Grand Cru Burgundy

Domaine François Raveneau

Valmur Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 1996

Light gold, heavy in the glass. High pitched nose. Notes of green apples, sweet kiwi fruit, citrus, lime blossoms. Although the nose is expressive, this is closed and tight in the mouth (despite being open for 6 hours we're told). At first I had this rated as being a bit behind the 96 Clos and Blanchot next to it, but over the evening this powered up and in the end was equal to its siblings. Has many years of enjoyment in front of it. — 15 days ago

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Vincent Dauvissat

La Forest Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2020

Classicism in spades. Showing a perfect balance ripeness and and energy in 2020 with stunning concentration, layers of defined fruit and minerality and a chiseled core of racy acids. A fabulous rendition this year. — a day ago

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Domaine des Lambrays

Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1921

Light and pure to the eye with hints of amber at the rim this has subtle soft red raspberry fruit. Pure and lifted and pretty as hell. Long. Gorgeous — a month ago

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Bob McDonald

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Incredible to know that this wine is still gorgeous at this age. I have the odd Clos des Lambrays in the cellar which will be drunk way earlier than this. A great experience no doubt.
Conrad Green

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It was gorgeous. They get so soft and pretty with extreme age. This was a really well persevered bottle.

Bonneau du Martray

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay 2017

No formal notes ….Medium straw colour . Quite intense slightly smoky lemon peel , flinty , oyster shell nose . On the palate quite surprising intensity and excellent length , refreshing acidity . Nice yellow fruits and roundness allied to great freshness . Drinking surprisingly well , though better in 5-10 years and should hold for a further 5-10. — 12 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Adore this bottle, agree on your time projections, that's when I'm planning to start opening.
Andrew Cullimore

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Yes , certainly it’s best years are quite sometime ahead, though it was surprisingly enjoyable yesterday. Lucky you @Severn Goodwin for having some in the cellar !

Domaine François Raveneau

Butteaux Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2008

Settled and gorgeous. Pretty with soft citrus, wet rock, salinity, pear, hints of lychee. Resolved, balanced and delicious. — 9 days ago

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Louis Latour

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay

06 vintage. Still tight but opens up beautifully. — 21 days ago

Domaine Georges Roumier

Clos de la Bussière Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2017

Roumier particularly crushed ‘17. Even the Bussiere which is a bottling that IMO takes forever to be drinkable opens up so quick in the decanter gaining most notably in density and texture after a somewhat thin first pour. It’s bright, vibrant and pure with layers of black and blue fruit, dark cocoa, spices and earthy soil tones. The palate is seamlessly balanced, deep and expansive with fine grained tannins and a long, lifted and elegant finale. A fantastic vintage for this bottling that is already in a great spot but with of course, its best years ahead. — 9 days ago

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Domaine François Raveneau

Clos Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 1996

Medium gold, heavy like oil in the glass. Complex nose with notes of citrus, stones, marzipan and a little honey. A hint of oxidation is evident, but it's part of the complexity this bottle offers tonight. In the mouth this has massive power, yet is silky and coats the palate. — 15 days ago

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Domaine Armand Rousseau

Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1991

Tawny color, translucent and light in the glass. A killer nose if there ever was one. Notes of cherries, tan spice, rhubarb, dark soil and sandalwood. Has "the funk". In the mouth it's so rich and silky. Very refined. Killer juice. — 15 days ago

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Domaine Leflaive

Les Pucelles Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2011

Lovely. Bright and d lifted with floral notes, limestone, a tiny hint of mint. Flint edges. Gorgeous and pure and precise. Long and pretty. — 8 days ago

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