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Les Perrois Coteaux du Giennois Sauvignon Blanc 2019

2019 Vintage -light yellow /green hue - light fresh herbs , citrus ( left bank of the Loire across from Sancerre ) -neutral barrels (?) nice body -medium - nice texture — 3 days ago

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Fine looking dinner with the wine. Cheers!🍷
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Thanks @Trixie nice prima verde

Jean François Mérieau

L'arpent des Vaudons Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Pale yellow with aromas of ripe white stone and citrus fruits with dried floral grassy notes, aged on lees for 5 months. On the palate flavors of rich apple and lemon with crisp acidity and pronounced mineral notes. Medium+ finish, ending with creamy citrus, herb and flinty mineral character. Good now and will improve over next several years! — 6 days ago

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Domaine François Buffet

Carelles sous la Chapelle Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2017

Fruity and very generous. The juiciest cherries mingle with mint, lavender, a touch of soy and tamarind. Very clean, beautiful transparency, nose is a bit quiet at the momen but quite pretty and the palate is wide open. — 2 days ago

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love this site

François Mikulski

Poruzots Meursault 1er Cru Chardonnay 2019

Elegant ripe aromas of fruit & citrus with a huge, broad mouthfeel, but still not unfurled and offering tension. — 9 days ago

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Domaine François Raveneau

Valmur Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2002

Of the 3 grand cru Chablis chez Raveneau, Valmur is my favorite. I find Blanchots less minerally, Valmur the most minerally, Clos just behind Valmur. The best ever for me, shockingly, is 1994 Valmur, then 1996. We had a stunning wine of the trip 2010 Valmur in Champagne at Les Crayeres.

So I was eager to drink 2002. Fabulous from the get go. Pop and pour, first w a pâté de campagne, then with roast duck and herb risotto at Opal in Santa Barbara. Waiter foolishly declined the proffered pour.

Just super citrus zest bejeweled with minerals and hints of menthol, super acidity, all balanced and long, depth and weight with no heaviness. Simply great Chablis. Loved it.
— 2 days ago

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François Merlin

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2019

Lyle Fass
9.3

Not as good as the 2018 which is weird as 19 is usually better than 18 in Cote Rotie. Let’s see what air does. Noseis funky, floral, spicey and a bit horsey. Hopefully it blows off. Very nice framing minerality but the horse is here and will gallop off into the distance soon. Paste is ripe and juicy with terrific power, depth and concentration. Big, ripe and sweet tannins. Super pure and super young. Engaging freshness and energy but the tannins are a bit aggressive and less focused than I’d like. 9.3 for now. Let’s see. It is opening up to be very elegant but also there is a sur maturite factor that’s not that great and the fruits is losing focus. HMMMMMMM??? — 20 days ago

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François Mikulski

Meursault Chardonnay 2017

Nose is exceptional. Light lilac, lemon, crisp, clean stone finish. Could use a bit more time!! — 16 days ago

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François Mikulski

Genevrières Meursault 1er Cru Chardonnay 2017

Really a nice Meursault, crisp, clean, racy with that perfect balance of fruit & acid — a day ago

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Domaine François Buffet

Le Village Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2020

Lyle Fass
9.6

Love this site. So finesse driven. An essence of Volnay type of site. Big, ripe and sappy red and black cherries that are so forward and so vivid. Stunning depth and freshness. Gorgeous earth and minerals. So nimble and pure. Red licorice. Love the controlled ripeness. Yes it’s ripe but yes it’s within the realm of being reasonably ripe and attractive. Palate is joyous. Nimble and elegant and shockingly pure and so ethereal. Sappy and sweet and so silky. Volnay defined. Lithe and elegant tannins and I swear this is the silkiest 2020 I’ve had yet. The purity of this is off the charts. I’m gobsmacked how great this is. I know this will go higher with air. Weightless wine with wonderful intensity. What a duo the 19 and 20. Now the nose has pumpkin spice and other spices. Spicecake vibe for sure. — 11 days ago

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Domaine François Buffet

Clos des Chênes Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2017

Lyle Fass
9.8

One of the wines that made me fall in love with the Buffet estate. Been a minute since I’ve had it. Chenes aromas just hit different. Wow. Stunning breadth here. So complex. Floral, spice, red cherries. All presented in such detail. Layered, supple and complex. 9.8 nose. Wow. Truly magnificent. Moving me to tears. Or is that my allergies? What a nose. Really just something else. Palate is a joy. Unreal freshness, acids and complexity. Such deep and vivid cherry fruit and a 5% creaminess that just adds so much. Terrific purity, concentration and sap. Velvety and sweet tannins. Unreal length. A masterpiece. — 11 days ago

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