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#1 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » June 8th, 2020, 4:41 pm

This, folks, is why we mature Chinon. Sure, 10 years old is not that old, but trust me, the difference between this wine on release and now is mind-blowing. I knew it would be good, and stuck it in the dark recesses of my cellar, but wow am I thrilled by how this Chinon is showing. And it’s got more legs for growth.

Incidentally, I have always thought in a classic year like 2010, Grezeaux could actually make the best, most archetype Chinon in the Baudry stable. By far the oldest vines Baudry owns and on gravel. But I digresss . . . .

Savory, smoky nose of brambly red fruits in a vegetable garden patch with a lazy cool river flowing casually nearby. You can taste riverbed in this wine. Love the intensity of crisp red fruits in juxtaposition to some silkier reds and darks. Has some traditional Chinon herbaceousness but it is a subtle note in an otherwise perfectly ripe Cabernet Franc. Tannins still chalky and chewy but with a nice sweet-tart finish to them. Lots of minerally texture to this wine and finish.

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#2 Post by SteveG » June 8th, 2020, 4:43 pm

Wow, I am stoked!. We have 5 of these... Cost $26 including shipping. Thanks for the note!
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#3 Post by Ramon C » June 8th, 2020, 4:59 pm

One of few Le Grezeaux I stored, some of this and a sh!tload of 2014s. Glad I did. Thanks for the TN!
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#4 Post by Brian Gilp » June 8th, 2020, 5:00 pm

I had this and the 2009 in my hands to take upstairs just a few days ago and changed my mind to something else. Sounds like my first instinct was right. Will move them to top of the list for this weekend.

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#5 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » June 8th, 2020, 5:10 pm

Time to excavate.
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#6 Post by Chris Seiber » June 8th, 2020, 5:13 pm

I have three of these, plus four 2010 Le Clos Guillot. Probably should enjoy at least a few of them this year.

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#7 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » June 8th, 2020, 5:17 pm

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Time to excavate.
Just jumped on CT and saw our boy Salil’s note. Just texted him, he’s big on this wine, and the kid has a stellar palate. I think this 2010 rivals 2005, and both can still play the long ball game.

I think 2014 is the next major winner for Grezeaux. Grabbed some 2018 based on the Chris Kissack hype.

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#8 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » June 8th, 2020, 5:20 pm

Chris Seiber wrote:
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I have three of these, plus four 2010 Le Clos Guillot. Probably should enjoy at least a few of them this year.
Always worth a check given how many you have. I popped the 2009 Guillot a few weeks, but was not thrilled. It was just ok.

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#9 Post by Richard T r i m p i » June 8th, 2020, 5:51 pm

Nice. 5 still in the cellar since release. Thanks for the update!

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#10 Post by Scott Tallman » June 8th, 2020, 6:20 pm

Good to hear. If I had more than 2 bottles, I’d pop one soon. But happy to sit on mine for awhile.
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#11 Post by Marshall Manning » June 8th, 2020, 6:23 pm

Robert, have you had the '16? Wondering what your aging thoughts are for that one.
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#12 Post by Andrew S. » June 8th, 2020, 6:28 pm

Glad to hear the 10 is showing well already. The 05 still is not even close to ready. But will one day be spectacular.

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#13 Post by Nicos Neocleous » June 9th, 2020, 2:32 am

Has anyone tried the 2005 Grezeaux in the last 3 years? Any thoughts?
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#14 Post by Nathan V. » June 9th, 2020, 6:48 am

Nicos Neocleous wrote:
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Has anyone tried the 2005 Grezeaux in the last 3 years? Any thoughts?
Here is my most recent note, from a magnum:

2005 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux - France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon (12/24/2018)
Really beautiful, very Grézeaux nose. It's tough sledding on the palate, though. Served with prime rib roast on Christmas Eve helped but this wine has gone in a direction I didn't anticipate. I remember talking to Matthieu after tasting through the barrel samples of the 2005s. He had never seen anything like them in terms of the numbers. The ripeness and also the tannins were the highest he'd ever measured and he wasn't sure what to make of the wines. He and I were much more confident about how the more classically styled 2004 would age and that has mostly played out. This wine seems to be drying out a bit, but I'm not really sure. I also think that given the changing climate and bigger, riper vintages, I think he's learned a thing or two about tannin management. I guess this should be buried for 3-5 more years, then check again. (90 pts.)

