If you're looking for sternly mineral and long-aging Beaujolais, Roilette is the place to look. Few Beaujolais come close to Roilette in terms of aging or transformation in the cellar.
As Roilettes age, a complex meatiness, dark fruits (black cherries, mulberries, plums),...
These are some of the most thrilling and aristocratic dry Rieslings you'll taste. Every time that I sit down to write in email on Rebholz, I immediately want to crack a bottle open. I'm very happy to offer another great vintage for these two wines.
The first time that you taste an old BV, Mayacamas, Inglenook, Souverain Cellars or Heitz Martha's (to name a few) it's amazing. Even at 40 or even 50 years of age, the wines are very much alive and profoundly complex.
And when you combine Chambolle with Fourrier's style in 2013 you have a winning combination. We see precious little of Fourrier's wines from Chambolle, especially at the 1er Cru level. To put this in better context, Fourrier's Chambolle Gruenchers comes from 0.29ha and his...
It probably goes without saying that I've been hunting François Cotat's 2014s. Cotat is one of France's time-tested greats. Tasting old Cotat's can be a profound experience. A few old Cotats over the past few years have convinced me to cellar large amounts of Cotat, particularly...
The grandson of Lulu and Lucien Peyraud, Tempier's guiding lights, has gone out on his own with Tempier Mourvèdre clippings in hand.The results are very noteworthy. And since he settled in a low-key corner of Southern France, the wines are great values.
The wines of Ulysse Collin can come dangerously close to overwhelming the senses. They work on a grandness of scale, with such intensity and in such an utterly, mind-bendingly individual way.
Roches Neuves' Thierry Germain has long been one of the Loire's top producers. However, in the past handful of years the wines have really entered the zone. They've grown more vivid, elegant and delicate.This hasn't gone unnoticed. Recently, the Revue du Vin de France awarded...