Planted just beside Thomas Bouley’s reference point worthy Carelle, this is often one of the darker fruited wines in the stable. Once again, the pale, pretty, pure qualities are on full display, with terrific balance between fruit, floral, and light mineral elements, a hallmark of Marc-Olivier’s style…..this is gorgeous. A little * awarded here.
“A strikingly perfumed, cool and layered nose is comprised by notes of the essence of red currant, sandalwood and an interesting hint of orange pekoe tea. The super-sleek and silky though still quite punchy middleweight flavors possess even better refinement along with evident minerality that adds a sense of lift to the focused, detailed and sneaky long finale. This is pretty much textbook Carelle. (91-93)/2028+” Allen Meadows ———–> “particularly outstanding for their respective appellations and especially merit your attention”
“Six barrels, which is respectable in 2021. A fresh lighter purple with quite a floral nose, plus raspberries. More precision. Delicious in fact, a mix of juicy raspberry and cherry fruit, without the peppery finish, picked ripe enough and healthy enough. Medium plus persistence. Drink from 2026-2032. Tasted: October 2022” 90-92 Jasper Morris “Four Star” wine