Tasting Notes for eagreni

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White
7/30/2022 - eagreni wrote:
93 points
Pretty intense nose of yellow apples, chalk, hazelnuts, grilled lemon and butter. Medium plus mouthfeel, high acidity, nice chalky minerality, very long.
Perfect bottle, beautifully showing, drinks amazingly well now!
Red
8/7/2022 - eagreni wrote:
90 points
Aromas of plums, black cherries, tobacco, chocolate, spices and toasty oak. Medium plus acidity, big mouthfeel, medium tannins, some alcohol warmth, good length. This is defintely not a shy wine, but I really enjoyed it to a bbq-burger. Drinks well now, but absolutely no hurry her.
Red
7/15/2022 - eagreni Likes this wine:
90 points
Purple appearence. Aromas of dark berries, black cherries and blackberries. A relatively spicy touch. Nicely integrated oak. Medium concentration, nice clean fruit, juicy, medium plus acidity, firm tannins, good length. A wine that drinks well today, but this will defintely benefit from 5-7 more years of cellaring. Good qpr!
Red
12/31/2021 - eagreni wrote:
91 points
Very tight just after opening. A couple of hours in a carafe helps, and a rather generous aroma of red cherries is showing up. I also find raspberries and violets, but in terms of aroma this bottle remains guite introvert and shy. The palate, however, is a different story, and it brings to mind greater optimism on behalf of the vintage. A delicious velvety mouthfeel, crisp fruit, medium plus concentration and great acidity. Good length. A fairly compact village with dense fruit. This will need cellar time. An energetic wine with all components present, they just need time to fall into place. And with time this will evolve into a brilliant village. My remaining bottles will be left in the cellar for at least 5 years.
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Red
10/22/2021 - eagreni wrote:
90 points
A lot of dirty barnyard when opening. Probably brett? Or is it related to the low sulphur production? Fortunately, an hour in the carafe helps a lot. And from here it just gets better and better. The wine has an incredibly complex aroma. Cool fruit, mainly on the dark side, with crackling and juniper, but there is also some red fruit here in the direction of cranberries. Lots of classic syrah markers like hung meat, leather and stall, black olives, pine needles and camphor. Also a fairly distinct scent of granite. In addition, a floral touch in the direction of lilies that comes and goes.

Medium plus concentration, cool fresh fruit, juicy, a drying tannin bite despite its 9 years, high acidity, very long and pleasant finish. It just lasts and lasts.

A fresh and seductive wine, at the same time as there is a wonderful rawness here. The freshness lies in the light and juicy mouthfeel, while the aromas and finish represent the rawness.

Both fruit, tannins and acidity indicate that there should be no hurry here. But what about the overwhelming barnyard that never really let go? Will this fault be reinforced or fade away with more storage? I'm not sure.

There is a lot of quality here. And singularity. Lots of drinking pleasure. But the barnyard notes prevent the wine from reaching its full potential. I say 90 points, but this both could and should have been more.
Red
7/31/2021 - eagreni wrote:
92 points
Very fruit driven. Nose of red fruits, lots of raspberries and a little strawberries. Floral. Juicy mouthfeel, consentrated, good acidity, detailed, elegant style, long. A balanced and very good wine, but more Burgundian in style than classic Barolo.
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White
7/31/2021 - eagreni wrote:
93 points
Aromatic nose of yellow apples, peaches, lychees, raspberries, slate and flint. A powerfull wine, but still with a lot of finesse and elegance. Very concentrated, high acidity, seamless, very long. An incredibly balanced and elegant wine! The 2012-vintage is perfectly mature now, but a 2005 tasted alongside was still in good shape. This suggests that it will probably drink well for a at least 5 more years, but I guess it is in it's prime at the moment.
