Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2004 Dominique Laurent Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers. Had it last night with ultra fresh Coho salmon and tonight with roast pork. It is a beauty. While everyone seems to be hating on the 2004s, I continue to enjoy whatever I bought of this vintage. This wine in particular defies stereotypes. No meanie greenies (in defiance of commonly lamented vintage characteristics) and no heavy handed oak (in defiance of past producer profile). Just crunchy berry, bramble and tar. Great stuff that has the legs for another decade or two in the cellar.
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.