2015 Domaine Lafage Bastide Miraflors
So this is a value gem. Blackberries, black raspberries, macerated black cherries, cinnamon, black pepper, and brisket BBQ on the nose. More black fruit – blackberries, black cherries, black raspberries – and cinnamon on the palate. Almost meaty. Bold. Sexy. Full. Runs almost a bit hot, but delicious. Especially at this price!
Syrah (70%), Grenache – old vines (30%)
IGP Côtes Catalanes, FRANCE
Enjoying this nice, dry organic rosé wine from Rhône tonight.
Mostly Grenache and Mourvèdre, with a dash of Syrah. 88+ pts. Full review: https://goo.gl/pk1vEJ
Thoroughly enjoyed this tasting of fine Chablis during the Pure Chablis Escape Room Experience back in spring. Read all about it here: https://goo.gl/pE26q1
2016 Domaine Sainte Anne Entre-Deux-Mers
Lounging with this white Bordeaux from the first organic vineyard in the Bordeaux region! Meyer lemon, exotic fruit like dragon fruit and underripe mango, and peaches on the nose. Similar on the palate with a hint of minerality and even seashell on the palate.
Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon
Entre-Deux-Mers (Bordeaux), FRANCE
2017 Vie Vite Côtes de Provence Rosé
It’s still rosé season, folks! This one’s a pale rosé from Provence. Gently peppered strawberries, melon, and a hint of peach on the nose. Some white and red strawberries on the palate with melon and a hint of orange. Wet stones on the finish.
Cinsault (30%), Grenache (30%), Syrah (30%), Carignan (10%)
Côtes de Provence, FRANCE
Wine reviews from last month’s birthday party are now posted. Some fabulous wines! https://goo.gl/qYKZ6T
2015 Domaine Guillot-Broux Mâcon-Cruzille
A moody shot for this multi-vineyard Gamay. Bubblegum and yumberry notes on the nose along with chewy cherries, twigs, and sapling. Similar notes on the palate. Pretty standard Gamay.
Mâcon (Burgundy), FRANCE
Tasted some fine wines
in the spring
from Burgundy’s Henri de Villamont with winemaker Pierre Jhean. Read all about it here: https://goo.gl/6ocDqY
It’s wine wednesday! Enjoyed this lovely $19 Lavau Tavel (89 pts) tonight. Coming to LCBO VINTAGES on September 1. Full review: https://goo.gl/qdf7q9
2014 Domaine de l’Île Margaux Bordeaux Superieur
Basking in the sun with some Bordeaux Superieur on paw. Plums, cassis, blackberries, cocoa, purple flowers, and a bit of pencil on the nose. Similar on the palate with cedar, mushroom, and cocoa powder.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc