François Chidaine

François Chidaine

Touraine Grolleau Blend Rose 2020

Nose has strawberry, red apple slice, red currant bunch, ripe cherry and dry earth.

Palate has cherry, raspberry, orange pith, red apple peel, light green herbs with a light tannic grip.

What a color! Nice wine, plenty of fruit to please most palates, decent finish; fun blend of grapes!

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. For Opening Night our conductor Andris Nelsons is leading an all BEETHOVEN program (Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor) and Symphony No. 5) with one of our local treasures, Emanuel (Manny!) Ax on piano.

It's been a long time coming to get on the best manicured lawn in the Berkshires, 2020 saw a full withdrawal of the in-person season because of the pandemic. Now we're back with a very abbreviated season, limited capacity grounds and shed; we've returned, all celebrating the greatest orchestra in the world!
— 20 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Good to see we can hear live symphonic music again, we went to the first concert this week as well…
Severn Goodwin

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@Peter van den Besselaar Wonderful to hear the orchestra again.
@Vanessa We paid ~$13, I'd buy this again. This was a one of one bottle purchase, as I am likely to do when tasting new rosés.
Vanessa

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@Severn Goodwin Wow, that sounds like a fantastic value! I’m going to track it down. Thank you for the great review and info!

Domaine François Carillon

Bourgogne Chardonnay 2018

Elegant and delightful regional Bourgogne Blanc with expressive white/yellow flower bouquet. Aromas of apricot, yellow peach and unripe pineapple with hint of honey, toasted nuts, and baking sweet spices rise from the glass. Bright acidity with white stone minerality. It’s a beautiful, well made Bourgogne Blanc! — 5 days ago

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François Chidaine

Touraine Grolleau Pinot Noir Rosé 2020

Fantastic mineral and sweet red berry palate. Perfect accompaniment to light Italian fare — 11 days ago

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François Villard

Poivre et Sol St. Joseph Syrah 2015

2015 vintage. The usual suspects in the nose with some violets and lavender in the follow-through. Plenty of white and black pepper in the lineup. Medium-bodied. A prettier Saint-Joseph. — 11 days ago

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Domaine François Raveneau

Vaillons Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2002

Straw gold color. Worrisome, oxidative nose upon open. Decanted and let sit for 2 hours. The oxidation notes eventually blow off to reveal a rich and young Chablis. Notes of white stone, dry clay, apricot and kiwi fruit, and some white flowers. Rich, chewy and young in the mouth. Great mouth feel. Perfect with our take out sushi tonight. Still young in its life and should improve with 5-10 more years of age. — 8 days ago

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Alan Weinberg

Alan Weinberg

takes a lot of willpower to bury these wines in cellar for 20 years but so rewarding.

Domaine François Buffet

Le Village Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2017

Lyle Fass
9.5

Floral. Roses. Wet earth, mid season cherries, sour cherries, violets. Expansive and expanding. Sweet cherries. So lacey and delicate. Sick inner mouth florals and such vivid fruit. Needs maybe 45 more minutes. — 9 days ago

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François Chidaine

Touraine Sauvignon 2019

Bright, breezy and refreshing. Gooseberry, elderflower and some dusty licorice-like (‘salmiak’) minerality. Medium-bodied, soft fruit-like acidity.
A slamming value with its under 10€ pricetag!
— 19 days ago

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François Chidaine

Les Bournais Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc

Yummmmmm. Great stuff. Love the bright finish 👌 — a month ago

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François Mikulski

Poruzots Meursault 1er Cru Chardonnay 2017

Great producer of Meursault that is consistent with my prior notes — 6 days ago

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Domaine François Cotat

Les Caillottes Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Very approachable in its (relative) youth. A little matchstick at first then pure puckery yellow green fruit filtered through limestone and spattered onto a field of white flowers. Could go another decade easily but no need to wait — 2 days ago

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