Côte De Beaune, Burgundy

Domaine Jean-Marc Morey

Grèves Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2010

Despite feeling a bit tired and one-dimensional on day 1, overnight this has blossomed with sappy ripe cherry fruit, sweet florals, smokey turned earth, and musky, piney underbrush. Acid is driving along and there is still some grip. Delightful! — a day ago

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Domaine Vincent Ledy

"Les Beaumonts" Chorey-Les-Beaune Pinot Noir 2014

Lyle Fass
9.3

Find me a better Chorey. Complex and fragrant nose of raspberry coulis, smoke, tin, leather, smoke, minerals. So complex. Amazing raspberry cake. Stunning aroma. Palate is ripe and sweet with slippery fruit but firm tannins on the back end. Long finish and great quality tannins but firm tannins. Really long and raspberry hits along the way. Fantastic balance and purity. Age is key for Ledy and I see this improving a lot over the next 10 years. Terrific concentration and power. Also shows great finesse despite being a big bodied wine. — 10 days ago

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Simon Bize & Fils

"Aux Guettes" Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2011

Very clean and beautiful medium dark red robe. Delicate flowery nose followed by a discrete but balanced and elegant mouth that surprises by the long end and tightness. Its really lovely juice now but lors of potential for in a few years. Highly recommended. — 3 days ago

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Louis Jadot

Domaine des Héritiers Clos des Ursules Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2016

Excellent Beaune! Always reliable and delicious. — 4 days ago

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Domaine Faiveley (Joseph Faiveley)

Corton-Clos des Cortons Faiveley Grand Cru 1985

Such an impressive eye opener. Exudes class and elegance. Accelerates through the mid palate and keeps delivering lifted, sweet fruit with unparalleled verve. I almost cried when I watched the last bricky pour leave the bottle. — 7 days ago

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Rob Brobst III

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This is one I’ve always wanted to try! @Bill Bender
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@David L @Bill Bender - loved it all
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You guys are starting the week off right!!

Domaine Coche-Dury (J.F. Coche Dury)

Meursault Chardonnay 2002

Light gold and heavy. Angular fruity nose. Notes of apricot, tangerine, slate stone, cardamom and tan spice, some peach. Huge impact in the mouth. Rich and powerful. Long finish. Chewy. Fine grain acidity. Needed 2+ hours of air to blossom. Great now but can improve with more age. — 4 days ago

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Domaine Paul Pernot et Ses Fils

Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay 2014

The 2014 Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet is an absolutely sensational showing in this vintage. As this stunning chardonnay slowly begins to unwind it releases striking aromatics of fresh orchard fruits, lemon oil, citrus blossoms, crushed stones with underlying hints of oyster shell and flint that all develop beautifully in the glass. On the palate this possesses a simply gorgeous texture, with wonderful overall balance and precision. This continues to display remarkable combination of acidity and minerality all the way through the pretty finish. While this is clearly on the youthful side, it is still extremely impressive, especially if allowed some time to unwind. The 2014 should go on to age brilliantly for quite some time, and should certainly become even more compelling as it develops over time. — 15 days ago

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Dominique Lafon

Vignes Franches Beaune Rouge 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2017

Elegance and finesse. Sour cherry, purple flowers, rosemary, mushroom, and stones. High acidity, medium+ finish, diminished young and tight tannins. — 6 days ago

Paul, "Odedi" and 1 other liked this

Domaine des Comtes Lafon

Volnay Santenots-du-Milieu 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2007

Nose has mashed early season cherry, (light) moist loam soil, ripe cherry, moist leather, decaying rose and dried-sweetened cranberry.

Palate has lightly tart cherry, under-ripe raspberry, wet cedar, (light) anise notes and wet granite pebbles.

Smooth tannins, but this wine took a little bit to come to life again in our glasses this evening, delicate, maybe too delicate. I can't tell if this was a should have been enjoyed 5 years ago wine, or needs 5 more years wine...

Decanted ~4 hours, then double decanted for servicing tonight at dinner. Our first Volnay (lieux-dits) from Meursault, just the opposite side of the road from Volnay, but not Volnay!
— 4 days ago

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Ellen Clifford

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That’s some patient decanting! Were you tasting along the way? Curious how the decant affected it:)
Severn Goodwin

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@Ellen Clifford Not tasting, but smelling. My nose is a pretty decent indicator generally. I've found that mildly older Burg's generally need some time to come back to life.
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@Severn Goodwin thanks for the tip! I don’t drink enough aged stuff!

Domaine Michel Lafarge

Les Aigrots Beaune 1er Cru Chardonnay 2010

A little butterscotch, a little citrus, and a little Lafarge magic. — 7 days ago

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