Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2004 Château de Pibarnon Bandol with seared steaks, kale in agrodolce and fennel/basil salad. Such a great wine. The best thing about it is that it combines a very serious flavor profile with a very fun and delicious appearance. It is a jack of all trades that will work equally well with haute cuisine and the simplest (yet well-prepared) foods one can imagine. Lovely truffle, earth and blackberry on the palate and a finish that won’t quit. This truly makes if difficult to put the glass down. I believe this is also the last bottle of the ones I brought back from the Estate many years ago after our visit. This is one winery I wish I had bought a lot more from.
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.