Antoine Arena

Domaine Antoine-Marie Arena

Hauts de Carco Patrimonio 2015

Light body, medium dry and moderate acidity. Hints of raspberry with earthy undertones. — 17 days ago

Asyera Nataria
with Asyera

Bodega Dussart Pedrón

Le Bobal 2019

Junio 9, 2021 Punta Arena, Madrid: Maru, Eugenia, Jose y yo, cumple Maru — 8 days ago

Antoine Barrier

Mâcon-Villages Chardonnay 2019

Fruité et peu acide. Très bon avec le poisson — a month ago

Jean Baptiste Arena

Grotte di Sole Red Blend 2016

Quite special. Brambly, but not rustic. Elegant, but not polished. Bright and dark red fruits. Depth and length, but balanced weight. Magically expresses all of Nielluccio’a elements. Approachable now and has the structure for ongoing aging. — 2 months ago

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Agnès et René Mosse

Arena Savennières Chenin Blanc 2019

Honestly I haven’t been drinking wine for a while but this has reinvigorated my interest. Mosse is underrated these days. Depth and balance and finesse beyond its price tag. — 12 days ago

Adam, Ira and 6 others liked this

Antoine Bouvet

Extra Brut Champagne Blend 2012

Clear blonde with a multitude of fine bubbles, really attractive and nice perlage. Very pure aromas on the nose with honeyed toast, white grapes, and a little peach. A touch of oak and apricot. There’s a definite sense of rusticity here and it’s quite welcome here. After plenty of time, those fruit notes become more mature with dates and the faintest hint of dried cherries.

An outstanding grower champagne and one that, for me, really epitomizes the genre. A bit stark and austere, which is a good thing. Half Chardonnay, half Pinot Noir with an extra brut dosage of 3 g/l. The terroir truly speaks here hailing from Bisseuil and Mareuil-Sur-Ay. Very nice acidity and quite vinous in nature.

The palate is generous and inviting especially if you give it time. Almonds, lime zest, and plenty of brioche bread. Green apples with an earthy element as the Pinot begins to take over. A truly exciting champagne that will deliver even more if you let it sit for a few more years. But I can’t blame you if you don’t.
— a month ago

Neil, Kevin and 3 others liked this

Domaine Antoine Jobard

Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2015

2015 Vintage - a nice Bourgogne apple /hazel-nut , leesy , medium bodied med+ acidity — 2 months ago

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Antoine Sanzay

Les Poyeux Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc

Nice fresh and elegant Cab Franc, good texture, approachable tannins but with some grip still, a tad of green peppers but not too much 89-90

Beau cab franc, frais, belle finesse, touche de poivron vert mais sans déranger, belle texture enveloppant, sera très bon dans quelques années. 89-90
— 5 days ago

Orin Swift Cellars

Machete Petite Sirah Blend 2018

Great entry level wine in the Orin Swift arena, balanced, drinkable, bold and audacious. . . — 15 days ago

Domaine Antoine Jobard

"Le Trézin" Puligny-Montrachet Chardonnay 2015

Struck match, smoke, salinity, Christmas warm spices, and tropical fruits. Tense, rich, broad, and reductive. — a month ago

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