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White
7/25/2021 - eagreni wrote:
91 points
An hour in the carafe to open up. Aroma of ripe lemons, yellow apples, great minerality with limestone and flint, salty sea, hazelnuts. A typical chablis on the nose. The palate, though, is what impresses me the most. Steel like acidity, phenomenal fruit concentration, salty, energetic, very long. A relatively rich style, but everything is in beautiful balance. Delicious, fresh and refreshing on a hot afternoon on the terrace.

I notice that some people have expressed concern about the cellaring potential for 2014 white Burgundy and Chablis due to the high acidity. Well, I do not share an ounce of this concern. The underlying fruit in the vintage is so incredibly beautiful with a very high concentration, and the 2014 fruit will have zero problem balancing the 2014 acidity for a long time. This wine is only at the beginning of its drinking window, but due to a slightly obsolete bottle last year, I did not dare to wait any longer with this one. Unfortunately my last bottle, but I would very much like to taste this again both 5 and 10 years down the road. 2014 shows again that this is a great vintage in Chablis! 91 points
White
7/2/2021 - eagreni wrote:
86 points
Yellow apples, lemons, white peaches and a little touch of butter on the nose. Medium intensity. A little oily mouthfeel, medium acidity and a decent length with some grapefruit bitterness. An easy-drinking Macon at a nice price point
Red
6/23/2021 - eagreni wrote:
89 points
Reductive style and it needs an hour in the decanter to let the funk blow away. After that a beautiful fruity performance. Forest berries, black cherries, blueberries, licorice, earthy tones, hints of pepper.
Juicy in the mouth, cool fruit, good acidity, nice tannin grip, very good length with a little bitterness at the end. Only 12,5% abv, which is pretty remarkable from California.

Good balance in the wine, and a perfect match for entrecôte with grilled squash and paprika.

Will buy again.
Red
5/22/2021 - eagreni wrote:
93 points
Dates, figs, leather, cedar, tobacco, slate, pencil tip and hints of mint on the nose. An interesting and beautiful boquet, but not the most flirtatious and perfumed Margaux. Still som pretty tannins, high acidity and good length. Good concentration, but noticable lower concentration than the 1985 and 1998 drank alongside. A nice and mature Margaux who drinks well now. No further development potential, drink now.
Red
5/22/2021 - eagreni wrote:
96 points
I know there is a lot of bottle variation of this wine, and I was a little anxious upon opening how this bottle would show. Luckily there was no need to worry.

It started off a little shy and reserved, but after an hour in the decanter it was really singing and dancing in flirtatiuos ways. Complex nose. Of course figs and dates, but also red cherries and ripe wild strawberries, wild strawberries of the type that have lain a little in the sun and got a hint of something sweetly oxidative. Also beautiful spices, a bit like I can imagine it smells like at a bazaar in Marrakesh. In addition, sweet pipe tobacco, butter caramel, hints of apricot and orange peel, leather and forest floor. In the mouth, the wine is delicate and a little fragile. Subtle. Completely worn tannins, high acidity, concentrated, very long. A complex, balanced, sensual and seductive mature wine. The wine is probably at its peak now, but good bottles, like this one, will probably last for at least 10 more years. A truly fantastic wine!
Red
2/20/2021 - eagreni wrote:
90 points
Pop'n Pour. A little shy at first, but opens up nicely with half an hour in the glass. Lots of red berries on the nose - raspberries, wild strawberries, cranberries. At the same time great esrthiness and faint vegetal tones, the combination pulls me in the direction of beetroots. In addition, smoke and toasted wood and a nice spicy touch. Structured in the mouth with medium mouthfeel. Slim and cool style, but still a good concentration of fruit. A light veil of tannins in the middle part that tightens in a firm and dry finish. Brilliant length. Good acidity. All in all, an energetic and good red burgundy with all elements in balance. Not very complex, no wow-factor, but it gives me exactly what I want from a red burgundy at this level. No rush to pop bottles of this, but it is also in a nice place now with some air.
