Jacques Puffeney

Domaine Jean-Jacques Girard

Les Belles Filles Pernand-Vergelesses Chardonnay 2017

Lyle Fass
9.4

Debut vintage of this very small production little low key star wine a Girard. Right below the Corton-Charlemagne in pricing. Stunning nose of meyer lemon, hint of sweet wood, mineral, saline, stunningly pure and deep aromas. It’s so expressive but also in that classic Girard super transparent way. It’s so Meursault. The nose is indescribable. Haunting, classic and beautiful and most important it’s an open knit nose unlike the Corton Charlie which needs 5 years to become drinkable. This is raring to go. Palate is racy, opulent and super mineral. It’s so distinct. Huge concentration and also stunning levels of a wall of flavor of minerality and sweet lime and lemon. Incredible texture and super racy and vivacious. It’s such a classic Meursault in that it’s got all the buttery richness, all the intense rocky minerality and salinity, but also the grace, finesse and elegance of the Girard style. This is an accomplished wine and a great debut and an important new wine in the Girard lineup. — 7 hours ago

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Domaine Jean-Jacques Girard

Les Lavières Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2017

Lyle Fass
9.3

Stunning nose. Perfectly ripened mid-season cherries and loads of just perfect undergrowth. Also hints of very fine tweed jacket. A lipstick like intensity. Like a new Brioni. Gorgeous violets and other complex floral notes. Hints of citrus. This is just singing. Really stunning. It’s so clean and airy and just super Savigny. So pure and so dare I say it, Delectable. Palate is wonderful. So lifting with crunchy, ripe and gorgeous mid season sour and red cherry fruit. So vivid and detailed. Terrific inner mouth aromas of underbrush, violets, other floral notes and loads of crunchy cherry and even ripe cranberry fruit. Long and delineated with amazing energy and precision. Long, detailed with that perfect Burgundian finish of earth, mineral, cherry fruit, flowers and undergrowth. Superbly fine and refined tannins with lovely freshness than really pushes this finish to the next level. There is a tiny bit of rugged tannin on the finish which will resolve with age. — 35 minutes ago

Jacques Pelvas

Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Brut White Blend

Lovely bubbly. Ugni and Colombard blend with good strong bubbles and a creamy mouthfeel — 4 days ago

Jacques Selosse

Millésime Extra Brut Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay 2002

Hints of oxidation. Settled cool lemon oil and steeliness. Beautiful balance and detail with a saline finish. Great stuff. — 10 days ago

BOT Paul WoollsMatt Lichtenberg
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Jacques Selosse

Lieux Dits Les Carelles Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

Disgorged 1/16/18
Petroleum nose, honey, grappa nose, chalky stone, funk on the nose, oxidized. Less fruit but super layered and intense with earthy notes. Cheesy and savory and fun. More of a winemakers blend than a commercial blend. Very textural blend. Rich and can be fatiguing on the palate.
— 2 days ago

Mira Rodgers
with Mira

Jacques Selosse

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

Brioche, soft cheese, raspberry, green apple, honey, and lemon. Beautiful acidity with sweetness to balance! — 2 days ago

Kamee KnutsonGianna GalloAlicia Osterkamp
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Jacques Selosse

Initial Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

Disgorged July 13,2018
nutty, aged and some port like notes, 100% CH. creamy with bright acidity, some slight bitterness and funk. Oxidative and cider like but bright acid. Selosse. Delicate wine quite brown in color with pear, apple, and honey notes. 100% ML. 5g/l dosage. This wine grows on me definitely a winter wine for me.
— 2 days ago

Mira Rodgers
with Mira

Jacques Selosse

V.O. Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

V.O less oxidative in the nose, baked pear, in the mouth much brighter, Clear’s out quickly, refreshing and fun. Britney in the nose with some mineralogy and saltiness. No dosage, only 1.2 g/l. — 2 days ago

Mira Rodgers
with Mira

Jacques Puffeney

Arbois Savagnin 2012

Solid, solid, solid wine — a month ago

Domaine Cruchandeau

Aux Saints Jacques Nuits-Saint-Georges 2017

Lovely intense medium cherry lipstick nose. Palate is crunchy cherries. Delicious. Perfect balance. Amazing freshness. Stay tuned ... this will change as it opens.

As it opens the nose is dense perfume. Really concentrated. Almost like a gas transforming into a liquid in your nostrils.

Palate is amazing. Terrific texture. Crazy internal aromatics. Palate coating beyond belief.

90 minutes in this is spectacularly delicious.

This vaporizes chevillon so bad it’s not funny. Cant believe this is a village wine. Wow.

Tanins are still a bit chunky. My guess is that they need another 2-3 years to smooth out.

Bought from fass selections.
— 25 days ago

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