August 13, 2018 - Featherweight cranberry and pomegranate fruit with dried leaves, bog, gravel behind it; translucent and low alcohol, but not low flavor or thin; a style much appreciated on a warm day or with Asian flavors
November 28, 2017 - Guillemot Les Serpentières lineup: Only disappointment among the Guillemots we opened. The aromatics are pretty; fresh cherry and cranberry scents with more savoury earthy, almost gravelly notes, but it feels thin and hollow on the palate compared to the other vintages we had. There's a faintly bitter, astringent quality to the finish, and it doesn't improve substantially over a few hours of air.
August 15, 2016 - Light ruby. Bright red fruit, earth, and black tea on the nose. Light body, with tart red berry and a strong minerality on the palate. Finishes a bit austere but otherwise very pretty.
June 21, 2016 - Still delicious and open with tart cherries, rose petals, orange rind, and earth.
May 8, 2016 - This light-to-medium ruby wine flaunts a gorgeous nose of raspberries, cinnamon, clove and black tea. Light-bodied, fresh and with soft tannins, it delivers flavors mirroring the nose and shows nothing but silence from its stealth 12.5% alcohol. Although this is a relatively light-bodied wine, it has substantial density on the mid-palate and closes with impressive length. This feminine Pinot is flying under the radar by virtue of its appellation. It is a joy to drink and should be at its best over the next five years. Drink now-2021.
January 1, 2016 - Light ruby. Bright red fruit with some subtle sous bois notes. Tart fruit on the palate. Light body. The fruity palate finishes a bit austere.
December 12, 2015 - This is a very fresh wine with bright red fruits. Lean on the attack with the high acidity lending some green edges to the red fruit. There's a nice mineral streak throughout, with medium tannins toward the back, finishing with good medium power and intensity. Should improve and level out in time. While this drinks pretty good early, I'd recommend waiting at least a few years.
November 27, 2015 - Very pale red, pink rim; elegant nose, pretty, roses and light red floral, strawberry, cranberry, sour cherry, very light red fruit, rocky; nice richness on the palate, more forgiving than the nose suggests, sexy spice filled finish, cinnamon, clove; good now and loads of character but time will focus flavors and intensity.
November 13, 2015 - Slow ox 30 minutes, tasted over 2 hrs and day 2
-nearly semi-translucent med maroon with slight purple hue
-nicely aromatic funk barrel spice fresh cherry
-med acidity, lighter weight with sappy earthy grassy cherry residue, not a lot of tannic structure, OK complexity and length; almost liqueur-like Red Delicious Apple peel on Day 2
-first '13 tasted, has good transparency and typical Guillemot Serpentieres aromatics + lighter weight + gentle rusticity, still open - more open than the '12 at this point last year, suspect this will have medium-term aging potential
September 26, 2015 - Nose is much more open than the palate with relatively ripe, red fruit and a hint of earth that usually underlies this wine. The palate suggests, however, that this wine is indeed quite young and will probably need at least a year or two to begin to come around. Having just had the 2012 which was surprisingly open, I would be interested to see where this is in 8-12 months.