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Red
2/6/2021 - eagreni wrote:
91 points
Pop and pour. A little reductive on opening, but opens up nicely with 15-20 mintes in the glass. Black cherries, blueberries, violets, perfumed, hints of liqourice, smoke and nicely integrated spicy wood. Medium mouthfeel, good concentration, very nice cool fruit, medium plus acidity, integrated alcohol (13,5 abv), smooth tannins, very long fruity finish. All in balance. I don''t have a lot of experience with blaufränkisch, but this wine was an eyeopener and a really nice surprise. A great wine, and I would love to revisit. Drinks nice young, but I guess this can grow more complexity with some years of cellaring. The fruit was lovely today though.
Red
1/8/2021 - eagreni wrote:
89 points
Slightly reductive, but an hour of aeration blows the barn away and gives way to a delicious bowl of dark forest berries and raspberries. Also very floral, towards violets, and a surprisingly delicate scent, faint hints of sage and pepper, as well as some lightly toasted wood in the background. Fresh in the mouth, cool juicy fruit, medium concentration, medium plus acidity, light firm tannins and a delicate finish that gors on for quite some time. A nicely balanced wine that keeps me interested all evening. If Northern-Rhône and Beaujolais Cru were to have a son, I'm pretty sure this would be him.
This wine punches well above it's weight class. Bravo!
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Red
12/27/2020 - eagreni wrote:
88 points
First time ever I try a wine made of the ruché grape, and I find it a very distinct grape with its own individual character. Aromatic nose of black and sweet cherries, blueberries, violets, licorice, dusty roads, toasted wood and sweet spices. Big mouthfeel of ripe meaty cherries, good concentration, medium acidity, lots of fine tannins, 15,5 abv, medium finish. Not the style I usually prefer, the fruit a little to ripe and sweet, but I must admit I found it an interesting wine. Good match to a home made pizza, and I would actually love to try this again in a few more years. The wine will probably benefit from 5 years cellaring.
Red
10/25/2020 - eagreni wrote:
91 points
Aromas of red cherries and strawberries. Nice florality with red roses. Anise, menthol, tar and well integrated toasted wood. Medium plus concentration, high acidity, solid tannins that need some time to integrate, good length. A nice barolo that will be better in 7-10 years. My first encounter with this producer, and it made me curious for more.
Red
10/17/2020 - eagreni wrote:
90 points
Dark brick red. Aromas of forest floor, mushrooms, cherries and pomegranate. Perfumed. Beautiful nose. Seamless mouthfeel, cool and tight fruit, fine acidity, worn tannins, medium concentration, good length. A surprisingly fresh and lively village from a supposedly difficult vintage. Drink now.
White
10/17/2020 - eagreni wrote:
93 points
Quite tight and reductive upon opening, but still a lot of promises about what to expect later on. After 4 hours on the carafe, I find aromas of lemons, yellow apples, gunpowder smoke, flint, hazelnuts, butter and a nice touch of integrated vanilla. Very focused. Great concentration, high acidity, great punch, crisp and very fresh, long. High minerality. A tight wine today, but with plenty of air it gives a lot of pleasure. Anyhow, patience will be awarded, and I would recommend waiting a few more years. A great Perrieres with a bright future and long life ahead.
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Red
9/14/2020 - eagreni wrote:
88 points
Surprisingly fresh nebbiolo from a difficult vintage at a good price. Checks off on a lot of classic nebbiolo marks. Aromas of cherries, strawberries, roses, menthol, anis and spices. Bold tannins make this wine best accompanied with food. Cool fruit, 13,5 abv, high acidity, ok lenght. A charming nebbiolo in the lower price range this one. I really like the nose, but the big tannins make it a bit too austere without food. But pair it with a steak, and you have a nice combo.
