Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2010 Château Le Reysse. I am not often at a loss of words but this wine just about had me there. This is classic cassis and cherry with tobacco and chocolate. A blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot. I find the Merlot gives this a juiciness and roundness that is beguiling. This bottle is already drinking absolutely beautifully and while it certainly can age, I don’t think this will make super old bones, so I would recommend drinking it in the next five years. That said, I bet I could add it to a tasting of left bank grand cru classes and nobody would be able to tell it isn’t a GCC.
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.