Domaine A. Et P. De Villaine

Domaine A. et P. de Villaine

Les Clous Aimé Bourgogne Côte Chalonnaise Chardonnay 2018

Steely and mineral driven. Soft underripe orchard fruit. Not a trace of oak that I could detect. Pure and delicious. — 9 days ago

Anthony, Eric and 9 others liked this

Sara Vezza

Superiore Villaro Barbera d'Alba 2018

N: Big purple fruit, loamy, moist earth,charcoal,deep as if something is lurking there.
P: like a plush, bright, ball of northern Italy, fills your mouth. No tannins to speak of, a wee bit of grip on the finish. Very earth bound.w a ragú, terrific.
Terrific qpr.
Thanks @fasselections.
— 13 days ago

Ericsson, Daniel P. and 9 others liked this

Lamé-Delisle-Boucard

Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2015

Beautiful ruby dress with depth and brilliance. On the nose and in the mouth, cabernet franc is immediately recognized: typical notes of fruits (red and black, strawberry to black cherry), floral herbaceous plants (ronces, rose, violet), and mineral (slate, graphite)... endowed with a beautiful concentration and acidity still lively, it is a cuvée today perfectly in the balance between youth and maturity with some evolved notes (truffle among others) that brings a beautiful taste relief. A bottle with enough body to attack the big meat. Nice q/p ratio.

Belle robe rubis avec de la profondeur et éclat. Au nez et en bouche, le cabernet franc se fait tout de suite reconnaître: notes typiques de fruits (rouges et noirs, de la fraise à la cerise noire), végétales herbacées florales (ronces, rose, violette), et minérales (ardoise, graphite)… doté d’une belle concentration et d’une acidité encore vive, c’est une cuvée aujourd’hui parfaitement à l’équilibre entre jeunesse et maturité avec quelques notes évoluées (truffe entre autre) qui apporte un beau relief gustatif. Une bouteille avec suffisamment de corps pour attaquer la grosse viande. Beau rapport q/p.
— 16 days ago

Peter, Ira and 16 others liked this

Domaine A. et P. de Villaine

La Digoine Côte Chalonnaise Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2017

Give this a lot of time. Good bramble, forest fruits and spice. — a month ago

Aravind, Peter and 32 others liked this

Monte Dall'Ora

San Giorgio Alto Valpolicella Classico Superiore Corvina Blend 2015

N: smashed strawberries, tobacco, licorice, mascarello cherries, dirt,
P: Nice tannic grip, Black cherries, lots of earth, a buoyant frame, definitely concrete and old fourdes. I’m so glad to have found this. As Louis/Dressner says, if you know all the grapes they grow, you’re probably a master of wine.
— 8 days ago

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Daniel P., Ron and 7 others liked this

Baron Philippe de Rothschild

Baronesa P. Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

Delectable Wine
9.3

The 2019 Baronesa P. is a combination of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 6% Carménère, 5% Syrah and 5% Cabernet Franc from the Maipo Valley, aged for 15 months in 60% new barrels. Garnet red in color. The complex nose is dominated by the oak, displaying notes of cedar and pencil box, dark fruit aromas and a whiff of thyme. On the palate, the flavors are intense with taut but polished tannins. Broad and long-lasting with an oaky backdrop, this grows more profound when decanted. One to keep. (Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous, June 2022)
— 24 days ago

Cédric Bouchard

Roses de Jeanne Côte de Béchalin Brut Blanc de Noirs Champagne Pinot Noir 2008

delicious fruit but can’t say it’s a step up from Val Villaine. Needs time. 2008, V8. — 2 days ago

Ira, Shay and 3 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Gravonia Crianza Rioja Viura 2012

N: Marzipan, Oranges, almonds, verging on sherry, petrol.
P: weirdly fresh as a daisy, bright, you can sense the long time in American oak, but it has no weight. All this from the “ lesser” vineyard of Gravonia.
A wine to think and drink.
— 8 days ago

Vin, Ron and 11 others liked this