First off, just look at that color. Mesmerizing! A beautiful shade of clear deep red with almost no bubbles. At this point it’s reminiscent of a nice liqueur. A subdued nose featuring strawberries and sweet cherries. Plenty of smokiness and a little nearly stale bread.
Deep, rich, and almost nectar like. It’s such a delightful pour. 70/30 Pinot Noir/Chardonnay, with 10% of the Pinot vinified as still red wine from Verzenay. Disgorged in 2010 and still showing well. The acidity has certainly mellowed out making it exceedingly smooth.
The smoke travels to the palate but never overwhelms. Herbs really take charge here along with more autolytic notes. Yeast and whole almonds. The fruit grows more ripe as it evolves in the glass. A nice bit of ginger on the long and persistent finish. A rare, aged treat for me and one that definitely did not disappoint. — a day ago
Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the gothest of them all? It’s either me or this wine. In spirit and/or taste. Dark on the outside perfumed inside. Lives up to being bone dry, if bones can live. Smells like raspberries and pomegranate molasses. with a hint of mint. So light in the mouth, which given its color is a surprise. Then again get one of us mildly goths to open up and we crack a smile. The better to show our custom fangs by my darling. Oh yes so on the palate it treads lightly in weight. Underripe cherries and roses and electricity or is that just the friendly acid giving me a love-zap? — 10 days ago
Champagne rather than sparkling wine i would say @Delectable Wine
Rose de Saignée pur Pinot noir
Sol argilo-calcaire avec une majorité d'argile grise
Pour reveler tous ses aromes, seervez ce vin à 11
Like all Ruppert-Leroy Champagne this is BRUT NATURE
harvest 2016 and degorged 2019
It has scent of rasperry, cola, tobacco, roses and more
Searing minerality and quite robust nonetheless the low alcohol.
I loved the colour that had a bit the shade of the rust, but brilliant though
No added sulphites
Made just with 🍇🍇🍇 — a day ago
A wine complex both in flavor and personality, keeps me guessing keeps me going. Salmon pink fun to the eye then smell…earth. This is more than frilly fun. Sip, amd whoa! This is neither a partier nor someone tied to the earth. It’s a sophisticate. A sophisticate who dabs Rosé water behind their ears. A sophisticate who sips mineral water and pomegranate juice. A sophisticate who also maybe picked those roses and likes a strawberry jolly rancher at the end of the day, taking it all back to frilly fun. What a time to drink rosado. I want this rosado as a mentor. — 5 days ago
Just concluded the annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again.
(Notes this year were avoided, but scores are honest.)
This wine is delicious. — 3 days ago
Are people scared to give highest laud to deep rosés filled with soul, complexity, texture, and maybe not perfect balanced but if it were it would be a wine to watch ? This bottle could keep you entertained for a night as is keep speaking and its words bring you in. — 9 days ago
Rose’ only by DNA. It’s really a creamed white, flecks of rose gold. One of those wines that looks more watery than she is. Some textural viscosity, equal parts cream and acid.
Aromas of apple and fennel and white cherry and herbs. Flavors of orchard fruits - pear and apple nicely rounded out.
The Corsican wines I’ve explored lately remind me that really good stuff doesn’t need to shout. They can be complete, and that’s enough. — 5 days ago
Similar to prior notes:
Nose has Maraschino cherry juice, mashed strawberry/banana and red delicious apple peel.
Palate has sweet strawberry, banana peel, ripe red currant and light green herb notes.
The wine is 100% DeChaunac, a more common varietal for colder climates, like Ontario; fruit is sourced locally (FLX region) from Sheldrake Point. — a day ago
Star bright vibrant pink. A bit paler than I’m used to with Tavel. Medium full palate or ripe strawberry, earthy cherry, and stern mineral. Medium plus acidity. No tannins but a decidedly tannin-esque mouthfeel. Medium finish. 2020 was a superb growing season in southern France and this Tavel is a spectacular example of the effects of that vintage. Pale as it is, it still delivers that distinctly Tavel punch on the nose and palate that makes it an excellent wine for a wide range of foods. Take it to your Thanksgiving table for a stellar T-Day pairing. Drink now or hold through 2030 for a classic Tavel experience. — 12 days ago
Brilliant pink salmon color, fine bubbles, firm mousse, elegant aromas of fresh red fruits, with gentle citrus scents. Brut Rosé, a Romantic champagne, blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir vinified as red wine. On the palate graceful fruit flavors of fresh raspberries and ripe cherries integrated with slight spice and hints of chalky mineral, vivid acidity on the well balanced long finish ending with biscuit notes. Nice! — a day ago