Jean Claude Debeaune

Jean-Claude Lapalu

La Croix des Rameaux Brouilly Gamay 2018

Lyle Fass
9.3

Mr. Ed makes an appearance right out of the gates. But there is also mineral. Deep red cherries. Lipstick like intensity. Mint, menthol. Really wafting stuff. The horse blends and just becomes a component of a dizzying array of aromas. Lapalu always a thrill. Palate is rich and vibrant with tangy freshness and loads of early season cherry and good acids. Ripe and substantial tannins. Closed a bit on the very long and mineral driven finish. A nice hit of opulence as well. Crazy raw materials here but as this is Lapalu this will need hours to come together. But it’s all there. — 5 days ago

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Jean-Claude Chanudet

La Cuvée du Chat Beaujolais-Villages Gamay

A really crowd pleaser. Natty Beaujolais strikes again. — 15 days ago

Ron, Mike and 1 other liked this

Jean-Claude Boisset

Dames Huguettes Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Nuits Pinot Noir 2016

Lots of beautiful berries with sloeberry on top. Leather, after eight mints and quite soft tannins. Not bad for a low price Burgundy. — 9 days ago

Jean-Claude Lapalu

Alma Mater Gamay 2018

Lyle Fass
9.5

Drop dead nose. Just sick. Amazing chocolate covered cherries, huge minerals, massive florals, heavenly nose. Layered and so so fine. Just stunningly pure. Decadent yet ephemeral. Palate has no hard edges. So juicy, elegant and pure with just awesome fruit. Balanced and so fresh. Energetic and has that same decadent yet ethereal fruit on the palate. What an amazing wine. It’s got tangy fruit and a lot of it. Concentrated and so lithe. Such flavor intensity. All red cherries and sweet strawberry. — 17 hours ago

Meg, Severn and 7 others liked this

Jean-Claude Ramonet

Chassagne-Montrachet Pinot Noir

Reductive nose, flinty/matchstick. Palate shows advanced, almost oxidative qualities. Another 2015 white that’s underwhelmed — 13 days ago

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Jean-Claude Lapalu

Eau Forte Vin de France Red Blend 2017

Physically Distanced 🚧 but Socially Close 🤗 2020 Independence Day Party 🇺🇲 🥳 with several members of our Tastevin crew.🍷 Proof that our palates are wider than Burgundy, outside of sanctioned events.🍾
Notes may be light, scores will be honest. 💯🦄

1500ml
— 5 days ago

Tom, Ryan and 23 others liked this

Jean-Claude Ramonet

Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Boudriotte 2014

Second time with this wine and again it put a smile on your face. Has a strong backbone and should it make its 10th year without getting oxidized it could be a stellar bottle. — 3 days ago

Josh, Amr and 10 others liked this

Jean-Claude Lapalu

Brouilly Gamay 2017

First class Brouilly. Superb round, dense with fresh fruit. Soft woody touch well melted. Greedy. — 20 days ago

P, romo and 7 others liked this

Jean Claude Mas

Le Pioch Viognier 2018

Top white whine. A gift from Nootje. — 8 days ago