Domaine Michel Lafarge

Domaine Michel Lafarge

Clos des Chênes Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2006

Beautiful nose, rich dark fruit and nicely balanced tannins, waiting to see Andrew's more eloquent prose and description! — 6 days ago

Domaine Michel Lafarge

Meursault Chardonnay 2018

Rob N
9.2

This was a very well-balanced but subtle chardonnay. Less acidic than the Chablis I have been drinking. — a month ago

Byron, Mike and 4 others liked this

Michel Perraud

Les Coteaux Cornas Syrah 2003

ESF
9.2

Real Sleeper - figured this was going to be tired & over the hill, but it was glorious! Needed 90 minutes to really open up but then it unfurled with pure black & blue fruits interspersed w/tar, leather, minerals, florals, meat & spice all wrapped in finely grained tannins wrapped in velvet. This was a product of the insanely hot 03 vintage, but this is an absolute complete wine - a gem. — 21 days ago

Aravind, Bob and 7 others liked this

Michel Fallon

Ozanne Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

First time trying this one. Very impressive- reminded me of Selosse Initial — 15 days ago

Severn, Shay and 1 other liked this

Domaine Michel Lafarge

Les Caillerets Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2005

Deep and simultaneously light, took about an hour open to really shine. What a treat. — a month ago

Ira, Vanessa and 9 others liked this

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Michel Rolland Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a gorgeous one from Napa.

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, cooked cherries, chocolates, black currants, tobacco, vanilla, licorice, cedar, spices, light alcohol, eucalyptus and peppercorn.

Full bodied, bold and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cloves, spices, tobacco, chocolates, dark coffee, graphite and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins and tangy cherries.

A delicious Cabernet Sauvignon Bordeaux blend from the great 2014 vintage. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel.

Fruit forward, elegant and rich. Opulent and tasty. Shows great complexity already, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years.

I've had many wines from Michel Rolland, from all over the world, and I always enjoyed them. Never disappoints and always a pleasure.

Thank you Scott for sharing this beautiful wine with me.

Wine Enthusiasts 95 points. Robert Parker 96 points.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime, and good by itself as a sipping wine. No need for food at all, but will pair nicely with a big piece of steak.

A blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot. Aged for 22 months in French oak barrels (80% New). Only 370 cases produced. Some of the fruit come from To Kalon and Stagecoach Vineyards.

14.9% alcohol by volume.

96 points.

$175.
— a day ago

Scott McNamara
with Scott
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Rolland sure gets around!
Scott Rose

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Those Rolland finishes hit the spot. Distinctively and deliciously different.
Tom Casagrande

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👍🏻👍🏻

Michel Arnould & Fils

Mémoire de Vignes Champagne Pinot Noir 2014

Pop and pour, but notes from 2 hrs open. This taste comes from the last sip in the btl...what a hit tonight. On the nose: ripe canteloupe, salt, soft savory herbs, amazing intensity...my wife offered to give me what was left in my glass, but said she'd take it if I didn't want it... Fantastic acidity, but melon, melon rind, perfect density. Better than the '12 or '13? Reminds me a touch of the '11, which was more savory. Yum. — 15 days ago

Severn, Lyle and 8 others liked this

Michel Rebourgeon

Meursault Chardonnay 2018

Nose has lemon zest, lemon slice, vanilla bean, crushing of flint, white wood smoke, room temperature butter, salt box and waxy yellow apple.

Palate has under-ripe pineapple, honeycomb, warm green apple, salty warm lemon, pulverized flint; concentration is amazing, finish is minutes.

Wow, Meursault I already ❤️ thee, but this is next level.

Decanted +3H, then double decanted for service tonight.
— 6 hours ago

Ming, Dawn and 7 others liked this
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@Lyle Fass Thanks! We're on the same page here, fantastic wine. Next bottles popped in 8-10Y, but so damn delicious tonight.
Lyle Fass

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@Severn Goodwin wine is sick. Electric and so complex.

Michel

Alte Reben Spätburgunder 2017

Vintage 2017 | Soft and refined elegance, true to type German Spätburgunder | Perfect pairing with Steak Tartare | at restaurant Pikaar — 25 days ago

Severn, Ericsson and 11 others liked this

Domaine Michel David

Clos du Ferré Vieilles Vignes Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie 2019

Superb nose of citrus (lemon, yuzu, even grapefruit) and a bit chalk. This is very inviting! The palate is very well made, with a wonderful fruity note all along, an almost sweet mouthfeel, and a long finish with that citrusy note which lasts a long while. It paired very well with a plate of pasta alla vongole and with some well aged French cheeses. — 12 days ago

Peter, Mario and 16 others liked this
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Aah, pasta alla vongole! 😜👏
Daniel M

Daniel M

When we are on the bassin d'arcachon, this is a go to meal. I should have added that we picked the vongole ourselves, knee-deep in the mud 😂 those little pleasures...