Tasting notes of wines I recently had in my glass and worth talking about!

Domaine Felettig Nuits-Saint-Georges 2014

Domaine Felettig Nuits-Saint-Georges 2014

Domaine Felettig Nuits-Saint-Georges 2014 Beautiful ruby color. Nose of red fruits (strawberries, cranberries, cherries), spices, earth and some flower notes. On the palate the fruit is pure and crunchy with earth and spices coming back again. The acidity level is good, the wine shows freshness, very fine tannis and a finish of good lenght. Really […]

Clos des Fous Pour Ma Gueule Valle del Itata 2016

Clos des Fous Pour Ma Gueule Valle del Itata 2016

Clos des Fous Pour Ma Gueule Valle del Itata 2016 Medium bright ruby color. Nose of berries, sppices, earth and a touch of lovely and green Pepper like greeness. On the palate the acidity level is good, the wine is fresh with a long lasting finish. The flavors are all about red and dark berries, spices and […]

Domaine du Nival Matière à Discussion 2016

Domaine du Nival Matière à Discussion 2016

Domaine du Nival Matière à Discussion 2016 Light gold color, but shiny and youthful. Nose of candied lemon, salty and light oak notes with just a touch of caramel, all in a subtle and elegant way. Bright tension on the palate due to its good acidity level without being razor sharp, this wine last a […]

Joseph Faiveley Volnay 1er Cru Santenots 2010

Joseph Faiveley Volnay 1er Cru Santenots 2010

Joseph Faiveley Volnay 1er Cru Santenots 2010 Even garnet color through the glass. Elegant nose with load of fruit flavors, spices, earth, dried flowers and something that reminds me of crushed rocks. Good mouthfeel with just enough strenght to feel the tannins, but civilized enough to be enjoyed. The fruit is expressive with a meaty […]

Domaine Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 2014

Domaine Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 2014

Domaine Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 2014 Light, young and translucid garnet color. Aromas of spicy red berries, smoke and elegant yet subtle oak notes. Even if it shows its youth on the palate, there is fruit flavors, noble green notes, some oak, spices and a light bittterness on the finish. Glad I’ve opened one, even happier […]

Château Lafon-Rochet 4e Grand Cru Classé Saint-Estèphe 2004

Château Lafon-Rochet 4e Grand Cru Classé Saint-Estèphe 2004 

Château Lafon-Rochet 4e Grand Cru Classé Saint-Estèphe 2004  Dark garnet color. The depth from the nose gives black fruit notes, spices, earth, smoke and just a hint of burnt wood and red berries that brings in some freshness. Round and silky palate feel, slowly polished by the years of cellaring, but still gives the impression that it’s far from over. Slightly crisp finish with remanescance of the strenght this wine had before. The flavors are of the same type as the aromas with the addition of salty notes on the finish.  Very satisfying for a wine bought 8-9 years ago. Excellent (91)  Made of 51% Merlot, 46% Cabernet-Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc. Aged 16 to 18 months in oak barrels, 50% being new. Alcohol level of 13% Château Lafon-Rochet’s website: lafon-rochet.com 

Baron de Ley Reserva Rioja 2012

Baron de Ley Reserva Rioja 2012 

Baron de Ley Reserva Rioja 2012  Dark and purple color. Nose of black berries, coffee, bitter chocolate, spices and oak. Dense and powerful on the palate, the vanilla filled finish does bring some charm to the wine. Bold but still expresses fruit flavors, spices and coffee notes. May be a little on the young side, but some […]

Fratelli Alessandria Dolcetto d'Alba 2015

Fratelli Alessandria Dolcetto d’Alba 2015 

Fratelli Alessandria Dolcetto d’Alba 2015  Ruby-purple color. Nose of wild berries, cherries, plum, earth, spices and some flower notes. Flavors are about the same as the aromas, with extra notes of crushed black berries. This is expressive, joyful, round, fruit loaded and lifted by a good acidity. What a tasty treat! Very good (89) Made of Dolcetto. Aged in stainless / cement tanks for 5 to 7 months. Alcohol level of 13,5% Still available in SAQ stores for 21,95$ (Code SAQ : 11580186)  Fratelli Alessandria’s website: fratellialessandria.it  They are represented in Québec by Oenopole: oenopole.ca  Here’s a link to a […]

Malivoire Gamay Niagara Peninsula 2015

Malivoire Gamay Niagara Peninsula 2015 

Malivoire Gamay Niagara Peninsula 2015  Medium dark ruby color. Fine but shy nose of flowers, cherries and earth. Way more expressive on the palate with an explosion of red fruits, ground cherries, dried flowers and a bold and present spiciness. Just long and concentrated enough, it stays fresh and refreshing due to its good acidity level. […]

Domaine du Cros Lo Sang del Païs Marcillac 2015

Domaine du Cros Lo Sang del Païs Marcillac 2015 

Domaine du Cros Lo Sang del Païs Marcillac 2015  Ruby color with purple hue. Bloody and meaty yet showing freshness, berries and spices notes. Crunchy fruit flavors on the palate with more dark berries than red ones, with some sweet spices, meat notes and everything for a wine to pair well with BBQ grilled meat dishes. Good+ (88) Made of 100% Fer Servadou. Aged in stainless tanks. Alcohol level of 12,5%  Available in SAQ stores for 16,80$ (Code SAQ : 00743377)  Domaine du Cros website : domaine-du-cros.com  Sample proposed by Trialto: trialto.com 

Pierre Gerbais Grains de Celles Champagne Extra Brut

Pierre Gerbais Grains de Celles Champagne Extra Brut 

Pierre Gerbais Grains de Celles Champagne Extra Brut  Light gold color. Nose of freshly baked bread, green apples, lemon and an obvious salty scent. Creamy and vinous at first when you take a sip, the acidity and salty freshness kicks in after to bring tension on the finish. , this is quite enjoyable and clearly on the QPR side as it is affordable for a Champagne of that quality! Excellent (91) Made of 50% Pinot Noir, 25% Pinot Blanc and 25% Chardonnay. Aged on its lees in tanks, then on lattes for 30 months before disgorgement. Dosage of 3-4g/l. Alcohol level of […]

Baron de Ley Grand Reserva Rioja 2010

Baron de Ley Grand Reserva Rioja 2010 

Baron de Ley Grand Reserva Rioja 2010  Dark garnet color. Depth and dense nose where berry notes goes along with spices and oak. On the palate the structure and the rectitude of the wine are almost overpowering the flavors by being a little severe, but air did brought up dark berries, spices, earth and oak flavors. May feel more dense than complex at this stage, but shows a good ageing potential for up to 15 more years. More classic styled Rioja wine which I like. Very good+ (90) Made of 100% Tempranillo. Aged 24 months in 50% American oak and 50% French oak, then 5 years in bottle prior to release. Alcohol level […]

Henry Marionnet Domaine de la Charmoise Touraine 2016

Henry Marionnet Domaine de la Charmoise Touraine 2016 

Henry Marionnet Domaine de la Charmoise Touraine 2016  Dark ruby color with purple hue. Nose of ripe red and black berries with spices note, earth and violet flowers. Quite concentrated on the palate, it still finds balance due to its acidity level and a sour-bitter finish that brings in some crispyness to the wine. Feels structured (for a Gamay of course, not generally speaking!), it’ll hold on for a few years, or few minutes in your glass as it’s the two options offered with this wine! Good+ (88) Made of  Gamay from vines planted between 1967 and 1978. Aged in tanks. Alcohol level of  12% Available in SAQ stores for 16,75$ (Code SAQ : 00329532) Henry Marionnet’s […]

Dominique Piron Domaine de la Chanaise Morgon 2015

Dominique Piron Domaine de la Chanaise Morgon 2015

Dominique Piron Domaine de la Chanaise Morgon 2015 Semi-dark purple color. Nose of baked berries, super present warm spices notes and some earth. Chewy, charming, juicy with a more powerful finish than this type of wine usually offers, it is still drinking quite nicely and easily. Flavors of ripe berries and spices, everything to please the guests! If you still have some bottles around, dare to put some down in the cellar as this wine has all the structure needed to aged over a few years. Good+ (88) Made of Gamay. No information available on ageing / winemaking. Alcohol level of 13,5%  Was available in SAQ stores for 22,05$ (Code SAQ :  10272966) Domaine Dominique Piron’s website: domaines-piron.fr Represented in Québec by LCC Vins […]

Grange of Prince Edward Select Gamay Pinot VQA Prince Edward County 2014 

Grange of Prince Edward Select Gamay Pinot VQA Prince Edward County 2014 

Grange of Prince Edward Select Gamay Pinot VQA Prince Edward County 2014  Light, bright and shiny ruby color. Nose of red berries, wet eart, spices and a light flowery breeze. Bringht and explosive red fruit flavors on the palate. A little lower acidity level that what I am used to from the region, but still […]

Trail Estate Gamay Noir VQA Ontario 2014

Trail Estate Gamay Noir VQA Ontario 2014 

Trail Estate Gamay Noir VQA Ontario 2014  Light but young garnet color. Nose of sweet red berries, earth and spices. Flavors of sour and slightly sweet red fruit like sour cherries, cranberries, rhubarb and spices. Felt different from other Gamay I had from Ontario, it was vibrant, a little on the charming side, but I gladly enjoyed it! […]

Norman Hardie County Gamay VQA Prince Edward County 2014

Norman Hardie County Gamay VQA Prince Edward County 2014 

Norman Hardie County Gamay VQA Prince Edward County 2014  Light ruby color. To me, this smells typicaly like a County wine with red berries, clay, spices with herbacious and salty notes. Flavors of sour berries with a lively acidity, strawberries, rhubarb, sweet spices and a tart finish that shows an amazing fresh and salty finish. This is […]

Domaine Marcel Lapierre Morgon 2016

Domaine Marcel Lapierre Morgon 2016 

Domaine Marcel Lapierre Morgon 2016  Medium dark purple-ruby color. Nose where flowers, fresh red berries, earth and spices brings in freshness and balance as fruit ripeness is there. Follows on the palate crunchy and sour-bitter red fruit and a good acidity level. This wine is really fruit forward and with its lenght, everything is there to make this highly […]

Château Yvonne La Folie Saumur-Champigny 2014

Château Yvonne La Folie Saumur-Champigny 2014

Château Yvonne La Folie Saumur-Champigny 2014 Dark purple color. Nose of blackberries, crushed raspberries with a good amount of spices notes. Silky mouthfeel at first, then  the brightness of the wine shows all the goodness this type of Cabernet Franc can offer. The tart and sour fruit flavors on the finish brings in an enjoyable vibrant twist. […]

Domaine J. Chamonard Fleurie La Madone 2015

Domaine J. Chamonard Fleurie La Madone 2015

Domaine J. Chamonard Fleurie La Madone 2015 Relatively dark and foggy purple color. Nose of blueberrie pastries on which one would’ve thrown on wet earth and a bunch of spices. Rich mouth feel without falling into heaviness, but doesn’t feel much complex either at this young stage of its life. To its defense, it gets much better with air and changes quickly so, if opened now, it should be followed […]

Domaine du Possible Tout Bu or not Tout Bu Côtes du Roussillon 2015

Domaine du Possible Tout Bu or not Tout Bu Côtes du Roussillon 2015

Domaine du Possible Tout Bu or not Tout Bu Côtes du Roussillon 2015  Light ruby color. Nose of fresh red berries, aromatic herbs and sandy soil. May seems light on the palate, but the freshness, the red berries with the herbal notes, sweet spices and basil makes this wine so tasty. This wine IMO the perfect example of […]

Arboleda Carmenere Aconcagua 2015

Arboleda Carmenere Aconcagua 2015

Arboleda Carmenere Aconcagua 2015  Dark and can’t see through purple color. Nose of dark berries, warm spices, green Bell pepper, bitter chocolate and a hint of smoke and sandy soil. Very silky texture on the palate, it’s balanced, not heavyness here and there’s a light bitterness on the finish. Flavors of black berries, chocolate, light but enjoyable and well […]

Georges Descombes Brouilly 2015

Georges Descombes Brouilly 2015

Georges Descombes Brouilly 2015  Ruby almost purple color. Nose of red and dark berries, there is some Concord grapes notes, but also spices and earth. This have everything the vintage calls for with ripeness and chewyness, but also the typical acidity you get from Gamay, then a light bitterness on the finish. Highly chuggable wine […]

Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso 2015

Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso 2015

Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso 2015 Medium light ruby color. Bursting spices nose that leads to red berry aromas, crushed rocks and coal. Very flowery and more delicate on the palate than what the nose could’ve showed, long refine red berries and sweet spices, great acidity and looong finish. This is good! Could be described as […]

Château Cambon Beaujolais 2016

Château Cambon Beaujolais 2016

Château Cambon Beaujolais 2016  Bright and translucid ruby color. Nose of flowers, red fruits with spices and earth, a perfume a can’t be tired of smelling! This a perfect example of how elegant a Gamay wine can be. On the palate, there’s an explosion of red berries and fruits (cherries and strawberries), of acidity (not […]

Ravines Chardonnay Finger Lakes 2014

Ravines Chardonnay Finger Lakes 2014

Ravines Chardonnay Finger Lakes 2014 Light color with green hue. Nose of green lemon, Granny Smith apples, salty and rocky notes. Round mouth feel, almost fat whie the wine is dry, ending with a bright finish with good acidity. Very nice wine for a new productiona rea fir me. Very good+ (89) Made of  Chardonnay. […]

Grange of Prince Edward Estate Chardonnay VQA Prince Edward County 2013

Grange of Prince Edward Estate Chardonnay VQA Prince Edward County 2013

Grange of Prince Edward Estate Chardonnay VQA Prince Edward County 2013   Light golden color. Nose of pear, apples, lemon and wet rocks. Was quite shy on the palate, especially when too cold. But as it warmed up, it showed really beautifully! Bright, good acidity, apple, lemon and salty notes with a touch of honey on […]

Pinard et Filles Frangin 2016

Pinard et Filles Frangin 2016

Pinard et Filles Frangin 2016 Dark and light purple color. Nose of wild berries Concrad grapes, flowers and earth. This nose is deep, fresh and inviting. Same on the palate with great flavors, this sour-bitter duo that I like so much, because it’s what makes this type of wine so easy drinking, without being thin […]

Domaine de Fa Fleurie Roche Guillon 2015

Domaine de Fa Fleurie Roche Guillon 2015

Domaine de Fa Fleurie Roche Guillon 2015  Dense ruby color with purple hue. Nose of mixed berries, meat, spices, violet flowers and then something leafy. Dense, deep but tight nose. Complete opposite on the palate with expressive flavors, a good acidity level, could be mistaken for a warm year Crozes-Hermitage from the Graillot familly. Fine finish […]

Pinard & Filles Pornfelder 2015

Pinard & Filles Pornfelder 2015

Pinard & Filles Pornfelder 2015 Dark ruby color with purple hue. Nose of small berries, earth, spices, straw, blooming of freshness. Good concentration on the palate paired with a good acidity level. Flavors of sour fruit, spices, it’s juicy and chewy, has some depth and is simply quite tasty and joyful. Glad I could have […]

Norman Hardie Cuvée des Amis VQA Prince Edward County 2014

Norman Hardie Cuvée des Amis VQA Prince Edward County 2014

Norman Hardie Cuvée des Amis VQA Prince Edward County 2014 A Great Wine generally is the one that is drank at the right moment, with the good people, having long lasting talks holding a glass of that wine, remembering all the good times they had together. Wine is all about sharing, enjoyment, smiles. This particular wine […]

E Guigal Crozes-Hermitage 2013

E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage 2013

E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage 2013 Dark ruby color. Nose of mixed berries, spices, pepper, olives, raw bacon and flowers. More tight on the palate, air did helped unveil the flavors of baked red fruit, olices, then spices and meat notes. Long and rustic finish, this is a type of wine that goes so well with long roasted […]

Errazuriz Aconcagua Costa Pinot Noir 2016

Errazuriz Aconcagua Costa Pinot Noir 2016

Errazuriz Aconcagua Costa Pinot Noir 2016  See through ruby color. Nose of crushed red berries, eart, spices and a touch of flowers, cedar wood and herbs. Bright on the palate with cherries and some flavors as got previously on the nose. It’s fresh and enjoyable, but still young. Give this wine some air and you’ll […]

Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin Chablis Grand Cru Valmur 2012

Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin Chablis Grand Cru Valmur 2012

Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin Chablis Grand Cru Valmur 2012  Bright yellow gold color. Salty nose with candied lemon, pears, orchard fruits with enjoyable toasty notes coming from the barrel ageing. Same profile on the palate, the wine is dense with a round mouth feel, explodes on the finish where the wine is even more bold […]

Jean-Claude Chanudet La Cuvée du Chat 2015

Jean-Claude Chanudet La Cuvée du Chat 2015

Jean-Claude Chanudet La Cuvée du Chat 2015 Bright ruby color with purple hue. Nose of spicy red berries, earth, light green notes and just a hint of funkyness. In fact, just enough for that type of wine as it is enjoyable at that level. On the palate the wine is chewy, frsh, juicy and really tasty. The flavors […]

Maison Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages Combe aux Jacques 2015

Maison Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages Combe aux Jacques 2015

Maison Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages Combe aux Jacques 2015 Dark purple color. Nose and palate of mixed wild berries, flowers, spices and earth. The wine really shows the vintage with darker and riper fruit while keeping the acidity and balance. Would pair well with poultry, a richer dish to bring freshness to it or the classic deli […]

Intriga Cabernet-Sauvignon Valle del Maipo 2014

Intriga Cabernet-Sauvignon Valle del Maipo 2014

Intriga Cabernet-Sauvignon Valle del Maipo 2014 Dark purple color. Nose of black berries, spices, earth, grilled bell pepper, herbacious and oaky notes. Velvet texture on the palate, almost rich, but still keep its balance between concentration, strenght and a touch of freshness. Flavors of dark berries, spices, bitter cocolate, earth and oak. Very good (89) Made […]

Claude Riffault Les Chailloux Sancerre 2014

Claude Riffault Les Chailloux Sancerre 2014

Claude Riffault Les Chailloux Sancerre 2014  Light and bright gold color. Deep nose of lemon, peaches, crushed rocks and a pretty saltiness. On the palate there is that round and almost fat mouthfeel, there is also acidity, salty and sea shell notes, then lemon, lime and peach flavors. Might feel a little rich, but this is so […]

G.D. Vajra Langhe Rosso 2014

G.D. Vajra Langhe Rosso 2014

G.D. Vajra Langhe Rosso 2014 Medium ruby color. Nose of flowers, red berries, earth, then sweet spices. You can also feel freshness and a light bitterness coming out of the aromas. Same profile on the palate with a good acidity level, a fine and enjoyable bitterness on the finish, but the fruit is so chewy […]

AA Badenhorst The Drifter Cinsault Swartland 2016

AA Badenhorst The Drifter Cinsault Swartland 2016

AA Badenhorst The Drifter Cinsault Swartland 2016  Light garnet color. Earthy nose, slighytly meaty but very bright with red berry notes blended with spices. Lots of red berry flavors on the palate with some animal notes and a spicy kick on the finish. Good+ (88) Made of cinsault. Natural winemaking. Alcohol level of 13% Available in […]

Domaine de Majas Côtes Catalanes 2015

Domaine de Majas Côtes Catalanes 2015

Domaine de Majas Côtes Catalanes 2015  Light garnet color. Nose of red berries, earth, there is some funkyness here but it went away with air to let pepper and clove spices show up. On the palate there is so much fruit flavors that the spices notes only comes up on the finish to give some […]

Domaine Chatelain Les Chailloux Silex Pouilly-Fumé 2015

Domaine Chatelain Les Chailloux Silex Pouilly-Fumé 2015

Domaine Chatelain Les Chailloux Silex Pouilly-Fumé 2015  Lithly colored with green hue. Very lemony nose with wet rocks coming out of a river with all the saltyness one can think of with fine herbacious notes. Medium bright on the palate, it’s flavorful with lemon zest, ripe red apples flavors and a gentle saltiness and herbal finish. Good+ (88)  […]

Yves Cuilleron Saint-Joseph Les Pierres Sèches 2007

Yves Cuilleron Saint-Joseph Les Pierres Sèches 2007

Yves Cuilleron Saint-Joseph Les Pierres Sèches 2007  Garnet color with an orange rim. Nose of meat, pepper, earth, fresh mushrooms and dark berries. Showing some strenght, richness and wide palate, the wine wine offered flavors of berries, red meat, pepper, then the mushrooms and earth came again to end on a long and spicy finish. Really […]

Chanson Père & fils Viré-Clessé Bastion de l'Oratoire 2014

Chanson Père & fils Viré-Clessé Bastion de l’Oratoire 2014

Chanson Père & fils Viré-Clessé Bastion de l’Oratoire 2014  Lightly colored. Nose of lemon, pears to which salty notes and a green note is added and it brings up some freshness. Round on the palate with buttery and light oak notes, but nothing to overpower the acidity or the freshness of this wine. Then followed flavors of […]

Domaine Catherine et Pierre Breton Avis de Vin Fort Bourgueil 2015

Domaine Catherine et Pierre Breton Avis de Vin Fort Bourgueil 2015

Domaine Catherine et Pierre Breton Avis de Vin Fort Bourgueil 2015  Bright and medium dark ruby color. Nose of crushed berries, then spices, leather and a mix of meat, herbs and fresh green bell pepper. Same flavors on the palate, drinks quite easily being tasty and have a good acidity level. The finish did brought […]

Maison Louis Jadot Brouilly Sous les Balloquets 2015

Maison Louis Jadot Brouilly Sous les Balloquets 2015

Maison Louis Jadot Brouilly Sous les Balloquets 2015  Medium dark purple color. Nose of dark berries, spices, earth then some flower notes. Round on the palate with ripe fruit flavors, the wine is tasty and seductive, true to the vintage it’s coming from. There is also a hint of acidity that brings some freshness on the […]

Hidden Bench Estate Pinot Noir Beamsville Bench VQA 2012

Hidden Bench Estate Pinot Noir Beamsville Bench VQA 2012

Hidden Bench Estate Pinot Noir Beamsville Bench VQA 2012  Medium dense garnet color. Nose of smoke, spices, oak, fresh and sun loaded red berries with earth notes. This is a deep and pretty nose. Palate goes forst on strawberry notes, then comes the spicy and smoky flavors, oak, then earth and crusehd rocks. You can […]

Château Langlais Bordeaux Supérieur 1988

Château Langlais Bordeaux Supérieur 1988

Château Langlais Bordeaux Supérieur 1988 Still shows a dark color with brownish rim. The nose is clearly on evolutive notes such as dry leaves, tobacco, earth with some alcohol. More expressive on the palate, this wine pairs a good acididy with some back bone and a long lasting finish. Of course the aromas are also on […]

Château Cailleteau Bergeron Tradition Côtes de Blaye 2015

Château Cailleteau Bergeron Tradition Côtes de Blaye 2015 Lightly colored with green hue. Salty and herbacious nose with citrus fruit and flower notes. Enjoyable acidity on the palate with flavors of citrus fruit, herbs, green apples and a great intensity and finish lenght. This is really well made! Very good (89) Made from 70% sauvignon blanc […]

Norman Hardie Cabernet Franc VQA Niagara Peninsula 2014

Norman Hardie Cabernet Franc VQA Niagara Peninsula 2014

Norman Hardie Cabernet Franc VQA Niagara Peninsula 2014 Medium dark ruby color with purple hue. True to Norman Hardie’s Cab Franc nose with its blend of berries, a hint of bell peppers, spices and earth notes in a very fresh way. Similar on the palate with a great acidity level (even if lower than its County equivalent), […]

Bernhard & Reibel Crémant d'Alsace 2013

Bernhard & Reibel Crémant d’Alsace 2013

Bernhard & Reibel Crémant d’Alsace 2013 Light gold color with good size bubbles, not too intense, lively in the glass even if they’re not lasting too long on the palate. Nose of toasted bread, pastry cream, apples, some yeast and hay. Really tasty and somehow concentrated, very long finish. Flavors of toasted bread covered with honey, […]

E. Guigal Côtes-du-Rhône 2012

E. Guigal Côtes-du-Rhône 2012

E. Guigal Côtes-du-Rhône 2012 Dark red cherry color. Nose of wild berries, spices, aromatic herbs, dust and leather. Began as an easy drinker, air did make the wine show its structure and its spicyness while being enjoyable. Put some bottles in the cellar for 2-3 years and you’ll be rewarded! Did that few years ago when I […]

Jean-Marc Burgaud Régnié Vallières 2015

Jean-Marc Burgaud Régnié Vallières 2015

Jean-Marc Burgaud Régnié Vallières 2015 Dark ruby color. Nose of spicy red berries, earth and flowers. Flavors of red berries of which the cherries shows more, then spices and earth notes. Well structured with a intense and round finish. A good yet serious Beaujolais. Very good (89) Made of Gamay from vines planted over sandy […]