Red
8/1/2020 - eagreni wrote:
96 points
This bottle has been cellared at Las Cases until 2016, and it was recorked before shipping. Perfect fill and dark brick red color. The scent is classic west side Bordeaux, almost all anticipated markers checked in. Blackcurrant, blueberry, cedar, tobacco, pencil lead, leather, coffee, toast, forest floor. Fruit on the cool side of the spectrum, high concentration, integrated tannins, extremely long. Greatly balanced wine. This drinks magically now, but no hurry to run down in the basement to pop your bottles. These will last a long long time. Las Cases confirmes one more time that it's wines are made to last for generations.
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White
8/1/2020 - eagreni wrote:
93 points
Baked lemon, green apples, smoke, wet stone, almonds, floral notes. Good concentration, high acidity, medium plus mouthfeel, long finish. Decanted and aired for 7 hours, but still showing quite tight and constrained. Lots of potential here, but it needs more time.
Red
7/27/2020 - eagreni wrote:
90 points
Nose of red cherries, tobacco, leather, sweet spices, basil and vanilla. Not the most consentrated Bosconia, but it's all in balance here. Good acidity with a little balsamic notes, and a nice drying finish. Maybe not for the long haul this one, but it is drinking nice now and it will continue to do so for the next 5, maybe 10 years.
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Red
7/8/2020 - eagreni wrote:
88 points
My third bottle of this wine in this vintage, and all three bottles consistently good. Pure fresh fruit of red cherries and strawberries, lots of red roses and some menthol. Delicious nebbiolo fruit. Juicy, structured, bold tannins, good acidity, long. One of my favorite Langhe Nebbiolos.
Red
7/3/2020 - eagreni wrote:
88 points
Fruit driven with nose of dark cherries, blackberries and blueberries. Violets, smoke, hints of wood and a nice spicy touch. Medium mouthfeel, juicy and energetic, surprisingly bold tannins, nice fruity finish. I really like this wine. Not elegant or complex, but I just long for another juicy zip all the time.
Red
7/2/2020 - eagreni wrote:
91 points
Delicious nose of wild raspberries, strawberries and cranberries. Cinnamon and perfumed tones. Also tertiary aromas of fungus, soil and leather. Elegant and slim, almost fragile in the mouth, a light blur of very fine-grained tannins, medium concentration, good acidity and good length. This is in a very good place at the moment. I served this blind, and the tasters immediately went to Central Burgundy and landed pretty quickly on 1 Cru-level from Vosne-Romanée. Not bad at all considering Aux Thorey is north of NSG and often describes as Vosne'esc in style.
White
6/13/2020 - eagreni wrote:
91 points
Perfect bottle, no ox or other flaws. Smell of lemons, green apples, white flowers, flint, almonds and salty sea breeze. Beautiful boquet. The palate is quite fullish, but still fresh and energetic. Medium plus acidity and a pretty long salty finish. Great balance and harmony. I served this blind, and all tasters went straight to Meursault. But they struggled to figure out if this was a really good village or a 1'er Cru. Fantastic showing from a 9 year old Bourgogne Blanc. Still almost youthful.
Red
6/5/2020 - eagreni wrote:
92 points
Aromas of red berries, mainly sour cherries, but also tends towards strawberries. Red roses, perfumed, mint, some licorice. Clean and slim in the mouth, cool fruit, a little Burgundian elegance as often is from this address, great acidity, long drying finish. A really nice young barolo.
Red
5/27/2020 - eagreni wrote:
91 points
Distinct nose of red berries - strawberry, raspberry and pomegranate. Also violets, spices, perfumed and forest floor. Good concentration, high acidity, long drying finish. Good now, probably better in 3 more years.
White
5/26/2020 - eagreni wrote:
94 points
Typical Felseneck minerality with flint, slate and smoke. But the 2018 Felseneck also has a distinct yellow fruit image with lemons, yellow apples, white peach and hints of lychee. Also a nice spicy touch. Very concentrated and lots of energy, yet elegant and playful. High acidity and a long salty finish. Great balance. Good now, but this will undoubtedly get even better with 5 years plus of cellaring. Beautiful wine!
