Beaune, Côte De Beaune

Michel Gaunoux

Beaune Pinot Noir 2007

3rd bottle in 3 months. This is fully mature, but so delicious. Light, sappy with a cherry creme brûlée note. Excellent QPR! — 4 days ago

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Louis Boillot

Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru 2013

Note that while the label just says 1er Cru, without a vineyard designation, the cork suggests it’s an organically-grown wine from Les Fichots.

Whatever it is, at 7 years of age it is still very very tight and young. Nose is a beautiful combo of sultry, just ripe cherry sap and limestone-flecked moist earth, with just a bit of baking spices. But in the mouth it is lean, right, and crisp. Mostly cracked limestone minerality and a bit of tart cherry. Mouthpuckering acids and tannins. This is built for the long haul and I took it on too short a trip. The 9.0 is based on potential, not current pleasure.
— 2 days ago

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Simon Bize & Fils

Savigny-les-Beaune Pinot Noir 2017

Fresh tannins that back up the bright red fruit. Could probably use another couple of year for it to come together, but easy drinking and will be a favorite as the summer weather sets in. — 3 days ago

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Domaine Jean-Jacques Girard

Clos du Roi 1er Cru Beaune Pinot Noir 2014

Lyle Fass
9.3

Nose starts out a bit funky, but the horsiness blows off and you have cooling sour cherry, soil tones, mineral, moss, good aroma but it needs to open. Palate is gorgeous. Elegant, textured and so fine. Super juicy and clean, stunningly pure. Long. Lovely elegant structure. Good depth and lovey sappy fruit. Clean as a whistle and impressively pure. — 16 days ago

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Joseph Drouhin

Marquis de Laguiche Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay 1986

Tasted blind. Deep gold color. Notes of lemon zest, stones, mint, red clay soil, some creme brulee. Big fruit in the mouth, light but persistent acidity. Great juice. Guessed 90 Ramonet Batard. — 9 days ago

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Pierre Boisson

Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Pinot Noir 2016

Cranberry, red apple skin, gummy cherry, & wet leaves. Light yet structured. Drinking beautifully right now. — 2 days ago

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Domaine Parent

Les Renardes Corton Grand Cru Pinot Noir

Mike R
9.6

Vintage 2015 - opened by accident and was worried as this is definitely a baby - after 2.5 hours decant - this became on of my top three burgs ever - I know you will find this hard to believe and crazy to say but even at over 200 a bottle the wine drinks better than burgs I have had that are over 1,000 - this wine will age 20-30 years but I bet in 5 years it will incredible and in its prime drinking window

The grand cru was even more complex and the finish was extraordinarily long refined and supple - this is burg for the burg lover - a beautiful nose – the fruit is a beautiful, slightly textured with super clarity - In the mouth it’s the same - brilliant – clarity of width structure, tension, and the longest length ever – I love for this wine today but more tomorrow but not as much as I will in 5 years - a wine lover grand cru burg - Bravo Anne bravo!!
— 10 days ago

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Timothy Lynch

Timothy Lynch

What a glorious accident. 😎

Hubert Lamy

En Remilly Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2016

Shay A
9.3

My second time with this producer after having the 2015 Les Frionnes a few weeks ago. I find the two to be quite different and definitely preferred the En Remilly.

Aromatically, it shows caramel dipped Granny Smith apple, melon, pineapple, honeysuckle and a kiss of oak. Where it really differs from the Les Frionnes is the profile on the palate...much more texture and richness here. Classical chalk and limestone alongside more melon, underripe white peach, and the very end of the finish has a note of granulated brown sugar which is really unique (and enjoyable). It’s all wrapped in a nicely dense but quite lifted profile. The warmer it gets, the more honeyed it gets. I thought this was best just a tad warmer than cellar temp, and feel this would be a good bridge to white burgundy for those who enjoy quality US chards. Thanks to
@David T again for the intro to this producer!
— 3 days ago

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@Shay A A great bottle, from a great vintage! I'm still holding this, and picked up the '17 last Fall.

Domaine Billard-Gonnet

Pommard-Rugiens Bas 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2010

Really complete now. Starts out savory and sweetens up with air. There are such excellent chiseled minerals that get cut with air at the same rate that the fruit gets sweet and fleshy. The fruit gets more pink too, more raspberry than cherry. The savory component changes with air in a non-linear fashion, but it’s an excellent forest smell, wild maitake and violet. Really well resolved. Such fine tannins. Compared to the Thörle, which has more aspects to it, and now seems composed, this feels so much more organic and soulful. There’s not a jagged edge in here. Great. — 3 days ago

Lyle Fass
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Domaine Jean-Jacques Girard

Les Narbantons Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2015

Nose is cherry perfume. Mellow but gorgeous.

Palate is cherry and cherry lipstick. Fresh. Juicy, delicious. Hint of cherry licorice.

Giraffe is a model of consistency. Never a bad bottle.

As this opens more gods cherry density. Wow.

Bought from fass selections
— 9 days ago

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