Paul that is a keen price but if you are a Costco member they are cheaper still.Thanks Tom - can get a 6 pack for £142.75 (£23.79/bottle).
Paul that is a keen price but if you are a Costco member they are cheaper still.
Only disappointment was a recent NV Rose that had gone a bit rusty, perhaps too long in storage.
Whilst on Pinkies the Costco price on 2013 Roederer rose is very keen
So have I but we’re currently most of the way through a case of 6 that seems curiously sweet, as though it had a very high dosage. Every bottle’s been the same.
I think it's always been a bit sweet but haven't had it for a while so maybe they've increased dosage beyond what's required. I'm clearly not a zero dosage kind of guy.So have I but we’re currently most of the way through a case of 6 that seems curiously sweet, as though it had a very high dosage. Every bottle’s been the same.
Colin, I had an online tasting with the president and winemaker a couple of weeks agio, though not including the Souverain. I'm telling tales out of school here, but I wasn't happy when I asked specifically about the dosage on wine one, which wasn't in our tech information. The winemaker (newish) looked a bit nervous, the president then stepped in and said "we do not talk about dosage. Dosage is just a moment in time, two seconds of five year evolution, we do not think it something to dwell upon."
Thoroughly bizarre and illogical response, which of course leaves you assuming it is on the high side. Very reminiscent of Remy Krug when he used to come over all lyrical when asked for a specific blend, but never actually answered.
I am wondering where this Maison is heading. Very confusing communication. New chef de caves is young and promising, but from what I've seen on Instagram, she was busy digging graves in the vineyards. I stopped counting when she hitted 25. That must be some terroir & soils exploration project going on, but I must admit the current reputation of Henriot needs some lift. And graves don't help, I am afraid.
Not to mention they killed my long time favourite Cuvee des Enchanteleurs and rebranded it to Hemera tweaking the blend a little bit. And they couldn't choose a better vintage than 2005 to do that. Very much 'out of the box' thinking that brings even more confusion IMO. If you want to do a strong move and rebrand/relaunch, you wouldn't choose such a weak vintage to do so.
Tom, I am curious to hear your view on their current portfolio, but I believe they need a much more dramatic change than just the facelifting.
I got a 6 pack from De Burgh's delivered the other week with the WP offer.
Thoroughly decent tipple. If I had to criticise it in anyway, wee touch too much fruit.
Interesting what Steven said about maturity, the code ended with 19 so guessing a new release. But it did have a mature feel to it.