Jean Louis Geniest

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

J.L. Chave Sélection Hermitage Blanche Marsanne Roussanne 2012

Shay A
9.3

My contribution for a wine theme of “rosé and non-Chardonnay whites.” I initially thought this would be one of the bigger wines on the table (expecting a bunch of SauvBlancs and light bodied rosés, only for a 2008 SQN The Pontiff to claim that title), and while it eventually fleshed out, it took a while.

This negociant bottling of Chave's Hermitage blanc is made from 100% Marsanne from vine age between 50-60 years. This wine comes mainly from the lieu-dit called Maison Blanche which sits atop the hill of Hermitage.

I decanted this about 2hrs, then put it back in bottle to follow over the next 2-3hrs and it really hit stride towards the end. It poured a deep golden color, as expected. Roasted macadamia nuts and herb crusted yellow fruits on the nose. At first, it was like fine grained bitter honey, banana peel, and melon on the palate and a bit lighter than expected. It gained the traditional waxy component the longer it was open, as well as gained viscosity. The finish rounded out to show a mix of herbs, mineral, along some guava and papaya, and a dose of ginger. I think this is still young, and will be fun to follow over the next few years.
— 15 days ago

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Syrah 2008

Approachable now. Dark fruit, brambles and a bit of sour cherry. A complex and savory midpalate. Not as hefty as some, but real character. Long. — 21 days ago

Matt Lichtenberg
with Matt
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Domaine Jean-Louis Tribouley

Orchis Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes Grenache Blend

My first bottle, but seems to be holding up. A lot of sediment. — 21 days ago

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Blanc Marsanne Roussanne 2001

Tasted blind. Deep yellow gold color. Nice fruit forward nose. Notes of citrus, beeswax, some apricots and some macadamia nuts. Rich and dense in the mouth. Good balance with some nice soft structure to support the rich fruit. Great pairing with our appetizers. This is at peak and ready for consumption. Guessed 2000 Chave Blanc. — a month ago

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Mon Coeur Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2001

I had low expectations for this considering its advanced age, but leave it to Chave to craft a CdR that can go 20 years. Nose is soft and watercolored with purple fruit, menthol and black pepper. Palate is relatively short but it really pops in the mouth, fully resolved tannins still with some acid holding it together. Beautifully textured. Mon Coeur is a strong choice for a relatively inexpensive bottle to buy a handful of and forget about in your cellar. — 5 hours ago

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

L'Hermitage Syrah 2014

Celebration wine! Good, full body but light on palette. — 6 days ago

Domaine De La Grand'Cour (Jean-Louis Dutraive)

Chapelle des Bois Fleurie Gamay 2019

gorgeously bright and ripe. cranberry, raspberry, and barnyard funk. — 6 days ago

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Jean-Claude Ramonet

Chassagne-Montrachet Pinot Noir 2017

I miss the tastings with this semi-confinement we are still in and stole the idea of @Benoit Duhamel here, so we made one at home with my son and my wife who are both wine fanatics as I am too. We chose 6 red Burgundies Villages, 3 Côtes de Beaune and 3 Côte de Nuits and we tasted these blind, each of us giving ranks and points for each wines. Tasting blind usually doesn’t lie and it can bring numerous surprises which it did in that case. All wines were fo a good level here, no bad wines and all were fun and good indiviually but the results were pretty clear cut in terms of the Côte de Beaune winning this battle.

1- Chassagne-Montrachet villages 2017 Jean-Claude Ramonet 32 pts
2- Volnay Vieilles Vignes 2017, Henri DeLaGrange 28 pts
3- Auxey-Duresses Très Vieilles Vignes 2017, Alain Gras 26 pts
4- Chambolle-Musigny Les Véroilles 2017, Bruno Clair 20 pts
5- Gevrey-Chambertin 2017, Lucien Boillot 12 pts
6- Gevrey-Chambertin 2017 Les Évocelles, Louis Boillot 8 pts

The Ramonet: nose of spices, cinnamon, red fruit, animal, gets more complex and extremely aromatic and fun with air. Freshness and vivid fruit with a nice finish, fairly long on delicious red fruit and spices. What a threat! My no 2. 91-92


On s’ennuie des dégustations et j’ai bien aimé l’idée de
@Benoit Duhamel , merci Benoit. Alors s’en est fait une à la maison à trois (en respectant les règles bien sûr). Nous avons choisi 6 Bourgogne Villages Rouges 2017, 3 Côtes de Beaune et 3 Côtes de Nuits, nous avons dégusté à l'aveugle et accordé des points à chaque position, il n’y avait aucun mauvais vin dans le lot et tous étaient très bien si bu individuellement, mais la dégustation à l’aveugle ne ment pas et les résultats peuvent être surprenants, les vins de la Côte de Beaune ont remporté la palme facilement ici, alors pour s’amuser un peu, voici le classement que cela a donné :
1- Chassagne-Montrachet villages 2017 Jean-Claude Ramonet 32 pts
2- Volnay Vieilles Vignes 2017, Henri DeLaGrange 28 pts
3- Auxey-Duresses Très Vieilles Vignes 2017, Alain Gras 26 pts
4- Chambolle-Musigny Les Véroilles 2017, Bruno Clair 20 pts
5- Gevrey-Chambertin 2017, Lucien Boillot 12 pts
6- Gevrey-Chambertin 2017 Les Évocelles, Louis Boillot 8 pts

Ramonet: Nez épices, cannelle, fruits rouges, une touche animale, se complexifie à l'aération. Gourmand et frais à la fois en bouche avec une belle finale assez longue et sur les fruits rouges et les épices. Quel délice. Mon no 2 personnellement. 91-92
— 9 days ago

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Domaine De La Grand'Cour (Jean-Louis Dutraive)

Clos de la Grand'Cour Fleurie Gamay 2019

J. Kim
9.3

There is a feeling of buoyancy that is a rare occurrence, achieved by very complex set of aromas that does not jump out but is deliberately released by dense but airy structure. It also shows very high degree of freedom and transparency. It has a riesling-like acid structure in the background that is compelling, and betrays no hint of overripe and overweight fruit. — 10 days ago

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