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Red
5/24/2020 - eagreni wrote:
92 points
I just love the nose of this wine. The aromas are so enticing, and it's actually surprisingly complex with a lot of layers. I find raspberries, cherries, cranberries, roses, cinnamon, lavender and lightly toasted wood. Quite perfumed. Good consentration, quite meaty, integrated fine tannins, good acidity, nice balance, long finish.
This is so good right now, and I don't know if there are any reasons to cellar this. I don't even know if it has the structure and tannins for aging. But I will save one bottle just out of curiosity.
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Red
5/15/2020 - eagreni wrote:
91 points
Aired for 4 hours in decanter prior to serving. Enticing aromas of red berries on the nose. Cinnamon and Asian spice. Some mature notes of mushroom and forest floor. Good concentration, elegant and silky, good acidity, fine grained tannins. Quite slim and linear. Just a little touch of green, which for my part is not particularly daunting. Focused and tight finish that lasts long.
White
5/15/2020 - eagreni wrote:
93 points
A blend of the local Portuguese grapes arinto, rabigato and codega do larinho. High altitude vineyards up to about 600 meters and old vines with age up to 100 years help to make this an extremely successful wine. Stored for 12 months on French barrique.

Aired in decanter for 5 hours prior to serving. Delicious florality in the direction of orange blossom, yellow apples, citrus, white peach, quite mineral with distinct flint aromas, smoke, wet stone, hazelnuts, some butter tones. Complex and beautiful nose in constantly change. Great concentration, good acidity and lovely balance. The high altitude helps to give a rather cool expression from an otherwise warm area. Everything ends up in a lovely and very long mineral and slightly salty finish. Young and maybe a little tight now, but still very enjoyable already. With time this is guaranteed to get even better.

I served this wine blind to an experienced group of wine tasters. It was really interesting to listen to the discussion around the table. The name Coche tells us that Dirk Niepoort does not even try to hide where the inspiration for this wine came from, and the tasters were all 100% agreed that this was chardonnay. Most thought it was from Central Burgundy, while some wondered if this could be California of high quality, like Sanford & Benedict. The conclusion eventually became Central Burgundy of high quality, but a wine that lacks a certain address. I bet Dirk would have been very pleased if he heard the discussion and conclusion.

This was also served right after Filipa Pato Nossa Calcario 2018 (how often do two white Portuguese appear in the same blind tasting?), and this was a big step up in terms of quality.
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Red
5/12/2020 - eagreni wrote:
90 points
What a beautiful surprise! Reductive aromas straight from opening, but it evolves into a really nice bowl of aromas after a couple of hours in the decanter. Lots of fresh berries on the nose - red cherries, raspberries, pomegranate. I also find a really enticing perfumed scent, red flowers, wet stones and a hint of pine. Good concentration, medium plus acidity, medium plus tannins, really nice and fresh juice, great balance and a fruity and surprisingly long finish. My first encounter with this wine, but defintely not the last. Great qpr!
White
4/12/2020 - eagreni wrote:
90 points
Enticing, aromatic and complex nose of white peach, green apples, guava, honey, honeysuckle, flint smoke and white lilies. Slightly oily in the mouth, and well away from the weightlessness of Egon Müller. Long delicious finish. A fine wine, no doubt about it, but the acidity does not quite match the sweetness here. I miss the energetic attitude and impeccable balance I find in Molitors Auslese ***.
Red
2003 Château La Fleur Morange St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/10/2020 - eagreni wrote:
93 points
Ruby with slightly watery edge. Very pretty cork that was barely retracted. Aromas of barnyard straight from opening, but this blows away quickly. After an hour and a half in carafe, it is characterized by a dark fruit image in the direction of dark plums and blueberries. Also anise and a pretty clear mark of mint. With even more air this really shines, with aromas of red flowers, leather jacket, roasted coffee and fresh autumnal forest floor. A very different expression than one might expect from a 2003 St.Emilion. No signs of the hot summer, only 13.5% abv, and leaning to the classical side of the spectrum. Good acidity, too. The tannins still bite, but it begins to get a more relaxed and mature mouthfeel. Good concentration and a delicious and long finish. Drinks well now, but good bottles like this one will probably last for another 10 years. This is nothing less than a really good East Side wine from a troubled vintage.
