Jean Michel Martin

Domaine Michel Gros

Fontaine Saint Martin Monopole Hautes Cotes de Nuit Pinot Noir 2017

Pop and pour. Purchased from Domaine. Lovely smoke and plum with a touch of VA. On the palate: excellent acidity, a touch of dark chcocolate, bright red fruit and soft tannin on the finish. Excellent for its level. — 17 days ago

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Jean-Michel Guillon & Fils

Cuvée du Roi Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2017

Soft-bodied and elegant. Sweet tannins and light cherry taste. Went well with duck. A quality wine, especially at the price. — 2 months ago

Domaine Jean Michel Stéphan

Côteaux de Tupin Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2015

Great Cote Rotie that was rich, inky with notes of dark fruits, graphite, licorice, mineral & violet. Elegant & silky feel on the palate showing good depth & balance. — 2 months ago

Shay, Lyle and 19 others liked this

Jean-Michel Dupré

Beaujolais Régnié Gamay 2019

Light and airy red, dry and smooth. Delicious berries with a mineral/earthy after taste. 12.3% ~1g sugar per bottle. — 2 months ago

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Domaine Jean-Michel Gaunoux

Meursault Premier Cru Pinot Noir 2011

Old 2011. Well... Really great. Still young and fresh, good sapidity and a gently merde de poule at nose. Great way to spend your money. — 16 days ago

Château Villa Bel-Air

Graves White Bordeaux Blend 2005

2016 vintage. 65% Sauvignon blanc with 35% Sémillon. At the time this estate was owned by Jean-Michel Cazes (Lynch Bages and more recently Haut-Batailley), but the current owners are the Groupe Ballande (Bordeaux négociants who also own Prieuré Lichine and Baret). Exotic fruit and a hint of flowers. Round and ripe with enough acidity in this warm vintage. Good length with impressions of vanilla. Good value. — 21 days ago

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Domaine Jean Michel Stéphan

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2015

Great vintage for this producer rich, sappy with dark fruits that stain the palate showing earth, licorice, mineral core, sweet & savory spices, dried herbs & violet. — a month ago

Severn, Sylvain and 11 others liked this

Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Delectable Wine
9.8

When I tasted the 2018 Pontet-Canet in barrel I described it as a "freak of nature." The 2018 is more than that, it is a freak of nature. Made from yields of just ten hectoliters per hectare, the 2018 possesses off the charts richness, phenomenal balance and head-spinning intensity. Crushed red berries, flowers, mint, cedar and rose petal saturate the palate in a Pauillac of breath-taking richness. The silkiest of tannins frame the phenomenally pure, long finish. This is a towering achievement from the Tesseron family and former Technical Director Jean-Michel Comme, who together spearheaded biodynamic farming in Bordeaux and built the present-day estate around a philosophy of non-interventionalist winemaking. In 2018, grapes were crushed solely by hand. Because of the tiny yields, the entire production was vinified in Pontet-Canet's new smaller concrete vats. All winemaking was done manually, without the aid of external temperature control or electricity. Put in another way, if Lalou Bize-Leroy made Bordeaux, it would taste like this. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2021)
— 12 days ago

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JM Cazes

Domaine De L'Ostal Estibals Minervois Syrah Blend 2016

2016 vintage. Domaine de l'Ostal is owned by famous Bordeaux winemaker Jean-Michel Cazes (Pauillac Cru Classé Château Lynch-Bages and more recently Haut-Batailley). We can reasonably expect him to not put his name on a bad wine, and this Estobal (the second wine of the estate, the top wine being labeled Domaine de l'Ostal Grand Vin) surely delivers. Dark red. Intense perfume of blackberry jam, rosemary and dried flowers. Mouthfilling layered jammy fruit, with good acidity, smooth tannin and good spicy length. — 2 months ago

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