This wine is just like Jean-Jacques Morel's silhouette, which is very French and a little unkept. Unmanicured. This is not traditional Bourgogne Blanc of crisp acid and peppered oak. This is Chardonnay in ripe and wild form. Free spirited and behind a nondescript label, there’s an aspect of ironic cool and I could see natural wine shops selling this for $50+ if only they knew Jean-Jacques ever existed.
Glowing unfiltered hay. Aromas of lemon curd and fresh bright pineapple with a hint of vanilla. There's VA but it works. Salty sour flavors of apricots and peaches with a persistent finish. — 2 months ago
Open knit and friendly, with good weight and mouth presence, fine tannins and fresh finish. Well defined blackberry on the palate, with hints of strawberry and a rose petal finish. Fruit fades a bit the next day leaving oak tannin and a slightly dry finish. Overall a very pleasant wine , drinking well In It’s youth. — 3 months ago
Have not had since 2019. Nose is brambly with a cherry melange. Very earthy. Some wood shavings. A bit aromatically closed for now. Palate is juicy, very concentrated and sappy with great purity. Really long but also seems backwards. But terrific fruit and intensity. Very very sappy. Needs a few more years but you can the low yields of 16 gave this wine density and tons of material.
After an hour this has softened up and is super juicy and the tannins have calmed down. 9.2 to 9.3. Lavieres is such good terroir. — 2 months ago
This was a surprise. The body was lighter than I expected, the nose practically busting with forest floor and dusty ripe red fruits, dusty tannins, but for this meal it paired perfectly. Drank at Arnaud’s in New Orleans. #pinotforpresident — 2 months ago
Just an awesome nose. Stunning purity. Cherries galore. Mid to late season and it’s got a lipstick like intensity. Just gorgeous. What clarity. Girard killed 2019. The fruit is so deep and Girard is a fruit master. Unreal spice and beautiful subtle earthiness. Terrific palate. Fleshy and so pure. Sappy and sweet. But also a wonderful sweet/sour edge. Amazingly purity. This is so nimble and elegant. Nose gets more complex by the minute. The sous bois is cranking. So elegant. Velvety sweet tannins of very high quality. Unreal purity and depth. This is stunning. So close to a 9.5. — 4 months ago
Nose has cooled lemon curd, light apple cider vinegar, cold pineapple, moist moss, oxidized green apple slice, damp clove and very wet grassy notes.
Palate has pineapple core, bruised green pears, faint lanolin, light honey notes, light under-ripe yellow peach and white waxy notes round out the finish.
Double decant with 12H rest. A Saint Aubin for the trending natural wine crowd without being over the top 'natural'. 92-93 Points.
Paired to a grilled slab of Steelhead Trout, perfection.
Nose has fresh green apple peel, warmed yellow apple slice and white waxy notes.
Palate has warm pear, slight honey and under-ripe pineapple.
Much improved; Score change 92>93. — 2 months ago
Chilled this burgundy felt restrained, minimal, and one dimensional. As it opened up though, paired with a delicious bouillabaisse, escargot and the best foie gras I’ve ever had, thus started to really come into its own. Medium body, a refined minerality but with delicious notes of crisp apple, baking spice, and an some richer, pastry like notes on the finish, this wine truly came into its own with some warmth and time. Not too rich, not too dry, a perfect balance of crisp fruit, minerality, and baked richness for shellfish dishes with a tomato base. — 2 months ago
An unbelievably truthful, strange bottle of wine.
Nose is this crazy blend of cherries, sour cherries, library books. As it opens this psychotic crazy burgundy smell.
Palate has this odd little bit of spritz. Vibrantly deep cherries. Intense palate vivacity.
As this opens … this … silky, luscious cherry raspberry something or other that is great burgundy. Jesus. Omg.
Long clingy finish.
From the genius that is JJ Morel.
Bought from fass selections. — 3 months ago