Le Grand Noir

Henri Jayer

Échezéaux Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1999

This seemed flat & not correct so another btl was opened & although better it had the same profile. Martine acknowledged the 99 Ech always showed this way. This was my least favorite Echezeaux. — 3 days ago

Ryan, Weijie and 7 others liked this

Domaine Armand Rousseau

Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2007

Drinking beautifully that is polished & still on the younger side. Notes of dark cherry, berry fruits, crushed rock, spice & rose petal. — 2 days ago

Jan, Ryan and 5 others liked this

Domaine Faiveley (Joseph Faiveley)

Corton-Clos des Cortons Faiveley Grand Cru 2010

Cherry compote, red rose, green tea , and spiced aromas framed by exceptionally clean fruit flavors, good acidity and palate cleansing tannins. Deliciously good now; lots of life remaining. — 6 days ago

Gavin Williams
with Gavin
Larry, Keith and 2 others liked this

Domaine Mugneret-Gibourg

Echezeaux Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2011

Dense & structured showing dark cherry, berry fruits, earthy & meaty with savory spices & violets — 10 days ago

Tom, Severn and 14 others liked this

Georges Lignier et Fils

Clos-Saint-Denis Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2013

Shay A

I don’t think I can remember a burgundy that has smelled so much like a northern Rhône wine. Loved the aromatics! A distinct blood/iron note with herbs, earthiness, and crunchy cranberry. Slightly darker profile on the palate with tar, black raspberries, rose petals and some spice. Good acidity here...not sharp nor flabby, with a soft profile after a short decant. — 4 days ago

Clare GilletteWeston Eidson
with Clare and Weston
Paul, Severn and 28 others liked this

Jean-Claude Boisset

Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2016

Again the JCB collection was impressive. This Mazis was no exception. Surprised by how well it drinks right now. Deep garnet almost black in color. Finesse and focus on the palate. Deep black cherry, root beer and figs. Slight herb and mushroom on the finish. — 4 months ago

Mike, Doctor and 20 others liked this

Domaine Faiveley (Joseph Faiveley)

Échezeaux Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2011

Jeremy Shanker

I disliked the 11s for the longest time, but they are coming around finally! — 4 days ago

Ryan, Daniel P. and 6 others liked this

Claude Dugat

Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2001

Once again, SC describes this nicely, so I'll leave his notes here:

One of those special and unique Burgundy. Extremely elegant, velvety, with that unique typical "Griotte" expression. Very precise. Unlike othee Grand Cru's from Dugat, the oak here is more than intergrated behind a gorgeous violet bouquet.

I thought this was wonderful. Blue fruited and very floral nose, with a touch of oak. Palate brings about some delicious spice, bright cherries and plums, and clear precision with the acidity and finish. There's a real rustic touch with the tannins, although very fine. Begs for even more age in my opinion, but drinks phenomenally now!
— 12 days ago

Hanibal, Neil and 18 others liked this


Bouzy Grand Cru Brut Champagne

Prior notes still apply, wonderful bottle!

Nose is lightly briney, fresh sage and peppercorn and cold yellow apple.
Palate has chalky red fruits, abundant red & yellow cherry, great acid and even better mineral texture.

I usually decant this bottle to alleviate some of the bubbles (they're crazy), but opted to not today. We're sitting by the chimenea this afternoon, so I'm just letting the bottle air out in the ice bucket.
— 8 days ago

Paul, Alex and 22 others liked this

Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux

Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2009

This was really singing showing dark cherry, berry, earth, forest floor, mineral & Vosne Romanee spice. — 4 days ago

Ryan, Weijie and 6 others liked this