Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2011 Jeantet Olivier Coteaux du Languedoc Mas Haut-Buis Costa Caoude. What a delicious wine this is. Bone dry yet substantial fruit and structure. Not in the same league as Mas Daumas Gassac, but very good regardless. Blackberry, raspberry and bramble give this a serious yet very fun character. What a great $25 bottle from @grapeylyle. Another success and one I can see myself order up to a case of.
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.