Alain Gras

Domaine Alain Voge

Les Vieilles Vignes Cornas Syrah 2014

From a bottle that had been opened the day before with half the contents remaining so these notes are from Day 2. The wine pours a deep purple with a ruby rim and a near opaque core. Medium+ viscosity with significant staining of the tears. On the nose, the wine is developing and already brimming with confidence. Bright blue bramble fruits, lavender, black pepper, olive tapenade, some well oiled leather and some baking spices. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium+ tannins and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. The body and supple texture is distinctive. The finish is long and satisfying. From a Cornas perspective, this is less wild and more polished but that’s not a slight. This is a beautifully made Cornas from one of my favorite vintages in the Rhône over the last 15 years. — 20 days ago

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Alain Thienot

Brut Champagne Blend 2017

Apple on the palate. A nice brüt blend. October 2023. — a month ago

Domaine Alain Chavy

Puligny-Montrachet Chardonnay 2020

Golden yellow. Deep oak aroma with making me feel a hint of citrus. Rich and rounded, but with clear citrus acidity. Quite elegant! 2020 @2800/G(18000), Premier Cru, 231008 — 2 months ago

Alain Hudelot-Noellat

Vosne-Romanée Pinot Noir 2020

Reflects the vintage. Deep and rich. Delicious. Not your typical Hudelot Noellat Vosne Villages! — 16 days ago

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Domaine Alain Voge

Les Peyrouses Côtes du Rhône Syrah 2020

Had it with smoked pork shoulder, brought out the fruit, well balanced, excellent Syrah — 25 days ago

Alain Graillot

Les Chenes Vert Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2020

Archetypal northern Rhône Syrah. Dark fruit, black pepper, herbs, and a bit briney. Nice and savory. — a month ago

Domaine Claude Branger

Le Fils des Gras Moutons Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine Melon de Bourgogne 2019

Crisp, with mineral and citrus flavor. Paired well with seafood and poultry and anything else you care to eat. 2019 vintage drank in October 2023 — 2 months ago

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Alain Jaume & Fils

Domaine Grand Veneur Vieilles Vignes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2018

Spicy and dried aged earthy fruit with notes of aged oak. — 2 days ago

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Alain Graillot

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2020

Popped and poured; consumed over two days. Consistent throughout. The 2020 Alain Graillot pours a deep ruby with a hit of violet. Medium+ viscosity with significant staining of the tears. Some slight signs of fine sediment. On the nose, the wine is moderate intensity. Fresh black bramble fruit, baked/smoked blueberries, dry oil cured black olives, black pepper, lavender potpourri, dried herb encrusted saucisson, stony minerals and subtle baking spices. On the palate, the wine is dry; medium+ tannin and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes on the nose. The finish is so long with a streak of minerals. The body is medium but the fruit is so grippy and clings to the palate giving the impression that it’s bigger than it is. Maxime said that they had picked way early compared to previous, recent years and completed harvest by September 3rd; a whole week before their neighbors began harvest. It shows. Remarkably fresh. Lovely. Utterly beautiful. Drink now with patience (and to enjoy the full-send freshness) or enjoy over the next 15+ years. Alain’s legacy seems to be in very good hands. — 2 months ago

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