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Kojder

Souvignier Gris 2018

Kojder souvignier gris 2018

This reminds me of viogner wines from the rhone Valley. Almost a polish version of condrieu!
Apricot on the nose along with some oxydatives notes. A very dry palate with a bit of matter in it, some weight to it with these apricot notes, a great finish with a salty note in the end. A great tasting experience!
— 8 days ago

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Georges Lelektsoglou

Vieilles Vignes Cairanne Red Blend 2018

Heat & tannin blow off/soften after three hours to reveal a lovely core of structured sweet fruit with garrigue. Nice work. — 9 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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Insane value
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Great room

Jean-Jacques Morel

Bourgogne Chardonnay 2018

This wine is just like Jean-Jacques Morel's silhouette, which is very French and a little unkept. Unmanicured. This is not traditional Bourgogne Blanc of crisp acid and peppered oak. This is Chardonnay in ripe and wild form. Free spirited and behind a nondescript label, there’s an aspect of ironic cool and I could see natural wine shops selling this for $50+ if only they knew Jean-Jacques ever existed.

Glowing unfiltered hay. Aromas of lemon curd and fresh bright pineapple with a hint of vanilla. There's VA but it works. Salty sour flavors of apricots and peaches with a persistent finish.
— 7 days ago

Severn, Casey and 14 others liked this
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I had to grab another @Severn Goodwin !
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@Ely Cohn nothing like JJ’s wines. Something is coming in the future from him as well. Love that man!

Célestin Blondeau

Les Rabichottes Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Pale lemon, slight green hue, with aromas of ripe stone and citrus fruits with dried herb notes. On the palate flavors of apple and grapefruit with crisp acidity. Medium finish, ending with citrus, grassy herb and mineral character. — 8 days ago

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Famille Jouffreau

Cuvée des Vignes Centenaires Cahors Malbec 1998

Lyle Fass
9.6

Stunningly deep nose of cassis, tree bark, spice and wild mint. A scene in nature. Plum. Such pure fruit. Also violets. Super floral, but darker flowers. Crushed rocks and wet earth. As classic as it gets. The first growth of Cahors. Palate is silky and textured with amazing depth. Superb sap, power and concentration. Such class and finesse. So refined and elegant. Ripe and substantial tannins and but again so refined. Amazing length. Brilliant wine. Unreal freshness. Sappy and deep. Has the guts to go 35 more years. Profound.

As this opens it gets so velvety, so sappy, so elegant. Just a brilliant bottle.
— 3 days ago

Ira, Daniel and 14 others liked this

Les Vins Du 7

Bulles de Comptoir #9 Tradition Champagne Pinot Noir Blend

And now for something quite different. A champagne rebel and man of his own time and mind, Charles Dufour is producing some extraordinary wines. And they live up to the hype. A nice mild amber color with lazy, small bubbles. The nose is rather intense with a nice bit of nutmeg up front. Plenty of citrus fruit that never overwhelms but is certainly enveloping. Woodsmoke and wood, red apples, and just a little honey.

As natural as natural wine gets. Organic, hand picked, herbicide free. This most certainly tastes natural, in the best way possible. 60% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, and an added 10% of Pinot Blanc. From beautiful Côte des Bar terroir and aged for two years on lees. 80% of the wine comes from the 2018 harvest with the remaining 20% coming from a perpetual reserve dating back to 2010. With an extra brut dosage of 3 g/l, there’s rather zippy acidity and innate purity here.

This really is one of those bottles that unique and highly, highly expressive. Very nuanced with outrageous complexity. The palate is fantastic with apples and a bit of cinnamon to boot. Every sip screams natural and terroir driven. Special, special stuff. Unique and gorgeous.
— 6 days ago

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Trixie

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Very nicely reviewed!🍾
Willie Carter

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@Severn Goodwin One of a kind stuff
Willie Carter

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@Trixie Thank you, that means so much to me!

Domaine des Ardoisières

Améthyste Red Blend 2018

Ted
9.5

Blown away. Lots of fruit. Mineral component. Splash of earth. Clings to your taste buds and doesn’t leave. — 3 days ago

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Domaine d'E Croce (Yves Leccia)

Ile de Beauté Red Wine 2019

Yves Leccia’s 2019 Île de Beauté IGP Rouge is a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Niellucciu, hailing from the northerly appellation of Patrimonio, Corsica.

Île de Beauté – the namesake for many wines produced on the island – translates to ‘island of beauty’ in English.

This is a beautiful wine, indeed. It is medium ruby with ripe cherry, strawberry, and kirsch notes leaping out of the glass; it also offers licorice, fennel, violet, and subtle meaty characteristics. The fruit is unmistakably intense and concentrated. I suspect it’s a reflection of the dry, sun-soaked climate on this beautiful, mountainous Mediterranean Island.

This is such a versatile and food-friendly wine – it’s definitely worth a taste if you have the chance (preferably while gazing upon Corsica’s coastal seascapes). Cheers to the wines of Corsica!
— 19 days ago

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Sébastien Fleuret

Rouge Against The Machine Red Blend 2016

Endnu en Fleuret-vin som ikke findes mere. Helt genial trods dumt heavy metal-ordspil. Kæmpe appelsin-aroma. Endnu lettere end Leon. Måske også mere syre. Cab franc forklædt som poulsard er min nye yndlingsalting. — 3 days ago

Domaine Roulot

Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2019

Jan A
9.3

The nose screams lemon and then you are hit with round acidity on the palate. Quite rich with pear and peach (I'm drinking this on the chilly side). A little astringent note on the finish gives away the appellation. Great to see what can be achieved with a Bourgogne Blanc in the right hands. Worth the 100€ a bottle retail price? That's another debate 😉 a joy to drink anyways, happy to be able to buy some bottles and curious for their higher cru's 🚀 — a day ago

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