Beaune, Côte De Beaune

Bouchard Père et Fils

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

One of the better 05’s tried recently that is deep & layered showing dark cherry, raspberry fruits, sweet spices, dried herbs with a silky texture on the palate — 3 days ago

Neil, Ira and 8 others liked this

Albert Morot

Bressandes Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2018

. Almost drank more like an older Napa cab no kidding. Big boned, rich, fat. — 4 days ago

Jason, Eddie and 3 others liked this

Domaine Patrick Javillier

Pernand-Vergelesses Pinot Noir 2018

Dark ruby red. Inviting nose and lush medium palate of earthy black cherry, fresh mushroom, and slightly woody red plum. Medium acidity. Medium minus tannins. A Burgundy for the New World drinker. Just enough fruit and a well regulated militia of oak, tannins, and acidity make for a PN that’s true to its roots yet approachable to the novice. A wide variety of cuisines will pair nicely. I went with very authentic (read, “spicy”) Ethiopian fare. Drink now through 2028. — 2 days ago

Byron, Tom and 2 others liked this

La Pousse d'Or

Clos du Roi Corton Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2014

Nose has damp, mossy forest floor, black cherry pie you accidentally stepped on while hiking in aforementioned forest, molasses, fire drowned out by rain, dried blackberry, dried leather and wet cedar.

Palate has dried blackberry, under-ripe black cherry, fig paste, saturated oak barrel, oak spiced red cherry, notable tannins, still overly restrained.

Decanted 4H, probably wanted 8H+, too youthful. This bottle will likely need about a decade to concentrate.

Paired to a favorite dish in our house, Curry Braised Eggs (from our hens), served over brown rice with toasted Naan bread. Absolutely delicious! 😋 Nothing better than mildly spiced, tomato-based dishes with exquisite Burgundy.

(Honestly this Corton deserves a braised beef dish, expect it would be spectacular with short ribs next time around...note to future self.)

The fourth of several 2014 La Pousse d'Or bottles we acquired late in 2019. This, as expected, needs another 15-20+ years (2036+) to show its truer self.
— 12 days ago

Eric, Paul and 34 others liked this

Domaine Laurent & Karen Boussey

Les Prévolles Beaune Pinot Noir 2018

Lyle Fass
9.3

Checking in on some 18’s. Nose is soppy red cherries and tons of earth. Floral and complex with great breadth. Nifty little lieu-dit here. Palate is powerful, dense and tannic. But has a terrific core of fruit. Really gets to the back of the throat and love how the tannins are mineral inflected. Has the “broad” character of 2018 which will I think, like 1993, ultimately smooth out with age. More closed than last year but it’s all there. Will be back. Now with air it’s integrating more and sweetening up and the tannins are becoming more velvety — 16 days ago

Neil, Arden and 10 others liked this

Domaine Camus-Bruchon & Fils

Narbantons Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2008

Dark rubi robe, nose of spices, crushed roses and dark cherries. Medium bodied, very fresh, balanced and complex but also bold structure, this is a joy of a wine done in the classical way. An enfant now but getting closer to drinking window. Give it 3 more years in bottle. It will sing. Enthusiastically recommended. — 12 days ago

Adriana Pagliano
with Adriana
Ira, Severn and 4 others liked this

Domaine Roulot

Les Tessons Clos de Mon Plaisir Meursault Chardonnay 2009

Tilts more toward vintage than producer.
A ripe nose of peach, pears and flowers . In the mouth a wine that most producers would be very happy to produce but for Roulot this was a little more tropical fruit than one would expect. Fruit with weight but not flabby , very balanced with acid one level down . Nice finish with no alcohol heat.
— 3 days ago

Shengli, Hugh and 48 others liked this

Domaine Laurent & Karen Boussey

Savigny les Beaune Pinot Noir 2018

Lyle Fass
9.3

Another dense young Boussey 18. Glorious fruit and minerals but a wall of tannin. Needs a 2+ hour decant. Nose is gorgeous cherries. Lipstick like intensity. I’ll be back. Texture gets softer and deeper with air. I love 18 but will take a while to get there. Incredible concentration and minerals. A great wine.

9.2 to 9.3 overnight. Superb earth and red fruits. Strawberry, gorgeous classic Burgundian aromas. Palate is super juicy and sleek. Great power and depth and unreal fruit. Delicious. Way better on day 2.
— 5 days ago

Severn, Matthew and 4 others liked this

Domaine Jean Chartron

Vieilles Vignes Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Chardonnay 2018

After this weekend, it's a bit tough to get back to "regular" wines. Nevertheless, this is yummy, but see previous notes.

Day 3: this has picked up significant weight and complexity. Wow.
— 4 days ago

Brian, Eric and 12 others liked this

Bernard Dubois

Les Ratausses Savigny-lès-Beaune Pinot Noir 2016

Happy 5th birthday celebration in wildwood to my daughter kylie 💖 drinking well now. Cherry, mushrooms, and touches of smoke. Awesome value at $28. — 2 days ago

David, Romain and 2 others liked this