Les Vignerons De Cru Faugères

Château Faugères

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

Old school Bordeaux, St Emillion Grand Cru. Very taught out of the bottle, but after an hour of decanting was the tannins soften beautifully. In a good drinking window now, but will be enjoyable for years to come. — a month ago

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Les Vignerons des Crus Faugères

Parfum de Schistes Faugères Red Blend 2016

Ryan M
8.9

Medium-full bodied, solid plum and mineral elements. Really well balanced and smooth, nothing extraordinary. Opens after half hour. — 2 years ago

Les Vignerons de Carthage

Premier Cru Muscat Sec de Kelibia Muscat of Alexandria 2016

Ultra-floral dry white with Tunisian food in the heart of the Tunis Medina. — 3 years ago

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Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin

Blanchot Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2014

David T
9.4

@Delectable this is 2014 Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin, “Blanchot”

The nose reveals; candle wax, lemons, green apple, overripe pineapple, kiwi, lime pulp, pear, white peach, apricots, peach, topical melons, beeswax, honeysuckle, vanillin, creamy butter, fresh herbs, caramel, subtle chalkiness, sea fossils, limestone, grey volcanics, the lemon in Lemon Pledge, green grass, dry straw, glazed, brown butter, with fruit blossoms, yellow lilies, jasmine & spring flowers.

The palate is; rich, lush, round, waxy and elegantly smooth. Excellent viscosity. Glorious as it slips over the beautiful mouthfeel. Sour lemons, green apple, overripe pineapple, kiwi, lime pulp & candy, pear, white peach, apricots, peach, guava, topical melons, beeswax, candle wax, honeysuckle, vanillin, creamy butter, fresh herbs, caramel, subtle chalkiness, sea fossils, saline, limestone, grey volcanics, the lemon in Lemon Pledge, green grass, dry straw, glazed, brown butter with fruit blossoms, yellow lilies, jasmine & spring flowers. The acidity is; round, phat & lively. The finish is; polish, rich, lush, balance fruit & earth and has no hiccups. Great wire to wire.

Photos of; one of their Vineyards, Benoît Droin tasting through his wines & Domaine Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin,

Producer notes; The Droins have been producing wines in Chablis for nearly 400 years (their history as vignerons goes back at least to 1620). Benoît is the 14th generation guardian.

The Domaine has 13 hectares of vineyards and produces 14 different wines, including Petit Chablis, Chablis, 7 Premiers Crus and 5 Grand Crus. They prune specific to each vineyard. The wines are fermented differently by vineyard.

All their wines are fermented in mature oak. The Blanchots are all fermented and matured in tank. Vaillons, Mont de Milieu and Montée de Tonnerre receive 25 per cent of barrel fermentation and maturation, 35 per cent for Vosgros and Vaudésir, 40 per cent for Montmains and Valmur, peaking at 50 per cent for Fourchaume, Grenouilles and Les Clos. However the age of the oak and the choice of tonnelier may vary according to the cuvée. The maximum new oak is ten per cent in the Grand Crus.
— 5 months ago

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Thank you David, I had the chance to visit this domaine in 2018 and I am a big fan of their wines. It is quite a wonderful visit with Benoit who is very knowledgeable and passionate where one can appreciate the different terroirs and character of each of their wines.

Vignerons de Buxy

Clos Jus Givry 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2015

Again and again the 2015s of this cuvée are great. Nice crunshy red fruits, some wet forest floor and decent length...the 16s also good looking forward to trying the 17s — 4 months ago

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Château Faugères

Cuvée Spéciale Péby St-Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

DAMN!!! Good initially but OMFG what a wine when it opens up — 2 years ago

Joe Balerdi
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Vignerons de la Cave de Bel-Air

Cru du Beaujolais Morgon le Py Gamay

This one is drinking exceptionally well right now — 3 years ago