Benoît Lahaye

Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin

Montmains Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2019

There’s Chablis and then there’s Chablis. — 10 days ago

Douglas, Daniel P. and 7 others liked this

Benoît Déhu

Cuvée de "La Rue des Noyers" Champagne Pinot Meunier

Great structure. Nice lively wine. — 4 months ago

Ira, Tom and 2 others liked this

Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin

Montée de Tonnerre Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2018

Beautiful MdT from an excellent producer. Classic. — 5 months ago

Andrew, Ira and 14 others liked this

Benoît Lahaye

Le Jardin de Pa Grosse Pierre Grand Cru Champagne

Wow, just wow.

Part of the blend comes from vines planted in 1923, another part from vines planted in the 50s—specially from a parcel comprised of all 7 varieties (supposedly more). Exquisitely light and balanced but with dozens of really interesting flavors — mandarin orange, pipe tobacco, sandalwood, flint, golden and red apple, marzipan, vanilla along with the usual melange of berries and chalk. It’s all about the poise, finesse and structure on this one though—like a gymnast nailing a dismount. Also, not bad with jalapeño poppers (or “muncher peppers” as they’re called on the Glue Pot’s English menu).
— 7 months ago

Laura, Joshua and 9 others liked this

Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin

Mont de Milieu Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2008

Muted on the nose. Rich & unctuous on the palate though. Stony minerality, ripe/overripe yellow apple, dried yellow/white apricot, meat/jerky. Med+/elevated fruit wrapped acidity. — 3 months ago

Benoît Lahaye

Brut Nature Grand Cru Champagne Blend

Brut Nature. Disgorged 4/2020. Unbelievable nose. Rush with flowers, seashell, bread with salt and grassy oil. Palate is great with lemons, more bread, some almonds, more sea salt. Long lingering finish with cooked pears, citrus and just wonderful. Brings you back for me! This is complex and great yeast with balanced acidity. — 5 months ago

Tom and Raul liked this

Benoît Déhu

Initiation Brut Nature Champagne Pinot Noir Pinot Meunier

Alex Lallos

One of the best nv brut bottlings I’ve had in a while. Bready and yeasty with some nice citrus . Excellent — 4 months ago

Tom, Ira and 3 others liked this

Benoît Déhu

Cuvée de La Rue des Noyers Chardonnay

100% chardonnay
Accord voyage 4 Mazzia
— 6 months ago

Ira and Thierry liked this