Fine Dining Enthusiast & Wine Connoisseur. Certified Specialist of Wine.
Pure silk and ultra lux texture. This is super expressive and accessible right now. It shows serious power and intensity with the ripeness of the vintage evident in its concentrated dark fruit flavors, but it never becomes out of balance and its vibrant and lifted acidity and mineral inflicted finish keep everything harmonious. Of the Rousseau repertoire, Cazetiers is what least makes it to the US so it’s always a special treat to try. — 2 days ago
Always a favorite BdB. Glad to have snagged the last bottle from the great Marta Champagne list. The illustrious Le Mesnil produces what is likely the best expressions of Chardonnay in Champagne. The 2010 shows a bit more age than the 2009 I had recently, (therefore more ready to drink too), but it’s still very fresh and vibrant and in a terrific place showing great appeal, charm and rounded flavors. Zalto Bordeaux was the perfect vessel. — 2 days ago
I can say for Raveneau I prefer ‘08 over ‘07 but for Dauvissat it’s a much closer race, and this electric ‘07 supports that notion. Intense and ultra complex nose upon the first pour from the decanter. Really raring to go.
It’s a classic vintage for Dauvissat with its oyster shell minerality, sea spray salinity and an attractive algae like savoriness, all backed by a bright lemony acid spine. It has all the elements you’d hope for in this Grand Cru. An incredible combination of power and elegance, elite midpalate depth and a finish that goes on and on. Proving again to be true, I continue to prefer Preuses over Clos in most vintages. — 5 days ago