Benjamin Leroux

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. — 9 days ago

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Louis-Benjamin Dagueneau

Blanc Fumé de Pouilly Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Citrus. Honeysuckle. In a great spot. — 23 days 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

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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. — 10 days ago

Ceccherini, Chris and 35 others liked this
Jay Kline

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

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.
— 20 days ago

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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

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with joe, Dan and 2 others
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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
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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.

Champagne Mouzon Leroux & Fils

L'Atavique Tradition Verzy Grand Cru Champagne Blend

Yeast aroma. Citrus, orangish. Stimulated. Good for summer! @1690, domaine -, 220722-220806 — 17 days ago

Benjamin Leroux

La Pièce Sous le Bois Meursault 1er Cru Chardonnay 2019

Lovely chardonnay — 4 months ago

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Charles Heidsieck

Brut Réserve Champagne Blend

David T
9.3

Tonight we tested the Riedel Vintage Sommelier flutes with the friends that gifted us our first set vs the flutes we had been using.

I wanted to do it with this champagne as I know it well. Moving back and forth between flutes, the nose was more green apple with the Somm flutes which, show more pineapple at the start.

From the Somm flutes there was green apple, lime zest, lemon, nougat, almonds, yeasty, more refined grainy minerals, volcanics, saline, yellow flowers with jasmine. The acidity is near perfect. The finish is; rich, well polished, nicely knitted and persists for minutes.

Photos of; the Champagne house of Charles Heidsieck, Stephen Leroux, director of Charles Heidsieck, one of the the best cave tasting rooms in Champange & their tasting salon
— 2 years ago

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Shay A

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As you know, a favorite of mine!
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@David T Agreed re the tasting room. Best one with I’ve been in. The salon at Taittinger to taste the Comtes was pretty good as well.