Côte De Nuits, Burgundy

Domaine R. DuBois & Fils

Les Tremblots Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Nuits Chardonnay 2016

Ravishing and complex despite the humble appellation. Aromas of Meyer lemon, spiced pear, hazelnut, vanilla bean and honey. Grilled pineapple flavors on the mid palate with salted caramel and wet stones on the finish. The saline lemon flavors echo throughout. Both voluminous and supple, showing ample ripe fruit but retaining a refined sense of nerve and minerality. One of the most thoroughly seductive and satisfying white Burgundy experiences I’ve had in a long time for less than $30, but certainly it is wonderful regardless of price point. — 4 days ago

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Domaine Armand Rousseau

Clos de la Roche Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2016

Bright and explosive lively and well balanced. Young and tight but exuding dark cherries and blackberries rolling and smooth. Yum — 9 days ago

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Domaine Ghislaine Barthod

Aux Beaux Bruns Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Pinot Noir 1996

Fresh and vibrant. Quite generous for the vintage, but with a firm backbone still. Red fruit dominated nose, with some violet and undergrowth tones. Palate's all about that plump fruit, with soy sauce, cloves, earth. It's dense with fine tannins and bright acidity. There's a clear Chambolle elegance here, but I would have loved to have tasted more mineral notes. — 7 days ago

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Sylvain Cathiard

Aux Murgers Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2008

Needed a bit of time in the glass 20-30mins but in a great spot. Fruit is still going strong with dark fruit and grippy tannins. But after some time some spice notes and flower tones make their way onto the finish. Beautiful wine! — 4 days ago

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@Ron R Aside from the CdC and the Charles Heidesick that night, this wine and the others were from a generous friend.
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@E & K G, that’s the type of friend I want around my dinner table 🙂

Domaine Duroche

Aux Etelois Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 2013

From magnum. Had it next to the stylistically similar Fourrier Gevrey VV, but this was the better wine for me - it had a little more depth and texture. Started of similarly reductive, but quickly opened up to scents of roses, intense red cherry, and smoky insence. The palate's velvety, mix of red and dark fruits, rich but offers lots of freshness with its crisp acidity. Minerality plays second fiddle at the moment, but is evident in the long spicy finish. I bet this was how it looked like when it was first bottled, so time can only make it better. 1er level for sure!

NB: From WH - This plot is located on the southern side of Griotte-Chambertin alongside the Claude Dugat plot and below the Duroché plot of Griottes-Chambertin. It is quite strange that this vineyard has been classified as village as it’s located so close to the Grand Crus.
— 8 days ago

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Aaron Tan

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@Ceccherini Cristiano Got that write up from Winehog - just for my reference. Aux Etelois, I've only had a couple of times. All Duroche. I reckon it's got the concentration and length to be a lesser 1er each time, but I believe this has much to do with producer. Same as Griotte I guess. It does have the reputation of being a lesser GC, but I reckon in the right hands... It's quite consistent. Same as Latricierws. Producer producer producer! Hahaha.
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@Aaron Tan
I 100% agree
I just wanted to mentioned too how important is the terroir
No producer can make an excellent wine out of a bad parcel in any vineyard
I recall Hubert De Montille saying in Mondovino how the terroir is 10 times more important than the vigneron/winemaker
And as an example you think of Rousseau Clos de la Roche where he doesn't really have a top parcel when Dujac or Ponsot do and make a better wine (IMO) than what I consider to be one of the best red wine producer of the Cote de Nuits(I know, the other two are not bad either). Anyway I just follow those lines too, producer, vineyard, parcel, vintage, but it is never easy.
I guess that's what makes it interesting. 👌🙏
Aaron Tan

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@Ceccherini Cristiano Agreed! Man can indeed overcome the factors of earth and nature, but their wisdom and effort can only go so far.

Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux

Les Suchots Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Pinot Noir 1995

Tawny purple, opaque. With 3 hours of air the nose blossomed and exhibited the grace and power of a great Vosne. Notes of black cherries, Asian spice, some menthol, dark moist black soil, some sandalwood and a little rose petal. This powered up with air and showed its stuff over several hours of consumption. Great wine. — 7 days ago

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Domaine Harmand-Geoffroy

Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir

Wow. This is a beautiful wine. I was expecting a decent would be necessary but it’s aromatics are off the charts. Great acidity makes the length 30+ seconds! — 10 days ago

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Domaine Méo-Camuzet

Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru Pinot Noir

We drunk three Vougeot over the last two days. A 2014 chateau de la tour, a 2009 le moine and now a 2008! Meo Camuzet.. it only shows how tricky this cuvée is. Too big, too uneven, too many producers, always expensive. This is right in the middle, same fruit as the 2014, same roundness as the 2009. This is an outstanding Vougeot, fresh, fwd fruit and great complexity. — 4 days ago

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@Gilbert Van Hassel -Excellent note 📝🍇🍷👍🏻👏🏻

Dureuil-Janthial

Clos des Argillières Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2006

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

Label was in bad shape but the wine wasn’t. Very Oregon like in my opinion showing plenty of herbal character but a core of black cherry, old fig and red clay blend together nicely to make the layers of this strut its Burgundian pedigree. I called this Oregon pinot.
— 6 days ago

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That label looks like it went through a shedder. 🤣. As long as the wine is solid. 👍

Domaine Berthaut-Gerbet

Clos Vougeot Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2015

I've said this time and again - I love Amelie's wines, but I guess it's time to stop... since Nicolas has now joined the estate. What a dream team! Amelie's Rousseau-like touch on the wines, with Nicolas' DRC-emboldened viticulture skills. I love Berthaut-Gerbet!

The 2015 Clos Vougeat is the first vintage of this wine. Got this straight from the domaine and was planning to keep it around a little longer, but I got tempted. Plus I wanted to share my love for Berthaut-Gerbet with a good friend.

Sure it's practically murder, but gawd, it's so pleasurable. The bouquet was filled with red and dark berries, rose and sweet spice. Palate's so rich, yet energetic. Oak, seamless. Texture, supple. Finish, endless with an underlying minerality. The wine was just vibrating with energy. A fine and pure example of CV. So glad this showed so well, given how lots of 15' red Burgs have just shut right down.
— 22 days ago

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@Aaron Tan Aaron fun post Cheers 🍷
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@P A I love this domaine and it's getting better each vintage.