Jean Josselin

Jean-Jacques Girard

Meursault 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. — 10 hours ago

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Domaine Jean-Marc Morey

Grèves Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2010

Despite feeling a bit tired and one-dimensional on day 1, overnight this has blossomed with sappy ripe cherry fruit, sweet florals, smokey turned earth, and musky, piney underbrush. Acid is driving along and there is still some grip. Delightful! — 11 days 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. — 3 hours ago

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Pascal Jean-Philippe Granger

"Les Chassignols" Moulin-à-Vent Gamay 2016

Serious cellar potential, and that is probably where this one belongs for awhile. Very primary, dense, juicy and structured. Crunchy wild berries, gravelly mineral character and slightly herbaceous. This bottling needs more time than even the grand reserve Juliénas because of its much shorter elevage and early release time. It will surely reward, but showing some mutedness now.

*Day 3* Already considerably more rewarding. The tannin structure is muscular but supple, and there is more mid palate density and clarity. Showing some dried fruit aromas at this stage, but not to the point of feeling tired. I’m more confident that this will drink well in 2021 or perhaps 2020.
— 12 days ago

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Totally agree.

Gunderloch

Jean Baptiste Kabinett Riesling 2017

Very enjoyable super crisp Riesling with electric acidity and a touch of sweetness. Paired perfectly with my spicy tofu veggie dinner. — 3 months ago

Domaine Jean Grivot

Vosne-Romanée Pinot Noir 2017

Dark fruit on the nose. Soft elegant perfect balance. Stewed meat rollings ez tannins. Grivot is a Great way to have lunch! — 2 days ago

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Jean Foillard

Cuvée 3.14 Morgon Gamay 2014

Lots of jammy cherry, berry fruits with sweet spices, violets & a silky texture. — 14 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Nice, have this but letting it slumber.
Ron Siegel

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Will definitely benefit with more time in the cellar. Cheers!

Domaine Jean Grivot

Roncière Nuits St. Georges Pinot Noir 2017

Compact and dark nose. Long, long dark fruit dark tart cherries and soft but gripping tannins. Great acidity bright plums. Long tannins — 2 days ago

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Jean-Marc Pillot

Les Vergers Clos Saint-Marc Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2013

Very bright and sappy. Clear lemon, good minerality and a peachy midpalate. Great clarity- still dynamic with a flinty backbone — 3 days ago

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Syrah 2013

I mean, just not much to say..perfection...Pure fruit thats just ripe, not tart, not jammy, carries thru to the end, acid medium plus, savory/meaty/black pepper swimming in the glass with long finish..just outstanding... — 12 days ago

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