Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2012 Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly Cuvée Zaccharie Geoffray & 2012 Hervé Murat Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits Les Herbues on Friday night with roasted chicken for dinner. Maybe my palate had an off night, but these were the first two wines from @grapeylyle that I liked but did not love. The Zaccharie was too woody IMO to be considered great and the Herbues was lacking some complexity. Totally drinkable but not exciting in the least.
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.