Claude Riffault

Claude Riffault

Monoparcelle 469 Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2019

2019; Very hot today (96°) needed cold wine relief.
Nose has under-ripe green apple, lime zest, peach, crushed lemongrass, green melon, river stones and wet chalk.
Palate has under-ripe pineapple, key lime, yellow grapefruit, under-ripe white peach, crushed limestone and faint salinity with medium acidity.

I'm familiar with this producer, but the first time seeing this single lieu-dit (Les Sentiers) selection. Very nice effort here. Double decanted with 2H rest. 93-94
— 7 days ago

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Douglas Braun

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Great notes - thanks
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@Douglas Braun Quite welcome. 👍

Jean-Claude Ramonet

Chassagne-Montrachet Chardonnay 2017

This had more of a linear, steely, mineral finish. — a day ago

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Claude Riffault

Les Boucauds Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Gorgeous nose of peaches, honey, lime, gooseberry, dried grass, wet stones. Raging acidity, intense citrus with a layer of creamy tropical fruit and bitter quinine finish. Excellent — 7 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Nice, my Riffault post is coming up soon! Great timing today.

Anne Claude Leflaive

Clau De Nell Cuvée Violette Anjou Cabernet Franc Blend 2018

Classic franc barnyard nose leads in to a really balanced and, true to its name, violet-infused wine. Subtle bit of VA brings tension and liveliness. Captures a pleasant 2018 warmth which isn’t typical Anjou but is nonetheless successful. Sweet, fuzzy, ripe berry extract and ripe tannins, a bit thick actually. Hope the sediment drops out more. Really close to something great here.. — 3 days ago

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Louis Claude Desvignes

Aux Pierres Javernières Morgon Gamay 2020

Louis Claude Desvignes
Morgon Aux Pierres Javernieres
From a parcel of the Cote Du Py
Second oldest vines they have , 60 yr +
Desvignes likes a submerged cap and employs a grid with varying times and % of cluster depending on product.
N:Inky black, smashed strawberries, some coal tar, herbs, endlessly developing.Smoke & meat. echoed on the palate.
P:Light and dense at the same time, grippy. Blackberries, bright, nice acidity.
I bet w patience, this would round out nicely, crunchy now.All the dark berries.
The little brother of Les Impenitents.
Quality like this from Morgon always makes spring a bit better.
— 25 days ago

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Romain Fitoussi

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@Daniel Bloom 9.4/5 within a few years, I guess 🙂

Louis Claude Desvignes

Les Impenitents Javernières Morgon Gamay 2020

But…there it was. It sang it’s siren song.
N: Big , beefy, dirty red beet, musky black cherries. Smoke and tar.
P: Black cherries, blood, iron, earth, dirt,
It’s said the Coté du Py Gamay vines are 100 years +. It shows. A knockout structured Beaujolais that’s always a fave. Delicious, if I was 40, I’d make plans to stash some away for 20 years.
A bit saved, day two, blacker and more tannic.
To quote Romain..” I love it.”!!!

— 5 days ago

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Jean-Claude Bessin

Valmur Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2018

Beautiful drinking Chablis with good energy & balance showing notes of citrus, orchid fruits, saline, chalk & mineral. — 2 hours ago

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Jean-Claude Ramonet

Les Caillerets Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2014

14 Ramonet is ridiculously good and Caillerets is a total knockout showing amazing vigor, focus, concentration and a killer core of citrus blossoms, stony minerals, lilies and signature Ramonet spearmint. The texture, elegance and length on this wine is simply stunning. Superb bottle! — 20 days ago

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Crémant Jean-Claude Buecher

Insomnia Crémant d’Alsace Brut Champagne Blend 2007

This is really good stuff. 11 years on yeast bringing great complexity to this wine. Unfortunately my last bottle.. — 23 days ago

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with Elise
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