Côte Chalonnaise, Burgundy

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC)

Grands Échézeaux Pinot Noir 2001

Your nose it greeted by a wave of spicy red fruit and florals. The palate is met by earth, minerals and concentrated but not heavy red fruit. Persistent & great balance.. having so little experience with this wine makes it very hard to give a drinking window. For me it was in a perfect spot. — 7 days ago

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Ericsson

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Bucket list wine! Cheers.

Jean Foillard

Côte du Py Morgon Gamay 2015

Wax seal nonsense aside….this Morgon is worth the aggravation to pull the cork. — 11 days ago

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Ahah these wax seals seem to be so divisive. There are real afinicianados (I am) and fierce opponents. I enjoy the fact that I don't have to remove anything before pulling my corkscrew through. One step quicker to the wine 🍷
Daniel M

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And of course, great pull, this is my favourite vintage of this one so far

Domaine François Raveneau

Valmur Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2016

While not my favorite vintage for Raveneau, I’ve been finding many other 16’s to be in a great spot of late, much more so than even just a year ago continuing to prove the frost laden growing season has become a year of terroir over vintage for white burg. 2016 Valmur is excellent tonight, and a requested pre-dinner multi hour decant served perfectly to reveal its layered aromatic complexity and depth of yellow fruit, exotic spice, crème fraîche and wet stones. The palate is rich, deep and textural, really filling out with air, continuing to gain in weight and power and concluding with an incredibly persistent saline and mineral inflicted finish. Last sips were the best. Code yellow ftw ✨ — 3 days ago

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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC)

Échézeaux Pinot Noir 2011

Casually poured double-blind from a brown bag at the very end of the night while our heads were still spinning from the incredible quality on display. The senses were overloaded. It was blood lust. And then…I smelled my glass. An overwhelming feeling of serenity washed over me. It’s was almost as if a pair of noise-cancelling headphones were placed in my ears. This was different. It commanded attention. This wasn’t a wine from the Rhône. It smelled like Burgundy…and it was special. There was brilliant structure accompanying the most sublime fruits and exotic spices. I looked up at my buddy Matt who was also nosing his glass and our eyes met. He was also spellbound. He then quietly declared to me, “this is DRC”. I thought to myself, surely no. This late? After everything we just had?? Until now, I had never tried DRC so I had no frame of reference but Matt seemed pretty confident. Then some of the others started to fall into the trance. Everyone was falling over themselves. The bottle was pulled from the bag by our host. And there it was. A 2011 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Échézeaux. It was just beautiful. I was different now…almost like losing my virginity. What a sensational nightcap. — 8 days ago

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Your review deserves a soundtrack @Jay Kline-I doff my cap!
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Ha! Thanks Peter!
Peter van den Besselaar

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‘Like losing my virginity’ ❤️

Domaine Leflaive

Les Pucelles Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 1995

Taken to Bywater. Medium gold color..nice weight. Has a slightly oxidized nose at first, but that goes away as the wine gets some air in the decanter. Fruit forward nose. Notes of apricot, Meyer lemon, hazelnut, tan spice and some river stones. Good structure, maybe lacking some energy. Nice showing but given the trajectory I’m happy with drinking my last bottle of this. — 22 days ago

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Vincent Dauvissat

Les Clos Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2016

Having selected Raveneau Valmur of the same vintage the prior night I thought it’d be fun to compare Dauvissat’s Clos. Dauvissat’s 2016 Clos which also had a requested pre-dinner decant, is classical in style and shows a seamless balance between power and elegance. It’s highly aromatic with layers of ripe stone fruit, citrus blossoms, beeswax and stony minerals. The palate is rich, but not as weighty and textural as the Raveneau was, but instead shows great purity and focus with racy citrusy acids, a sea spray-like salinity and a notably long mineral inflicted finale. Excellent. — a day ago

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Bonneau du Martray

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay 2006

Celebrating my b-day today with this beautiful Golden hay Chardonnay and sushi! Yummy!!! Nose is subtle but complex. Initially, Apple-pear and coconut dominate the senses followed by lemon zest, baked apple and sandalwood. Taste - white peach, apricot fruits and floral are soft on the palate, but the texture of a chalky oil feel coat the entire mouth and secondary notes of orange rind, lemon, green melon and minerals give this wine its long finish. A great evening of celebration and gratitude! — 4 days ago

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Many happy returns! 🥳

Louis Latour

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay 2017

We had at Daniel ,vanilla hint of oak forward full bodied white wine very smooth sept 14 — 11 days ago

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Domaine Marquis d'Angerville

Champans Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2015

Gor
9.4

Certainly tightly wound and young but beaming with elegance, concentration and subtle power. Complex nose of red currants, sour cherries, mint, herbs, hint of roses. Nice grippy tannins and lifted palate of cherries, blood orange, herbs and tar. Long and yet somewhat astringent finish that betrays its young age. The tannic structure and aromatic complexity here could support the development for decades. — 18 days ago

Château Thivin

Côte de Brouilly Gamay 2020

Always fantastic. Herbal, cool, clean, ultra pure blackberries with superb just-ripeness. So much finesse. — 24 days ago

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