Domaine Michel Niellon

Michel Gassier

Les Piliers Cabernet Sauvignon

Color of dark purple with dark ruby and a bit brown hue. Nose is pretty nice with oak, black cherry, vanilla, aldehyde, and tobacco leave. Taste is silky yet dry, just a tiny bit sweet, with soft tannins, some more dark fruits like cherry notes, some more vanilla, and tasty. Aftertaste shows milky mouthfeel, some more tasty note, and addition of mineral and rustic metal note. Pretty good find. — a day ago

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Michel & Stéphane Ogier (d'Ampuis)

Syrah d'Ogier 2017

Beautiful entry-level cuvée by one of the great artisans of the Northern Rhône.
Simple and straightforward Syrah. Nose and attack on fresh black fruits (blackberries, blueberries). Clear neat body, enhanced with touches of violet, white pepper, and slightly minty, characteristic of Syrah ... Final which unfolds admirably with delicately chiseled tannins. Nice bottle to open as an aperitif, on a cold meats and cheese board, ideally accompanied by some fruit and nuts, and a piece of fresh baguette.

Belle cuvée d’entrée de gamme par l’un des grands artisans du Rhône Nord.
Syrah simple et droite tres gourmande. Nez et attaque sur les fruits noirs frais (mûres, myrtilles). Corp limpide soigné, réhaussé de touches de violette, poivre blanc, et légèrement mentholée, caractéristique de la Syrah... Finale qui se déploie admirablement avec des tanins délicatement ciselés. Belle bouteille à ouvrir des l’apéro, sur une planche de charcuterie et fromages, idéalement accompagnés de quelques fruits et noix, et un bout de baguette fraîche.
— a month ago

Mario, Tom and 17 others liked this

Domaine Michel Guignier

L'Amethyste Red Blend 2018

Really nice. Cool label an extra. Get involved. — 2 days ago

Kirk, Paul and 10 others liked this

Michel Rebourgeon

Meursault Chardonnay 2018

Lyle Fass
9.4

Killer nose. Superbly mineral. Butter as an accent. Awesome airy quality. Superb refined aromas and definition. So so so earthy. Lemon. Green apple. Lemon drop. An incredible nose. Iodine up the wazoo. Palate is superb. Elegant, salty and wonderful concentrated but not over the top. So refined and so well made. Pure as the sky is blue. Just a pure liquid gum drop of Meursault. Wow what chiseled minerality and unreal depth. This is so so so good. Tastes like 1er Cru. What a debut. Blown away. After air this gains complexity and depth. This is super super pure. Almost a 9.5. What a debut. — 5 days ago

Josh, Timmer and 11 others liked this

Michel Loriot

Apollonis Cuvee Authentic Meunier Brut Champagne Blanc de Noir

Tried this twice recently. From a small grower who specializes in Pinot Meunier, with vines are planted in clay and chalk-based soils. A nice alternative from the usual blends, made with 100% Pinot Meunier. Intense aromas of red fruits and bread notes, nice mousse and bubble flow. On the palate juicy red berry fruit flavors with spice and toasty notes. Bold ending with toasty, yeasty, brioche notes, lingering on an elegant finish. Very Nice! A Fav!! — 24 days ago

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Domaine Michel Lafarge

Volnay Pinot Noir 2017

Violet, sweet and tart red fruits, wet earth, mineral, classic Volnay 😋🔥 — 4 days ago

Eric, Severn and 19 others liked this

Michel Delhommeau

Saint Vincent Pays Nantais Muscadet 2018

Bright with refreshing acidity. Great minerality. — 2 days ago

Michel Rebourgeon

La Vache Pommard Pinot Noir 2017

Lyle Fass
9.5

Yowza. This is crazy. Stunning mid season cherry. Just phenomenal pure, deep and clear cherry. Sick clarity here. 9.6 nose. Just insane. Stones, soil, licorice as well. Floral. So focused. Amazing fruit clarity here. Top notch. Superb concentration and power. Sappy and so pure. Electric freshness and just ridiculous energy. This is so balanced, deep and well made. Big noble tannins that are perfectly ripe and just gorgeous. Juicy clean fruit and so stoney and mineral. Utterly classic and superb Pommard. 103 year old vines. — 18 days ago

Keith, Aravind and 8 others liked this
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Matthew Cohen

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Michel Rebourgeon

Les Pezerolles Pommard 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2017

Lyle Fass
9.5

What a wine. I love the Rebourgeon version of this wine. Super stoney nose. Just killer. Cherry pastille. Deep, loaded with terroir. Gorgeous subtlety and detail. Unfolds. So good. Terrific structure and sweetness. Elegant, tannic and tight. Insane depth here as some think Pezerolles is better than Rugiens. It’s a good debate. Terrific inner mouth aromas and such power and definition. Extraordinary concentration and purity. Perfect balance between tannin, acid and earthiness balanced with sweet fruit. Long finish. So palate staining. Awesome. Will open up with air. Amazing wine. — a month ago

Aravind, Severn and 14 others liked this

Michel Guignier

Au Bon Grès Fleurie Gamay 2014

Blasts out of the glass. Everything I love in a Gamay. Thank you Jay @ Hogstone for your curatorial eye. — 8 days ago

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