Domaine De Saint Louis

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2017

For an old world Syrah, this is showing significant fruit: cranberry, black currant, and blackberry. Background aromas, however, shine through with smoked minerals, black pepper, leather, and vanilla.
I love the juicy, lengthy, peppery finish on this wine.
— 12 days ago

Peter, Josh and 10 others liked this

Mas Saint-Louis

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2005

Still rockin’! Blood and metal flavours still backed by enough acidity. And with it’s 13% alcohol very elegant — 22 days ago

Severn, Arden and 26 others liked this

Louis Claude Desvignes

La Voûte Saint-Vincent Morgon Gamay 2018

A week after 2019, we taste 2018. Quite similar in the design. With another year, it begin to express, notes of evolution tending towards Pinot-noir and this slightly truffled flavour, dried flowers. Delicacy.

Une semaine après le 2019, on goûte le 2018. Assez semblable dans la conception. Avec un an de plus commencent à s’exprimer au nez et en bouche, des notes d’évolution tendant vers le pinot noir et ce côté légèrement truffé, fleurs séchées qui apporte à la gourmandise une certaine délicatesse.
— a month ago

Peter, Daniel and 19 others liked this

Domaine A. et P. de Villaine

Les Saint-Jacques Rully Chardonnay 2018

2021/4. I feel like de Villaine’s Chardonnays have a bit more depth and savor than they did a decade ago - and they were certainly good then. This was lovely, with lots of fresh fruit and acidity but some sneaky stone, butter and hazelnut lurking. — 2 days ago

Ira, Mario and 6 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Offerus Saint-Joseph Syrah 2017

Blackberry, cherry, blood, herbs, grilled herbs, underbrush, leather olive brine, licorice

Intense acidity and really lifted on the palate and extra savory on the finish

Personally I enjoy the animal barnyard smell — my apartment is beginning to have that aroma as well
— 10 days ago

Pierre Brisset

Sous Roche Dumay Saint Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2019

Lyle Fass
9.4

Nose is dynamite. Meyer lemon. Discreet oak. Floral, wet stones, wet earth, peaches? Superb delineation on the nose between, earth, mineral, flowers and fruit. As it opens more lime pith, more slate? Almost Mosel like. Wow, acid, concentration off the charts. Really young, but so clean, so pure and so long. Also initially closed. What density and what amazing material. Really nice texture and again, this is so mineral driven it’s crazy. Such a wealth of material here.

As it airs some spice develops. This seems really backwards and needs time but also is so so fine. Could be Chassagne. Explosive mineral finish and so earthy. This is as old school as St. Aubin gets. Saline, rocky and earthy. But finish is clipped as a function of its youth but man is this promising.
— 12 days ago

Andrew, Severn and 10 others liked this

Pierre Gonon

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2018

Black raspberry, creme de cassis, creme de violet, hot iron, ink, dried beef, woodsmoke, laurel, pine forest, ash, pastille, blood, granite. Thick, dense with tannins that show the heat of the growing season. Remarkably balanced and even keeled given the warmth, not losing the savory and meaty nature Gonon always carries. The granite is biting and persistent throughout the palate, balancing all that chewy fruit. — 11 days ago

Aravind, Shay and 10 others liked this

Domaine Grosbot-Barbara

Les Maltôtes Ipp13 Chardonnay Tressallier 2018

First sip is crazy. Totally unique.

Palate is intense. Fresh. Almost painfully fresh and tart in a good way. Think a great vintage of willi Schaefer how it gets that intense Green apple jolly rancher thing. Except this is Chardonnay and tressalier. Yes. I know this note is a bit imprecise but it’s not like I have a lot of experience with tressalier.

Has this stunning controlled density. Blind I might guess aged very good Grand cru Chablis. Shows what I know.

Man. This is very good.

Nose is lightly floral. Sorta closed but the little you get is gorgeous. If the nose comes around this is world class wine.

As this opens you get almost this elegant marsanniness. Almost mountain Marsanne. Rich and lightly floral.

An hour in this is insane. The density, complexity and elegance of grand cru burgundy. Spectacular.

Makes me wonder how many other random areas can make elite wines.

Bought from fass selections.
— 3 days ago

Josh, Aravind and 4 others liked this

Louis Jadot

Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1999

Dark scarlet tawny. Barely translucent. Enticing, deep nose. Notes of raspberries, bing cherries, rhubarb, pepper, menthol and some tart strawberries. Noticeable fruit in the mouth, but it’s holding something back. Feels like it wants to be impactful but it’s too shy to announce it’s presence. Has a nice coolness with a hint of menthol in the nose and finish. There is probably upside in waiting a few more years on these, and if you open one today give it ample hours of decanter time. — 4 days ago

Tom, Severn and 20 others liked this

Louis Latour

La Grande Roche Montagny 1er Cru Chardonnay 2018

Not sure why all the haters on delectable for this one. Nice white burgundy for $25. Almost would have guessed Chablis but the more exuberant juiciness and relative lack of minerality provides at least some indication it’s not that. Unbesmirched by oak (in a very good way). — 10 days ago

Severn, Andrew and 1 other liked this