Paterna Colli Aretini Chianti 2014

Paterna Colli Aretini Chianti 2014

Paterna Colli Aretini Chianti 2014 Beautiful ruby color. Nose of cherries, sweet spices (cinnamon), earth, it’s fresah and inviting. What a good idea to fall for the wine and listen to its call! Perfect acidity level, right amount of fruit flavors, of chewyness with just a touch of spice. As many Italian wine, this one […]

Domaine Louis Jadot Beaune 1er Cru Boucherottes 2012

Domaine Louis Jadot Beaune 1er Cru Boucherottes 2012

Domaine Louis Jadot Beaune 1er Cru Boucherottes 2012 This wine comes from Le Domaine des Héritiers Louis Jadot, the historical ownership from Louis Jadot and not their negoce activities. Medium ruby pink color with a rim color that looks like the wine have some age. Dense and deep nose with aromatic notes of flowers, red berries, cherries, earth, […]

Karim Vionnet Vin de Kav Chiroubles 2014

Karim Vionnet Vin de Kav Chiroubles 2014

Karim Vionnet Vin de Kav Chiroubles 2014 Being neighbor with Morgon stars Lapierre, Foillard and Breton, it must be inspiring to be around them! Since he also worked with Guy Breton, his experience did help when he started making his own wines back in 2006. No addition of yeast, sugar, sulfur of other “ingredients”. His wine […]

Domaine Thymiopoulos Jeunes Vignes de Xinomavro Naoussa 2015

Domaine Thymiopoulos Jeunes Vignes de Xinomavro Naoussa 2015

Domaine Thymiopoulos Jeunes Vignes de Xinomavro Naoussa 2015 Light ruby color. Nose and palate of berries, earth with some herbacious and green notes, but the fruit lift it up and the sweet spices pairs well with it. Fresh and juicy, this feel to me like a Greek Beaujolais could be even if it doesn’t have the […]

Domaine Joseph Chamonard Le Clos de Lys Morgon 2015

Domaine Joseph Chamonard Le Clos de Lys Morgon 2015

Domaine Joseph Chamonard Le Clos de Lys Morgon 2015 Very dark ruby color. Nose of red berries, flowers, spices, licorice and rocky soil. On the palate there was sour cherry flavors, red berries, floral and licorice notes, but the freshness of this wine is was impreses the most, especioally for a wine coming out of a […]

Domaine Vincent Dampt Chablis 2014

Domaine Vincent Dampt Chablis 2014

Domaine Vincent Dampt Chablis 2014 Lighlty colored. Fine and subtle nose of lemon, pear and salty notes. Having the same low profile on the palate at first, air did helped the wine. The finish offered a good flavor concentration followed by a good acidity level. Flavors of lemon, pear, green apples and salty notes again. […]

Cédric Bouchard Roses de Jeanne Côte de Val Vilaine Brut Champagne 2012

Cédric Bouchard Roses de Jeanne Côte de Val Vilaine Brut Champagne 2012

Cédric Bouchard Roses de Jeanne Côte de Val Vilaine Brut Champagne 2012  Beautiful golden color with numerous fine bubbles. Nose and palate of toasted bread, apples, candied lemon, there is also a salty and mineral touch complemented buy what feels like oak notes. Great concentration, this wine last a good moment in a long finish. […]

Bouchard Père & Fils Côte de Beaune-Villages 2013

Bouchard Père & Fils Côte de Beaune-Villages 2013

Bouchard Père & Fils Côte de Beaune-Villages 2013 Light ruby-orange color. Nose of spicy red berries, earth and blood orange. Real red berry juice on the palate with black pepper notes, this wine is what we should aim at while drinking this Burgundy range wines; fruit, pinot noir character and drinkability. Don’t let yourself be fooled by […]

Coto de Imaz Grand Reserva Rioja 2010

Coto de Imaz Grand Reserva Rioja 2010

Coto de Imaz Grand Reserva Rioja 2010 Medium dark garnet color. Charming nose of black berries, spices, vanilla and oak. The flavors on the palate are about the same as on the nose with a silky and slightly oaky finish. May not be the bolder Rioja around, but it’s ready to drink and will please your […]

Casanova di Neri Rosso-di-Montalcino 2012

Casanova di Neri Rosso-di-Montalcino 2012

Casanova di Neri Rosso-di-Montalcino 2012  Dark garnet color. Nose of spicy red and black berries, of earthy notes, leather and some oak. Dense and deep on the palate, the wine is tasty with its mixed berry flavors, leather, spices and oak also there, but well integrated. This wine have the structure to be cellared, but […]

Norman Hardie County Cabernet Franc VQA Prince Edward County 2014

Norman Hardie County Cabernet Franc VQA Prince Edward County 2014

Norman Hardie County Cabernet Franc VQA Prince Edward County 2014 Dark ruby color. Nose where small red and black berries are blended with just a touch of red bell pepper, spicy and earthy clay soil notes. Really fresh on the palate with a good acidity level, the fruit is chewy and the spices brings in some seriouness, but nothing […]

Domaine de Rome Sancerre Traditionnel 2014

Domaine de Rome Sancerre Traditionnel 2014

Domaine de Rome Sancerre Traditionnel 2014  Lighly colored with green hue. Nose of grapefruit, citrus fruit, herbacious and box tree notes in a fresh, mineral and expressive way. On the palate the acidity blends with a round and almost fat mouthfeel even if the wine is dry, and last quite long in a mineral finish. Very […]

Domaine Berthoumieu Cuvée Haute Tradition Madiran 2012

Domaine Berthoumieu Cuvée Haute Tradition Madiran 2012 Dark and dense almost purple colored. Nose of balck berries, earth, spices and oak. On the palate the wine is flowing easily and despite its structure, it is drinking nicely with its velvety mouthfeel and good acidity. Flavors of dark berries, spices and earth with a good length finish. Good choice […]

Fattoria Lavacchio Puro DOCG Chianti 2015

Fattoria Lavacchio Puro DOCG Chianti 2015 Bright ruby color. Nose of and palate of pure fruit notes without being too light or thin. Light bodied, great acidity, some strenght on the finish but nothing to lower its high drinkability! Perfect by itsel, to start a meal or over pastas or poultry. Very good (89)  Made of  sangiovese. No added sulfites and […]

Champagne Gardet Brut Premier Cru

Champagne Gardet Brut Premier Cru

Champagne Gardet Brut Premier Cru Arômes où la minéralité se mêle à un côté floral, puis de citron confit, avec un léger bois, c’est très fin et agréable! Équilibré et pourvu d’une belle fraîcheur, ce n’est peut-être pas le plus concentré des Champagne bu, mais il est assez long et savoureux. Il a tout pour plaire et ce à un […]

Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Sonoma 2012

Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Sonoma 2012

Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Sonoma 2012 Dark purple color. Nose of spices, small black berries, brown sugar, but it’s the finesse of the wine that impress the most. Same aromatic profile on the palate, the wine’s finesse goes along with its vigor and youth. Long finish with a little heat, but this wine […]

Château Trillol Corbières 2012

Château Trillol Corbières 2012

Château Trillol Corbières 2012 Dark colored. Nose and palate of pepper, dark berries, it’s spicy and leather on the finish. There is also a chewy mouthfeel and structure, so it need meat to pair with it! If you like bolder and full-bodied wines, you may enjoy this one. Good+ (88) Blend of 52% Grenache, 24% Carignan, […]

Domaine Marcel Lapierre Raisins Gaulois 2015

Domaine Marcel Lapierre Raisins Gaulois 2015

Domaine Marcel Lapierre Raisins Gaulois 2015 Light ruby color with purple hue. Nose of small berries, spices, earth and this light natural wine funkyness. There is a great acidity in this wine which is good since it comes from the warm 2015 vintage, and I like that! Then there was berry flavors ,earth and spices notes. […]

Domaine Tempier Cabassaou Bandol 2012

Domaine Tempier Cabassaou Bandol 2012

Domaine Tempier Cabassaou Bandol 2012 Dark and deep purple color. Nose of black berries, spices, herbs, it’s bright, deep and mysterious. Greatly structured on the palate, it is quite powerful at this stage. Flavors of spicy black berries with small berry jam and a mineral touch on the finish. This can’t hide the fact that it comes from a warm climate area, […]

Christophe Pacalet Chiroubles 2015

Christophe Pacalet Chiroubles 2015

Christophe Pacalet Chiroubles 2015 Medium dark purple color. Rich nose of brries with earth, spices and rocky notes. Charming on the palate with is ripe fruit flavors and wild berries, warm spices and jammy strawberries and density on the finish. True to its vintage, the wine remains highly quaffable and tasty. Good+ (88) Made of […]

Domaine Laurent Martray Brouilly Combiaty 2015

Domaine Laurent Martray Brouilly Combiaty 2015

Domaine Laurent Martray Brouilly Combiaty 2015 Medium dark light purple color. Nose of flowers, sweet red berries, earth and spices. Chewy on the palate, we feel the warmer vintage with the typical ripe fruit, but the wine still have enough acidity and concentration to be enjoyable and fresh. Once again, I like that wine that […]

Tenuta Poggio Verrano Chance Maremma Toscana IGT 2007

Tenuta Poggio Verrano Chance Maremma Toscana IGT 2007

Tenuta Poggio Verrano Chance Maremma Toscana IGT 2007 Dark garnet color. Nose of smoke, black berries, leather, spices and oak. Palate of black berries, spices and leather, then a hint of greens and oak. A little dry on the finish due to the tannins, the wine is enjoyable, especially after some air and is clearly better with […]

Jacques Tissot Chardonnay Arbois 2012

Jacques Tissot Chardonnay Arbois 2012

Jacques Tissot Chardonnay Arbois 2012 Light gold color. Very aromatic nose of pear, pineapple, citrus fruit, spices, nuts and light notes of oak. About the same flavor profile as the nose, mouth coating with a good acidity level and a salty finish. Will pair well with grilled shrimps, poultry plates but even more with cheese! Very […]

Bastion de l'Oratoire Chanson Réserve du Bastion Bourgogne 2013

Bastion de l’Oratoire Chanson Réserve du Bastion Bourgogne 2013

Bastion de l’Oratoire Chanson Réserve du Bastion Bourgogne 2013 Light ruby color. Nose of red berries, earth, spices and a light smoky note. On the palate it’s a blend of brightness and fruit while being true to the grape variety and enjoyable. Flavors of sour red berries, spices, dust and smoke. Good+ (88) Made of […]

Camille Giroud Ladoix Les Chaillots 2013

Camille Giroud Ladoix Les Chaillots 2013

Camille Giroud Ladoix Les Chaillots 2013 Bright ruby color. Nose of flowers, red berries with some spices and earth notes with an incredible freshness. On the palate, it’s as pure, festive and enjoyable as pinot can often be. Fruit flavors leads the way as it might not seems that complex at this stage, but it’s […]

La Fleur de Haut Bages Libéral Pauillac 2012

La Fleur de Haut Bages Libéral Pauillac 2012

La Fleur de Haut Bages Libéral Pauillac 2012 Very dark ruby color. Nose of red and black berries, spices, earth, but it’s fresh and inviting! About the same as the nose for the flavors, there is structure and body, but it doesn’t lower its freshness. This was tasty and enjoyable! Very good+ (90) Blend of 80% cabernet […]

Gilles Bonnefoy Migmatite Gamay sur Granit Côtes du Forez 2015

Gilles Bonnefoy Migmatite Gamay sur Granit Côtes du Forez 2015

Gilles Bonnefoy Migmatite Gamay sur Granit Côtes du Forez 2015 Dense and bright ruby, almost purple color. Nose of red fruits, spices, flowers, earth, it’s complex and have a great minerality. On the palate the wine have depth but is not heavy, it’s round but have a good acidity, it’s bright but not thin. The […]

Les Pervenches Solinou 2015

Les Pervenches Solinou 2015

Les Pervenches Solinou 2015  Very light ruby color. Very floral nose with red berries, creamy english candy and earth. Feels very fresh even is sweet blue grapes notes are also there. So juicy and tasty on the palate, light without being thin, very fruit foward with earthy and floral notes. Serve it slightly chilled and enjoy it! Good+ […]

