Lyle Fass

Domaine Sebastien Dampt

Côte de Léchet Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2019

ESF
9.2

@Lyle Fass is spot on w/this wine — just fantastic and approachable price point. — 25 days ago

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Weltner

Hoheleite GG Riesling 2018

Nose: terrific. White and yellow flowers. Really elegant and balanced. A 9.65.

Palate : mineral. Sweet lemon. So good. Big acidity

This will be better in 5 years, I think. But great now.

Fass selections
— 20 days ago

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Cantina Tomaso Gianolio

Barolo Nebbiolo 2019

Popped and poured; enjoyed over the course of several hours. The 2019 pours a deeper garnet (than the Barbaresco) but otherwise the same with a transparent core, medium+ viscosity and no staining of the tears. On the nose, more power here too. A tar bomb early which settles in and takes a seat behind a basket full of black cherries, macerated blackberries, roses, orange rind, menthol, fresh sage and some dried basil and old wood. On the palate, bone dry with high tannin and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is long. Such a lovely body and don’t even get me started on the texture. I’m smitten. Drink now with patience through 2049. Thanks @Lyle Fass for the assist! — 3 months ago

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Cecilia Monte

Serracapelli Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2015

Nose: dark lilacs. Penetrating.

Palate: deep midseason cherries. Great grip. Sweet spice.

A remarkable job in a vintage the critics loved but was actually quite challenging (heat). The opposite of 18.

Fass selections
— 3 days ago

Andrew liked this

Winzerhof Thörle

Saulheimer Hölle Trocken Spätburgunder 2020

Nose: midseason cherries. Spice. Maybe cloves.

With air some savoriness, lilacs. More Burgundian.

Palate : sweet midseason cherries. Hint of licorice. Bracing acidity.

In an odd place now. Not showing it’s usual exuberance. Let’s see where it goes.

Fass selections
— 2 months ago

Aravind and Severn liked this

Cantina Tomaso Gianolio

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2019

I’ve been wanting to try the wines of Cantina Tomaso Gianolio for years but finding them on this side of the Atlantic has been a challenge. As of now, I don’t know much about where Davide and Igor Gianolio source their fruit but the family has been making these wines in a traditional manner for over 90 years so I’m sure the source is exceptional. So traditional, even the cork is short and stubby, lol!

Popped and poured; enjoyed over two days. Consistent throughout. The 2019 pours a light garnet color with a transparent core; medium+ viscosity with no staining of the tears. On the nose, the wine is developing and tar forward early but it quickly transforms into a veritable beauty with notes of raspberries, rose water, tar, star anise, talcum powder, and dry, stony earth. On the palate, the with is dry with high tannin and medium+ acid. Elegant and lovely expression of the 2019 vintage. Drink now with patience and through 2044 (if the cork will keep that long). Huge thanks to
@Lyle Fass for the assist!
— 3 months ago

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An amazing estate for no scratch! Also the Chinato is a gem!
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@Lyle Fass I have heard that. ISO!

Pierre Brisset

Cuvee Cassaneas Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2018

The perfect Bourgogne blanc.

Nose: white flowers.

Palate restrained richness. Bright but not acidic. Mineral. Delicious.

Juicy finish with hints of green apple.

So well made

Fass selections
— 13 days ago

Andrew and Severn liked this

Bernhard Ott

Fass 4 Grüner Veltliner

Good and typical. White pepper and lemonade. Medium+ body. — 2 months ago

Bob and Joe liked this

Martin Müllen

Kröver Letterlay Spätlese** Trocken Mosel Riesling 2021

This is from the eichhaus parcel.

Nose: massive penetrating gorgeous apricots.

Palate: so mineral. Lemon pith. Awesome right on open

Fass selections
— 2 months ago

Lyle, Severn and 1 other liked this

Enderle & Moll

Liaison Pinot Noir 2021

After a warm 2020 this 2021 is more backwards and classic and reminds me of the 2016‘s. The first bottle had a touch VA which blew off. Second one has no VA. Violets and a hint of roses. Robust beautiful cherry 🍒. Touch bark. This is a top vintage for them. Awesomeness in a bottle for a ridiculous low price for this quality. It’s hard to put the glass down - it is that good. So in this instance I do rate this higher than Lyle F. 3 days later on the Argon line - this is still exceptional elegant and unique. Gained weight and at the same time super elegant. What a wine. — 3 months ago

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2022 is much better for me. Best since 18. 21 is nice but lacks some density.