Chateau Cote De France

Maryline et Christophe Billon

Vieilles Vignes Cote Rotie Syrah 2016

Lyle Fass
9.6

Needed a whole day to become civilized. Stunning nose of blueberry, blackberry, graphite, granite and dark flowers. Some saddle leather as well. Also wet pottery clay. Palate is juicy and concentrated with terrific energy and thrust. Sappy and fresh with such fine grained tannins. Terrific layering and a soft density. So pure and deep. Elegant like only the best can be. Amazing balance and length. Age for 5-7 more years then watch out! — a day ago

Pinotman, Vanessa and 8 others liked this

Christiane Chambeyran-Manin

Côte Brune Cote Rôtie Syrah 2015

Extremely good but still infanticide. — 14 days ago

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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.
— 2 days ago

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Domaine Jean Dauvissat Pere & Fils

Cote de Lechet Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2018

Nose is pure seashells. White flowers. So airy.

Palate is fine minerals. Elegant richness. Hint of green apple. Very dense as it aerates.
— 2 days ago

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Domaine Michel Rebourgeon

Bourgogne Côte d'Or Pinot Noir 2020

Lyle Fass
9.3

Another brilliant Bourgogne Cote d’Or from this rising young Burgundy young gun. Bright lifted nose of mid season cherries with some dark red cherries thrown in the mix and a lipstick like intensity. Floral. Like fresh dark roses. Lovely stoniness In the background. So pure and clean. Really just a remarkable nose. Luscious, deep and layered fruit. Palate is remarkable. Juicy, luscious, succulent and deep with huge red cherries, some darker red cherries and superb balance and incredible purity. This is better than the 19. Awesome awesome wine. Just so good. What one wants. That mouthfeel is a knockout. Huge mid palate and lovey treacly texture. So much mid palate amplitude. Stunning. As this airs the nose gets soil tones and you get even more flowers. This is a remarkable bottle of wine. Potting soil. But fresh and wet. So complex. — 14 days ago

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Ulysse Collin

Les Pierrières Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2014

The coveted 2018 disgorgement! 48 month sur lattes Les Pierrieres is a total stunner. Raring to go right out of the bottle, it’s simply just a complete Champagne. It displays a stunning crystalline purity and a seamless combination of richness and elegance. It’s layered with white flowers, fresh brioche, lemon candy and signature chalky minerals with fantastic persistence, cut and texture. A little age goes such a long way with these wines. Terrific. — 2 days ago

Brent, Dan and 8 others liked this

Domaine des Ardoisières

Argile Rouge Gamay Persan 2019

Ted
9.4

When I first opened this I thought it was a bit thin. This sucker has woken up and it is amazing. I would chill this a bit next time but damn it is so good. Even has a bit or earthiness to go along with the cranberry fruit. — 2 hours ago

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Gérard Bertrand

Cote des Roses Languedoc Syrah Blend Rosé 2020

Great start to the night with flavors of strawberry and melon — 14 days ago

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Rob Brobst III

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@Jay Eagan Wow what a score… I’ve not seen such a highly rated rose blend…👍🏽✌🏼

Les Pères Chartreux (L. Garnier)

Chartreuse Jaune V.E.P. 1605

Really fun. Very hot on the nose, not as abrasive on the palate. An amazing herbal exhibition. Juniper, anise(slight), menthol and any other aromatic dried herb/flower you could imagine. Great digestif. — 16 days ago

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@Mark Eastom I love these VEP bottles 🥂

Winemakers Selection

Reserve Series Vin de France 2020

Yeah I know Peeps a wine from Walmart. I did read a review that this one was pretty decent; allowed a bottle to follow..along with the kitty food! 🐈 I am humbled to report..this is good! Nice medium bodied, melon, tangerine, strawberry, lime and minerals. Bottle does not indicate but does remind me of a Provence Rosé. @Sharon B you would like this! Nice with a few years on this Not Tempier..under $10!
My son in Indy sent a pic of his gas purchase...I want to send him a sympathy card! 🙄
— 21 days ago

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Sharon B

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@Dawn E. I’ll have to look for it if you’re recommending it! Gas is ridiculous! 😡
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@Dawn E. If you can save some money 💰, why not? Sounds like a good wine. 🍷 Agreed the fuel cost is astronomical!