Morges, La Côte

Domaine de la Ville

Parcelle No 982 Sélection Nature Grand Cru Gamay 2017

One my favorite and most talented vignerons in La Côte. Corentin grows its vines according to biondynamic principles and for his cuvées nature the winemaking approach is particularly minimalist. The vineyards are wonderful with lots of biodiversity and facing the Mont-Blanc... The overall sensation is that of youth and of a sweet day of spring. The Gamay juice is pure with the fruit coming forward with a beautiful nose rich with red berries and some sweet spices. The taste is clean with good balance, excellent minerality and a spicy finish. Today it showed lovely paired with a wild boar sausage, spätzli, caramelized pear and strawberry and rhubarb jam. — 4 days ago

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. — 7 days ago

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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. — 5 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.

Caves Cidis

La Côte Gamaret

Loooved this. — 17 days ago

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. — a day ago

Gavin Williams
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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!
— 7 days ago

Hanibal, Neil and 18 others liked this

Janotsbos

Rully Chardonnay 2015

Just concluded our annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Nose has (cold) cut strawberry, coconut husk, under-ripe mango, dried apricot, dried pineapple, fresh pineapple and a neutral wood aspect.
Palate has yellow cherry, pineapple core, mango+papaya smoothie with light oak influence.
Very satisfying bottle, so young still, future bottles can be 2022+ at a minimum.
— 18 days ago

Mark, E and 24 others liked this
Lyle Fass

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Rully Rully good note.

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. — 4 days ago

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Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé

Bonnes Mares Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1999

Alex Lallos
9.2

Beautiful color. At first we thought it was off but that quickly blew off. Slightly evolved nose but still in a lovely spot. Hoisin sauce, dark plum and dusty cherry on the nose. Fresh and supple on the palate. Long finish like silk. — 10 days ago

Ben EdwardsLee Lightfoot
with Ben and Lee
Sylvain, David and 4 others liked this
Ben Edwards

Ben Edwards

Shit was corked!!!
7.5

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC)

Grands Échézeaux Pinot Noir 2014

Somm offered me this at half off of their wine list. I could not refuse. Beautiful vintage but needs a lot more time. — 2 hours ago

Hermes, Stephen and 3 others liked this
Stephen Pierron

Stephen Pierron

Wow....hope to experience a glass one day! Enjoy!