Monthélie, Côte De Beaune

Domaine Monthelie-Douhairet

Clos le Meix Garnier Monthélie Pinot Noir 2016

Red cherry, cranberry, pomegranate, raspberry, slight tomato, cinnamon, graham crackers. — 11 days ago

Douglas, Severn and 1 other liked this

Domaine des Comtes Lafon

Les Duresses Monthélie 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2015

The 2015 Monthélie 'Les Duresses' is a simply sensational wine from this legendary producer. Elegant and refined, this stunning red instantly begins to captivate with is gorgeous aromatics of wild raspberries and cherries, which are laced with fresh florals and smoky nuances that all come together beautifully. It goes on to further impress with its remarkable freshness and purity, as well as striking overall balance, as it seamlessly glides across the palate and gracefully comes to an end with a beautiful silky finish. Readers looking for a high-quality Burgundy to consume early should highly consider this brilliant Monthélie from Dominique Lafon, as it is utterly striking today, but should also drink exceptionally well over the course of the next decade. — a month ago

Eric, Keith and 15 others liked this

Mongeard-Mugneret

Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2015

By far my favorite of all the burgundies tasted yesterday. Very approachable, structured, fruit forward, medium bodied, with elegance and a smooth finish. Barnyard funk/ earth on the nose with red and dark cherries, rose petals, pomegranate, spices, oak, and vanilla. — 2 days ago

Iwan, David and 5 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Jacques Girard

Sous Frétille Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Chardonnay 2014

Lyle Fass
9.4

Gorgeous nose of lemon, minerals, lime rock candy, incredibly refined. Palate is like a baby Corton Chatlrlemagne with a kiss of oak, luscious Golden minerality, incredibly compact and complete with terrific energy, awesome sap and concentration with terrific purity and density. So clean and balanced with a terrific long finish. — 9 days ago

Aravind, Severn and 4 others liked this

Monthélie-Douhairet Porcheret

Cuvée Miss Armande Monthelie Pinot Noir 2016

Peter Monteleone
9.1

Pretty fantastic for C d Beaune Village — 11 days ago

Alex, Douglas and 1 other liked this

Domaine Jacques Prieur

Champs-Pimont Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2013

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8.9

My last bottle and a pleasure! White burgundy as it should be and in a reasonable price. This beautiful Beaune is at its peak with a lovely gold color, on the nose notes of cream, oak, citrus, hint of tropical fruit and mineral, a round medium smooth body with pleasant acidity and a delicious finish. My score 89, drink up — 3 days ago

Alex, Shawn and 7 others liked this

Louis Latour

Chassagne-Montrachet Chardonnay 2016

Probably would have been better with a decant of at least a couple of hours. This wine has a hint of honeyed almond and cashew on the nose. Also has a little bit of herbal quality. The entry of this wine is actually pretty round on the front. Buttercream. The middle is where this wine gains acidity and a dried herb and limestone, crushed rock character. Finishes with more acidity. This wine definitely had much more going on when it was closer to room temperature. Served at a restaurant, they tried like hell to keep it as cold as possible despite my attempts of taking the bottle out of the bucket... it always found its way back in... I sense there is quite a bit of improvement in the next 3 or 4 years. If I had to do it all over again though, I would probably leave this one alone, especially at the price. — 5 days ago

Shay, Dawn and 16 others liked this

Florent Garaudet

Les Champs-Fulliot Monthélie 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2014

Lyle Fass
9.5

Wow. Wide open. Bright cherries. Bing cherries. Very high toned. Very open. Mineral and gorgeous even citrusy aromas. Some tea as well. But really seems to have gotten there. Very very impressed. Palate is round and luscious with vibrant sweet fruit and a terrific mouthfeel and brilliant tannins. So velvety and pure. Dare I say best Garaudet red with some age on it I’ve had? Amazing 2014 transparency and freshness on display. — a month ago

Matthew Cohen
with Matthew
Severn, Aravind and 4 others liked this

Vincent Girardin

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay 1999

Light golden color and some nuttiness and butterscotch show its age and complement a mineral and fresh lemony core. Not as complex as would be ideal, but still very enjoyable unlike some prior bottles that were overly oxidized. — 3 days ago

Anthony De, Phil and 1 other liked this

Jean-Jacques Morel

La Traversaine Saint-Aubin Chardonnay 2016

Lyle Fass
9.4

Just brilliant. There is a zen harmony to these whites that is utterly magical. Nose of mineral, applesauce, apple spices, pear, sprigs of fresh grass just unreal and super unique. Not your typical white burg. Palate is just delightful. Saline and super mineral with green apple and unreal balance and purity. My god this is so ultra pure. Clean as a whistle with terrific, length, minerality and balance. Unreal long finish that is just perfect. What a great wine. — 4 days ago

Steve, Keith and 5 others liked this
Pär Sjölinder

Pär Sjölinder

Shame hes not continuing in Burgundy. A star.
Lyle Fass

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@Pär Sjölinder yes it is but he can’t deal with Burgundian bureaucracy so I understand. And he’s still got the Aussie wine.