Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2005 Domaine Chandon de Briailles Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Fourneaux. What a great wine this was. Just like a year ago, this was wide open for business and dazzled with crunchy berries and earth and lip smacking acid. This is difficult to put down once you are sipping on it. Last bottle and at 11 years old, still has lots of life left in the tank.
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.