Comtesse De Senlis

Château de Montfaucon

Comtesse Madeleine de Montfaucon Côtes du Rhône Clairette 2017

Lots of mineral notes, viscous on the palate with just a touch of aged bottle sweetness, excellent intensity, seems to have just reached its plateau of maturity, lovely!! — 9 days ago

Jim Powers
with Jim
Vin, Andrew and 5 others liked this

Château de Montfaucon

Vin de Madame la Comtesse de Montfaucon Clairette 2020

This was even better on day 2 Notes from K&L, 88-acre estate, Château de Montfaucon sits just across the Rhône River from the esteemed vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It is owned and operated by Rodolphe de Pins, a UC Davis graduate and former member of the winemaking staff at Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe. Over the years, Château de Montfaucon has developed a HUGE following among both our staff and customers.The vines for the Mme la Comtesse vineyard were planted in the 1870s (that's not a typo). These old gnarly vines with their highly restricted yields produce some of the richest most concentrated Clairette in the entire Rhône Valley. Planted on a mix of sand, clay and pudding stones, this wine is the essence of sleek minerality. A touch of barrel fermentation adds volume and structure. The flavors resonate with ripe stone fruit flavors and white flowers, a touch of fennel pollen rounds out the finish. This reminds us of Château de Beaucastel's Châteauneuf Vieilles Vignes Blanc which sells for well over $100 a bottle. This is just as limited and just as cool for under $50. — 2 months ago

Amie, Bob and 13 others liked this

Domaine Robert Vic

Comtesse Marion Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Very French, basic though — a year ago

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Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

Medium ruby with wide garnet rim . On the nose quite red fruit focused with earthy , sous bois and truffle notes , grafite coffee and cedar . On the palate medium bodied with a mix of red and dark fruit, soy , tobacco , iron filings and cedar. Quite good acidity , with fine tannin , balanced alcohol . Pretty good length with a saline , grafite finish . This is showing well now and be at its best over the next 5-8 years , and last a further 10. On Singapore Airlines FRA - SIN — 23 days ago

Severn, Bob and 14 others liked this

Château des Bachelards

Comtesse de Vazeilles Fleurie Gamay 2020

Quite good and interesting to have a non lapierre style wine. Let it air. A bit “austere” in terms of wanting air for a Beauj but quite excellent concentration of red fruit. Second bottle of this hit have one more.
Addendum after an hour. This improved incredibly with some air. Proper serious Beauj. You could let this age for a few years for sure.
— 3 months ago

Château de Montfaucon

Comtesse Madeleine Blanc Côtes du Rhône Lirac White Rhone Blend 2020

Floral, white peach, mineral undertones, really just a lovely white Rhône blend of 35% Marsanne, 35% Clairette, 20% Grenache Blanc, and 10% Picpoul!! — 10 months ago

Jim Powers
with Jim
Tom, Severn and 4 others liked this

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Réserve de la Comtesse Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2021

Needed a bit time to open but overall great. Earthy, black fruits, and long finish. — 19 days ago

Gérard Boulay

Comtesse Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2014

One of the best in the business — 2 months ago

Sarah Bignami
with Sarah
Bob, Daniel P. and 12 others liked this

Château des Bachelards

Comtesse de Vazeilles Le CLos Fleurie Gamay 2018

Lyle Fass
9.6

Is this the best wine in Beaujolais? I think so. Super refined and complex nose of leather, dark cherries, earth and mineral. A lipstick like intensity. Saline and mineral. Just a stunning refined and complex nose that defies the appellation. Palate is round, elegant and concentrated, with such grace and nimbleness. Amazing elegant and delicate structure suggests this has a decade or more. Wonderful long finish. Grand Cru all the way. A stunning wine and I can’t wait to see how it opens. — 2 years ago

Trevor, Michael and 8 others liked this
Daniel Bloom

Daniel Bloom

@LyleFass, I heartily agree!