Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2003 Domaine de Montille Volnay 1er Cru Les Mitans. Really delicious wine. It does show the ripeness of the vintage, but it has managed to retain balance in spades nevertheless. Berries, earth and tree bark. Lovely length, fine tannins and acidity. Quite an achievement in such a heat-battered vintage and always fun to drink one of the wines of the old man himself.
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.