Domaine Berlancourt

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!!!
— 2 months ago

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Summer in a glass I like
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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.

Domaine Berlancourt

Bourgogne Chardonnay 2018

Lyle Fass
9.3

This is actually a new bottling. The other wines in this category are wrong. I think the others are all Equinces. Anyway nose is a bit reduced and stinky. Lots of sulfur aromas. Funky and odd. Color is a tiny bit hazy as well. As it aerates it gets more green apple and mineral. Tree bark. Wet hay. Very complex. Superb minerality. Palate is so clean, so complex and has such dazzling purity and an almost effervescence. It is super elegant and wow oh wow is it pure. Nose is coming along, but likely needs 30 ish minutes. Floats on the palate. Green apple fruit and a sucrosity make this ultra irresistible. Wow what inner mouth aromas. So juicy and lean in it’s own way while also being very generous. Long finish. Longer than it should be. Amazing balance. Such a nice new intro wine. From parcels in Puligny. Almost a 9.3. Might be one. I’ll be back. Okay. It’s a 9.3 now. What an insane confectionary quality on the 2018 aromas after some air. Sweet brown sugar and green apple skins. Stunning. — 10 months ago

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Domaine Berlancourt

Cuvée la Demoiselle Bourgogne Chardonnay 2018

Lyle Fass
9.3

Love this wine. What a vintage for it. Stunning nose of mineral, baking spices and gorgeously discreet wood. Wow. Some tropical fruit as well but in no way is it vulgar. It’s just ripe. Fresh rain on a fields of herbs. Really pretty nose. So nuanced and elegant but so so well made. A knockout. 9.5 nose. Palate is deep. Really deep. Chewy, dense and mineral. Really mineral. Some hints of fruit but man is this mineral. Long and concentrated. Tastes woodsy. Not woody. Really long finish and dynamic structure and energy. This drinks 1er cru level easy. I think it’s closing down and will be better in 4 years or so. — 6 months ago

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Domaine Berlancourt

Cuvée Clairet Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2018

Lyle Fass
9.2

Unusual color for sure. Like a cross between a rose and a red wine. Nose of spice, flint, dusty cherry fruit, citrus rind (orange), tree bark and some nice minerality. Rustic and charming with a hint of etherealness. Some sweaty, feral notes as well. Palate is fresh, uncomplicated and so juicy. Lithe and pretty with a lovely persistence. Nice mouthfeel and elegant tannins. Great freshness, acidity and persistence. Just a pretty when with a hint of rusticity. Love it. This really comes together with air. Also should be drunk slightly chilled. Maybe cellar temp. It’s much better. Textured and deep. 9.1 to 9.2. Nice complexity develops as well. Lacey. Really good. — 9 months ago

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Domaine Berlancourt

Cuvée Les Champans Bourgogne Chardonnay 2018

Lyle Fass
9.6

Just an incredible wine. Huge nose. Vanilla extract, not woody at all, that good vanilla of high end whites, herbal, Meyer lemon, intense clear and airy minerality, so deep, enveloping like an ocean breeze. Apple spice starts to develop. Endless aromas and aromatic depth. 9.6 aroma easily. Palate is massive and intense but then so nimble concentrated and delicate. My god this is classy and easily 1er Cru level. The finish is endless. Just silky stunning. Insane structure, density and concentration. So pure. No hard edges. Stunning finish. The finish begins where you think it is going to end. Just a masterpiece. Unreal finesse. Such fleshy fruit but also pithy. Everything is in perfect proportion. Just gets better and better with air. — 9 months ago

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Domaine Berlancourt

Cuvée Les Equinces Bourgogne White Blend 2016

Wow, much better than my last btl...just needed some time to settle I guess. Pop and pour, notes from 1hr open. On the nose: lanolin and golden apple to start, and almost chenin-like, but that blows off...then sweet apple, lime, soft vanilla, some floral perfume...amazing complexity. My wife called it poetic. On the palate: excellent density, and darker than many BB that I usually like: great acid, but like a ginger beer character, lime, soft minerality and a lovely finish. Fantastic. — 10 months ago

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Nice