May 17, 2019 - Fresh melon on nose, saline, sea shells...really began to sing after an hour...
Btw tasted alongside the ‘04 la forest...while it was noticeably younger, fresher it’s older sibling was really fine
Enjoyed with fresh caught Black Sea bass...
April 26, 2019 - Friday Tasting Group: Farewell to One of the Group's Stalwarts (Vintage Wines Ltd., San Diego, CA): From 9.4 acres of Fôrets farmed by the family; Apparently aged at least a yr in Nevers oak, some barrels > 30 yrs old (with ≈10-15% new);
N: Closed; Minerals, poss salinity, atop apples/lemons? Intensity lurking?
P: LM bod; RNDISH entry with NICE, ALMOST swtish frt met by an elegant, yet bracing, acidity which evolves into a LONG, tangy/swt finish with burgeoning hints of honey. LOVELY stuff for now, but could easily stand cellaring through '20, then going beyond its 10th WITHOUT problem. 95 pts Decanter, 94 ea John Gilman & Vinous (Tanzer), 93 Burghound, + other solid reviews listed on wine-searcher's "Tasting Notes" pg.
January 14, 2019 - Starting to blossom 2014 is so classic reminds me of 2007 or 2004. Excellent wine
December 2, 2018 - So good for the $. Bright, pale yellow. Citrus zest and flowers on the nose. wonderfully salinity and cut on the palate with very nice depth. This stuff is lights out for a premiere cru from the left bank. Wow.
October 15, 2018 - Potpourri of Wines from an Autumn Trip to France; 10/9/2018-10/24/2018 (Paris, Lyon, Beaune, Reims): Greenish yellow. Superb mix of lemon, orange, iodine, and white flowers. Medium weight, actually not terribly dense for this cuvée. Saline fruit, lovely acidity, lots in reserve. This is a great Forest which is already drinking splendidly. An especially good choice on a very warm autumn afternoon.
October 4, 2018 - A Whiter Shade of Pale: Featuring Killer Chablis (Martina, Mpls): Pale gold color. Drank a glass over an hour. Part of a great trio of 1er Dauvissats that were all outstanding, this was my second favorite. More coiled and tight than the '10 Vaillons, this comes into its own gradually and by 30 to 45 minutes has roared out of any perceived shell. White citrus, steely mineral, saline, more white fruits, pear, very long. If only there was a way to drink the '10 Vaillons and '14 La Forest when they are at the same point in there aging curve, now that would be a fun comparison. The '14 may ultimately outshine here. 93 to start and 94pts at peak.
September 9, 2018 - with Tibballs and Bini at home
September 8, 2018 - Just as great as the last bottle.
September 7, 2018 - Yum!
August 4, 2018 - This wine was singing! More and more, with global warming, I'm starting to feel that Chablis has become the new Puligny-Montrachet. In fact, it reminds me of a 2008 or 2010 Puligny in terms of texture. Nose and palate was mostly Chablis-like minerality but surprisingly broad and open. This is a great wine with fine sushi on a summer night.