Hospices De Beaune

Hospices de Beaune

Cuvée François de Salins Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay 2008

Alder Yarrow
9.4

In beautiful shape. Saline butterscotch and candied lemon peel mix with crushed shells and wet stone with a nice resinous snap. — 4 days ago

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Joseph Drouhin

Côte de Beaune Villages Pinot Noir 2013

Since 1880, Maison Joseph Drouhin has built a reputation for wines that primarily reflect their individual terroir and vintage. Medium Ruby with pure red fruit on the youthful nose,100% Pinot Noir. On the palate, this dry red has flavors of cherry and strawberry with a bit of licorice. Medium+ acidity with fine soft tannins on medium finish. Good now and over the short term. Nice value. — 11 days ago

Lisa, Alex and 2 others liked this

Simon Bize & Fils

Les Fournaux Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2008

Coming around very nicely though there are still some solid tannins and dark fruit. Developing very well with fruit and minerality. — 10 days ago

Aaron, Severn and 5 others liked this

Réyane & Pascal Bouley

Robardelle Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2015

On open ....Glorious 2015 fruit. Black cherries. Spice. Maybe a kiss of licorice. Long sweet finish. Super tasty but not super complex at this point. Integrated tanins. Crazy silky on the palate. ... after an hour there Are sick flowers peeking out from under the covers. Candied lilacs ? Palate getting sick and more complex. Like this concentrated licorice flower on the finish Odd because it doesnt present as tannic or woody like most wines that are too young. ... 2.5 hours in this is much more serious. Like a brooding teenager a bit. More young and correct cherries. More apparent structure. Tanins are more present. Bizarre. Almost like a Benjamin button wine a bit. — 10 days ago

Brendan, Daniel and 5 others liked this

Hospices de Beaune

Cuvée Billardet Pommard Pinot Noir 1996

Fresh and pure with another 5-10 years of life. — 4 days ago

Eric, Keith and 3 others liked this

Domaine Dandelion

Hautes-Côtes Nature Pinot Noir 2017

Lots of funk on the nose that takes a bit of time to blow off. But underneath that is a very clean and elegant wine. Pleasant and light on the palate though it has some darker fruit notes to give it a bit of backbone. — 2 days ago

Ron, Neil and 5 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Michel Gaunoux

Les Perrières Meursault 1er Cru Chardonnay 2009

I almost thought this one needed to be decanted. At first the nose out of the bottle and glass were quite muted. Eventually crushed gravel and dried herbs and yellow fruits emerged, but was rather subtle. Bright acidity throughout, fruit notes took a bit to start really expressing...overall this wine started expressing better after 30 minutes, but I still feel perhaps as if this wine could have expressed more and seemed a touch out of balance. Avg CT rating 93 based on 2 notes...I just didn't get that kind of experience. The complexity and expression of a 2015 Patz and Hall Hyde Chardonnay outdid this wine from nose to palate to finish, and I really would call these two styles to be quite similar. — 10 hours ago

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Aravind Asok

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You should have decanted! It"s an 09 though, so very ripe. I love this wine.

Bouchard Père et Fils

Les Lavières Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2013

Nose has ripe black cherry, stemmy notes or autumn leaves, ripe plum flesh, red/green pepper in your brown paper grocery bag which got a little wet in the rain as you hurried to your car, mashed blackberry and light oak toasty-ness.

Palate has blackberry & black cherry jam, over-ripe black currant, light green herbs and toasty oak barrel.

Decanted ~3hr, just becoming ready after about 5hr. 2013 was a satisfactory vintage, this faired well.
— 11 days ago

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Benjamin Leroux

Volnay Pinot Noir 2010

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the Boston Pops Orchestra. Our Pops conductor Keith Lockhart is leading a live-to-picture performance of Star Wars: A New Hope, a showing of the classic 1977 film, with the Orchestra performing Mr. Williams’ iconic score.
For live-to-picture productions, the orchestra performs the entire movie score in real time as the film unspools. (Vocals, dialogue and effects are isolated from the original music track.)
Generally we get to hear Star Wars scores a couple times per season here at Tanglewood, but tonight we get a chance to hear them with the backdrop of the movie (Episode IV) that launched a franchise, to say the least!

I celebrated another full trip around the sun, since my coming into this world, earlier this week. Tonight my wife, some dear friends and me will be enjoying some enticing wines along with our movie night. So notes...maybe, but I'll try!
— 6 days ago

David, P and 14 others liked this

Château de la Crée

La Garenne Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2015

Still quite young and vibrant. The nose really just had a very simplistic citrus quality about it. Entry of this wine with bright acidity up front with lemon and lime zest, Granny Smith apple. Quite dense in the middle with a hint of gravel. A faint hint of honey and some herbal quality about it towards the finish. Really good structure in just a baby. Can easily go the distance over the next 15 years or so. if you have these, I would say that they are a delight to drink right now, but patience will be rewarded in about 5 years. — 10 hours ago

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