Burgundy, France

Pierre Boisson

Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2017

David T

I’ve been reading & hearing about this rising Burgundy star for awhile. It was time.

The first thing I would say about this bottling is it is still very young. A few years will improve it greatly.

While young, it rides the French Burgundy & Sonoma Chardonnay fence with great balance between the two. The wood use isn’t big, just more than I like at this point for burgundy. I think that will soften in time. They use about 20% new for their Bourgogne Chardonnay & 30% for their higher end whites.

The nose is cream soda with a touch of ginger. Green apple, pineapple, lime candy, elegant minerality, soft chalkiness, sea spray, sweet butter, vanillin, sweet volcanics, yellow lilies, spring flowers with a touch of cut greens.

The body is round with good viscosity. Really beautiful. Drinks like a nice Meursault. Cream soda with a touch of ginger. Green apple, pineapple, lime candy, white peach, hints of grapefruit with a touch of sugar, honeysuckle notes, elegant minerality, soft chalkiness, sea spray, sweet butter, vanillin, herbal characteristic, sweet volcanics, yellow lilies, spring flowers, fruit blossoms with a touch of cut greens. The acidity shows the strength of the vintage. The finish is; perfect balance fruit & earth, elegant with excellent polish that persists several minutes.

Get it while you can. They produce several wines and only make a total production of 3,000-4,000 cases depending on what the growing season brings.

Photos of; long shot of their Domaine, father and son winemaking team of Bernard and Pierre Boisson, a near perfect cluster of Chardonnay grapes and the family (Pierre, Bernard & Anne) tasting in their cellar.
— 7 days ago

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Olivier Leflaive

Les Sétilles Bourgogne Chardonnay 2016

Nose has lightly grilled lemon, wet limestone, oxidized green apple peel, minor oak char and vanilla creme.

Palate has day-old lemon zest, yellow apple pulp, dried white florals, slight lanolin and dry earth. Mild acidity, just doing wonderful tonight.

Our last bottle of 2016 😢. Paired great with large slabs of Steelhead trout on the grill, toasted orzo with garden herbs and a wonderful salad of microgreens with early lettuces from a local farmer. Our greens likely to be ready in a couple more weeks. 🤤 I really need a full on greenhouse, a cold frame isn't enough!
— 13 days ago

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David T

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Truly the better of the Flav’s!!! ⏰

Domaine Dauvissat-Camus

Les Preuses Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 1996

1996 was a great great white Burgundy vintage. And it fell apart. The great wines were amazing, some of the best white Burgs in my experience. And premox came like the grim reaper, destroying so many wines. I’ve kept a few. Opened one tonight—Preuses from Dauvissat, not immune to the pox.

But this bottle is great. Great great like the vintage promised long ago. Essence of lemon drops. Incredible intensity. Length is infinite. So balanced. Minerals and a little chalk, but such intense citrus. I can’t even write in sentences.
— 3 days ago

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Mike Saviage

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Love it when the dice comes up a winner!
Alan Weinberg

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and against the odds w 96 Dauvissat

Domaine Parent

Selection Pomone Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2017

Shay A

Attended a virtual tasting with Anne Parent, winemaker for Domaine Parent. The Domaine started making wine back in the 17th century. Many thanks to my good friend @Mike R for setting it all up.

What makes this wine special (aside from the fact that it’s only produced in special years) is the fact that it’s not a typical Bourgogne...70% of this wine comes from the Village of Pommard (70+yr old vines) and 30% of this wine comes from premiers crus vineyards. Clearly a step up from most producers typical Bourgogne, which is a massive amalgamation of fruit. A true testament to Domaine Parent and the threshold for quality.