This follows a bottle from June 22, 2018 that made me worry that the wine was drying out. I'd love to know others experiences. I still have a few bottles that I'll play the waiting game with.
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#15 Post by Julian Marshall » June 9th, 2020, 7:35 am

Great stuff, Robert, especially this, which I found very interesting indeed:
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Incidentally, I have always thought in a classic year like 2010, Grezeaux could actually make the best, most archetype Chinon in the Baudry stable. By far the oldest vines Baudry owns and on gravel. But I digresss . . . .
I need to find some older Grézeaux to try! Not easy, even here!

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#16 Post by IlkkaL » June 9th, 2020, 8:09 am

Nicccce, thanks for the note. Have one each of this, Clos Guillot and Croix Boissée 2010 in the cellar, I think I'll wait a few years though.
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#17 Post by R Roberts » June 9th, 2020, 8:19 am

Julian Marshall wrote:
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I need to find some older Grézeaux to try! Not easy, even here!
So many of the wines in my cellar could easily be found on the secondary market now. In retrospect, I wish I collected more wines like this, Cru Beaujolais, etc that are delicious but near impossible to find with age.
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#18 Post by Julian Marshall » June 9th, 2020, 8:35 am

R Roberts wrote:
June 9th, 2020, 8:19 am
Julian Marshall wrote:
June 9th, 2020, 7:35 am
I need to find some older Grézeaux to try! Not easy, even here!
So many of the wines in my cellar could easily be found on the secondary market now. In retrospect, I wish I collected more wines like this, Cru Beaujolais, etc that are delicious but near impossible to find with age.
Absolutely - we live and learn. Our tastes change and it's impossible to know how or when. I'm lucky in that I can find many older Loire wines here, but some a lot easier than others. Baudry's wines are surprisingly difficult to find and often very expensive. For example, there is a lot of three Croix de Boissée 2008 at auction now, which I wouldn't mind tasting at all - but the starting price is 60 euros a bottle!

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#19 Post by Jason R. » June 9th, 2020, 10:00 am

Robert, great note. Envious since I didn't get onto Baudry till the 2014 vintage. But glad I ultimately did, and it was mostly due to your influence! Turns out my palate is pretty yak-like [wink.gif]. My problem going forward will be exercising patience. These wines are so delicious young it's hard to wait.
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#20 Post by Todd F r e n c h » June 9th, 2020, 10:26 am

Damn...only Baudry I currently own is Le Clos Guillot...will keep an eye out for Les Grezeaux
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#21 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » June 9th, 2020, 10:37 am

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
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Damn...only Baudry I currently own is Le Clos Guillot...will keep an eye out for Les Grezeaux
This is what I keep saying, all three of the cuvees have merit. We just cannot default to saying the so-called flagship cuvee, Croix Boissee, is the best of the three. I think it is vintage-specific. I say the same thing, for example, about the Joguet cuvees, and since we have shared this wine before, Levet. Levet's La Chave and Les Journaries are two distinct wines, each has merit, and Les J is often the better wine, IMHO. I have as much of the Les Journaries as the La Chav. I think Guillot is excellent in 2015, on release I enjoyed checking in on it more that Grezeaux and Boissee, and actually doubled-down.

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#22 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » June 9th, 2020, 10:43 am

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 8th, 2020, 5:17 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
June 8th, 2020, 5:10 pm
Time to excavate.
Just jumped on CT and saw our boy Salil’s note. Just texted him, he’s big on this wine, and the kid has a stellar palate. I think this 2010 rivals 2005, and both can still play the long ball game.
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#23 Post by Nicos Neocleous » June 9th, 2020, 12:00 pm

Nathan V. wrote:
June 9th, 2020, 6:48 am
Nicos Neocleous wrote:
June 9th, 2020, 2:32 am
Has anyone tried the 2005 Grezeaux in the last 3 years? Any thoughts?
Here is my most recent note, from a magnum:

2005 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux - France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon (12/24/2018)
Really beautiful, very Grézeaux nose. It's tough sledding on the palate, though. Served with prime rib roast on Christmas Eve helped but this wine has gone in a direction I didn't anticipate. I remember talking to Matthieu after tasting through the barrel samples of the 2005s. He had never seen anything like them in terms of the numbers. The ripeness and also the tannins were the highest he'd ever measured and he wasn't sure what to make of the wines. He and I were much more confident about how the more classically styled 2004 would age and that has mostly played out. This wine seems to be drying out a bit, but I'm not really sure. I also think that given the changing climate and bigger, riper vintages, I think he's learned a thing or two about tannin management. I guess this should be buried for 3-5 more years, then check again. (90 pts.)

