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Domaine François Buffet

Clos de la Rougeotte Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2020

Lyle Fass
9.6

One of the great monopole/vigneron combos in all of Burgundy. Nose is mega elite. Gorgeous mid season cherries that are so vivid it’s just crazy but then you smell flowers and you’re just like ”whoah, man!” This is a ridiculous nose. Volnay in all of its glory. Some black cherry sneaks in there with some air. Beyond floral. So expansive and complete. Wow that palate is just gorgeous. Amazing dark red cherry fruit and stunning clarity to the fruit. Clamps down on your palate with a vice like intensity where the gamey flavors are also introduced. So much more structured and classic than the 19 which was stunning but more in an ethereal drink me now type of way. Superb complexity and structure. Grippy and sappy. Awesome fruit skin flavors as well and so gamey. Like it’s got hints of Gevrey. Spectacular and needs age. But wow, baby!! I’ll be back as it airs out. This seems like it needs 5-7 years to be drinking well.

As this airs it gets a wonderful baking spice element. Forest floor and so much more. Oh my!

This is so supple now and deep. Sultry and fresh and slippery. Awesome fruit and roundness. Awesome concentration and purity. Really long. So close to a 9.7 and no doubt with age. Tiny berry fruit is brilliant on this.
— a month ago

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Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

La Crau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Clairette Blend 2015

Absolutely stunning. Beautiful honeycomb and white pear grace the nose. These notes carry through offset by only the slightest acidity and minerality on the mid palate. The buttery notes in this wine stem from the texture vice the flavor. The conclusion offers the slightest hint of ripe green apple. A beautiful, unique wine, a must-have for special occasions. — 4 years ago

Rinomata Cantina Tombacco

Riserva Rosso Biferno Montepulciano 2014

White chocolate macadamia lingonberry on the nose, mint chocolate chip, cranberry compote, unwhipped heavy cream on the palate. Strong tannins, velvety texture, super balanced, everything works in harmony. Showcases the flavors in a diversity of food beautifully and vice-versa. Having with nettle pesto chicken and kebab shrimp. — 2 years ago

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Peter Lehmann

Mentor Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2006

Better than expected for a Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon. I have traditionally thought that Barossa is best suited to Shiraz and Coonawarra better for Cabernet but obviously there are occasions where vice versa applies. Proper Cabernet descriptors of Mint Tomato Leaf and Blackberry. Oak is there but in balance with the ripe fruit with fine persistent tannins. All round a good effort. — 3 years ago

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Domaine Jean Dauvissat Pere & Fils

Cote de Lechet Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2014

Lyle Fass
9.4

Lickity split. This is super clean. Seashells on the nose and oyster brine. Lime zest. So precise and stanky. Love it. It smells tense. Amazing tension on the palate and super intense with great balance and so much acid. Long almost tactile finish that clamps down and grips your palate like a vice. Awesome. — 4 years ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Adore this bottle, likely I may drink everything I have here before the backups arrive!
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@Severn Goodwin it is so so so good

Monteversa

Rosso di Versa Colli Euganei Red Blend 2014

I loved it — 2 years ago

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Stagecoach BBS Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Wonderful cab with beautiful fruit and finesse. Drinking well! — 3 years ago

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To-Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

See previous post!! — 3 years ago

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Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

2015 Beckstoffer Dinner

Las Piedras vs To Kalon vs Dr Crane
— 4 years ago

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