François Bléger

François Chidaine

Les Argiles Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2017

The 5 years of age have either barely made a dent, or this is drinking beautifully now ( or both): start with the thick yet smooth mouthfeel-if Chenin is sometimes described as cotton wool, this is more like cashmere-& also enough acidity to keep it refreshing. Layers of Chenin style fruit: Granny Smith apple, white flowers, Acadia honey. Just a rock star wine, plays brash compared to Huet’s stateliness. And for about 10$ less, a relative steal.. — 8 days ago

Owen Mazon
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Domaine François Raveneau

Montée de Tonnerre Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2005

Superb bottle. Such incredible depth, amazing density and drive. MDT with age is always a special drinking experience. 05 is in the zone. — 6 days ago

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François Mikulski

Les Tillets Meursault Chardonnay 2017

Nice mineral Chardonnay, green plants and sage, refreshing and full taste. Obviously will buy another bottle on the next occasion. — 14 days ago

Domaine François Buffet

Carelles sous la Chapelle Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2018

Lyle Fass
9.5

Have not had in a while any serious 2018. Time to check in. Nose is gorgeous mid season cherries, elegant florals, subtle minerality. It’s holding back as 2018 just has so much material. But what is there is terrific. Palate is fantastic. Gorgeous, elegant and sappy fruit. Excellent sweetness and purity. Dark red cherry and mid season cherries and brilliant elegant tannins. Fantastic. Still delicate as this site tends to be but has the power of 18 as well. Huge concentration and sap. Dense yet delicate. So young but so fantastic. Awesome fruit soak and inner mouth aromas. Love the character of 18 and once it matures I think it’s going to be epic. — 4 days ago

Ericsson, J and 9 others liked this

François Chidaine

Clos du Breuil Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2019

Chenin Blanc that was just the right balance of fruit, vanilla, and oxidative dirtiness. I really enjoyed this wine with Indian food. — 13 days ago

LM, Ira and 7 others liked this

Domaine François Cotat

Les Monts Damnés Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2005

Medium gold color. Heavy weight. Exotic nose. Notes of citrus, beeswax, spice and some honey. High pitched. Nice fruit and texture in the mouth. Paired well with some spice Thai food my wife made. I would call this at peak and would not wait much longer on these. — 16 days ago

Severn, Jonathan and 16 others liked this
Tom Casagrande

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‘05! Nice!

François Mikulski

Bourgogne Aligoté 2018

Nose has lemon wedge, crushed flint, cold toast, warmed butter, undistinguished bruised green herbs and a bag of fresh lemons.

Palate has lemon juiced on sandstone, white grapefruit zest, lightly acid-creamy finish is quite interesting and fun, almost like a vinaigrette with great olive oil, fatty-acid mouthfeel combination.

I'll suggest this wine should be really nice in 2-4Y, 2024-26.

Cork pulled, slow oxidation for 3H.
— 18 days ago

Paul, Eric and 40 others liked this
Byron Hewett

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I think the vines for this Aligote are over 90 yo. Old vines make superior Aligote!

François Mikulski

Genevrières Meursault 1er Cru Chardonnay 2014

Great producer of Meursault showing good energy with green apple, mineral core, racy that is still youthful. — 14 days ago

Alex, Tom and 8 others liked this

Domaine François Raveneau

Forêt Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2014

Cool and restrained. Hints of lemon, limestone, slate. Delicate and focused on the midpalate. — 11 days ago

Bex Green
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Severn, Douglas and 15 others liked this

François Chidaine

Brut Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc

$25 @ MacArthur. Very pleasant. — 6 days ago

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