Benjamin Darnault

Louis-Benjamin Dagueneau

Blanc Fumé de Pouilly Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Citrus. Honeysuckle. In a great spot. — a month ago

Ira, Lyle and 3 others liked this

Benjamin Leroux

Meursault Chardonnay 2019

Peach, lemon curd, green herbs, round and rich. On opening I thought this was a bit flat and soft, but it has come into its own after a couple of hours of air 👌 — 7 months ago

Andrew, Shay and 16 others liked this

Château l'Ancien

Lalande de Pomerol 2009

Shay A
9.1

Monthly WTF guys blind tasting group. This month was our annual, and famed, Left Bank vs Right Bank theme. All wines served blind as usual. Started off with a Rosé and a champagne. Great night.

Not familiar with this producer. This was surprisingly quite tannic. Graphite, underripe red and black fruits with a softness in the middle. I called this ‘08 Right Bank. Thanks
@Benjamin Keator .
— 3 years ago

Andrew HeffleyJack ThompsonMichael Rariden
with Andrew, Jack and 6 others
Jack, Ryan and 17 others liked this

Benjamin Leroux

Le Porusot Meursault 1er Cru Chardonnay 2013

Savory, salty, pear, Fuji apple and some ripe citrus with a light hazelnut toast on the nose, the palate is sharper, good acidity, could use a little more, a med/med+ body, med+ length of the finish. Maybe it's the 13 vintage that lacks just a little energy that 12/14 has. Still very enjoyable at almost 10, has probably another 3-5 years. — 12 days ago

Lyle, MaJ and 2 others liked this

Bodegas y Viñedos Artazu

Santa Cruz de Artazu Garnacha 2016

This is the Artazu Pasos de San Martin Navarra, a varietal Garnacha. A bit sleepy before it gets air, it gradually Benjamin Buttons and develops a terrifically pure nose of kirsch and raspberry ooze, along with crushed rock dust and sandalwood. In the mouth it’s got intense fruit, but is laser-focused and has excellent acids. Zero flab.
Just enough tannin to package it all. Really nice rendition of Grenache.
— 24 days ago

Hermes, Hugh and 10 others liked this

Louis-Benjamin Dagueneau

Silex Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2018

I always love these but take note that my fellow winos not so much. Tropical fruit filtered through pure granite. Fresh. — 13 days ago

Ceccherini, Chris and 35 others liked this
Jay Kline

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@LM Segal what don’t they like about it?

Benjamin Leroux

La Pièce Sous le Bois Meursault 1er Cru Chardonnay 2019

Lovely chardonnay — 4 months ago

Billy, Byron and 7 others liked this

Sarah Francis

Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Shay A
9.6

Though not the same as it was pre-COVID -19, a handful of us were able to gather (while keeping our distance) to celebrate being back together and opened some fun wines to share. Wine is always better with good company.

Here’s one you don’t see very often. Tiny producer who has a track record of doing magical things with this vineyard. This falls in to the hedonistic type bucket. My first glass was like smelling a freshly baked mixed berry pie being pulled out of the oven. Dark chocolate, Andes mint, baking spices, charcoal and sandalwood jump from the glass as well. It was both elegant but rich on the palate. Decidedly dark fruit driven on the palate (less of the red fruit profile I typically get from GIII vineyard) as well as lavender, plum and currant. Lengthy finish that is delicious but still very youthful. Thanks for opening
@Benjamin Keator
— 2 years ago

joe leatherwoodDan FitzgeraldBenjamin Keator
with joe, Dan and 2 others
Paul, Peter and 113 others liked this
Mike R

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Definitely impressive and even more impressive that she posted on her Facebook @Shay A i think I saw you on her postings
Shay A

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@David L @Mike R : Yes, this is a wine you both would enjoy! And Mike, you are correct...a few of us sent Sarah a message and she posted it on Facebook. Very kind of her.
JJ Lumia

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One like for the rating. Another for continuing to practice social distancing.