Mont Blois

G. Huet

Le Mont Vouvray Chenin Blanc 1969

Amazing 50 year bottle bought to celebrate parents golden wedding anniversary. Still bright golden in colour, complex (yeasty?) aroma that is difficult to pin point. Great tension on the palate, racy and nervy, with quite high acidity which surprised me for a Demi-sec. A real experience. — 9 days ago

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Mont Gravet

Vieilles Vignes Carignan 2016

The nose is crushed cranberry, cedar, cinnamon and clove. The palate reveals more cranberry, tart cherry, smoke, and spices galore. Moderate plus acid and medium tannins. — a month ago

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Frédéric Savart

Le Mont des Chrétiens Ecuiel 1er Extra Brut Champagne Blend 2014

Explosive richness and complexity with hints of lemon, smoke, flowers and wet stone. Very enjoyable. — 13 days ago

Renato Siani
with Renato

Domaine Huet

Le Mont Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2009

Year-end dinner with great friends at one of our favorite wine bars.

Clean acidity with some hints of honeyed apricot. I love the Sec cuvée as it’s not too sweet. Paired well with a heavy does of clams, fish egg, abalone etc.
— 19 days ago

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Domaine Fourrey

Mont de Milieu Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2017

Outstanding example, seashells, tart malic fruit, and a slight cheese rind finish. — 17 days ago

John Mcgrory
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Miomi

Saurint Sauvignon Blanc

Malvasia la mont di zic — 2 days ago

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Joseph Sabon

Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2018

Slightly tart but wonderful complex fruity wine. One of the better white CDPS I HAVE HAD RECENTLY. — 13 days ago

Mont Marçal

Gran Reserva Cava Brut 2016

Pretty, floral, pithy with driving acidity and delicate perlage — 9 days ago

Frédéric Savart

Le Mont Benoit Vieilles Vignes Villers Aux Noeuds 1er Cru Extra Brut Champagne Blend 2014

No chill from Savart here. Made the mistake of bringing a magnum of this to the mother-in-law's birthday party... Packed with middle aged aunties... So you can imagine how a brutally acidic, highly mineralic, dry champagne went... Let's just say the NZ savvy b was a bigger hit. Thankfully, the mother-in-law's got great taste and she loved it.

A champagne that begs for air. Austere essentially - only the final remnants of the wine really showcased the brilliant fruit. The nose is incredibly floral with light bread notes, orange rind and pear. The palate is intense and cuts like a knife. Red berries, lemon juice, lime, marzipan, salt... Really salty. I like this wine now, but it really needs time to flesh out and show its best.

NB: So different from the Ledru despite having nearly the same composition. Ah! The wonders of wine. Hard to nail the reason why, but I suspect maker's mark is probably the biggest factor. Both vibrates with great inner energy, but I can't help but feel that the Savart's just spitefully lean 🤣 Just a gut feeling as the site (and possibly base vintage too) is different.
— 16 days ago

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Clos du Mont-Olivet

Cuvée Unique Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

Wow. Still full of flavor and smooth as silk. All the right attributes. After 25 years I don’t think it could be any better — 20 days ago