Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2005 M. Chapoutier Châteauneuf-du-Pape Croix de Bois. This is a typical Chapoutier #wine in a style I just don’t like. Very extracted and slightly bitter tannins on the finish. I regret buying this and I have not bought Chapoutier wines in years. Now I am drinking down whatever is left. A pity, really. Older vintages (1999 comes to mind) used to actually be pretty good. #vin #rhone #chateauneuf-du-pape #grenache #chapoutier #southernrhone #croixdebois
I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.