Domaine Saint Préfert

Domaine Michel Cheveau

Les Champs Grilles Saint-Amour Gamay 2016

Haven’t had much (any?) Saint Amour before so not sure how it typically compares to other Cru Beaujolais. But this one at least is redolent with violets, tangy raspberry, cherries, blackberries, dried herbs and earth, with maybe a slight charred quality on the finish although that may just be the power of suggestion from the name of the lieu dit. Satin smooth, Burgundian texture — 12 days ago

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Domaine Rimbert

Le Mas au Schiste Saint-Chinian Carignan Blend 2016

This vintage is big. So young but already perfect for aging. Aromatic nose. Sexy wine. One of the highly underrated and under celebrated producers in the J&F portfolio. Endorse — 17 days ago

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E. Guigal

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2016

Opened way too early. Super tight with the tannins and acidity overpowering they fruit a bit. It took a while for some of the smoky and spice flavors to unfurl. Bold black fruit core. Will have to revisit in a couple of year to let things settle down. — 8 days ago

E, Paul and 23 others liked this

Domaine Bernard Gripa

Parady Saint-Joseph Syrah 2016

Lyle Fass
9.4

Young but will so great from this new rare Gripa St. Joseph Cuvee. More finesse driven than the Berceau and sits between that and the regular St. Joseph. Gorgeous nose of smoked meat, mint, hint of oak, big red berry fruit, floral and superb granite. What one wants. I love it. As it aerates a perfume develops. Palate is deep, structured, fresh and ripe. So clean. Juicy and substantial tannins but elegant as well. Long finish with superb clarity and sap. Really well made and also young. But just a terrific debut. — 17 days ago

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Cody White

Cody White

Love the label. Look forward to trying this.
Lyle Fass

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Watching Houston game now and even better today. Needs 2 hours and it rocks.

Janotsbos

En Créot Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2016

St Aubin can be hit and miss. This is hit. The richness of this Aoc is tempered by the janotsbos mineral and acidic style.

Nose is densely mineral. Like dark stones if that makes sense. Some citrus oil. Very very nice.

Palate has that st Aubin richness. Dense. But balanced by dense minerality. Juicy. Long. Very good deliciousness. Amazing balanced juicy fruit. Blood orange peel. Minerals are more stream bed round stones. I’d make a haiku about them but I’ve had too much wine.

Very good 1er cru. Lacks elite complexity to be better than that but a spectacular drink. Other than jj morel in a good year (which is black magic good) best st Aubin I’ve had.

Bought from fass selections
— 3 days ago

Matthew, Aravind and 11 others liked this

Aurelien Pinheiro

Saint Joseph Syrah 2017

Lyle Fass
9.2

I think we sold this for under $23. What St. Joseph used to cost when I was coming up. Smoke, blueberry, blackberry, granite, spice and earth. Lovely nose. So so classic. Palate is juicy and super mineral. Lovely freshness and some slate like tannins. Good fruit soak and lovely hint of rusticity. Mineral. Really a mineral wine. I love this style. Good structure as well. Will improve for 5-6 years. Will update as it airs. Keeps changing. — 7 days ago

E, Iwan and 7 others liked this
Jonathan Wall

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Sounds like my kind of stuff. Thanks for the tip. I’ll look for it.

Hubert Lamy

En Remilly Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2010

Just a terrific vintage for this wine. And this has many years ahead of it. But very pretty today. Rich and complex and balanced in all the right ways. — 5 days ago

Bill, Keith and 23 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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The goods!

Marc Colin et Fils

Les Combes Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2013

Classic expression displaying a harmonious balance between fruit and floral aromas, density and suppleness, power and finesse. This vintage seems to be in a great place for drinking now with an excellent concentration of fruit to support the briny mineral component. Palate-coating and generous in character, but showing great freshness and buoyancy. — 14 days ago

Daniel P., Aravind and 3 others liked this

Domaine Méo-Camuzet

(Frère & Soeurs) Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2017

Young, but oh so tasty. Brighter than west coast counterparts, nicely integrated new French oak... baking spices, lemon curd, almond notes, with a blood orange bite. Delish, and better with air. — 9 days ago

E, Anthony De and 4 others liked this

Château Phélan Ségur

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Ken Z
9.2

Drank 1/22/20. Very nice with lamb chops and a red wine reduction, but best to avoid anything sweet.

Scents of Blackberry, cassis, wet stones, tar, and just a hint of green bell pepper. Very dark on the palate, with blackfruit, tar, cocoa nib, and espresso. Very well balanced. Tannins are somewhat firm, with a long, dry finish. Give it at least a 30 min decant. Should hold at least 5 more years. A quality wine for sure.

4/21/8/4/4 +50 =91 pts.
— 6 days ago

Ken, Alex and 12 others liked this