity is there and it's hard to think of a better sub $25 wine.
Vinous nose with cured meats and dried floral notes. The palate was really sexy with lush dark fruits, and a nice earthy belly to it. Nice length and good complexity. My first Coche rouge...pretty dang good.
France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
Very lush and expressive fruit here. Dublere's Corton's are always tipping the scales...broad shouldered with medium acidity, these seem to be positioned to impress now versus later. Yeah, this is pretty good.
Drank alongside Burgundies, this seemed rich and fat. While this didn't have that cherry cola note that a lot of Californian pinots have, this was somewhat dense and clunky (again, compared to the other wines being poured).
Lots of fruit and mineral. Some talked about this being flawed, but I never tasted anything that seemed out of place. Didn't have a ton of complexity, but that's not what I'm looking for with this wine. Nice balance and acidity.
France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru
Probably my favorite wine. Loved its rustic, earthy underbelly...such a great combination with the vivid, juicy 2009 fruit. A really nicely composed wine...layers of fruit and florals with zippy minerality.