Château Pierre Bise

Pierre Gerbais

Grains de Celles Rosé

Just take a look at this color. So striking. So sexy. Nice perlage and cream. The nose is so crisp and fresh. Pears and lively red cherries alongside mangoes. Freshly baked bread aromas are very nice here, as well are the grapefruit and strawberry.

Yet another young hotshot champagne maker, Aurelien Gerbais from the Aube. A friend and neighbor of Cédric Bouchard and that’s all you need to know. 50/25/25 PN/CH/Pinot Blanc with an extra brut dosage of 3 g/l. The low dosage avoids the trap of being austere, but rather it’s an inviting and gracious Rosé. The addition of 10% Coteaux Champenois Pinot Noir gives it that beautifully sexy color and viscosity.

Dry with breathtaking acidity, the terroir really speaks here. The palate follows the nose with more summer berries and light yeast. So lovely, so sleek. Good sex in a bottle. If you see these, get them.
— 9 days ago

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Pierre Moncuit

Grand Cru Brut Pinot Noir Rosé Champagne

When you taste this you think special rose. Everything is in perfect balance. One of my favorites. TBL — 3 days ago

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Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey

Les Charmes Meursault 1er Cru Chardonnay 2012

Serious reduction that after an initial 3 hour decant and then a necessary additional hour 😅, finally blows off and gives way to layers of ripe orchard fruit, dry yellow extract, lemon oil and lilies, finishing with a cool mineral streak. It’s drinking quite youthful and primary still, but it’s in a good place nonetheless showing a nice balance of richness, vibrant acidity, tension and freshness. 2012 could sleep a bit more or use a 3 hour decant at minimum. A lot of great material here. — 6 days ago

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Pierre Paillard

Les Parcelles Bouzy Grand Cru Champagne Blend

David T

Haven’t been able to get this since winter. So good for the price point, $40 ish. Good to be able to get this locally again.

Ripe, juicy pear, green & golden apples, pineapple, white stone fruits, touch of cider, sea fossils, limestone, grey volcanics, yeasty bread, baguette crust, caramel, yellow lilies, spring flowers, acidity is perfect with length, balance & smartly polished for days.

Great on both ends, cheese & shortbread cookies.
— 4 hours ago

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Ron R

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Nice look, @David T

Château Pierre-Bise

Le Haut De La Garde Anjou Chenin Blanc 2005

Vintage 2005 | gold colour, apricot in smell, apricot kernel bitters in taste. Fine balance but absolutely for people with acquired taste. Old Chenin Blanc that fitted excellent with Coquilles Saint Jacques, fennel and streaky bacon. At restaurant Provence in Zaltbommel. — a month ago

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Pierre Boisson

Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2016

David T

Creamy round acidity with fresh ingredients from the garden & vinaigrette dressing.

Leftover from last weekend & no worse for the ware.
— 13 days ago

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Pierre Gaillard

Rose Pourpre Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2012

This is phenomenal. So so concentrated. Deep fragrances suggesting tart black plums, wild brambles and blackberries mingle with musky, ferrous scents of blood and perfume. The palate is masterful- sexy and dripping with dark red fruit and savory, salty, primeval flavors. Love this cuvee. ‘12 maybe even better than the ‘15. — 2 days ago

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Peter Sultan

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Nice- I love their entry level CDR; you seem to reaping the benefits of a good cellar!
Josh Morgenthau

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@Peter Sultan a little of that and some Wine-Searcher sleuthing. Definitely hard to find this producer in the states. Seems like they don’t have a current importer… I can only find back vintages from private collections, but the plus is that prices have been very reasonable.

Pierre Girardin

Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay 2019

Muscular very chalky Corton Charlemagne “la croix”. Wood not fully integrated. Very promising — 6 days ago

Jan, Ira and 3 others liked this

Pierre Gonon

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2012

From mag and firing from first pour. Great bottle. Well paired w grilled pork chop. — 8 days ago

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Pierre Brisset

Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot 1er Cru Chardonnay 2017

Lyle Fass

Long day. Needed greatness and I got it. Hugely expansive and mineral nose with unreal complexity. Beautiful dash of oak complexity. Sweetest most delicate wood. Airy, ethereal minerals. Palate is super elegant, complex and so delicate with wonderful purity and lift. What a finish. So elegant. Beautiful green apple and sweet lime. Loads of rocks on the finish. Crunchy. What a finish. Just so long. This is stunning and sadly my last bottle. Terrific grip and structure but that super finessed finish is epic. — 21 days ago

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