Burgundy, France

Janotsbos

Bourgogne Chardonnay 2014

A darn good value, if not quite at the extraordinary quality level of the ‘13. Nose has straw-laced Chardonnay fruit accented with melted butter-drizzled Burgundian gravel. Soft and mouthfilling. Pretty good concentration but is a little looser than the 13 version as the acids are there but are softer than many 14s. Hard to complain however at a mid-$20s price point (if I am remembering correctly). — 3 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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My favorite Belgian transplant in Mersault, a very generous and knowledgeable man.

Domaine de la Cras (Marc Soyard)

Monopole Cras Bourgogne Coteaux de Dijon Chardonnay 2016

Light as a feather in the mouth but complex and lingering. This wine had all the elusiveness of a Burg you’d want. — 10 days ago

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Domaine Tawse

Vigne Blanche Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2014

I like this very much. Delicate but still a little barnyard-y. Very pleasing and easy. — 10 days ago

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Domaine Arlaud

Roncevie Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2017

This wine fucks. Serious Bourgogne level, complex, perfumed, generous length, structurally pliant without losing posture, great energy. Mixed wild red and black berry fruit, currant, cured meat, wet forest, violets, sweet licorice, baking spice. Very young and could argue it needs some time to flesh out. Fantastic QPR. — 5 days ago

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Domaine Roulot

Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2016

The 2016 Jean-Marc Roulot Bourgogne Blanc is a stunning new release from this storied Mersault based estate which was first founded in 1930. Soft and inviting on the mouth, the wine slowly unveils layers of tart green apple, vanilla cream, hazelnut and fresh starfruit.
The sense of finesse, elegance and length is very appealing, as the near minute long finish completes this gorgeous bottling. While a fantastic bottle to savor now, the 2016 Jean-Marc Roulot Bourgogne Blanc will enjoy another fifteen years in the cellar. Drink 2019-2033- 92
— 10 days ago

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@Dr. Owen Bargreen Dr. Another great post Cheers 🍷
Kimberly Anderson

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Just had this last night! Really enjoyed it.
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@Kimberly Anderson I was really pleased w this new release 👌

Domaine Sebastien Dampt

Les Beugnons Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2018

Lyle Fass
9.3

Always the class of the 1er cru at Dampt and man is this a smoker. Gorgeous nose of pear, apple, intense salty iodine, gorgeous ocean air, confectionary minerality. Palate is superb with wonderful texture and richness and lovely crunch. So clean and pure with racy acidity and freshness and awesome explosiveness. Concentrated and balanced with a long salty finish with terrific crunch and texture. So pure and ripe but with just insane freshens. So long and persistent. A star. — 8 days ago

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Alex Foillard

Brouilly Gamay 2016

Thanksgiving week with my in-laws.

Nose has wood smoke, crushed rocks, deep purple fruits are very generous, ripe blackberry and plum are prominent.

Palate has nice depth, sweet blackberry, black cherry, smoked ripe plum, confectionery sugar, hints of mild oak with a medium-long finish. Perfect entry to the world.

Debut commercial vintage from a son of one of the Masters of Beaujolais, at long last, Alex Foillard is bringing his wines to the world. Starting with an epic hail vintage, supply was quite limited for much of the North. Luckily Bouilly and Côte de Brouilly had minimal damage. For those in the know, 2016 Burgundy's will be wines for the ages.
— 14 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Yes, but he had a great mentor, so one could expect a debut at this level. I also opened the Côte also this evening, I like the valley fruit better than the mountain by a smidge.
Dawn E.

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@Severn Goodwin I need to find this!
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@Dawn E. Good luck, you might be able to source 2018's.

Domaine Chavy-Chouet

Les Petits Poiriers Bourgogne Aligoté 2017

Burgundian bargain alert. Nicely polished Aligote, all burnished wood and lemon kurd. Masquerades as a high toned Chardonnay. White flower & subtly pickled yellow plum notes. Village Wine imports at 14$. — 10 days ago

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Benjamin Leroux

Bourgogne Chardonnay 2017

This wine always overdelivers for the price point lemon, green apple and plenty of minerality!! And it’s perfect with oyster stew ❤️😋 — 10 days ago

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Jean Foillard

Morgon Gamay 2017

Hay, leather, cherry, earth, a bit of a cola and candy cane too. Boy what a ride! The palate is perfectly drawn : superb acid backbone, extremely ripe cherry all along, some width, some weight, a bit of tannins this time (oh complexity), some grip and a bit of salt and meat along with a radiant cherry in a very long finish. As always this is grand 🍷 — 5 days ago

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Peter Sultan

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Lucky devil. He is a great producer