Côte De Beaune, Burgundy

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. — 2 days ago

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Demessey

Les Pucelles Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 1995

Unreal dark butterscotch or honey color. Marcona almonds and honeycomb on the nose with a very slight hint of citrus. I don’t think I have ever had a 24 year old white wine. Nice flavors of lemon on the front with butterscotch and honey flavors evolving mid-palate. Beautiful acidity with a very pleasant honey finish. Celebrating my birthday tonight and this wine was fantastic. — a day ago

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Domaine Leflaive

Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay 1996

Seth Morgen Long
9.7

Tactile and deep reduction, perhaps over the top, but I kept returning here and was transfixed by the oak, acidity and energy. I have a feeling the reduction in this wine is beyond limit for some, but I loved how gracefully it has become, integrated into oak and with such searing acidity. Tremendous showing — 7 days ago

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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. — 5 days ago

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Jean Noel Gagnard

Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay 2013

Really quite a wine. Palate expanding in the best way, just don’t think I’ve had non Chablis white Burgundy of this quality before. Appearance is a deep dark lemon yellow. Unbelievable nose with a ton of depth and with a lot of white peach and some spicy notes. On the palate this is very mouth filling but still super precise. Loads of flavor waves over the tongue. Finish is crazy long and the acid level is obviously quite high but manages to express that while still staying very balanced. Perfect with a ”Zuni cafe” style roast chicken on a Sunday night. — 4 days ago

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Domaine de Montille

Les Sizies Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2005

Gorgeous Beaune. Lovely sappy red fruits. Hard to put the glass down..... — 4 days ago

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Domaine Marius Delarche

Réserve Les Combottes Pernand-Vergelesses Chardonnay 2011

Shay A
9.2

Wednesday Wine Committee. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. Blind as usual.

The entire room guessed Cali (Sonoma) chard. Initially, it was a dead ringer with creamy vanilla from the oak, lemon bar, and honeysuckle aromatics alongside honeyed brioche, soft cheese and sea salt. When coming back to it later, it had really lightened up and wasn’t near as heavy. Very pleasant.
— 7 days ago

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Great observation bud

Louis Jadot

Clos de Malte Santenay Chardonnay 2011

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this afternoon with the Boston Pops Orchestra. Our conductors are David Newman and John Williams are leading a diverse program of cinematic works composed by John Williams entitled "Across The Stars: Music Of John Williams". We'll enjoy pieces from Star Wars (various episodes), Harry Potter, E.T., Memoirs of a Geisha and many others. All works to feature the violin virtuoso, Anne-Sophie Mutter, a personal favorite soloist of ours on these hallowed grounds. Mr. Williams has rearranged many of the selections today to better feature Ms. Mutter, an exciting afternoon will lay ahead. 🎼🎻

A nicely aging monopole Chardonnay, loving the lightly oxidized yellow fruits.

Nose has oxidized, yellow apple skin peel, papaya and medium oak more notable today than prior bottles, albeit not distracting but embracing.

Palate has creamy, tropical fruits, over-ripe lemon and light minerality.

Just an exceptional bottle, likely the best of all the 'Clos de Malte' 2011's we've enjoyed to date.
— 11 days ago

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Amazing is selling it short, listening to Mr. Williams telling stories on stage, he's got the whole audience laughing!
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@Severn Goodwin I bet! How wonderful.
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Here in LA there are usually a few John Williams conducted Hollywood Bowl performances each summer—I haven’t been in years but you’re reminding me I need to go! So many light sabers, so little time...

Domaine Marc Morey & Fils

Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay 1999

Seth Morgen Long
9.4

Still some reduction melded well with rich oak. Good energy on the palate, very impressive — 7 days ago

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Christian Cholet-Pelletier

Puligny-Montrachet 2014

David T
9.3

First time having this largely under the radar producer in the US.

The nose reveals; lots of green and golden apple, Meyer lemon, lime candy, ripe pineapple, touch of white peach, green melon, butter, cream, honeysuckle, waxy notes, caramel, sea fossils, saline, mixed greens, light herbaceous notes, limestone, white spice, citrus blooms and yellow lilies.

The body is full, rich, lush and waxy. It has excellent mouthfeel. Especially, at around $40. Green and golden apple, Meyer lemon, lime candy, ripe pineapple, touch of white peach, green melon, butter, buttered popcorn, cream, honeysuckle to full honey, waxy notes, caramel, sea fossils, saline, mixed greens, light herbaceous notes, limestone, gritty/edgy, gray, volcanic minerals, really nice, powdery chalkiness, more white spice on the palate with some heat, citrus blooms and yellow lilies. The round acidity is beautiful. The long, rich, lush, waxy, rich, nicely balanced finish persists endlessly. Excellent wine for the money. Just misses 94.

Happy 4th of July eve to everyone in the US.

Photos of Puligny-Montrachet vineyard, surrounding town and beautiful Chardonnay fruit.
— 15 days ago

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@David T David thanks for the review I will keep an eye out for this one. Enjoy your 4th Cheers from the north 🍷🇺🇸
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My absolute favorite Chardonnay- love this area and they make amazing wines cheers!
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@P A Thanks as always. I got this from Max at Kogod who is a retail is partner of the Banquet part of Delectable. Have a great weekend.