François Raquillet

Domaine François Cotat

Chavignol Sancerre Pinot Noir Rosé 2007


When I went to open this wine for a friend who contributed to my wine education during the early years he immediately said, "Not until it was at least a decade on .” I shrugged my shoulders and buried it. I understand now. I had concerns as there was something floating around in the bottle. In the mouth it felt 3-D but never heavy. Flavors of watermelon , peach , red berries, and flavors quite frankly I had never experienced in a wine or could identify. At times it showed like a cocktail one would get on the beach , at other times like a complex sour ale. I feel confident in its youth it had a higher level of sweetness but like a great Riesling it perfectly integrated. A lingering juicy finish. I realize this wine would not be for everyone but for me one of my most memorable wine experiences and what I love about wine.. Honestly, my score is irrelevant.
— 15 days ago

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Ira Schwartz

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@Severn Goodwin Lol , to be honest if I had more than one I would probably open it now because I’d be curious about the evolution. I have a ‘15 so that will sleep.
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@Ira Schwartz We've got '12 thru '16, at least 3 of each. But they're out of my hands in storage. I'll pull some up maybe this Fall or next Spring.

Domaine François Cotat

Les Culs de Beaujeu Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Nice scents of mint, some floral accents and yellow fruit but subtle, palate is gorgeous, ripe yet crisp, well balanced, and good length, great. 91-92 — 7 days ago

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François Lecompte

Millésime Premier Cru Brut Champagne Blend 2012

Nice pear flavors, with fine bubbles and a cleansing palate. Great for sipping! TBL — 13 days ago

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François Pinon

Brut Non Dosé Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2015

fresh herbs & botanicals, candied citrus & ginger, hazelnuts & marcona almonds

kind of light on the palate w addition of quinine & rock salt
— 19 days ago

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Domaine François Raveneau

Montée de Tonnerre Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2002

A delicate nose. Slate, rock pools, saline. Precise, restrained and structured. Almost muscadet-like in its understatement. Very good, but quiet. — 6 days ago

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François Pinon

La Goutte d'Or Vouvray 1990

first and foremost was NOT expecting the orange color ~ have had numerous aged botrytis bottles ranging from golden to brown but the orange really threw me

apricot, quince, orange marmalade, grilled orange & pineapple, honey, caramelized brown sugar ~ plenty of sweet severed with acidity

though went well with diver scallops & risotto the most incredible pairing was with Stilton on Égalité mini toasts ~ and not just for flavor ~ but texturally transcendental
— 19 days ago

Jake, Anthony and 10 others liked this

Domaine François Raveneau

Clos Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2004

A wonderful nose. Limpid wet rocks, gentle lime, salty notes. Very raveneau- subtle but powerful with that distinctive. Kinda haunting... really broad and long. Minerality but all gently woven. Great stuff. — 9 days ago

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Domaine François Carillon

Les Macherelles Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2015

Drinking really well right now.
Concentrated nerve of minerality and baked apples. Slight oak impression is just right.
— 2 days ago

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