Norman Hardie Winery Gamay VQA Prince Edward County 2012

Norman Hardie Winery Gamay VQA Prince Edward County 2012

Norman Hardie Winery Gamay VQA Prince Edward County 2012 Light ruby color. Aromas of red berries, spices, earth, some green notes and feels really fresh. On the palate the acidity seize a little at first, but then the fruit sine with mineral, spicy and earthy notes. It’s good and tru to what I wan when I […]

Barone Ricasoli Chianti 2013

Barone Ricasoli Chianti 2013

Barone Ricasoli Chianti 2013 Medium dark ruby color. The wine have aromes of cherries, earth and some spices notes. Silky on the palate, the fruit is King here. With its good acidity level and its spicy finish, this wine is at its best when poured while eating even if it ca be enjoyed by itself! […]

Henry Marionnet Première Vendange Touraine 2015

Henry Marionnet Première Vendange Touraine 2015

Henry Marionnet Première Vendange Touraine 2015 Medium dark purple color. Nose of fruits, berries, fruits, spices, fruits, earth… Flavors are dominated by fruit notes, spices and earth. It might looks like a very primary description for a tasting note, but fir those like that are powered with Gamay based wines are gonna be pleased with this one. Might […]

Schug Chardonnay Carneros 2013

Schug Chardonnay Carneros 2013

Schug Chardonnay Carneros 2013  Medium gold color. Nose of peaches, oranges, butter and toasted bread. Same flavors on the palate with additional notes of grilled pineapples and oak withouit being overwhelming, it had some balance and a touch of finesse and a medium long finish. Good+ (88) Made of Chardonnay mainly coming from Carneros, the other […]

Henri Prudhon & Fils Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Les Rouges-Gorges 2009

Henri Prudhon & Fils Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Les Rouges-Gorges 2009

Henri Prudhon & Fils Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Les Rouges-Gorges 2009 Medium dark ruby color. Aromas of spiced strawberries, sweet cranberries, spices, earth and just a hint of animal and green notes. The usual rustic feel from Prudhon’s wines is there on the palate with ripe fruit flavors in a good and chewy way. Good acidity […]

Daniel Bouland Chiroubles Chatenay 2015

Daniel Bouland Chiroubles Chatenay 2015

Daniel Bouland Chiroubles Chatenay 2015 Quite dark purple color showing the warm vintage. Very aromatic with fruity, floral and earthy notes. Dense on the palate with a texture close to the one of biting into berries that leads to a spicy explosion. Good from now and for many years more as this wine has the depth to […]

Domaine Buisson-Charles Meursault Les Tessons 2011

Domaine Buisson-Charles Meursault Les Tessons 2011

Domaine Buisson-Charles Meursault Les Tessons 2011 Beautiful golden color. Complex nose of citrus fruits, ripe fruits, flowers, salty notes and fine oak aromas. Followed flavors of fresh pineapple, citrus fruit and minerality shows again, but what impresses me the most is the texture of the wine. There is a round and fat mouthfeel, but finesse, there is […]

Domaine du Nival Matière à Discussion 2015

Domaine du Nival Matière à Discussion 2015

Domaine du Nival Matière à Discussion 2015 Lightly colored. Shy nose where some salty, lemon and hay notes did showed up in a very fresh way. More expressive on the palate with lemon zest flavors paired with a round and almost fat mouthfeel, then the acidity came on the finish on salty and mineral notes. […]

Château Cailleteau Bergeron Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 2012

Château Cailleteau Bergeron Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 2012

Château Cailleteau Bergeron Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 2012  Dark garnet color. Nose of dark berries, spices and smoke. On the palate this wine shows the Bordeaux classic balance with notes of tobacco and leather, this fruit flavors paired with an enjoyable bitterness. Approcheable now, but would surprise many of us after some ageing in a […]

Louis-Antoine Luyt Legno Duro Carignan 2014

Louis-Antoine Luyt Legno Duro Carignan 2014

Louis-Antoine Luyt Legno Duro Carignan 2014  Purple color but you can see through. Nose of cherries, fresh mushrooms, earth and some spices. On the palate the fruit is so pure, true, there is no “makeup“, it’s good, juicy, enjoyable. The flavors goes from red berries to spices, while also showing earth notes, all with a […]

Pierre-Marie Chermette Gamay Nouveau Les Griottes 2016

Pierre-Marie Chermette Gamay Nouveau Les Griottes 2016

Pierre-Marie Chermette Gamay Nouveau Les Griottes 2016  This “Nouveau wine” from Domaine du Vissoux is quite dark, almost purple colored. Primary aromas and flavors of fruit and sweet spices. Surprisingly concentrated and round, this is really enjoyable and tasty! If more Beaujolais Nouveau couold be like this, I would have more! Good (87) Made of Gamay. Aged 4 […]

Laurence et Rémi Dufaitre Vin de France Nouveau 2016

Laurence et Rémi Dufaitre Vin de France Nouveau 2016

Laurence et Rémi Dufaitre Vin de France Nouveau 2016 Beaujolais and other “Nouveau vin” may not be as popular as they were before, but I find that it is still and enjoyable exercice to try some of these newly released wines. As you may have seen, I like Gamay based wines a lot, and these wine […]

Maison B Perraud Le P'tit Poquelin 2015

Maison B Perraud Le P’tit Poquelin 2015

Maison B Perraud Le P’tit Poquelin 2015  Bright ruby color with purple hue. Slightly funky on the nose, which is common with natural wines, but it did disappeared with air. The nose is on crushed red berries blended with spices and earth notes. The fizz present at bottle opening did cleared out too with time. From the first sip, I know this was going to offer high drinkability. Flavors of […]

Grange of Prince Edward Estate Gamay VQA Prince Edward County 2013

Grange of Prince Edward Estate Gamay VQA Prince Edward County 2013  Publishing tasting notes on Gamay wines without having one from Grange of Prince Edward would have been a non-sense. So here is one! Light ruby color. Nose of berries, earth, spices and some notes of flowers and minerals. Bright acidity on the palate that leads […]

Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvée Corcelette 2014

Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvée Corcelette 2014  Clear and foggy ruby color. Very “barny” at bottle opening, it did disapeared with some air, thankfully!. Then came the berry notes with spices, earth, inviting and fresh. Flavors of red berries, earth, flowers, there is acidity but also a texture to the wine. It’s tasty and long. This is […]

Georges Descombes Morgon Vieilles Vignes 2013

Georges Descombes Morgon Vieilles Vignes 2013

Georges Descombes Morgon Vieilles Vignes 2013 Dark ruby color. Nose of red berries, flowers, smooth spices, then earth and tobacco. Explosive sweet red fruits on the palate with cranberries, dried flowers, spices, it’s intense, chewy, there is acidity, lenght and so enjoyable. When Gamay grapes are shaking you, it’s because it’s that type of wine! Excellent (91) Made […]

Château Bujan Côtes de Bourg 2014

Château Bujan Côtes de Bourg 2014

Château Bujan Côtes de Bourg 2014 Dark ruby color. Nose of spices, wild berries and some leather, oak and smoke notes. Thank you Bordeaux for letting us have that type of wine in our glass! Medium strenght on the palate with chewy fruit notes then a long spicy and smoky finish. This wine have what […]

Ampeleia Unlitro Costa Toscana 2015

Ampeleia Unlitro Costa Toscana 2015

Ampeleia Unlitro Costa Toscana 2015 Foggy ruby color. Nose of red berries, earth, spices and aromatic herbs. On the palate there is fruit, good acidity, just a touch of bitteness on the finish, a great drinkability and that special twit that some Italian have (despite the not so traditionnal blend) this freshness… that calls for […]

François Villard Comme une Évidence Crozes-Hermitage 2014

François Villard Comme une Évidence Crozes-Hermitage 2014

François Villard Comme une Évidence Crozes-Hermitage 2014   Dark purple color. Nose of crushed rock, flowers and black berries in an expressive and fine way. On the palate though, this was serious! Flavors of bacon fat, warm spices, black berries, have a good lenght but ends in a round finish. A beautiful Syrah wine, perfect candidate […]

Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage 2009

Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage 2009 Dark color with light purple hue. Nose of black berries, olives, warm spices, just a hint of black pepper and meat. Silky tannins are paired with black fruit richness on the palate, then came flavors of bacon, spices, earth, olives, humus and red meat. Medium long finish, the acidity mostly shows on […]

McManis Cabernet Sauvignon California 2015

McManis Cabernet Sauvignon California 2015

McManis Cabernet Sauvignon California 2015 Dark color. Nose of ripe berries, spices and a hint of brown sugar. There is no doubt, this wine charms “à la Californienne” with its perfume. On the palate the fruit feels ripe also (but the wine is completly dry), follows sweet spice flavors and a welcomed bitterness appeared on the finish […]

Tabali Talinay Pinot Noir Limari Valley 2014

Tabali Talinay Pinot Noir Limari Valley 2014

Tabali Talinay Pinot Noir Limari Valley 2014 Medium dark and translucid ruby color. Aromas of red and black berries, earth, pepper, dried flowers, some oak, all in a powerful and expressive nose. Charming on the palate with its fruit and creamy texture, the wine still is serious, quite spicy with depth and tastyness. There is acidity, freshness […]

De Martino Legado Reserva Cabernet-Sauvignon Maipo 2013

De Martino Legado Reserva Cabernet-Sauvignon Maipo 2013

De Martino Legado Reserva Cabernet-Sauvignon Maipo 2013 Dark ruby color. Aromas of mint, red berries, spices, coffee, clay and light oak notes. Tasty, structured but still have charm with its bright flavors of fruit and greens, spices and a slightly rustic finish. I like that type of wine and dare to put some aside to let it […]

Bonny Doon A Proper Claret California 2013

Bonny Doon A Proper Claret California 2013

Bonny Doon A Proper Claret California 2013 Dense and purple color. Nose of black berries, earth, sweet spices and some new leather. Round, silky and fresh on the palate with a good acidity level and some strenght, but soften by the wine texture and flavors. Notes of berries, spices and a hint of green pepper. This […]

Bernhard Ott Fass 4 Grüner Veltliner Wagram 2015

Bernhard Ott Fass 4 Grüner Veltliner Wagram 2015

Bernhard Ott Fass 4 Grüner Veltliner Wagram 2015  Lightly colored with green hue. Nose of apples, lemon and salty and green notes. Bright with high acidity at first, then the wine ends in a round and tasty finish. Similar flavors of those from the aromas, classical from that grape variety with a touch of green notes, […]

Jean-Marc Burgaud Morgon Grands Cras 2014

Jean-Marc Burgaud Morgon Grands Cras 2014

Jean-Marc Burgaud Morgon Grands Cras 2014 Dark ruby color. Nose of spicy red berries, earth and flowers. Flavors of red berries of which the cherries shows more, then spices and earth notes. Well structured with a intense and round finish. A good yet serious Beaujolais. Very good (89) Made of Gamay from vines close to the […]

Domaine des Marrans Morgon Corcelette 2014

Domaine des Marrans Morgon Corcelette 2014

Domaine des Marrans Morgon Corcelette 2014 Bright and dense ruby color. Nose of wild berries, earth, spices, it’s deep, serious yet the Gamay’s “happiness” is neither covered up nor faded by it. Concentrated on the palate with minerals, spices, slightly earthy with acidity and some bitterness on the finish. A young Beaujolais wine that gets more expressive after […]

Coto de Imaz Rioja Reserva 2010

Coto de Imaz Rioja Reserva 2010

Coto de Imaz Rioja Reserva 2010 Dark cherry color. Nose of smoke, berries, spices and oak, all together in an elegant and noble way. Wide and long on the the palate, medium concentration on the same flavor profile as the aromas detected on the nose, with a soft and balanced touch of oak. Classic Rioja wine […]

Château Cambon Beaujolais 2015

Château Cambon Beaujolais 2015

Château Cambon Beaujolais 2015 Own by Marcel Lapierre‘s familly and Jean Claude Chanudet from Domaine Chamonard. Dark ruby color with pink rim. Nose of spicy red berries, smoke, flowers, it’s fresh and inviting. So tasty on the palate with its fruit flavors, finely spiced, this is just bottled fun! Balanced between the chewyness of the wine, the […]

Château de Carolle Graves 2014

Château de Carolle Graves 2014

Château de Carolle Graves 2014 Dark color. Nose of green notes, berries, spices, graphite and some oak. Balanced between classic Bordeaux power and a good drinkability for that type of wine. Flavors of dark berries, spices, a touch more oak from what I had on the nose. This wine calls in for a roasted meat […]

Norman Hardie County Pinot Noir Prince Edward County 2014

Norman Hardie County Pinot Noir Prince Edward County 2014 Few years have past already since the first time I had a sip of Norman Hardie’s wines. Then came something special that is there everytime I open one of his wine, either from one grape variety of a blend, a red or a white, with a preference for […]

