Yves Cuilleron

Yves Cuilleron

La Petite Côte Condrieu Viognier 2017

I first enjoyed this Condrieu ‘La Petite Côte’ from Yves Cuilleron earlier in the year at which time it was gloriously vibrant, lithe and very enjoyable. This time round it showed notably different; it seemed dull and heavy by comparison.

Quite oaky, with forest floor, white peach, anise, and grapefruit. A pleasing palate, but my experience can’t help but be tainted by its poor performance this time round.

Condrieu of course unusually benefits from being drunk young - could the six months or so since I last enjoyed it have seen it go over the hill? Or simply bottle variation, perhaps?

A shame, but such is wine: unpredictable! I have one bottle left which I’ll hang on to.
— 21 days ago

Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey

La Comme Santenay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2018

A massive wine. Tropical fruit. Hint of matchstick. Wet stone. — 6 days ago

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En Remilly Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2016

Ouvert 1 heure à l’avance, le nez d’allumettes s’est pas mal dissipé. On a affaire à un vin assez gras doté quand même d’une belle acidité. Les agrumes sont à l’avant plan et on y denote une belle mineralité. — a month ago

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Yves Cuilleron

Terres Sombres Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2005

Not showing it’s age. Fresh and vibrant. All the right touches in all the right places. The terminal note of pepper is just smashing. Glad to have more. — a month ago

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Yves Chidaine

Montlouis Moelleux Chenin Blanc 1997

Vintage 1997 | Chenin Blanc, Dutch bottling. Mesmerizing wine. I put my nose in the glass, if I walk into a rose garden with lots of bee hives with honey. And a row of apricot trees. Ultimate balanced. Só happy to have this Chidaine in the cellar. | Paired with home baked Applebread, a slow food recipe from Alto Adige, a great combination. — a month ago

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Beautiful

Domaine de Saint-Just

Yves Lambert Saumur Chenin Blanc

High acidity, yellow apple. — 6 days ago

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Jean-Yves Péron

Les Voisins Rouge 2016

I liked this quite a bit, not as a serious dinner wine, but good as a starter, maybe with pizza. Had a little funk, but was fresh and fruity. Not much complexity. At Barkada in DC. — 12 days ago

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Yves Cuilleron

Les Vignes d'à Côté Syrah 2017

Nice plumb, mild tannins after some time openning up. Dry aftertaste. Plenty of time left to be cellared. — a month ago

Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey

Les Burnins 1er Cru Montagny Chardonnay 2012

Delicious! So refreshing with notes of lemon, citrus, stony, mineral, salty, racy acids & acacia flower. — 9 days ago

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La Barbarine Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2017

Hmmm. This one is so interesting. Maybe it’s the California in me. All full of expectation of fruit and instant gratification. So had to focus on La Barbarine. Savoury, smoked meats and dark fruit. Medium bodied, pepper and wood sap in the palate. Amazing compact dark florals and bitters in a compact finish. Very well made. I am not adult enough for this wine. — 5 days ago

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Gabriel Ramsey

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Hmmm. This one is so interesting. Maybe it’s the California in me. All full of expectation of fruit and instant gratification. So had to focus on La Barbarine. Savoury, smoked meats and dark fruit. Medium bodied, pepper and wood sap in the palate. Amazing compact dark florals and bitters in a compact finish. Very well made. I am not adult enough for this wine.
Gabriel Ramsey

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Hmmm. This one is so interesting. Maybe it’s the California in me. All full of expectation of fruit and instant gratification. So had to focus on La Barbarine. Savoury, smoked meats and dark fruit. Medium bodied, pepper and wood sap in the palate. Amazing compact dark florals and bitters in a compact finish. Very well made. I am not adult enough for this wine.
Gabriel Ramsey

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Hmmm. This one is so interesting. Maybe it’s the California in me. All full of expectation of fruit and instant gratification. So had to focus on La Barbarine. Savoury, smoked meats and dark fruit. Medium bodied, pepper and wood sap in the palate. Amazing compact dark florals and bitters in a compact finish. Very well made. I am not adult enough for this wine.