Francois Merle

Francois Gaunoux

Clos des Meix Chavaux Meursault 1er Cru Chardonnay 2016

tastes similar to a Rhône white. Creamy, herbal, almost anise and mint, deep yellow fruits. Enjoyable, but balance of phenolic and chemical maturity seems a little off. Im sure classicist would hate it, but it’s snapshot of the vintage scored points for me. — 8 days ago

Kimberly, Josh and 2 others liked this

Hammell Wine Alliance

Hommage a Francois Durif No. 1 Red Blend 2012

If it didn’t have such a weird name I probably wouldn’t have bought it, hefty decant needed but 😳👍🏼
Wine Advocate 95,
Reviewed by Jeb when he was with Parker,


Showing beautifully from barrel and not disappointing from bottle, the 2012 Hommage a Francois Durif No. 1 (I reviewed this last year as the Petite Sirah) is a blend of 100% Petite Sirah that's certainly one of the finest examples of this variety coming out of California. Inky colored and a big, voluptuous and decadent beauty, it offers terrific notes of blackcurrants, plum, toasted spice, leather, graphite and espresso. Full-bodied, concentrated, rich and yet always balanced and light on its feet, it has sensational purity of fruit, a big, rich mid-palate and tons of sweet tannin that coat the palate and lengthen the finish. I wouldn't open another bottle for 2-3 years, but it will have 15-20 years of longevity.
— 9 days ago

Jody, Tom and 27 others liked this

Maison Francois Xavier Nicolas

Le Jardin des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape Red Rhone Blend

2016. 35€. Muy complejo. Potente, olor cuerpo, recuerdo. La verdad es que hace honor a su fama. — 3 days ago

Francois Jeantet

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache Blend 2015

Adi
8.9

Great CdP.

Intense purple color with a little Garnet.

Pleasure of aroma. Black and red fruits, a little plum, a little seasoning, a little candy .. lovely.

Medium to full body, powerful, round, floral, fruity, medium tannins, so is the acidity, long and delightful finish.

A delicious wine, paired with chocolate and heartfelt wishes for the new year.

I loved it

Cheers ! 🥂🌿
— 3 days ago

René-Jean Dard & Francois Ribo

C'est le Printemps Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2019

Dark florals, red and black fruits, cracked black pepper, pure, slightly natty 👌 — 7 days ago

Josh, Neil and 8 others liked this

Maxime Francois Laurent

Rosé Pompon 2019

Dan R
8.9

Plump and fruity, on the richer side and very easy to drink. Strawberry and pomegranate on the palate. There’s a hint of herbs on the finish. Nicely textured, quite fun — 25 days ago

Severn, Sean and 1 other liked this

Domaine Francois Lamarche

Bourgogne Aligoté 2016

Aligoté is a light bodied white that often ends up unfairly lost in Chardonnay’s shadow. In Côte Chalonnaise, in a quaint village named Bouzeron, just south of the Côte de Beaune, Aligoté has its very own appellation where yields are limited in order to enhance flavors, acidity and overall quality. — 21 hours ago

Eric, Daniel P. and 21 others liked this

Domaine Francois Lamarche

Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2016

This is slightly more elegant if perhaps a tad less ripe with high-toned red pinot fruit that leads to detailed, minerally and focused flavors that possess good energy and ample finishing punch. — 17 days ago

Eddie, Eric and 27 others liked this

Francois & Denis Clair

Les Frionnes Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2018

nez séduisant. attaque ronde et fruitée restant fraîche, un peu d acidité en milieu de bouche. belle finale — 3 days ago

Bosquet des Papes

Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2018

For the Costco going types, this was a great find. Really enjoyed it. Medium bodied, super soft. Had it with a shepherds pie with ground lamb. Stood up well to a heavy meal. Nice one! — 7 days ago