Wine Drinking In France Sucks

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Claus Jeppesen
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Re: Wine Drinking In France Sucks

#51 Post by Claus Jeppesen » April 14th, 2019, 6:28 am

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
April 12th, 2019, 1:33 am
Vantre in the 11th, has one of the best playlists I have encountered. The wine list and food are pretty handy too.

2015 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Corton-Charlemagne, Grand Cru. It was expressive and generous but possessed a lovely cool character. There were notes of white flowers, wet stones, crisp white peach and flint. It had awesome volume and filled every crevice in the mouth with sappy orchard fruit flavours. There’s fabulous chalky structure underpinning the fruit and the long finish is laden with dry extract.

2012 Domaine Ghislaine Barthod Chambolle-Musigny: Fresh and highly perfumed, with crunchy cherry fruit and a note of violets. It had stony minerality and a fine, lacy feel against the gums. The finish was tangy and precise.

1999 Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs: Pure, unforced, ethereal and engaging. Equal parts fruit, mineral, plant matter and earth. Muscular but perfumed, deep and textural. Primary and primal, with just a hint of espresso the only sign of any age. Should live for another 50+ years.
Thanks for reminding me of this spot. Will go there. It is in my hood
And thanks for the great notes
Did you go to Villaret?

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Re: Wine Drinking In France Sucks

#52 Post by Jeremy Holmes » April 14th, 2019, 7:29 am

Cheers Suzanne. I would love to try that '93 Suchots.

Didn't get to Villaret this trip Claus. It is a favourite of ours.

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Re: Wine Drinking In France Sucks

#53 Post by Jeremy Holmes » April 15th, 2019, 6:39 am

A long lunch at Arpege.

A bottle of 2014 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin Le Banc was perfect with the first few courses. It has the usual PYCM reduction but has certainly put on a bit of weight since last year. Delicious citrus fruit flavours are tinged with mineral. It is still relatively compact and linear and finishes with good cut and persistence.

2014 Jean-Philippe Fichet Meursault Les Tessons: It had a lovely, open-knit nose of almond butter, white peach and preserved lemon. Full, voluminous and cut with a line of minerally acidity. Good presence and depth and excellent length of flavour.

I spotted a bottle of Freddy Mugnier’s ‘Amoureuses’ on the list, at a price that was too good to be true. After ordering it, the Somm returned to tell me that it was not true and that the listed bottle was in fact the Fuées. We happily accepted the 2011 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Fuées. It is a gorgeous rendition of this wine, ready to go right now. Not particularly deep but complex and ethereal. It has an engaging scent of dried flowers, red fruits and chalk. It is fine in the mouth, with good detail of perfumed red and blue fruits. It has great finesse, is lacy of texture and finishes with crunch, offering good persistence.

A 2008 Pierre Péters Champagne Grand Cru Cuvée Speciale Blanc de Blancs Les Chetillons was seriously good. A pure and fresh nose of green apples, chalk, lemon and bread. In the mouth it has awesome clarity and definition. It is so fine yet is a Champagne of authority. It has the build, complexity and length of top-shelf white Burgundy.

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Re: Wine Drinking In France Sucks

#54 Post by Mike Grammer » April 15th, 2019, 8:48 am

Looking good these last few posts! Loved our dinners at Amarante and Petit Verdot back in 2017.

The 2010 version of the Boudriottes Rouges was stunning and is in the early mix for WOTY.

Sante and keep updating!


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