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...
This is an all-star list covering a range of vintages and appellations, including plenty of Grand Crus.It's a long list and I'm going to keep this short so you can get to it. Still, some highlights demand attention. To begin, there are magnums of Chezeaux's (Ponsot) bottling...
In his I'll Drink to That! interview, Danilo Nada recounts a story about how his father had to green harvest on the sly.As he explains, for Piedmont's older and religious inhabitants, grapes were a gift from God and to green harvest grapes and drop them on the ground amounted...
Dutraive's wines entered a crowded Beaujolais market five years ago. Since then, they've had no trouble distinguishing themselves. His 2014s are the strongest wines we've seen from Dutraive to date.
I've always loved the 1995 Rosé, but the recently released P2 is shockingly superior. It's as if magic happened in Dom Pérignon's cellars. Antonio Galloni writes that the '95 "has it all." I couldn't agree more.