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Franck Bonville

Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

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Grower Champagne
Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs
<$50

It's a soft, simple, velvety champagne. Light on its feet with very creamy soapy bubbles, and well applied acidity to clear it away - baked apple, apricot, cinnamon, brioche, flint, white flowers, honeycomb - about 9g dosage, so not on the dry side of Brut, but not near Extra Dry.

Just beautiful juice for the price - it's not toasty and intense, it is a soft and pretty style, but a great example of Chard from Avize - Oger.

Happy Valentines Day!
— 3 days ago

Kimberly, Neil and 11 others liked this

Louis Jadot

Domaine Gagey Le Clou D'Orge Ladoix Chardonnay 2012

Nose has flinty pineapple, ripe mango, moist light oak and white flowers.
Palate has warm stone fruit mash, incredible passion fruit mousse, chalky-ripe yellow peach, light on the acidity, but incredibly long finish.
Solid wine but the acidity of the 2013 version (previously posted) is missing. 😐

Photos from our visit to Jadot from the Spring of 2018, the red wine barrel room packed full-full-full of 2017's, the ceiling of their fermentation room of all wood structure with massive/beautiful spans, the wood vats used for initial processing of new red fruit and our bottle of the evening. I wish we could have tasted any vintage of this wine when we visited, but alas it didn't make it into our lineup.
— 8 days ago

Shay, David and 25 others liked this

Domaine Faiveley (Joseph Faiveley)

Corton-Clos des Cortons Faiveley Grand Cru 1983

Tasted blind. Brownish dark tawny color. Translucent. Funky nose. Notes of dark fruit, black cherry, pepper, cranberry and some earthy spice. Tart in the mouth, but the fruit still goes deep. With air the tartness softens. For its age this bottle was holding very well. Guessed 85 Faiveley Clos de Beze. — 15 days ago

Eric, Severn and 10 others liked this

Larmandier-Bernier

Rosé de Saignée 1er Cru Champagne Pinot Noir

Soigné Saignée or should it be Saignée Soigné? No matter, this is excellent. 100% Pinot Noir that is rosé because of skin contact and not due to the addition of still red wine. Extraordinary complexity and yet there’s a distinctive voice to it. Strawberry, loads of herbs, with a gamy character and a lively attitude. Superb. — 3 days ago

Daniel, P and 25 others liked this
Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

Beautiful photo! Cheers!

Louis Latour

Château Corton Grancey Corton Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2005

David T
9.2

This one started out with lean fruits and a fair amount of dry earth. But, after two hours in the decanter, put on weight, body thickened with creamy texture, dark currants, dark chocolate, soft baking spices with soft minerality, moist forest floor earthiness and withering dark flowers. Ended well with our dessert of dark chocolate and strawberries.

Thank you Christina for sharing this Grand Cru Burgundy with us.

Photos of; Domaine Louis Latour, cellar area, Pinot grapes from Corton Grancey, as well as, the vineyard.
— a day ago

James Christina Champagne
with James and Christina
Sofia, Severn and 16 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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I see you needed to also open Corton tonight, and best me by one vintage. 🤦‍♂️
David T

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This was part of last nights dinner with friends. Certainly had no thought of upstaging you or anyone. ✌️
Severn Goodwin

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We'll never upstage each other, but I'm having Affogato now and I'm in heaven.

Domaine Bachelet

Vieilles Vignes Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 2009

Starts with beguiling fragrance of crushed black fruits, stem-like, musky, anise notes (Bachelet de-stems Pinot) that blossoms into full blown Pinosity. There’s a beautiful purple edge to the color, which is something you don’t see in wines of this age: a very good sign for further cellaring. Flavors combine fruit and savory with smooth tannins/mouthfeel and lengthy finish. Punches way above it’s class. — 2 days ago

Rick, Keith and 1 other liked this

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC)

Romanée-Conti Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2015

As the Vanessa Williams song goes “You went and saved the best till last”. My notes blind tasted - Restrained , perfumed - roses, some stems in evidence. Lovely back palate.” This legendary wine will outlive us all. A privilege to taste it and almost impossible to obtain at the right price. Some retailers in Melbourne have crazy price tags of about 4 times its proper price. This was the final wine in the 2015 Grand Cru Burgundy tasting conducted by Prince Wine Store. Another successful event. — a month ago

Shawn, Ceccherini and 16 others liked this
Anthony De Blasi

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Wow!!! Lucky you! I'm jealous but still happy for you!

Dominique Laurent

Clos de la Roche Pinot Noir 1996

Nice tawny color. Great nose from the get go. Bright candied red fruit, spice, dark soil, cedar wood, and rhubarb notes. In the mouth it’s smooth with integrated tannins and softened acidity. Voluptuous. Another 96 red burg that is ready for consumption but has the stuff to last for years to come. — 10 days ago

Keith, Severn and 15 others liked this

Domaine Laurent & Karen Boussey

Volnay Pinot Noir 2016

Mos def young. I’d wait 3 years. Nose is why you buy volvay. Cherry and earth. Palate is tight but it has the stuff. Cherry, cherry cough syrup ( in a good way) acidity. Licorice. Very good. Should be great in 3 years. Bought from Fass selections. As this opens the fruit is coming out. And some like godly licorice. This has upside as it ages. Which is pretty crazy given the qpr today. ... this really needs a 90 minute decant at this point. At this point lush dense cherry fruit Almost like it has some chocolate but it doesn’t if that makes sense. — 4 days ago

Lyle Fass
with Lyle
Lyle, Aaron and 9 others liked this

Domaine du Chateau de Meursault

Mersault du Chateau Chardonnay 2013

Needs air, recommend a decant. Racy in style. Lemon, nut oil and citronella. Delineated and singular. — 5 days ago

Sharon, Ryan and 20 others liked this
Joe Lucca

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Speaking of nut oil, I can’t wait to see @Bill Bender and @Shawn R in just 3 short months
Bill Bender

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I’m more of a nut lotion guy but I’m a team player @Shawn R @Joe Lucca put me down for some oil as well