White
4/4/2020 - eagreni wrote:
86 points
Duft av hvit fersken, granny smith-epler, lime og noe kalk. Frisk stil, ok syre, litt lav konsentrasjon, tydelig restsødme og fin lengde. Enkel men deilig. Perfekt som terassevin eller til spicy asiatisk mat. Bra kjøp til 177 kr.
White
2/28/2020 - eagreni wrote:
90 points
Golden yellow and slightly foggy in color. Expressive and quite complex nose with a clear mark of sea and limestone. Also a lot of ripe fruit on the nose in quite a tropical direction with pineapple, peach and yellow apples. In addition, some toffee and butter, as well as some unnotes reminiscing of rubber balls which fortunately blows away with air. Medium plus mouthfeel, good fruit concentration, high acidity and a long fruity finish. Quite typical for California, except for the huge sea and limestone character. In itself a good chardonnay, but a little too tropical for me to reach the higher scores.
Red
3/1/2020 - eagreni wrote:
92 points
Beautiful transparent red color.
Aroma of fresh redberry fruit in the direction of raspberries and strawberries, red flowers, wet rocks, light smokiness. Also a spice that can actually pull the associations a little towards Vosne. Slim and juicy mouthfeel, pure fruit, cool style, nice acidity, good concentration, nice little tannin bite and a fruity and spicy finish that lasts a long time. An impressively long time I would say. Nothing stands out, nice balance. This is a good alternative to Burgundy at a much nicer price.
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Red
2009 Dominus Napanook Red Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/28/2020 - eagreni wrote:
85 points
Nose of blackcurrants, plums, chocolate, burnt wood, vanilla, licorice, mint, herbs and hints of coffee. Concentrated fruit, crisp tannins, good acidity, warming alcohol and ok length. The fruit concentration is good, but the wine kicks and screams in all directions and it's almost exhausting to drink. The worst thing though is the alcohol that really stands out. A very unbalanced wine. I really don't understand the high scores given to this wine.
Red
2/21/2020 - eagreni wrote:
90 points
Decanted and then straight in the glass with no more air. A very funky smell to begin with, but after ten mintes the funk blows away nicely, opening up an aromatic and complex world of leather, meat, dark plums, earth, tobacco, bonfires and hints of iron. This wine is defintely not a youngster, but there is still life and fruit left in the bottle. Medium mouthfeel, good acidity, worn tannins and a nice length with a little lash of fruit left. After half an hour, however, the fun is over, but this was a worthy end to a 50-year long wine life. Perhaps more fun to drink than the quality should indicate alone, but a nice experience whatsoever.
Red
2/21/2020 - eagreni wrote:
95 points
What a delicious punch of seductive elegance! Red and dark fruits like cherries, plums and blackberries. Leather, vanilla, toast, jasmine tea and floral tones in layers. The nose just gets better and better throughout the evening. Great concentration and superb mouthfeel, lots of beautiful fine-grained tannins. Great acidic play and an extremely long and comfortable finish. All in balance, great wine! A notch up compared to the same wine in the previous vintage. No shame in drinking this young, but the patient ones will probably be rewarded with even more graceful complexity. Great wine!
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Red
2/3/2020 - eagreni wrote:
95 points
Wow! What a seductive and intruiging nose. Fruity aromas of red cherries and strawberries, red flowers, perfumed, earthy tones, mushroom, quite a cool style. Highly concentrated, fine-grained tannins, high acidity, no unnotes and everything in impeccable balance. Silk in the mouth. 12,7% abv contributes to an elegant and cool styled pinot noir. If you're very strict it could have been a bit longer. This lives up to the hype and will become magical with 10-15 years in the basement. Beautiful achievement!
