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Domaine des Lambrays

Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru 1934

Tasted blind. Tawny color. Killer nose. Notes of bing cherry, raspberry, green olive tapenade and some other herbal notes. So very rich in the mouth. We’re pretty sure it’s burgundy but we’re guessing maybe some Syrah was added, as happened some times way back when. I concur with someone and a guess of 59 P Ponelle Musigny. We’re all amazed at how well this held up and showed. — 7 days ago

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Martin Bergo

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OMG, what a tasting Mike!
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Agreed with Martin
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Mike: don’t want to be too forward here, but can I be your best friend?

Domaine du Closel-Château des Vaults

Clos du Papillon Savennières Chenin Blanc 2018

Nose is fantastic. Orchard flowers. White peach. Orange blossom, honey, apricot. A great long finish. Just not as mineral/acid driven as the best Savennières in more classic vintages. Just slightly off dry. Has the ‘18 ripeness that I’ve found nearly overwhelming. Nothing wrong with it but the wines are less crisp and versatile. Will probably avoid purchasing more of the vintage going forward. — 3 days ago

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Vanessa

Vanessa

I love this wine 💕💕
Andrew Schirmer

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I really love these. They’ve been harder to find in recent years.

Marie-Elodie Zighera Confuron

Clos de Mez Fleurie Gamay 2014

Fresh medicinal funk. Wolf berry. A funky tomato leaf and pink peppercorn aroma, maybe a bit reduced at the start. But then this is all screamingly fresh red fruit and acid on the palate. Silky texture. Pointed but voluptuous. Still a little tannic! Still young! Delicious. — 15 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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@Josh Morgenthau shes amazing. All of her Bojo can age 25+ years
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That’s wild- I just bought a ‘10 magnum for 40$, after reading one of @Lyle Fass’s old reviews @Josh Morgenthau

Clos Corriol

Priorat Blanc 2016

Pale lemon green; medium intensity aromas of yellow apple skin, yellow apple, apple blossom, firm pear, quince, subtle sawdust; dry, medium plus acid, medium alcohol, medium body, medium intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium finish, only moderately concentrated but nicely complex, flavors bright and clean — 4 days ago

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Château Thivin

Clos Bertrand Côte de Brouilly Gamay 2019

Lyle Fass
9.3

Love this nose. The first of the Thivin single vineyards. The “least serious” but always a favorite. Nose is out of sight. Gorgeous aromas of lipstick like tiny red berry fruit intensity. Rises up like volcanic smoke. It’s expansive to say the least. Really smells crunchy. 19 seems like 14 for me. Maybe with a dash of 16 thrown in. Palate delivers the crunch, the silkiness and refinement this cuvee is known for. Very pure red cherry fruits burst in your mouth and are cleansed with great acidity and engaging minerality. Bright. Really pure, classic and balanced. Not a hair out of place. Long, very well defined red fruits and so much joy make this a perfect wine to take the rainy day blues away. — 6 days ago

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Domaine Ogereau

Clos du Grand Beaupréau Savennières Chenin Blanc 2008

Rich, mature, nutty, floral and citrusy. Mandarin, mango, lemon oil, lots of peppery spice, resin, wet rocks, pine kernels and cheese.
True, it’s a peculiar mixture, but it works!
This is great to drink now, the sooner the better, in your garden, some roasted almonds and some old goatcheese within reach.
Fantastic QPR at 15€ @wijnvanjoop
— a day ago

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Domaine Bertrand Bachelet

Meursault Clos du Cromin 2015

Nose is pleasant. Elegant. Peach pit.

Palate is elegant yellow fruits. Still very fresh. Good acidity. Nice richness. Some green apple skin. Elegant richness. Lacks a Skoche of minerality and a skoche of acidity.

Bought from fass selections.
— 20 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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A skoche or an iota? That’s the eternal question. Or maybe a smidgeon?

Clos Labarde

St. Émilion Grand Cru 2016

Dark red purple. Abundant nose of cedar and black raspberry. Medium full palate yields black raspberry, dried plum (not prune), red licorice, light graphite. Juicy medium plus acidity. Medium plus tannins. Medium finish. Classic French food wine that’s ready for lighter cuts of beef and hearty Sud-Ouest stews (drop a cup or so in the stew to make your own Julia Childs moment!). Drink now through 2026. — 12 days ago

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Domaine du Clos Fremur

Le Puits de Rezé Anjou Cabernet Franc 2016

Angevine surprise based on cabernet-Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Original biodynamic wine, with a very reduced sulphur intake and benefiting from ageing in oak barrels. With a beautiful freshness typical of the Loire wines, it has a depth and an aromatic complexity that is all the better expressed as the wine has a few years of ageing. 2016 is a remarkable balance where cedar, musk, blackcurrant participate in a rich aromatic bouquet, alongside the notes of liquorice, or slightly canneled pepper. Somewhere between Loire and Bordelais.

Surprise Angevine à base de cabernet- Sauvignon et Cabernet Franc. Vin original, en biodynamie avec un apport en souffre très réduit et bénéficiant d’un élevage en fût de chêne. Doté d’une belle fraîcheur typique des vins de Loire, il n’en possède pas moins une profondeur et une complexité aromatique qui s’expriment d’autant mieux que le vin a quelques années de garde. 2016 est d’un équilibre remarquable où cèdre, musk, cassis participent d’un bouquet aromatique riche, aux côtés des notes de réglisse, ou poivre légèrement cannelé. Quelque part entre Loire et Bordelais.
— 11 days ago

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Siduri

Clos Pepe Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Very California. On the riper, dark cherry, plush side of Pinot Noir. Nicely done if you like that style. Would be a great barbecue wine. +1 point for the screw cap — 11 days ago

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