Jean Pierre Launois

Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin

Valmur Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2012

Fleur blanche, citron, mineral, pierre, avec une bonne tension. Peu de plaisir... probablement Mauvais match sur le bord du feu avec des guimauves mais le moment était superbe — 19 days ago

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Nicolas Duchesneau

Nicolas Duchesneau

Chablis grand Cru avec des guimauves, ca m’avait jamais traversé l’esprit! 😂

Jean-Pierre Boisson

Domaine du Père Caboche Vin de Pays de Vaucluse Red 2015

Good everyday red, especially for the price. Stock up and have on hand. Sure it tastes a little cheap but good cheap. Well balanced and finishes clean with a sense of the Vaucluse. — 3 months ago

Jean-Pierre Boisson

Vieilles Vignes Cuvée Elisabeth Chambellan Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2017

Peppery and earthy. Very nice Christmas stuff courtesy of Doc Lock. — 23 days ago

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Olivier Decelle - Pierre Jean Villa

Savigny Les Beaune Pinot Noir 2017

Ruby with aromas of red berry fruit aromas with a touch of spice. On the palate flavors of ripe blackberry and blueberry with earthy notes. Medium+ acidity with soft tannins on medium+ finish ending with tobacco and pepper spice character. — 2 months ago

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Jean-Pierre Boisson

Domaine du Père Caboche Côtes du Rhône 2018

Deep flavor. Cherry and black raspberry notes. Great with beef roast and meatballs. — 3 months ago


Silver Jubilee Vintage Port 1977

David T

Allen Brothers Lava Cakes/Soufflé & 1977 Port. Pinch me!

Whenever I have wine this old, I always ask the people I share it with, what were you doing in 1977?

The beautiful thing about really old Port is how it softens all the edges & the elevated ABV. Smooth as silk.

This was a 375ml and farther along than a 750ml. The color was more Tawny than Port at this point. Wine on the leaner side. The fruits were; Thompson raisins, dates, figs, prunes, and some dried blackberries. Caramel, molasses, melted brown sugar, Cognac & Brandy presence, subtle wood shaving, nuts, butterscotch, graham cracker, dark withering flowers with beautiful acidity. The long finish was; rich, polished, well balanced, smooth and persistent for minerals.

If we had gone out for this dinner, it would have been $2500 plus tip & it wouldn’t have been this good which, is why we choose to cook rather than go out.

Cheese Course $25 pp
Salad $18 pp
Allen Brothers 6oz Ribcap $85 pp
Carrots $9 pp
Crispy Potato Wedges $12 pp
Soufflé $20 pp
Launois "Veuve Clemence" Brut Blanc de Blancs N/V Champagne $150
Glass of 2017 Pierre Boisson Bourgogne Blanc $25 pp
2018 Enderle & Moll Pinot Rose $75
1967 Bertani Valpolicella Amarone $625
2003 Chateau Lascombes $325
1977 Dow Port 375ml $275
Glass of Ruinart N/V Rose $35 pp
$2591 plus tax and gratuity
7 Hour Dinner

Nor would the music & ambiance been as good.

Interesting exercise penciling it all out.

Photos of; the boats used to transport Port from Douro to Oporto called a “Barcas”, grape stomping in a Lagare and our Allen Brothers Lava Cake/Soufflé.
— 3 months ago

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You had a nice evening. Beautiful described 👍
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I chose not to do the math on many evenings...
In '77 I was soiling cloth diapers.

Jean-Pierre Grossot

Mont de Milieu Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2010

A VG 1er cru Chablis and 10 years seems to be a perfect sweet spot — a month ago

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Jean-Pierre Robinot

L'Opéra Des Vins Les Années Folles Chenin Blanc Pineau d'Aunis

Love this blend. Light rose color, which was unexpected. Stands up to caprese ravioli, also unexpected. — a month ago

Pierre Paillard

Les Parcelles Bouzy Grand Cru Champagne Blend

David T

You didn’t think this wasn’t making an encore appearance after last weekend did you?

This n/v oxidative leaning styled Champange speaks better to the pairing than the more reductive styled Launois Champagne last weekend. Not that the reductive wasn’t really good. It’s a yin & yang thing that makes this Champagne pairing more suitable.

What a dessert pair!!! Waited too long to make happen. Make sure you do it during high apple season.

Intermixed sips of 2015 White Burgundy doesn’t hurt either.
— 3 months ago

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