Clos des Fous Pour ma Gueule Del Sur Itata 2014

Clos des Fous Pour ma Gueule Del Sur Itata 2014

Clos des Fous Pour ma Gueule Del Sur Itata 2014  Dark purple color. Nose of black berries, spices and earth. Wide and mouth coating, it is more intense than other Clos des Fous’s wines, but is still balanced and perfect for those who likes deeper and bigger wines. Good+ (88)  Blend of  Malbec, Cinsault, Pais and Syrah. […]

Marchand-Tawse Marsannay 2012

Marchand-Tawse Marsannay 2012

Marchand-Tawse Marsannay 2012 This wine comes from the negoce activity of Pascal Marchand (Domaine Comte Armand et Domaine de la Vougeraie) and the Ontario native Moray Tawse. Medium dark ruby color with a pink rim. Nose of red berries, spices, earth, oak and some green notes. Powerful and slightly rustic on the palate, not very deep, it seems more approchable […]

Birichino Besson Vineyard Central Coast California 2014

Birichino Besson Vineyard Central Coast California 2014

Birichino Besson Vineyard Central Coast California 2014  Bright ruby color. Fine nose where homemade small berry jam pairs with garrigue style herbs. This have such beautiful aromas. Bright, great red berry flavors, some herbs, spices notes, it’s fresh, just round enough, good acidity. If California could offer more of that type of wine! Very good+ (90) Made […]

Jean Foillard Morgon 2014

Jean Foillard Morgon 2014

Jean Foillard Morgon 2014  Dark and shiny ruby color. Nose of strawberries, cranberries, aromatic herbs, spices and earth. Flavorful, does have some depth, have notes of spices and the finish shows a good acidity level. Medium structured, it doesn’t stop one to drink it quite rapidly! Very good (89) Made of Gamay. Certified organic. Aged in tanks […]

Chartier Créateur d'Harmonies Fronsac 2012

Chartier Créateur d’Harmonies wines

Chartier Créateur d’Harmonies wines I had the opportunity to taste over the last two years few wines made by François Chartier, a well-known sommelier, an author of many wine guides (still have many copies at home and these did influenced the buying of my first cellared worthy bottles many years ago…), for his wine and […]

De Martino Cinsault Viejas Tinajas DO Secano Interior 2014

De Martino Cinsault Viejas Tinajas DO Secano Interior 2014

 De Martino Cinsault Viejas Tinajas DO Secano Interior 2014  Light purple color. Shy nose that opened with air to give red berries, earth, spices and incense aromas. Flavors of clay, earth, spices then fruit and flowers notes. Reserved for now, this wine haven’t bloomed yet. Very light heat on the finish. Champion in originality, it doesn’t sink on the “funky” side […]

Domaine Buisson-Charles Bourgogne Hautes Coutures 2013

Domaine Buisson-Charles Bourgogne Hautes Coutures 2013

Domaine Buisson-Charles Bourgogne Hautes Coutures 2013 Ruby color. Fresh nose with fiels straberries, herbs and strawberry tips. Bright and mouth watering acidity on the palatewith flavors of red fruits, earth and spices. Became even better at the table and would be an excellent choice to pair with heavier dishes as its acidity would bring freshness to the plate, […]

Domaine de la Pinte Poulsard de l'Ami Karl Arbois 2015

Domaine de la Pinte Poulsard de l’Ami Karl Arbois 2015

Domaine de la Pinte Poulsard de l’Ami Karl Arbois 2015 Light ruby orange-ish color. Nose of red berries, gooseberries with some earth and green notes. Intense but not concentrated flavors of red fruits, rhubarb, gooseberries all paired with a bright acidity and a high drinkability. Satisfying and original as Jura can often do. Very good (89)  Made of […]

Faustino I Gran Reserva Rioja 2001

Faustino I Gran Reserva Rioja 2001

Faustino I Gran Reserva Rioja 2001 Dark garnet color. Nose of wild berries, dry fruits, leather and old wood. Smooth on the palate with its flavors of old wood, leather, tobacco, sweet spices and some jammy fruits notes on a long and persistant finish. It is quite interesting to have the opportunity to drink a […]

Tawse Chardonnay Niagara Peninsula VQA 2012

Tawse Chardonnay Niagara Peninsula VQA 2012

Tawse Chardonnay Niagara Peninsula VQA 2012 Couleur doré léger. Arômes de pommes, de poires, il y a un peu de notes d’agrume ainsi qu’un côté salin et floral. Assez vif en bouche avec beaucoup de fraîcheur, du fruit tel que perçu au nez et le vin se termine sur une finale minéral. Très bien (89) Composé de Chardonnay. Fermenté […]

Domaine François Cotat Les Monts Damnés Sancerre 2007

Domaine François Cotat Les Monts Damnés Sancerre 2007

Domaine François Cotat Les Monts Damnés Sancerre 2007 You don’t see that often white wine bottles with few years of cellaring done being opened as it is usually something kept for red wine. And when that type of wine is tasted blind, the appreciation is raised since it become harder to find what the bearer brought and […]

Domaine de la Rectorie Collioure Côté Mer Rosé 2014

Domaine de la Rectorie Collioure Côté Mer Rosé 2014

Domaine de la Rectorie Collioure Côté Mer Rosé 2014 Watermelon juice color. Fine and subtle nose of red fruits with citrus fruit and salty notes. Tastier on the palate, it charms! Far from being a sugary rosé, it’s even better with grilled dishes. Serious, deep with red berry flavors, roses, it’s salty with just a touch of aromatic herbs and spices. […]

Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages 2014

Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages 2014

Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages 2014 Medium dark and shiny ruby color. Nose of berries, earth, spices and flowers. Flavors where are blended together different types of berries, from sour to sweet, then comes the earth notes, some spices and the clear feel of biting the fruit. Makes a very godd summer wine! Good+ (88) Made from Gamay fruits coming from […]

Jean-Paul et Benoit Droin Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons 2010

Jean-Paul et Benoit Droin Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons 2010

Jean-Paul et Benoit Droin Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons 2010 Is it a Great wine or a wine that was drinked at the perfect moment? I opened this bottle in a well planned moment; at the beach to pair the salty breeze of the ocean with the classic seashell feel of a Chablis! Medium gold color. […]

Anne et Jean-François Ganevat J'en Veux Encore 2014

Anne et Jean-François Ganevat J’en Veux Encore 2014

Anne et Jean-François Ganevat J’en Veux Encore 2014 The color is between ruby and light garnet. Expressive nose of small berries, earth, sweet spices and that natural wine but balanced twist. Had some fizz at bottle opening, but disappeared quickly to offer pure goodness and litterally quench our thirst as it drinks so well. It had fruit, […]

Norman Hardie Pinot Noir Niagara Peninsula 2010

Norman Hardie Pinot Noir Niagara Peninsula 2010 Medium dark garnet color. Nose of cherries, cooked berries, spices and oak. On the palate the wine is tender but not sweet with its candied cherries, small red fruit jam, spices, earth and oak notes. More modern than what I’m used to from that producer, but that vintage was so […]

Domaine St-Jacques Pinot gris 2015

Domaine St-Jacques Pinot gris 2015 Light gold color. Nose of lemon, peach, it’s fresh with an enjoyable green side. Balanced between a round mouth feel and the acidity with flavors of fresh pineapple, lemon, lime, peach and a touch of minerality. No heavyness in this wine, it’s dry which is not the standard with cool climate wines […]

Malivoire Gamay Niagara Peninsula 2014

Malivoire Gamay Niagara Peninsula 2014

Malivoire Gamay Niagara Peninsula 2014 Medium ruby color. Shy nose of fruit, flowers and spices notes. On the though, the wine offers juicy crushed red fruits, sweet spices, aromatic herbs, wet earth and good acidity. Fresh and floral, different from what is made in Beaujolais, but still pretty tasty. Ends in a long and slightly warm finish. Very good […]

Cheval Quancard Cuvée Clémence Entre-Deux-Mers 2014

Cheval Quancard Cuvée Clémence Entre-Deux-Mers 2014  Lightly colored with green hue. Very typical of what sauvignon blanc can give with lemon, rocks, grass and some saltyness. Round on the palate with tropical fruit, yellon melon and candied lemon. Medium acidity level, the wine still have some freshness to it that supports the wine flaor concentration. Ends on a light […]

Domaine Piron - Lameloise Chénas Quartz 2014

Domaine Piron – Lameloise Chénas Quartz 2014

Domaine Piron – Lameloise Chénas Quartz 2014 Dark ruby color. Nose of berries, spices, earth, lots of mineral notes and a hint of flowers. Layered flavors on the palate with fruit notes leading the way, then the spices, earth, flowers and a very tasty and pleasant mineral finish. Exactly the kind of Beaujolais I often need! […]

Weingut Judith Beck Beck Ink Qualitätswein 2014

Weingut Judith Beck Beck Ink Qualitätswein 2014

Weingut Judith Beck Beck Ink Qualitätswein 2014 Bright ruby color. Nose of berries, spices, smoke, beautiful green notes (I like them!), this feels lively and fresh! So good and fruit loaded with small berry flavors, lots of freshness coming from the wine acidity, have a round mid-palate and ends on a spicy-smoky finish. This was so […]

Catena Malbec Mendoza 2014

Catena Malbec Mendoza 2014

Catena Malbec Mendoza 2014 Purple color. Nose of black berries, ink, bitter chocolate, spices and oak, this is powerful and not so delicate! A little edgy and intense on the palate at first, this wine is quite tasty on the same flavors as caught on the nose. Would be better to wait a little before opening a […]

Faustino V Reserva Rioja 2009

Faustino V Reserva Rioja 2009

Faustino V Reserva Rioja 2009 Dark red cherry color. Nose of berries, spices (cinnamon and vanilla) and oak. Smooth on the palate with classical flavors of berries, spices and vanilla, plus rich but round oak notes. Good+ Made of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Mazuelo. Aged 16 months in American oak barrels. Alcohol level of 13,5%  Available in […]

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave L'Hermitage 2012

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave L’Hermitage 2012

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave L’Hermitage 2012 I’ve heard many times that a Great wine should be drinkable at every step of its ageing process, from its early youth to a fully mature stage. It might be more theory based since it’s pretty rare that one have to chance to open that type of wine more than […]

Domaine Chasselay Fleurie La Chapelle des Bois 2014

Domaine Chasselay Fleurie La Chapelle des Bois 2014

Domaine Chasselay Fleurie La Chapelle des Bois 2014 Dark ruby color. Nose of spices, berries and flowers. On the palate the wine is juicy but serious, with a cool climate Cabernet Franc like finish on spices and really fresh. Huge acidity and also have a great minerality. Very good (89) Made of Gamay. Organic Ecocert certified. Alcohol […]

Château Pape Clément Grand Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan 2001

Château Pape Clément Grand Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan 2001

Château Pape Clément Grand Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan 2001  The traditionalism side from a wine is not a flaw to me, it’s even something I’m looking for in a wine when I want to cellar an age worthy bottle or simply to enjoy, as I like the style! That’s where Bordeaux wines or Bordeaux blend styles wines (as some […]

Domaine Pattes Loup Chablis Villages 2014

Domaine Pattes Loup Chablis Villages 2014  Pale gold straw color. Nose of lemon, wet rocks, honey and flowers. Round on the palate with flavors of lemon, honey and flowers with that mineral and salty notes of wet rocks. The acidity kicks in in the finish that last in freshness. The kind of Chablis I like! Very […]

Henry Marionnet Domaine de la Charmoise Touraine 2015

Henry Marionnet Domaine de la Charmoise Touraine 2015

Henry Marionnet Domaine de la Charmoise Touraine 2015 Purple and dense color, quite unusual for Gamay wines. Nose of red and black berries, spices, earth and mineral notes. Wide on the palate, much more than previous vintages of this wine, really tasty and more concentrated, the sun does show through the wine, which makes it even […]

Hobo Wine Company Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Sonoma 2013

Hobo Wine Company Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Sonoma 2013

Hobo Wine Company Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Sonoma 2013 Dark cherry color. Nose of wild berries, spices and just a hint of old wood. So good and smooth on the palate, one could say it’s dense and chewy, but it drinks so well and feels like pure silk! This is a classy California wine made […]

