Antoine Sanzay

Antoine Arena

Vin de France BG Bianco Gentile 2014

JKT
9.2

Impressive first encounter with this Corsican native varietal Bianco Gentile. Simmering light to medium golden color and exotic fruits and flowers and stones on nose. Tension and liveliness with good acids and a touch of creaminess on palate carrying through to long finish. What a good first impression! AA 13 value on a Kermit Lynch of 40. — 11 days ago

Antoine Sunier

Morgon Gamay 2019

Delectable Wine
9.3

Shimmering red. Pungent dark berry, cherry and exotic spice aromas show fine clarity and pick up a subtle mocha accent as the wine opens up. Broad and fleshy in style, offering nicely concentrated blueberry and bitter cherry flavors that tighten up steadily with air. The floral note repeats on a very long, juicy finish framed by well-knit tannins. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2021)
— 23 days ago

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Domaine Antoine Jobard

En La Barre Meursault Chardonnay 2015

A touch under 2 years since my last btl. Maybe I didn't give 2015 Jobards enough credit; this hasn't really budged since my last note, but maybe a bit more tropical...still lovely density and such depth. Yum, fantastic. — 13 days ago

Severn, web and 15 others liked this

Domaine Antoine Jobard

Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2017

Very clean apple fruit ,white flowers, lees ,precise minerality high acidity nice wine — 20 days ago

Aravind, Ira and 8 others liked this
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Domaine Antoine Jobard

Bourgogne Aligote 2019

Delicious, easy to drink, some funk, lots of acid — 10 days ago

Domaine Antoine Jobard

Les Genevrières Meursault 1er Cru Chardonnay 2017

Delectable Wine
9.5

The 2017 Meursault Les Genevrières 1er Cru is neutral on the nose, sultry but not sullen, maintaining delineation and focus, with crushed stone and light smoky aromas developing over time; it does become a little reduced. The palate is well balanced with a salty, basalt-tinged entry. There is plenty of energy and superb acidity, leading to a vibrant, spicy, persistent finish. This fans out gloriously. Outstanding. Tasted blind at the annual Burgfest tasting in Savigny-lès-Beaune. (Neal Martin, Vinous, August 2021)
— a month ago

Antoine Arena

Patrimoio Rosé 2017

Salty, crunchy, blood orange, and lemon citrus, mineral inflected attack that fans out to salt and fruit in the finish. Not for everyone but a nice change from your typical rose. — 11 days ago

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Antoine Bouvet

Extra Brut Champagne Blend 2012

Fabulous champagne that was the opener to an unforgettable bacchanal last week—the only bottle I was able to photograph clearly, in fact. Ethereal, great texture, and a palate that haunts you. I believe this was his first vintage. — 25 days ago

Aravind, Neil and 12 others liked this

Antoine Bouvet

Les Monts de la Vallée Extra Brut Pinot Noir 2016

Another one of these Bouvet beauties and they are all very special.

Subtle gold color in the glass. Precise, powerful perlage with a plethora of fine bubbles. Immediately there’s a touch of touch of sweetness on the nose belying it’s Extra Brut dosage. Apples fresh from the oven and violets. Apricots, toasted croutons, and plums. Just the right amount of oak.

Antoine Bouvet is one of the young, rising stars of champagne and his wines easily surpass the hype. 100% Pinot Noir from Mareuil-sur-Ay. Low dosage of 2 g/l and disgorged in late 2020. Racy acidity and exquisite balance here. Medium to full bodied with nice tension and clarity. Graceful and lithe but with oh so much substance.

Plenty of zest with lemon and lime mingling with fresh herbs on the tongue. A sudden attack of red berries titillate along with oak and spice. A nice of dab of honey brings everything on home. I can’t say enough about his champagnes but the main thing is, I’m always disappointed I didn’t get more.
— a month ago

ESF, Iwan and 8 others liked this