Marsannay, Côte De Nuits

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. — 4 days ago

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Domaine Julien Cruchandeau

Les Valançons Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits Pinot Noir 2019

Lyle Fass

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. — 8 days ago

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Domaine Robert Chevillon

Les Vaucrains Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2008

Almost chambolle-like bright perfume in the nose with lifted red cherry, white flowers, sappy sweet notes. On the palate the earthiness and poised balance roots it in NSG. I love how Chevillon makes wine. The nose is the star. — 2 days ago

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Douglas Braun

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Yes agreed so good

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. — 13 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.

Domaine Bruno Clair

Les Vaudenelles Marsannay Pinot Noir 2018

Pop and pour, bc I was hoping that lightning might strike twice (Ron Hextall, anyone, anyone?). So close (geographically) to the charme aux prêtres, but so different...still very good. On the nose:.much darker, with more plum and a touch of black raspberry, but still the signature house spice. On the palate: blackberry, cinnamon, allspice, fantastic acidity and density...soft tannin on the spicy finish. — 14 days ago

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Domaine Julien Cruchandeau

Les Cabottes Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits Pinot Noir 2019

Lyle Fass

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. — 8 days ago

Daniel, Ira and 7 others liked this

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. — 6 days ago

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Domaine Bruno Clair

"Les Grasses Têtes" Marsannay Pinot Noir 2018

@Delectable Wine this is Bruno Clair Marsannay "La Charme Aux Prêtres", which I didn't find in search.

Pop and pour. Could have waited based on the NM tasting note, but would be missing out. On the nose: omg, I have been missing this purity: dense, sweet wild strawberry, soft plum, cinnamon spice, soft leafy notes. On the palate: fantastic acidity, strawberry, spice, soft plum. Attenuated tannin on the finish. Absolutely lovely.
— 15 days ago

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Domaine Julien Cruchandeau

Vieilles Vignes Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits Chardonnay 2019

Lyle Fass

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. — 12 days ago

Ericsson, Severn and 4 others liked this

Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier

Musigny Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1999

30th wedding anniversary dinner in Big Sur. Best wine I have ever tasted. Mint, menthol, herbs, dried flowers, river rock on nose, red fruit (cherry), spices, minerals, and some secondary flavors with such a light, silky texture and endless finish. Ethereal. Such a gorgeous wine. And a special evening celebrating 30 years. — a day ago

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David L

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Now that the way to celebrate! Congratulations & bringing a anniversary vintage/btl to go with such a special day.
Josh Morgenthau

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Manny Abascal

Manny Abascal

Thanks all!