Thank you Nathan. I have magnums so your note particularly interest me. I remember trying the wine at the Domaine around 2009 and it was tannic but concentrated and with dark fruit. Perhaps worth me trying a magnum this year with decanting.
This follows a bottle from June 22, 2018 that made me worry that the wine was drying out. I'd love to know others experiences. I still have a few bottles that I'll play the waiting game with.
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#24 Post by Jonathan Loesberg » June 9th, 2020, 1:49 pm

People should be aware that, although Nathan is a very knowledgeable taster and his experience of Baudry is several orders of magnitude greater than mine, he also tends to like his wine, at least for my money, on the younger side. If I had an 05 Grezeauz, I would by all means taste it, to see how it's doing, but I wouldn't be surprised to find that I found it more a point than Nathan did. On the other hand, since I don't have the wine, this is only slightly grounded speculation, so I also wouldn't be surprised to find that he was right.

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#25 Post by Jayson Cohen » June 9th, 2020, 1:54 pm

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 8th, 2020, 4:41 pm
This, folks, is why we mature Chinon. Sure, 10 years old is not that old, but trust me, the difference between this wine on release and now is mind-blowing. I knew it would be good, and stuck it in the dark recesses of my cellar, but wow am I thrilled by how this Chinon is showing. And it’s got more legs for growth.

Incidentally, I have always thought in a classic year like 2010, Grezeaux could actually make the best, most archetype Chinon in the Baudry stable. By far the oldest vines Baudry owns and on gravel. But I digresss . . . .

Savory, smoky nose of brambly red fruits in a vegetable garden patch with a lazy cool river flowing casually nearby. You can taste riverbed in this wine. Love the intensity of crisp red fruits in juxtaposition to some silkier reds and darks. Has some traditional Chinon herbaceousness but it is a subtle note in an otherwise perfectly ripe Cabernet Franc. Tannins still chalky and chewy but with a nice sweet-tart finish to them. Lots of minerally texture to this wine and finish.

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Sounds amazing. So is Croix Boissee.

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#26 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » June 9th, 2020, 3:02 pm

My note on the 2010 Croix Boissee from 4 years ago:

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Sometimes even a dumb squirrel gets a nut. I said try the Grezeaux in 2020. I'll pull the 2010 Guillot from storage when I can a chance to go out there. Won't touch my Croix Boissee yet, though.

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#27 Post by Bob Hughes » June 9th, 2020, 3:53 pm

I'll have to check a bottle out - the last time I tried it (Sept. 2018) I was underwhelmed.

Then again, I was not raised in an outhouse in the Loire, so I may be at a disadvantage in appreciating this wine.

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#28 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » June 9th, 2020, 4:30 pm

Bob Hughes wrote:
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I'll have to check a bottle out - the last time I tried it (Sept. 2018) I was underwhelmed.

Then again, I was not raised in an outhouse in the Loire, so I may be at a disadvantage in appreciating this wine.

Oh no doubt, your refined palate is phucked here! ;)

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#29 Post by Nicos Neocleous » June 10th, 2020, 2:47 am

Jonathan Loesberg wrote:
June 9th, 2020, 1:49 pm
People should be aware that, although Nathan is a very knowledgeable taster and his experience of Baudry is several orders of magnitude greater than mine, he also tends to like his wine, at least for my money, on the younger side. If I had an 05 Grezeauz, I would by all means taste it, to see how it's doing, but I wouldn't be surprised to find that I found it more a point than Nathan did. On the other hand, since I don't have the wine, this is only slightly grounded speculation, so I also wouldn't be surprised to find that he was right.
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#30 Post by Nicos Neocleous » June 10th, 2020, 2:47 am

Bob Hughes wrote:
June 9th, 2020, 3:53 pm
I'll have to check a bottle out - the last time I tried it (Sept. 2018) I was underwhelmed.

