Burgundy Pinot Noir

Domaine Faiveley (Joseph Faiveley)

Corton-Clos des Cortons Faiveley Grand Cru 2008

Fairly structured but still light on its feet. Red cherry, fairly primary with a bit of game. Not the most complex. Had I not known what it was, I might have guessed a California Pinot made in a Burgundian style, given the overall sweetness and lack of complexity. Had high hopes for this but was truly unimpressed. Of course I’m probably drinking this a decade before it’s time, but still, a Grand Cru should really jump out at me more. I guess not every Grand Cru can be a revelation. — 3 days ago

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Domaine Dujac

Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2014

First encounter with Clos St Denis & while it didn’t floor me it was the wine of the day. Lovely complex nose with orange pee, cherry stalk, tea leaf, just ripe red fruits and a floral top note that rolls through from start to finish. Oak hardly noticeable. Banging tannin profile, ripe, ropey & slightly al dente. Subtle power and length, effortless. — 3 days ago

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Domaine Ghislaine Barthod

Aux Beaux Bruns Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Pinot Noir 1996

Fresh and vibrant. Quite generous for the vintage, but with a firm backbone still. Red fruit dominated nose, with some violet and undergrowth tones. Palate's all about that plump fruit, with soy sauce, cloves, earth. It's dense with fine tannins and bright acidity. There's a clear Chambolle elegance here, but I would have loved to have tasted more mineral notes. — 10 days ago

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Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux

Les Suchots Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Pinot Noir 1995

Tawny purple, opaque. With 3 hours of air the nose blossomed and exhibited the grace and power of a great Vosne. Notes of black cherries, Asian spice, some menthol, dark moist black soil, some sandalwood and a little rose petal. This powered up with air and showed its stuff over several hours of consumption. Great wine. — 9 days ago

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Alan Weinberg

Alan Weinberg

Best Suchots there is.

Domaine Duroche

Aux Etelois Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 2013

From magnum. Had it next to the stylistically similar Fourrier Gevrey VV, but this was the better wine for me - it had a little more depth and texture. Started of similarly reductive, but quickly opened up to scents of roses, intense red cherry, and smoky insence. The palate's velvety, mix of red and dark fruits, rich but offers lots of freshness with its crisp acidity. Minerality plays second fiddle at the moment, but is evident in the long spicy finish. I bet this was how it looked like when it was first bottled, so time can only make it better. 1er level for sure!

NB: From WH - This plot is located on the southern side of Griotte-Chambertin alongside the Claude Dugat plot and below the Duroché plot of Griottes-Chambertin. It is quite strange that this vineyard has been classified as village as it’s located so close to the Grand Crus.
— 10 days ago

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Aaron Tan

Aaron Tan

@Ceccherini Cristiano Got that write up from Winehog - just for my reference. Aux Etelois, I've only had a couple of times. All Duroche. I reckon it's got the concentration and length to be a lesser 1er each time, but I believe this has much to do with producer. Same as Griotte I guess. It does have the reputation of being a lesser GC, but I reckon in the right hands... It's quite consistent. Same as Latricierws. Producer producer producer! Hahaha.
Ceccherini Cristiano

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@Aaron Tan
I 100% agree
I just wanted to mentioned too how important is the terroir
No producer can make an excellent wine out of a bad parcel in any vineyard
I recall Hubert De Montille saying in Mondovino how the terroir is 10 times more important than the vigneron/winemaker
And as an example you think of Rousseau Clos de la Roche where he doesn't really have a top parcel when Dujac or Ponsot do and make a better wine (IMO) than what I consider to be one of the best red wine producer of the Cote de Nuits(I know, the other two are not bad either). Anyway I just follow those lines too, producer, vineyard, parcel, vintage, but it is never easy.
I guess that's what makes it interesting. 👌🙏
Aaron Tan

Aaron Tan

@Ceccherini Cristiano Agreed! Man can indeed overcome the factors of earth and nature, but their wisdom and effort can only go so far.

Domaine Eric Boussey

Pommard Pinot Noir 2016

The nose is all cherry and hay with a bit of tar and pencil lead. Very nice palate with a strong acid frame, a bright berry all along, very straight forward, some drying tannins and a good grip in the rear. The finish is long and fruity and somehow fresh. Good pommard village. — 6 days ago

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Clos des Chênes Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 1964

Beautiful nose. Soft compressed cherry, faded plum, damson, soft and fleshy nose. This is classic aged burg. Still vital and alive. All the fruit is soft and seductive. Intensity but settled and pretty. Really good stuff. The finish is a bit truncated but this is gorgeous. — 12 days ago

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Domaine Méo-Camuzet

Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru Pinot Noir

We drunk three Vougeot over the last two days. A 2014 chateau de la tour, a 2009 le moine and now a 2008! Meo Camuzet.. it only shows how tricky this cuvée is. Too big, too uneven, too many producers, always expensive. This is right in the middle, same fruit as the 2014, same roundness as the 2009. This is an outstanding Vougeot, fresh, fwd fruit and great complexity. — 6 days ago

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Billy L.

Billy L.

@Gilbert Van Hassel -Excellent note 📝🍇🍷👍🏻👏🏻

Domaine Tupinier-Bautista

Les Vellées Mercurey 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2016

Ken Z

Drank 7/11/19. Tasting event. Tasting pour.

Nose of black cherry and a touch of petrol. Lighter flavors of red cherry, raspberry, and earth. Well balanced, with medium tannins, and a a bit of darker fruit on the medium finish.

4/21/7/4/3+50=89 pts.
— 8 days ago

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Domaine Parent

Les Chaponnières Pommard 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2015

Paired with abalone in masterstock, and I must say it was very apt. Despite hailing from Pommard, there's a sort of Asian element to this wine and the palate's robust enough to complement the deep, sweet stock. Quite powerful, but in no way inelegant. The nose was mind-bogglingly airy. Red pinot fruit, earth, spice, licorice, lots of minerality. Excellent concentration, palate-staining finish, rustic tannins. Despite how delicious this wine was, I feel needs time to gain some refinement. — 13 days ago

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