Month: April 2021

  • Chateau Gaillard Clos de Mez Morgon, 2017

    Heaven. I repeat: Heaven. We splurged for an Easter weekend red, something meat and vegan friendly, and this was the ultimate.  So bold and striking, a great big gob of fruity juiciness with these niche floral notes floating through like motifs, great balance, terrific finish.  And we finished it, in a flash. Rarely do we […]

  • Envinate Vinos Atlanticos Migan, 2018

    Listan Negro.  Say what?  Earthy.  Like damp forest, pine needles and boggy soil, really unusual, mysterious, and although deeply engaging a tad strange.  There is a Cousin Itt about the palate finish, odd but lovable.  Unexpectedly hugely food friendly.  Some smoke on the nose with crushed currant underneath.  Pretty hard to describe, not easy to […]

  • Artuke Finca de los Locos, 2018

    The biggest disappointment of 2021 so far.  Wow.  Just not good. Maybe it was the Wine Advocate’s 93 points, and, therefore, some latent expectation the wine could never meet.  Or maybe it was the cost, and the resentment that comes with paying too much for wine in BC in general.  But really, I think it […]

  • Domaine FL Le Parc, Savennieres, 2015

    Pure and unadulterated. Decanter got it right, “best in show” like the title pooch at Westminster.  It drinks so precious you might feel a Faberge egg is being scrambled.  Striking on first taste, a short tropical note of coconut, some serious acidity, grapefruit pith, and a finish, extremely restrained, of melon.  Jackie O in a […]