Then again, I was not raised in an outhouse in the Loire, so I may be at a disadvantage in appreciating this wine.
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#31 Post by Nathan V. » June 10th, 2020, 7:23 am

Most recent bottle of 2010 Croix-Boissée.

2010 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée - France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon (2/8/2019)
WOW! What a sculpted, intense, perfectly crystalline nose. The purity of fruit and minerals is staggering. Not really anywhere near ready or open. The palate is quite firm and strict though it opens somewhat on day 2. The fruit is so deep and intense, but is that an illusion of the structure which drives and carries it? It's hard to know what the future holds, but my guess is that this will be thrilling when it comes out of its shell. This seems like Phase III of this wine. There was Phase I which lasted through 2002 showing the potential. Then there was Phase II starting in 2003 when the shift in climate had a dramatic effect on the Loire and Matthieu was taking over. I think that Phase III started in the late 2000s when they started to come to grips with the new climate reality and gained in confidence. I've been saying this for more than a decade, but it bears repeating, this is the cheapest "great wine" in the world. It really is challenging Rougeard (although they are different stylistically), and I don't think that is hyperbole. Considering you can get a case for the cost of a bottle of Bourg, well, figure it out. (92 pts.)

Most recent bottles of 2005 Croix-Boissée. Handling the vintage better than Grézeaux, IMO.
2005 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée - France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon (11/23/2019)
Not as explosive as the last bottle, but really intense depth and lift. You really get the sense of the site, the wine reeks of limestone. (93 pts.)

2005 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée - France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon (8/9/2019)
Thank you, Jesus! This wine is finally getting there. While the Grézeaux can seem a little overwhelmed by the vintage, the Croix Boissée is not. Everything you want in a Croix Boissée, great fruit, mineral tension, complexity and the tannins are finally starting to calm down. (94 pts.)

And here are some 2008 notes that show that producer and site are more important than vintage reputation.
2008 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée - France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon (10/20/2019)
This magnum was a wedding gift from Matthieu. I've never seen a magnum of Croix Boissée before (and I've tried to talk him into bottling some) so it was a great pleasure to share with my out-of-town guests. I don't think that 2008 was a particularly advantageous vintage in the central Loire but this is certainly an excellent wine, as Matthieu seems to be able to do no matter the year. What jumps out is that classic red fruit on limestone nose that is so classic to Croix Boissée in the same way that the dark earth note is to Grézeaux. Not fully resolved, but resolved enough that the tannin support the wine rather than control it. Fantastic with the duck where the protein and fat are enough to melt the structure and I just taste the dish and the fruit of the wine. Of course there are the purple flowers and some herbal notes but it is mostly the crunchy red fruit and limestone. Bravo and thank you, Matthieu. (93 pts.)

2008 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée - France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon (10/1/2018)
Beautiful ruby color with no bricking. Ripe cherries on the nose peak through a bed of leafy earth while underneath it all is a strong line of chalk that is the signature of this site for me. Really cool, linear flavors. Tannin is mostly resolved with just enough of a structural frame to hang the fruit. Sharp acidity that lifts the fruit which comes out more with air. After about an hour, it is all bright cherry and minerals with a touch of herbs and flowers. Really excellent and in a great spot right now. This is not considered a good vintage in Chinon, but goes to show what a great site and vigneron mean to a wine. (93 pts.)


I don't have a recent note on 2010 Guillot, but here's the 2009:
2009 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Le Clos Guillot - France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon (9/23/2019)
Still a deep, dark wine. Notes of dark earth and graphite surround the dark cherry and plum notes with maybe even a bit of black currant. This isn't to say that this is a fruity wine, but it is well fruited enough to support all of the other herb and soil tones. The fine tannins are persistent and have a calcaire quality to them. I've said this before, I am really seeing the Baudry's vision for this site and why Matthieu was so excited about it back in the early 2000s. Really coming into its own and a worthy companion, though different, to the Coix-Boissée. (93 pts.)
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#32 Post by Jayson Cohen » June 10th, 2020, 1:36 pm

Won't touch my Croix Boissee yet, though.
It really was fabulous a few months ago. Blew away a good bottle 2012 Rougeard Clos.

