Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2003 Château Lafon-Rochet with sausages, asparagus and parsnip puree tonight. Really nice wine. A touch on the ripe side and in a sort of clean style, but very nice nevertheless. The vintage shows because this is rather fruit forward, but it does have some interesting leather and tobacco flavors going on. A ridiculous deal I scored many years ago at $24/bottle! Not sure today’s going price is worth it though. All in all I can recommend it.
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.