Lavaux, Vaud

Luc Massy

La Crosse Epesses Chasselas

My mentor Chef Emile lead me to this lovely wine thank chef , — a month ago

Henri Magnien

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St. Jacques Pinot Noir 2014

Feeling fortunate and grateful. A friend brought this back from her trip to Paris as a gift. She was nervous and skeptical as it had sat around an 85°F apartment for a week.

Thrilling, really. From bouquet to finish. Scents of cranberry, blood orange, and spice waft from the glass. The palate gains muscle with air showing cherry, red currant, chalk, and clove with insane length and disciplined concentration. My only knock would be the wood tannin being slightly overpowering on the mid palate, but the finish dazzles with an endless echo of mushroom and earth.

Seemingly just hitting its peak, though it’s bound to stay here or improve for a decade or more. Great stuff.
— 7 months ago

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Austin Hohnke

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@romo Wish I could admit more familiarity, but alas Cru Burgundy generally operates outside the perimeter of my pocketbook.

Very much enjoyed reading up on it and locating it in the Wine Atlas.

You’re an excellent follow on this platform. Thanks for always drinking such great juice!
Severn Goodwin

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A great example of the resiliency of wine.
Austin Hohnke

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@Severn Goodwin Exactly what I told my friend. The vines fought hard to create the fruit, it’s no wonder the grapes fight hard to preserve it. Talk about great parenting.

Luc Massy

Baillival Saint-Saphorin 2022

Delicious choice with the perch and fera. Light body with lots of flavor.  — 6 months ago

Frederic Esmonin

Lavaux St. Jacques Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2017

Very nice and firm taste as well as fragrance. — 3 years ago

Obrist Vevey

Clos du Rocher Yvorne 2018

Mild but complex. Good minerality and Stone. Slight fizz. — 4 years ago

Bernard Cavé

Clos du Crosex Grillé Cuvée des Immortels Réserve Aigle Grand Cru Chasselas 2019

Supposed to be one of the finest expressions of Chasselas. I found it flat, unremarkable though — 5 months ago

Obrist Vevey

Cure D'Attalens Chardonne 2022

Slight sorbet front end to cream over the pallet — a year ago

Lesley Hackett
with Lesley

Domaine de L'Ovaille

Yvorne Grand Cru Chasselas

Mature, thick (but light), gluey flavors. Lovely. Screams for trout. — 4 years ago

Jean et Pierre Testuz S. A.

L'Arbaléte Grand Cru Dézaley 2018

Very rounded, with a complex mix of floral fruit and minerality. To my mind much better than their “La Borne” Grand Cru Dézaley which seemed a bit hollow in comparison. — 4 years ago