Beaune

Michel Rebourgeon

Les Chouacheux Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2020

Lyle Fass
9.5

The 19 was the Fass Selections’ RWOTY. The 20 is a worthy successor. Nose starts out a bit reductive. Under that is mega minerality. I love how transparent 2021 is. Now just stunningly gorgeous roses and such fine pungent minerality But that palate is what makes my toes curl for this wine. So silky, so elegant, so ethereal. Like a soft pillow you lay your head on. This has the texture that we all go nuts for. This blows away the many Jadot versions i’ve had which I happen to like a lot. Super juicy and thrilling red fruits. Tangy and fresh. More structured than the 19. But what a wine. I’d wait 5-7 years. — 2 days ago

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Domaine Pavelot (Jean-Marc et Hugues)

Aux Guettes Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2019

Lyle Fass
9.5

Gorgeous. Amazing deep dark red cherries and such brilliant clarity. Earthy and herbal with classic SLB depth. Feels and smells more concentrated and a wine from a “great” vintage. Licorice and cherry flower abound. Palate is bright and grapey with lovely mid season cherries. Sappy and dense. But also elegant and ethereal. Young and very long. Nose has a lovely leafiness to it. So expansive. Terrific acid, freshness and concentration. Lovey delineation and a profound compact quality. Outstanding. — 3 days ago

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Domaine Michel Mallard

Chorey-lès-Beaune Les Beaumonts 1er Cru 2015

Middle of the road very cherry driven Pinot. Juicy. Lime. Hint orange zest. Pretty and very drinkable right now but not super interesting. — 3 days ago

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Domaine Clos de la Chapelle

Champs Pimont Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2019

Medium dark rubi robe, nose of crushed flowers, top soil and asian spices, very complex and elegant in the mouth, and very long. This got to be the best Beaune 1er cru we had in many years. Classical burgundy in fine shape, with lots for it now and many years ahead. Enthusiastically recommended ! — 24 days ago

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Hospices de Beaune

Cuvée Maurice Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 1993

2022 Independence Day Party 🇺🇲 with several members of our Tastevin crew and extended friends.🍷 Proof that our palates are wider than Burgundy. Notes may be light, scores will be honest.

750ml
— 4 days ago

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Domaine Michel Rebourgeon

Les Noizons Pommard Pinot Noir 2020

Lyle Fass
9.5

What a deep stoney nose. Ripe black cherry fruit and a compote aspect. Dense, brooding and layered. Incredibly vivid fruit. A saline aspect as well. Gorgeous. Palate is stunning. Bright but dark fruits and amazing freshness. So sappy and pure and elegant. The elegance in the kid’s wines has really ramped up. Beautiful wispy yet velvety and sweet tannins but not too sweet. A raspberry coulis aspect and lip smacking freshness on the finish. I love the 2020’s here. Terrific inner mouth aromas and insane opulence. So juicy and energetic. The tannins are super high quality and the fruit is dark and opulent but just so perfect. Not overdone and owns its darkness and opulence. Silky and sweet and so long. A brilliant bottle. The fruit never quits on the finish even as it takes a detour for the minerals to express themselves. Almost a 9.6.

This has come alive after many hours. Nose is more integrated. Much more. Gorgeous raspberry and cherry. Wow. Palate is insanely juicy and fruit is more red. Sappy as all can be. Brilliant.
— 6 days ago

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Bouchard Père et Fils

Vigne de l'Enfant Jésus Grèves Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2005

Beautiful 05 from an owc purchased on release. Drinking well showing a perfumed nose of dark cherry, berry fruits layered with spice, mocha, earth & violet. Rich & full bodied that kept developing over time in the glass. Many years left! — 16 hours ago

Eric, Juan and 6 others liked this

Domaine de Montille

Les Perrières Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2005

2022 Independence Day Party 🇺🇲 with several members of our Tastevin crew and extended friends.🍷 Proof that our palates are wider than Burgundy. Notes may be light, scores will be honest.

1500ml; From our cellar 10Y in front still!
— 4 days ago

Andrew, Douglas and 21 others liked this

Lucien Le Moine

Bourgogne Rouge Pinot Noir 2018

Smooth, bright red fruits. A bit of a heavy hand on the oak, too much vanilla showing through. — 12 days ago

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Ira Schwartz

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@Charles York Do you feel enough “stuffing” to absorb the oak over time?
Charles York

Charles York

@Ira Schwartz i would think so. I had a bottle months ago and don’t remember the pronounced oak. Will try again in a bit.

Domaine François Buffet

Champans Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2020

Lyle Fass
9.5

Stunning nose of terrific tiny berry fruit intensity. Tweed coat. Some herbals. Classic and so old school. Ripe and gritty. Kirsch. Beautiful fruit. Floral, expansive and so detailed. I could get lost in this nose. Huge fruit on the palate and wow on the mid palate. Sweet, concentrated and elegant but man this is young. Big tannins and super juicy with black cherry and terrific freshness but obviously needs some air to get more integrated. Stoney for Volnay. Huge structure like the other Buffet wines and the fruit core is stunning and they are toothsome but man is this young and backwards and I know air will help it as the finish is insanely backwards. Nose is getting more floral with air. As it airs it gets more elegant and complete. Tremendous fruit and grip. Like a squeegee of fruit. Black and dark. And so much.

This has mega potential and is as classic a Champans as i’ve ever had. 9.4 to 9.5 with air.
— 5 days ago

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