Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2005 Bouchard Père et Fils Volnay 1er Cru Taillepieds. A really dark and brooding wine that still seems surprisingly primary. All fruit and structure. Densely black fruited with spice and a solid bit of earthiness. Not drinking at peak yet. Probably needs at least five more years. Very masculine expression of burgundy.
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.