Clos Saint Michel

Domaine des Billards (Héritiers Loron)

Clos des Billards Saint-Amour Gamay 2019

American geography ignoramus that I am, little did I know that the Northernmost tip of the Rhone- Cote Rotie- is the kissing cousin of Beaujolais. St. Amour is more midpoint, but has that great granite terroir which makes this long standing Cru Bojo (& under 20$) a perennial fave. It’s that mineral tautness I love. — 2 days ago

Peter, Severn and 7 others liked this

Domaine de Montille

En Remilly Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2018

Domaine de Montille Zoom tasting with Etienne De Montille hosted by Polaner Selections, (Whitney Shubert) with my several of my Tastevin brothers. — 9 days ago

David, Ming and 23 others liked this

Guilhem et Jean Hugues Goisot

Exogyra Virgula Saint-Bris Sauvignon Blanc 2019

An old friend, whom I am ecstatic to find again. Basically a Burgundy estate that was exiled from Chablis & is part of Côte d’Auxerre. Concentrated green fruits, lithe, delicate & powerful all at once. The balance is remarkable-I can’t imagine a better QPR. Polaner importer. — 13 days ago

Severn, Josh and 8 others liked this

Thierry Germain & Michel Chevré

Les Pentes Saumur Chenin Blanc 2015

Lyle Fass
9.6

Been 2 years+ since I’ve had this. Nose is gorgeous now. Nose is honeyed almonds and steel wool. Nuttiness as well. Sense of richness but also super umami notes. Chenin is a major umami grape. Confectionary honeycomb on the nose. So gorgeous and such clarity. Really a knockout nose. Palate is clear, vivid and has terrific, knock you on your ass acids. Tangy and also really leaves an imprint on the palate. Fantastic purity and presence. Really really long. Brown sugar on the nose now. A sick sick wine. Maybe best chenin I’ve had from Michel Chèvre. — 3 days ago

Aravind, Matthew and 9 others liked this

Domaine Tour Saint-Michel

Cuvée des Deux Soeurs Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2017

The aroma is so intense I almost don’t even need to taste it. Violets. Stewed plums, black pepper, leather. It’s smooth, round, velvety, intense, and romantic, — 10 days ago

Parviz Ghavamian
with Parviz
Romain and Mike liked this

Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet (Hervé Souhaut)

Saint Joseph Marsanne Roussanne 2015

White pepper, citrus rind, pineapple, wildflower honey on the nose. Palate concentration is very good with good acid and minerality. Almost great. Still, to my palate this succumbs to the ripeness of the vintage on the finish… a little cloying. — 8 days ago

Tom, Mike and 18 others liked this

Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Ming L
9.6

Deep nose of ripe plum, cassis, blackberry, cedar, dark roasted coffee beans, herbal spices, hint of cigar box and violet. Warm and soft lightly extracted dark fruits lead the initial attack. Dense yet smooth with impeccable balance. Full of energy. Firm polished tannins. The pairing of 14 days dry age Rohan duck was magnificent.

Immensely powerful with old world charm and grace, this 10’ Saint Julian earns a perfect score from WE, and I think it’s deservedly so.
— 5 days ago

Daniel P., Mike and 5 others liked this

Robert Michel

La Geynale Cornas Syrah 2017

Medium Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruits, floral and spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry and raspberry with black pepper, fresh cut herbs and flinty notes. Medium+ finish, rustic dusty tannins, ending with fruit, floral, spice and mineral character. — 2 days ago

Anthony, Tom and 1 other liked this

Raul Pérez

Ultreia Saint Jacques Mencía 2018

Dark yet fresh, vivid and bursting out of the glass with ripe sour cherry, violets and crushed rocks. A touch of reduction.
On the palate this is so fresh. Mid weight, juicy, crunchy tannins, juicy acidity. Chunky yet not rustic.
This has personality, loads of interesting edges, quite some depth and brilliant drinkability, esp. slightly chilled.
Brilliant value, too!
— 6 hours ago

Eddie, Pinotman and 1 other liked this

Lucien Michel

Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2018

John Howard
9.2

Big and kind of blown out, still delicious. Nose is amazing at first pour. — 4 days ago

Shay, Eric and 20 others liked this
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Losing my taste for modern CDP.