Ladoix, Côte De Beaune


Les Briquottes Ladoix Pinot Noir 2018

Overall left slightly disappointed by what is objectively a nice wine from Chantereves. Have enjoyed their other wines very much. But for the price this one just doesn’t quite get there for me. Decanted 3 hours and was better at the end than the beginning. On cork pop would have guessed a decent cru Beaujolais. With some air this reveals more earth and nuance. Acid slightly lacking and the finish is a bit short. Still a nice pairing with roast chicken, but won’t buy again for this price. — 9 days ago

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Domaine Billard-Gonnet

Pommard-Rugiens Bas 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2014

Lyle Fass

Yowza. This is magnificent. Nose is cherry compote, confectionery aromas, huge stoney minerals and so much complexity. Cherry pit with some black cherry flesh left on it. Just bitten cherry basically. Man it’s so stoney. So old school and so expressive. One of my favorite bottling in Burgundy. Palate is super complex with just so much going on. Amazing depth. Deep deep ocean here. Sappy and concentrated with just incredible palate cleansing minerality. Wow. So elegant and perfectly balanced. Yes it’s young but it’s not inaccessible. Which is the key when drinking young wine. This nose keeps expanding and expanding. Stunning. Velvety and sweet tannins and they are abundant but ripe. Can’t wait to journey with this as the night progresses. — 5 days ago

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Domaine Vincent Ledy

Les Porêts Saint Georges 1er Cru Vieilles Vignes Pinot Noir 2013

Lyle Fass

What a nose. Just sick. Black cherry compote, black cherry skins and intense voluminous minerality. Gorgeous raspberry tones. Darker ones. Haunting. So complex and ethereal. Leather. Truffle. A 9.8 nose. Shows the pedigree of the site and the old vines. Magic. What a palate. Superb concentration, freshness and finesse. Long, compact and nimble. Terrific structure and palate intensity. Amazing fruit soak and just a finish that really spreads on the palate. Velvety and sweet tannins. Astounding length. This is ready to go and has just entered its drinking window. A wow wine. — 9 days ago

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Domaine Michel Mallard

Les Joyeuses Ladoix 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2016

Impressive red Burgundy by Domaine d’Eugenie’s winemaker Michel Mallard. Fruit from his family’s domaine in Ladoix, possibly Burgundy’s most overlooked appellation (the Côte de Beaune’s northernmost appellation, right next to Corton). 50% whole clusters. Aged for 15 months in 40% new wood casks. Delicate nose with aromas of red fruit, rose petals, clove and some earthy notes. Super silky, feminine. Great elegance and precision — 15 days ago

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Hospices de Beaune

Cuvée Dames Hospitalieres Beaune Pinot Noir 1971

This was holding up well & showing beautifully with sweet red cherry, nice spice, forest floor, truffle & rose petal. Sadly finding good btls of older Burgundy is becoming almost impossible to find. — 12 days ago

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Domaine François Buffet

Carelles sous la Chapelle Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2018

Lyle Fass

Have not had in a while any serious 2018. Time to check in. Nose is gorgeous mid season cherries, elegant florals, subtle minerality. It’s holding back as 2018 just has so much material. But what is there is terrific. Palate is fantastic. Gorgeous, elegant and sappy fruit. Excellent sweetness and purity. Dark red cherry and mid season cherries and brilliant elegant tannins. Fantastic. Still delicate as this site tends to be but has the power of 18 as well. Huge concentration and sap. Dense yet delicate. So young but so fantastic. Awesome fruit soak and inner mouth aromas. Love the character of 18 and once it matures I think it’s going to be epic. — 3 days ago

Ericsson, J and 9 others liked this

Louis Latour

Château de Blagny Meursault-Blagny Chardonnay 2017

I'd probably save my money for something more unique in the retail $80 range, BUT in the $30 clearance world, this is exceptional and I come out ahead. Intensity, concentration, texture, and assemblage that I'd generally have to shell out for. Drink this at a warmer cellar temp to get the full effect.

It smells like vanilla spiced lemon poppy seed coffee cake with cinnamon crumble. The mouth introduces tropical accents - lemon meringue, sweet pineapple, and starfruit.

The texture is a tight rope act of melting cream and acid - ying and yang, fair exchange.
— 17 days ago

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Château de la Charrière

Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Vignes Franches 2018

Encore une fois quel beau vin expressif, gourmand, du fruit rouge généreux, des épices douces, un bel équilibre, ç a se boit tout seul, très bien. 90-91

Gorgeous and generous red fruit, spices, soft to medium bodied, very expressive and nicely balanced, drinks easy yet gives a lot for the price.
— a day ago

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Michel Rebourgeon

Pommard Rugiens 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2017

Lyle Fass

Been a bit over a year. Nose has gorgeous blackberry and wonderful stoniness and also black cherry. Very perfumed, very vivid and very defined aromas. The nobility of Rugiens comes through. Wow the blackberry is so pure and sappy. Palate needs some time to get it together but it is all there and the balance and finesse are elite. Ripe, juicy and substantial tannins that will flesh out and succumb to fruit within an hour or three as that intense blackberry really shows vividly on the finish. Really persistent. Fantastic.

After 3 hours the nose becomes dizzying in its expansiveness and intensity but the palate is only slowly opening. Think this will better tomorrow.

Ok, at 7 hours in this is getting great. That complete seductive texture is there now along with more density of fruit.
— 3 days ago

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Domaine Chavy-Chouet

Les Casses-Têtes Meursault Chardonnay 2017

Lyle Fass

Wonderful nose of spicey oak and intense minerality. Saline. Rock quarry vibes. Lemon pith lemon flesh with hints of sugar. So complex and appealing. Hint of butter and loads of salinity. Nose is just a wonderful perfume. 9.6 nose. Showing so well. Palate is juicy and tensile with a killer rich texture and ample freshness. Chewy and rocky with great finesse and some green apple fruit. Lacey, juicy and slippery. Amazing purity and balance here and almost finished with some dry tannins. Just awesome. Like a white burgundy liquid drop amuse bouche. — 3 days ago

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