Pierre Paillard

Pierre Paillard

Les Parcelles Bouzy Grand Cru Champagne Blend

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9.3

Haven’t been able to get this since winter. So good for the price point, $40 ish. Good to be able to get this locally again.

Ripe, juicy pear, green & golden apples, pineapple, white stone fruits, touch of cider, sea fossils, limestone, grey volcanics, yeasty bread, baguette crust, caramel, yellow lilies, spring flowers, acidity is perfect with length, balance & smartly polished for days.

Great on both ends, cheese & shortbread cookies.
— 4 days ago

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Ron R

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From the same family as Bruno? If so, I love his stuff…
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@Ron R If they are, it’s not close relation. Bruno is also much larger. Regardless, styles are different. Bruno is rich and decadent. Pierre is racy yet polished.

Pierre Moncuit

Grand Cru Brut Pinot Noir Rosé Champagne

When you taste this you think special rose. Everything is in perfect balance. One of my favorites. TBL — 7 days ago

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Pierre Girardin

Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay 2019

On Father’s Day. Vincent gave his son a huge present but he is making the very best of it. — 3 days ago

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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. — 10 days ago

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Bruno Paillard

Assemblage Millésime Brut Champagne 2009

Really good, old apples, Creme brûlée. Even a touch tannic. — 3 days ago

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Pierre Gaillard

Rose Pourpre Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2012

This is phenomenal. So so concentrated. Deep fragrances suggesting tart black plums, wild brambles and blackberries mingle with musky, ferrous scents of blood and perfume. The palate is masterful- sexy and dripping with dark red fruit and savory, salty, primeval flavors. Love this cuvee. ‘12 maybe even better than the ‘15. — 6 days ago

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Peter Sultan

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Nice- I love their entry level CDR; you seem to reaping the benefits of a good cellar!
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@Peter Sultan a little of that and some Wine-Searcher sleuthing. Definitely hard to find this producer in the states. Seems like they don’t have a current importer… I can only find back vintages from private collections, but the plus is that prices have been very reasonable.

Sugre Pierre

The Trouble with Dreams Chardonnay Blend 2014

By some measure the most impressive and unique English sparkling wine I’ve tried to date, Dermot Sugrue’s 2014 ‘Trouble With Dreams’ is a fabulous standard-bearer for the potential of English wine, and for the terroir of the South Downs in particular.

Deep golden in colour, the wine has medium effervescence and opens with gorgeous aromas of almonds, pastry, burnt butter, pear and red apples. The palate is profoundly complex, with a gorgeous display of acidity on entry that transforms to a broad, nutty mid-palate and a creamy, very lengthy finish.

Production is tiny - Dermot Sugrue’s main focus is at Wiston, where the vineyards are far bigger - and hence TWD retails for around £45, which can be considered at the pricier end of the spectrum for English sparkling. Nonetheless this represents superb value in my opinion and is a wine that should continue to age well.
— 3 days ago

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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.
— 13 days ago

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Pierre Brisset

Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2018

I don’t think I’ve ever had such depth & concentration from a humble Bourgogne rouge. Cherry, pine sap, violets, huge aromatics. Needs time & air (decanted in the AM). Another Brisset winner. — 2 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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@Andrew Schirmer I'm actually frightened to open anything greater than these regional or village wines at this young state. I'm not acquiring many so want to enjoy those when they should be more appropriate. But the entry level bottles just blow most other 1er right out of the water.
Matthew Cohen

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@Severn Goodwin you should open one just to see what they are. They’re quite stunning.
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@Matthew Cohen They're all out of my hands in storage already, I'll have to wrestle with my mind and open something coming in the fall ship.

Pierre Callot

Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne Chardonnay

Yup, a crush-able BdB for a warm (almost) Summer afternoon. Please see prior notes. 👍 — 3 days ago

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