Pacherenc Du Vic Bilh, Southwest France

Domaine Labranche-Laffont

Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec 2018

Loved this - definitely different. Deep yellow, acidic, Mellon on the nose. — 20 days ago

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Les Domaines Paul Mas

Saint Hilaire Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

A real steal for this inexpensive, single vineyard PN from the south of 🇫🇷 — 5 days ago

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Vincent Girardin

Cuvée Saint-Vincent Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2010

David T
9.1

Vinaigrette salad with dried, dark cherries & caramelized walnuts calls for Pinot Noir. In fact, the wine needs the salad to really sing. Wine speaks deeply to the skin of the caramelized walnuts.

The one thing about Burgundy is you can get pre-ox, barnyard and VA. Here, you get just a touch of soft VA.

The palate is; round, lush darker fruits that are very ruby. Ripe & more extracted; blackberries, stewed black, plum, dark cherries, plum pudding, blueberries, black raspberries, dried cranberries, raspberries & strawberries on the way to fermentation. Moist clay, dry top soil, sludgy limestone, dark chocolate, notes of maple & brown sugar, dry herb, deeply grilled meats, dry & fresh tobacco, leather notes, oak powder, charcoal, forest floor, dark, tree sap, berry cola, blended black & red licorice, dark spices with a touch of heat, tea with sediment with candied, ruby, dark florals; dark, red, purple & blue florals. The acidity is round & beautiful. The finish is solid wire to wire, rich, lush, well knitted & balanced, sexy and persists endlessly.

Vincent Girardin in excellent vintages, like 2010, is one of my go to value producer for reds & blancs.

VA fades as you sip...salad assists as well.

1/15/21
— 2 days ago

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Château Gros Moulin

Per Vitem Ad Vitam Red Bordeaux Blend

2016 vintage. 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Malbec. Another strong effort from this excellent producer. Unusual blend for Bourg. A little understated initially, actually better the next day, so you might want to decant. Elegant and fresh with well-integrated high alcohol (14,5%). While not as impressive as the pure Malbec from this estate, it's a solid effort that will age well for at least 10 more years. — 2 days ago

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le secret des amants

Chapitre 4 La Parade Malbec 2019

Very nice interpretation of Malbec "on the fruit" on lands usually reserved for Carignan, Mourvèdre, Syrah ... in addition to the usual notes of the grape variety: prune, very ripe cherry, graphite, fresh ink etc. we have notes of fresh herbs, mint, verbena, vetiver. Round and crunchy, very good for its price range.

Très belle interprétation du Malbec « on the fruit » sur des terres habituellement dévolues aux Carignan, Mourvèdre, Syrah... outres les notes habituelle du cépage: pruneau, cerise très mûre, graphite, encre fraîche etc. On a ici des notes d’herbes fraîches, menthe, verveine, Vétiver. Rond et croquant, très bon pour sa gamme de prix.
— 5 days ago

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Les Vins Contés (Olivier Lemasson)

Le Puits Sauvignon Blanc

Green Apples. Sea salt. Sunshine. Electricity. Lemasson is an OG. — 8 days ago

Pinotman, Josh and 2 others liked this
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Dude makes fun wines.

Joseph Perrier

Cuvée Royale Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay

The NV Joseph Perrier ‘Blanc de Blancs’ Champagne includes 15% reserve wine and was aged on the lees for five years prior to disgorgement. Bright lemon zest and crushed seashells mingle with Gravenstein apple and shades of nutmeg infused sourdough bread all parade on this beautiful bouquet. The palate is fresh and vibrant with wonderful verve and a soft texture. Kumquat zest infused Challah bread and a bright salinity combine with fresh Granny Smith apple and shades of marzipan on the palate. This has wonderful length as this beautiful ‘Blanc de Blancs’ will cellar well over the next eight to ten years. Drink 2020-2028- 92 — 9 hours ago

Severn, Eric and 11 others liked this

Domaine Lise & Bertrand Jousset

Exilé Chenin Blanc Blend

This wine is so fun and it really has a lot going on for the money! Classic Chenin aromas and flavors: peaches, cheese, rocks, hay but also something else from the other two grapes! I’m a new fan of the jousset wines but I’m really loving their stuff! 🤩 — 10 days ago

Ceccherini, Paul and 13 others liked this
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Nice!

Beret et Compagnie

Negoce en Vin White Blend 2017

I opened this last night and was going to rate it then, but something told me to wait a day to have most of it and to develop thoughts then. This is a nice wine, but is somehow different in a way I can’t quite put into words. Deep yellow in the glass, perhaps a slight oxidized characteristic on the nose, but a lot of mature fruits too. Palate hits every part of the mouth, great round acid on the finish. Interesting wine that went surprisingly well with enchiladas in a tomatillo sauce. — 19 days ago

Severn, Lyle and 4 others liked this
Pooneet K

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Love tomatillos! Anyone who likes acid-driven wines has to, I assume. Definitely support adding them to the garden.
Pooneet K

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Love tomatillos! Anyone who likes acid-driven wines has to, I assume. Definitely support adding them to the garden.
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I see that comment went through the first time after all, regardless of the 500 error the app threw up.

Famille Jouffreau

Clos de Gamot Cahors Malbec 2016

Lyle Fass
9.3

Terrific nose. High toned berry fruit. Bittersweet cocoa and earth notes. Leather. Tree bark. Mulch. Terrific and very classic. Palate is concentrated and full of intense red berry fruit. So much tiny berry fruit intensity and wonderful stony tannins. Explosive and intense with great refinement as well. Firm tannic spine and awesome freshness. Nose gets more focused darker berry fruit and violets with air. Superb wine. Will last decades. Really amazing length and sap. As this airs it gets juicy and picks up a velvety texture. Still firm acids and tannins but so much fruit. — 14 days ago

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