Sylvain Bock

Sylvain Bock

Suck a Rock Red Rhône Blend 2018

Having made my way through the line of Bocks, Suck a Rock is probably my favorite - it’s uncomplicated and balanced - dark berries and minerals.

Raspberry, blackberry, violets, chalk dust.

Clean and focused.
— 14 days ago

Eddie, Sharon and 15 others liked this

Domaine Sylvain Langoureau

En Remilly Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2016

Really enjoyed this showing richness on the palate with racy acids. — 4 days ago

Lyle, Jan and 3 others liked this

Domaine des Pierres Sèches Sylvain Gauthier

Saint-Joseph Marsanne Roussanne 2015

Beeswax baby on top of a soil and petrol nose.
Second btl. This one travelled after being decanted. Showed very well, enjoyed with cheeses and esp. by a former restaurant wine buyer.
— 16 days ago

Ted, Lyle and 1 other liked this

Domaine des Pierres Seches

Sylvain Gauthier Cuvée Aubert St. Joseph Syrah 2017

Painfully young, but that old vine syrah and granite density make it hard to resist. Dark, angry, pure granitic bite on the back half, needs some time, but the ripeness and warming fruit is coaxed out with air. I see a lot of potential here. — a month ago

Ira, Josh and 3 others liked this

Sylvain Bock

À la Fraîche... Chardonnay

If you sniff hard, you might find the kind of smoky tropical aromatics of wild mezcal. Flint and green banana. Then a creamy spectrum of grassy green, yellow lemon, orange guava. — 14 days ago

Eddie, Sharon and 15 others liked this

Sylvain Dittière

La Porte Saint Jean La Perlée Anjou-Saumur Chenin Blanc 2013

Vin encore jeune grosse matière et tension mais encore un peu brouillon et flou arôme grille — 18 days ago

Andrew, Romain and 1 other liked this

Domaine des Pierres Sèches Sylvain Gauthier

Sainte-Épine Saint-Joseph Syrah 2016

This needed air to really reveal itself. I should have decanted. I waited a day to try again and was rewarded. Complex and beautiful. Cured meats, black fruit, spice, licorice, limestone, plus a finish that just lingers. I am guessing this will improve with a couple more years of age. — 16 days ago

Eric, Ira and 10 others liked this

Sylvain Cathiard

Les Clos De L'orme Chambolle-Musigny Pinot Noir 2017

Another great 2017…really punches above village level. Certainly ripe and a bit plump, but very fresh with no hint of overextraction. There is noticeable new oak - sweet and spicy - but the quality is clearly excellent, and it integrates well after a couple hours of air. — 7 days ago

Billy and Byron liked this

Sylvain Cathiard

Aux Thorey Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2006

Still quite young. Took about an hour for the vineyard character to take the lead from the winemaker’s signature. Both modes delicious, but the latter is really the distinction one looks for in Burgundy. — a month ago

Carla, David and 2 others liked this

Sylvain Cathiard

Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2019

Meyer lemon, almond oil, crushed stone. — 20 days ago

Ira and Vanessa liked this