Maison Pierre Naigeon

Pierre Gerbais

Grains de Celles Rosé

Just take a look at this color. So striking. So sexy. Nice perlage and cream. The nose is so crisp and fresh. Pears and lively red cherries alongside mangoes. Freshly baked bread aromas are very nice here, as well are the grapefruit and strawberry.

Yet another young hotshot champagne maker, Aurelien Gerbais from the Aube. A friend and neighbor of Cédric Bouchard and that’s all you need to know. 50/25/25 PN/CH/Pinot Blanc with an extra brut dosage of 3 g/l. The low dosage avoids the trap of being austere, but rather it’s an inviting and gracious Rosé. The addition of 10% Coteaux Champenois Pinot Noir gives it that beautifully sexy color and viscosity.

Dry with breathtaking acidity, the terroir really speaks here. The palate follows the nose with more summer berries and light yeast. So lovely, so sleek. Good sex in a bottle. If you see these, get them.
— 7 days ago

Iwan, Josh and 3 others liked this

Pierre Brisset

Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot 1er Cru Chardonnay 2017

Lyle Fass
9.8

Long day. Needed greatness and I got it. Hugely expansive and mineral nose with unreal complexity. Beautiful dash of oak complexity. Sweetest most delicate wood. Airy, ethereal minerals. Palate is super elegant, complex and so delicate with wonderful purity and lift. What a finish. So elegant. Beautiful green apple and sweet lime. Loads of rocks on the finish. Crunchy. What a finish. Just so long. This is stunning and sadly my last bottle. Terrific grip and structure but that super finessed finish is epic. — 19 days ago

Daniel, MICHAEL and 15 others liked this

Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey

Aux Boudots Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru PINOT NOIR 2016

Gor
9.1

Cherry, tropical woody notes (sandalwood), strawberry compote, forest floor. Good stuff but coming in a little “warm” on the palate. Muscular and tannic though though missing some freshness. — 3 days ago

Dick, Douglas and 10 others liked this

Pierre Girardin

Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay 2019

Muscular very chalky Corton Charlemagne “la croix”. Wood not fully integrated. Very promising — 3 days ago

Jan, Ira and 3 others liked this

Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey

Les Charmes Meursault 1er Cru Chardonnay 2012

Serious reduction that after an initial 3 hour decant and then a necessary additional hour 😅, finally blows off and gives way to layers of ripe orchard fruit, dry yellow extract, lemon oil and lilies, finishing with a cool mineral streak. It’s drinking quite youthful and primary still, but it’s in a good place nonetheless showing a nice balance of richness, vibrant acidity, tension and freshness. 2012 could sleep a bit more or use a 3 hour decant at minimum. A lot of great material here. — 4 days ago

Severn, Arden and 6 others liked this

Pierre Boisson

Meursault Chardonnay 2018

Really mellowed out and was good after it warmed up and had airtime. Not quite Lafon but solid — 14 days ago

Ira, Mike and 10 others liked this

Pierre Gonon

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2012

From mag and firing from first pour. Great bottle. Well paired w grilled pork chop. — 6 days ago

Dawn, David and 5 others liked this

Pierre Boisson

Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2016

David T
9.3

Creamy round acidity with fresh ingredients from the garden & vinaigrette dressing.

Leftover from last weekend & no worse for the ware.
— 11 days ago

Eric, Josh and 21 others liked this

Pierre Gaillard

Rose Pourpre Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2012

This is phenomenal. So so concentrated. Deep fragrances of tart black plums, wild bramble and blackberries mingle with musky, ferrous, dripping scents of blood and perfume. The palate is a masterful- dripping with dark red fruit, sexy, savory, salty, primeval, but way too balanced to call rustic. Love this cuvee. Maybe even better than the ‘15. — an hour ago

Severn and Tom liked this

Pierre Péters

Cuvée de Réserve Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

Extremely effervescent, straighforward BdB. Well made! — 13 days ago

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