Blanc De Noir

Jérome Coessens

Largillier Blanc de Noirs Brut Champagne Pinot Noir 2015

Talk about a singular expression of Pinot Noir. A pale gold coloring with effusive creaminess and a nice stream of very small bubbles. The aromas are a bit muted upon opening with just a bit of apple goodness to start the show. But let it sit for a while in a larger bowl and you’ll be rewarded. Warm cinnamon and crusty bread. Roasted nuts and blackberries all day long. There’s some fresh cherry and plenty salinity to boot.

Single vintage, single varietal, single vineyard. The hallmark of Jerome Coessens. 100% Pinot Noir from the lieu-dit of Largillier. The fruit hails from the plots that he has dubbed Fruit and Flower and that’s amazingly accurate. The amount of yellow fruit and floral notes are just ethereal in nature. The acidity borders on “racy” but instead settles on “zippy” which is just fine.

The attack is one that is quite pointed and full of finesse. It’s a very generous champagne that grows by leaps and bounds over time in the glass. An abundance of red and yellow fruits along with black pepper and dried herbs. Very fruity on the long finish with an added kick of spice. Singular and gorgeous.
— 3 days ago

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Fattoria Mancini

Impero Blanc de Pinot Noir

Special indeed white wine from Pinot noir of Pesaro’s hills. To be absolutely tested — 5 days ago

Dominio de Punctum

Vaiven Blanc de Noir Tempranillo 2019

First time drinking this variety, very tasty. — 3 days ago

Domaine Alexis de Benoist

La Sagesse du Jesune Homme Gamay Noir 2014

A solid Beaujolais-Village, bearing the stigma of the beautiful Beaujolais wines. Tiled ruby color, of a certain concentration. Superb open nose, between candied red fruits (cherry, strawberry), dried floral bouquet (Pink, peony, iris), white pepper, and notes of aerial evolution tending towards truffle, medley, nail polish. Close to a Burgundy in more airy and more floral. Fine and final body on vivacity. Beautiful nobility, superb for its price. Drink a little refreshed.

Un Beaujolais-Village solide, portant les stigmates des beaux crus du Beaujolais.
Robe rubis tuilée, d’une concentration certaine. Superbe nez ouvert, entre fruits rouges confiturés (cerise, fraise), bouquet floral séché (Rose, pivoine, iris), poivre blanc, et notes d’évolution aérienne tendant vers la truffe, pot-pourri, vernis à ongle. Proche d’un Bourgogne en plus aérien et plus floral. Corps fin et finale sur la vivacité. Belle noblesse, superbe pour son prix. À boire un peu rafraîchi.
— 4 days ago

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Field Recordings

Skins Chenin Blanc Blend 2021

2021. A little orange wine while shopping for some summer wines! — 11 days ago

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Comtesse Gerin

Champagne Grand Cru Extra-Brut Pinot Noir

Bright rose tan gold. Shy nose of baked white cherry. Solid gold palate of dried apple, dried peach, and lightly charred brioche all with something saline on the entry and finish. Extra Brut Blanc de Noirs: made approachable by climate change (perhaps its only upside) and some good winemaking by the folks at Comtesse Gerin. Excellent starter with plenty of fruit balanced by linear leanness. Seafood, greens, fried chicken, popcorn, and such are waiting. Drink it when you buy it. — 20 days ago

Dawn, Paul and 3 others liked this


Brut Crémant d'Alsace Pinot Blanc Pinot Noir

NV 50% Chardonnay 50% Pinot Noir | first wine in a studytrip | for luncheon | outside on a sunny terrace | happy | I did not realize that 25% of all wines produced is Cremant — 13 days ago

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Extra-Brut Grand Blanc de Noirs Champagne Blend

A finessed, finely etched wine more about restrained elegance than power. Shy white fruit and brioche. Deeply acidic. Some found it stingy. — 11 days ago

Judy WagonfeldRoy Whitehead
with Judy and Roy
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Moussé Fils

Terre D'Illite Blanc de Noirs Champagne Pinot Noir Pinot Meunier 2015

Granny Smith apple and lemon curd, mineral, fine bead, slight funk 😝 — 3 days ago

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Foreau - Domaine du Clos Naudin

Goutte D'Or Moelleux Vouvray Chenin Blanc 1990

Couleur presque brune, un nez incroyable, du fruit confit, une texture sirupeuse un peu, il y a encore de l’acidité pour aider à balancer un peu cette richesse extravagante, la longueur est interminable. Belle expérience d’en boire un verre ou deux. 93-94

Almost brown in colour, the nose is amazingly complex, the texture is almost like syrup, there is still some acidity to balance that richness that is almost too much, and the sugar is wow, but it is still delicious and the length never stops, great experience to drink this wine that was made in only 4 vintages.
— 4 days ago

Brent, LM and 10 others liked this