Aurelien Verdet

Pierre Gerbais

Grains de Celles Rosé

Just take a look at this color. So striking. So sexy. Nice perlage and cream. The nose is so crisp and fresh. Pears and lively red cherries alongside mangoes. Freshly baked bread aromas are very nice here, as well are the grapefruit and strawberry.

Yet another young hotshot champagne maker, Aurelien Gerbais from the Aube. A friend and neighbor of Cédric Bouchard and that’s all you need to know. 50/25/25 PN/CH/Pinot Blanc with an extra brut dosage of 3 g/l. The low dosage avoids the trap of being austere, but rather it’s an inviting and gracious Rosé. The addition of 10% Coteaux Champenois Pinot Noir gives it that beautifully sexy color and viscosity.

Dry with breathtaking acidity, the terroir really speaks here. The palate follows the nose with more summer berries and light yeast. So lovely, so sleek. Good sex in a bottle. If you see these, get them.
— 2 days ago

Iwan, Josh and 1 other liked this

Aurelien & Charlotte Houillon

Tourmaline Rosé Grenache 2018

Little boozy and simple but good. And pricey. — 4 months ago

Aurelien Verdet

Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 2013

2013 vintage. Medium ruby. Strawberry violet nose. A more subtle style, with red currant, black raspberry, a touch of coffee and sweet spice. Perfect with cast iron NY sirloin steak. 13% ABV. — 5 months ago

Aurelien Verdet

Les Damodes Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2017

Decanted 1h. Drinking well this young. Juicy with acidity that is tart with great red berries and some rhubarb. Age it? Delayed gratification can wait. — 3 months ago

Ira, Jonathan and 2 others liked this

Aurelien Pinheiro

Cornas Syrah 2018

Lyle Fass

Yowza. What a nose. Superb aromas. Clay, blueberries and granite. Deep florals. So clean and pure. Amazing layering. Dude is so so underrated. Palate is pure, juicy, dark and has stunning texture. Awesome bounce and freshness. So much granite and freshness. Long and so so complex. Really really great. Real serious concentration here. Pure and deep. Sweet and ripe tannins and finishes peppery. — 3 months ago

Daniel, Jonathan and 7 others liked this

Aurelien & Charlotte Houillon

Vin de France Cinsault 2018

Clunky bitter and tasted boozier than the 11% would suggest. Molto rustico. — 4 months ago

Aurelien Pinheiro

Cuvee Les Machons Saint Joseph Syrah 2018

Lyle Fass

Terrific nose. Blueberries, dark blackberry, granite and clay. Really compelling and deep. Herbs, red velvet cake. So nuanced and elegant. Refined, clear and precise. what vivid blueberries. Palate is ripe and rich, delicious granite and concentrated tiny berry red fruits. Refined and so granite driven. Elegant and deep. Needs to open and it will. This is old school and will unfold. Will be back.

This greatly improved overnight and it really needed excess air as all of the Pinheiro wines need. Big smokey blueberries and massive granite on the nose lead way to spice flowers, clay and blackberries. Some hints of desiccated blackberry as well. Palate is round, ripe and creamy. Delicious, complex and concentrated fruit and amazing purity. Finish seems still a bit closed but wow what a wine. Really clean and balanced but still holding back. Such fine tannins. From 9.2 to 9.3.
— 6 months ago

Aravind, Neil and 4 others liked this

Aurelien Verdet

Le Prieuré Hautes Côtes de Nuits Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2018

Nice Ruby color with an array of fruit, floral and spice aromas. On the palate cherry, currant and raspberry flavors with some fresh cinnamon spice and tea notes. Vibrant acidity, elegant fine tannins, well balanced just starting to wake up, long finish ending with slight earthy notes, plenty of depth, will continue to develop. — 3 months ago

Kurt, Daniel P. and 1 other liked this

Aurelien Pinheiro

Saint Joseph Syrah 2018

Lyle Fass

Big blueberry and granite nose. Some olive and game, classic and old school. Gorgeous blackberry. This is such a deal. Palate is juicy, complex and deep. Lovely granitic crunch. Opulent and rich but also racy and mineral. Lots going on here. — 4 months ago

Severn, Matt and 6 others liked this

Aurelien Verdet

Vieilles Vignes Vosne-Romanée Pinot Noir 2014

From a 375 ml. Beautiful nose of black fruit and forest floor. I could keep smelling this for days. On the palate cherries and earl grey tea. Light in color and body but a very distinguished wine. Well done. — 4 months ago

Tom, Paul and 14 others liked this