Domaine Saint Damien

Jean-Jacques Morel

La Chatenière Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2018

Lyle Fass
9.6

The final St. Aubin from the master. He’s hanging it up and it makes me sad. What a nose. Just the most inviting white burg one can imagine. It smells like a scene in nature. Some herbs. Some forest. Some moss. Some soil. Some stones. Some green apple. A medley of spice fights through after a few minutes. More green apple. Middle eastern spices like cardamon, curry and clove. Maybe white pepper as well. The palate delivers and more on the promise of the nose. Amazing power and depth. Prodigious sap and purity. Dreamy but substantial structure. Terrific length and texture. So so long and intensely mineral. What a wine. Each sip is a total experience. Outstanding. Will age 15+ years. Has serious density and structure. — a day ago

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OMG very excited!!!
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@Severn Goodwin better day 2. Just a crazy wine.

Domaine Jean-Claude Marsanne

Saint-Joseph Blanc 2015

When the producer’s name is Marsanne and the wine is 100% Marsanne, it seems like the pressure goes up a bit. Decanted this as it was pretty grumpy at first. It has opened into stunning & pure mango with some citrus zest. Lots of power, but a perfect weight on the palate. The spicy/floral aromatics need that air to fully emerge, and they really become hypnotic once they do. Beautiful. — 7 days ago

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Josh Morgenthau

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Lol. Seems like marketing Syrah could also be complicated

Luyton Michéle

Saint-Joseph Red Rhone Blend 2015

Listening to an acoustic Black Crowes performance of Girl From The North Country and drinking a still-tightly wound ‘15 Saint Joe. Nose is all black olive and intense crushed granite and graphite. Great acids make it fresh. Will update as it opens. Have hope - less than three months to go people.

UPDATE: As it opens, the nose and flavors don’t change a lot, but it becomes softer and more open.
— 7 hours ago

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Black Crowes! 👍

Janotsbos

En Créot Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2017

Lyle Fass
9.5

A great wine. Nose is god like mineral perfume. Crushed rocks. Lime zest. So mineral. Wafting. Confectionary lime rock candy. Layered. Palate is dense and chewy with terrific elegance and superb structure and concentration. Amazingly pure. Such balance. Incredible depth and a tight mineral core that will make this a great ager. Unreal explosiveness and complexity. So juicy and refined. Amazing length. Just a stunning wine. Superb mineral sweetness on the finish. This is elite as it gets in St. aubin. — a day ago

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Domaine des Jougla

Éime de Vinha Saint-Chinian Vermentino Blend 2019

Dan R
8.9

Very pretty and distinctive white. Clean and fresh, very refreshing if a bit on the simple side.Solid producer, need to try more. — 4 days ago

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Château de Lescours

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Cabernet-Franc in front with its tangy notes of raspberry, green pepper, fern, Merlot is also present with plum, chocolate, vanilla touches. 5 years old and still young and lively, marked acidity. Wine "on the fruit". Cut for the guard.

Cabernet-Franc avec ses notes acidulées de framboise, poivron vert, fougère, le Merlot est aussi bien présent avec ses touches de prune, vanille, chocolat. 5 ans et encore jeune et vif, acidité marquée. Vin « sur le fruit ». Taillé pour la garde.
— 3 days ago

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Clos Bagatelle

Le Clos de ma Mère Saint-Chinian Blanc

Dan R
9.2

Here’s another smoking good southern french white. Very interesting blend and the first time I can remember seeing Carignan Blanc. Also Roussanne Grenache Blanc and Vermentino. Sulfur needs to blow off. So beautifully textured and detailed. Glides across the palate. Green apple, citrus, almond, custard/fondant/banana on the palate and a floral, carnation (?) finish. Seductive. This would be so fun to throw into a blind tasting. Love. — 8 days ago

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Borie La Vitarèle

Les Terres Blanches Saint-Chinian

Dan R
9.0

This, their entry level bottling, is a steal at €12. Drinking well right out of the gate. Textbook juicy blackberry, garrigue and mineral on a medium bodied frame. Flavors echo and are well defined. Great producer... — 3 days ago

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André Perret

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2010

Aroma of spice and leather. Palate also dark fruits, olive and leather with spice. Good structure. Pleasant drinking but not really anything special. — 4 days ago

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Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1998

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9.1

Leoville Barton Saint Julien Grand Cru Classe is a lovely Bordeaux that shines again again over vintages. It seems to me that it never surrendered to the Parker impact and stayed true to its old school nature of restrained power and complexity at a good value.
This wine needs time to mature, it’s not made for early drinking and it requires patience and this patience pays of!
The 1998 is simply singing these days and I am so happy I secured a case! The wine is earthy with notes of dry leaves, dump forest floor, coffee, licorice, black currents and cigar box, the body is full and complex with lovely dry tannins that add a nice touch of sophistication and complexity, the finish is long and elegant. Old school and delicious!
My score 91, drink to 2024
— 16 days ago

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