Entries by dansmonverre

Domaine Felettig Nuits-Saint-Georges 2014

Domaine Felettig Nuits-Saint-Georges 2014 Beautiful ruby color. Nose of red fruits (strawberries, cranberries, cherries), spices, earth and some flower notes. On the palate the fruit is pure and crunchy with earth and spices coming back again. The acidity level is good, the wine shows freshness, very fine tannis and a finish of good lenght. Really […]

Clos des Fous Pour Ma Gueule Valle del Itata 2016

Clos des Fous Pour Ma Gueule Valle del Itata 2016 Medium bright ruby color. Nose of berries, sppices, earth and a touch of lovely and green Pepper like greeness. On the palate the acidity level is good, the wine is fresh with a long lasting finish. The flavors are all about red and dark berries, spices and […]

Domaine du Nival Matière à Discussion 2016

Domaine du Nival Matière à Discussion 2016 Light gold color, but shiny and youthful. Nose of candied lemon, salty and light oak notes with just a touch of caramel, all in a subtle and elegant way. Bright tension on the palate due to its good acidity level without being razor sharp, this wine last a […]

Joseph Faiveley Volnay 1er Cru Santenots 2010

Joseph Faiveley Volnay 1er Cru Santenots 2010 Even garnet color through the glass. Elegant nose with load of fruit flavors, spices, earth, dried flowers and something that reminds me of crushed rocks. Good mouthfeel with just enough strenght to feel the tannins, but civilized enough to be enjoyed. The fruit is expressive with a meaty […]

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Tasting of 2013 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage wines or when wine bring silence into a room… Why say such a thing? First, let’s take a moment and talk about what is the Domaine Jean-Louis Chave. Among the great wines of the world, within the French wine elite, the Hermitage appellation sitting in Northern Rhone Valley […]

My 2017 in wine

My 2017 in wine Another year review? Of course! But don’t worry, it won’t be my Top 10 favorite wines, bubbles or beers, even if I like to write some from time to time. What if we were just talking about wine? From great to less good moments in wine that happened in 2017? First […]

Domaine Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 2014

Domaine Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 2014 Light, young and translucid garnet color. Aromas of spicy red berries, smoke and elegant yet subtle oak notes. Even if it shows its youth on the palate, there is fruit flavors, noble green notes, some oak, spices and a light bittterness on the finish. Glad I’ve opened one, even happier […]

Château Lafon-Rochet 4e Grand Cru Classé Saint-Estèphe 2004 

Château Lafon-Rochet 4e Grand Cru Classé Saint-Estèphe 2004  Dark garnet color. The depth from the nose gives black fruit notes, spices, earth, smoke and just a hint of burnt wood and red berries that brings in some freshness. Round and silky palate feel, slowly polished by the years of cellaring, but still gives the impression that it’s far from over. Slightly crisp finish with remanescance of the strenght this wine had before. The flavors are of the same type as the aromas with the addition of salty notes on the finish.  Very satisfying for a wine bought 8-9 years ago. Excellent (91)  Made of 51% Merlot, 46% Cabernet-Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc. Aged 16 to 18 months in oak barrels, 50% being new. Alcohol level of 13% Château Lafon-Rochet’s website: lafon-rochet.com 

Baron de Ley Reserva Rioja 2012 

Baron de Ley Reserva Rioja 2012  Dark and purple color. Nose of black berries, coffee, bitter chocolate, spices and oak. Dense and powerful on the palate, the vanilla filled finish does bring some charm to the wine. Bold but still expresses fruit flavors, spices and coffee notes. May be a little on the young side, but some […]