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#33 Post by Nathan V. » June 11th, 2020, 6:58 am

Inspired by this thread, we had 2009 Clos Guillot and Croix Boissée last night. No "official" notes yet but both were spectacular. So interesting to taste the different limestone expressions of these sites. The Guillot was the rounder and more resolved of the two while the Croix Boissée gained more with air and was both deeper and more precise. The purity of fruit and the signature minerality of the Croix Boissée was stunning. For me, these are both in a fabulous drinking window and the Croix Boissée may even continue to improve while the Clos Guillot I think is probably just about at plateau.
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#34 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » June 11th, 2020, 7:04 am

Ok you guys are killin me, will pop a 2010 Croix Boissee this weekend.

Nathan any comments on the 2018 line-up?

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#35 Post by Nathan V. » June 11th, 2020, 7:58 am

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 11th, 2020, 7:04 am
Ok you guys are killin me, will pop a 2010 Croix Boissee this weekend.

Nathan any comments on the 2018 line-up?
Reports of the vintage from folks on the ground were highly positive but I haven't tasted anything, sorry. My buying plan is the same as usual, although I may back off quantities a little bit just from space constraints.

Personally, I'd love a report on 2006 which has been an up and down ride. Sometimes it was electric and then went into a funk. I only have one bottle left, so waiting for someone else to report back...
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#36 Post by Chris V. » June 11th, 2020, 9:33 am

Thanks for sharing, Robert.

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#37 Post by Claus Jeppesen » June 11th, 2020, 9:46 am

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 11th, 2020, 7:04 am
Ok you guys are killin me, will pop a 2010 Croix Boissee this weekend.

Nathan any comments on the 2018 line-up?
It is right now in terrific shape. Like WOW WOW WOW
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#38 Post by eweininger » June 15th, 2020, 5:38 pm

Nathan V. wrote:
June 11th, 2020, 6:58 am
Inspired by this thread, we had 2009 Clos Guillot and Croix Boissée last night. No "official" notes yet but both were spectacular.
  • 2009 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux - France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon (6/15/2020)
    This is in a great place. While the color has lost a bit of sheen, the wine is otherwise still pretty youthful. Tons of red and black berry fruit, a powerful earthy note, a little ballpoint ink, some mild licorice, and a bit of cab franc leafiness. Arguably, there’s a faint touch of barnyard far in the background. Very juicy, with a medium-long finish showcasing plenty of acidity. An exuberant wine. Still a bit of tannin, but pretty soft. Drink or hold, you’ll be happy either way.
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#39 Post by J. D'Antonio » June 16th, 2020, 5:11 am

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 11th, 2020, 7:04 am
Ok you guys are killin me, will pop a 2010 Croix Boissee this weekend.

Nathan any comments on the 2018 line-up?
If the 2018 Domaine and Les Grange were any indication, the rest of the lineup will be ridiculously good when released.
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#40 Post by joz€f p1nxten » June 16th, 2020, 5:32 am

J. D'Antonio wrote:
June 16th, 2020, 5:11 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 11th, 2020, 7:04 am
Ok you guys are killin me, will pop a 2010 Croix Boissee this weekend.

Nathan any comments on the 2018 line-up?
If the 2018 Domaine and Les Grange were any indication, the rest of the lineup will be ridiculously good when released.
I was told the Croix Boissée 2018 will only be released early next year. Always one year later than the other wines. Correct?
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#41 Post by J. D'Antonio » June 16th, 2020, 7:25 am

That's my understanding. Here's what I tasted at the winery in June 2019 (all reds):

2018 Domaine
2017 Domaine
2018 Les Granges
2017 Les Grezeaux
2006 Les Grezeaux (not a typo :) )
2016 Le Clos Guillot
2016 La Croix Boissee
2015 La Croix Boissee

It was a fantastic visit, to say the least.
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#42 Post by Claus Jeppesen » June 16th, 2020, 8:06 am

Jayson Cohen wrote:
June 10th, 2020, 1:36 pm
Won't touch my Croix Boissee yet, though.
It really was fabulous a few months ago. Blew away a good bottle 2012 Rougeard Clos.
We had 2007 VCC and 2014 Croix Boissee last weekend and everybody preferred the latter
Both young and delicious
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#43 Post by Kenny H » June 16th, 2020, 9:55 am

That note sounds exactly like what I want to be drinking, even on a hot day!
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