Le Grand Clauzy

Domaine François Raveneau

Valmur Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2016

While not necessarily my favorite vintage for Raveneau, I’ve been finding many other 16’s to be in a great spot of late, much more so than even just a year ago, further proving the frost burdened growing season has become a year of terroir over vintage for white burg. Such is the same for 16 Valmur, and a requested pre-dinner multi-hour decant served well to reveal its layered aromatic complexity and depth of yellow orchard fruit with exotic spice, crème fraîche and wet stones. The palate is rich, deep and textural, really filling out with air, continuing to gain in weight and power and concluding with an incredibly persistent saline and mineral laced finish. Last sips were the best.
Code yellow ftw ✨
— 11 days ago

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Château Latour

Premier Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Delectable Wine
10

The 1982 Latour is the most consistent of the First Growths in this auspicious vintage. Tasted from both bottle and magnum in the UK in recent months, this note comes from an ex-château magnum tasted at a private dinner in Bordeaux. It exudes class and majesty on the nose with its copious but brilliantly focused black fruit laced with cedar and graphite. To use a phrase I have written before, it is blue-blooded...regal. That comes through on a palate that has a haunting symmetry and a killer finish that is brilliantly defined and audaciously long, graphite lingering on the aftertaste. Quite simply, claret does not come better than this. Tasted at a private dinner in Bordeaux. (Neal Martin, Vinous, September 2022)
— 4 days ago

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Château Rauzan-Ségla

Margaux Grand Cru Classé Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

The other half after a week, still great. This is why I love BDX wines — 6 days ago

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Bonneau du Martray

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay 2006

Celebrating my b-day today with this beautiful Golden hay Chardonnay and sushi! Yummy!!! Nose is subtle but complex. Initially, Apple-pear and coconut dominate the senses followed by lemon zest, baked apple and sandalwood. Taste - white peach, apricot fruits and floral are soft on the palate, but the texture of a chalky oil feel coat the entire mouth and secondary notes of orange rind, lemon, green melon and minerals give this wine its long finish. A great evening of celebration and gratitude! — 13 days ago

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Many happy returns! 🥳
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THAT is the way to celebrate another journey around the sun!! ❤️

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Very nice nose of blackberry, strawberry, cedar, tobacco. Bright ruby colored. Add in some plum. Nice mouthfeel, bit chalky but nice. Entering a good drinking window. — 5 days ago

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Château Angélus

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Delectable Wine
9.3

The 2012 Angélus has a fragrant bouquet: a mixture of red and black fruit, truffle, crushed stone and light wilted flower scents. Very pretty. The palate is medium-bodied with fine delineation and good acidity, quite sappy with modest depth. Fairly structured with a dash of white pepper and peppermint on the finish. This Angélus has tons of personality and is drinking well now. Tasted twice at Bordeaux Index's Ten Year-On tasting and blind at the Southwold Ten-Year On tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, September 2022)
— 4 days ago

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Vincent Dauvissat

Les Clos Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2016

Having selected Raveneau Valmur of the same vintage the prior night I thought it’d be fun to compare Dauvissat’s Clos. Also with a requested pre-dinner decant, it’s classic in style, seamlessly balanced between power and elegance and highly aromatic with layers of yellow orchard fruit, citrus blossoms, beeswax and stony minerals. The palate is rich, but not as weighty and textural as the Raveneau was, but instead shows great purity and focus with racy citrusy acids, a sea spray-like salinity and a long mineral inflicted finale. Excellent. — 10 days ago

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Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2001

Just fantastic tonight. Truly singing and such a wonderful example of classic Bordeaux from a producer we love and have had the good fortune to visit. Paired with a grilled leg of lamb on a beautiful early fall evening. Classic nose, seamless on the palate, great acid. Finish is slightly thin but still really a great wine. So fun. Opened 5 hours before drinking, no decant. — 10 days ago

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Château Batailley

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Delectable Wine
9.0

The 1982 Batailley is a vintage that has never quite met my expectations. Now at almost four decades old, I find that the aromatics lack the fruité of its peers, also compared to the superior 1989. Earthy, dried leaves and light smoky aromas gently waft from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with dry tannins and vestiges of red fruit, a little sour now, but it fades a little towards the peppery finish. This used to be knitted together, but now it feels a little frayed at the seams. Tasted at the château. (Neal Martin, Vinous, September 2022)
— 4 days ago

Domaine François Raveneau

Blanchot Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay

Beautiful, a sense of the best lemon meringue with a drizzle of caramel. The palate is true to the nose, with some apple pie spice. Has been opened for three days. Remarkable! — 9 days ago