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Red
1/28/2020 - eagreni wrote:
89 points
Tight and shy from opening, but an hour and a half in carafe does the job. Red berries like raspberries, cherries and pomegranate on the nose. Perfumed tones, slightly earthy and hints of Asian five spice. Palate made of cool sour cherries, elegant tannins and good length for the level. 12.5% alcohol. This is a lovely BR, and if this is representative of Grivot in 2017 there's defintely a lot of fun to come from village and Cru-levels.
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Red
2/2/2020 - eagreni wrote:
94 points
Complex, beautiful and typical Nebbiolo nose of red cherries, strawberries, red roses, leather, truffles and coffee. Nice cool fruit. Textured with good acidity and bold tannins. Really clean and wonderful mouthfeel, and a long delicious finish. I was a little nervous prior to opening iom that my previous bottle 5 years ago showed a little angular and messy. In the 5 years that have passed since my previous bottle it has tightened up nicely, and it now appears more like the barolo it has been predicted to become. Tannins are still fierce, and for that reason it needs more time, but there is more than enough fruit to withstand this. My next bottle I think will be in apx 8-10 years. Very reassuring to taste this bottle.
Red
5/24/2019 - eagreni wrote:
90 points
What a pleasant surprise. My first encounter with this producer, but definetly not my last. A beautiful red Burgundy at an affordable price. A little mute right from opening, but after an hour of air this was really singing. Medium intensity with aromas of red cherries, raspberries, cranberries, earthy, some spiced wood and a little hint of vanilla. Fine grained medium tannins, nice acidity, and a long beautiful finish of red berries and a hint of wood. Really good balance, but lacking some concentration to really compete in the Big League. Nevertheless a great effort, and I will make sure to try out more wines from Pavelot in the near future. Drink now and for the nex 5-6 years.
Red
4/26/2019 - eagreni wrote:
89 points
Surprisingly developed aromas. Earthy, burnt wood, stables, leather and animal tones. Also some redberry fruit, but the fruit get overpowered by the secondary and tertiary aromas. Very structured for a Volnay with relatively firm tannins and good acidity, reminds me more of a Pommard. Based on this bottle I would say drink now, cause the fruit seems to be fading and it can't keep track with the tannin structure.
Red
4/26/2019 - eagreni wrote:
92 points
Black cherries, raspberries, red flowers, spices, wet stone, smoke and toast. Pretty structured for an American pinot with solid tannins and medium plus acidity. Good concentration, nice balance and good length. A more complex wine than Lutum Durell (drank alongside), with a longer life ahead. But it lacks the silky seduction I find in Lutum Durell. Probably better in 5 years time. Great pinot!
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Red
4/26/2019 - eagreni wrote:
93 points
Surprisingly open. Dark fruits of raspberries, black cherries and blackberries. Perfumed, spicy, hints of licorice, some toasty wood. Very youthful. Good concentration, fine tannins, good acidity, long comfortable aftertaste. This will grow into a really nice Lavaux Saint Jacques, and I will gladly return to this in 10 years plus.
Red
4/13/2019 - eagreni wrote:
93 points
Intense smell right from the opening. Complex and classic nebbiolo aromas with beautiful red cherries and raspberries. Also almonds, red roses, anise and spicy wood. Seducing and flirtatious while changing all the time. Savoury red berries on the plate, great acidity and very fine-grained and sandy tannins. It is like walking barefoot in silky sand on the Maldives versus the knotty and rocky Norwegian beaches one can meet in other young more rustic nebbiolos. Big mouthfeel, but yet nothing superfluous here. 14% alcohol is well integrated and everything is in great balance. Nice drying finish with good length. Very nice and seductive barbaresco on the elegant side. This is just brilliant now, but it will probably shut down if not too long. And probably it will wake up as an even more complex wine on the other end. Great effort!
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