Burgundy

Pierre Brisset

Cuvee Cassaneas Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2019

Lyle Fass
9.5

Gorgeous nose. Haven’t had in 2 years. Lemon, lime, crushed rocks, framing oak that is so subtle and masterful. White flowers and saline. Just a stunningly expressive and pure nose. I like the laser focus of the 19’s aromas. Palate is stunning. Concentrated and super mineral. So juicy, pure and layered. The most mineral and concentrated of the 18/19/20 trio. Perfect balance. I think this is the best bottle I‘ve had of Cassaneas. It’s just so pure and focused. The nose, as it airs gets more broad but doesn’t lose any focus. More earthy elements now. So succulent. Like a perfect stream of BB on one’s palate and so saline. The saline and florals give you such a sense of Chassagne. Stunning.

After 4 hours this come alive (even more!) with gorgeous clear liquid minerals on the nose. Smoke and super complex. Palate is so saline and mineral. Luscious and gorgeously long.
— 12 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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The craziest Bourgogne Blanc ever
Lyle Fass

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@Severn Goodwin ever. and remarkably consistent!!

Albert Grivault

Clos du Murger Bourgogne Chardonnay 2017

Even better than I remembered.
Overachiever++
And still available at the local Leclerc supermarket. Run, don’t walk.
— 2 days ago

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David Koenen

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Nice! Gotta love (some of those) those hypermarches…

Domaine François Raveneau

Valmur Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2002

Of the 3 grand cru Chablis chez Raveneau, Valmur is my favorite. I find Blanchots less minerally, Valmur the most minerally, Clos just behind Valmur. The best ever for me, shockingly, is 1994 Valmur, then 1996. We had a stunning wine of the trip 2010 Valmur in Champagne at Les Crayeres.

So I was eager to drink 2002. Fabulous from the get go. Pop and pour, first w a pâté de campagne, then with roast duck and herb risotto at Opal in Santa Barbara. Waiter foolishly declined the proffered pour.

Just super citrus zest bejeweled with minerals and hints of menthol, super acidity, all balanced and long, depth and weight with no heaviness. Simply great Chablis. Loved it.
— 12 days ago

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Domaine Roulot

Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2015

Pop and pour. Sublime for bourgogne blanc. The reduction has blown off, and this is pure lime, citrus blossom, a touch of vanilla and a hint of almond/hazelnut. On the palate: fantastic acidity, weight and density. More citrus and stone and just caresses the palate. So elegant. At peak, imo. — 8 days ago

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Domaine Berlancourt

Cuvée Les Champans Bourgogne Pinot Noir Rosé 2018

Fresh and coy. Strawberry fruit that’s generous but shows pleasant dryness and restraint. Amazingly, this is uniquely (for a rosé), expressive as burgundy pinot. Quite substantial; I think it would age wonderfully. — 10 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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I still have some, was planning to wait at least one out a while.
Josh Morgenthau

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I’m thinking I give my other bottle 4 more years and open in 2026.

Domaine Berlancourt

Cuvée la Demoiselle Bourgogne Chardonnay 2018

Agree with @Lyle Fass a bit closed atm but showed very well over a few hours. Punches above the humble appellation. Elegant meursault vibes, without any vulgar opulence. Judicious wood, spices, tropical fruit, good concentration. Excellent balance given the vintage. — 16 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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needs age but lovely stuff

Pierre Girardin

Eclat De Calcaire Bourgogne Chardonnay 2018

Pop and pour. On the nose: sweet apple, vanilla, wet stone, lemon. On the palate: excellent acidity, good density, wet stone, lemon, mabye thins a bit on the close, but nice tangy finish. Good. — 10 days ago

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Hubert Lamy

Les Chataigners Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2018

Smells great. Tastes great. What a beautiful Bourgogne Blanc! Some peach, bit of mango. Vibrant acidity. Class in a glass! 1st of 4. The Diam 30 cork here is 2.25 inches long! — 10 days ago

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Domaine Jean Dauvissat Pere & Fils

Fourchaume Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2019

Lyle Fass
9.4

Tremendous bottle. Nose has massive mineral stank with meyer lemon and so many oyster shells. So saline. Deep and enveloping. The Chablis symphony in full effect. Stunning. Young a f on the palate but oh so promising. Perfect balance and terrific tension. Finish is clipped for now but this will grow with air. Luscious finish that is juicy, explosive and so textured. Lovely focus, linearity and hierarchy of flavors. I’ll be back as this airs. Amazing acid structure here. — 8 days ago

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Domaine Perrot-Minot

Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2015

I need more. I can’t stop smelling this glass filled with potpourri, dry dirt, ripe raspberries, red currant. Still a good tannic structure with lush acidity. My mouth just salivates right down the sides of the tongue. Then the dirt flavors kick in, minerals, red currant hits first, raspberries, dried roses, and a touch of vanilla on the finish with a hint of blood orange. This is beautiful. — a day ago