Le Grand Noir

Domaine des Croix (David Croix)

Les Grèves Corton Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2013

Decanted, notes from 2 hrs open. Nose shows leafy red fruit, mulberry, wild strawberry, and a cool cinnamon vanilla wafts through on the end. On the palate, lovely acidity, sour plum, wild strawberry, spice...the finish builds slowly with perfectly proportioned tannins. This is still a baby, and I'm not sure how much it speaks to Corton, but it is yummy, and has the potential to improve a lot with age. — 15 hours ago

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Domaine Leroy

Bonnes Mares Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1980

Beautifully soft fruit. Strawberry and dark berry but very light and intense. Some brambly complexity but this is a study in clarity and poise. Soft edges and classic Leroy transparency. Very good. — 11 days ago

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Domaine Jean Grivot

Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2001

Need to quit having wines like this... just fuels the Burgundy addiction — 4 days ago

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Domaine Faiveley (Joseph Faiveley)

Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2017

Tasted blind. Thought it would be a 1er cru cote de nuit...hard to place but thought from a solar vintage. When seeing the price i was shocked. This is not worth its price...maybe half its price — 14 days ago

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Domaine Mugneret-Gibourg

Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2000

Special stuff. Always a treat to have a grand cru burgundy especially if this caliber. Concentrated mulling spices, dense black fruit, stewed strawberries and the right amount of oak. My kind of wine. — 4 days ago

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Domaine Alain Burguet

Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2009

A dark Ruby in colour. Nose was closed. Very dense, brooding and youthful with so much potential. On the palate the Rich ripe berry fruit and earthiness was more apparent with spicy nuances appearing. This will be amazing in another 10 years once it loosens the shackles and probably go on for another 10 years after that. Thanks Mark for the opportunity to taste this beauty. — 11 days ago

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Maison Ilan

Aux Charmes Hautes Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2013

So...of course, if I’m drinking Maison Ilan, there is a story behind it. AFAIK, this was the last vintage that was released and I was fortunate(?) since many never received their allocation. My first of two bottles of “Aux Charmes Haut”. This was double-capsuled (no doubt by accident) which I found amusing. The cork was perfect and one of those super premium long sort of corks. The appearance in the glass was dark garnet bordering violet and a bit cloudy. From an enjoyment perspective, Day 1 was an utter waste. Too young. The bouquet was really intriguing with loads of dark and red fruits and spice but on the palate, this was completely coiled. All structure. I pushed the cork back in and waited for another day. On Day 4, I revisited, and it was in a much better spot. Ripe plums, dark cherries, bruised strawberries, forest floor, mushrooms...in that order. Still, it came across rather rustic, in a somewhat charming sort of way...but I never really fell head over heals for it either. No shortage of structure even on Day 4 gives me the feeling that the 2013 has a lot of life ahead. My last bottle will sit in the back of the cellar for some day long in the future and then I can once again recall the tales of this flash in the pan producer and what might have been. I would hold if anyone is still hanging on to these. — 12 hours ago

Joseph Drouhin

Grands-Echezeaux Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2002

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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 — 12 days ago

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@Mike R Mike great post and a wonderful wine from a top tier producer. Have a great weekend Cheers 🍷

Domaine Mugneret-Gibourg

Domaine Georges Mugneret Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1990

Reddish tawny and barely translucent. Notes of cherries, rhubarb, dark soil and a little menthol. Some sois bois. This was more impactful right after opening, then with a few hours of air the fruit faded. Nicely concentrated. Good balance of fruit and structure. — 12 days ago

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Domaine Bizot

Échézeaux Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2017

Domaine Bizot lunch today hosted by their winemaker Thomas Berry. This is a producer who’s wines are virtually impossible to find. They have 9 plots with an average yearly production at 9000 btls. Whole cluster with some new oak, very small yields & small amounts of sulphur added. Their wines are lush & pure with no intervention showing purity of fruit, sweet spices along with floral notes. They are so delicious now you can drink them young but will reward long term cellaring. (Aka Liger Belair) — 21 days ago

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