Fixin, Côte De Nuits

Domaine Pierre Gelin

Clos Napoleon Fixin 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2014

Lots of red cherry, berry fruit, bright, savory, earth, floral with good spice — 9 days ago

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Tom Casagrande

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Fixin’ to drink some Burgundy.

Domaine Julien Cruchandeau

Les Cabottes Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits Pinot Noir 2019

Lyle Fass
9.3

What fruit! Stanky red and black cherries. Great clarity and so vivid. Stunning Cabottes. Great tangy black cherry fruit and terrific intensity and purity. Really clear vivid fruit. Nose also has gorgeous florals and earth. 19 reds rock. Such freshness and volume. Sweet and ripe tannins. Seriously great value burg here. Awesome gamey element coming through with air. — 6 days ago

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Domaine Bizot

Vosne-Romanée Pinot Noir 2017

A very rare bird almost impossible to find where the production on their 9 plots only amounts to a total of 9000 btls. I discovered their wines when I attended a Bizot tasting & lunch at Marea in Feb 2020 where I found their whole cluster wines had this beautiful purity of fruit & transparency. This btl was no different offering up an amazing nose of red cherry & berry fruits, lush & pure on the palate with baking spices, floral & mineral notes. A wine that is so good now you can drink young but will reward time in the cellar. — 11 days ago

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James Cahill

James Cahill

Ron, where did you find that bottle?
Ron Siegel

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Hi James, a good friend and an avid collector flew in last week to have dinner with me & brought me this btl as a gift as he knew I was a big fan of Bizot. He gets a small allocation every year but was offered no 2017’s so he sourced it from Europe. Cheers!
James Cahill

James Cahill

That’s a good mate.

Philippe Rossignol

En Tabellion Cuvée Vieilles Vignes Fixin Pinot Noir 2014

Drank in 2021. Delicious. Opens nicely with an expected bouquet - another reviewer called it “old school.” It’s subtle and good friendly. Paired extremely well with a pasta dish with slightly sweet sausages, mozzarella and spinach. Also lovely to enjoy on its own without food but some good conversation — 3 days ago

Domaine Julien Cruchandeau

Vieilles Vignes Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits Chardonnay 2019

Lyle Fass
9.3

Always a favorite and it smokes in 19. Nose starts out shy and buttery. Some minerals peeking out. But all in all one smells the density but also senses it’s holding back. But that palate brings it. Electric, retesting, mineral and deep. Some apple fruit and also some citrus but the texture, freshness and mineral complexity tell the story here. Terrific length. Best since 14. A brilliant version of this. — 10 days ago

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Domaine Sylvain Pataille

Marsannay Pinot Noir 2017

Medium Ruby with aromas of ripe berry fruits and spice. On the palate fresh ripe strawberry and raspberry flavors, almost currant like, lively acidity. Long finish ending with fruit, spice and wafts of cedar. — 2 days ago

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Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair

Aux Cras Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2016

Absolutely stunning. Quite the contrast to the Colombiere, as this is much more serious and structured and the Aux Cras terroir shines through. New oak is more prevalent, of course, but it’s so integrated already and doesn’t get in the way. The nose is incredibly intense and aromas of dark fruit, sweet spice and a wet rock minerality waft from the glass. While this wine is let’s say, more masculine and less sexy than the Colombiere, there is still a seductive Vosne-like perfume that’s so undeniably CLB and lures you in. The palate is powerful and is full of energy, while at the same time remaining focused and seamlessly delineated. To no surprise length is superior to the Colombiere. Totally irresistible now, but boy this will be a knockout down the road. — 16 days ago

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Domaine Julien Cruchandeau

Les Valançons Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits Pinot Noir 2019

Lyle Fass
9.4

Always a value and in 19 a superstar value. Deep, penetrating nose. Huge black cherry, dark red cherry, cherry skin, backed up by unreal minerality. So clear and deep. Much more serious than the Cabottes. Spice and earth. The full Burgundian symphony. Such a sappy nose. 9.4 nose. Just brilliant! Wow, what concentration and purity. Unreal. So sappy and pure but so fresh. Insane tiny berry fruit intensity. So so good. Structured as well and seems slightly clipped on the back end for now. But air will surely cure that. As I just took a sip the finish is extending and expanding as is the back palate and that gamey note comes through. Best version of this ever. A benchmark. — 6 days ago

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Domaine des Varoilles

Clos des Variolles Monopole Vieilles Vignes Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2017

Pop and pour, 2 hrs slow ox. You could wait until 2027 as the drink-by dates suggest, but as a 17, you'd be missing out: this is fairly generous, and rather open (I'm drinking the 17 before the 16 for example). On the nose: lovely soft mulberry, gevrey earth, musky perfume, soft spice, wild strawberry. On the palate: primary, but so compelling: excellent acidity, tangy pomegranate, wild strawberry, loads of spice. and soft tannin on the finish. Fabulously energetic and so drinkable. An unheralded gem of Gevrey? Unquestionably best young vintage I have tasted. — 4 days ago

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Domaine Bertagna

Les Dames Huguettes Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits Pinot Noir 2016

This is excellent. Light red fruits. Balanced and very enjoyable with a smoked roasted chicken! — 10 days ago

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