François Mikulski

François Mikulski

Bourgogne Chardonnay 2015

and a point of view—that grows with circumstance—or just good chardonnay on a sunday afternoon?

@domainemikulski isn’t your average bourgogne blanc, and of all the burgundy we got to taste at @gunterseegerny, the ‘11 meursault charmes stands out. this isn’t that—entry level, fraction of the price, young—but its elegance, concentration, richness, and hi-fi overtones speak the same vernacular, same “extraordinary gift for hope,” that nick said of gatsby.
— 12 days ago

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Domaine François Raveneau

Clos Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 1990

Canary gold color, looks young. Memorable nose with notes of lemon, honeysuckle, white acacia blossoms, and white clay with that Kimmeridgian characteristic that says Chablis. With more air, you also get sea shells and ocean breeze, and the telltale Raveneau honey comes out. Coats the mouth... has a huge richness matched against robust structure. This becomes more sweet and exotic as the evening progresses. Of all the bottles tonight, this was gone first. As good as Chablis can get. (Bday 4 of 13) — 6 days ago

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François Chidaine

Touraine Sauvignon 2018

Date night at a favorite Italian spot nearby, Follia! — 14 days ago

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François Mikulski

Genevrières Meursault 1er Cru Chardonnay 2004

Quite oxidized, golden honey colored, nutty, still with some bright acidity, citrus, but also minerality in finish. A bit of dried apricot in the profile. — a month ago

François Chidaine

Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2018

I knew I loved their Chenin, but this is wonderful too—if you like a more ripe, slightly tropical sauvignon blanc, — 5 days ago

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François Chidaine

Les Tuffeaux Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2018

Insanely aromatic, thick nose of chamomile, lanolin and the color spectrum of peaches. On the palate tutti-frutti basket with everything from white cherry to oranges. Thank you to the somms that let me interlope on their blinding session today, and sneak a slurp of this magical stuff. — 20 days ago

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Domaine François Raveneau

Butteaux Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2013

Very bright and fruity. Almost exotic for Raveneau: greengage, lime, salinity, stones. Really engaging and delicious — 5 days ago

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François Chidaine

Clos Habert Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2015

Vintage 2015 | off dry Chenin Blanc with excellent balance and a smell that reveals new impressions every time you take the glass to your nose: honey and minerals are prominent | often a wine really expresses itself in combination with food. This Clos Habert is perfect with the peppery rilettes of local star butcher Jean Maurice Lejeune. Second day, with ham in aspic — 7 days ago

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François Chidaine

Les Bournais Franc de Pied Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2017

Delectable Wine

Also from the Le Bournais plot, but from 20 specific rows of ungrafted grapes. The volume has been turned up on flavors and aromas here. The fragrant nose reveals notes of grilled herb, beeswax and honey, and smokiness and saltiness carry through the dense palate into a long mineral finish. Fresh, powerful and ageworthy. (Jason Wilson, Vinous, July 2020)
— 16 days ago

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Patrice Colin

Pierre François Coteaux du Vendômois Pineau d'Aunis Blend 2018

Nose has metallic blackberry, white pepper, ripe plum, prune and baking spices.

Palate has tart plum, dried blackberry, white pepper on mashed black cherries and potting soil. Medium body, light minerality, medium finish. Nice wine, young, could really benefit from a few years of proper resting.

60% Pineau d’Aunis / 30% Pinot Noir / 10% Cabernet Franc

A solid pairing with local (Jacüterie/Hudson Valley, NY) British Bangers on the grill tonight, peppery wine with well spiced, fresh sausage, yum!
— 7 days ago

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