Coming from the old quarry behind the Perrieres premier cru area. Very aromatic nose of white fruit, some mint and a touch of oak it seems. The palate is round, rich, mineral and intense, yet with energy and a lot of precision of flavours, i am sure in a blind tasting that the friends would call a much higher level wine, at minimum a Meursault Villages, what a great success from Valentin Jobard.
Vignes provenant de l’ancienne carrière derrière le fameux premier cru Perrieres. Vin très aromatique, menthe, fruits blancs, une touche boisée mais de façon judicieuse il me semble. Attaque et bouche ronde avec une tension appuyée, quelle texture et des saveurs franches et précises, belle énergie. Bien curieux à l’aveugle de voir ce que les amis prédiraient, bien meilleur que son niveau, superbe. J’en veux d’autres! 90-91 à ce niveau.
— 2 years ago
2016. My favorite. $34.99 sale 10/22/19. OMG so good. Nothing comes close. Enjoy with waygu steak. Bluefin Bay at north shore MN. Light pepper with fruit. Smooth. So good!! — 3 years ago
Good Pinot Noir but not worth its high price. Noticeably less elegant than a 2012 Belle Glos Clark & Telephone at around the same price. Needs 30 minutes before consuming, and opens up to be a quite sweet Pinot Noir with a smooth acidic finish. — 4 months ago
Today starts the long Labor Day weekend and I feel with the way the world has been turning that things have got to get better. Tonight I have opened the 2018 Coltilde Lagrand Saumur-Champigny Les Terrages Cabernet Franc. This is 100% Cabernet Franc and a lovely one at that, but I have always been partial to the Loire Valley Cab Franc.
On the nose there is black cherry, red plum, strawberry, raspberry, spice and crushed gravel.
On the palate I am getting tart cherry, raspberry, plum, gingerbread, green bell pepper and a bit of wet gravel.
This wine is medium to full bodied with medium + acidity and medium + fine sandy tannins that lead to a long pleasing red fruit finsh. Lets try to have a wonerful holiday weekend in the midst of such social unrest. Please be kind to one another, be safe and stay healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 2 years ago
As a pop & pour. On the nose freshly shaved wood chips, nuanced balsam fur, wafting asphalt fumes, rained-washed quarry, berry medley cake, and a pinch of menthol taking form. On the palate medium bodied, delicate mouthfeel. Ripe cherries, dried garden herbs, soaked saddle leather, chewed cigar residue. A delightful Zin with a promise of many future years of good drinking ahead of it. Right now it is enjoyable served at 55°F; should evolve nicely as the evening wears on. — 4 years ago
Huge and expansive nose. Ripe apricot and peach and very confectionary. Grapefruit, citrus, tangerine, tangelo and so much more. An amalgam of stunning fruit on a mineral background. Hugely expressive minerality and just a stunningly mineral nose. Smells like a rock quarry. Awesome. The nose is so deep. Kaleidoscopic and fractal like. Palate is young and tangy with enormous structure but it’s delicate and a little bit hidden. Not that integrated at all but all the parts are there. Incredible fruit sapidity on the finish. Huge mineral/citrus inner mouth aromas. Juicy and mineral but man is this backwards. The finish is super long and the wine is crazy concentrated but massively backwards. I’ll be back. — 4 months ago
Love this. Got on sale at quarry wines. Not a real heavy cab. — 3 years ago
1er Cru as of 2019 vintage. Would be a Monopole except half of a row was planted by another owner on what used to be a quarry at bottom of vineyard years ago when word spread that 1er Cru classification was impending.
Les Clos, also owned by Chateau Fuisse, will be the only Pouilly-Fuisse Monopole when 22 vineyards become 1er Cru as of 2019. — 4 years ago