Red Burgundy

Denis (Isabelle et Denis) Pommier

Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2016

The evening theme is Pinot Noir from unexpected areas.
A red Chablis, sourced from three parcels between Venoy and Chablis; one location is the Ferme de Couverte which is the hill above Vaudésir. 🦄 🍷

Nose has syrupy kirsch, very ripe cherry, very ripe black currant and moist limestone. Incredibly fruity, reminiscent of many Oregon wines, on the edge of being too much fruit. 🍒💣(Can't believe I'm writing that!)

Palate has super sweet ripe cherry, brambly-stemmy notes are well integrated, acidity is sharp but soft edges.

I'm completely caught off guard by this bottle. Yet, I should have known that the Chardonnay masters in Chablis would have just done an amazing job with Pinot Noir grown in the same conditions. Damn it, I barely bought any of this and that was my mistake, plus 2016! What was I thinking? Won't under commit to this wine in the future, perfect sipper and very accessible.

Decanted ~3hrs.
— 5 days ago

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Jean-Claude Lapalu

Le Rang du Merle Beaujolais-Villages Gamay 2011

Super floral! Needs a few hours (a day really) to come around but after that it’s all lilacs and dried roses with strawberries, cherries, dead leaves, green peppercorns, and wet earth. Drinking like a dream at the moment but not sure how much time the 2011 has left in it. I would drink now or soon. — 9 days ago

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Lapalu is brilliant and they age!
9.1

Jean Foillard

"Cuvée Corcelette" Morgon Gamay 2017

Simply one of the best corcelette I have had. Awesome at every step. Great length, great width, intoxicating nose, and superb finish. All along a bright juicy cherry and a real complexity are taking the stage by storm. Not far from a masterpiece. — 8 days ago

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Claude Dugat

Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2012

Cherry, raspberry, iron, earth, rose petals a bit of barnyard at first. Is that orange peel too lingering in there. Easy going, no secondary, no tertiary, plain simple and efficient nose. The palate is acid driven with raspberry and cherry all along and some tannins coming in the rear to give a nice mouth feel and an impression of chewing it. The finish is delicate with fruits and rose. Not grand, not overwhelming, not showing off but a delicate, well crafted burgundy which plays above its league. — 3 days ago

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Jean-Marc Burgaud

Les Charmes Morgon Gamay 2017

Smoky minerals, black cherry, orange peel, violets, spice cake, licorice- just a few notes. There’s a lot going on here and it’s intensely satisfying. Grainy tannins, very lengthy finish. Just a superb young Morgon with effortless style and composure whose best years are still well ahead. — 5 days ago

Aravind, Daniel P. and 3 others liked this

Paul-Henri Thillardon

Les Carrières Chénas Gamay 2017

Amazing how much there is left to discover. Chenas, so under the radar, is on par with the best of Beaujolais.

This is exceedingly well balanced, complexed - full bodied but feminine. Aromas exude youth - fresh berries and perfumed flowers. Little bit of orange and raspberry - good chew and acid with velvety plush. Zero tannin nod to Guy Breton - every bit as good.
— 11 days ago

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Domaine Joseph Roty

Cuvée de Pressonnier Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2005

This comes from a single plot that was part of Gevrey-Chambertin until 1964. Some of the vines on property date back to 1925. The structure is alive and well. Wine is in a really good spot. — 13 hours ago

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Louis Claude Desvignes

Javernières Morgon Gamay 2005

Lyle Fass
9.2

Been a long time since I’ve had one of these. Nose starts off closed but then it stays to unfurl. Red berry, cranberry and cherry fruit. Licorice and even a hint of grapefruit. Palate is dazzlingly fresh and vibrant with gorgeous velvety tannins and terrific length. Still seems young at 15. What wines these were in their youth. Can’t believe how glacially they are aging. Fruit is there on the palate but not as much as I’d like there to be. — 2 days ago

Severn, Keith and 5 others liked this

Gérard Raphet

Les Grands Champs Cuvée Unique Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2017

Very cherry driven for about 27$ excellent! Hint of lime. This is showing extremely well the next day after being open for 15 hours bravo 👍. Buy this to get an intro into Burgs. Meritage Encinitas. — 13 days ago

Mark, Severn and 6 others liked this

Domaine Xavier Durand

Les Boutières Aloxe-Corton Pinot Noir 2016

Lyle Fass
9.4

Fantastically deep nose of spice, sap, framing oak, dark cherry fruit and loads of mineral. Superbly fruited and well defined nose. Palate is sweet and super mineral with lovely freshness and complexity along with terrific driving energy. Terrific sap and purity. Very good. Will age 15 years. — 15 days ago

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