Rebholz's dry Rieslings are ruthlessly defined, crystal clear and razor sharp. Every time I taste Rebholz's Kastanienbusch, the clarity shocks me.
Yields were way down in 2010, up to 50%, and Allemand only has 4.5ha. Needless to say, getting a second chance at Allemand's 2010 Chaillots is sort of a miracle, and one that will not repeat itself.
Colares is in a beautiful area right on the ocean close to Lisbon, so it's a choice place for city dwellers to create weekend homes. For the past fifty or so years, vineyards have been replaced by beach houses.
Over these past years, Dujac has been able to both intensify and refine their signature style. This begs the question: What is Dujac's signature? For me, it's always been the way that the wines attack all five senses with a grace and sensuality. This is something that only...
A good Gelber smells like a flower garden gone wild - with an orchard and a babbling brook in the distance. If this sounds like spring, you're beginning to get the idea.
This is a singular Riesling. It's a textural, glycerin-rich wine that presents the tell-tale signature of Riesling (citrus, stone fruit) cocooned in notes of stone, hay, and saline with very faint traces of dark tones, like quince, cassis, etc.
Vouette et Sorbée's Champagnes are a shocking expression of everyone's go-to celebratory beverage. They are deep, saturating and yet, finely etched and emphatically mineral. Think of Burgundy by way of Champagne. In short, they are thought-provoking, original. They are wines...
For Roty, in particular, 07 gave their powerful, deeply spiced style a lovely sense of lift and elegance.