Domaine De La Côte

Château de Chamirey

La Mission Mercurey 1er Cru Chardonnay 2014

Shay A
9.1

Monthly WTF wine group tasting. This month’s theme was chardonnay from any region or vintage. Nice eclectic bunch! All wines tasted blind.

Winner of the “biggest imitator”. This was very ripe, as though the wine was meant to be made a certain way. I think the entire group called this new world. Good bit of oak in play here, alongside melon, apple crumble pie, and hardly any acidity. Typical baking spice notes of nutmeg and vanilla too. May be starting to oxidize a bit, which probably gives this some complexity. Thanks
@Michael Rariden .
— 5 days ago

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Domaine Joblot

En Veau Givry 1er Cru Chardonnay 2014

Some positive development in the bottle since my prior experience about two years ago (2018).

Struck flint, green apple flesh, citrus peel, light tropical fruit notes, medium acid levels but slightly clunky (citrus pith) on the finish, not detrimental, just waiting to come together more. Needs time, likely 2-4 years would be a benefit.

(With extended airing, the finish has smoothed nicely.)
— 2 days ago

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Yes, our one and only Givry bottling.
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I had some givry blanc 1er cru recently that was bargain basement, as it had “Bourgogne blanc” pasted on the front and the rest in small font on the back. It was very lean and Very good
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I don't happen across this village often in the wild, you kind of have to seek it out.

Domaine Faiveley (Joseph Faiveley)

Les Cazetiers Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2013

Dark fruited and oaky. Plenty of stuffing here, but it's just not my kind of red Burg. Blackberries and plums on the nose, with heaps of earthy forest floor character and vanillin oak. The palate is quite concentrated and comes across as sucking on a blackcurrant lozenge. Oaky spice flows from the mid-palate, and finishes meaty with hints of earthy minerals. There's definitely balance and complexity here, but just lacks a little finesse. I guess some might even call this classic Gevrey, but where does Rousseau fit in that definition 🤣 — 11 days ago

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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC)

La Tâche Pinot Noir 1996

Tasted blind. Dark murky red color. Notes of cherries... black cherries, tart cherries, lotsa cherries. Some cranberries and a little herbalness too. Masculine and brooding in the mouth. Seems really big, with tannins still present and lots of acidity. I guessed 95 Dugat Griotte. This needs another decade or two of slumber to develop more. Brought by a friend who said this was the first bottle he pulled from a case he bought on release. I hope to remain his friend. — 2 days ago

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“I hope to remain his friend.” Good one!
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The best of the best... bravo!

Lucien Le Moine

Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay 2016

Another great example of 2016’s openness. Power and complexity showing lots of minerals, asian pear, hazelnut and hints of match smoke. Finishes seemingly forever with outstanding depth. — a day ago

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Domaine Armand Rousseau

Clos de la Roche Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2014

Soft and round rolling bright black cherries surprisingly a bit new world in a good way with great lively acidity on the back end . Beautiful!! Thanks Luca! — 4 days ago

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Château Thivin

Cuvée La Chapelle Côte de Brouilly Gamay 2018

Lyle Fass
9.4

A great La Chapelle. Blueberry, smoke, spice, dark cherries, loads of earth and mineral. Spicey granite. Lovely floral top note as well. Palate is ripe and so so juicy, incredible freshness and purity and shockingly mineral. The fruit is in background. Has a red Riesling quality to it this year. Fruit is more fruit skin than flesh. Cherry, blueberry, cassis and super concentrated but so nimble. Absolutely delicious. Long mineral finish with floral and fruit sneaking in as it airs. Great stuff. — 2 days ago

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Joseph Drouhin

Grands-Echezeaux Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2002

Mike R
9.2

You better drink this wine vintage if you have it - while opening it was very fresh and went down like water in the desert / tannins were so refined with exceptional length but at the end this amazing wine was was shutting down - I like it when the opposite is the case were the wine is brilliantly open reflecting subtle and evolving nuisances and creating interesting complexities - so an amazing burg at first but went bizarrely meek — 2 days ago

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Perhaps it needed much more time to wake up from an 18 year slumber?
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@Mike R Mike great post and a wonderful wine from a top tier producer. Have a great weekend Cheers 🍷

Domaine Tupinier-Bautista

Bautista En Sazenay 1er Cru Mercurey Pinot Noir 2016

The Mercurey appellation is located in the Burgundy region of France. 100% Pinot Noir, medium Ruby with aromas of ripe red fruits, spice and toasty notes. On the palate flavors of ripe blackerry and blueberry with notes of citrus, spice and oak. Fine tannins, just starting to drink well. Tasting Sample! — 8 days ago

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Domaine Jamet

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2013

Now at the seven year mark, the 2013 Jamet Cote Rotie is absolutely singing in its unbridled elegance. Silky and soft upon entry, the 2013 Jamet shows a pillowy effect as this artfully glides across the mid-palate. The lighter Provencale herb and white pepper tones meld with ripe raspberry and Bing cherry flavors. Bright, showing an intense sense of verve and tension, the long finish truly satisfies. While delightful at this stage, the 2013 Jamet Cote Rotie will have another decade or more ahead of it. This is truly one of the wines of the vintage. Drink 2020-2033- 95 — an hour ago

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