Jean Lallement

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Syrah 2006

This wine is deep ruby with developing and robust notes of blackberry preserves, crushed blueberry, dried prune, fig paste, violet, cherry blossom, black licorice, anise, cedar, nutmeg, cardamom, allspice, pencil shavings, leather, tobacco, and forest floor.

On the palate this wine is dry. It has medium acidity, a full body, high alcohol, smooth, fine-grain tannins, and medium(+) intensity in flavors consistent with the nose. It’s bold, structured, perfumed…

With a long, elegant finish and impeccable balance, this wine is top-notch-delish! C’est magnifique!

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave, Hermitage, 2006, ABV 14%.
— 6 days ago

with Deked1
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Domaine Jean-Marc Boillot

Mâcon Chardonnay 2019

Pale lemon with aromas of citrus, stone fruits and floral notes. On the palate flavors of apple, melon and lemon citrus with creamy notes of honey and vanilla oak. Medium+ finish, vivid acidity and ends with mineral character. Drink now while it’s fresh! — 13 days ago

Tom, John and 5 others liked this

Jean-Marc Millot

Vieilles Vignes Côte de Nuits-Villages Pinot Noir 2019

This was delicious, and a winning blind for me. Having a baseline on the table definitely helped. Although less sweet and intense, I felt the JM Millot was in the same genre as the Métras, with similar texture, floral lift, minerality, and red fruit profile. It was the difference in fruit sweetness that gave it away as being from greater Burgundy, whereby Pinot Noir usually appears less sweet than Gamay to me. The village was definitely a lot harder to identify which made sense upon the reveal - when in doubt, it’s probably from one of the lesser communes (or Morey lol!). Fine, fresh, and energetic, I would have drank a lot more of it if not for the other wines on the table. Another to revisit. — 19 days ago

Andrew, Severn and 10 others liked this

Jean Heywang

Klevener de Heiligenstein Schwendehiesel White Blend

Vintage 2012 | from magnum | in its old age phase but still drinking lovely — 4 days ago

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Jean-Paul Schmitt

Rittersberg Zen Alsace White Blend 2018

Vintage 2018 | Jean Paul Schmitt is a winegrower that makes wines of character in Scherwiller. Biodynamic. All of one plot, the Rittersberg with granite terroir. This cuvée ZEN appeals to me. It is a ‘gemischter satz’ (blend) of five winegrapes. Friendly, flint, good body, citrus and good acidity. Fine effort. — 11 days ago

romo, Daniel and 14 others liked this

Jean-Luc Colombo

Terres Brulées Cornas Syrah 2015

Trying something different tonight. Nice northern Rhône style. Expressive nose. Somewhat grippy tannins. Medium body. Nice acidity. I decanted this for about 30 minutes and it improved with more time in the glass. — 12 days ago

Shay, Ron and 9 others liked this

Jean-Philippe Fichet

Vieilles Vignes Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2018

2022/7/4 with kuro-shitabirame nitsuke, etc. This was a tricky one. The nose starts out very quietly - which I often find to be the case with AOC Bourgogne - even many of the best bottles. (Yes, there have been exceptions.) with time and coaxing glints of butter, nuts, lemon peel and stone emerge - this might benefit from a bit more bottle age, or at least a vigorous airing. On the palate there’s more to it from the start - some lemony bread pudding and stream stone. When looking for “bargains” (a very relative term) in Burgundy, going outside the Côte d’Or vs looking for hidden gems on the slope tends to yield different results. I’ve found more overtly pleasurable, blatantly lovable wines via the former - with the latter, you really have to dig into the wines to see what’s there. But I have had some great older bottles of the latter type, so I would love to see how this goes. — 3 days ago

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Jean-Marc Brocard

Fourchaume Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2017

Dan R

Lovely wine, drinking well. Good balance and precision, poised and elegant while still providing plenty of pleasure in the form of waves of orchard fruit, floral notes and a honeyed finish. Nicely textured, layered and really classy. Very easy to like and it's pure deliciousness makes it difficult to contemplate for very long. — a month ago

Severn, Daniel and 2 others liked this

Jean-Paul Schmitt

Sélection de Grains Nobles Rittersberg Pinot Gris 2018

Vintage 2018 | introverted spicyness and well balanced intensive taste with beautiful tension between sweet and acids. | with Tarte Tatin — 6 days ago

Peter, Daniel and 13 others liked this

Jean-Paul Schmitt

Reserve Personnelle Rittersberg Alsace Pinot Noir 2018

Vintage 2018 | 24 hl/ha. Blackberries. Brushwood. High acidity. Not easy to make, the vintner told us. If there are few unripe or moldy grapes in the grape must it effects the whole cuvée. — 11 days ago

Daniel, Doctor and 9 others liked this