Red Burgundy

Domaine Bachelet

Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2014

Lyle Fass
9.3

Wonderful. Very pure. Sappy. Earth and red cherries. The cherry vividness is stunning. Gorgeous aromas. Elegant and juicy. So deep and pure. Palate has perfect blend of a little fruit and earth. Awesome. — 5 days ago

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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC)

La Tâche Pinot Noir 1996

Tasted blind. Dark murky red color. Notes of cherries... black cherries, tart cherries, lotsa cherries. Some cranberries and a little herbalness too. Masculine and brooding in the mouth. Seems really big, with tannins still present and lots of acidity. I guessed 95 Dugat Griotte. This needs another decade or two of slumber to develop more. Brought by a friend who said this was the first bottle he pulled from a case he bought on release. I hope to remain his friend. — 6 days ago

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Tom Casagrande

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“I hope to remain his friend.” Good one!
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The best of the best... bravo!

Domaine de la Juvinière

Pinot Noir 2017

Surprisingly elegant with delightful raspberry lightness and a touch of undergrowth to the fresh tannins that adds an intriguing edge. Perfectly balanced, juicy & fresh and highly drinkable. — 12 days ago

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Domaine Faiveley (Joseph Faiveley)

Les Cazetiers Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2013

Dark fruited and oaky. Plenty of stuffing here, but it's just not my kind of red Burg. Blackberries and plums on the nose, with heaps of earthy forest floor character and vanillin oak. The palate is quite concentrated and comes across as sucking on a blackcurrant lozenge. Oaky spice flows from the mid-palate, and finishes meaty with hints of earthy minerals. There's definitely balance and complexity here, but just lacks a little finesse. I guess some might even call this classic Gevrey, but where does Rousseau fit in that definition 🤣 — 15 days ago

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Domaine Calot

Cuvée Unique Vieilles Vignes Morgon Gamay 2004

16 year old beaujoulais! this was shy in the first 30 mins after popping the cork but afterwards it was a different story. the aged red fruit is just picture perfect and a lot of savory and floral notes here. definitely a “drink now” bottle in a really prime drinking window. happy to see what an old soul Morgon tastes like, it’s. a beauty — 2 days ago

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Joseph Drouhin

Grands-Echezeaux Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2002

Mike R
9.2

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 — 6 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Perhaps it needed much more time to wake up from an 18 year slumber?
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@Mike R Mike great post and a wonderful wine from a top tier producer. Have a great weekend Cheers 🍷

Domaine Chavy-Chouet

Sous la Chapelle Volnay Pinot Noir 2014

Lyle Fass
9.3

This is in a great place now. Gorgeous nose. Beautiful earthiness on a bed of mid season cherries. Stunning and vivid wet earth. Haunting and spellbinding aromas like great Volnay can get. Very red fruited. Palate is elegant, fresh and super juicy. So clean and vivid with lovely mid season and sour cherry fruit. Lots of it and very succulent. Love 14. Love the transparency. So long. Great showing. — 2 days ago

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Joseph Drouhin

Beaujolais Nouveau Gamay 2019

Nose has cut cherry, crushed blackberry and (faint) banana.

Palate has black cherry, red currant, ripe blackberry and medium tannins.

This is certainly an oddity of the Nouveau style, some weight and complexity to the palate, considerable color extraction shows a very dark ruby color in the glass. Blindly tasting, I might not guess it is what it is... 2019 looks to be a decent vintage for Drouhin.

This may be the best Nouveau I can recall in many years of tasting, wow!
— 8 days ago

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Domaine Chavy-Chouet

Les Chanlins 1er Cru Pommard Pinot Noir 2015

Lyle Fass
9.4

This is low key one of the most incredible wines from Chavy-Chouet. Classic Pommard nose. Stones, underbrush and refined yet brambly red fruits. A lot more is buried under there. Spice and smoke and clearly defined minerals after some air. Really a wow nose. Incredible purity and balance with sour cherry and sweet cherry fruit of the mid season kind. Very pure. Delicious. Great freshness and balance as well. Elegant and pure. Long. Gorgeous tannins. Substantial yet pure. Such energy and precision. Elegant and powerful. The most “Barolo” of all the Burgundy villages. Great stuff . — 2 days ago

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Domaine Lafarge Vial

Clos Vernay Fleurie Gamay 2015

Lyle Fass
9.0

Needed 2 hours. Minimum. Nose is super mineral. Some cherry. Still almost mute at 2 hours. Palate is round and squishy with good freshness. Not the purest wine. A bit lacking in fruit sweetness. But well made. But also lacking in inspiration.

Overnight this improved and gained depth, fruit and character. 8.8 to 9.0.
— 9 days ago

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