Jean Claude Rateau

Jean-Claude Lapalu

Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau Gamay 2019

8 months later ... Light, cloudy ruby ​​color (unfiltered) ... the nose is a floral explosion on a beautiful bouquet: Lilies, peony, rose. The mouth is slightly sparkling at the opening, proof that the wine lives: no sulfur added (or very little, at the time of bottling certainly). With exuberant floral notes, the mouth adds the roundness of an explosive fruity, typical of strawberry, jammy raspberry. The texture is supple, silky, and digestible. Magnificent "natural" wine, entry-level cuvée, by one of the great craftsmen of Beaujolais. Delicious as an aperitif, light or Italian cuisine, or over fish.

8 mois après... Robe rubi légère, trouble (non filtré)... le nez est une explosion florale sur un beau bouquet de Lys, pivoine, rose. La bouche est légèrement perlante à l’ouverture, preuve que le vin vit: pas de souffre ajouté (ou très peu, au moment de la mise en bouteille certainement). Aux notes florales exubérantes, la bouche ajoute la rondeur d’un fruité explosif, typé fraise, framboise confiturés. La texture est souple, soyeuse, et digeste. Magnifique vin « nature » cuvée d’entrée de gamme, par l’un des grands artisans du Beaujolais. Délicieux à l’apéritif, cuisine légère, italienne, ou sur un poisson.
— 14 days ago

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Jean-Claude Regnaudot et Fils

Les Clos Roussots Maranges 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2017

Full-bodied Pinot with a perfect balance of spice and fruit. One of my favorite wines this year, in this price point. — 8 days ago

Jean-Claude Poisson

Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2018

Nice. Some fruit, good balance. Easy drinking if not a total killer and v affordable — 23 days ago

Jean-Claude Ramonet

Chassagne-Montrachet Pinot Noir 2016

Very Pinot like nose, red berries, spices and expressive and enjoyable after a bit of air. The wine is delicious, great balance between the lively fruit, vivid acidity and some medium bodied tannins, the wood is well integrated and in typical Ramonet style, the wine as elegant power and shows great character. Tremendous Villages. 91-92

Nez typé qui pinote avec des fruits rouges et des épices. Le vin est délicieux, équilibre parfait entre un fruit juteux et gourmand, une belle acidité et des tannins assez soyeux, un peu de bois mais assez bien intégré. Superbe Villages dans ce style Ramonet expressif, avec du caractère et avec une puissance élégante à la fois. 92 pour ce Villages
— 12 days ago

Hanibal, Francis le and 14 others liked this

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. — a month ago

Severn, Aravind and 11 others liked this

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
— a month ago

Tom, Ryan and 23 others liked this

Domaine Jean Claude Courtault

Beauroy Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2016

Absolutely beauty! Flint/gunpowder with a big chunk of limestone with hits of lemon peal. Great balance and depth. Beautiful expression of how a chardonnay should be! — 19 days ago

Severn, Sharon and 11 others liked this

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. — 25 days ago

Meg, Severn and 14 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. — a month ago

Josh, Amr and 10 others liked this

Jean-Pierre et Claude Roux

La font de Notre Dame Gigondas

C J
9.1

Bursting w red fruits. Rather syrupy. Easy drinking. Cuvee le mas — 22 days ago

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