Burgundy

Domaine de Montille

Le Clos du Château Bourgogne Chardonnay 2018

Nose has pear slice, orange zest, various under-ripe stone fruits, pineapple core and yellow flowers; not overly expressive at this time.

Palate has tart pineapple, orange peel, slightly chalky, yellow apple and mild barrel flavors (more new than neutral?). Decent finish, but seems a little closed here as well.

90m decant; Note to future self, check again 2022-23-ish.

Winery Notes:
"Le Clos du Château" is essentially a vineyard of approximately five hectares that sits in front of the Château de Puligny and is entirely enclosed by walls. This facilitates our bio-dynamic farming methods.

Classified as Bourgogne AOC, this vineyard is remarkably well situated in the village on the border of the Puligny-Montrachet vineyards. The deep soil, consisting of silt and clay gives the wine a lovely generosity.

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On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the the Boston Pops Orchestra. Our Conductor Keith Lockhart is leading an all John WILLIAMS program, with Mr. Williams (hopefully) sharing some of his wonderful stories to accompany the scores.

The program includes selections from..Superman, Heidi, Jaws, The Towering Inferno, Memoirs of a Geisha Oliver, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Olympic Fanfare & Theme, JFK, Schindler's List, The Witches of Eastwick, Solo: A Star Wars Story, The Empire Strikes Back, The Force Awakens and...Star Wars. So to say we're going to be well versed into the JW catalog will be the understatement of the evening for sure!!!
— 10 days ago

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Domaine François Carillon

Bourgogne Chardonnay 2018

Elegant and delightful regional Bourgogne Blanc with expressive white/yellow flower bouquet. Aromas of apricot, yellow peach and unripe pineapple with hint of honey, toasted nuts, and baking sweet spices rise from the glass. Bright acidity with white stone minerality. It’s a beautiful, well made Bourgogne Blanc! — 9 days ago

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Vincent Dauvissat

Les Preuses Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2007

I can say for Raveneau I prefer ‘08 over ‘07 but for Dauvissat it’s a much closer race, and this electric ‘07 supports that notion. Intense and ultra complex nose upon the first pour from the decanter. Really raring to go.

It’s a classic vintage for Dauvissat with its oyster shell minerality, sea spray salinity and an attractive algae like savoriness, all backed by a bright lemony acid spine. It has all the elements you’d hope for in this Grand Cru. An incredible combination of power and elegance, elite midpalate depth and a finish that goes on and on. Proving again to be true, I continue to prefer Preuses over Clos in most vintages.
— 2 days ago

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Domaine Berlancourt

Cuvée Les Champans Bourgogne Pinot Noir Rosé 2018

Nose has warmed strawberry, tangerine, apricots and wet roses. Quite expressive tonight, marked improvement from our prior several months earlier.

Palate has under-ripe strawberry, cool Clementine slice, (light) fresh cherries and wet slate. Nice acidity and refreshing finish. Decanted 90m.

Truly, Summer in the glass on a beautiful evening.

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On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the the Boston Pops Orchestra. Our Conductor Keith Lockhart is leading an all John WILLIAMS program, with Mr. Williams (hopefully) sharing some of his wonderful stories to accompany the scores.

The program includes selections from..Superman, Heidi, Jaws, The Towering Inferno, Memoirs of a Geisha Oliver, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Olympic Fanfare & Theme, JFK, Schindler's List, The Witches of Eastwick, Solo: A Star Wars Story, The Empire Strikes Back, The Force Awakens and...Star Wars. So to say we're going to be well versed into the JW catalog will be the understatement of the evening for sure!!!
— 10 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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Summer in a glass I like
Severn Goodwin

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@Lyle Fass Really picked up after a 6-7mo slumber!
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@Severn Goodwin yup. Ages very well in the short term.

Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey

Bourgogne Aligote 2018

My 7th btl out of a case where every btl has been stellar showing a flinty, stoney, mineral with lemon & citrus. Great wine for the $$$! — 2 days ago

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Chanterêves

Bourgogne Chardonnay 2019

Terrific BB—modern, great freshness & acidity. Flinty, lime zest, saline, acidic. Evolved nicely over five hours. — 4 days ago

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Domaine Leroy

Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2015

This quality and personality are normally found in Premier Cru and only the lack of extrapower doesn't allow me to compare it to a Grand Cru.
It's pure pleasure for your mouth.
Cola, mineral, persistence and intensity.
She is a legend.
— 3 days ago

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Domaine Vincent Ledy

Les Combes Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2015

Lyle Fass
9.1

Lovely nose. Cherries galore. Spice and loads of minerals. Mid season cherries perfectly expressed. Palate is full of fruit and has great purity. Lovely structure, sap and refinement. Needs some air to fill in the gaps but all in all a lovey bottle. — 4 days ago

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Love that bottle.
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@Severn Goodwin terrific after an hour

Famille Vincent

Julienas Gamay 2017

Beautiful Beaujolais cru with Burgundian style. Bright macerated notes of cherry, raspberry. Infused caractere with nuances of liquorice, dried flowers and spices. Light on the attack, the final would tend towards the mid-bodied, with a nice concentration and complexity on a final with finely persistent mineral and tannins shades supported by partial oak aging that brings a lot of class.


Superbe cru du Beaujolais aux allures bourguignonnes. Notes vives de cerise, framboise macérées. Caractère infusé avec des nuances de réglisse, de fleurs séchées et épices. Léger de prime abord, la finale tendrait vers le mi-corsé, avec une belle concentration et complexité sur une finale aux nuances minérales et tanins finement persistants soutenus par un élevage partiel en fût qui apporte beaucoup de classe. Potentiel de garde 7-10 ans.
— 6 days ago

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Domaine Leroy

Bourgogne Gamay 2019

Oh, what a treat. Anyone know where this fruit is from? High-toned, stemmy, crunchy, spicy fruit and a finish that gives pause. Wow. — 9 days ago

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