Cru Monplaisir

Château Angélus

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Wow. Absolutely stunning tonight. So generous and giving after hardly any aeration, 2000 Angelus wafts from the glass and the decanter with explosive aromatics of blackberry jam, creme de cassis, cigar box and damp earth. It has the most perfect balance of deep fruit intensity and tertiary character, and the palate shows an incredible combination of finesse, density and lift, with a regal mouthfeel and melting tannins. Just stays with you forever. A masterful seesaw between power and elegance. For my tastes, this is in the perfect spot. Fabulous. — 2 days ago

Paul, Ericsson and 13 others liked this

Domaine Leflaive

Les Pucelles Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 1997

Mature, no ox showing notes of citrus, pear, apple & honey with good acidity & length. — a day ago

Michiel, Jan and 9 others liked this
Alan Weinberg

Alan Weinberg

Russian roulette


Les Vignes De Vrigny 1er Cru Brut Pinot Meunier Champagne

Bottle two…and delightful… juicy, ripe Bartlett Pear and Golden Delicious apple with a balanced complexity that just keeps pumping out the flavor. Getting harder to source but still one of my preferred house pours. Playoff football, simple oven roasted chicken breasts, Amish noodles dripping in chicken jus, and honey basted carrots…pure winter comfort supper. Go Chiefs! — 7 days ago

Shay, Ira and 16 others liked this

Bonneau du Martray

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay 2009

From Magnum. Also gorgeous. A bit more linear than the 2012 Henri Boillot Meursault 1er Genevrieres. — 8 days ago

Severn, Bob and 11 others liked this
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Byron Hewett

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No premox in any of the 12 bottles of Boillot or the 6 mags of BdM!! St. Vincent’s blessed us today!
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Domaine des Lambrays

Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2005

What was lacking in aromatics came through on the palate. So pretty and light on its feet. — 6 days ago

Ira, Romain and 5 others liked this

Domaine Leflaive

Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay 2005

Pure and light. Deft with great detail. Light lemon oil. Purity and focus. Just the right sweetness. Wow. — 19 days ago

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Shay, Ed and 7 others liked this

Vincent Dauvissat

La Forest Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2005

Nice young yellow canary color. Heavy in the glass. Tropical nose with notes of sea breeze, lemon, kiwi, white stones and tan spice. Glycerol and rich in the mouth. California like, but with nice Chablis nuances. I wonder how this will evolve over next 10 years. Maybe like 92’s? — 13 days ago

Alex, Jan and 14 others liked this

Domaine François Raveneau

Montée de Tonnerre Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2011

Beautiful, poised. Very Raveneau. A calm nose with soft lemon, slate, some marine notes. Secondary notes showing through now- a little peach, some light spice too — 8 days ago

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Aravind, Alan and 9 others liked this
Alan Weinberg

Alan Weinberg

Damn. Call me! I’ll bring a bottle.

Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2020

Nose: lovely but indistinct at this point.

Palate : complex. Some hints of oak but ok. Dense blackberry. Some chocolate.
— 10 days ago

Aravind, Sagee and 13 others liked this
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

Holding a 2016! Will consider visiting around 2040!

Château Latour

Premier Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

This bottle is a half bottle released from the Chateau in 2022. It show some development already with a complex spicy nose. Medium bodied with dark fruits, truffle, dry finish and a good posture. This has a old world grace but this vintage makes it harder to justify the price tag. — 6 days ago

Ron, Ira and 2 others liked this