Closson Chase The Brock Chardonnay Niagara River VQA 2014

Closson Chase The Brock Chardonnay Niagara River VQA 2014

Closson Chase The Brock Chardonnay Niagara River VQA 2014 Bright gold color with green hue. Mineral nose with pineapple and mapple water, then pear, apples and spices. The oak does show, but with some air did blended nicely with the fruit. Flavorful and deep, this feels so young! Flavors are accurate to what was on the […]

Finca Villacreces Pruno Ribera del Duero 2014

Finca Villacreces Pruno Ribera del Duero 2014

Finca Villacreces Pruno Ribera del Duero 2014 Dark cherry color. Nose of black berries, savory herbs, spices, it’s fresh and almost feels finesse coming from the glass. Explosive palate, mouth coating with pretty flavors of black berries, then spices and a hint of vanilla. Well made even if in a seductive style, but still this will […]

Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py 2014

Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py 2014

Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py 2014  Pretty bright ruby color. Nose of flowers, berries, some aromatic herbs, then earth and spices. Charming nose of natural Gamay wine at its best. There is so much fruit notes in that wine! It’s sappy, enjoyable, thirst your quench for sure, then show some structure with spicy and mineral notes. […]

Diamond Cabernet-Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace Napa 1996

Diamond Creek Cabernet-Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace Napa 1996

Diamond Creek Cabernet-Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace Napa 1996 The Californian Diamond Creek Vineyards, which name comes from the place where it stands, the Diamond Creek Canyon, is made of different types of soil vineyards, bottled separately, ranging for 3 to 4 different wines depending on the vintage. One more thing that makes Diamond Creek different from […]

Domaine Laurent Martray Brouilly Combiaty 2014

Domaine Laurent Martray Brouilly Combiaty 2014

Domaine Laurent Martray Brouilly Combiaty 2014  Already the 3rd vintage to be reviewed on the blog! Looks like this is a wine I like year after year… Ruby color with purple hue. Nose where red fruits blossoms with cherries, berries, then spices and earth. Chewy and tasty fruit folloewd by spices flavors, a good concentration […]

Marcel Lapierre Morgon 2015

Marcel Lapierre Morgon 2015

Marcel Lapierre Morgon 2015 Dense ruby color pith purple hue. Nose of earth, savory herbs, cherry pits, gooseberry and some flower notes. Wide and tasty on the palate, the wine feels juicy, sun loaded (fruit ripeness can be feeled), then spices and earth flavors on a present acidity, but far from being bright or sharp. […]

Virgile Joly Le Joly Rouge Languedoc 2012

Virgile Joly Le Joly Rouge Languedoc 2012

Virgile Joly Le Joly Rouge Languedoc 2012 Bright cherry color. Nose of fruits and herbs with enough freshness and some spices notes. Lively on the palate with similar flavors as on the the nose with a little earth, then a long and fine finish. I need some sun and a bbq to enjoy this wine! Good+ […]

Brancaia Tre Rosso IGT Toscana 2013

Brancaia Tre Rosso IGT Toscana 2013

Brancaia Tre Rosso IGT Toscana 2013  Medium garnet color. Nose of cherries, earth, old wood and spices. A little more dark and serious on the palate when compared to the nose, this wine still offers beautiful flavors of berries from which the cherry is the clear leader, then tobacco, spices and oak wich a classy and long finish. Please […]

Tenuta San Leonardo San Leonardo Vigneti delle Dolomiti 2010

San Leonardo Vigneti delle Dolomiti 2010

Tenuta San Leonardo San Leonardo Vigneti delle Dolomiti 2010 Located in a valley trapped between mountains in the Trentino region and wine is produced there since the 1700’s. The Estate also have a church built at the end of the 900’s and the main building, the Villa Gresti was occupied by the Germans in both great wars. This particular wine, produced […]

Clos Bellane Altitude Rosé Côtes du Rhône 2015

Clos Bellane Altitude Rosé Côtes du Rhône 2015

Clos Bellane Altitude Rosé Côtes du Rhône 2015 Pale salmon pink color. Nose of flowers, small red fruits, citrus fuit and water melon. This wine is all about freshness! Good showing on the palate, it’s bright, have a good acidity level and the fruit to go with it. Good+ (88) Made of 100% Grenache. Organic […]

Domaine de la Charmoise Sauvignon Touraine 2015

Domaine de la Charmoise Sauvignon Touraine 2015

Henry Marionnet Domaine de la Charmoise Sauvignon Touraine 2015 Medium light straw color. Exotic and fresh nose with aromas of pear, red apples, pineapple and wet rocks. On the palate the wine is mouth coating while lively on the tongue bringing brithness to it. Long tasty, spicy and mineral finish. Drinks quite easily with a […]

Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly Cuvée Les Sept Vignes 2014

Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly Cuvée Les Sept Vignes 2014 Beautiful and dense ruby color. Explosive nose of flowers, red berries (cranberries, cherries and strawberries), some spices, smoke and mineral notes. Flavors of red fruits, spices (pepper), it’s tasty with a balanced concentration. The finish which is slightly bitter, mineral with a touch of green […]

Grange of Prince Edward Estate Gamay VQA Prince Edward County 2013

Grange of Prince Edward Estate Gamay VQA Prince Edward County 2013

Grange of Prince Edward Estate Gamay VQA Prince Edward County 2013  Young and bright ruby color. Nose of red fruits, earth, spices all in a reserved way. It was the opposite on the palate with explosive notes of berries! Highly drinkable, so tasty paired with a good acidity level that gives brightness and freshness to the wine. Flavors […]

Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2003

Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2003

Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2003  Dark garnet color. Nose of mushrooms, earth, cherries, small cooked berries and spices. Rustic at first on the palate with leather, meat, then dry fruits, spices, earth, dried flowers. Really became prettier with air and also gain weight. Feels ready to drink even if it could on for a few […]

Le Macchiole Paleo Toscana IGT 2012

Le Macchiole Paleo Toscana IGT 2012

Le Macchiole Paleo Toscana IGT 2012  Produced as an IGT because it is not allowed into the Bolgheri appellation where the vines grows to do a wine from a single varietal. Very dark cherry color. Nose with luscious and pretty oak notes, then the fruit, spices, dry herbs and the green bell pepper. So great on the palate, it’s tasty, young, the […]

Château de Brézé Clos Mazurique Saumur 2015

Château de Brézé Clos Mazurique Saumur 2015

Château de Brézé Clos Mazurique Saumur 2015 Dark purple color but not completly opaque. Nose of berries, grilled bell pepper, earth, really fresh and blooming from the glass. Fruit loaded flavors, then some spices and that typical Cab Franc greens that I truly appreciate when done right as it is the case now. Perfect wine […]

Anne & Jean-François Ganevat De Toute Beauté 2014

Anne & Jean-François Ganevat De Toute Beauté 2014

Anne & Jean-François Ganevat De Toute Beauté 2014 See trough light and foggy ruby color. On the nose there’s no doubt that this is a natural wine! Typical aromas completed by cherries, earth and spices notes. Medium open for now with its natural side leading. Fruit loaded on the palate, but still restrained as it feels like it’s […]

Anne et Jean-François Ganevat Madelon 2014

Anne et Jean-François Ganevat Madelon 2014

Anne et Jean-François Ganevat Madelon 2014 Rubis brillant et pétant de jeunesse. Arômes de petits fruits rouges, c’est ensoleillé, invitant avec un côté nature en arrière-plan, mais présent. Il y a un peu de bulles au départ en bouche, mais ça ne dure pas. Puis c’est la pureté et la simplicité du Gamay dans sa plus […]

Vina Mongras Ninquen Colchagua Valley 2013

Vina Mongras Ninquen Colchagua Valley 2013

Vina Mongras Ninquen Colchagua Valley 2013  Dark color with purple hue. Nose of spices, earth, oak, bitter chocolate and black berries. Tasty and silky on the palate even if it shows its structure, this wine gives a lot of quality and depth. The flavors are similar to those from the nose, it is approachable from now even […]

Château Bélair Saint-Émilion 1er Grand Cru Classé 2004

Château Bélair Saint-Émilion 1er Grand Cru Classé 2004

Château Bélair Saint-Émilion 1er Grand Cru Classé 2004 Dark garnet color. Nose of light smoke, fruit, tobacco, some oak, but everything with this classy and noble Bordeaux feel. Quite open on the palate, this was so good! Beautiful flavors and silky mouth feel wrapping the remaining structure that will allow this wine to age many more years […]

Anne et Jean-François Ganevat Le Jaja du Ben Vin de France 2014

Anne et Jean-François Ganevat Le Jaja du Ben Vin de France 2014

Anne et Jean-François Ganevat Le Jaja du Ben Vin de France 2014 Foggy ruby color with purple hue. Nose of berries, earth and spices with that little “funky” natural wine typical twist. As it is often the case, it’s on the palate that I like natural wine the most on the palate, and that’s exactly […]

Artadi Artazuri Garnacha Navarre 2014

Artadi Artazuri Garnacha Navarre 2014

Artadi Artazuri Garnacha Navarre 2014 Purple translucid color. Nose of small berry jam, pepper and earth and sand blend. Gorgeous on the palate and chewy, loaded of small berries with a nice acidity that bring up the finish. Top juice for the price! Good+ (88) Made of Garnacha (Grenache). Organic farming. Aged 4-6 months in old and large oak […]

Anne et Jean-François Ganevat Kopin Vin de France 2014

Anne et Jean-François Ganevat Kopin Vin de France 2014

Anne et Jean-François Ganevat Kopin Vin de France 2014 Very light gold color. Nose of lemon, sea shells, salty breeze and herbs. Bright on the palate with a high acidity level and a touch of bitterness on the finish that falls quickly. Flavors of lemon, citrus fruit and sea grass. Refreshing and well made, but lacks […]

Château Cambon Beaujolais Rosé 2015

Château Cambon Beaujolais Rosé 2015

Château Cambon Beaujolais Rosé 2015 Semi-dark pink color. Fresh nose of tart red fruit like cranberries and wild strawberries, then blood orange and wet rocks. Wide on the palate with a good acidity level, it’s tasty, fresh and satisfying. Perfect to enjoy a beautiful and sunny summer day! Good+ (88) Made of Gamay. Alcohol level of […]

Jean-François Ganevat Le Montceau Côtes du Jura 2014

Jean-François Ganevat Le Montceau Côtes du Jura 2014

Jean-François Ganevat Le Montceau Côtes du Jura 2014 Foggy and intense gold color. The nose is intriguing, hard to describe and is like nothing I had before. I would picture it as a blend of aromas of apples, rhubarb and orange spreaded over a slate rock, plus some smoke and pie crust dough. Even more […]

Parker Coonawarra Estate Terra Rossa First Growth Coonawarra 2001

Parker Coonawarra Estate Terra Rossa First Growth Coonawarra 2001

Parker Coonawarra Estate Terra Rossa First Growth Coonawarra 2001 The wine is still dark with just a little bricking on the rim. Complex nose of black berries, spices, smoke, cedar wood, very expressive but balanced. Mouth coating on the palate, it’s silky and velvety. Long and savoury finish with a refreshing acidity.  The wine feels ready even […]

Daumen Vaucluse Principauté d'Orange 2014

Daumen Vaucluse Principauté d’Orange 2014

Daumen Vaucluse Principauté d’Orange 2014 Dark ruby color. Spicy nose with balck berries and earth, but stays fresh and inviting. Chewy, sappy, fand fresh on the palate with flavors of fruits (blackberries, plum and cherries), earth and spices. One glass is not enough! Long with just a little warmth, it just adds more sunlight in […]

Christophe Pacalet Chiroubles 2014

Christophe Pacalet Chiroubles 2014

Christophe Pacalet Chiroubles 2014 Dark red cherry color. Nose of crushed red berries, spices, flowers, it’s pure, it’s naturally made Gamay! So good, chewy and refreshing on the palate and the bottle was gone so fast, which is usually a good sign! Flavors of red berries, cherries, flowers and red meat. Good acidity, quite long finish, to […]

Château d'Aiguilhe Côtes de Castillon 2004

Château d’Aiguilhe Côtes de Castillon 2004

Château d’Aiguilhe Côtes de Castillon 2004 Dark garnet color. Nose of dark berries, spices, cappucino, smoke and cedar wood. Still lively and mouthcoating. Drank over few hours, the wine never fainted and showed well with a great flavor concentration, quite tasty while being ready to drink. Classic Bordeaux wine with its usual charm! Excellent (91) Made of […]

Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret Savigny-lès-Beaune 2010

Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret Savigny-lès-Beaune 2010

Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret Savigny-lès-Beaune 2010 Color between garnet and ruby, but clearly looks older than the wine really is. At bottle opening, I had aromas of fur, cherries in alcohol and earth. Air did brought fruit and some green notes. Despite being rustic on the palate, Pinot Noir did show itself with red berries, fine spices […]

Cédric Bouchard Roses de Jeanne Champagne Blanc de Blancs La Haute-Lemblé 2011

Roses de Jeanne Champagne Blanc de Blancs La Haute-Lemblé 2011

Cédric Bouchard / Roses de Jeanne Champagne Blanc de Blancs La Haute-Lemblé 2011 Beautiful light gold color. Fine bubbles, good concentration, this is just so good. While drinking this Champagne, I got the image of a roasted slice of bread with butter, lemon zest and sliced & slated green apple. With its very long and slightly salted finish, […]

Vina Mongras Ninquen Colchagua Valley 2012

Vina Montgras Ninquen Colchagua Valley 2012

Vina Montgras Ninquen Colchagua Valley 2012 Dark violet color.Quite herbal a first with aromatic herbs, bitter chocolate, dark fruit, spices and charred oak. With air it became more fine and revealed more complex aromas. Dense on the palate, but silky, long and flavorful, less herbal than on the nose. Air did helped too making the […]

Paterna Colli Aretini Chianti 2013

Paterna Colli Aretini Chianti 2013

Paterna Colli Aretini Chianti 2013 Beautiful red cherry color. Nose of red berries, anise, a little something “greenish”, dried flowers and is very fresh. Balanced on the palate between flavors concentration and the acidity level. Ends in a long mouth watering finish that is all about freshness. Even better when brought at the table with […]

Mongras Intriga Cabernet-Sauvignon Maipo 2012

Mongras Intriga Cabernet-Sauvignon Maipo 2012

Mongras Intriga Cabernet-Sauvignon Maipo 2012 Dark color with purple hue. Nore os black berries, bitter chocolate, spices, some oak wood and grilled red Bell pepper. Coats the palate with its silky tannins and have good concentration. Not heavy at all, the wine does have acidity. Flavors similar of those from the nose, this is good and a […]

Henry Marionnet Domaine de la Charmoise Touraine 2014

Henry Marionnet Domaine de la Charmoise Touraine 2014

Henry Marionnet Domaine de la Charmoise Touraine 2014 Bright ruby color. Nose of cherries and other red berries, wet earth and powdered rock. Pure fruit on the palate, refreshing acidity and a slightly mineral finish. It drinks so easily and each sip is satisfying! Good+ (88) Made of Gamay from vines planted between 1967 and 1978. […]

Domaine Buisson-Charles Bourgogne Aligoté Sous le Chemin 2013

Domaine Buisson-Charles Bourgogne Aligoté Sous le Chemin 2013

Domaine Buisson-Charles Bourgogne Aligoté Sous le Chemin 2013 Lightly colored. Expressive nose of lemon and green apples. Bright on the palate with its lemon and apple flavors, have a great acidity level and did gain amplitude and complexity on the finish. Very good (89) Made of d’Aligoté coming from a plot located in Meursault. Aged […]

Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso 2014

Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso 2014

Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso 2014 Bright and translucid ruby color. Nose of red berries with some green notes, earth and ashes. Good acidity level without being razor sharp, very fresh and never the alcohol level was an issue other than the smile that came in our faces. Was almost drinking like a Beaujolais! Same […]

Sterling Vineyards Reserve SVR Napa Valley 1994

Sterling Vineyards Reserve SVR Napa Valley 1994

Sterling Vineyards Reserve SVR Napa Valley 1994 The cork crumbled at bottle opening, but thankfully, nothing went into the bottle. Still brightly colored even if it did showed some bricking on the rim. Nose of candied berries, leather, old wood, smoke and sweet spices. Really tasty, it does deliver and give what I usually expect […]

Pierre-Marie Chermette Les Griottes Beaujolais 2014

Pierre-Marie Chermette Les Griottes Beaujolais 2014  Dark ruby color. Nose of red berries, earth and flower notes. May have less acidity than previous vintages on the palate, it does give a good fruit concentration and a real yummyness. Want more and this wine is good now, so don’t wait! Very good+ (90) Made of de Gamay. […]

Vietti Castiglione Barolo 2012

Vietti Castiglione Barolo 2012

Vietti Castiglione Barolo 2012 Medium brick garnet color. Pretty nose of fruit, flowers, fine spices and leather. Fine, fresh and typical of Nebbiolo wines. Charming on the palate with balance between finesse and rusticity. Flavors of wild berries, dried flowers, leather, sweet spices, all this in a long lasting finish! Will be a Grand vin for […]

Domaine Chasselay Les Grands Eparcieux 2014

Domaine Chasselay Les Grands Eparcieux 2014

Domaine Chasselay Les Grands Eparcieux 2014 Bright ruby color. Nose of fruits and spices that are well be=lended with earth and rocks note. Explosive fruit on the palate, then the spicy finish kicks in and ask to be brought at the table to pair with many types of dishes. Good acidity level, as well as structured […]

E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Mouline 2006

E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Mouline 2006

E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Mouline 2006 The wine is quite dark colored. Fine nose of spices, luxurious but balance oak aromas that lift the wine instead of overpowering it. This will be so much more complex with more cellaring time! Flavors of berries, spices (cinnamon), flowers with a fatty and rich oaky twist but in […]

Guy Breton Régnié 2013

Guy Breton Régnié 2013

Guy Breton Régnié 2013 Foggy ruby color. Nose of red berries, earth, dried flowers and this typical nature scent. About the same on the palate in a discret flavor intensity as it is not a monster of concentration and the nature profile of the wine is bringing the fruit up instead of overpowering it. Tasty […]

G.D. Vajra Petracine Riesling Langhe 2010

G.D. Vajra Petracine Riesling Langhe 2010

G.D. Vajra Petracine Riesling Langhe 2010  Light yellow color with green hue. The wine is screaming its variety of Riesling on the nose with citrus fruit and pine tree aromas. Bright, fresh, dry, salty on the palate with an almost rocky feel and a touch of bitterness on the finish. Feels young and will probably […]

Pierre-Marie Chermette Fleurie Poncié 2014

Pierre-Marie Chermette Fleurie Poncié 2014

Pierre-Marie Chermette Fleurie Poncié 2014  Dense ruby color. Nose of red berries, dried flowers, spices and old wood. Intense palate, very young feel with cherry pit, flowers and lots of spices that adds a little bite on the finish. Medium acidity level, a little rustic and harsh for now, ageing shows even if not from […]

Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin 1er Cru La Chatenière 2013

Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin 1er Cru La Chatenière 2013

Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin 1er Cru La Chatenière 2013 Medium dark gold color. Complex nose of grilled pineapples, grapefruit, pear, spices, oak and just a hint of salty water breeze. Flavor profile is about the same with the addition of chalk, lime in a round mouthfeel that still gives room for the acidity to show. This is young or […]

Château Tour Saint-Vincent Cru Bourgeois Médoc 2009

Château Tour Saint-Vincent Cru Bourgeois Médoc 2009 Dark violet color. Nose of dark berries, earth, cedar wood, smoke and bitter chocolate. Very “Merlot” style even if this is not the dominant grape in the blend. About the same flavor profil on the palate, medium silkyness, quite long, concentrated, feels young and calls for a roasted […]

Chanson Père & fils Viré-Clessé Bastion de l’Oratoire 2013

Chanson Père & fils Viré-Clessé Bastion de l’Oratoire 2013 Light and bright gold color. Nose of yellow apples, pears and lemon juice. Round mouthfeel with some fat texture, may lack some acidity, probably a result of the vintage, but the wine is quite tasty. Served with creamy pasta dish, it showed well! Very good (89) […]

Château Tour Saint-Joseph Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc 2010

Château Tour Saint-Joseph Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc 2010

Château Tour Saint-Joseph Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc 2010 Dark ruby color. Oaky and spicy nose at first, but after some air, black berries and leather will appear. Powerful and tasty, the oak is better integrated on the palate with black fruit and leather again. Good acidity level, long finish slightly bitter in a noble way. Could […]

Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno Toscane 2012

Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno Toscane 2012 Very dark color. Nose of spicy oak, black berries in a deep and complex way. Really tasty, young, long, with fruit, spices and oak being there, but the balance keeps all the flavors underground control. Will become a great wine. Excellent (91) Made of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. […]

Domaine Joseph Roty Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2006

Domaine Joseph Roty Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2006 Ruby color. Nose full of fruit, spices and bacon fat notes. Palate loaded of fruit flavors, spices and is very complex. Will change constantly with air with a tighter finish, a sign that the wine is still young. Excellent+ (92) Made of Pinot Noir from 70 to 100+ years […]

Sena Chadwick Mondavi Sena Aconcagua 1997

Sena Chadwick Mondavi Sena Aconcagua 1997 Dark on its center and orange on the rim. Beautiful aged Cabernet Sauvignon nose, almost Bordeaux-like. More rough on the palate, austere and less pretty. Overall it was a good wine event if did not reached my expectations. Very good (89) Made of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Carmenère. […]

Domaine Bois de Boursan Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2012

Domaine Bois de Boursan Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2012 Garnet color. Aromas and flavors of wild berries jam, aromatic herbs, serious while being pleasant to drink. Long and tasty finish with some heat, but so young. Nice classic style and well priced. Very good (89) Made of 65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15%  Mourvèdre and 5% of other grape […]

Henri Prudhon & Fils Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères 2009

Henri Prudhon & Fils Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères 2009 Slightly gold color. This wine shows aromas of poached pear, spices and quite present oak. Round mouth with tropical fruit, grilled nuts and smoke. Long and tasty finish, balanced even if feels quite “powerful” for a white wine and the good presence of oak that tends to […]

Clos Rougeard Les Poyeux Saumur-Champigny 2006

Clos Rougeard Les Poyeux Saumur-Champigny 2006 Medium garnet color. Deep nose of red berries, pepper, flowers, so fine and beautiful. The seduction follows on the palate with its silky mouth coating, so gentle. Then flavors of red fruit, a touch of grilled bell pepper, some spices, so long finish and really charms the taster! Tasted […]

JL Chave Sélection Offerus Saint-Joseph 2012

JL Chave Sélection Offerus Saint-Joseph 2012 Dark and purple colored. This wine shows classical aromas and flavors of a Northern Rhone valley wine; berries, bacon fat and pepper. Not very fine, but sappy and flavorful, this Syrah wine is a perfect match to comfort food dishes. Alcohol level of 13,5% Good+ (88) Available at the […]

Tawse Cabernet Franc Growers Blend Niagara Peninsula 2010

Tawse Cabernet Franc Growers Blend Niagara Peninsula 2010 The wine is black cherry dark. Very earthy nose with black berries, smoke, spices and a hint of this grape classical green bell pepper. Slightly biting on the palate with high acidity, then it’s an explosion of spicy smoky fruity flavors. Nice long finish with flavors of […]

De Martino Legado Cabernet-Sauvignon Reserva Maipo 2008

De Martino Legado Cabernet-Sauvignon Reserva Maipo 2008 Dark ruby color. Typical nose of a Cabernet based wine beginning its maturation. It’s fine, fruity, have a hint of leather, of tobacco, some spices and bitter chocolate aromas. Silky yet still concentrated, this is just so good. Long tasty finish. This is the type of wine that […]

Pierre Gaillard Côte-Rôtie 2007

Pierre Gaillard Côte-Rôtie 2007 Medium dark garnet color. Aromas of berries, spices, smoke and flowers. Silky mouthfeel and so yummy with berries, pepper, flowers and bacon fat. Tannins are soften and the wine is ready and so good. Excellent (91) Made of Syrah (90%) and Viognier (10%). Aged 18 months in oak barrels, 50% being […]

Le Macchiole Bolgheri Rosso DOC 2013

Le Macchiole Bolgheri Rosso DOC 2013 Purple colored. Aromas and flavors of grape jelly, dark berries, spices, and notes of dark chocolate and oak. Coats well the palate with its rich fruit profile without being heavy or over ripe. Would pair well with roasted meat dishes. Also available in magnum size bottle (1,5L), the right […]

René & Vincent Dauvissat Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2007

René & Vincent Dauvissat Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2007 Beautiful medium dark gold color. Powerful nose from bottle opening and only got prettier with more air. Rich fruit nose with citrus fruit, poached pear, spices and a gentle hint of oak. Typical salty and mineral Chablis aromas are also there, but in the background. […]

