Olivier Merlin

Les Cras Macon La Roche-Vineuse Chardonnay 2015

2022/5/28 with tai sashimi 2 ways, tomato in dashi, chicken and new onion in pea and white miso soup, etc. There may be some bias since I’ve been looking for bottles like this since being reminded of how good classicist white Burgundy is with Kyoto food, but this really did it, and even more so considering the price. Savory, salty minerals, butter and citrus, the requisite oak, some honey from maturity - it all just works. — a month ago

Ira liked this

Thierry Merlin-Cherrier

Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc

Good wine from Berkeley wine — 7 months ago


Clos de France Pouilly Fuisse Chardonnay 2018

This is a very nice and delicate style of Chardonnay from Merlin, small Clos with just around 1200 bottles a year — a year ago

Peter, Ivor and 1 other liked this

Olivier Merlin

Macon La Roche Vineuse Chardonnay 2020

Simple everyday white Burgundy. Perfect for good bistro fare. — a month ago

Tom, Josh and 6 others liked this

Olivier Merlin

Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2016

Strawberry, bright cherry, cinnamon, rhubarb, pomegranate, menthol, and cedar. Light tannins, low alcohol, and high acid. A nice red table wine. — 6 months ago

Susan Cahoon
with Susan
Brent liked this

François Merlin

Brocéliande Syrah

Fresh Smokey and earthy. And only 12,5%!!! — a year ago

Chris liked this

François Merlin

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2014

Ripe red fruit, dried herbs and some characteristic blood and sweat. A bit hot. — 2 years ago

Domaine Merlin-Cherrier

Sancerre Pinot Noir

Mineral, rhubarb, roses. A touch of lees funk. — 2 months ago

Eddie liked this

Chateau des Quarts (Dominique Lafon & Olivier Merlin)

Clos des Quarts Monopole Pouilly-Fuissé Chardonnay 2015

Intense Chardonnay starting with apple and cream with a long and intense vanilla finish. Excellent! — 5 months ago

Brent liked this

Olivier Merlin

Vieilles Vignes Mâcon La Roche-Vineuse Chardonnay 2019

Delectable Wine

The 2019 Mâcon La Roche Vineuse Vieilles Vignes is completely barrel fermented; however, since ‘03 Merlin has utilised less new oak, currently using around 10-15%. The 2019 is well-defined on the nose with hints of white flowers and orange blossom. The palate is quite spicy and peppery, a powerful Mâcon with just a light touch of honey towards the finish. Very fine. (Neal Martin, Vinous, November 2021)
— 8 months ago