Nicolas Maillart

Nicolas Maillart

Extra Brut Premier Cru Champagne

Like a gyroscope - give it a little push and it gains momentum and reacher a higher altitude and rides a longer wave than you thought on first impression. Keeps going - mostly Pinot with lemon and light notes of brioche. — a month ago

Iwan, Severn and 16 others liked this

Pascal & Nicolas Reverdy

Terre de Maimbray Sancerre Pinot Noir 2018

Seems tightly wound at first, but opens up with air. Nose shows candied, crisp cherry, light spice, and bright crushed rock minerality. Very lively. Chiseled in the mouth, with crushed rock minerality in the foreground and fruit in the background. Bright acids. Seems like it’s not quite integrated yet. Fun now, it will get more elegant and settled over the next 2-3 years. Nice!

UPDATE: Night 2, it’s in fact much more together. All the individual components are singing in harmony, and great limestony terroir is informing the crisp cherry fruit. Upping from 9.0 to 9.2.
— 8 days ago

Jason, Daniel and 10 others liked this

Sébastien David

Hurluberlu Cabernet Franc

‘best red wine i’ve ever tasted’
‘9.4’
‘no i’d say 9.5’
‘oh go on then’
— 20 days ago

Tom Naylor
with Tom

Nicolas Joly

Clos de la Coulée de Serrant Savennières Chenin Blanc 2012

Chenin ❤️‘ s botrytis

Unlike anything I’ve had nor was it what I was expecting. After the first sip (or the first pour), I had to set aside all previous experiences with Savienniéres. I mean—just look at that color.

Do not mistake the browning for oxidation (Nicolas Joly makes this distinction clear on the back label and on his website). The wine is developed, and there are oxidative notes, but the fruit flavors are still there, ripe and vibrant.

This is distilled essence of Chenin Blanc right here. Green apple, pear, apricot, beeswax, honey and almond. A dominant honey note but not sweet. White pepper and maybe a hint of ginger. That lanolin note hasn’t completely disappeared, but takes a back seat. Imagine a dry Sauternes…

Nicolas Joly recommends decanting and drinking over several nights. I skipped the first part of that recommendation and am working on the second this week.

Ordinarily, I’m not sure Joly would approve of my choice of “glassware,” but under the circumstances (birthday + oysters + a perfect afternoon watching the ocean mist rolling in over Tomales Bay) I have to imagine he’d be 100% on board.

Not bad for an 882nd consecutive vintage!
— 5 days ago

Severn, Ira and 6 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

Severn Goodwin Influencer Badge Premium Badge

Happy birthday, a great wine to celebrate.

Maison Francois Xavier Nicolas

Les Vergers Crozes-Hermitage Syrah

The smoke, the violets and plums, expressive, fresh and elegant. Fine tannins, darkness and length. — 16 days ago

Nicolas Feuillatte

Réserve Exclusive Brut Champagne Blend

Confrérie Des Chevaliers du Tastevin Sous-Commanderie d'Albany; Bastille Day, 14 July 2021 at Café Capriccio, Albany, NY — 11 days ago

Shay, Peter and 24 others liked this
Shay A

Shay A Influencer Badge Premium Badge

@Severn Goodwin : What Confrerie is it that you are a part of? I’m a part of the Confrerie St Etienne here in Fort Worth, which is all Alsace based.
Severn Goodwin

Severn Goodwin Influencer Badge Premium Badge

@Shay A Tastevin (Burgundy)

Billecart-Salmon

Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart Brut Champagne Blend 2002

Brioche, apricot, pear, mineral, brut lovely champagne. 2002 vintage splurged to celebrate our engagement. 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay — 11 days ago

Mark Huang
with Mark
Mark, Scott and 7 others liked this

Nicolas Faure

Mes Gamays Coteaux Bourguignons Gamay 2018

Responsable un temps des labours chez prieuré roch et compagnon de la fille du domaine berthaut gerbet a suivre de très près !!! — 23 days ago

Nicolas and Thierry liked this
Fredybeans

Fredybeans Premium Badge

Je le note …. Merci