Domaine Jean-Marc et Hugues Pavelot Savigny-lès-Beaune 2012

Domaine Jean-Marc et Hugues Pavelot Savigny-lès-Beaune 2012 Ruby color. Nose of dries flowers, cherries, plums, spices and some leather and earth. Will follow on the palate flavors of sour cherries, spices and the earthy feel from the nose. A little austere now, will gaing finesse with air. Alcohol level of 13% Good+ (88) Available at […]

Pago de Cirsus Vendimia Seleccionada Navarra 2011

Pago de Cirsus Vendimia Seleccionada Navarra 2011 Dark cherry color. Powerful nose of pepper, fruit notes and smoke. Flavors of spicy berries where pepper comes again same for the smoky twist. A little harsh at first, the finish has some heat but it silky and tasty. Good (87) Made of 35% Tempranillo, 35% Merlot and […]

Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2012

Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2012 The wine is almost uncolored. Nose of yellow apples, melon, wax and aromatic herbs. On the palate there is flavors of apples, pears, grilled nuts, just a touch of herbs and a biting acidity level. Completely dry, alcohol does not shows and is impressively fresh. Tasted blind, I would […]

Barone Ricasoli Rocca Guicciarda Chianti Classico Riversa 2012

Barone Ricasoli Rocca Guicciarda Chianti Classico Riversa 2012 Medium dark ruby color. Expressive and charming nose of flowers and ripe berries. Flavors of cherries and strawberries with some spices and oak undertones. Silky on the palate and just so good that you just want to have a sip after the other. Really tasty while showing […]

Fontodi Chianti Classico DOCG 2012

 Fontodi Chianti Classico DOCG 2012 Ruby color with purple hue. Aromas of red berries, spices, flowers and leather. Sappy fruit on the palate, the right amount of spice flavors, it drinks so well, especially with food where the wine simply shine. Still young and it shows with the tension and the little dryness on the […]

No. 3 d’Angelus Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2011

No. 3 d’Angelus Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2011  Dark violet color. Aromas of sweet and jammy berries, roasted spices, smoked wood, coffee and luxurious oak. More balanced on the palate than with the nose by the acidity, but still lacks some depth and strength on the finish. Still, it’s a tasty wine and gets better with […]

Dominique Piron Chiroubles 2014

Dominique Piron Chiroubles 2014 Medium dark ruby color. Powerful nose of dry flowers, red berries and pepper. Flavors of cherries, ripe strawberries in a round mouthfeel. The finish is made out of pepper, minerals and floral notes. Young but enjoyable, this wine also have the capacity to age for some years. Very good (89) Made […]

Alma Negra Mendoza 2013

A. Bartholomaus & E. Catena Alma Negra Mendoza 2013 Deep purple color. Aromas of black berries, smoke, spices, tree bark, coffee and cedar wood. Concentrated, round on the palate with chocolate, dark berries, spices and oak flavors. If you still have the opportunity to grill some steak on the BBQ, that’s a good wine to […]

Marchesi Antinori Tignanello Toscana 2008

Marchesi Antinori Tignanello Toscana 2008 Dark garnet color. Powerful nose of black berries, smoke, earth, spices and oak notes. It’s deep and complex. Silky mouthfeel that completely coats the palate with its fruit flavors, spices, rich oak notes, but balanced and fine with is impressive. So long and tasty finish. An iron fist in a […]

Weingut Pittnauer Zweigelt Heideboden 2013

Weingut Pittnauer Zweigelt Heideboden 2013 Medium dark ruby color. Nose of small sweet berries, spices and a nice green note. Silky on the palate, light but not thin with pretty fruity flavors, fine spices and a mouthwatering acidity (and ignite thirst!). Just enough long, fresh, original and tasty, why should I ask for more ? […]

Domaine Thymiopoulos Xinomavro Nature Naoussa 2013

Domaine Thymiopoulos Xinomavro Nature Naoussa 2013 Garnet color. Aromas of earth, clay, red berries and sweet spices. Have some “fizz” at bottle opening and the “nature” does shows (slightly funky without being bretts) with sweet cranberries, red berries, spices and good acidity level. Long finish with a touch of heat from the alcohol. Good+ (88) […]

J.L. Chave Côtes-du-Rhône Mon Coeur 2013

J.L. Chave Côtes-du-Rhône Mon Coeur 2013 Dark red cherry color. Aromas of heated spices, fruit notes, rocks and black licorice. Flavors are mouth coating with enjoyable red and blackberry jam, warm spices and a fresh finish. Well made (88) Made of Syrah (60%) and Grenache (40%) from vineyards in Visan, Buisson, Vinsobres and Estézargues. Did […]

Argiano Rosso di Montalcino 2013

Argiano Rosso di Montalcino 2013 Light and translucid garnet color. A little green at first, aromas of cherries and clay will come with air. Chewiness and good acidity level pairs with Morello cherries, small red berries on a short finish. Still, I like that lighter style very food friendly. Good+ (88) Made of 100% Sangiovese. […]

Cosme Palacio Rioja 2011

Cosme Palacio Rioja 2011 Dark red cherry color. Nose where oak leads the way with aromas of coffee, vanilla, caramel and spices notes. More expressive with air. Quite harsh at first on the palate at bottle opening, air will be of a good use here too. Then flavors of blueberries, mulberries, spices, cappuccino and vanilla. […]

Pierre-Marie Chermette Coeur de Vendanges Beaujolais 2014

Pierre-Marie Chermette Coeur de Vendanges Beaujolais 2014 Slightly purple ruby color, seems quite dark for a Beaujolais. Aromas of homemade strawberry jam, spices, earth all in a complex nose. Serious on the palate with fruits flavors, good amount of spices and a good acidity level. Finish with a touch of caramel. Feels like it is […]

Domaine du Loup Blanc Le Régal Minervois 2012

Domaine du Loup Blanc Le Régal Minervois 2012 Dark purple-ish color. Nose of meat, spices and black berries. Despite its structure and chewiness, it does have freshness that goes well with the fruity flavors, the fine and integrated spices notes. Good length where a touch of minerals and leather is noticeable. I do recommend to […]

Domaine Faiveley Mercurey La Framboisiere 2013

Domaine Faiveley Mercurey La Framboisiere 2013 Light ruby color. Explosive nose of primary aromas with red berries, green notes and sweet spices. Good acidity level paired with flavors of cranberries and raspberries. Light but tasty. Very good (89) Made of Pinot Noir. Aged in oak barrels, 15% being new for 11 months. Alcohol level of […]

Clos des Fous Grillos Cantores Cabernet-Sauvignon Cachapoal 2012

Clos des Fous Grillos Cantores Cabernet-Sauvignon Cachapoal 2012 Medium dense garnet color. Aromas of red berries, plum, leather, dry flowers and seems a little austere for now. More open, expressive and charming on the palate with the same flavor profile as what noticeable on the nose. This wine is fresh and is claiming for a […]

Domaine Laurent Martray Brouilly Combiaty 2013

Domaine Laurent Martray Brouilly Combiaty 2013 Bright and translucid ruby color. Inviting nose of red berries, aromatic herbs and earth. Highly quaffable with a fine palate of fruit and spices flavors. Finish loaded of ground cherries and flower notes. Very good (89) Made of Gamay from 40 years old vines. Partially destalked and aged in oak […]

Luciano Sandrone Barbera d’Alba 2008

Luciano Sandrone Barbera d’Alba 2008 The color is dark and slightly purple. Powerful aromas of spicy black berries, dry fruits, earth, flowers and dust. Tasty and spicy with flavors of black licorice, black pepper, black berries, ripe blue grapes and floral notes. Silky on the palate, the wine is also structured feeling young and showing […]

Podere Castorani Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Cadetto 2012

Podere Castorani Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Cadetto 2012 Dark and slightly purple color. Aromas of blackberries, spices, herbs and dried roses. Rond and silky on the palate over a strength also felt. Flavors of black fruits / berries, warm spices and bitter chocolate. Long finish. Good+ (88) Made of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. Aged 6 months in cement tanks then […]

Pierre Gaillard St-Joseph Blanc 2013

Pierre Gaillard St-Joseph Blanc 2013 Straw color.  Very floral nose where is also apricot, peaches, melon, apples and spices. Fruit ripeness is there but balance on the palate with flavors of melon, apples, fine oak notes and just a touch of nuts. Good acidity, round mouth feel, long and elegant finish where flowers gently linger […]

Pearl Morissette Chardonnay Cuvée Dix-Neuvième 2012

Pearl Morissette Chardonnay Cuvée Dix-Neuvième Twenty Mile Bench VQA 2012 Bright gold color. Nose of fresh fruits with pineapple, citrus fruit and earthy clay mineral notes. Round on the palate with a good acidity level that goes pretty well with its candied lemon and fresh pineapple flavors. Long spicy finish. Got really better with air, […]

Bodegas Moraza Rioja Tempranillo 2013

Bodegas Moraza Rioja Tempranillo 2013 Deep red color with purple hue. Aromas of black fruits, spices, black earth and smoke. Quite austere at first, 30 minutes of air really changed the wine and its strength soften to let the fruit express itself with a silky mouthfeel. Also had notes of spices and rocky soil flavors. […]

Olivier Pithon Mon P’tit Pithon Côtes Catalanes 2014

Domaine Olivier Pithon Mon P’tit Pithon Côtes Catalanes 2014 I am not a natural born Grenache fan. Though, I’m curious and like to discover so I tried this one: Glossy ruby color. Strawberry jam flavor with aromatic herbs and warm rocks. Fruity, round and chewy mouthfeel. This wine just drinks so easily. Very good+ (90) […]

Château Lynch-Bages Pauillac Grand Cru Classé 2001

Château Lynch-Bages Pauillac Grand Cru Classé 2001 Dark garnet color and doing long legs on the glass side. Smoky aromas with grilled bell pepper, spices, earth and a light “funky” twist. On the palate it starts with meaty notes and leather, smoke, dense texture and fine tannins. Good acidity paired low chewiness. At the end […]

Jean-François Mérieau Le Bois Jacou Gamay Touraine 2013

Jean-François Mérieau Le Bois Jacou Gamay Touraine 2013 Bright ruby color. The wine is a real fruity delight with a fine nose. The aromas, as the flavors, are floral and slightly earthy. We drank it so fast that I’m almost speech less on how to describe it other than I liked it! Made of Gamay. […]

Bouvret & Ganevat Les Compères Côtes du Jura 2012

Bouvret & Ganevat Les Compères Côtes du Jura 2012 Deep gold color for a wine that young. Aromas where honey, melon and ripe pears goes along with earth, mushrooms and flowers. Bright on the palate with good acidity and flavors of honey, green melon, Bosc pear and a hint of spices. Rich but balanced, I […]

Real Sitio de Ventosilla PradoRey Crianza Ribera del Duero 2001

Real Sitio de Ventosilla PradoRey Crianza Ribera del Duero 2001 Dark color with slightly orange rim. Evolution of the wine is more detectable on the nose with of dry fruits and leaves, old wood and tobacco. Flavors of plums and date are added to the aromas I had. In decline, can’t deny it, but did […]

Bouchard Père et Fils Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières 2007

Bouchard Père et Fils Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières 2007 This wine show some complexity and depth. Aromas of white flowers, honey, wax, peaches and something different I can’t put a name on. Flavors where butter, honey, exotic fruits, spices goes along with a tight and fresh finish that helps with the weight of the […]

Dönnhoff Norheimer Dellchen Riesling Grosses Gewachs Trocken Nahe 2007

Dönnhoff Norheimer Dellchen Riesling Grosses Gewachs Trocken Nahe 2007 Light gold color. Aromas of pear, pepper, pine tree and minerality coming from the soil where the vines are from does shows. Bright on the palate, it’s salty, mineral with a very very long finish. In this finish residual sugar is there, but it’s so balanced […]

Laurent Tribut Chablis 2010

Laurent Tribut Chablis 2010 Straw gold color. Aromas and flavors of ocean breeze, sea weed, honey, candied lemon and white lily flowers. Less bright and concentrated than previous bottles I had, but a better chewy mouthfeel and more fat. Medium length finish. Very good+ (90) Made of Chardonnay. Mostly aged in stainless tanks with a […]

Estate Argyros Atlantis Cyclades 2014

Estate Argyros Atlantis Cyclades 2014 Clear wine with green hue. Sea breeze aromas with seaweed, citrus fruit and sun! Bright and enjoyable on the palate with its good acidity and refreshing lemon notes. Clearly a summer wine, to drink like if we were on a Mediterranean beach! Good+ (88) 90% Assyrtiko, 5% Aidani and 5% […]