Château Côte De Baleau

Charles Heidsieck

Blanc des Millénaires Champagne Blend 2000

Life is short - drink vintage Champagne. Hugely complex nose. It’s brown sugar, poached Granny Smith apples, but underneath a tropical baked pineapple note. Tertiary notes of deep white flowers and lemon. This juxtaposition between fresh, bright fruit, and deeply brooding rich sugary toasty notes is...Truly stunning. The nose is one of the most complex in Champagne I can recall to date. Goes on with autolysis but with cinnamon and sugar. Gorgeous. The palette snaps alive with malic notes, good acid, the wine is still quite alive. It goes on and on, the green apple provides such freshness. The mid palette is expansive and rich, it’s teeming soft tannins. The finish is long and beautiful, it begs for another sip. — 12 days ago

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Wow! Great bottle. A favorite producer of mine.
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@Shay A It really was! And with bottle variation being what it is, I’m so glad we had an audience with this masterpiece

Michel Rebourgeon

Les Pezerolles Pommard 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2017

Lyle Fass
9.4

Classic Pezerolles. Stoney, surreal and layered. Just gorgeous. Tightest out of the gates so far. So floral. Gorgeous lithe elegant and ephemeral cherries. Cherry flower. Sick nose. Licorice and flowers. Just amazing. Juicy and complex with stunning intensity and finesse. Stoney throughout. Gorgeous elegance allied with sweet fruit and all on a silken string. So juicy with great breadth and depth also so so so long. Stunning. Ripe and Stoney tannins. Such a wonderful Pezerolles. — 7 days ago

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Gérard Seguin

Derrière le Four Chambolle-Musigny Pinot Noir 2017

@delectable pierre brisset chambolle musigny

Definitely a “we’re not in Kansas anymore” wine.

Nose is very clean. Cherries but a hint of richness (not oak) if that makes sense. Almost a hint of like cherry liquor but like the best cherry liquor in the world (which might not exist as most cherry liquor is plonk). cherry flower perfume.

Palate is almost champagne-like if that makes any sense. A very clean balancing acidity that just sings like a single long soprano note over the fruit. Pristine cherries. At 30 minutes density comes out. Getting amazing

Crazy freshness.

Length on this is insane.

Bought from fass selections

— 2 days ago

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with Lyle
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@Matthew Cohen its the wrong wine. But it should be in there. If not I think delectable is buggy last few days
9.4
Lyle Fass

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Needs an hour to build I find. Anyway glad you enjoyed it. Champagne like makes sense.
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@Delectable Wine please change this when you can. Thanks.

Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé

Bonnes Mares Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2005

This was deep, dark and brooding with a dense and rigid structure. It’s was thoroughly enjoyable but not a whole lot of fun to consume. Time will tell I guess - 2005 — 2 days ago

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@Fraser McKinley Sounds like another 05 Burgundy not ready yet Fraser.
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@Fraser McKinley 100% agreed with @Bob McDonald

Domaine Michel Briday

Gresigny Rully 1er Cru Chardonnay 2015

This wine is a hidden treasure. Drinks well above it’s price point. Excellent nose with beautiful licorice and acacia notes. Super food-friendly. — 7 days ago

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Maison Albert Bichot

Bourgogne Aligoté 1831

#aligote - ah the often forgotten white grape of Burgundy. Great value here from Albert Bichot. Acid lovers step right up - lots of brightness, subtle lemon, grassy notes and of course great backbone of minerality. — 5 days ago

Domaine Billard-Gonnet

Pommard-Rugiens Bas 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2009

A little rustic at first - Decant for ca 30min. After 10 years pretty good! Still very juicy and young at heart with Morello 🍒 and chalk but also plenty of secondary flavors - earthy, forest floor, bark, black tea, blueberry on the back palate pine needles - the tannins are still quite dominant this can go for 5-10 more years. Direct from Lyle Fass and therefore not widely available. — 8 days ago

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Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

This was a long time ago obviously
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

Or I am lost track.
Lyle Fass

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He definitely was not reliable so it sounds like it probably happened.

Henri Prudhon & Fils

Sur Gamay Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2016

Nose has oxidized yellow apple, pineapple core, peach pit, lemon zest and older, wet oak.

Palate has day old pineapple slice, dried lemon peel, creamy butter, green banana peel, zingy acidity with nice sandstone-like minerals on the medium-long finish.

Seems quite advanced for a 2016 vintage, a nose and (sort of) palate of a wine 6+ years its senior. Our only bottle, likely we could get another, but at ~$50 it's not worth it to us. I did decant for about 90m, based on experience with other 2016 S-A wines, not sure if this was enough time for this bottle, but it is showing improvement with glass time.

At hour 3+ the semi-ripe, tropical fruits are finally making an entrance 👍
— 4 days ago

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Domaine Bruno Clair

Clos du Fonteny Monopole Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2015

Elegant, like Lignier's Chaffots, but less tense and more round. Kai reckons it's due to some premature development (due to less than ideal storage), which I agreed. For a 15', the fruit should have been livelier, especially from this producer. Still delightful. Bouquet of dried strawberries, black cherries, cedar, and earth. The palate has a inner sweetness. Intense minerality permeates the mid-palate. Finishes with candied orange and earthy notes. Shorter, compared to the Lignier. Definitely the weaker pino of the night, but that might not have been the case if we had a perfect bottle 😉 — 5 days ago

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Michel Rebourgeon

Clos de la Cure Pommard Pinot Noir 2017

Lyle Fass
9.4

This is brilliant. Huge expressive nose. So clean and full of mid season cherries, spice, flowers, mineral, licorice, high end bubble gum. So dope. Palate has stunning sweetness and purity. Oh man what a sphere. Stunning ripe tannins. Beautiful purity and so delicate. What a Pommard. Showing stupid elegance. True wow. Terrific inner mouth aromas. Ripe and juicy tannins and such complexity. A lot of material. Awesome. — 7 days ago

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