Domaine Du Bel Air

Domaine des Comtes Lafon

Clos des Chênes Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 1999

Nez de fruits noirs, des épices, une bouche assez dense, de belle texture, d’une insolente jeunesse, bel équilibre, magnifique. 93-94

Dark fruit and spices, the palate is dense, great texture, good acidity, very balanced, feels so young, gorgeous.
— 12 days ago

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Domaine François Buffet

Champans Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2020

Lyle Fass

Stunning nose of terrific tiny berry fruit intensity. Tweed coat. Some herbals. Classic and so old school. Ripe and gritty. Kirsch. Beautiful fruit. Floral, expansive and so detailed. I could get lost in this nose. Huge fruit on the palate and wow on the mid palate. Sweet, concentrated and elegant but man this is young. Big tannins and super juicy with black cherry and terrific freshness but obviously needs some air to get more integrated. Stoney for Volnay. Huge structure like the other Buffet wines and the fruit core is stunning and they are toothsome but man is this young and backwards and I know air will help it as the finish is insanely backwards. Nose is getting more floral with air. As it airs it gets more elegant and complete. Tremendous fruit and grip. Like a squeegee of fruit. Black and dark. And so much.

This has mega potential and is as classic a Champans as i’ve ever had. 9.4 to 9.5 with air.
— 5 days ago

Michael, Severn and 6 others liked this

Château Bel-Air Lagrave

Cru Bourgeois Moulis en Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 1985

one of the most memorable bottles of old bordeaux i’ve had. 36 years old and in a perfect drinking window. the leather, tobacco leaf, cigar box, tannin is all light and delicate at this point. hard to describe in words but just a beautiful bottle, really a pleasure to drink. — a month ago

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Il Marroneto

Madonna delle Grazie Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2015

Stunning brunello, needs a lot air to develop but is totally outstanding. Forest floor, and a lot of fruit. Burgundy in Italy. — 3 days ago

Jan, Ira and 2 others liked this

Château de l'Engarran

Quetton Saint Georges Syrah Blend 2014

Unique! PnP’d. Dark red color. Lovely texture. Medium depth but lacked discernible characteristics. Better with food but very reserved. Not sure what to make of this. Maybe air would help? — 7 days ago

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Bel Colle

"Simposio" Barolo Nebbiolo 2018

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Martine Rouchier

La Chave Saint-Joseph Red Rhone Blend 2015

Serious wine that needed 2 hrs of air. Dark fruits, lots of dry extract with spice, meat, olive & floral notes. — 10 days ago

Tom, Severn and 12 others liked this

Kelley Fox Wines

Red Barn Blocks Maresh Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Initially closed and not expressive, this took over an hour of air to really open up and get going, so I would highly recommend decanting. Once it opened, beautiful wild strawberry fruit, translucent pale ruby, fine-boned 🔥 — 3 days ago

Ira, Shay and 7 others liked this

Benoît Déhu

Extra Brut Cuvée Cuvée L’Orme 2016

Again tight. Needs time or air. — 10 days ago