François Crochet

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Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Ron R
9.2

A very pleasant surprise. Nose presents straw, lemon zest and chalky minerality. The palate is untypically sweet, with toned-down acidity. Mid palate shows gooseberries without the tartness. Finishes soft, but still has focus, albeit somewhat blunted. Certainly idiosyncratic for Sancerre - Jean Georges Nougatine. — 14 days ago

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Tom Casagrande

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I always like this producer’s wines.
Ira Schwartz

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@Tom Casagrande @Ron R Has been a house summer wine. I also enjoy his Pinot
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Sounds great Ron!

François Chidaine

Touraine Grolleau Pinot Noir Rosé 2020

Fantastic mineral and sweet red berry palate. Perfect accompaniment to light Italian fare — 4 days ago

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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. — 2 days ago

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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!
— 13 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…
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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.
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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!

François Villard

Le Gallet Blanc Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2018

Dan R
9.4

I love this feminine expression of Syrah, this one is still youthful but already approachable , with berry fruit, lavender, gun flint and iodine on the palate, a crunchy, mineral finish on a firm-but-not-rigid frame. Beautiful wine with a decade of evolution in front of it. Not sure it has the extract to go the long term, but who cares when it tastes this good now… — 20 days ago

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Domaine François Raveneau

Butteaux Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2000

A total stunner on the pnp, which for Raveneau I consider unusual, as a typical prep is often a multi hour decant. This was so in the zone, with a nose that was just to die for. Palate is deep and tense and showing a seamless balance of crushed seashells, orchard fruit and a secondary honeyed character. A perfect showing. — 12 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. — 4 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!
— 12 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. — a day ago

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Alan Weinberg

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

François Pinon

Brut Non Dosé Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2015

Exceptional value and age-worthy. This was our wedding sparkler (although I think maybe it wasn’t the non-dosage version). This really gives the impression of feather lightness and dances across the palate — 20 days ago

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