Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2004 Bouchard Père et Fils Volnay 1er Cru Taillepieds last night with duck breast, mashers, romano beans and a red wine garam masala sauce. This wine is absolutely drinking at peak right now. I don’t perceive any mean greenies at all (although I am not particularly sensitive to that). Fresh crunchy berry/cherry with a good dose of fall leaves, moss and earth. The acidity was perfect to cut through the crispy and fatty duck skin. Last bottle and I couldn’t have timed it much better.
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.