Burgundy Pinot Noir

Jean-Jacques Morel

Les Genouvrées Bourgogne 2016

Picking up a juiced pear on the nose today, but otherwise prior notes still apply:

Nose has ripe yellow apple, lightly oxidized green apple peel, baked phyllo dough, partially aromatic white flowers and damp rocks. I always get a natural wine vibe here, without the vinegar-like profile, but it seems alive!

Palate has baked green and yellow apple pastry, crisp acidity yet dense, candle wax begins on the finish and ends with dry granite. Great balance, very lengthy finish, clean and not cumbersome, superb vintage, long life ahead. We love you Jean-Jacques.
— 5 days ago

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Domaine des Comtes Lafon

Volnay Santenots-du-Milieu 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2011

Pop and pour. A medium ruby red color. On the nose: floral, forest floor, cherry, herbs, and caramel vanilla. Taste: white pepper, strawberry/raspberry, with a smokey floral medium plus finish framed by medium acidity. Tannins starting to resolve...give this medium body wine a few more years.

This pinot going great with the Imperial Peking Duck tasting menu at this once Michelin starred restaurant (1st Chinese restaurant in north America to earn one).

VIVA LAS VEGAS!!!!!!!!!!!
— 6 hours ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
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Domaine Chavy-Chouet

Les Chanlins 1er Cru Pommard Pinot Noir 2015

Lyle Fass

This is low key one of the most incredible wines from Chavy-Chouet. Classic Pommard nose. Stones, underbrush and refined yet brambly red fruits. A lot more is buried under there. Spice and smoke and clearly defined minerals after some air. Really a wow nose. Incredible purity and balance with sour cherry and sweet cherry fruit of the mid season kind. Very pure. Delicious. Great freshness and balance as well. Elegant and pure. Long. Gorgeous tannins. Substantial yet pure. Such energy and precision. Elegant and powerful. The most “Barolo” of all the Burgundy villages. Great stuff . — 9 days ago

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Domaine Vincent Ledy

"Les Beaumonts" Chorey-Les-Beaune Pinot Noir 2015

Lyle Fass

Terrific vintage for by far the best Chorey in Burgundy. Gorgeous aromas of raspberry cake, dank dark cherries, some earth, some animal, spice and loads of complexity. Will open more and I’ll return. Palate is ripe and so juicy with just stunning precision and dazzling purity. Big bright mid season cherries and amazing balance. Finish never ends. This is easily 1er Cru quality. Closed as Vincent’s wines are super powerful and need time to unfurl but having said that in ripe vintages such as 18 and 15 his wines shine like no other. Concentrated and so so sappy with amazing purity. Terrific inner mouth aromas that are floral and fruity with a fantastic mineral spine. Amazing texture and such impressive high quality ripe tannins. Clean as a whistle. This is so so impressive. The purity of the fruit on the finish. Stunning. — 16 hours ago

Romain, Aravind and 3 others liked this

Domaine des Croix (David Croix)

Les Grèves Corton Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2013

Decanted, notes from 2 hrs open. Nose shows leafy red fruit, mulberry, wild strawberry, and a cool cinnamon vanilla wafts through on the end. On the palate, lovely acidity, sour plum, wild strawberry, spice...the finish builds slowly with perfectly proportioned tannins. This is still a baby, and I'm not sure how much it speaks to Corton, but it is yummy, and has the potential to improve a lot with age. — a day ago

Keith, Severn and 2 others liked this

Domaine Bachelet

Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2014

Lyle Fass

Wonderful. Very pure. Sappy. Earth and red cherries. The cherry vividness is stunning. Gorgeous aromas. Elegant and juicy. So deep and pure. Palate has perfect blend of a little fruit and earth. Awesome. — 12 days ago

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Domaine Vincent Ledy

Le Vacherotte Bourgogne Hautes Cotes De Nuits Pinot Noir 2015

Lyle Fass

Awesome. Vincent killed this wine and killed 15. Vaporized it. Big ripe, dense cherry skin and macerated mid season cherries. Loads of earth and stoney minerals. Floral. This is a drop dead nose. So detailed and full of fruit and character. Has a stony NSG character for sure. Palate is deep and so juicy. Toothsome with sweet cherry fruit that is vibrant and sour cherry as well. Amazing amplitude here on the mid palate and such refinement for the category. it drinks like a brilliant NSG village wine. This is truly unreal. Vincent is a genius. This will unfurl and get better as it aerates as all Vincent’s wines do. The concentration and purity of the fruit are astonishing. Long toothsome finish that keeps echoing fruit. Awesome. — 11 hours ago

Rob, Severn and 5 others liked this

Domaine A. et P. de Villaine

Les Montots Mercurey Pinot Noir 2014

Wow this was delicious perfect for a late winter Sunday night meal of roasted chicken with an orange and Bayleaf sauce over Carolina gold rice ❤️❤️ The nose on this wine was amazing: all red fruit and prettiness and the palate followed through just the same... hard to not guzzle 😂 — 3 days ago

Severn, Sharon and 6 others liked this

Domaine Méo-Camuzet

Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2016

One of the better Bourgogne’s that I have tried. Nice balance of fruit & spice that should reward more time in the cellar. — 2 days ago

Ryan, Severn and 7 others liked this

Florent Garaudet

Les Riottes Monthélie 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2014

Lyle Fass

Mid season cherry, sour cherry, so lithe yet substantial aromas. Woodsy. Woodland berries. Spice. Limestone and minerals. Love it. Palate is clean, concise, compact and so juicy. So so pure. Amazing juiciness. Balance is top notch. Mouth filling. Awesome velvety tannins and wonderful freshness. Dazzling depth. Terrific concentration and grip. So so deep. Still can age (5-7) but wonderful today. Glorious wine. — 7 days ago

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