Claude Riffault

Claude Dugat

Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 2013

The nose is animal to start with, black fruit, menthol, some vanilla and spice. The palate has a nice roundness at the start with a good middle with slightly tart fruit, but the tannins are rustic and a bit too dry at the finish, to tarnish the balance a little bit in my opinion. Not bad but this is expensive for a Village wine of that quality. 88-89 pts

Épaulé deux heures avant de servir. Un nez animal au départ, fruits noirs, des épices, vanille un peu, menthol, un boisé qui ne semble pas être digéré. La bouche est ferme et puissante, l’attaque est bien, le milieu de bouche est agréable avec une certaine droiture et du fruit un peu acidulé, mais des tannins qui sont un peu rustiques en finale viennent un peu ternir mon impression finale. À ce prix c’est trop bien payé pour la qualité et moins mon style. 88-89 pts
— 9 days ago

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Catherine et Claude Maréchal

Gravel Côte d'Or Bourgogne Pinot Noir

The Côte d'Or appelation includes both Beaune and Nuits. But this mostly remind me of Nuits with dark berry fruit and dark color. Young but quite drinkable with the right (light) food pairing. Quite a lot of fun compared to the usual Bourgogne selection here in Sweden. — 4 days ago

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Domaine Jean-Claude Marsanne

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2015

Lyle Fass

Nose is a bit subdued out of the gates. Some mineral, some feral, some spice. But palate is full blown awesome 15 in full glory. Dense, juicy, meaty and so packed with dense berry fruit. Long and so fresh, I mean really long. This is so good. I’ll be back as the nose opens up.

After 12-15 hours open nose is meaty, minty, granitic, spice, feral, herbs and a hint of sauvage floral.
— 7 days ago

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Jean-Claude Chanudet

La Cuvée du Chat Beaujolais-Villages Gamay

This bottle had a little spritz with worked well with the chalk and berry flavors. The two bottles I’ve had were both so different and both very good. — 8 days ago

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Kyle Harvey

Kyle Harvey


Domaine Etienne et Sébastien Riffault

Saulétas Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2014

This is so good, the smell of peaches, vanilla, rounded taste. 2014 for cognito. — 12 days ago

Anne Claude Leflaive

Clau de Nell Anjou Cabernet Franc 2014

Anjou Cab Franc from the Leflaives of Burgundy fame. Superb but needs air and/or time. Tannins still fairly firm but super fine. Nose has musty earth, smoke, graphite and autumnal dried leaves, with black cherries and red forest berries and wood spice on the palate. Finish is velvety smooth. Perfect balance. Saved half the bottle for tomorrow night with great reluctance. — 7 days ago

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Willem Jan Withagen

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too bad the old lady is no longer among us....
Stll happy to have a few of her bottles in the cellar.
Ira Schwartz

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@Matt Perlman UGH!!! I see I posted my note for you under the wrong wine.
Matt Perlman

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@Ira Schwartz Haha don’t worry I figured :)

Jean-Claude Mouzon

Grand Bouquin Brut Grand Cru Verzenay Champagne Blend

Dan R

Reductive style, needed air. Serious, with good drive and intensity — 3 days ago

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Claude Riffault

Les Denisottes Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Crisp and very pure sauvignon blanc caracter. Lots of minerals and acidity yet also have this maturish tropical notes aromas at the same time...bottle was consumed in a blink of an eye — 2 months ago

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