The “lesser” of his two Bourgogne Blancs.
This is what it is trying to be. An elite traditional Bourgogne blanc.
Nose is seashells with some green apple. Very brisset-like precision. Like seashells crushed fresh in the Hulk’s hands in front of you.
Palate is elegant green apples. Really juicy and clean. Some mountain stream. Like fresh stream water just off the smooth stones. As it opens more juicy delish fruit. Wow. Almost a hint of sourness that provides support.
The least expensive wine in his lineup. But it’s a wine you want to own because some nights you want precise deliciousness without the distraction of complexity.
Bought from fass selections. — 3 days ago
Nose starts off quiet. But then slowly unfurls. Insanely perfumed. Gorgeous. White flowers, green apples, intense crushed rocks, so pure, so lifted. Palate is just so complete. Balanced like it is vibrating on it’s own plane. Elegant and super pure with a big mineral core. Showing only green apple skin fruit at the moment. But mega juicy and bright with terrific structure. The final one and it’s as great a swan song as I’d ever want. Salty and much longer that it should be finish. Terrific depth and concentration. Truly the sum of its parts wine. There is a completeness and uniqueness to this wine that is a direct result of the sum of its parts that I’ve never seen reproduced anywhere in Burgundy. — 6 days ago
What a great wine and producer that I love. Super elegant and classy nose of yellow fruit with a floral side and some lemon zests. The palate shows ripe fruit but with great acidity to support it and balance that along with the nice richness and roundness of the silky and nicely textured palate, lengthy delicious finish too. Served blind, my wife called Meursault or Puligny 1er cru, which would be a great call, as it does feel more like a great Cote De Beaune. 94-95 pts
Quel vin magnifique. Un nez super élégant, fruits jaunes, touche florale et un peu de zeste de citron. La bouche est superbe, il y a du fruit mur mais aussi une acidité qui équilibre le tout en supportant ce gras et cette rondeur tout en finesse, une longueur impressionnante et une finale magnifique. À l’aveugle, ma femme a dit Meursault 1er cru ou Puligny 1er cru, vrai qu’il fait plus grand vin de Côte de Beaune qu’un Chablis tranchant, mais c’est tellement bon. 94-95 — 2 days ago
Entry-level cuvée by one of the great artisans of natural wine in Beaujolais. Not as complex and long on the palate as his two admirables Brouilly, or Eau-Vive; but for its price ... It is a beautiful gourmet bottle with this explosive fresh floral bouquet on the nose (Lily, Rose, Iris, Peony). The mouth is sparkling, bringing a very greedy crunchy fruitiness. To drink in its youth. A lot of pleasure
Cuvée d’entrée de gamme par l’un des grands artisans du vin nature en Beaujolais. Pas aussi complexe et long en bouche que ses deux admirables Brouilly, ou Eau-Vive; mais pour son prix... C’est une belle bouteille gourmande avec ce bouquet floral frais explosif au nez (Lys, Rose, Iris, Pivoine). La bouche est perlante, apportant un fruité croquant très gourmand. A boire sur sa jeunesse. Beaucoup de plaisir. — 7 days ago
Best since 2014 and likely better. Nose of green apple, lime, minerals and has a classic old school white burgundy lean vibe. Love it. Smells like pre global warning white burgundy. Nuanced and layered. Palate has crazy energetic and acidity. Wow. Deep, minerally, lemony and so juicy. Has a Chablisean mineral urgency and flavor profile. So seashelly. Rich, structured and has an unreal midpalate with a hit of opulence. Then hits all razors and acidity. — 6 days ago
A superb Rosé and I’m not generally too into still Rosé. This is made from the grapes that fall on the ground from his Premier Cru Vineyards in Vosne and NSG. Terrific intensity and depth of flavor. Truly a Rosé in a league of its own. Bottle 1 from lunch by Quince at The Farm. — 3 days ago
“In the glass, the wine has a cool, dark ruby color that warms to red tinged fuchsia at the edge. Aromas of smoky griotte cherries, fresh ripe cranberries, and wild blueberries move in and out of the foreground, sometimes alternating with wild mushrooms, charcouterie, and freshly cut hay as the nose evolves in the glass. On the palate, the wine tastes “Pinoté” (more like Pinot Noir than Gamay), and grows more voluminous with time in the glass: sleek, focused, transparent, and vibrant, with a sweet core of flavors that echo the nose, including sun warmed black raspberries, dried tarragon, Earl Grey tea, and cardamom. If you didn’t know that this was a Moulin à Vent, you’d be excused if you mistook it for one of Louis Boillot’s elegant, silky Volnays. Drink now – 2029.” — Moore Brothers — 15 hours ago