Bright straw in colour. Floral, lime and grapefruit zest on the nose. Medium body, dry; mouth-filling lime flavour with a honeyed note. Beautifully balanced. Roll out a spread of pâté and foie gras.
I have been following this producer for decades and 2015 might be one of the best vintages I have tasted. Firm yet elegant tannins with fresh acid and complex notes of cassis, plum, dried herbs and graphite that lingers and haunts the soul. This is what I would call a perfect paradox where ripeness of fruit is balanced by tension and energy. Just outstanding. Put in your cellars for a min of 10 years if you can.
Full body, fresh acid and firm tannins with opulent notes of plum, cassis, coco and vanilla support well the slightly elevated alcohol of 14%. A testament that it is still possible to find a well-made Bordeaux that offers typicity under 50$. A delicious pick for lamb lovers.
Very deep garnet. Aromas of crushed blackberries, raspberries and cherries with some dusty oak. Lots more blackberry and blackcurrant on the palate, with juicy acidity and soft tannins. Classy wine. Drink to 2020.
This wine has all of the approachable and typical qualities of a youthful Syrah in Crozes-Hermitage. Beautiful balance between fresh acid, moderate elegant tannins and bright notes of red plum, violet and white pepper. Medium body and finish. Dangerously easy to drink and a good partner for hanger steak or duck confit. Great value.
Medium-deep browning garnet. Forward nose of cherry, chocolate-raisins and vanilla accented with mint and other herbs. A little thin on the palate, mostly tasting of raspberry jam, with tannins still high and prominent heat from the alcohol. Will keep another year or two, maybe the tannins will settle down.