May 17, 2019 - Found this btl that I thought was missing. Would have been better off. Slightly ox but still drinkable. Even so, tired, clumsy, and missing any sort of alpine charm. These really out to be DYA wines.
June 16, 2017 - Five years in the box. One went missing. Waiting too long on this one. Have had mixed experiences with aging Savoie wines. This has oxidized a bit. Still there is a nice mineral core, and tight acidity. Need to check this out again in an updated version.
January 1, 2017 - Good balance. Creamy. Medium yellow. Grassy, herbacious. Some nice citrus notes.
April 26, 2016 - WIML89
Tasted non blind.
Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lemon verbena, lavender and mixed tropical fruits. Flavors of fennel pollen, lemon and minerals. Bright acidity, light to medium body. Drink now.
March 27, 2015 - Aromas of fresh baked bread, butterscotch candy and green apple jolly ranchers. Great aromas. Taste is very smooth, saline , subtle tropical fruit.
September 11, 2014 - I liked this wine (as the score suggests). Minerality galore, but it is subtle blend. I must confess that I am not certain what I would have thought if I had tasted this wine blind because it is more "cerebral" than hedonic. Drink and think. Always a welcome attribute, well, usually. :-)
August 13, 2014 - love this stuff!
March 30, 2014 - Nose is oxidative, sherry. Color is deep brassy gold of a turned white. Taste is sherry, some apple notes, a hint of life remaining. Looking at the tasting history it appears that there may be some provenance issues with this shipment to the States.
March 6, 2014 - Possible bottle variation? This is MUCH more advanced than a bottle from a year or so ago. Noticeably oxidized, though not to the point of being undrinkable. I was ok with it, G. was not.
March 3, 2014 - After receiving an email touting this and other Savoie wines from one of my favorite indie wine stores earlier today, I decided to go down into the cellar this evening and bring up an "older" bottle to see how this beauty was faring.
The floral, lemony, mineral, and alpine herb flavors are still just singing that sound of music. Delightfully focused, balanced, flavorful and nice. This is a great bottle and around $20 a bargain. Sadly the 2012 vintage has climbed to over $30 in many retail stores as more and more people have discovered this relatively unknown gem.