France

Jean François Ganevat

Le Zaune à Dédée Gewürztraminer - Savagnin 2015

Wild ride here. Lustrous amber heavy skin contact character. Cider, orange blossom and jasmine topnotes with cinnamon, ginger, sarsaparilla, cardamom, walnuts, and curry emerging over time. So acetic it’s a little aggro but by god the precision and unfolding aromatic complexity is impressive; it is not microbial or dirty at all; and as it opens, a roundness and richness balances the VA. Good stuff. — 3 days ago

Lyle, Vanessa and 25 others liked this

Romain Paire

Éclipse Rosé Blend 2019

Raspberry swirls off the palate with tiny little delightful bubbles. With the slight sweetness and fruit cocktail complexity, this is a cocktail in itself, no mixers required. And it is simply stunning with its coralled brick color. Cheers! — 16 days ago

Eric, Daniel P. and 4 others liked this

François-Brossolette

Brut Tradition Champagne Blend

Bottle code L 115 99. 2021 winter. I thought this was a highly enjoyable, generous, open Champagne in a traditional style - i.e. perhaps a touch less dry (within the brut range) than is fashionable. Apparently the importer has been trying to bring it to Japan for a while and finally managed to secure a single lot - but now the wine is going out of production. I’m not sure if that is fully accurate but if so a shame. — 8 days ago

Vini Viti Vinci

Sauvignon

Bright ripe with a tang that reaches the way back sides of your tongue.

Smells of greens and yellows - Smokey green herbs and sliced yellow starfruit.

Has a fleshy, creamy texture sitting under sour tropical fruits - tastes like key lime pie and mango sorbet and candied Limoncello.
— 6 days ago

Ted, Severn and 15 others liked this

Jérôme Blin

La Pluchotte Extra Brut Rosé Blend

Fine bubbles with a stone fruit and toasted barrel head nose. Balanced with a clean finish. Disgorged 1/2019 TBL — 4 days ago

Paul, Eric and 6 others liked this

Marc Hébrart

Champagne Premier Cru Brut Rosé Blend

What more is there to really say about the Marc Hebrart range of grower champagnes? Beautiful, beautiful wines and always so much fun. The fun continues here.

A delicate light pink color with a constant stream of fine bubbles. Smells of summer. That memory with the pretty girl on the beach, that’s what you get here. Cranberries and wild strawberries mingle with herbs and chalk. Loads of minerals and a bit of honeysuckle. Toast, cherries, and really pretty orchard fruits.

Balance and precision. That’s exactly what you will find here. 55% Chardonnay and 45% Pinot Noir from Mareuil-Sur-Aÿ with 6.5% of the Pinot vinified as still red wine in neutral oak. Such striking depth and sleekness. Those summer berries dominate the palate but always maintains focus. Subtle herbs and spices with such purity of fruit. Really beautiful.
— 5 days ago

Neil, Dawn and 3 others liked this

A. Lefort

Les Èpines, À Quoi Servent-Elles? Rosé Blend 2018

Very well balanced, being from Beaujolais in 2018. Really bretty on the nose, lots of red berries on the palate. Good energy. — 6 days ago

Edward Åhgren
with Edward
Edward, Adam and 3 others liked this

Château Pradeaux

Vesprée Bandol Rosé Blend 2018

Candied fruit, orange peel, tangerine. Slight heat on the finish. Rustic and delicious. — 3 days ago

Alsu Shakirova
with Alsu
Josh, Aravind and 5 others liked this

La Belle Angèle

Syrah

What a delicious wine! Silky smooth tannins and very fruit forward. — 6 days ago

Tom, Severn and 13 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Classy label! Cheers!🍷

Domaine Saint-Germain

Crac Boum’Bu Jacquère Blend 2019

I admit I’m sometimes a skeptic of clever labels, and seeing as I bought it a terrifically hip natty and natty-adjacent wine store I confess I went into this with a bad attitude but day-ummmm this is a thirst-quenching gulp of Savoie fare.
Lemon-y, light, seashells and daffodils it is springtime in a bottle which is astounding considering the guy skiing down the piste but I need to look up what the French says as I’m so many years past AP French lit I barely know how to say merde this is brilliant. You know what? It has this tickle though. Like it’s teasing at effervescence but it’s such a super-étoile it doesn’t need to sparkle to shine.
— 2 days ago

Trixie, Bob and 8 others liked this