Serge Roh

Serge Dagueneau

Les Pentes Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Fantastic. Concentration, balance, bracing acidity — a month ago

Château Musar

Bekaa Valley Obaideh Merwah 2005

Opened and poured into a ship decanter for two hours before being returned to the bottle another couple of hours prior to dinner at Le Bouillon. A golden color that seem lighter on the rim. On the nose, this is eminently rustic with stone fruits, wild flower honey, echinacea and butterscotch. On the palate, not nearly as oxidative as the nose would suggest. In fact, this is remarkably fresh with bright apricot and nondescript tropical fruits. Medium-plus acid. The finish is long and somewhat saline. A wine of brilliant texture. A stunning pairing with marinated octopus and was delightful with the other courses of our meal as well. A small portion was left for further evaluation the following day. I am happy to report that it held up very well indeed. The late Serge Hochar once said that his white wines seem to gain freshness with age. The 2005 vintage shows there is likely truth to his assessment. Well cellared examples should drink well for at least another decade. I, for one, look forward to checking in on these for many years to come. — 2 months ago

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@Jay Kline awesome write up. I can’t wait to open mine (09)

Serge Faust

Vandières Brut Champagne Blend

Étendu les lumières sur l'arbre. Tradition ! — 6 months ago

Château Musar

Bekaa Valley Red Blend 2013

Decanted for around an hour, the recently released 2013 Grand Vin from Chateau Musar is an enormous wine at present in its youth. Gradually, it opened into a gorgeous, exotic and utterly unique product of this unlikely corner of the wine world. There’s plenty of Bordeaux-like character in the form of dark fruit and cigar box, but there are notes too of cranberry, liquorice, clove, mandarin and five spice. The mouthfeel, as a whole, has a quasi Brunello quality to it, with its bright cherry fruit and mouthwatering acidity. But woe is anyone to compare this wine to any other, for it is incomparable. One of Serge Hochar’s last vintages before his passing in 2014, and one that will doubtless have a long life. — 11 days ago

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Serge Roh

Grand Cru Vétroz Amigne

Full bodied white, a Valais specialty with taste of Linden. Perfect pairing to the rich Chinese Dishes @ China Garden, Zermatt. Tomorrow lockdown of Restaurants starts here too 😩 — 5 months ago

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Domaine Cabirau

Serge & Nicolas Maury Sec Red Rhone Blend 2014

Really nice balance. Red fruit, nice spice, violets and the most wonderful little bit of brine that makes you want to take your next sip quick. Tannins well integrated. Really good for the price. — 2 months ago

Domaine Cabirau

Serge & Nicolas Grenache VdP des Côtes Catalanes 2017

Funky, earthy aromas / flavors with cooked red and black fruit and loads of a wet concrete minerality. Dry - good with food. — 3 months ago

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Serge Roh

Petite Arvine de Vétroz 2012

Lyle Fass
9.4

Sickness. Citrus, tangerine, insane spice, orange rind, matchstick, perfumed like nothing else. Mineral and airy. So beautiful. 9.5 on the nose. Palate is brilliant. Chewy, textured and pure. Amazing purity. Nimble yet textured. So elegant. Love petit arvine. So complex and textured. Long finish. So nimble. Great wine. Terrific grip. Such purity. Could be a 9.5 but needs more density. — 4 months ago

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A Fass Petite Arvine? Now you've got my attention, generally an overlooked italian variety that I have challenges finding...
Lyle Fass

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@Severn Goodwin from Valais in Switzerland. It’s insane but rosenthal brings it in. Research for now. But petit arvine from Switzerland is coming.
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Awesome! Looking forward to that. My favorite varietal, given the name, and also the best pairing for Vacherin!