Jean Paul Thevenet

Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin

Montmains Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2017

Hits all the right buttons. Racy mouth watering acid, with lemon peel, seashell and biscuit notes. Hard to imagine a better example of 1er Cru at this price. — 10 days ago

Ira, Daniel P. and 2 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Paul Balland

Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc

Very fruity. Nice acidity. Good with spicy food — a month ago

Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun)

Cuvée l'Anciene Beaujolais Gamay 2018

Beautiful Beaujolais that transcends the appellation. With 3 years it’s starting to behave like a Pinot Noir. Blind of all, we’d certainly be wrong. A wine that needs at least one hour of aeration to give time to the beautiful material to deploy. Fine, tight and persistent tannins. Serve at 12-13 degrees.

Superbe Beaujolais qui transcende l’appellation. Avec 3 ans ça commence à se comporter comme un pinot noir, d’ailleurs à l’aveugle on s’y tromperait certainement. Un vin qui a besoin d’une heure d’aération au moins pour laisser le temps à la belle matière de se déployer. Tanins fin, serrés et persistants. Servir à 12-13 degrés.
— 5 days ago

Daniel P., Ira and 21 others liked this

Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun)

Moulin-à-Vent Gamay 2009

Flowers, potpourri, lavender, lilacs, and raspberry. There’s still a tannic structure just not letting go and lots of acidity. I’m not so sure the flavor profile will change much. A bit of earth and mushroom come through with red fruit and similar flowers. It’s good. It’s ready. — a month ago

Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin

Montée de Tonnerre Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2019

$45 @ Macarthur. Had it side-by-side and it's not distinguishable from the non-cuvee. — 10 days ago

Domaine Jean-Paul Balland

Grande Cuvée Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2018

A superbly elegant and complex wine that revealed so many layers. Nutty, anise tones plus peach and mango. Delicious. — a month ago

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