Domaine Michel Mallard

Lucien Michel

Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 1998

A fav CdP paired to excellent Persian kebabs. Great fruit intensity for a 22y old. Nose of maraschino cherry, candied strawberry, blood orange, and mint. Palette - I don’t know! A lot going on and quite a lot of fruit still, and a stew of other complex flavors. Reminds me of a barley wine. Still has a background of faint, supportive tannin and acid. This may not get much better, but I’m not in a rush to open my last bottle. — 8 days ago

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Michel Rebourgeon

Pommard Rugiens 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2017

Needs 2 years to be in its optimal drinking window - some smoke on the nose on open. But I’d drink one now with a 45 minute decant bc you’ll want to try these and stock up. This guy will be famous before long. It’s really delicious now after 45.

The palate is dense blackberry fruit but with terrific acidic backbone. Some vanilla. Some spice Delicious.

This is somewhere between a 9.2 if it’s just delicious and 9.5+ if the complexity comes out when the wood integrates. (See day 2 note below 9.6).

Bought from fass selections.

... at minute 30 some blackberry flower peeking out from under the covers. Some lilacs. Getting gorgeous.

Palate has some licorice.

Day 2 the nose is more serious. Floral and that burgundy water steaming off brick on a hot day. Really gorgeously floral. Lilacs. Some candied blueberry flower. Palate is more structured and denser and serious. Fruit is more focused. More tiny berry. Less blackberry. More elegant licorice. Holy shit this is going to be epic in 3 years. It’s amazing now on day 2.
— 19 days ago

Michel Gassier


Still prefer the New World Shiraz but lovely fruity flavor — 5 days ago

Michel Rolland

Clos de los Siete Malbec Blend 2015

Dark inky in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose with black currants, cherries, earth, leather, tobacco, oak, vanilla, cloves, dark coffee, pencil lead, vegetables, spices, metals and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with black currants, blackberries, earth, dark chocolates, tobacco, spices, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, coffee and peppercorn.

Spicy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a very enjoyable 5 year old Malbec blend from Argentina by Michel Rolland.

Showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Nice to have all by itself or with food. A good sipping wine.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up, and shows some tannins.

Wine Spectator 91 points.

A blend of 58% Malbec, 23% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Syrah and 1% Petit Verdot.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 19 days ago

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Robert Michel

Cornas Syrah 2006

Robe noire
Nez de pierre chaude et de réglisse un peu façon barolo
Bouche ample mais gardant de la fraîcheur et avec peu d alcool tanins encore un peu agressifs en finale mais l air métamorphose la finale
— a month ago

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Michel Guignier

Au Bon Grès Fleurie Gamay 2014

Featherweight with good acidity, maybe fruit is fading just a bit. Showing a little bit of leather that was not there in previous bottles. A hint of sous bois aswell. Stable over time in the glass, drink now or hold a few years for more development, a matter of preference. — 16 days ago

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Michel Gaunoux

Beaune Pinot Noir 2007

Give it 30 minutes and it shows nicely. Fully mature. Lighter style. Nice sappy red fruits. — 9 days ago

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Michel & Stéphane Ogier (d'Ampuis)

La Combe de Malleval Condrieu Viognier 2013

Pale to mid Gold in colour. Obvious aromas of apricot also the white flowers of citrus trees, and slivered almonds. Lovely garden aromas of sweet pea. On the palate an unctuous texture of apricot and peach. A full bodied white with low acid but medium plus intensity. Enough acid to not be cloying. I have found it best to drink Condrieu on the young side - not over 7 years. No other word for it but Delicious. — 13 days ago

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Domaine Louis Michel

Vaudésir Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2012

Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Pure and intense nose with nice complexity. Focused. Lemons and limes, orchard fruit and sea shells. Great presence from start to finish displaying richness, balance and concentration. Lengthy finish. — 10 days ago

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Domaine Michel Noëllat

Echezeaux Du Dessus Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2016

I was a little underwhelmed...not opening any more for a while — 3 days ago

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