Jean Couzelon

Jean Foillard

Côte du Py Morgon Gamay 2017

Telltale (but under control) barnyard funk livens the tangy red fruit and crushed granite on the nose. Cleaner in the mouth, with great intensity but very lively acid balance. Lip-smackingly good. — 8 hours ago

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Blanc Marsanne Roussanne 2001

Tasted blind. Deep yellow gold color. Nice fruit forward nose. Notes of citrus, beeswax, some apricots and some macadamia nuts. Rich and dense in the mouth. Good balance with some nice soft structure to support the rich fruit. Great pairing with our appetizers. This is at peak and ready for consumption. Guessed 2000 Chave Blanc. — 2 days ago

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Jean-Pierre Robinot

L'Opéra Des Vins Concerto Pineau d'Aunis 2018

Robinot. Madman de Loire. He doesn’t rush anything. He makes wines you haven’t tried before.

L’Opera Des Vins is a mixed bag of Pineau d’Anuis and Chenin in Pet Nat form.

Pours a beautiful bright orange creamsicle. Tiny bubbles, lots of them. Deep yeast driven fruity notes of blood oranges, persimmon, Ceylon cinnamon, and coriander.

It’s hard to tell if this is truly off dry or truly fruity. Or both.

As special and interesting as any Pet Nat I’ve ever tried.
— 8 days ago

Alex, Neil and 15 others liked this

Domaine Jean David

Seguret Côtes du Rhône Villages Red Rhone Blend

Deep dress in the colors of black cherries. Open nose; complex, pleasant, dominated by fresh fruits, crushed strawberries with liquorice, and a touch of star anise.
The attack on the palate is voluminous, soft, on an explosion of black fruits, and notes of coffee / caramel, tapenade. A first class Cote-du-Rhone dominated by Grenache.

Robe profonde aux couleurs de cerises noires. Nez ouvert, complexe, agréable, dominé par les fruits frais, fraises écrasées à la réglisse, avec une pointe d'anis étoilé.
L'attaque en bouche est volumineuse, est douce, sur une explosion de fruits noirs, et des notes de café/caramel, tapenade. Un Cote-du-Rhone première classe dominé par la Grenache.
— 16 days ago

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Jean Foillard

Beaujolais Villages Gamay 2018

Foillard seems to be most consistent year over year despite battles against hale, climate change, etc. 2018 is a straddle of fruity spiced cedar, rosemary, and thyme. — 2 days ago

Joe, Neil and 26 others liked this

Château Jean Faux

Sainte-Radegonde White Bordeaux Blend

2015 vintage. Not easy to find the right information on this lovely estate, on their website there is no mention of a white wine at all. On the internet you will find a white and red "Sainte-Radegonde". I have no idea if this "Les Pins Francs" is another wine or the same under another label, but confusion aside it is absolutely delicious. Sauvignon shines through in the nose with grassy flavours mixed with lime, flowers and a more exotic fruit component I associate with Sémillon. In the mouth concentrated peach fruit and lemon confit, perfectly balanced by the acidity and a long fresh minty finish. Terrific value too at about 17 euro. Kudos to owner Pascal Collotte! — 6 days ago

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Jean-Jacques Confuron

Chambolle-Musigny Pinot Noir 2014

Took an hour to open after pop and pour. On the nose: candied cherry, soft game to maybe some funk, spice and perfume, a suggestion lf herbs...the scents just dance around. On the palate: fantastic acidity, wild strawberry, candied cherry, soft at first, but density builds to a dense cherry, slowly transforming to pixelated tannins. Ethereal...even on Day 2 open. — 7 days ago

Severn, Josh and 13 others liked this

Jean-Marc Pillot

Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2018

Organic Burgundy that has nothing to envy to the prestigious appellations of the region. Very nice plain Pinot Noir; quite light, magnificent texture on the palate, tertiary notes with hints of vanilla, almost caramelized perfectly melted. Super price / pleasure ratio.

Bourgogne bio, générique, qui n’a rien à envier aux appellations prestigieuses de la région. Très beau Pinot Noir nature; assez léger, texture en bouche magnifique, notes tertiaires aux touches vanillées, quasiment caramélisées parfaitement fondues. Super rapport prix/plaisir .
— 3 days ago

Tom, Daniel P. and 7 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Jacques Girard

Les Rouvrettes 1er Cru Savigny-lès-Beaune Pinot Noir 2016

Lyle Fass
9.3

Nose is lovely. Dusty red cherries, licorice and cherry flower as well. Lovely earth and wet stones. Cooling black cherries as well with some air. Juicy and concentrated with awesome purity and freshness. So balanced with lovely elegance. Long finish and great sap. Some bramble as well on the nose after some air. Terrific intensity. Really showing well. — 5 days ago

Keith, Neil and 11 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

J.L. Chave Sélection Farconnet Hermitage Syrah 2013

The thing about Monsieur Chave’s wines is the paradox of density, concentration, and same time finesse and elegance. This is a great example. Dark berries, flowers and a fresh tone that makes you want more each sip. Soo good now, but will get better over time. Please decant if you drink before 2025. Enthusiastically recommended. — 10 days ago

Adriana Pagliano
with Adriana
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