Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2012 Thierry Richoux Irancy. This wine is SO different from the 2011 vintage. While it still has minerality, freshness, herbaceousness and grip, this feels lusher and rounder and fruit forward. I could make a case for finishing this lot before the 2011s, but the 2011s are already gone ;) Really a nice wine that can pair with a wide range of foods and is ready to drink now. Home run for @grapeylyle !
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.