30min decant and then followed it over the next two hours. Beautiful out of the gate, with so much floral and spice aromatics. Potpourri, spiced rhubarb, dried cranberries, fleshy black cherries, black tea herbal nuances and a brief sweet note of brown sugar. Fairly mellow and plush on the palate with classic underbrush, typical Pommard dried red and black fruits, and a tart, energetic and delicious finish. Nothing thin or overly herbal here. Like a Rivers-Marie Sonoma Coast with more restraint. Wonderful QPR.
— 6 days ago

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@Shay A just brilliant description
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Great write up. Thanks

Pierre Brisset

Cuvee Cassaneas Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2017

Sweet minerals on the nose.

Palate is very clean. Definitely a mineral bomb. Lemon pith .. sweet lemon pith. Aerated lemon zest. Dense but in a cerebral way. Laser ground dusty minerals. Almost mineral spice. Terrific palate roundness. Hits all parts of the palate.

This is NOT a pop and pour. It needs 30-60 minutes. Treat it like a high end village wine.

Bought from fass selections.

— 7 days ago

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Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin

Valmur Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2016

A beautiful nose of yellow orchard fruit, honeysuckle and a touch of sea shells and salin texture. The wine is rich, a nice roundness and slightly less crisp than the usual Droin style, but still with enough backbone and acidity to make it harmonious, balanced, classy, elegant and with a lingering delicious finish. Great bottle. Un nez magnifique sur les fruits jaunes, pêches et un petit côté chèvrefeuille et une touche de coquillage. La bouche est sur le même registre, un côté plus riche et ample que le style Droin habituel, mais non dénuée de colonne et d’acidité qui en font un ensemble harmonieux, frais, pur, équilibré et avec beaucoup de classe et une longueur impressionnante. 93 pts aisément — 6 days ago

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Etienne Sauzet

Bourgogne Chardonnay 2015

So happy to be able to go out to lunch Monday in Iowa..been a long time! Broke a tooth on chips & salsa...Dentist Tuesday..little Periodontist surgery 8 am this morning!! So happy to get off of pain med..codeine gives me a migraine! A glass of wine to ease the day as I relax to 60's folk music.
This Bourgogne is really delicious! Smiles....its been a long day! 🦷🤐 getting better... temporary crown next week!
Update..we finished this wine with a shrimp salad with dinner...this Chardonnay is stunning. New World in style...great fruit..balanced by minerals..slight hints of tropical fruits and a nuttiness all at the same time..presents with a bit of lanolin too! Love this wine!
— 9 days ago

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Dawn E.

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@Trixie thanks Trixie! 1👌
Dawn E.

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@Severn Goodwin we finished this wine with dinner! Absolutely delicious...it was from your post that I decided to order this! 🤗
Severn Goodwin

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@Dawn E. Glad you sought out out! I think we have 1 bottle left of the 2013, I might be able to find more, but TBD as we have plenty of other bottles to distract me from needing more of that one. The 1er Cru E-S wines are great, but elusive, expensive and needing years to relax.

Louis Jadot

Couvent des Jacobins Bourgogne Chardonnay 2014

Lime and citrus on nose with nutty aromatics and a modern western twang of pineapple juice on nose and palate - a light oak touch. Ready to drink now. Great producer in an excellent year for white burgundy. This is a good Village White Bourgogne. — 6 days ago

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Hubert Lamy

Les Chataigners Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2015

Excellent Bourgogne. Tart, lemony, clean and tasty. No detectable oak. My last of 3. All have been very good. — 4 days ago

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Alex Foillard

Beaujolais Villages Gamay 2018

Nose has cut strawberry, ripe raspberry, dry chalk, baking spice and light alcohol.

Palate has ripe cherry, fresh raspberry, dried black cherry and dried cranberry sprinkled with allspice.

Decanted ~2.5h, a young wine that would appreciate a few more years in the bottle. Tonight it paired successfully with homemade burgers from a local farmer in Columbia Co. NY (Kinderhook Farm).

Happy Memorial Day to all, especially those who have come before me to protect the freedom we enjoy in the USA, Thank you. 🇺🇲
— 4 days ago

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That mint looks baller. Had it my cocktail today.
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@Eric S Raspberries 👍