Le Grand Clauzy

Etienne Sauzet

Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay 1992

Tasted blind, from two combined bottles. Medium-ish gold but doesn’t come across as old. Notes of apricot, lemon, tangerine and a little iodine. Fat and rich in the mouth. Luscious. Balanced with lots of fruit and ample acidity. Easy to pick the vintage. Guessed 92 Batard from a producer other than Leflaive. Has more energy and excitement than the 90 Niellon Batard next to it. At peak and a delight to drink. — 4 days ago

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Domaine Michel Niellon

Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay 1990

Tasted blind, from two combined bottles. Yellow gold. Dirty lemon nose. Notes of lemon creme, wet stones, some dirt, some marzipan and vanilla, and a little honeysuckle. Rich in the mouth. Good structure with softened acidity. The unique nose of Niellon is easy to identify... Guessed 86 Batard. Great juice. — 4 days ago

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Domaine des Comtes Lafon

Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay 2017

Everything is screaming “YOUNGGGGGG” but boy.....WTF! Killerwine! — 8 days ago

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Domaine William Fèvre

Les Preuses Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2014

So typical of Chablis and of a Preuses from Fèvre. Flinty aromas, sea shells, spices and fresh lime. The palate follows suit with an acidity that is strong, a certain roundess to the palate to balance the acidity, minerality and salinity are very present, so Chablis Grand Cru like, great length and will be even better in a few years. 92-93+

Nez typé Chablis avec des coquillages, pierre à fusil, des épices et de la lime. Une bouche sur le même registre, acidité tranchante presque, salin et minéral, mais avec une certaine rondeur qui équilibre le tout, mais tellement Chablis, belle longueur et sera encore meilleur dans quelques années. 92-93+
— 11 days ago

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Ouvert un preuses 2009 vendredi...c'était magnifique ...je poste bientôt ici je suis en retard sur mes bouteilles pour les mettre
Mario Vaillancourt

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C’est bon Preuses de Fèvre. Bien hâte de te lire.

Domaine de Montille

Corton Grand Cru Chardonnay 2011

Tasted double blind. Poured a light straw color. Oh. Snap. The nose is so compelling with strong mineral aromas of crushed rock, star fruit, and lime. The palate gets blanketed with bright tropical fruits, lime-ade and minerals...and minerals...and minerals. So much intensity!! Laser focused acid. Fabulous balance. The finish lasts for several minutes...and you love every second of it. It comes across so young. A tremendous wine. — 17 days ago

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Domaine François Raveneau

Clos Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2012

Intense. Surprisingly rich and broad. A punch of rock pool then deep sweet fruit. Intense, mineral and long. Atypical raveneau as it’s a bit of a monster but Awesome quality, depth and length. I guess why Clos is the thing. — 7 days ago

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Domaine Rollin Père et Fils

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay 2010

A powerful nose of punchy slate-y fruit. Tight and powerful. Loads of body and driving acidity. Sweet fruit with lemon oil, and real length. Very corton charlemagne in character and good stuff. — 7 days ago

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Grand Napa Wine

Heir Apparent Cellar Selection Spring Mountain District Merlot Blend 2017

Heir Apparent Cellars Proprietary Red Wine 2017 Napa Valley, California

Here is a great wine for
#MerlotThursday.

Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose with black currants, black plums, cooked cherries, light cedar, spices, peppercorn, tobacco, pencil lead, earth and herbs.

Full-bodied, elegant and smooth, with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, oak, light vanilla, vegetables, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, earth, bitter herbs, dark chocolates, spices and pencil lead.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very tasty Bordeaux blend from Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity with a great, smooth mouthfeel.

Still young and needs 3 to 7 years to mature and become so much better. Showing great potential.

Good right out of the bottle, but way better after a few hours of airtime. I decided to drink it after 4 hours in a decanter. That's when the complexity really shows.

Spicy and elegant, yet powerful.

Good by itself as a sipping wine or with food. I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers. Was very nice with the stinky Camembert cheese.

A blend of 30% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Cabernet Franc.

14.6% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$110.
— 7 days ago

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Domaine Faiveley (Joseph Faiveley)

Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1959

(1959 Richebourg - requested a review to resolve the wine identity - nobody appears to have posted on this before in Delectable ). Tasted blind, from two combined bottles. Brownish amber color rims with an amber tawny center. Looks old. Perfumed nose. Notes of cherry kirsch, decayed leaves, prunes, some exotic spice and roses. Smooth sweet and silky in the mouth but not over the top. Tannins fully resolved but the wine still has a solid structure holding it up. This “peacocked” numerous times, exploding with wow-factor moments of crazy enjoyment. Later in the evening it slowed down as you would expect. The spice and exoticness of the highs of this wine put me in Vosne, and the age put me in the 60s. Doesn’t seem like DRC, so I guess 66 Richebourg that is not DRC. The Richebourg part of the guess was pure luck. Rating this for its peaks and wow moments. It’s a great datapoint for future tastings. — 4 days ago

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S.R.Alexander

S.R.Alexander

Spectacular!

Pierre Paillard

Les Parcelles Bouzy Grand Cru Champagne Blend

David T
9.2

First time experience with this producer.

The nose reveals, bruised; red & golden apple, Bosc pear, overripe stone fruit & pineapple, lemon meringue, touch cider, nougat, almonds, cream to cream soda, hints of melted white butter, melted golden brown sugar, vanillin, sea fossil, crumbled, grey volcanics, chalky power, bread dough to yeast, limestone, understated limestone minerals, spring flowers, jasmine & withering white lilies.

The mouthfeel is rich, lively with excellent mousse. Quite beautiful. Bruised; red & golden apple, Bosc pear, overripe stone fruit & pineapple, lemon meringue, touch cider, nougat, almonds, cream to cream soda & ginger ale, hints of melted white butter, melted golden brown sugar, vanillin, sea fossil, crumbled, grey volcanics, chalky power, bread dough to yeast, hints of coconut with shell, white spice with just the right amount of heat, limestone, understated limestone minerals, spring flowers, jasmine & withering white lilies. The acidity is excellent. The finish is; well balanced & polished, elegant & simply near perfect finish. She is excellent wire to wire.

This is for you if you enjoy a Champagne that leans more oxidative.

@Paul T- Huntington Beach The mid picture to the right is what is seriously lacking in Ultramarine’s.

Photos of; The Champagne House of Pierre Paillard, Antoine Paillard, the beautiful Chalkiness from their Les Maillerettes Vineyard that only Champange can really deliver & one of their Grand Cru Vineyards.
— 6 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

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🤷🏼‍♂️ I just buy it for the flip
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@Paul T- Huntington Beach i know. Me too. Just mentioning as we had texted regarding.
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Gorgeous wines