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Roland Thevenin

Les Charmes 1er cru Puligny-Montrachet Chardonnay 2012

2012 vintage on 8.10.2020 golden color. Smooth and easy drinking. Nice freshness from limestone. — 19 days ago

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Domaine Roland Schmitt

Alsace Pinot Blanc 2016

Pale lemon yellow and day bright. Aromas of dried herbs, something enigmatically spicy...maybe like green peppercorns, candied lemon and lime, Greek yogurt, sweet grapefruit, flowers. Dry, medium acidity, tiny hint of tannins, medium alcohol, medium body. This is a complex wine that could be a great winter white. — a month ago

Daniel et Roland Vernay Gisèle

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2015

There is a smokey thing happening in the front and then comes blackberry. There is a bit of bacon too, lurking in the back. Nothing out of the extraordinary. The palate shows a strong acid backbone but curiously it's rather vertical. There is not so much matter which is odd when I check it against my previous côte rôtie encounters but it's rather wide. Blackberry all along, some lively tannins, with a bit of a drying effect. There is a bitterness in the end. Well, I sure expected a bit more weight and matter but it's not unpleasant. The last côte rôtie I had was jamet's 2008 so yes we are in a different, inferior league here, but it's still good and enjoyable. — 2 months ago

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Ericsson

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Good review 👍🏻 the sort of thing I can relate too.
Daniel M

Daniel M

@Ericsson thank you sir!

Roland Lavantureux

Les Preuses Chablis Chardonnay

2016 - lemon lime, sea spray,,lees , (med + to high acidity) yellow gold color — 20 days ago

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Andi Knauss

La Boutanche Trocken Riesling

The winner and still champion🏆 — 9 days ago

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Roland Lavantureux

Bougros Chablis Chardonnay 2017


The nose has some white fruit, flinty with it seems a little bit of reduction. The palate is wide and full, despite nice tension that shows more with some air and with the wine warming up, a nice Chablis character with this salinity that comes out more and more, length is okay. Is it a high level Chablis Grand Cru, probably not but could be in a few years and is a very good bottle right now. 90-91


Nez de fruits blancs, pierre à fusil et un brin de réduction il me semble. La bouche est assez large et ample malgré une belle tension qui accompagne le tout, petit côté salin et définitivement Chablisien, longueur correcte, un haut niveau de Grand Cru? Pas certain mais un très bon Chablis et qui gagnera sans doute à être attendu un peu. 90-91
— 2 months ago

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Roland Lavantureux

Vaudésir Grand Cru Chablis Chardonnay 2013

Atypical Chablis. I poured it blind and people picked Puligny. Delicious though. — 23 days ago

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House of Arras

Grand Vintage Champagne Blend 2007

Comprehensive notes from 24 weeks ago still apply. Definitely Australia’s best sparkling I think, from Tasmania. Straw and hay aromas with fresh bread. With over 7 years on lees giving this quality and complexity if it was French you would be paying a couple of $100. Champion wine of the Brisbane Wine Show in 2016. — 2 days ago

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Roland Lavantureux

Petit Chablis Chardonnay 2018

Citrus, minerality and salinity. Bright acid. Lovely! — a month ago

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Nicolas Feuillatte

Réserve Exclusive Chouilly Rosé

David T
8.9

This was suppose to be a Friday night happy Champagne toast. But like Neapolitan, we drink Champagne in good & bad times.

We raise a glass in celebration of one of the greatest women of our time. Ruth, you were a true champion of Justice for the people. Rest in power. You have earned it. Can’t think of many more deserving. You wanted to hang in there for the people. We are forever sorry destiny had other plans. “2020, The Year of the Apocalypse!”
#RIPRUTH

It has been a long time since I’ve had a Nicolas Feuillatte anything and never had their Rosé until It was at Costco for just over $30. I thought to myself time to give it a try & grabbed one.

The nose reveals; black cherries, strawberries, deep, ripe, watermelon, pomegranate & cranberry juice, hints of tangerine & even less rhubarb, cherry kirsch, good presence of yeastiness, bread dough, baguette crust, oyster shells, sea spray, some white spice, watermelon Jolly Rancher/fruit roll ups, fruit tea, saline, grey volcanics, soft chalky powder, candied, red florals that are brilliant with pink & red roses.

The palate is; round, thick, rich, lush & highly polished. Micro oxygenation. The fruits are very ripe, deep and juicy. Black cherries, strawberries, deep, ripe, watermelon, pomegranate & cranberry juice, hints of tangerine & even less rhubarb, cherry kirsch, good presence of yeastiness, bread dough, baguette crust, oyster shells, sea spray, more white spice on the palate with heat, watermelon Jolly Rancher/fruit roll ups, fruit tea, saline, just a splash of herbaceousness stingy, grey volcanics, soft chalky powder, candied, red florals that are brilliant with pink & red roses. The acidity is round & lively. The long finish is nicely balanced fruit & earth with a long set of spice that persists minutes.

Serviceable at this price point but, it’s not going to replace my BSR & Ruinart N/V Rosé habit.
— a month ago

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Yes my heart sinks😔 and my blood pressure will rise at the same time thinking about what happens at the SC between now and election 🤦‍♂️
Melissa E

Melissa E

Yes RIP
David T

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@Peter van den Besselaar Thank you. Cheers.