Domaine Sylvain Langoureau

Domaine Sylvain Langoureau

En Remilly Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2018

Reductive with orchard fruit that opens with time. Wish it had more body and acid. — 7 days ago

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Sylvain Dittière

Les Beaugrands La Porte Saint Jean Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc 2018

Having this for the second time when I’m slightly less slaughtered, really wonderful rich, very slightly reductive, but still clean and magnetically delicious. Offered as an alternative to guiberteau which demonstrates how good it is. — 11 days ago

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Domaine des Pierres Sèches Sylvain Gauthier

St. Joseph Cuvee 1930 Syrah 2019

Lyle Fass

The new elite high end bling bling cuvee from Sylvain Gauthier of Domaine des Pierres Seches. I’ve been waiting to taste this for a long time. What a nose. Cote Rotie like! Super dark florals, granite, wet clay, dark blackberry fruit. Lifted, complex and super elegant. A nose that stops you in your tracks. White pepper. Violets. My goodness the florals are like elite Cote Rotie. Just stunning. Best nose on a Gauthier wine ever. Endless depth on the palate and big but so so elegant. Wow this is special. Sappy, dense, concentrated and so peppery. Amazing and I mean amazing freshness. Finish is so delineated, gamey and meaty. Concentrated but so lightweight! Wow. The texture here is crazy. This has endless and uncommon depth. Unreal length. This is super super elite wine. Wow, I am speechless. This is one of the best St. Jo’s I’ve ever had. Remarkable in every way. Big tannins that are so sweet and so ripe. This wine has big time dark energy but man is it good. Lurid. Nose starts to develop black and green olive after some air. Wow the granitic freshness that develops after air is something else. Crazy tiny berry fruit intensity. Just explosive. A wine of contemplation and also way too young. This could be as high as 9.9 with age. I’ll be back as it develops.

After many hours this just gets better and better. The nose smells like a JM stephan Cote rotie. Citrus rind, tree bark, spices, violets. Florals. Just an amazing wine. Complex granite and forest floor. Concentrated and so elegant, with great power and structure. Gets to every nook and cranny. Vivid olives on the mid and backend. Abundant yet ripe tannins. A magical bottle of wine.

9.7 to 9.8 overnight. Just transcendent.
— 2 days ago

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Domaine des Pierres Seches

Gauthier Sylvain Ardeche Viognier 2019

Lyle Fass

Wow what a nose. Slamming. Floral, elegant and focused. Not vulgar. High toned. Melon, cantaloupe and barely mango. Some intriguing minerality as well but so much Viognier florality. Palate is fresh and energetic. A bit of heat as this is 14.5% and Viognier does not hold its alcohol that well. It’s very good but a tad hot.
— 16 days ago

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Sylvain Dittière

La Porte Saint Jean Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc 2018

Now the red; cab franc, greenness and freshness but rich depth behind it. — 11 days ago

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Domaine Sylvain Pataille

Les Longeroies Marsannay Pinot Noir 2015

Better with every sip. Creamy cherry and wild strawberries, fresh fallen leaves. Rounded. Delicate, supple tannins. — 7 days ago

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Domaine des Pierres Sèches Sylvain Gauthier

St. Joseph Syrah 2019

Lyle Fass

Floral and full of olives. Utterly classic and super pure. Loads of granite and huge dark berry fruit. Aromatic and sensual. Lovely herbals as well. Almost smells like high end indica. Wow this is terrific! Huge power, depth and concentration and big, but ripe and substantial tannins. But of all the normal st. Jo’s I sell this one benefits the most from age. 3-4 years this is what one wants to be drinking. Perfect balance and outrageous freshness. Really long and showing wonderful complexity. After air this gets super duper floral and shows such startlingly pure fruit. Really young with such fine tannins. So well knit and integrated as it airs. The first sip is a bruiser then it gets all elegant and fine. Tangy as well on the finish. A great wine. — 16 days ago

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Domaine des Pierres Seches

Sylvain Gauthier Cuvée Aubert St. Joseph Syrah 2018

Lyle Fass

Stunning nose, blackberries and florals, hint of honey and loads of granite. Black and green olive. Almost a tapenade. Super floral. Just a stunning stunning nose. Truly wow. Big wine and very juicy and very grippy. Huge structure, depth and tannins and just unreal granitic freshness. Wow. So so deep. Massive tannins but they are ripe and has that 2018 “this will age for fucking ever” vibe to it. That nose is easily a 9.7 but the palate needs to come together a bit more which it will. So rich, so decadent yet so fresh with absurd levels of concentration and richness. Bury this deep in the back of the cellar. Terrific long finish with just amazing persistence. — 6 days ago

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Domaine Sylvain Pataille

Clos du Roy Bourgogne Aligoté 2014

Burgundy tasting at foreign cinema. Reallly great with seafood, there was excellent acidity and some earth flavors. Really liked it but was overshadowed by the Chardonnay. — 9 days ago