The Cellar Cru

Domaine François Raveneau

Vaillons Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2014

A light gold edged hue- a touch of oxidation and not as fresh as the 15 montee alongside. Great minerality and focus. A touch of spice and corn. Very poised. Very good- yum — 3 days ago

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Tom, Mark and 7 others liked this

Vincent Dauvissat

La Forest Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2017

Classic sh!t that goes from a spotlight to a laser in mid-palate. Overly impressive. White WotN. — 6 days ago

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Château Angélus

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

This showed berry fruit, cassis, cedar, truffle, earth & tobacco. — 3 days ago

Shay, Juan and 9 others liked this

Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2000

Drinking well, polished showing black & red fruit, cassis, spice box, graphite, leather, & sweet tobacco. Just beginning to enter its drinking window with many years ahead. — 21 days ago

Ira, Shay and 17 others liked this

Domaine François Raveneau

Butteaux Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 1988

A hint of hazelnut and pear. Pure and very Raveneau. A gorgeous fresh bottle. — a day ago

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Vanessa, Mark and 6 others liked this

Domaine François Raveneau

Montée de Tonnerre Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2015

Light and clear. Lime and chalk and steel. Salinity but quite ripe for Raveneau. Lovely intensity, a hint of grapefruit and good balance. — 3 days ago

Bex GreenDavid Schachter
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Vanessa, Tom and 8 others liked this

Domaine des Lambrays

Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2017

I don’t get to try this ultra premium segment of Burgundy much so it is a treat to have this. This displays ripe aromas of berries, rose petal, leafs and wine gum pastille. It is medium bodied. On the palate you get more berries, citrus fruits, vanilla and cinnamon. The finish is fresh and dry with district fine tannins. — 21 days ago

Vino, Fabian and 8 others liked this

Louis Latour

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay 2017

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Domaine Georges Roumier

Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1993

Gorgeous. Soulful and intense. Garrigue and plum and dark sour cherry. Inky and poised. Herbal edges and a velvety mouthfeel. Superb stuff. — a day ago

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Lyle, Shay and 8 others liked this

Château Rauzan-Ségla

Margaux Grand Cru Classé Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

2000 vintage. Last tasted 12.2.22. Scored a 9.6 then. This go-round, nice fill and pristine cork. Decanted and tasted over the course of 5 mins-2 hours. Throwing respectable sed. Darker than expected given the age. Huge funk on the nose which remained for approx 4-5 mins despite much decanter swirling/agitation. Wine angular and tight upon first sip after 5 mins. Large, decaying leaves presence in the nose that morphed into a beefy espresso mélange at the 15 mins decanted mark. Gradually started to unfold, revealing massive graphite and cocoa powder flavors. Some forest floor aromas/flavors cruised by around the hour mark. Really started to show anticipated balance slightly thereafter. No absence of tannins/structure. Plenty of time left on the "in the zone" plateau but feel the wine crested the top of the bell curve in the last year or so. Not improving but enough components to keep this one in the rocking Y2K conversation as best of show. 2.7.24. — 21 days ago

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