Clos Saint Jean

Domaine Myrko Tépus

Saint Jean Côteaux du Verdon Grenache 2020

Racine tasting at WM. Depth and complexity. Clean. Elegant. Serious wine. — 7 days ago

Cave Sébastien Blachon

Margariat Saint-Joseph Syrah 2019

Starts weighty and earthy, but becomes pretty with a few days. Earth, grape, brine, berry. Tannins are grippy and forbidding, actually quite bitter, but then this does have promising seductiveness and finesse. — 8 hours ago

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Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey

En Remilly Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2018

Day 1 PYCM matchstick, wood overdose. Day 2 more fruit, terrific core, but needs more time than the Le Banc. — 8 days ago

Alsu ShakirovaGeoff Franz
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Matthew Cohen

Matthew Cohen

You are a better man than I am gunga din. I can’t tolerate the epic levels of oak.
Andrew Schirmer

Andrew Schirmer

Some beautiful fruit - oak was judicious I felt @Matthew Cohen ✌🏼

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

Nose: Pronounced Aromas of Blackberries, Plums, Figs and Tobacco.

Palate: Dry. Medium Acidity. Medium Tannin. Medium to Full Body. Pronounced Flavour Intensity of Blackberries, Tobacco, Oak and Wet Stone. Long Finish.
— 4 days ago

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2014

Beautiful wine. Great fruit and balance. — 15 days ago

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Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1985

1985. Synth laden moment. Depeche mode. Tears for fears. But I digress. Just opened this. It’s quite a structured wine. The nose is a little muddled right now but that’s because I didn’t decant. That said, after 15 minutes of opening in the glass the nose is indeed tannic cherry skin. Musty and such, but that fruit profile is obvs right up front. I would say that the same is true on the front palate. Cherries with immediacy and extremely full fruit. That is what drives my initial rating here. So rich and definitive fruit. Finish not real refined but it’s only been 15 minutes and this wine has just had the wires jacked out of it Matrix style. It doesn’t know itself yet. Will post some notes in a few hours to see if the landscape has changed. Cheers! — 3 days ago

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Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

First time I opened one of these 1.5 years ago it was totally closed. Now it’s back open for business and lovely. If blindfolded, based on the perfume alone I would have guessed a Margaux like Palmer as it threw off tons of violets, graphite and blue fruits - gorgeous but a tinge of rough edge that blew off after about an hour. Palate still tasted young but had the complexity you look for in an older claret - spice, leather, graphite, blue fruits and a long finish. This is in a great drinking window but easily has decades of life ahead of it. — 9 days ago

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Jean Loron

Réserve Caveau Moulin-à-vent Vieilles Vignes 2009

Pretty concentrated ruby dress. Evolved nose evoking Burgundy. In the mouth a beautiful smoothness, concentration, between evolved notes and fruit still very lively. A pretty bottle full of refinement. It can be drunk on its own.
Can still age 5/10 years, maybe more.

Jolie robe rubis concentrée. Nez évolué évoquant la Bourgogne. En bouche une belle onctuosité, de la concentration, entre notes évoluées et fruit encore bien vif. Une jolie quille pleine de raffinement. Ça se boit tout seul. Peut vieillir encore 5/10 ans voir plus.
— 24 days ago

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Romain Fitoussi

Romain Fitoussi

@Mario Vaillancourt is my initiator, i owe him everything 😉
Mario Vaillancourt

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Merci @Romain Fitoussi c’est gentil. Both languages provides a chance for all to appreciate the review.

Jean Foillard

Eponym' Les Charmes Morgon Gamay 2019

Generally consistent with my last notes, but drinking this side by side with the Cote du Py does bring to attention the differences in structure. At this stage, the Les Charmes has a slight edge over the Cote du Py for me due to it’s lacier texture and distinct mineral streak. The Cote du Py looks brutish even against this wine. A fascinating study of Beaujolais terrior. — 2 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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love the eponym!

Jean Foillard

Côte du Py Morgon Gamay 2019

Structured, mouth-filling, and quite sweet fruited. Prefer the Eponym at this stage, but just ever so slightly. — 2 days ago

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