Palate: sweet with rich prune, almond flavors with refreshing dry fruit
Honjozo Genshu - Sake
100% Hyogo Gohyakumangoku rice
Milling rate: 60%
Nose: waxy, woody & white flowers with pink grapefruit
Palate: strong start but surprisingly creamy with intense umami. Very rich & long finish
Cotes-du-Rhone Villages Seguret “Cuvee Julien”
The vineyard is located on the highest terroir of the appellation (480 meters), rocky and made of arid limestone marl suitable for red wines, and is composed of 70% Grenache (20 years) and 30% Syrah (20 years). To drink at 16 ° C with a filet mignon in crust with baked apples or a game like a partridge or a quail for example or with a cheese platter or a sweetbread with morel mushrooms. Can keep 8 years.
Gigondas “Four Danuga”
Here plots are harvested and vinified separately by varietal, 3 week vinification at 25°C, daily part vat emptying/refilling, daily pumping overs, aged in 5-6 year-old 228-litre oak casks for 10-11 months. This is a velvety-textured wine, with lively notes of peppery spice, the core elements of black cherry, plum and licorice. Already drinking well now, it should continue to please through at least till 2025.
“A blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre, aged in used barrels, the 2017 Gigondas Four Danuga is a worthy successor to the 2016. It's darker and more savory, a reflection of the vintage, showing black cherry fruit, hints of cola and dried spices. Full-bodied and supple, it ends on a plush, creamy note.”
– (91-93) Points, Wine Advocate
Gigondas “La Grande Réserve”
Dense mouthfeel with black fruits spice. The most concentrated of the wines but with great balance. Sumptuous cocoa and fig on the nose, fine spices, and plum.
“Classic in style than normal, the 2017 Gigondas La Grande Reserve offers an elegant, medium bodied, beautifully balanced profile as well as more red fruits, spice, and flowery garrigue characteristics. Based on 50% Grenache and 25% each of Syrah and Mourvedre, aged in 10% new barrels, it should drink nicely out of the gate yet also evolve for 8-10 years.” – (90-92) Points, Jeb Dunnuck
Gigondas “Terra Rosso”
The organically farmed vineyard is located in the hills and terraces facing southwest in the foothills of the Dentelles on claylimestone soils. It is composed of 70% Grenache (15 to 70 years old), 20% Syrah (15 to 30 years old) and 10% Mourvèdre (15 to 30 years old). A great wine to drink with a rich dish.
“The 2016 Gigondas Terra Rosso spent 18 months in new oak. This year, the wine has largely absorbed it, showing off floral perfumes, peppery notes, and pomegranate-like fruit instead. It's full-bodied and creamy textured, soft and expansive on the palate, then firms up enough on the finish to warrant a couple of years in the cellar. What a nice trio of 2016 releases from this estate!” – 94 Points, Wine Advocate