Côte De Beaune, Burgundy

Louis Latour

Château Corton Grancey Corton Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2005

David T
9.2

This one started out with lean fruits and a fair amount of dry earth. But, after two hours in the decanter, put on weight, body thickened with creamy texture, dark currants, dark chocolate, soft baking spices with soft minerality, moist forest floor earthiness and withering dark flowers. Ended well with our dessert of dark chocolate and strawberries.

Thank you Christina for sharing this Grand Cru Burgundy with us.

Photos of; Domaine Louis Latour, cellar area, Pinot grapes from Corton Grancey, as well as, the vineyard.
— 7 days ago

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I see you needed to also open Corton tonight, and best me by one vintage. 🤦‍♂️
David T

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This was part of last nights dinner with friends. Certainly had no thought of upstaging you or anyone. ✌️
Severn Goodwin

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We'll never upstage each other, but I'm having Affogato now and I'm in heaven.

Domaine Laurent & Karen Boussey

Volnay Pinot Noir 2016

Mos def young. I’d wait 3 years. Nose is why you buy volvay. Cherry and earth. Palate is tight but it has the stuff. Cherry, cherry cough syrup ( in a good way) acidity. Licorice. Very good. Should be great in 3 years. Bought from Fass selections. As this opens the fruit is coming out. And some like godly licorice. This has upside as it ages. Which is pretty crazy given the qpr today. ... this really needs a 90 minute decant at this point. At this point lush dense cherry fruit Almost like it has some chocolate but it doesn’t if that makes sense. — 10 days ago

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Domaine René Monnier

"Les Chevalières" Meursault Chardonnay 1990

Just awesome and kept getting better. Never fell off and drank well over several hours. Some oxidation, yes, but there was still fruit and acidity with a mineral backbone. Really enjoyed this one. — 3 days ago

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Bouchard Père et Fils

Vigne de l'Enfant Jésus Grèves Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2010

Our delayed, fancier, 2019 Valentine's Day dinner.

Such infanticide! Note to future self, do not open any '10's until at least 2025+
— 7 days ago

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Mark Flesher

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Enfenticide!!! I have some younger ones somewhere that I have already forgotten...sounds like that's not such a bad thing!

Louis Jadot

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay 2012

Shay A
9.4

This tastes like Aubert. It shares the table with a ‘13 Aubert Lauren and there were a lot of similarities. Wow. Ripe and buttered tropical fruits on the nose...roasted lemon brings in some acidity to separate it from Cali chard. Salted popcorn w/ pineapple juice & honeysuckle on the palate. I thought this was fantastic. — 20 hours ago

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David T

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Like Aubert?
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@David T : Yes. Would have been difficult to tell this and the ‘13 Aubert Lauren apart if they were poured blind.
Mark Flesher

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I was getting a little bit of an herbal note on this one that I don't feel that the Aubert had. Otherwise, the profile was very similar to the 2013 Aubert Lauren. peach, honeysuckle, mango. The middle is where this one starts to inject the herbal quality that carries through to the finish. Rounded edges in the front and very acidic to the finish. Very enjoyable!
9.5

Domaine Leflaive

Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay 2000

Lovely gentle lemon with seashells on the nose. There’s a real warmth to this in the core- lovely honeyed fruit with good tension and a long, long finish. A lovely wine.... 30 mins later, this has expanded and is really open and lush. Wow — 4 days ago

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Big tasting night tonight eh? Wow.
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It didn’t suck
John Howard

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I bet. Amazing.

Domaine des Comtes Lafon

Meursault-Perrières 1er Cru Chardonnay 1992

Tour d’Argent. Deep golden color, like motor oil in the glass. Darker than the 90 Raveneau next to it. Notes of apricot, oranges, wet stones and cardamom spice. Rich, fat and opulent in the mouth. Thought it was tired at first but it powered up with air. Gave that fine grained acidity after several hours of air. At peak or just past, but very memorable. — 7 hours ago

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Domaine des Comtes Lafon

Clos de la Barre Meursault Chardonnay 2010

From the Willi’s Wine Bar list. Straw gold. Nice weight. Sweet fruit forward nose. Notes of apricot and pineapple, tan spice, crushed stone and some sweet quince fruit. Nice fruit in the mouth. Structure builds with air. Chalky in a good way. Really nice but the impact and finish never got big enough to say this was great. — a day ago

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Domaine du Chateau de Meursault

Mersault du Chateau Chardonnay 2013

Needs air, recommend a decant. Racy in style. Lemon, nut oil and citronella. Delineated and singular. — 11 days ago

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I’m more of a nut lotion guy but I’m a team player @Shawn R @Joe Lucca put me down for some oil as well
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@Bill Bender @Joe Lucca nuts on the 🧔?

Domaine Jean-Jacques Girard

Savigny-lès-Beaune Pinot Noir 2016

Revisiting a bottle we last tasted in the intimate chateau of the Girard's in Spring of 2018.

Nose has the brightest fresh cherry note of any village Burgundy appellation, fresh Thanksgiving cranberry dressing and moist leather.
Palate has insane/deep cherry for days, dried citrus peel, grippy tannins and a long finish. Great structure and built for the long haul.

Photos of the cool/moist barrel cellar of the chateau, older bottles collecting cellar mold, the new winemaking facility out at the rear of the property and our bottle of the evening.

Opening this too soon for sure, but damn 2016 Burgundy is incredibly tasty and it's hard to hold back! Buy all your can afford, seriously.
— 14 days ago

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Great post! Stunning wine.