Category: French White Wine

Chateau Bechereau Philipperie Sauternes 1983, France





Dark golden in color.

Simple on the nose with honey, citrus, pineapples, honeydew and light spices.

Full bodied with high acidity and long legs.

Off dry on the palate with yellow apples, spices, light tropical fruits, licorice, honey, light earth notes, herbs and white pepper.

Long finish with spices and black pepper.

This 38 year old is still drinking very nicely now, but probably past its peak.

I gave it an hour to open up, but it probably needed much longer.

This is an interesting sweet wine. Spicy and entertaining, but lost a lot of the fruits by now. From a great vintage, but not as sweet as I expected it to be.

I had it a couple of years ago and liked it better then. Not what I expected but it is still very drinkable.

13% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

Koenig Gewurztraminer 2017, Alsace, France





Light lemon in color with a golden hue.

Gorgeous nose of white flowers, lemons, honey, melons, yellow apples, tropical fruits, minerals, diesel, spices, white pepper, pineapples and light earth.

Full bodied and buttery, with medium plus acidity.

Off dry on the palate with citrus, red apples, melons, pears, minerals, light spices, light earth, tropical fruits and light herbs.

Medium plus on the finish with lemons.

This is a delicious Gewurztraminer from France. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouth feel.

Very nicely balanced with enough fruits for the acidity.

This 4 year old aged nicely so far, and would be nice to revisit it in 3 years, and see how it evolved.

Last year I had the 2018 vintage, and it is much nicer with some age.

Easy drinking and good by itself or with food. I had it all by itself by the pool.

Kosher and Mevushal.

13% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$22.


Chateau Lacaussade Saint Martin Vieilles Vignes Blanc 2019 Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux, France




Pale lemon in color with a golden hue.

Light nose of citrus, limes, green apples, grapefruits, bitter herbs, earth and spices.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with limes, faint wood, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, bitter vegetables, spices, earth, herbs and almonds.

Medium minus on the finish with tangy limes.

This is a nice and enjoyable white Bordeaux. Easy drinking and good for parties. A little spicy, which makes it interesting.

Good by itself and better with food. I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

A blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. Fermented in Oak barrels, and aged on its lees for 10 months. Kosher and not Mevushal.

14% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$23.

Chateau d’Yquem Sauternes 2013, France



This is a delicious dessert wine from France. Sweet on the palate with great complexity.

Showing honey, yellow apples, apricots, spices, sweet nectar, white wild flowers, melons, brown sugar and spices.

Medium bodied with high acidity.

Well balanced with enough acidity to balance the sugars.

Thank you Barry for sharing this with me.

This needs no food. Just sip and enjoy.

This 8 year old will continue age nicely in the next 40 years.

Just delicious.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

97 points.

$160 (375 ml).

Bollinger Limited Edition Rosé Champagne 2006, France

This is a delicious Vintage Rosé Champagne from a great vintage.

Showing lots of bread and yeast notes, citrus, over ripen apples, spices, minerals, white pepper, sea salt, light earth and herbs.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity, and nicely integrated small bubbles. Just the way I prefer it.

This 15 year old is very tasty now. Nicely balanced with lots of complexity.

Thank you John for sharing this with me.

Good by itself or with food. I didn’t need anything but a nice glass with it.

12% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

Gonnet La Font Du Vent Côtes du Rhône Blanc Les Promesses 2020, France

Light yellow in color with a golden hue.

Nose of citrus, limes, green apples, white flowers, honey, grapefruits, bitter herbs, spices and white pepper.

Medium bodied with medium acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with green apples, grapefruits, citrus, spices, sea salt, earth, black pepper, bitter herbs and river rocks.

Tangy and earthy finish with bitter almonds.

This is a nice white blend from Côtes du Rhône. Easy drinking, refreshing, and good right out of the bottle. Shows an interesting nose.

A good food wine that I paired with cheeses and crackers. Paired very nicely with smoked white fish.

A blend of 40% Viognier, 20% Clairette, 20% Grenache Blanc and 20% Roussanne. Aged in stainless steel and concrete vats for 7 months. Organic and Vegan.

13% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$17.

Chateau Loudenne Saint Yzenes Le Chateau Bordeaux Blanc 2017, France

Very light golden in color with a green tint.

On the nose citrus, grapefruits, green apples, earth, herbs, black pepper, spices and bitter vegetables.

Medium-bodied with medium-plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, light oak, spices, herbs, bitter vegetables and peppercorn.

Tangy finish with bitter almonds and limes.

This is a very nice white Bordeaux. Crisp and good right out of the bottle. Even better after some air time.

This 4 year old is drinking very nicely now which is nice to see. Nicely balanced, and still fresh and crisp.

Good by itself and better with food. I paired it with meats and cheeses. paired very nicely with the duck liver Pâté.

A blend of 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Sémillon. Aged in French oak barrels (33% new).

12.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$27.

Domaine des Marronniers Chablis Les Marronniers 2017, Burgundy, France

Pale lemon in color with a green/ golden hue.

Fruity on the nose with yellow apples, citrus, light oak, spices, passion fruit, bananas, lemons, minerals, light green vegetables and black pepper.

Medium-bodied with medium-plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, earth, herbs, sea salt and white pepper.

Medium plus on the finish with almonds and grapefruits.

This is a very nice Chardonnay from burgundy. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel.

Better when not too cold, that’s when it’s showing the complexity.

Refreshing, tangy and interesting.

Nice and bright and a great food wine that I paired with cheeses, olives and crackers.

Kosher and Mevushal.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$30.

Faire la Fête Brut Cremant de Limoux Non-Vintage, France

Pale lemon in color.

Nose of limes, grapefruits, citrus, yeast, bread, green apples, minerals and sea salt.

Medium bodied with medium plus sized bubbles and medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with citrus, limes, green apples, grapefruits, bread, yeast, bitter herbs, spices and earth.

Medium finish with bitter almonds.

This is a nice sparkling wine from the south of France. Easy drinking with food or without. Nicely balanced with nice acidity.

I paired it with 3 different Caviars, Whitefish, red Salmon and Lumpfish. Very tasty and interesting to compare.

Made in the traditional method.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$17.

Koenig Alsace Riesling 2018, France

Pale lemon in color.

Strong nose of citrus, lemons, yellow and red apples, minerals, light diesel, white pepper and sea salt.

Medium bodied with high acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry to off dry on the palate with lemons, apples, pears, pineapples, spices, diesel, minerals and light earth.

Long tangy finish with limes and spices.

This is a delicious Riesling from Alsace. Tangy and bright. Showing nice complexity with a spicy aftertaste.

Tasty and enjoyable by itself or with food. Would pair nicely with spicy foods. Sushi comes to mind.

This would be interesting to try in 5 years.

Delicious and tangy.

12% alcohol by volume. Kosher. Mevushal.

91 points.

$20.