Beaune, Côte De Beaune

Domaine des Croix (David Croix)

Les Cents Vignes Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2019

First time we tried it, and its to our taste. Medium dark rubi robe, beautiful nose of spices and cherries, medium bodied, elegant, complex. Really good stuff and left us thirsty at the end. — 21 days ago

Adriana Pagliano
with Adriana
Alexandre, Adriana and 4 others liked this

Louis Jadot

Domaine Gagey Le Clou D'Orge Ladoix Chardonnay 2019

2019; Decanted 2H.

Nose has dried pineapple, wet plywood, dried lemon zest, dehydrated mango, vanilla and peach cobbler.

Palate has pineapple core, ripe yellow apple, clementine zest, mango with a nice bite of acidity.

So youthful! We're really looking ahead to how these develop over the next 6-8+ years, as that seems to be the sweet spot on this particular site. (Heck, the 2013's are still drinking amazing.)

24H Update:
Nose has overflowing pineapple & vanilla and crushed lemon peel.
Palate has warmed vanilla ice cream, mashed ripe pineapple with faded acidity. The vanilla notes are very present today.
— 5 days ago

Dawn, Daniel P. and 23 others liked this

Domaine Roulot

Les Tillets Meursault Chardonnay 2011

The south facing floral, pure and mineral Tillets and 2011 is a perfect match. It’s in a fantastic spot flaunting a beautiful bouquet of lilies, gunflint, hazelnut, honeyed stone fruit and lemon zest. The palate is incredibly vibrant with a crystalline purity, citrusy acids, an elegant texture and a stony mineral spine that holds it all together before its long, lifted and focused finale. 2011 Tillets has come together beautifully! — 5 days ago

Andrew, Charles and 6 others liked this

Thierry et Pascale Matrot

Meursault-Charmes 1er Cru Chardonnay 2014

This is the Pascale Matrot not the Pierre Matrot Charmes Meursault. I have previous notes here on both Cuvées. A strange charcoal note initially which wasn’t there on the 2nd day. Pale to mid yellow in colour Flint and citrus with yellow orchard fruits developing. River stones. Very mineral together with pear on the medium weight palate. An excellent Premier Cru Meursault from a great vintage for White Burgundy. — 11 days ago

Jose, Ray and 20 others liked this

Bouchard Père et Fils

Vigne de l'Enfant Jésus Grèves Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2005

This was drinking beautifully that was rich on the palate showing lots of sweet red fruits, spice, earth & floral notes — 5 days ago

Juan, Neil and 8 others liked this

Jean-Jacques Morel

La Chatenière Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2018

Nose has cooled lemon curd, light apple cider vinegar, cold pineapple, moist moss, oxidized green apple slice, damp clove and very wet grassy notes.

Palate has pineapple core, bruised green pears, faint lanolin, light honey notes, light under-ripe yellow peach and white waxy notes round out the finish.

Double decant with 12H rest. A Saint Aubin for the trending natural wine crowd without being over the top 'natural'. 92-93 Points.

Paired to a grilled slab of Steelhead Trout, perfection.

24H Update:
Nose has fresh green apple peel, warmed yellow apple slice and white waxy notes.
Palate has warm pear, slight honey and under-ripe pineapple.
Much improved; Score change 92>93.
— 4 days ago

Daniel, Paul and 28 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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@Lyle Fass Thanks ♥️♥️
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Nice.. wonder how it will be today
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Severn, you eat well! Hugh

Louis Latour

Côte de Beaune Villages Pinot Noir 2018

Solid Pinot noir. Nothing special but good for socialising and drinking the night away... — 3 days ago

Bob, Rob and 6 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Jacques Girard

Les Lavières Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2016

Lyle Fass
9.3

Have not had since 2019. Nose is brambly with a cherry melange. Very earthy. Some wood shavings. A bit aromatically closed for now. Palate is juicy, very concentrated and sappy with great purity. Really long but also seems backwards. But terrific fruit and intensity. Very very sappy. Needs a few more years but you can the low yields of 16 gave this wine density and tons of material.

After an hour this has softened up and is super juicy and the tannins have calmed down. 9.2 to 9.3. Lavieres is such good terroir.
— 6 days ago

Andrew, Severn and 2 others liked this

Pierre Brisset

Abbaye de Morgeot Chassagne Montrachet Premier Cru Chardonnay 2020

Lyle Fass
9.8

OMG what a nose . Heaven. Floral and ripe and so pretty. Like pretty when you see a woman so gorgeous that you just can’t muster up any words. Striking. Unreal lemon and lime. Meyer lemon. But omg the florality. Beautiful discreet oak. Framed so perfectly. Like a filmmaker framing a shot. This nose is 9.9. It’s that easy and that good. Wow. That is concentrated and so deep. Candied and elegant with a superb core of sweet fruit and sweet wood. Impeccable balance. Superb intense and scintillating minerality. More mineral than 18. About as mineral as 19. As this airs the harmony of the nose becomes greater and greater. Wow this is dense and intense. For a wine that is this structured it is graceful a f. — 8 days ago

Ely, Erik and 14 others liked this

Domaine Berlancourt

Cuvée Les Equinces Bourgogne White Blend 2018

ESF
9.2

Really impressed with this stuff - reminded me of Chouet’s Femelottes a bit, but this was rounder, much more lush mouthfeel. Golden apples & crunchy minerals, some orchard fruit, bit of paraffin, leesy, but for me it was the absolutely gorgeous mid-palate, opulent and impressive length on finish. This over delivers - bravo @Lyle Fass — 3 days ago

Andrew, Tom and 10 others liked this
Lyle Fass

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The smallest estate in all of Burgundy. An absolute passing comment by a Rhone winemaker telling me I should visit at the end of an appt is how I came to represent them. Genius wines. Glad you enjoyed.