Burgundy

Domaine Michel Rebourgeon

Bourgogne Côte d'Or Pinot Noir 2018

Lyle Fass
9.1

Gorgeously red fruited nose. Cherries galore. Lovely hit of earth. Very pretty and smells silky. Palate is just terrific. Juicy, pure and super clean. Loads of sour and red cherries and a baby Pommard vibe here as it finishes very stoney. Lovely texture and a hint of rusticity. Just a great humble very satisfying wine. Long and juicy. — 4 days ago

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Pierre Brisset

Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2019

Lyle Fass
9.4

Preposterous. Only word for this wine. Stunning nose. Pungent red and black fruits, lovely dusting of earth, floral, lipstick like intensity, so sappy and so pure. Wow what a nose. Just so so expansive. Really detailed, clear and pure. Really is a step up over the 18. Wow what a palate. Froooooooot! I am Froot. I am Froot. I am Froot. Anyway. Gorgeous, clearly defined red cherry fruit with a dash of blackberry and so so pure. Gorgeous earthy minerality. But the purity, decadence and also gamey (Gevrey?) quality of the fruit really are compelling. Wow, inner mouth florals and aromas. Beautiful, elegant and taught structure as well. So so pretty. Sappy, long and dissipating finish. This is an unreal wine. I can’t figure out if it’s a 9.3 or 9.4. The day will decide. Onward! I am Froot!

Palate is getting rounded and this has the elite fruit of Pierre’s higher end wines but doesn’t have the complexity or length. But man that froot and texture.

After 4 hours this has gotten silkier, sweeter and sexier. 9.3 to 9.4. Insane acids. Huge minerals. It dances in the palate.
— 16 days ago

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Josh Morgenthau

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Froooooooooot!

Pierrick Bouley

Bourgogne Passetoutgrain Red Blend 2018

I forgot to take exact notes on this one but I remember enjoying it with stuffed peppers! — 8 days ago

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Domaine Perrot-Minot

Gravières des Chaponnières Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2018

Ted
9.6

Big ass Bourgogne that carries a big price tag. The more air time it gets the wine really opens up. Lots of fresh earth, ripe cherry, shaved orange rind, fresh herbs. Fortunate to have a giant bone in ribeye to enjoy. — 3 days ago

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Pierre Brisset

Cuvee Cassaneas Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2019

Lyle Fass
9.5

I’m sorry I’m advance. I have 1/5th of what I had in 2018 and it’s still largest allocation in the world. So some of you will get shafted.

The usual brilliance on the nose. This is the best BB in the world. Others come close I hear but this is really it for me. Superb florality on the nose. White flowers up the wazoo. Lemon pith, tree bark, superb minerality. Matchstick, flint, lime zest, crushed rocks, a hint of creaminess. And I mean a micro hint. But it’s still there. Huge expansive minerals. So so pretty. Yea that’s the ticket. Superb minerality, texture and more minerality. Superb iodine and salinity. While 18 was more fruity this is more mineral and structured. Just tremendous purity. Amazing balance and terrific delicate concentration. Sappy and mineral sweetness on the finish. And what a finish it is. How does this man make 9.5 BB’s? Just miraculous. Finish is 1er cru level but not as complex. Wow this is so fresh and the acid is wonderful. Just so compact and complete. Sick. Just sick.
— 16 days ago

Andrew, Neil and 12 others liked this

Domaine Lafarge Vial

Joie du Palais Fleurie Gamay 2018

Great, lively, concentrated gamay. Ruby colour/deep purple. Open black cherry nose. A fresh and tender mouth, with a great aromatic concentration developing aromas of rose petals, iris, undergrowth and peppery notes. A beautiful Beaujolais wine vinified in Burgundy style. Good guard potential.

Superbe gamay concentré et vif. Robe rubis/pourpre profonde. Nez ouvert cerise noirs, griotte. Bouche fraîche et tendue, avec une grande concentration aromatique développant des arômes de pétales de rose, iris, notes sous-bois et poivrée. Un vrai beau vin du Beaujolais vinifié dans le style bourguignon. Beau potentiel de garde.
— a month ago

Daniel P., Severn and 17 others liked this

Janotsbos

Bourgogne Chardonnay 2017

Man. I love this producer. So elegant.

Nose is elegant creamy green apple.

Palate is like rainwater. Green apple. Green apple skin. What you want in Bourgogne blanc.

Bought from fass selections.
— 5 days ago

Andrew, Aravind and 4 others liked this

Pierre Morey

Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2017

David T
9.1

More thoughts as it continues opens up.

Lemons, green apple, lime candy/zest, grapefruit w/pith, touch of guava, kiwi, white peach, honeysuckle, vanillin, touch of caramel, saline, sea fossils, grey volcanics, soft chalkiness, spring flowers, excellent acidity & rich polished finish.
— 9 days ago

Vanessa, Severn and 18 others liked this

Domaine Gérard Julien et Fils

Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2017

Balanced and very gulpable. A noticeable step down in elegance and fruit quality from the CdN bottling though, in my experience — 5 days ago

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Peter, Romain and 14 others liked this

M. & C. Lapierre à Villié-Morgon

Morgon Gamay 2018

Medium purple hue, almost transparent but not quite. Some visible residual sugar/sediemnt on the glass. The nose is packed with ripe cherry, strawberry, raspberry, some tertiary soil and earthy scents. A delight on the pallet with perfectly ripe red berries; followed by dried mushroom, earthy minerals, and an intense acidic finish. This is ultra smooth, light bodied, dry and fully acidic. It has harmonious mouthfeel however, with complex highs and lows, which are truly captivating.

Must say this is, absolutely, the best Beaujolais I’ve ever tasted. Paired with pan seared Alaskan Halibut on a butter habanero sauce. Follow on IG@ermitan.iv for more. Cheers.
— 7 days ago

Juan, Vanessa and 13 others liked this
Ericsson

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2018. Yea. Good stuff.
Ron R

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Gamay is not my thang.
Ericsson

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@Ron R I get cha. This is different though.