Golden nectar chenin like a blend of Mott's Apple and Welch's White Grape - thick and viscous, hits the sides of your tongue. Little nuggets of complex perfumes juxtaposed to a juicy core. Baked apples, pears, browning, spiced, spiked with lemon juice. — 9 months ago
I had this two years ago and it tasted like alcohol and water. Wierd for a 12% abv wine? Now it’s pretty special. Beaming with acidity and really pretty stone fruit. Shows varietal character but not too cheesie like chenin can be. Reminds me of a boudignon Anjou or so. Really nice teagen!!!! — a year ago
Needs age or extended aeration but very promising — 2 months ago
The 2020 version of this cuvée once again notches into my top white wines ever. Elements are in balance and working with vim and vigor. Body is full, acid is bright and crystalline but somehow tender (that’s relative - it is still scorching). And the texture is world class. The floral and confectionary perfumes that emerge in time layered over wool and slate simply steal the show.
New Year, and let’s be honest the world seems to be hurtling past the point of no return into a black hole of shit, but I’m thankful for Roches Neuves / Boudignon / Huet / Closel and the other guiding lights of Loire Chenin, making what I maintain is some of the best wine on earth and selling it for a pittance (even at $80 this is a value) Until everyone else wises up, I will just be over here with my other Chenin zealots (here’s looking at you @Peter van den Besselaar ) nursing bottles of Saumur, Savennieres and Anjou and laughing at our good fortune. Not dry, #cheninjanuary — a year ago
It can only be described as the perfect rosé — 5 months ago
This is an 11.5% Chardonnay from Baden by the area right on Lake Konstanz. Maybe 800 bottles. A stunning new discovery of a country that continues to blow me away in the Chardonnay department. Gotta be my discovery of the year.
Iodine. Smells like Meursault and is very lemony, this is like 1er Cru, terrific inner mouth, wow, this is so serious. Amazing linearity. Intense and so so good. Insane purity and acidity. This is so lean and so elegant. 11.5%. Just a freak show. The most new wave white Burg style I’ve ever had in Germany. Think Roulot/Brisset/Boudignon/Pillot/Ramonet style. — a year ago