Armelle Barbanson

Armelle Dieval

Je Déteste Merlot 2019

SASY Saturday Blind Tasting. Nonfruit aromas dominate, leading us to a cooler climate. Spice and earth but not oaky. Lighter body, medium low acid and tannins. Process of elimination to effing merlot! — a year ago

Paul and Laura liked this

Domaine Armelle et Bernard Rion

Les Damodes 1er Cru Vieille Vigne Nuits St. Georges Pinot Noir 2016

Silky, subtle, and really delicious. Less in your face than new world Pinot noir. — 3 years ago

Armelle Barbanson

Les Fustiers Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2016

Aromas of raisins and dried fruit. Light tanins, medium body/ mouth feel. Good legs. Taste is delicious with spice notes, a hint of dark red ripe cherry. — 3 years ago

Domaine Armelle et Bernard Rion

Les Chaumes Vieilles Vignes 1er Cru Vosne-Romanée Pinot Noir 2017

Poor man’s version of DRC. The vineyard rows own by this owner sit about 10 yards from DRC vineyards. — a year ago

Eddie and Ira liked this

Domaine Armelle et Bernard Rion

Marcel Heritage 1er Cru Vieille Vigne Nuits St. Georges Pinot Noir 2016

Softer flavors in this Pinot. Very tasty and easy to drink. — 3 years ago

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with Karen

Domaine Armelle et Bernard Rion

Les Chaumes Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Pinot Noir 1990

With 2 hours of Audouze style airing the wine was absolutely singing! Tremendous freshness, lovely minerality and a superb finish this wine is a tremendous overachiever! — 4 years ago

Ira liked this

Domaine Armelle et Bernard Rion

Vieille Vignes Clos Vougeot Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2016

Earthy but still youthful with strawberries and dark cherry. Some nice cedar and toast spices. — 3 years ago

John McgroryRyan McClellanChris McClellan
with John, Ryan and 2 others
Ryan, P and 3 others liked this

Domaine Armelle et Bernard Rion

Les Lavières Nuits St. Georges Pinot Noir 2013

Picked this baby up Nuit-Saint-George while touring France with the in-laws. Father-in-law currently in the cath lab for an inferior STEMI, so decided to break this one out of the archives. Best of luck, Ralph! — 4 years ago