Alain De Welle

Alain Gras

Tres Vieilles Vignes Auxey-Duresses Pinot Noir 2017

I miss the tastings with this semi-confinement we are still in and stole the idea of @Benoit Duhamel here, so we made one at home with my son and my wife who are both wine fanatics as I am too. We chose 6 red Burgundies Villages 2017, 3 Côtes de Beaune and 3 Côte de Nuits and we tasted these blind, each of us giving ranks and points for each wines. Tasting blind usually doesn’t lie and it can bring numerous surprises which it did in that case. All wines were fo a good level here, no bad wines and all were fun and good indiviually but the results were pretty clear cut in terms of the Côte de Beaune winning this battle.

1- Chassagne-Montrachet villages 2017 Jean-Claude Ramonet 32 pts
2- Volnay Vieilles Vignes 2017, Henri DeLaGrange 28 pts
3- Auxey-Duresses Très Vieilles Vignes 2017, Alain Gras 26 pts
4- Chambolle-Musigny Les Véroilles 2017, Bruno Clair 20 pts
5- Gevrey-Chambertin 2017, Lucien Boillot 12 pts
6- Gevrey-Chambertin 2017 Les Évocelles, Louis Boillot 8 pts

The Auxey-Duresses: gets more complex with air and extremely aromatic with dark fruit, violets, black berries. The palate has a mice medium strong bodied, some good structure, nice energy, the most balanced I believe too with this elegant power and some nice class. My no 1 but close with Ramonet. 91-92


On s’ennuie des dégustations et j’ai bien aimé l’idée de @Benoit Duhamel , merci Benoit. Alors s’en est fait une à la maison à trois (en respectant les règles bien sûr). Nous avons choisi 6 Bourgogne Villages Rouges 2017, 3 Côtes de Beaune et 3 Côtes de Nuits, nous avons dégusté à l'aveugle et accordé des points à chaque position, il n’y avait aucun mauvais vin dans le lot et tous étaient très bien si bu individuellement, mais la dégustation à l’aveugle ne ment pas et les résultats peuvent être surprenants, les vins de la Côte de Beaune ont remporté la palme facilement ici, alors pour s’amuser un peu, voici le classement que cela a donné :
1- Chassagne-Montrachet villages 2017 Jean-Claude Ramonet 32 pts
2- Volnay Vieilles Vignes 2017, Henri DeLaGrange 28 pts
3- Auxey-Duresses Très Vieilles Vignes 2017, Alain Gras 26 pts
4- Chambolle-Musigny Les Véroilles 2017, Bruno Clair 20 pts
5- Gevrey-Chambertin 2017, Lucien Boillot 12 pts
6- Gevrey-Chambertin 2017 Les Évocelles, Louis Boillot 8 pts

Auxey de Alain Gras: Nez qui évolue beaucoup avec le temps, fruits noirs, mures et violettes. Bouche avec du corps et de la structure avec une belle énergie, le plus équilibré selon moi avec cette puissance contenue et qui a de la classe. Mon no 1 mais assez près avec Ramonet. 91-92
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Domaine Alain Voge

Harmonie Saint Péray Marsanne 2017

The hint of summer to come — 7 days ago

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Alain Graillot

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2018

Love it, dark fall fruits but not too sweet. — 22 days ago

Alain Graillot

La Guiraude Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2016

Vibrant red and purple fruit. Some tart cherries mixed with a bit of plum and some fig notes. Fresh on the palate and really shows well when you keep it somewhat on the chilled side. — 20 hours ago

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Alain Jaume & Fils

Réserve Grand Veneur Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2019

Fresh violets, - a lovely uplifting nose.

Medium bodied and delicious - Pomegranate seed, bright cherry, basil, mint. A very floral powered wine, text has such wonderful fruit and tannin to balance that out. A child, I know. Yet needed to taste ins before buying a case..
— 2 days ago

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Nice setting!💀🍷
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That’s a fun photo!
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Used to rep Grand Veneur: very consistent hi quality southern Rhone producer

Alain Jaume & Fils

Domaine Grand Veneur Les Champauvins Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2017

A nice Sunday night, roast chicken wine. Some forest floor on the nose, blackberries and herbs, or shrubs, on the palette. A nice medium mouthfeel, balanced tannins, and a long finish. — 9 days ago

Alain Geoffroy

Beauroy Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2018

Very nice premier cru chablis. Nothing especially pokes out - this is more like a textbook chablis that is just amped to another level. Great mouthfeel, stony acid finish, length, precision. — 13 days ago

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Haven't had any 18 Chablis yet, wine writers are noting another good vintage.
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My first as well. Definitely a promising one to start off.

Domaine Alain Voge

Cuvée Les Vieilles Fontaines Cornas Syrah

2012 Vintage - very fresh cured meat, animal hide, pepper, boysenberry fruit (a lot of other than fruit aromas) med acidity went great with truffle flatbread — 5 days ago

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Domaine Alain Voge

Cuvée Vieilles Vignes Cornas Syrah

2011,
Quel beau vin!!!!
Boite a cigare, chocolat, olives noires,fruits noires,belles épices, sanguin...bref all in.
Le 2e jour....encore meilleur.
— 16 days ago

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Alain Couvreur

Blanc de Noirs Brut Champagne 2019

Soft and well balanced blanc de noir — 21 days ago

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