Blanc De Noir

Jérome Coessens

Largillier Blanc de Noirs Brut Champagne Pinot Noir 2015

Talk about a singular expression of Pinot Noir. A pale gold coloring with effusive creaminess and a nice stream of very small bubbles. The aromas are a bit muted upon opening with just a bit of apple goodness to start the show. But let it sit for a while in a larger bowl and you’ll be rewarded. Warm cinnamon and crusty bread. Roasted nuts and blackberries all day long. There’s some fresh cherry and plenty salinity to boot.

Single vintage, single varietal, single vineyard. The hallmark of Jerome Coessens. 100% Pinot Noir from the lieu-dit of Largillier. The fruit hails from the plots that he has dubbed Fruit and Flower and that’s amazingly accurate. The amount of yellow fruit and floral notes are just ethereal in nature. The acidity borders on “racy” but instead settles on “zippy” which is just fine.

The attack is one that is quite pointed and full of finesse. It’s a very generous champagne that grows by leaps and bounds over time in the glass. An abundance of red and yellow fruits along with black pepper and dried herbs. Very fruity on the long finish with an added kick of spice. Singular and gorgeous.
— 7 days ago

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Joseph Cattin

Joseph Cattin Crémant D'Alsace Emotion

NV 80 Pinot Blanc / 20 Chardonnay 24 months sur lattes — 11 hours ago

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Cédric Bouchard

Roses de Jeanne Côte de Béchalin Brut Blanc de Noirs Champagne Pinot Noir 2008

delicious fruit but can’t say it’s a step up from Val Villaine. Needs time. 2008, V8. — 17 hours ago

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Domaine Alexis de Benoist

La Sagesse du Jesune Homme Gamay Noir 2014

A solid Beaujolais-Village, bearing the stigma of the beautiful Beaujolais wines. Tiled ruby color, of a certain concentration. Superb open nose, between candied red fruits (cherry, strawberry), dried floral bouquet (Pink, peony, iris), white pepper, and notes of aerial evolution tending towards truffle, medley, nail polish. Close to a Burgundy in more airy and more floral. Fine and final body on vivacity. Beautiful nobility, superb for its price. Drink a little refreshed.

Un Beaujolais-Village solide, portant les stigmates des beaux crus du Beaujolais.
Robe rubis tuilée, d’une concentration certaine. Superbe nez ouvert, entre fruits rouges confiturés (cerise, fraise), bouquet floral séché (Rose, pivoine, iris), poivre blanc, et notes d’évolution aérienne tendant vers la truffe, pot-pourri, vernis à ongle. Proche d’un Bourgogne en plus aérien et plus floral. Corps fin et finale sur la vivacité. Belle noblesse, superbe pour son prix. À boire un peu rafraîchi.
— 7 days ago

Tom, Ira and 15 others liked this

Fattoria Mancini

Impero Blanc de Pinot Noir

Special indeed white wine from Pinot noir of Pesaro’s hills. To be absolutely tested — 9 days ago

Moussé Fils

Terre D'Illite Blanc de Noirs Champagne Pinot Noir Pinot Meunier 2015

Granny Smith apple and lemon curd, mineral, fine bead, slight funk 😝 — 7 days ago

Shay, Andrew and 11 others liked this

Gosset

Extra-Brut Grand Blanc de Noirs Champagne Blend

A finessed, finely etched wine more about restrained elegance than power. Shy white fruit and brioche. Deeply acidic. Some found it stingy. — 15 days ago

Judy WagonfeldRoy Whitehead
with Judy and Roy
Severn, Andrew and 8 others liked this

Gallimard Père et Fils

Cuvée de Réserve Blanc de Noirs Champagne Pinot Noir

NV | True to type, beautiful minerals and acidity — 2 days ago

Jay, Peter and 8 others liked this

Field Recordings

Skins Chenin Blanc Blend 2021

2021. A little orange wine while shopping for some summer wines! — 15 days ago

Daniel, Brent and 2 others liked this

Claude Riffault

Les Denisottes Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Lyle Fass
9.5

Superb nose of mineral, lemon zest, pink grapefruit and wonderful lime flesh and zest. Gorgeous mineral depth here. Lots of earth as well. Almost a Burgundian interpretation of Sancerre. Juicy and insanely complex palate that is finesse driven and so delicate. Wonderful sap and has a grandiose quality to it and finish that does not quit. Hugely concentrated but never heavy and a gamey/savory element on the palate. So sappy and pure. Round like Keller can be. Just a gorgeous bottle. Blown Away. Will last 10-15 more years. — 3 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Good stuff. We have a few '15's on this in the cellar.
Lyle Fass

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@Severn Goodwin meursault meets sancerre
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Yes, I like to let these rest a bit, but they are great