Alain Thienot

Alain Brumont

Torus Madiran Tannat Blend 2014

A classic pairing with cassoulet and one of those awesome situations where the wine seemed better by the meal than on its own. Dark fruited and some licorice-like qualities. Fantastic acidity cuts through the heft of the meal. Loved this pairing! — 15 days ago

Daniel, Hermes and 5 others liked this

Alain Jaume & Fils

Domaine Grand Veneur Les Origines Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2005

This is peak drinking. Prune, dried cherry, ripe blueberry juice baked in sweet spice, lavender, licorice... Intensely flavored, full body, soft tannins, nice long finish of all those sticky dried fruits. I love this wine. — 3 days ago

Jedd Flanscha
with Jedd
Hugh, Ron and 2 others liked this

Alain Graillot

La Guiraude Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2015

2015 vtg. Dark, dense still very young
Pepper, Smokey w bright fruit. Decant first at least 1 hour has al the right components for a long life
— 4 days ago

Alain Hudelot-Noellat

Chambolle-Musigny Pinot Noir 2015

Medium ruby; medium intensity aromas of red fruit, wild strawberry, cherry, red currant, pomegranate, gaminess, savory spice like allspice, black tea, white mushroom; dry, medium plus acid, medium plus tannins, medium alcohol, medium body, medium intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium plus finish, seamless integration, perfume fills the palate, very good — 3 days ago

James, Paul and 9 others liked this

Alain Graillot

Les Chenes Vert Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2018

This complex white Rhône was a hit with our tasting group. Great mix of texture and floral aromatics. Medium full body with assertive acidity. A profound start to our Cote Rotie tasting. — 6 days ago

Joe BecerraRay Conti
with Joe and Ray

Alain Hudelot-Noellat

Bas de Combe Nuits St. Georges Pinot Noir 2014

Nose has wet red/black currants, ripe-tart cherry, dry autumn leaves and dry soil.

Palate has ripe cherry, ripe plum, blackberry and red currant. Not much complexity at this time, but showing bold acidity and medium tannins.

I think still quite youthful, future bottles could be 2024+, hoping for improvement. I've generally been happy on the progress of many '14 Burg's, this seems more youthfully austere in its development.
— 17 days ago

Chris, Jason and 35 others liked this

Alain Hudelot-Noellat

Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru Pinot Noir

This has a wonderfully succulent nose. Soft red fruit, that wonderful classy burg depth. On the palate great balance and super fresh for its age. Nice balance at the middle and a good finish. The front is the thing here and the rest is a bit more prosaic s as often is the way with Clos Vougeot, but this is a lovely wine in great shape. — 5 days ago

Bex GreenLarry Frierson
with Bex and Larry
Eric, Patrick and 9 others liked this

Alain Gras

Saint-Romain Chardonnay 2017

White stone fruit, white flowers, flint and smoke with some salinity. Very good and would be even better with age. (Enjoyed in late 2019.) — 14 hours ago

Alain Graillot

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2017

Classic Crozes with minty bouquet, spices, white pepper and herbs. Rosemary and blackberry on the palate. Balanced and top quality — 2 days ago

Domaine Alain Burguet

Vieilles Vignes Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 2002

Lovely villages wine. Took almost 2 hours for funk to blow off. In a great spot right now. — 11 days ago

Conrad, Hermes and 2 others liked this