Château Jean De Bel Air

Domaine de la Grosse Pierre (Alain Passot)

bel air Fleurie Gamay 2018

After the Chiroubles, I taste this second Cuvée from the Domaine; confirming the admirable know-how of these winegrowers who love a job well done. Biodynamic Fleurie which does justice to the appellation: nose of red fruits and cherries accompanied by rocky floral nuances and something that resembles peppermint. (Vintage effect?). The palate confirms this generosity, with a carbonic maceration that suits the Gamay grape so well, without being prominent here. The finish unfolds on roasted and typical sour cherry notes. It’s very greedy. Immediate pleasure at a very affordable price.

Après le Chiroubles, je goûte cette deuxième cuvée du Domaine; confirmant l’admirable savoir faire de ces vignerons amoureux du travail bien fait. Fleurie biodynamique qui fait honneur à l’appellation: nez sur les fruits rouges et griottes accompagné de roches nuances florales et quelque chose qui ressemblerait à la menthe poivrée. (Effet millésime?). La bouche confirme cette générosité, avec une macération carbonique qui sied si bien au cépage gamay, sans pour autant être proéminente ici. La finale se déploie sur des notes torréfiées et griottes typique. C’est très gourmand. plaisir immédiat à prix très abordable.
— 15 days ago

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Domaine Jean Grivot

Les Charmois Nuits St. Georges Pinot Noir 2009

Needs some air. Good fruit and some earth notes. Good finish — 4 days ago

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Blanc Marsanne Roussanne 1996

Dark gold. Heavy like oil in the glass. At open this has an oxidative nose with a heavy dose of apple cider. But the first taste revealed a massive core of fruit with a lot of acidity. Thus with air this opened up to reveal a powerful and rich wine. Notes of ripe apples, uncut lemons, beeswax, stones and tan spice. Some heat suggests this has a fair amount of alcohol too. I liked this but was alone amongst the family in that assessment. I would say drink these up sooner rather than later but it depends how you like your aged white Rhône. — a month ago

Shay, Ira and 22 others liked this

Château Bel Air-Marquis d'Aligre

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1996

As others have noted, a world away from modern Bordeaux. High toned, as much red fruit driven as black, minimal (no?) wood or extraction. Accessible with a bit of air and continued to evolve over the next day. Raspberry, plum skin, black currant, tobacco leaf, old leather and earth. Tastes like a decent proportion of cab franc. Autumnal, austere, but not unwelcoming. Feels like something to sip on a quiet night in a wood paneled study by a fireplace. — 4 days ago

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Domaine du Bel Air

Jour de Soif Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2019

Cherry, violet, green herbs, Flintstone vitamins, graphite. Red fruit, bright acidity, firm, slightly course tannin, good length. Textbook stuff...wait, how is this 14.1 %? Well played. — 20 days ago

Domaine Taupenot-Merme

Bel-Air Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2010

I really like this wine. Layered with red fruits, forest floor, truffles. Kept getting better with air. A site that sits right next to clos de bought in hot years as the forest behind it lets it stay cool — a month ago

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Domaine Jean-Jacques Girard

Les Rouvrettes 1er Cru Savigny-lès-Beaune Pinot Noir 2016

Lyle Fass

Nose is lovely. Dusty red cherries, licorice and cherry flower as well. Lovely earth and wet stones. Cooling black cherries as well with some air. Juicy and concentrated with awesome purity and freshness. So balanced with lovely elegance. Long finish and great sap. Some bramble as well on the nose after some air. Terrific intensity. Really showing well. — 3 days ago

Keith, Neil and 11 others liked this

Domaine du Bel Air

Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2018

Nice tar and black fruits. Great tannin acid balance. Very nice wine. — 12 days ago

Jean et Sébastien Dauvissat

Vaillons Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2014

Needed to warm up as well as some air. Best sip was the last. Lemon, oyster shell. — 22 days ago

Daniel P., Lyle and 9 others liked this

Alice et Olivier De Moor

Bel Air et Clardy Chablis Chardonnay 2018

2020 spring / summer. Really nice - I hadn’t had any de Moor in a while but this was at least as good as I remembered. Honeyed and savory, lots of chalky minerals — a month ago