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Jean-Jacques Morel

La Chatenière Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2018

Nose has cooled lemon curd, light apple cider vinegar, cold pineapple, moist moss, oxidized green apple slice, damp clove and very wet grassy notes.

Palate has pineapple core, bruised green pears, faint lanolin, light honey notes, light under-ripe yellow peach and white waxy notes round out the finish.

Double decant with 12H rest. A Saint Aubin for the trending natural wine crowd without being over the top 'natural'. 92-93 Points.

Paired to a grilled slab of Steelhead Trout, perfection.

24H Update:
Nose has fresh green apple peel, warmed yellow apple slice and white waxy notes.
Palate has warm pear, slight honey and under-ripe pineapple.
Much improved; Score change 92>93.
— 8 days ago

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@Lyle Fass Thanks ♥️♥️
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Nice.. wonder how it will be today
Hugh O'Riordan

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Severn, you eat well! Hugh

Château Lilian Ladouys

Saint Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Château Lilian Ladouys Saint-Estèphe 2016: Medium-plus bodied. Round tannins. High acidity. Black fruits. Blueberry. Plum. Vanilla. Leather. Oak. Great finish. Consisting of 62% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon & 6% Petit Verdot, this red Bordeaux blend presents power & smoothness yet still quite youthful & evolving. Overall, very pleasing & delightful with a lot of value for the price. Great weekend to all! Cheers🍷 — 7 days ago

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Joseph Colin

La Chatenière Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2019

PYCM’s younger brother. The most is a bit shut down for now but solid, mineral-driven with a hint of white florals. The palate is a different story: there’s a chalky-creamy texture that’s hard to explain and to die for, an interplay of supple ripeness and out of bound minerality. The acidity is there to support the conclusion but the taste takes a back seat to the texture. Remarkable even considering the shy nose, would love to drink it in its prime. — 9 days ago

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Domaine des Pierres Sèches Sylvain Gauthier

Saint-Joseph Marsanne Roussanne 2017

Lyle Fass
9.2

Big, ripe and opulent nose. Peach, melon, bursting and super ripe but not over the top. But at the edge. Gorgeously balanced and high toned. Honey, custard. Lovely. Palate is ripe, concentrated and the acid is just barely ok. Right at my personal edge. But it’s still fresh from intense minerality. Citrus, peach and minerals on the palate. Superb concentration. The mineral freshness gets more and more intense with air. Makes up for the just ok acid. Lovely stuff. Super long finish. Almost a 9.3. — 2 days ago

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Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey

En Remilly Cuvée Nicholas Matisse Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2016

This was all about lemon, citrus, crushed rock, saline & racy acids with nice richness & balance. Quickly drained! — 8 days ago

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M. Chapoutier

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2018

An Racy and elegant St-Jo, with typical notes of sun syrah: pepper, black fruits, smoked bacon, leather, charcoal... medium body, straight finish. Immediate pleasure and correct q/p ratio, well played Chapoutier.

Racé et élégant, aux notes typiques de la syrah du soleil: poivre, fruits noirs, lard fumé, charbon... corps moyen, finale droite. Plaisir immédiat et rapport q/p correct, bien joué Chapoutier.
— a month ago

Andrew, Tom and 20 others liked this

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

A majestic dark crimson color with bricking. Invites you in with mystical perfumed notes that jump from the glass.  Palate is as good as the nose (SEE PRIOR NOTES).  Should hold with a nice drinking window ahead.  Triple YUM tonight! — 9 days ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

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The good stuff
Tom Garland

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@Hugh O'Riordan No doubt. Cheers!

Jean Francois Jacouton

Saint-Joseph Blanc Souvenirs d'André 2017

Lyle Fass
9.2

I drink a lot of White Rhone and that’s been one of my favorite things about the past 9+ years of Fass Selections. I didn’t before and now I realize that I have a passion for them. Nice to find a new wine category late in your wine drinking life one loves. Anyway this is beautiful. Nose is ripe yellow fruits, beeswax, gorgeous compactness and minerals. It’s really refined as well. Palate is ripe, unctuous and juicy but I’ll admit off the bat it’s showing it’s alcohol but it will integrate. It’s only 13% but that’s why you let white Rhone breathe. For the alcohol to integrate. Luscious and juicy. Deep but I’ll be back for when it’s integrated. It’s a solid 9.0 now but the finish, texture and depth suggest this will be wonderful in an hour.

9.0 to 9.2. Alcohol almost fully integrated in 10 minutes. Custardy now. Great length and terrific minerals.
— 3 days ago

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@Lyle Fass what types of grapes are used to make this wine?
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Marsanne and Roussanne

Frederic Mabileau

Les Rouillères Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil Cabernet Franc

Vintage 2019 | a favorite producer of mine. 100% Cabernet franc, vines 25 a 40 years old. Bio wine. It is so much fun to taste the difference between Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil and for example Saumur Champigny. Pop and pour. Frivolous raspberry bouquet, gains expression with aeration. It’s not the power that catches the eye, but finesse and elegance. Medium weight. Lovely now, paired with ostrich stew and mixed vegetables from the oven. Happy. — 6 days ago

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Marc Colin et Fils

Les Castets Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2019

2022/5/15 with shellfish porchetta, straw-seared bonito carpaccio, etc. Lemon meringue tart, cold butter, iodine and peat smoke on the nose; the palate follows suit, with a nice blend of mineral, acid and sweet fruit elements. In my most recent safari of (relatively) reasonably priced white Burgundies, this is a good one. — 7 days ago

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