Little William

Domaine William Fèvre

Bougros Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2012

Confrérie Des Chevaliers du Tastevin Sous-Commanderie d'Albany; 2 June 2024 at Normanside County Club, Delmar, NY

In a fantastic spot!
— 16 days ago

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Château Latour

Premier Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2004

2 hour decant(decent chunky sediment). A stunning dark crimson color with little bricking. On the nose: expressive perfumed notes of dark red fruit, creme de cassis, mushrooms, floral, touch of stewed meat and cigar box. Taste: velvety, classy, fresh wine with red fruit, minerals, herbal, earth, pencil lead and a nice peppery cedar/leather medium plus finish. Sure, maybe not the depth/concentration of a classic vintage, but I can sniff/sip this wine all night. YUM! Happy Father's day to me. — 5 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
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Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2004

Delectable Wine
9.2

The 2004 Léoville Las Cases has a noticeable mintiness on the nose that actually complements the red fruit, though it deviates away from what you might call Saint-Julien typicité. After ten minutes, it coheres with ash and black tea aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with a rounded texture on the entry. The 2004 shows fine acidity and is lightly spiced with cracked black pepper towards the finish. A little conservative, but it acquits itself well considering the vintage. (Neal Martin, Vinous, June 2024)
— 14 days ago

Domaine William Fèvre

Les Preuses Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2018

Jan A
9.5

Star anise and thyme as standout descriptors. Open but still long life ahead.

Edit day two: fleshed out considerably. Just a really solid, seamless steely chablis
— a month ago

Edo, Peter and 25 others liked this
GaryWEdwards

GaryWEdwards

This Chablis is great value and might even be a bit young. And fortunately holds time well. I have the 2008 in 1.5L . Magic still. Love this juice from Fevre. And the Les Clos is off the chain great. And Bougros also great.
Jan A

Jan A

Thanks for the insights Gary, actually this is my first bottle of Fevre. Having multiple vintages of recent Clos, Bourgeos, etc. I read here on Delectable recently that these wines could be opened relatively young. So this first sample bottle confirmed the quality and confirmed that there is also absolutely no hurry in opening these. I'll probably keep buying these giving the price points compared to Raveneau etc.
GaryWEdwards

GaryWEdwards

Agreed. The whole lineup of Fevre Chablis Grand Cru represent a great price/value relationship compared to Raveneau and Davissat., etal.

Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2004

Delectable Wine
9.2

The 2004 Léoville Barton is less opulent on the nose than the Langoa but offers a little more refinement and terroir expression. A touch of seaweed develops with time. The palate is fresh on the entry. It is one of the most saline Léoville Barton that gets the saliva flowing. It is classic old-school Anthony Barton with a judicious dab of black pepper and menthol furnishing the finish. Excellent. (Neal Martin, Vinous, June 2024)
— 14 days ago

Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2015

2015 vintage. Decanted and tasted immediately. Very little sediment. Medium-medium-heavy body. Structure and both ample grip and fruit in a beautiful balance currently and for the foreseeable future. No rush to crush. Revisit in a decade. Wowzers. 5.17.24. — a month ago

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William Hill Estate Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Never disappoints. Deep nose: liqueur cherry & plum. But "deeper": caramel brownie - caramel, dark chocolate & gingerbread note. — 25 days ago

Château de Saint-Cosme

Little James' Basket Press Vin de Pays d'Oc Viognier Sauvignon Blanc

Refreshing French Viognier-Sauvignon Blanc blend, served with Moroccan chicken at Bitter End, Wells, ME — 18 days ago

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1971

1971 vintage. Top shoulder fill. Used a Durand but fully saturated cork still required some clean up on aisle 7. Decanted and tasted after 5 minutes. Threw much much less sediment than expected. Decent color with a little browning. Tertiary nose gave way to similar flavors with it being very slightly brickish. In a holding steady phase where there is no shining light to chase after-everything is consolidated and filed away so you're tasting the interpretations of history. Instructive. 6.13.24. — 8 days ago

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Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Delectable Wine
9.3

The bottle of 2014 Pontet-Canet showed better than the previous one at the 10-Year-On tasting in London. This offers much more restraint on the nose. It's quite precise, with greater mineralité seeping through the black cherry and cassis fruit. The palate has a sorbet-fresh entry, fine tannins and a silky sheen. The oak is fully subsumed after a decade, plus there is a little more depth on the finish compared to previous showings. This is a fine example of the vintage, and bottles should drink well over the next 12 to 15 years. Tasted from an ex-château bottle at the Pontet-Canet dinner in Washington DC. (Neal Martin, Vinous, June 2024)
— 14 days ago