This comes from some of the oldest vines in Burgundy, and in SC’s words, “from unmatched genetic quality”. It really shows - the concentration here was just incredible, with velvety textures that just caressed the palate, and length unending. Frankly, it’s not the easiest drink at this stage but I can’t deny how impressive it was. Still unyielding despite being opened nearly 12 hours before dinner then decanted. Intensely dark fruited with obvious wood. Most on the table even commented that it drank like an elegant Bordeaux. Destined for greatness, but may well outlive us all. — 20 days ago
2022/10. The most complete bottle of this so far - rich, varied aromatics, fully open, a bit of spice with the forest floor and red fruit — 21 days ago
Really long finish but not too fruity or dry or thin — 14 days ago
That time when Saturday Halloween costume shenanigans led to another great bottle.
No better time than the present to open that great bottle (assuming it’s not a baby). At some point during my wine evolution I realized that if I wait until the “perfect moment” to open that special bottle of wine, I might never open it. I am not going to get ridiculously carried away opening every bottle, but I am making an effort to enjoy fantastic wines soon rather than later.
The details: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc and was brought up all in 100% new French oak for 24 months. This wine comes from six estate vineyards across Napa Valley, from St. Helena to Oak Knoll District. Winemaker Ashley Hepworth.
Rule # 53 - Make the occasion, don’t wait for the occasion. — a month ago