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Kojder

Souvignier Gris 2018

Kojder souvignier gris 2018

This reminds me of viogner wines from the rhone Valley. Almost a polish version of condrieu!
Apricot on the nose along with some oxydatives notes. A very dry palate with a bit of matter in it, some weight to it with these apricot notes, a great finish with a salty note in the end. A great tasting experience!
— 13 days ago

Bob, Ron and 4 others liked this

Georges Lelektsoglou

Vieilles Vignes Cairanne Red Blend 2018

Heat & tannin blow off/soften after three hours to reveal a lovely core of structured sweet fruit with garrigue. Nice work. — 14 days ago

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Ulysse Collin

Les Enfers Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut Champagne Chardonnay 2015

Cannot get enough of these magical Champagnes from Olivier Collin. Glad to snag this last bottle. The 2015 60 months sur lattes just dials everything up to 10. It’s deep and intense and radiates with energy and Burgundian flair. It has leesy richness, while at the same time shows impeccable purity and elegance. Swirls in a Burgundy glass unleash its core of caramelized stone fruit, curry leaf, rose oil and exotic spices along ripping citrus inflicted acids that lead to a long, tension filled and smoky mineral infused finish. Truly, like if Meursault could sparkle ✨ — 4 days ago

Shay, Severn and 6 others liked this

Célestin Blondeau

Les Rabichottes Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Pale lemon, slight green hue, with aromas of ripe stone and citrus fruits with dried herb notes. On the palate flavors of apple and grapefruit with crisp acidity. Medium finish, ending with citrus, grassy herb and mineral character. — 13 days ago

Daniel P., Andrew and 4 others liked this

Famille Jouffreau

Cuvée des Vignes Centenaires Cahors Malbec 1998

Lyle Fass
9.6

Stunningly deep nose of cassis, tree bark, spice and wild mint. A scene in nature. Plum. Such pure fruit. Also violets. Super floral, but darker flowers. Crushed rocks and wet earth. As classic as it gets. The first growth of Cahors. Palate is silky and textured with amazing depth. Superb sap, power and concentration. Such class and finesse. So refined and elegant. Ripe and substantial tannins and but again so refined. Amazing length. Brilliant wine. Unreal freshness. Sappy and deep. Has the guts to go 35 more years. Profound.

As this opens it gets so velvety, so sappy, so elegant. Just a brilliant bottle.
— 8 days ago

Ira, Daniel and 15 others liked this

Zeus Gonewild

Vin de France Red Blend

perfect chilled red - it’s funky, sour, light and easy to drink. i originally asked for a rosé at oxalis and they didn’t have one but this was so much better. i had it with a brunch spread and it went perfectly with everything.

this is a chilled red summer for sure
— 4 days ago

Les Vins Du 7

Bulles de Comptoir #9 Tradition Champagne Pinot Noir Blend

And now for something quite different. A champagne rebel and man of his own time and mind, Charles Dufour is producing some extraordinary wines. And they live up to the hype. A nice mild amber color with lazy, small bubbles. The nose is rather intense with a nice bit of nutmeg up front. Plenty of citrus fruit that never overwhelms but is certainly enveloping. Woodsmoke and wood, red apples, and just a little honey.

As natural as natural wine gets. Organic, hand picked, herbicide free. This most certainly tastes natural, in the best way possible. 60% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, and an added 10% of Pinot Blanc. From beautiful Côte des Bar terroir and aged for two years on lees. 80% of the wine comes from the 2018 harvest with the remaining 20% coming from a perpetual reserve dating back to 2010. With an extra brut dosage of 3 g/l, there’s rather zippy acidity and innate purity here.

This really is one of those bottles that unique and highly, highly expressive. Very nuanced with outrageous complexity. The palate is fantastic with apples and a bit of cinnamon to boot. Every sip screams natural and terroir driven. Special, special stuff. Unique and gorgeous.
— 11 days ago

Kevin, Severn and 3 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Very nicely reviewed!🍾
Willie Carter

Willie Carter

@Severn Goodwin One of a kind stuff
Willie Carter

Willie Carter

@Trixie Thank you, that means so much to me!

Domaine des Ardoisières

Améthyste Red Blend 2018

Ted
9.5

Blown away. Lots of fruit. Mineral component. Splash of earth. Clings to your taste buds and doesn’t leave. — 8 days ago

Jeni
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Byron, Josh and 9 others liked this

Laurent-Perrier

Grande Cuvée Grand Siècle No. 24 Champagne Blend

A truly imperious champagne. Exceedingly beautiful in the glass with a crystalline pale gold color. The effervescence is effusive and almost emotional. Nice intensity on the nose with apricots and honeydew initially. Lemon zest and butter along with toasted brioche bread. Faded flowers and honey. Roasted nuts really begin to shine after an hour or so.

As always with Grand Siecle, this is a blend of three years, 2004, 2006, and 2007 for this 24th iteration. Quite the stately and baronial wine. Absolutely ready to drink now but obviously will just continue to grow into itself more over the years. 55/45 Chardonnay/Pinot Noir from 11 Grand Crus, poise is the key here. All is in balance and form. Equally thrilling and reflective. Grace and power. It’s a bit stunning at times.

Very precise and focused, this is pure and driven in the mouth. Citrus is all over the palate, along with crusty bread and fresh herbs. There’s plenty of minerality but also an innate savory nature, as well. This just goes on and on and on, leading to an impeccably long and delicious finish. I’m in lust. A a Tête de Cuvée that drinks like one.
— 4 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Elegant review as always!🍾
Jamie Lauder

Jamie Lauder

Willie, you brought me to tears with this description.
I live vicariously through your Champagne addiction.
Well played Sir.

Domaine d'E Croce (Yves Leccia)

Ile de Beauté Red Wine 2019

Yves Leccia’s 2019 Île de Beauté IGP Rouge is a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Niellucciu, hailing from the northerly appellation of Patrimonio, Corsica.

Île de Beauté – the namesake for many wines produced on the island – translates to ‘island of beauty’ in English.

This is a beautiful wine, indeed. It is medium ruby with ripe cherry, strawberry, and kirsch notes leaping out of the glass; it also offers licorice, fennel, violet, and subtle meaty characteristics. The fruit is unmistakably intense and concentrated. I suspect it’s a reflection of the dry, sun-soaked climate on this beautiful, mountainous Mediterranean Island.

This is such a versatile and food-friendly wine – it’s definitely worth a taste if you have the chance (preferably while gazing upon Corsica’s coastal seascapes). Cheers to the wines of Corsica!
— 24 days ago

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