Cellar Cru

Kaefferkopf

Grand Cru d'Alsace Riesling 2014

Hazy and almost color of wet hay, this did not present as a very attractive wine. But looks, as we all know, can often be deceiving. In fact, this was a gift for the senses! On the nose, I detected the presence of brettanomyces but it was kept well in check. The real story was the bruised apple, Bosc pear, lemon citrus, decaying flowers, wet stone, and spices. I didn’t want to stop smelling my glass! On the palate, slightly over ripened Pome fruits, lemons, earth and spices. Super dry. High acid. Long, long finish. What a wine! This was a killer pairing with scallops & white fish ceviche accompanied with roasted Brussels sprouts & crispy leeks. Drinking at or near peak but should last for years. — 2 days ago

Arden, Andrew and 4 others liked this

Domaine François Raveneau

Clos Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 1988

Light gold. Looks young. Took 5 hours to open up and show its stuff. In hour 6 this was cruising. Saline and sea shells, wispy lemon fruit, some honey, some white stone. The guesses from the fellas were 2002 Rav Clos and 1996 Rav Valmur. Shows how these properly stored aged Raveneaus can age effortlessly. — 5 days ago

Jan, Eric and 21 others liked this
Michael Herzog

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That’s impressive

Château du Retout

Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Ken Z
8.9

Drank 10\20\20. Nice with Lamb Kebabs.

Reidel vs Zalto Bordeaux glass tasting.

Reidel Vinum (approx $15\stem)

Graphite, black fruit, and earthy scents. Plum, black cherry, and earth flavors are backed by medium tannins. More red and black cherry, with a bit of oak on the finish.
3\21\8\4\3 +50 =89 pts.

Zalto Bordeaux Glass (approx $60\stem)

Nose a bit more floral, with violets, plum, and graphite. Plums, blackcherry, red cherry, oak, and earth on the palate. Seems to have a bit more lift. Finish similar to the Reidel.

3\21\8\4\3+50 = 89 pts.

Same score, but perhaps slightly preferable from the Zalto, and easier to pick out individual notes. Reidel seems a bit heavier. This wine was better a couple of years ago, and seemed to fade a bit after a couple of hours as well. Drink now.
— 2 days ago

Ken, Tom and 14 others liked this

Delagrange-Bachelet

Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay 1989

Tasted blind. Great nose but a tiny bit of taint. My first taste tells me this packs a big wallop. Huge fruit, acidity and structure. Lemon chiffon, white flowers, earth and rocks, some iodine. Motor oil weight. The taint was minor but just bothersome enough. Without it this would merit a bigger score. — 5 days ago

Eric, Jan and 20 others liked this

Domaine Roulot

Charmes Meursault 1er Cru Chardonnay 2004

Light gold. Awesome nose. Notes of lemon and tan spice, white stones, some mint and fennel, and a hint of tangerine. Lean and razor sharp in the mouth. In perfect shape, and bottles like this easily have 10 more years of life during which it can certainly improve. Gave it 3 hours in a decanter and it was still pretty tight in its showing. — 4 days ago

Alan, S.R.Alexander and 24 others liked this

Domaine Anne Gros

Richebourg Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1996

Tasted blind. Dark purple with tawny rims. Powerful sharp nose. Notes of black fruit, pepper, rhubarb, dark spice and dark earth. Has that tinny mouth feel that I’ve associated with 96s before. I find this young and harsh, with a massive core of fruit hidden underneath. The profile implies to me it’s Vogue and I throw out a 99 Musigny guess. Others liked this wine more than me. I question if the fruit can ever balance with the in-your-face acidity and structure. Some 96s have stated to soften and move into a drinking window. For me, not this one yet. — 12 days ago

Iwan, Eric and 18 others liked this
Alan Weinberg

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limited experience w her wines but not a big fan. Wasn’t too oaky?
Mike Saviage

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There was definitely some oak there... it’s the shrill acidity that dominated the experience tho. Maybe with a lot of air it might have resolved and softened up a bit

Denis (Isabelle et Denis) Pommier

Troesmes Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2016

Lyle Fass
9.2

Nose is pretty reduced off the bat. Some lime. Some minerals. But a bit stinky. Will blow off. Does as it gets more airy and mineral. Palate is juicy, super mineral and very incisive. Even a bit young. Super well balanced and pure. Wicked acids. Good depth, texture and concentration. Lovely structure and minerals fan out on the finish. Almost a 9.3. Really good length. If nose gets better it will be a 9.3 — 5 days ago

Rob, Aravind and 8 others liked this

Domaine du Chateau de Meursault

Meursault-Perrieres 1er Cru Chardonnay 2014

White fruit, some lemon too, honey, a touch buttery and oaky. Palate is fairly wide, acidity is medium as well as the length. It’s nice but a Perrières should have more class and finesse.

Fruits blancs, un peu de citron, beurre, miel, léger boisé. Bouche pleine, assez large, acidité correcte, longueur moyenne, c’est bien sans avoir la droiture, finesse et classe de ce premier cru d’exception. 88-89
— 5 days ago

Severn, Francis le and 17 others liked this

Jean Biecher & Fils

Alsace Grand Cru Riesling 2014

Liquid gold, extraordinary. Despite the screwcap, it has evolved magnificently. — 6 days ago

Daniel, Ron and 1 other liked this

Alain Geoffroy

Beauroy Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2018

Very nice premier cru chablis. Nothing especially pokes out - this is more like a textbook chablis that is just amped to another level. Great mouthfeel, stony acid finish, length, precision. — 5 days ago

Severn, Matt and 2 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Haven't had any 18 Chablis yet, wine writers are noting another good vintage.
Pooneet Kant

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My first as well. Definitely a promising one to start off.