Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2012 Domaine des Roches Neuves Saumur-Champigny Clos de L’Echelier. This wine has me slightly unsure…while it is perfectly good stuff, it just doesn’t blow me away. Black currant, tobacco, camphor and bell pepper. Nice typicity based on its growing region, but I just thought this felt just a touch uninspired…nothing wrong per second, but a wine that makes me wonder if it will improve as it ages.
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.