Category: france

NV Domaine Manciat-Poncet Crémant de Bourgogne Brut

Happy Thanksgiving, friends! Beautiful pinkish color on this Burgundy sparkler. Meyer lemon, pastries, butter cookies, croissant, brioche crust, and orange blossom on the nose. Lemons, oranges, apricots, and honey on the palate with a limey finish. Nice acidity and minerality. Thankful.

4/5 bones



12.5% abv

Burgundy, FRANCE

🍷 Happy Wine Wednesday! Enjoying this excellent 2018

Jean-Max Roger Cuvée Marnes et Caillottes Sancerre

(92 pts) from Loire tonight. Coming to LCBO VINTAGES Dec. 7. Full review here:

🍷  Enjoying this excellent 2007

Rolly Gassmann Rotleibel de Rorschwihr Auxerrois (92 pts) from Alsace. Great buy at $20. Full review here:

2017 Beatrice & Pascal Lambert Chinon Blanc Domaine

Taking on this Monday LIKE A BOSS with this lovely Chenin from the Loire. Green apples, white flowers, lemon, and wax on the nose. Nice acidity with the lemon, apple, and wax notes on the palate. 

4/5 bones


Chenin Blanc


2017 Burckel Jung Alsace Pinot Noir

Bundling up on this Thirsty Thursday with this Alsatian Pinot! Cherries, forest strawberries, and potpourri on the nose. Cherries and strawberries on the palate with a hint of stems. Quite lovely, but with an unexpected hint of sweetness on the finish.

3/5 bones


Pinot Noir

13% abv

Alsace, FRANCE

1976 Hugel & Fils Riesling Vendanges Tardives

Kicking off the weekend with this nicely aged late harvest Riesling by one of my go-to Alsatian producers! Sweet apples, honeysuckle, honey, and apple tart on the nose. Honey and apple with a mix of tropical notes, ginger, and peach on the palate. Beautiful balance with the acidity. Pure minerality on the finish. LOVELY.

5/5 bones



13% abv

Alsace, FRANCE

🍷  Happy Wine Wednesday! Enjoyed excellent 2018

M. Chapoutier Domaine de Bila-Haut L’Esquerda

(92 pts) from Roussillon tonight. 2017 vintage coming to LCBO VINTAGES this weekend. Full review here:

🍷  Here’s my top wine picks from October 26 LCBO VINTAGES Release. France & Italy featured + wine & cheese pairings + lots more. Stock up for the holidays!

🍷  Enjoying this excellent 2016

Cave de Roquebrun Roches Noires

(90+ pts, $23) from Languedoc tonight. Unoaked blend of

Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre from schist soils. Should arrive in LCBO VINTAGES any day now. Full review:

🍷  TGIF! Tonight’s wine is this 2016 Bordeaux (87 pts). A new release that came to LCBO VINTAGES last month. Full review here: