Les Vignes De Paradis

Gilbert Picq et Ses Fils

Vieilles Vignes Chablis Chardonnay 2015

2022 Independence Day Party 🇺🇲 with several members of our Tastevin crew and extended friends.🍷 Proof that our palates are wider than Burgundy. Notes may be light, scores will be honest.

— 4 days ago

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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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Daniel Bouland

Vieilles Vignes Corcelette Morgon Gamay 2012

Medium red color with ample bricking. Nose contains lots of rust with some minerals and blood. Medium minus depth with hardly any fruit. Very earthy and grassy. Medium finish. Probably over the hill as this usually has big, bright fruit. — 20 days ago

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Domaine de Colette

Sélection Vieilles Vignes Régnié Gamay 2019

Light, spicy and so well structured. Fairly austere for its category but will evolve with time. Subtle red fruit is still hidden, leads with mineral backbone and light grippy tannins. Would love to hold for a while — 7 days ago

Maryline et Christophe Billon

Vieilles Vignes Cote Rotie Syrah 2016

Lyle Fass

Needed a whole day to become civilized. Stunning nose of blueberry, blackberry, graphite, granite and dark flowers. Some saddle leather as well. Also wet pottery clay. Palate is juicy and concentrated with terrific energy and thrust. Sappy and fresh with such fine grained tannins. Terrific layering and a soft density. So pure and deep. Elegant like only the best can be. Amazing balance and length. Age for 5-7 more years then watch out! — 10 days ago

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Domaine Overnoy

Vieilles Vignes Côtes du Jura Chardonnay

Whoa. So unique- takes classic oxidative flavors and flips them on their head. Has a medIcinal, pungent, witchhazel quality on opening. At first was undecided but this won me over. Carries through to a mouth watering finish; resonant with not too much acid but terrific density and savory minerals. Silky, almost unctuous finish. — 5 days ago

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Correaux Vieilles Vignes Bourgogne Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2018

Pinot-Noir (66%) and gamay (34%) blend, both gourmet and sophisticated. The nose, marked by aging, evokes Burgundy by its toasted-cherry-vertical side, while the gamay would recall Beaujolais on strawberry-vegetable, jovial, floral and peppery notes. It's accessible, crunchy, with chew (not or little filtered) it pinote on a wide arotic range. The approach of a real friendly wine, with a solid final.

Assemblage Pinot-Noir (66%) et gamay (34%) à la fois gourmand et sophistiqué. Le nez, marqué par l’élevage évoque la Bourgogne par son côté toasté-cerise-vertical, alors que le gamay rappellerait le Beaujolais sur des notes fraises-végétal, jovial, floral et poivré. C’est accessible, croquant, avec de la mache (pas ou peu filtré) ça pinote sur une gamme arotique étendue. L’abord d’un vrai vin de copain, avec une finale plus que sérieuse.
— 6 days ago

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Château Thivin

Les Sept Vignes Côte de Brouilly Gamay

Vintage 2010 | I cannot recall drinking this Château Thivin before. I was blown away with this twelve year old Côte de Brouilly, that I tasted next to Bordeaux CS/M and Argentinian CS. At the first sniff I thought it to be passed away… but with aeration - I tried from several bottles with a barbecue - it opened up and made a methamorphosis from frog to princess. Beautiful blackberry and other red fruit. Vibrant taste, not showing its age. Drinking supple and giving much joy. Song of praise for Gamay! — 4 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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@Peter Sultan thx I will put some some bottles in the cellar
Timothy Lynch

Timothy Lynch

Any wine reviewer that can pen a wine’s journey as a “methamorphosis [sic] from frog to princess” simply deserves a TEN! Thank you, Peter. You made my day. 😎

Domaine du Clos des Garands

Vieilles Vignes Fleurie Gamay 2018

At Auberge du Cep, Fleurie. With escargots and faux gilet de boeuf (R) and paté en croute and poitrine et cuisse de poulet avec vin rouge et champignons (L). Excellent. — 6 days ago

Les Vignes de Paradis

Terroir du Léman Un P'tit Coin de Paradis Chasselas

Scott C

Wow the best Chasselas I have ever tasted . Most is under ripe and sugar added. This is just perfect . From an amazing producer , biodynamic . Complexity! Stunning — a month ago