Bernard Magrez

Bernard Magrez

Château Fombrauge Saint-Èmilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Again a wonderful 2016 for a decent price. Full bodied with plenty of red fruit and silky tannins — a month ago

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Domaine Bernard Baudry

Chinon Blanc Chenin Blanc

Quite darn tasty. Snappy acidity and fleshy make it go bye bye quickly. — 25 days ago

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Bernard Boisson-Vadot

Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2012

Pc telluride año nuevo 2023 — 2 months ago

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Domaine Bernard Gripa

St. Joseph Syrah 2021

Lyle Fass
9.5

I love 21 N Rhone reds and it’s a throw back vintage to maybe 96/98? It’s so red fruited, classically structured and elegant. Like a symphony in 21 and not the recent guitar solo vintages.

Unreal nose of absolute harmony and so red fruited. A hint of barely ripe black cherry. Dried herbs. So heavenly. Crazy floral. Best young Gripa St Jo nose. Palate is so red fruited. So unusual for Gripa. Great depth and concentration and high acidity. Dusty, young and unformed finish but the red fruit really leaves it mark. It will fill in and gain finesse if it follows the trajectory of other 21’s. What a finish.

Now it’s more complex and so refined. Classic Mauves from yesteryear. 9.4 to 9.5. Juicy, tangy red berry fruit. So ethereal. Brilliant.

Today it is meatier on the nose but still red fruited mostly with some black fruits peeking through. Unreal spice and desiccated leaves. Tree bark as well and some smoke. Wild mint and lavender. Juicy and elegant and so nimble. Wow.
— 4 months ago

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Domaine Bernard Baudry

Chinon Cabernet Franc 2010

Deep garnet color with a hint of brick. Leather and black cherry on the nose very subdued alcohol. Earthy notes at first then dried orange peel dried montmorancy cherry leather and a bit of smoke. Have one more in the cellar which I will wait 2-5years to open. Thanks to Eric Brown for recommending this lovely cab franc — 6 days ago

Domaine Bernard Gripa

Cuvée Le Berceau St. Joseph Syrah 2021

Lyle Fass
9.6

I adore 2021. Insane wine. Nose is feral, herbal and gamey and so expressive for a young Berceau. Red fruits galore with unreal clarity and depth. Granite aromas but expressed in a floral way as they are so expressive. Quite layered and so elite. A knockout nose and that’s just as the bottle is opened. Maybe 3-5% black fruits but barely black. Wow what a palate. Rich yet focused and with maybe 75% red and 25% black fruits but beguiling freshness and velvety, high quality tannins. Wow the nose after a fresh pour is 9.8. Palate has substantial grip, tannins and structure and is imposing but not like a warmer vintage expression of Le Berceau. It’s got velvety, molten tannins that are perfectly ripe and the fruit is mid season red berries and such incredibly realized red fruits with just insane clarity. Infused with herbs and crushed granite and the finish goes on forever. But needs air and my score will go higher.

Nose is now smokey and meaty. Wild flowers and mint. So complex and intense. Palate is so fresh and energetic with red cherry and classic flavors and loads of mineral intensity. Really elegant and stunning texture. So much energy. Wow. 9.5 to 9.6.
— 4 months ago

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Domaine Bernard Baudry

Les Grézeaux Chinon Cabernet Franc 2021

Day 2 transformation. Pure gravel dust on the nose. Much more suave mouth feel. Mineralality. Raspberry. Dark fruits, and a little bret. Light to medium body. Cellar temp it’s really nice. — 25 days ago

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Domaine Bernard Defaix

Chablis Chardonnay 2022

Mary H
9.1

Low intervention, unfiltered. A bit of spice — a month ago

Domaine Bernard Baudry

Le Clos Guillot Chinon Cabernet Franc 2016

Just what you want in Loire CF. — 3 months ago

Severn, Austin and 10 others liked this