July 30, 2021 - And in the overachiever of the night spotlight, the Grezeaux. Red fruit, herby, peppery, bright acid and long complex finish.with just a slight hint of animal fur. Magical for cost. A-
February 19, 2020 - Not sure if wine was flawed, but pretty sure tasted wet cardboard. Wine is a but gritty and fruit muted
November 14, 2019 - Ondanks de 14 jaar op de teller nog steeds stevig en lekker. Vooral braam en cassis (100% Cab Franc ). Een van mijn lievelingen uit de Loire
April 20, 2019 - This wine has not changed a bit in last 5 years, same tasting note as then. Old World Loire funk all the way. Love it.
December 24, 2018 - Really beautiful, very Grézeaux nose. It's tough sledding on the palate, though. Served with prime rib roast on Christmas Eve helped but this wine has gone in a direction I didn't anticipate. I remember talking to Matthieu after tasting through the barrel samples of the 2005s. He had never seen anything like them in terms of the numbers. The ripeness and also the tannins were the highest he'd ever measured and he wasn't sure what to make of the wines. He and I were much more confident about how the more classically styled 2004 would age and that has mostly played out. This wine seems to be drying out a bit, but I'm not really sure. I also think that given the changing climate and bigger, riper vintages, I think he's learned a thing or two about tannin management. I guess this should be buried for 3-5 more years, then check again.
October 14, 2018 - Great showing. Lush dark fruit balanced by earth and stone and acidity. Open for business. Must be lots of bottle variation here, is my guess.
January 26, 2018 - Good, but not as good of a bottle as the one I drank a few years ago. This one does not have the piercing clarity of aroma and flavor that the best bottles have. The fruit is dark and rich, the minerality is there, but everything feels a bit obscure to me, just not a great bottle of this very good wine.
January 3, 2018 - Opened an decanted for two hours. I should have listened to myself and not opened another bottle yet. This remains in an awkward stage, tannic and astringent. Better the next day. There is certainly good fruit here but I'm not feeling the love from this wine right now.
November 30, 2017 - Wonderfully young, with dark fruit and earthy loam. While the franc had a hint of astringency that ducked its head several times over the first few hours, it proved to be a minor setback to what finally proved to be a very pronounced black cherry and wet earth profile. A wonderfully layered finish that only improved on the second day. The continuing evolution of this subtle beauty should be very interesting and rewarding.
October 8, 2017 - Seth's note nails it. Wonderful wine, full of tobacco, earth, and red fruited Loire Cab Franc goodness.