Côte De Beaune, Burgundy

Domaine Faivre

Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2003

JKT
9.2

This one CVed but no record! Must be the one noted 10/29/16 as it has no vintage recorded. Great wine. Red berries and light mushroom and terrific texture and lively palate. Long finish. Almost a sense of sweetness. Funk is gone. Cork showed a bit of stain at puncture point. So it kept perfectly fit 3.5 years! — 3 days ago

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Domaine Bachelet-Monnot

Les Referts Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2016

Slight reduction but very elegant and classy nose of white orchard fruit and some floral tones, wet stones and a lot of minerality that also that carries over on the palate, crisp and elegant, with great Puligny backbone, delicious and long mouth watering finish. Always a great wine made by the two Bachelet brothers. 92-93

Un peu réduit au nez mais très élégant et racé avec des notes florales et de fruits du verger blancs, un côté salin et minéral qui se transpose en bouche aussi. Belle structure et colonne de Puligny avec cette acidité racée et noble, avec une longueur minérale, savoureuse et salivante, une autre belle réussite des frères Bachelet.
— 8 hours ago

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Louis Boillot

Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru 2013

Note that while the label just says 1er Cru, without a vineyard designation, the cork suggests it’s an organically-grown wine from Les Fichots.

Whatever it is, at 7 years of age it is still very very tight and young. Nose is a beautiful combo of sultry, just ripe cherry sap and limestone-flecked moist earth, with just a bit of baking spices. But in the mouth it is lean, right, and crisp. Mostly cracked limestone minerality and a bit of tart cherry. Mouthpuckering acids and tannins. This is built for the long haul and I took it on too short a trip. The 9.0 is based on potential, not current pleasure.
— 5 days ago

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Domaine Billard-Gonnet

Pommard-Rugiens Bas 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2010

Really complete now. Starts out savory and sweetens up with air. There are such excellent chiseled minerals that get cut with air at the same rate that the fruit gets sweet and fleshy. The fruit gets more pink too, more raspberry than cherry. The savory component changes with air in a non-linear fashion, but it’s an excellent forest smell, wild maitake and violet. Really well resolved. Such fine tannins. Compared to the Thörle, which has more aspects to it, and now seems composed, this feels so much more organic and soulful. There’s not a jagged edge in here. Great. — 7 days ago

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Louis Jadot

Domaine des Heritiers Boucherottes Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2005

Lacks complexity at first. Let’s give it some air. Orange zest. Cedar. Calk. Needs 60 min to open up. But overall lacks complexity. Not a stand out. Beats me how you could not make an awesome wine in 2005. — 3 days ago

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Domaine Morey-Coffinet

Les Caillerets Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2012

The colour is fairly dark and pronounced which shows a little bit the amount of new wood more so then premox. The nose is very aromatic, caramel, some ripe yellow fruit. The palate follows the same path, ripe and still oaky, acidity on the low side slightly that makes it a bit too heavy at this stage. En Caillerets is a great Terroir that needs time, but in this case I had more fun with the 2014’s from this producer. 88-89 pts for me

Couleur prononcée qui démontre plus le style boisé du producteur à cette époque que de l’oxydation prématurée. Le nez fait boisé, caramel et fruits jaunes très murs. La bouche est sur le même registre, riche et ample, un peu lourde manquant un peu d’acidité à mon sens. En Caillerets est pourtant un grand terroir qui demande du temps, mais j’ai eu plus de plaisir avec les 2014 du domaine dont le style aurait aussi changé un peu.
— 9 hours ago

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Domaine Henri Delagrange et Fils

Clos des Chênes Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2014

Beautiful and elegantly racy nose of violets and red fruits. The palate is equally elegant and refined with slightly tart red fruit and approchable tannins on a long finish that leaves you mouth watering for more, great balance.

Nez aromatique et élégant qui pinote avec un côté floral de violettes et de fruits rouges surtout. Une bouche tout en aussi en finesse et élégance avec un fruit rouge acidulé et des tannins veloutés sur une finale longue et savoureuse avec ces fruits rouges acidulés un peu en retro.
— 2 days ago

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Domaine Pernot-Bélicard

Pertuisots Beaune 1er Cru Chardonnay 2017

The colour is pale yellow. The nose is forward, elegant and with white orchard fruit. The palate is elegantly chiseled, fresh, pure, with very decent length and a delicious finish. Nice domaine to discover. I love the Côte De Beaune 2017 white vintage. 91-92 pts

Couleur assez pâle, nez avenant et élégant sur les fruits blancs. La bouche est finement ciselée, beaucoup de fraîcheur, pure avec une assez bonne longueur. Très beau domaine à découvrir et j’adore les 2017 en blancs sur la CDB. 91-92 pts
— 13 days ago

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Hubert Lamy

En Remilly Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2016

Shay A
9.3

My second time with this producer after having the 2015 Les Frionnes a few weeks ago. I find the two to be quite different and definitely preferred the En Remilly.

Aromatically, it shows caramel dipped Granny Smith apple, melon, pineapple, honeysuckle and a kiss of oak. Where it really differs from the Les Frionnes is the profile on the palate...much more texture and richness here. Classical chalk and limestone alongside more melon, underripe white peach, and the very end of the finish has a note of granulated brown sugar which is really unique (and enjoyable). It’s all wrapped in a nicely dense but quite lifted profile. The warmer it gets, the more honeyed it gets. I thought this was best just a tad warmer than cellar temp, and feel this would be a good bridge to white burgundy for those who enjoy quality US chards. Thanks to
@David T again for the intro to this producer!
— 6 days ago

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@Shay A A great bottle, from a great vintage! I'm still holding this, and picked up the '17 last Fall.

Michel Gaunoux

Beaune Pinot Noir 2007

3rd bottle in 3 months. This is fully mature, but so delicious. Light, sappy with a cherry creme brûlée note. Excellent QPR! — 7 days ago

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