Loron & Fils

Bérêche & Fils

Campania Remensis Extra Brut Rosé Champagne Blend 2016

My first post in 2021 also happens to be my 2000th wine in Delectable which, I guess is an achievement so we’re celebrating with some Bérêche. I believe this is the only wine in their incredible line-up that had, up until now, eluded me. Not any longer!

The 2016 Campania Remnsis pours a very pretty, pink/salmon color but the most remarkable aspect of the appearance is the gorgeous, everlasting mousse of this wine. It nearly carries a head! Pour after pour, the bubbles cover the disc for minutes before slowly beginning to dissipate, leaving a steady bead of bubbles for each glass. Initially, the nose was predominately cantaloupe (the delicious and juicy kind grown in sandy soils), raspberry, strawberry, baby roses, and salty sea breeze. After about an hour, however, the melon notes were replaced with Pink Lady apples and the faintest smell of a Cinnabon kiosk (no joke).
On the palate, this was so charming with Pink Lady apples, watermelon Jolly Rancher and chalky minerals.

As a complete package, the Campania Remesis is overwhelmingly fresh and full of excitement. Easily one of the more fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable pink champagnes I’ve had, ever. Disgorged March of 2020, Dosage 3.5g/l. 5318 bottles produced.
— 18 days ago

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Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils

Cuvée De Mon Aïeul Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2006

Black raspberry, grilled meat, wet earth and garrigue. The wine threw an eighth of an inch of sediment. A very chewy and thoroughly enjoyable CDP, much more interesting than the base wine. @Bob McDonald thanks inspiring the pull. — 3 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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@S.R.Alexander Thanks. Which wine did I have that inspired the pull?

Jean Biecher & Fils

Sommerberg Alsace Grand Cru Riesling

Lean and tight, minerally, petrol, on night 1. The fruit came out on night 2 and was delicious. I rarely have wines last til the next day. Glad this did. — 5 days ago

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Bouchard Père et Fils

Le Corton Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2017

Nice red fruits, cherries in particular and some black currant too, the nose as well as the palate has a touch of smoke or toasted scents but still the new oak treatment is not too prominent for my taste. It is very young but approachable with fine grained tannins and a nice acidity, the balance of that medium plus bodied palate with all elements is good, gorgeous fruit and decent length. 91-92

Au nez, magnifiques fruits rouges, cerises entre autres, un peu de cassis, une touche de boisé, légèrement toasté mais à peine. Ce beau fruit est très présent en bouche avec une belle acidité et les tannins sont de belle texture, des grains assez fins, une bouche avenante malgré la jeunesse et avec une puissance contenue, une belle fraîcheur, un bel équilibre et une finale sur des fruits très légèrement acidulés, avec toutefois une longueur correcte sans plus.
— 11 days ago

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Michel Arnould & Fils

La Grande Cuvée de Michel Arnould Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir

Same lot as my last btl. Another excellent showing. On the nose: dark cranberry, raspberry, lemon and slate, with a soft coppery touch. On the palate: fantastic acidity, good richness, but lovely cranberry and lemon with mineral overtones. Dark on the finish, which has excellent density. Mousse is coarser than I remember, especially at first, but better with air. — 4 days ago

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Pierre Gimonnet & Fils

Oger Grand Cru Special Club Champagne Blend 2015

This Special Club bottling from one of Champagne’s leading grower producers is stunning. All grand cru Chardonnay from Oger, it has pinpoint bubbles and aromas and flavors of lemon, green apple, lots of white flower (acacia, especially), bees wax, honey, yellow plum, hawthorn and crushed stone minerality. Exceptionally well balanced acidity and fruit, the wine is dry and elegant with a very long finish. Just beautiful with a long life ahead, but who can resist this temptation for long? — 13 days ago

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Remoissenet Père et Fils

Bourgogne Blanc

Great entry level Bourgogne, lemon, green apple, green tropicals, medium plus acidity, rocky and chalky, delicious wine. — 8 days ago

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Remoissenet Père et Fils

Meursault-Charmes 1er Cru Chardonnay 2006

Nose has grilled lemon, squeezed lemon, light warm caramel, candied lemon, bruised white peach, distant wood smoke, dried pineapple, butterscotch candy, light roasted hazelnut and wilted yellow flowers.

Palate has braised lemon, toffee sauce, candied pineapple, warm vanilla cremé, honey drizzle on baked yellow apple, pineapple puree, ripe apricot and dry crushed rock. Plenty of acidity and powerful forever finish, a striking wine, amazing.

Cork pulled for a slow oxidation at 3h then a 1.5h decant and the wine is really singing!

Paired to braised chicken thighs with a paprika/nutmeg/rosemary spice rub, shallots, garlic, mushrooms & apricots, plated over jasmine rice... delicious!
— 9 days ago

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Great post and photo!
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Chicken looks 🔥
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Your clearly not in Idaho!

Fleury Pere & Fils

Fleur de l'Europe Brut Nature Champagne

Slightly disappointed given the recent good run I’ve had with Fleury. Light stone fruit and crisp acidity on the finish. No real depth vs some of the other cuvées I’ve recently enjoyed. — 2 days ago

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Patriarche Père et Fils

Corton-Perrières Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2010

Pop amd pour, notes from 2 hrs open. On the nose: dried raspberry, mulberry leaf, musty red fruit, soft herbs. On the palate: excellent acidity and good density, sour cherry, cranberry, dried raspberry..this btl is mature, if a bit uninteresting. The finish shows very tannic still...Corton rusticity, I guess, but my guess right now is that the fruit will dry up before the tannin softens. Will check-in tomorrow. — 13 days ago

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