Famille Gourjon

Famille Criquet

Cuvé n 740 Jacquesson Extra Brut Champagne Blend

Nicely aged. Good acidity. Well balanced but can age easy more years. This is vintage 2012/ disgorged 2016. So already 3 to 4 years cellar aging. The sur lie in the nose cannot be missed. Neither can apples en lime.
Mouth is full of the above.
— 14 days ago

Shay, Diederick and 7 others liked this

Château d'Aydie (Famille Laplace)

Odé d'Aydie Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Gros Manseng 2017

Sud-Ouest tasting #4
Beautiful aromatics of apple peel, lemon peel, a touch of wax... amazing nose.
On the palate this is rich yet with singing acidity, good depth & purity, a mineral backbone. Amazing & unique in character - this is truly a beauty.
— 5 days ago

Daniel liked this

Famille Perrin

Réserve Côtes du Rhône White Blend 2019

Mineralisch fett, bisschen ungefällig aber sehr nett. Mit Nudeln, Garnelen, Wirsing Safran, koriander. Frischeparadies ca 10€ — a month ago

Famille Laplace

Les 2 Vaches Rouges Tannat 2018

Sud-Ouest tasting #3
Clear as spring water... with a touch of spice, beautiful acidity and the tannic grip you’d expect... but juicy, surprisingly polished, with good depth and a irony aftertaste. Very, very nice!
— 5 days ago

Daniel liked this

Famille Perrin

Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2016

4 weary workers drank well tonight.

This was a striking experience. Every disparate element of the wine seems to charge along on parallel planes so that each mouthful is a choose-your-own-adventure. It flies through a range of crunchy red, to floral purple, to sultry black fruit on lithe, peppery tannins. Somehow the texture is creamy -- like an au poivre. All sorts of garrigue and charcuterie, fresh and saline, mingle with newly ripe berries, and as the thing takes a preposterously long time to finish you realize how perfectly acid has been holding everything together.

I may not yet have had the privilege of trying other legend status wines with which one could draw comparisons but this was by far the most complex bottle of (still young!) juice I’ve ever tasted.
— a month ago

Lauren VanceKat WellsErik Helms
with Lauren, Kat and 1 other
Tree, Martin and 19 others liked this
David Metcalf

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What a lovely tasting note and memory to create! This resonates with me. Many years ago, it was an old bottle of Beaucastel that turned me from wine-chugger to wine student overnight. It's a storied domaine, for sure. Cheers!

Famille Perrin

L'Argnée Vieilles Vignes Gigondas Grenache Blend 2012

Perfect aged and smooth finesse. Nice balance and a firm palate. — a month ago

Peter, Ken and 1 other liked this

Famille Amoreau

Duc des Nauves Expression Originale Du Terroir Red Blend 2018

A biodynamic wine with indigenous yeast from a crazy-old wine family in Cotes De Bordeaux. Deep red garnet color. The nose is dry herbs, maybe sage. Bright with medium tannins, and flavors of cranberry, cherry, and leather. — 13 days ago

Betz Family Winery

Père de Famille Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Cathy Corison
9.2

Nice Cabernet. Nice balance at 13.6 alc. ! Dried herbs and chocolate. Ripe plum. — 12 days ago

Shay, Eric and 21 others liked this

Famille Laudet-Parleboscq-Landes

Armagnac Laballe Bas Armagnac 1990

Excellent Armagnac. Caramel orange peel some wood influence. — 12 days ago

Severn, Andrew and 11 others liked this