France

Bonne Nouvelle

Cape Red Blend 2004

Shay A
9.2

Wednesday Wine Committee. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. Blind as usual.

One of the better South African wines I’ve had. Michael Rolland consulted. Someone stated it well...it was like a clean/less barnyard driven Bordeaux. Cherry vanilla pipe tobacco, bay leaf, old black cherries up front, with tartness and herbal twang at the finish. I guessed this was a Chilean Cab.
— 6 days ago

Dan FitzgeraldWeston Eidson
with Dan and Weston
Hermes, Randy and 19 others liked this

Jean-Claude Lapalu

Eau Forte Vin de France Red Blend

A generous wine, on the fruit, freshness, youthful, rich, soft tannins, red fruit fragrances, sour cherries. round, full, feminine, gourmet wine, and affordable. magnificent deployment in the mouth in the duration, wonderful ! to share with friends. the bottle goes enpty very quickly! GAMAY IS LIFE — a day ago

Billecart-Salmon

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

The NV Billecart-Salmon Rose Champagne is a gorgeous effort and ranks there with the best non-vintage Rose fizz at this price point. A compelling blend of Chardonnay (40%), and Pinot Noir (30%) with the remainder Pinot Meunier, this wine sat one the lees for 36 months prior to disgorgement in February 2018. The delicate and eye-catching pink hue entices alongside the bright red fruits, orange zest and earthy undertones that all collect momentum in the glass. Fresh and lively, with a silky mousse, the wine slowly unveils ripe guava, wild strawberry, peat moss and red cherry candy flavors that longer long on the palate. This outstanding Champagne is glorious now and will provide drinking enjoyment for the next decade. Drink 2019-2029- 92 — 5 days ago

Henrik, Shay and 16 others liked this
Dr. Owen Bargreen

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@P A Hope you do as well my friend 🍾
David Shaw

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An old fave
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@David Shaw it’s so consistent 👌🍾

Domaine Coste Rousse

Cotes De Thongue 2012

Vintage 2012 / Brown rim, 3/4 deep color, pretty spicy smell in this wine made from syrah, grenache and merlot. Wood ripening. Refined taste with impressions of mocca, good acidity and a bit old fashioned stubborn. I gave it hours of aeration. Decent and delivering joy. / Paired with Chili con carne. — 3 days ago

Serge, Bob and 6 others liked this

Domaine Julien Cruchandeau

Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Rosé Blend

Independence Day 2019 🇺🇸🍾🎆
Afternoon BBQ with some of our Tastevin group.

Prior notes apply 🤓 definite crowd pleaser today.
— 14 days ago

Ely, Paul and 22 others liked this

Deboutbertin

Achillée Chenin Blanc

Haven’t had anything like this I don’t think... honey and lychee initially but smoothing out after a decant into something long, balanced and complex. Sipping wine. So good at the end of our first meal at Flor, just down the road from me so I’ll be hitting this shit hard I guess... — 2 days ago

Lulu Doyle
with Lulu
Laura and David liked this

Jean-Yves Péron

Les Voisins Blanc

Gorgeous skin contact-y Riesling. Fuller with medium acid. Roasted peaches, dried apricots with a little bit of blood orange. Amanda and I drank during a perfect meal at Hogstone. Felt dreamy and delicious. — 4 days ago

Domaine Lise & Bertrand Jousset

Exilé Chenin Blanc Blend 2017

I want to be in exile with this wine. What a revelation to blend Chenin with two grapes that I don’t think I spend any time thinking about, but now I’d try any blend of this sort. Love the nose, the fresh apple on the palate and the racy, lively acidity. First Jousset, won’t be my last. — 6 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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@Daniel Maquin Montlouis Loire. They grow chenin blanc. And sometimes buy other varietals of other friends-winegrowers. That’s why it is Vin de France.
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OK thank you!
Matt Lasater

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@Anthony Lombardi had this producer in France last year, love humble personality yet serious complexity of the wines

Damien Bonnet

Vendanges Tardives Gaillac White Blend 2016

Vintage 2016 / only a glass of dessertwine at lunch, no dessert with it. Gaillac Vendange Tardives from vintner Damien Bonnet, a bio farmer. Pure luxury! Apricot and honey, awesome balance. What a splendid glass this is, by jove! Parisians are very lucky they can drink this around the corner... / At restaurant Mamagoto in Paris — 9 days ago

Scott, Martijn and 12 others liked this

Thierry Delaunay

Ceptembre Vendanges de France Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Crisp, refreshing and slightly reserved sav b. Some light pear/ apple notes. Perhaps a little lemon pith. As I write this im@drinking a sav blanc from tourraine which is much more lively, fruity, and intense. Yet I like this one better. — 20 days ago

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