Inviting and fine aromas of sweet red fruit, perfume, little tobacco, mushroom, autumn leaves and delicate minerality in an elegant, complex and sophisticated #wine Full magic of Musigny on the palate with fascination, presence and lightness. Perfectly balanced and immensely long. Matured red Burgundy at its very best!
2014 Les Jeunes Rois
Fresh and pure aromas of black cherry, wild berries, meat, spicy notes, wet earth and mineral layers in an elegant, tightly structured and focused #wine Smooth, but precise and fine on the palate. Beautiful and delicious at this early stage.
1985 Clos Ste Hune
Aromas of tropical fruit, orange zest, honey, herbal spiciness and chalky minerality in a magnificent #wine of freshness, vibrancy and complexity. Perfectly balanced, focused and long on the palate with delicate acidity and honey little sweetness. Matured, dry Riesling doesn’t get better than this.
Bottling from an unknown Negociant from a rather weak vintage, but showing beautifully and surprisingly strong with dark fruits, pepper, earthy notes, black olives, little tobacco and dark minerality. Still very much alive and delicious. Have you had a similar surprise recently - a bottle that exceeded your expectations significantly?
Bold and powerful, but balanced and truly fascinating #wine of tropical and stone fruits, honey, mixed herbs, waxy notes and intense mineral layers. Vibrant and present on the palate with concentration, depth and drive. Certainly no typical Auxey-Duresses.
1993 Les Folatières
Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru
Intense and fresh aromas of citrus, stone fruits, popcorn, nutty layers, mixed herbs, spices and smoky minerality in an elegant and creamy, but vibrant #wine Powerful and exciting on the palate with delicate acidity, depth and great length. Really shining and yet another example of the greatness of 93 whites.
Krug Grande Cuvée
166ème Édition from half bottle.
Freshness and tension of the 2010 vintage meet the ripeness and roundness of 2000 and 2006 with aromas of citrus, tropical notes, ripe apples, brioche, honey, delicate spiciness and traces of almonds. Vibrant and fresh on the palate with fine acidity, finesse and beautiful length.
Received its cork in the fall of 2015. 45% Pinot Noir, 39% Chardonnay & 16% Meunier.
1969 Les Amoureuses
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru
Expressive aromas of sweet red fruits, perfume, mixed spices, earthy layers, dark mineral notes and hints of barnyard in a vital, elegant and rather spectacular #wine Fine and delicate, but very present and long on the palate with intriguing sweetness, fine acidity and soft texture. All the greatness you’d expect from this magnificent terroir. Drink now!
Meursault 1er Cru
Fresh, powerful and racy #wine of citrus, green apple, white flowers, reductive notes, sesame, delicate spiciness, little smokiness and chalky minerality. Super elegant, but full of tension and focus on the palate with a never ending finish. Brilliant!
1967 Château L’Evangile
Dark and sweet aromas of blackberry, plum, earth, leather, green pepper, tobacco and licorice spiciness in an elegant, classy and seductive
#wine Balanced and fresh on the palate with fully integrated tannins and little acidity. A pleasure to drink and, in this condition, good for some more years. By the way, 1967 was a high-yielding vintage, which started very promising with dry and hot days, but saw a lot of rain in September and during harvest in October. Despite those challenging conditions, there are (as in Burgundy) still some good wines to discover. Have you ever tasted 1967 Bordeaux?
1945 Château Lafite
Expressive and intense aromas of sweet red fruits, mint, black tea, dark chocolate, autumn leaves, earth and smoky minerality in an elegant, fascinating and complex #wine Light red colored, but perfectly intact and benefiting from air. Present and fresh on the palate with vital acidity, integrated tannins, sweetness and delicate spiciness on the persistent finish. A truly magnificent experience!
1er Cru Champagne Brut
Expressive aromas of apple, stone fruit, mixed spices, bread, hints of almonds and chalky minerality in a classic #champagne of balance, vibrancy and roundness. 100% Pinot Noir from Ecueil.
Krug 2004 & 1979
2004 is beautifully delicate, fine and fresh with intriguing aromas of citrus, stone fruits, fine honey, brioche notes, ginger spiciness and chalky minerality. Perfectly balanced and alive on the palate with tension and length. Already a masterpiece. (39% Chardonnay/ 37% Pinot Noir & 24% Meunier).
1979 needed time to open and show its full greatness with ripe yellow fruits, mushroom, honey, hazelnut, brioche, smoky layers, caramel and orange zest. Powerful and deep on the palate with fine sweetness, vital acidity and substance. Still strong and fully living up to its great reputation.
1964 Barolo Riserva
Fresh, expressive and sweet aromas of red fruits, orange, black tea, leather, earth, smoke and ethereal notes in an elegant, charming and complex #wine Delicately structured with present acidity and integrated tannins. Beautiful length and presence. If you have a bottle in this condition, there’s definitely no rush to open it.
1983 & 1988 Clos Ste Hune
Both in great shape with an even fresher and crisper 1983 and a fine and ripe 1988. Equally fascinating with tension, focus and chalky minerality on the palate. There’s no better dry Riesling from those days.
Domaine G. Roumier
1988 Bonnes Mares V.V.
Experimental and legendary #wine from old vines in the Bonnes Mares vineyard which Christophe only made once. The wine shines youthful and pure with aromas of red fruits, orange zest, meat, pepper, forest floor, black tea, delicate sweetness and lots of cool mineral notes. Dense, precise and deep on the palate with fine acidity and incredible length. Still somewhat closed, but already powerful. Just exceptional.
2014 Les Chevalièrs
Fresh and vibrant , but creamy #wine of lemon, stone fruits, flint stone, reductive notes, herbal freshness and chalky minerality. Dense and smooth while vital on the palate. Nice, but not a perfect bottle as it’s missing the precision and focus I experienced in other bottles of this wine.