Claude Cazals

Anne Claude Leflaive

Clau De Nell Cuvée Violette Anjou Cabernet Franc Blend 2018

Lyle Fass
9.6

Out of this world very ripe Cabernet Franc nose. Stunning depth. Cassis, red berries and so pure and almost glossy fruit. Lovely earthy lift. Tweed jacket, moss. Tree bark but that’s the background to the incredible ripe fruit. Huge florals as well. Big time violets. Wow. 9.7 nose. Sick! Palate is deep, structured and sappy with incredible depth and cut. So so pure and lovely hit of opulence in the mid palate. Drop dead purity and stunning length. Superb tiny berry fruit intensity and killer acids and freshness. Complexity starting already. So long. A stunning wine impeccably made. — 8 days ago

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Fabio Franchella

Fabio Franchella

In some years a 9.8 !
Lyle Fass

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@Fabio Franchella even better today. maybe 9.7! so good.

Jean-Claude Debeaune

Montchoisy Morgon Gamay 2017

Black berries. Fruit forward but not light. Very good Beaujolais. Drank with trigger fish, couscous, and grilled shrimp in white wine butter sauce. Very good pairing even though a slightly bolder Beaujolais. — 15 days ago

Elissa Baker
with Elissa

Jean-Claude Debeaune

Belles Grives Morgon Gamay 2018

I always say you have to subtract several points off a JS rating but this one you only have to subtract a couple. This is pretty though: raspberries, jammy, dry and acidic. Balanced. — a month ago

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John Bratincevic

John Bratincevic

Yeah, two points at least, sometimes more.

Louis Claude Desvignes

Aux Pierres Javernières Morgon Gamay 2020

See previous entry.
Still pretty spot on review.
This bottle may have been opened a bit colder, straight out of the keeper.
Still great red/black fruits and chewy.
Granite in your mouth. A very tactile wine. Announces it’s presence without taking over. Refreshing & bright.
Great stuff.
— 6 days ago

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Daniel Bloom

Daniel Bloom

@Romain Fitoussi No, I don’t think so. But lots of room to age. I wouldn’t argue with a 5-6 yr old bottle.
Romain Fitoussi

Romain Fitoussi

@Daniel Bloom I had read somewhere that this cuvée was rather intended for aging, anyway, Desvignes do incredible things
Daniel Bloom

Daniel Bloom

@Romain Fitoussi Yes they do, I’ve seen this bottle available now maybe 2 places,
$42…I’m considering. Wanna come over?

Jean-Claude Bachelet

Blanchot Dessus Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2011

Gor
9.4

Beautiful notes of white flowers, hint of wax, quince, lemon rind, oyster shell. Lifted acidity and juicy mid palate that ends in a long finish. Great stuff. — 18 days ago

Blankiet Estate

Paradise Hills Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Purchased on release after visiting Claude at his estate. — 25 days ago

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Jean-Claude Ramonet

Les Ruchottes Chassagne-Montrachet Chardonnay 2016

Continuing to dip into 2016 white burg at the top level and continuing to be pleased. Surely one of the most coveted and iconic Ramonet plots, albeit young, 2016 Ruchottes is very impressive tonight, proving the frost laden growing season is becoming a year of terroir over vintage. At first perhaps eerily opulent, it continues to focus with air and flaunts an explosive bouquet of stone fruit, citrus oils, wet stones, white flowers and toasty oak with Ramonet spearmint that comes in after some aeration. The palate is expansive, dense and concentrated with an elegant texture and just enough citrusy acids to support its imposing richness. If I were to nitpick I’d like more length but this is a great bottle. — 19 days ago

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Claude Dugat

Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2017

Maybe bought too many. It’s fine but doesn’t fly for me. Won’t reorder. — 2 months ago

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Jean-Claude Ramonet

Chassagne-Montrachet Chardonnay 2018

Jen
9.2

Marcello’s introduction. Love it — a day ago

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Jean-Claude Bessin

Montmains Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2019

Bessin is top 5 Chablis — 2 months ago

Sarah Bignami
with Sarah
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