Pierre Amadieu

Pierre Gonon

Les Iles Feray Pays de l'Ardèche Syrah 2019

Brought to Tasting Group, popped and poured, and then served double-blind to the group. In the glass, the wine pours a transparent ruby color, with no signs of sediment. Medium+ viscosity with significant staining of the tears. On the nose, the wine is redolent of dark fruits, black pepper, olives, olives, and olives with some purple flowers and gravelly minerals added to the mix. On the palate, confirming the fruit and non-fruit characteristics. The wine is bone dry with medium tannins and medium+ acid. Due to the non-fruit characteristics, it is very difficult to place this in the New World, although there are some new producers, making wine similar to this. That being said, it’s hard to get outside of the Northern Rhône, vacillating between Côte Rôtie, Cornas, and Saint Joseph (no one in the group felt the oak was lavish enough for Hermitage). There were good arguments for each…and then the reveal. What a joy to drink this. Too bad even the “Les Iles Feray” has become near unobtainium. If someone wants to experience what Northern Rhône Syrah is supposed to taste like, this would be a contender for Exhibit A. The 2019 “Les Iles Feray” will be enjoyable for many years but I think this should be enjoyed in its youth. Drink now or over the next 5-10 years. — 2 days ago

Daniel P., Ely and 7 others liked this

Château Saint-Pierre

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

Good Saint-Julien with a typical flavor profile for that appellation. Nothing remarkable but definitely a good value. — 21 hours ago

Pierre Gonon

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2018

Jeremy Shanker
9.6

First time trying the 18. A stunner as expected. — 9 days ago

Andrew, Tom and 6 others liked this

Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils

Cuvée De Mon Aïeul Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2007

Beast mode, this is always over the top and grandiose and wears it well in 2007 just at the limit of ripeness being too ripe. — 14 days ago

Daniel P., Tom and 1 other liked this

Pierre Paillard

Les Parcelles Bouzy Grand Cru Champagne Blend

Gor
9.2

Raspberries, lemon curd, hint of apricots, blood orange, blanched almonds. Wonderfully balanced acidity that offsets the slightly oxidized notes. Good stuff. — 22 days ago

Pierre Gimonnet & Fils

Cuis 1er Cru Brut Blanc de Blanc Chardonnay Champagne

Very classic, maybe a tad boring in this lineup — a month ago

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Pierre Péters

Les Chétillons Cuvée Spéciale Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay 2012

Light straw (appears): white flowers, lemon, and chalk on the nose; the palate gets some complementing pastry flavors, as well. This is rich with everything in place—delicious. — 5 days ago

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Catherine et Pierre Breton

Trinch Bourgueil Cabernet Franc

Great Cab Franc from a great producer. A bitty of natty funk but also great nutty and black fruit notes on the nose. The taste is pretty classic bright red fruit with nice mineral notes and bit of black pepper on the end. — 5 days ago

Ginny Lewinski
with Ginny