Jean Vesselle

Jean Foillard

Eponym' Les Charmes Morgon Gamay 2018

Lyle Fass

Beautiful nose. Just so lifted and floral. Raspberry, black cherry, blueberry, pastille effect, herbal, an apothecary vibe in a medieval video game. Palate is lush and very 18. Soft and structured with black cherry and late season red cherries. Not showing much finesse yet but has great balance. Dynamite juiciness. Really engaging and fresh but still a little 18 itis. Ripe and juicy tannins with nice floral fruit notes. Let’s see where this goes.

This stayed the same and lost some focus. 18 Foillards mostly miss the mark
— 10 days ago

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Jean Foillard

Fleurie Gamay 2018

Lyle Fass

Insane spices on the nose. Confectionery cherry fruit. Smells like a Gamay cotton candy machine. Palate is ripe and explosive. Shows some of the 18 “lack of focus” but is pure and linear as well. Was more focused in 17 and I presume 19. Juicy and clean. Doesn’t quite have that ethereal, compact quality it usually has. Also a hint of funk/barnyard on the nose. Showing a tiny bit of heat as well . — 17 days ago

Daniel, LM and 14 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Farconnet Hermitage Syrah 2011

A Syrah/Shiraz night. Elegant smoke and hint of cigar tobacco on the nose. Great legs on this one. With mouthfeel to match. Well rounded and juicy with a hint of acidity on the finish - which goes on and on. A lovely supper for a cool spring evening. — 4 days ago

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

L'Hermitage Syrah 2008

Robe pourpre
Nez délicat fruit rouge et pierre chaude note florale à l’air
Bouche dense et complexe quel vin sur un millesime complexe ... la classe
— 10 days ago

Serge, Romain and 4 others liked this

Jean Bourdy

Côtes du Jura Poulsard Blend 2018

Decided to give this one another go since I liked it so much last time. Didn’t detect as much cooking oil viscosity as last time but it’s still quite rich. Stimulating bouquet with layered scents of mixed red and black fruit (red cherry & plum, blackberry, fresh bramble), strong savory notes of aged leather, mushroom, game, and barnyard-y smells, spicy oak notes of cloves, cedar, and smoke… and I think I detect some anise seed and sandalwood? On the palate more red n black fruit together including red cherry, blackberry, and blueberry, notable black pepper lingering with smoothed out but grippy tannins on a medium finish. This would probably age well; still a fantastic value for a Friday night from Jura the Underdog — 19 days ago

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Jean-Louis Chapuy

Chiroubles Gamay 2015

Well aged in Magnum format. A very beautiful beaujolese vintage who pinotes as we like. Notes of grape variety: cherries, rose petals and iris.. Beautiful notes of evolution dried flowers, truffled, humus. The 2015 density and the evolving aerial nuances of gamay form a rich and refined bouquet. Very greedy. Interesting final for this type of wine.

Bienn vieilli en format Magnum. Un beau cru du beaujolais qui pinote comme on aime. Notes du cepage: cerises, griottes, pétales de rose et iris.. Notes d’évolution: fleurs séchées, truffées, humus. La densité de 2015 et les nuances évolutives aériennes du gamay forment un bouquet riche et raffiné. Très gourmand. Finale intéressante pour ce type de vin.
— 9 days ago

Yann, Lyle and 20 others liked this

Jean Francois Jacouton

Saint-Joseph Blanc Souvenirs d'André 2017

Lovely tropical fruit and minerality. Definitely needs some air. After a few hours it was bursting with mango and pineapple. I saved some to try 24 hours later and expect it to be even better. (It was hard to save any!!) — 3 days ago

Ira, Josh and 8 others liked this
Lyle Fass

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A great white. More people need to drink st. Jo Blanc.
Meg Herring

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@Lyle Fass i totally agree!!

Jean Foillard

Cuvée 3.14 Morgon Gamay 2014

This had black, red cherry & berry fruits, earth, mineral with lots of savory spices & floral notes — 8 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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A great wine, how do you think it's developing? I'm cellaring a few bottles on this and the '13. Thanks.
Ron Siegel

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Hey Severn, the 14 seems to be in a good spot now but should benefit with a few more years in the cellar although pretty juicy & tasty today. Cheers!
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Thanks for the good news!


Jean Baptiste Kabinett Riesling 2018

Lemon and grapefruit, white peaches, kiwi, white flowers on freshly cut stems, touch of ginger. Light and refreshing.

Enjoyed with shrimp and pineapple fried rice.
— 8 days ago

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Jean Foillard

"Cuvée Corcelette" Morgon Gamay 2017

Delicious and elegant. This wine was remarkable. I tasted it blind and had trouble placing it because it's structure and aromatic complexity didn't match with my fruit driven expectation of gamay. I've been drinking discount bojo. This was phenom. — 19 days ago

Brandon, Josh and 2 others liked this