François Jobard

Domaine François et Antoine Jobard

Les Poruzots Meursault 1er Cru Chardonnay 2009

This bottle is quite linear with citrus and citrus peel fruit with mineral reduction. Palate is similar to the nose with a lack of texture and richness. This bottle does not showcase some of the opulent qualities often found in this vintage. — 11 days ago

François Chidaine

Les Argiles Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2018

Really elegant though a touch young still. Glad I have one more. Wait a few years on this Sec — 7 days ago

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Domaine François Raveneau

Vaillons Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2002

Light gold color. Killer Chablis nose comes on after 3 hours of air. Notes of apricot, wet river stone, citrus, honey, white Kimmeridgian clay, sea shells, and tan spice. Has nicely developed secondary notes, and this is just starting to hit its stride. Rich and powerful. I think with about 5 more years the 2002 Raveneaus will start hitting their mark in a big way. — 11 days ago

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François Mikulski

Genevrières Meursault Chardonnay 2016

Another beautiful wine from Francois Mikulski. Not quite as voluptuous as the Goutte D’Or. — 19 days ago

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Domaine François Raveneau

Montée de Tonnerre Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2013

MDT side by side I’ve always wanted to do! 😍

François Raveneau “Montée de Tonnerre” 2013- Now for Raveneau’s MDT where the Domaine has always particularly excelled. Similarly floral and elegant in its bouquet, it is more powerful than the Dauvissat, and there is additional emphasis on its freshness, salinity and crushed oyster shell minerality. The palate shows excellent depth, texture and waxy yellow fruit that’s driven home by a racy citrus inflicted acidity that leads to its long and vibrant finish.

This was a much closer “race” than I anticipated, and only a slight overall edge goes to Raveneau for its power, vibrancy, depth and texture. The Dauvissat is more open, requiring less time to show all that it can be, but that wasn’t a surprise so the Raveneau was given a bit more air. The Dauvissat may even be a bit more complex at this stage in its life but the Raveneau seemingly will be longer lived. (Although still an early drinking vintage especially by Raveneau standards). Most importantly it was a great side by side that I hope to do again! 🙌🏻
— 9 days ago

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Charles York

Charles York

I love this idea. Gonna do it as well. Brilliant

François Mikulski

Genevrières Meursault 1er Cru Chardonnay 2017

One of my favs! Boatloads of stony citrus, mineral with racy acids all in perfect balance. — 11 days ago

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François Mikulski

Goutte d'Or Meursault 1er Cru Chardonnay 2010

Nicely in the drinking zone with pear, hazelnut, clementine and red apple. Expensive palate with subtle mineral tones intertwined with the pear and orange fruit. — 11 days ago

Jean François Ganevat

La Graviere Côtes du Jura Chardonnay 2018

Couldn't ask for a better wine to end my involuntary 2-months streak of no wines. Chardy muscate from old vines planted on gray marl, bought and spun into gold by the Ganevat's after aging on lees for 30 months. Straight out of the gates, it was like sipping on lemon drops and slurping on oysters by the sea. As nice as that was, it was the days after that the wine truly shone. Candied tangerine, ripe stone fruits, lemon zest, baked goods, brioche, toasted almonds, white florals, and a touch of smoke. Long finish driven by fine acidity and chalky minerality. Drank like a great champagne without bubbles. It's a one on the binary scale! — 8 days ago

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François Chidaine

Les Argiles Vouvray Sec Chenin Blanc 2017

Really on point. Everything you would expect from chenin Blanc.
Paired with pumpkin ravioli.
— 11 days ago

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Domaine François Legros

"Les Noirots" Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2014

Raspberries and blackberrues that evolved to cherries. Slightly tangy acidity that will surely fade in 5-10 years — 8 days ago

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