Fine Dining Enthusiast & Wine Connoisseur. Certified Specialist of Wine.
Rich, intense and opulent. A bigger vintage, but so well made, balanced and unlike how some other white Rhône’s can be, the alcohol is seamlessly hidden here. Layered with spiced orchard fruit, grilled nuts, honeycake, brown butter and nutmeg. There is a rich mouthcoating and viscous texture with great midpalate depth leading to a delightfully long finish. A great showing indeed. — 2 days ago
The wine is a beauty with so much substance and layers but it was clearly not yet ready. Oak is very prevalent and not yet integrated. Although 2009 is often a very forward and open-knit vintage, this baby needs much more time to integrate. — 13 days ago
Love the 93 vintage for red Burgundy. But who doesn’t!? This one was bit of a rollercoaster. Initially acidity seemed elevated, tannins were drying and the wine seemed a bit disjointed. But with time it settled in very nicely showing itself to be a very good aged Burgundy. Smokey, meaty and savory with an underlying elegance and delicate texture. Macerated black and red cherries, sous bois, roasted herbs, dried violets and rose pedals. There is still good verve, youthfulness and intensity here, with still some years ahead, but the finish is a bit short. — 9 days ago