Manon

Yann Durieux

Manon Hautes Côtes de Nuit Chardonnay 2014

Hmm hipster juice? Meaning, not correct. Past it’s prime? Smelled oxy, didn’t taste fresh. — 5 months ago

Manon

Blush Forest Range Pinot Gris Rosé 2018

Well balanced, very drinkable, and increasingly more interesting with every sip, this macerated Pinot gris is a new favorite in our rotation — 10 months ago

Manon

Pino Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir

Really blossoms over time. Goes from lingonberry and cherry jam to black pepper and hen of the woods then back to that raspberry brightness. Vg for a no sulfiter — 2 years ago

Manon

Wild Nature Adelaide Hills Sparkling Pinot Gris 2017

teetering but delicious — 3 years ago

Justin ChearnoRandolph Moon
with Justin and Randolph
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Château Lilian Ladouys

Saint Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

2018 vintage. This estate was bought by Jacky Lorenzetti in 2007 and the investments are paying off (see also the spectacular quality improvement at their Pauillac estate Pédesclaux). While previous vintages featured a majority of Merlot, this 2018 is a blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37%. Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot. This might very well be the best vintage to date for Lilian Ladouys in a year where Jacky's daughter Manon joined the business. She is highly devoted to organic farming and the Lorenzetti estates are now officially in conversion to organic. Moreover, Lilian Ladouys was promoted to "Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel" status in 2020. An estate to watch and the wines are very affordable too at around 20 euros. Classic nose with ripe cassis and cedar wood, intertwined with a fresh minty aroma. In the mouth the fruit is concentrated and layered with amazing freshness and a solid ripe tannin structure that make the alcohol (abv. 14,5%) go unnoticed. Long mineral finish. Highly recommended. Still very young, give it time to open up or decant. Should age beautifully for at least 15 years. — 7 months ago

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Manon

Love Lies Bleedings Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir

Bright flavor, minor funk, light — a year ago

Manon

Juno Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc Blend

Showing some complexity straight away; lingering, delicate, underripe peach acids. Haven’t had anything from these guys for ages, def into it. — 2 years ago

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Manon

Wild Nature Still Pinot Gris

Psychic wines for quarantined NYE. Apple funky light bubbles in the freezing Los Angeles winter. — 9 months ago

Manon

High Paradise White Blend

Savagnin, Chardonnay, and Garganega. One may think we’re now in France but you’d be wrong. Definitely one of my favorite producers from Adelaide Hills - “Manon” - and a proud moment to see the gems coming out of Australia. No added sulfites, shipped all the way from Australia to Copenhagen and it’s stable and powerful and bursting with character. Medium bodied, good minerality, a welcomed velvety texture with nice acidic balance. Notes of kiwi, pear, orange peel and delicate floral notes. Although I’m an advocate of drinking good wine whenever and wherever you get the chance, I’d have to say this is a food wine. I suggest a simple pesto pasta or any type of seafood, really. Available at Rosforth in Copenhagen. — a year ago

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Anna et André Durrmann

Cuvée Nature Alsace Pinot Noir

Tastes like Manon Des Sources through a Snapchat filter 🙌 — 2 years ago

Lulu Doyle
with Lulu
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