Midi, France

Domaine la Bohème

Sein Pour Sein Pinot Noir 2018

So far all Bouju wines I tasted are powerful, overly young and not simple (in variety of meanings). This one is no exception. Ripe cherry, dark cherry, earthy hints, chocolate powder, white pepper, banana. All this leads me to Morgon or some neighbouring appellation, but nope! Tannic, astringent palate with highly volatile finish backed by black cherry. Definitely interesting and sophisticated wine. But so damn young! Decant unless you want to be washed away by a wave of hair spray! Then it becomes beautiful, by gaining medicinal herbs notes in the nose and cherry-vanilla-VA-chocolate flavours. Giving extra 1 for no apparent reason.

Tasted on 2021-09-02
— 2 days ago

Alexandre Sirech

Les Deux Terroirs White Blend 2019

This lightly tinted greenish wine brings a nose that is heavy on the minerals, with citrus and a slight floral aspect. The aroma is dominated by a beautiful savory sense. On the palate, very mineral-laden, great flinty salinity and a savory finish. The nice acidity makes it a great Wine to pair with seafood. I had mine with a lovely quiche Lorraine at Monsiour Marcel’s in L.A.’s Farmers Market. My wife loved it and immediately wanted to make a cocktail with it, using Creme de Cassis. We may just do that. — 7 days ago

Daniel P., Paul and 5 others liked this

Château Rieussec

R Bordeaux Blanc Sec Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2017

Rieussec R de Rieussec Blanc Sec is a beautifully balanced, aromatic blend of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc varieties hailing from the Bordeaux region of France. 🇫🇷

It is a dry wine, but is produced partly from the same vines that produce this estate’s Sauternes. Château Rieussec is a Sauternes Premier Cru Classé according to the 1855 classification and was acquired by Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) in 1984.

This wine has lovely complexity with exuberant notes of citrus blossom, honeysuckle, gardenia, orange and grapefruit peel, fresh peach, apricot, fresh herbs, bay leaf, and delicate minerality. It is medium bodied and has vibrant acidity. 👏👏👏

It was a delicious pairing with the halibut and fennel in a cream sauce with lemon, anise oil and steamed haricots verts. It held up to the rich, creamy flavors and contributed a light, bright, elevating dimension to the culinary experience.
— 21 hours ago

Holly DenisDeked1
with Holly and Deked1
Deked1, Paul and 14 others liked this

Gauthier Brothers

Pinot Noir Vin de France 2019

Lyle Fass
9.1

Gorgeous dark nose. Mullberry, black cherries, black berries, deep spice and earth tones. Super lifted and aromatic. I’m not sure if this is Ardeche or Moselle. I’ll circle back. Seems Ardeche. Very pretty. Even hints of floral. Sawdust. Smoke. Surprisingly complex. Palate is luscious and ample with tangy red fruits and lovely freshness. Good energy and almost a red Riesling quality. This is Ardeche as the granite is coming through now. Lovely sweetness as it opens. Very good for everyday Pinot. — 12 days ago

Aravind, Matthew and 7 others liked this

Domaine des Rutissons

Isère Etraire de la Dhui 2019

Rare grape from Isère (near Savoie) and another @Lyle Fass curio. First sip after 3-hr decant brought to mind young Loire cab franc—bright fruit, tannin, high-toned acidity. Calmed down over a few hours and blossomed in the zalto. Pretty nose, bright cherry; palate has a softness that recalls mountain nebbiolo, earthy, young tannin, great structure, high acid. Terrific match with the barberries & cardamom in an Ottolenghi dish; cut through the chicken fat and really helped make a memorable meal. — 16 days ago

Alsu Shakirova
with Alsu
"Odedi", Peter and 9 others liked this
Lyle Fass

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My favorite Savoie (Isere) red. Nothing like it and masterfully made. Glad you enjoyed it. Love my curios!

Château Bouscassé (Alain Brumont)

Tour Bouscassé Madiran Tannat Blend 2012

Very successful entry-level vintage. Bright acidity and greedy balance. Candied and spicy notes, vanilla touch, persistent tannic finish

Cuvée d’entrée de gamme très réussie. Acidité vive et équilibre gourmand. Notes confites et épicées, touche vanillée, finale tannique persistante
— 4 days ago

Paul, Andrew and 13 others liked this

Domaine des Amis

Le Gaminot PINOT NOIR BLEND 2019

Calling @Romain Fitoussi. All the burgundy grapes making a natty symphony.

Appel à @Romain Fitoussi. Tous les raisins de Bourgogne font une symphonie natty.
— 5 days ago

Jason, Josh and 4 others liked this
Romain Fitoussi

Romain Fitoussi

@romo 🤗🤗🤗

Domaine Les Mille Vignes

Chasse Filou Grenache Noir 2013

Cherries, garrigue, good acid. 100% Grenache. Lovely. *3 hours later edit here, damn this really opened up. Gorgeous wine. +2 points. — 3 days ago

Dylan, Turd and 1 other liked this
Turd Ferguson

Turd Ferguson

Just realized I very rarely reach for grenache. Tricky grape for me. I’ve had some nice ones but haven’t figure out how to reliably not get duds. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Jean François Ganevat

De Toute Beauté Nature Gamay 2019

Hazy ruby, crunchy red fruits, floral, wild 🔥 — 5 days ago

Ira, Josh and 7 others liked this
Romain Fitoussi

Romain Fitoussi

😍😍😍

les Freres Bastards

Millésime Grenache Blend 2018

Milk chocolate, cherries, herbs. Not bad! — 4 days ago

Romain, Josh and 1 other liked this