Toronto Wine Tasting #thewinewasgood — 11 days ago
Electric. So so electric. Floral, stones, minerals, some light white almond slices, wet rocks, so stoney. But pure and chiseled. Palate is terrific. Dense, chewy and my god the acid on this is majestic. Nimble and pure with such purity and length. Lemons are pretty much the only fruit but the minerals crush you. So elegant and textured, yet dynamic and massive. Really a wine of contrasts wherein the intrigue lies. What aromas. Best Roches Neuves white since 13 Clos Romans but this might be better. Thierry has always said ultimately this wine would be better than Clos Romans when the vines got old enough. I think 18 is first vintage where this is true. An unreal wine. — 3 years ago
This wine makes me re-think what I know as Chenin Blanc.
It opens with a lot of lees/yeast. And wet rock minerality. Give it a few minutes for the fruits and florals to develop. Give it more minutes and it actually starts to smell like a Vouvray or savenniere - wax, wool and aged cheese.
Soaring acidity! (Ever bite into a Ranguapur lime?) But also body-oddy-oddy thanks to that yeast contact.
Not only enjoyable but also one that you want to pour many more glasses of t discover all the nuanced smells and flavors.
Don't chill it too much! You'll lose a lot of the subtleties. — 5 months ago
Beautiful color of deep ruby and it looks thick and unctuous in the glass. Prominent spices on the nose- clove, bay leaves and fresh red fruits touch of Brett in a pleasant way. Spices carry through to the tongue. Good weight and body. Fine tannins. I'm glad this wasn't blended. It's a great expression of Cab Franc. — 3 months ago
Aptly described by a friend as “cab franc with white gloves” — 5 months ago
Very dependent on the food you pair it with to really blossom. — 2 years ago