Just the most unique wine. Lemon oil, herbal, so gorgeous, insane minerality, classy oak, super complex, iodine, has the rockiness of a Meursault Perrieres, palate is so complete, so concentrated and had a bitter/juuust ripeness. Only 12% better in 5 years. But insane now. — 3 days ago
Such a freak show. Just an insane wine. I’ll be in an asylum after a glass. The nose is like the best bath/body works you’ve ever smelled in your life. Tangerine blossoms. Tropical but not blowsy. Everything is mineral here. Even the tropical fruit. Citrus jelly and mint julep! White tea. This stuff is crazy. Hi end bubble bath now. Like “Mediterranean” flavor. If such a thing exists. (I googled it. It does). Palate is like a white hermitage. As good if not better than the 14. Excruciatingly awesome minerality, and dry, dry dry. Licking plywood dry. But long. But trust me it’s great plywood and you want the finish to be thing long as there’s really good citrus. Long. Just a superb showing. This has more to yield. It’s tannic as well. It’s the craziest Fiano ever. The harmony, finesse and white hermitage/white burg 1er cru quality push this to a 9.5. This is elite. Might get a 9.6 just for how to original this wine is. I’ll see how it opens. — 3 days ago
Nose is spicey and has lovely framing oak. Gorgeous ethereal cherries. Superb cinnamon and incense along with terrific minerals. Palate is so ethereal and elegant with terrific purity and energy. So clean and minerals wash your palate for the whole ride. Superb concentration but so light on its feet and wonderful, ripe and vervy tannins. So so ethereal and ephemeral. Just gorgeous. Long, complex finish with loads of structure, fruit and mineral. On the cusp of 9.5. — 4 days ago
What a nose. Honeysuckle, spice cake, crazy herbal elements, mint, sage, thyme, coriander, terrific. Complex, nougat, tropical, concentrated, pure, playful, delightful. So much dancing on the palate. Amazingly purity. Round. Huge acids. Just a genius profile. So long. So so so long. — 3 days ago
First taste of Brisset 19’s and starting BIG. Ahhhh that nose. Gorgeous lemon oil, super discreet oak, sea air like minerality, just so airy and expansive. Unreal clarity and depth. Elite. Super elite. 9.8 nose out of the gates. It’s been open 5 minutes. This man is a god amongst men. Stunning. Balance and purity on this is ridiculous. Concentrated and no hard edges. None. Oh my this is elegant. Elite elegance and chock full of minerals. Structured, deep, salty and saline. Luscious and round. Killer acids but so well integrated. Round and chewy and really very complex already. Such a long finish with lime zest, green apple, flowers and extreme minerality. So sad Pierre made so little. This seems more young and backwards than the 2018 at this point. Will be back as it airs. The elegance and no hard edge quality signals this is the 1% of Burgundy. As it opens it becomes more compact and just a single unit of brilliance.
Wow so sappy and there is a mineral sweetness now. This is bonkers. 9.8 to 9.9 after 15 minutes.
9.9 to 10.0 overnight. More of everything. Just insane. If you get offered this by me and refuse it you’re off the list. — 3 days ago
@Delectable Wine this the the Persan. Thanks! Nose is very grapey and almost smells like a Beaujolais. St. Amour or a Chenas. Some floral mountain funk. Lots of wet earth. Big time gout de terroir here. Gorgeous palate. Superb texture, structure, finesse and tannic spine. Mineral with good black currant and black berry fruit but just ripe. Really kicks some blackberry tang on the finish. Really terrific stuff. Complex, chewy and toothsome mountain red. Love it.
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Really really small allocation of this in 2019 and whoever gets it is a lucky dog. Stunning beyond belief. Nose is all brambly cherries, brambly black cherry, some gorgeous mineral tones, gorgeous florals, so clear. The nose keeps opening and gaining nuance. So perfumed. So Chambolle. Omg the palate is why we drink, collect and chase Burgundy. It’s super tight but it is all there. Gorgeous purity, finesse and some serious structure. Crunchy and a bit tight but my goodness the depth, breadth and length signal we are in eliteville. What a finish. Pure soppy cherries. This is so old school as well. I’m not even sure if there is any new wood on this. If there is I don’t notice as Pierre is known to use 0% new wood on some of his elite 1er Cru reds. The kiss of cherry on the nose is growing . So pure and so much clarity. What inner mouth aromas. Terrific sweetness and structure. Elegant, complex and ethereal. The finesse is top notch but married to a 20+ year structure. So so long. Just impossibly long and there are apparent tannins and also late breaking tannins. Such sweet caressing fruit on the finish.
Omg this is an absurd work of art. So velvety, sweet and incredible tiny fruit intensity. 9.7 to 9.8 after 15 minutes. — 3 days ago
What a smokeshow this wine is. Old school as it gets. Nose is all chestnut. In its glorious most primal form. Then comes the cardamon and clove spices. Cracked nuts. Tar, leather. Mad tobacco. It’s so crazy. I love these wines. Fiercely traditional. No fucks given. If Tarkovsky made wine. Palate is gorgeous and the essence of 14. Linear and nervy. Great acids and freshness and the that linearity is something. A gorgeous, tight core of cherry fruit. Just so good. So long. This has 20+ years to go but as epic as anything. Finish is still going. Takes over your mouth. This is so great. Better in 3 hours and ten years. But man what a thrilling, uncompromising absolutely delicious bottle of ancient style Barbaresco but made super clean with elite freshness. — 3 days ago
Nose here has more dimension than the 2017. Spice, insane integrated oak, classier than the 2017. Huge minerals as well. Just gorgeous. A stop you in your tracks nose. Tree bark. Incense. New nuances every 30 seconds. A potpourri. Palate is meta juicy with awesome energy and purity. So delineated and a masterful flavor hierarchy. Gorgeous cherries, elegant and just ephemeral tannins. Long. Compact. Amazing finesse. A stunning, stunning wine. So complex and elegant. A masterpiece and so much better than 17. — 4 days ago