Cellar/Tasting Notes At maturity the palate and nose of the Meursault are explosive; a large range of aromas are expressed, such as honey, exotic fruits, butter, hazelnut, grilled almond, yellow fruit, aniseed, toffee.
Cellar/Tasting Notes This family-run estate, taken over by the Jouard brothers, Vincent and Francois, in 1990, existed before 1820. One of the rare domaines to specialize in this appellation, they only bottle part of their production, and still act as grape growers for some famous houses. Francois is the winemaker and..
Cellar/Tasting Notes "Since 2002, this great terroir has been fully exploited by the dynamic duo of Nicolas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt. Following the monumental 2005,a legend in the making, it is hard to get excited about the 2006, even though it is an outstanding effort. While more austere and not as..
Cellar/Tasting Notes "Honey, tangerine and mint are some of the many notes that inform the 2012 Meursault. Rich and exotic in the glass, the 2012 is deep, explosive and layered to the core. I am not sure how the 2012 will age, but it is a drop-dead beauty today and should deliver considerable pleasure for at least a..
Cellar/Tasting Notes "Here the expressive nose is more deeply pitched and a bit more complex as well with its notes of various dark berries, plum, spice and game hints. There is good volume and equally good complexity to the delicious medium-bodied flavors that exude a fine minerality on the firm but refined and..
Cellar/Tasting Notes "Tightly wound, delivering sweet spices, cherry and licorice up front, with firm tannins on the back end. There's a nice tension here, and the acidity pushes the length, but this needs time."
Cellar/Tasting Notes "Barrel sample. A very smooth, rich wine, with a slight touch of pepper from the alcohol. The tannins are huge but submerged by ripe fruit. There's almost Napa-like ripeness, but also delicious acidity."
Cellar/Tasting Notes "A fancy, rich Chardonnay that has concentrated, intense Meyer-lemon tart, mineral and honeysuckle flavors, yet it’s elegant, with streamlined acidity. Oak adds the perfect touch of buttered toast. This showcases the opulence of Chardonnay, while maintaining balance and dryness."
Cellar/Tasting Notes "The 2004 Barbaresco S. Stefanetto (from vines in Treiso) is a firm, yet generous wine endowed with notable purity and depth in its dark, sensual fruit. Truffles, worn-in leather, spices and menthol round out this harmonious, beautifully balanced Barbaresco. Though undeniably attractive today, the..
Cellar/Tasting Notes "The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino is a pretty, fragrant wine. Initially rather reticent, this medium-bodied Brunello needs some aeration for its perfumed red cherry fruit to open up in the glass. The wine offers good intensity and depth, but needs at least a few years in bottle for the tannins to..