Red Burgundy

Domaine A.-F. Gros (Anne & Francois Gros)

Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2011

Клюквенно-брусничный морс, красный грейпфрут, чуть медицинских трав, розмарин. Легкое тело с сочной кислотностью и едва заметными танинами. Естественно, напряжённо, тонко и прозрачно, с выразительной чистотой мякоти красных ягод. Элегантная натуральная простота. Выпивается незаметно. — 3 days ago

Rin
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Maison Albert Bichot

La Madone Fleurie Gamay 1966

Ever wondered what a 50 year old Beaujolais tastes like? It was very Burgundian! I initially though Savigny from a colder vintage but it was almost impossibly light in colour and that telltale note of beetroot was there in the background. A surprisingly good 1966 Bichot Fleurie! — 2 days ago

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Domaine Bachelet

Vieilles Vignes Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 2009

Starts with beguiling fragrance of crushed black fruits, stem-like, musky, anise notes (Bachelet de-stems Pinot) that blossoms into full blown Pinosity. There’s a beautiful purple edge to the color, which is something you don’t see in wines of this age: a very good sign for further cellaring. Flavors combine fruit and savory with smooth tannins/mouthfeel and lengthy finish. Punches way above it’s class. — 4 days ago

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Domaine des Maisons Neuves

Brouilly Pere & Fils Selection Vielles Vignes 2017

Tart cherries, blueberries, earth. Round and velvety on the palate, low tannin.
Beautiful and elegant. Beaujolais is casting its spell on me.
— 2 days ago

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Domaine Dujac

Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2001

Nice reddish tawny color, translucent with depth. Bright ripe bing cherry dominated nose. Notes of rhubarb, cherries, moist forest floor, a little menthol and some steminess. Still chewy in the mouth but well balanced, especially after an hour of air. Good stuff. Should get better with more time in the bottle though. — 6 hours ago

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François Mikulski

Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2015

Bright, tart cherries, fresh cracked rocks, crushed dried leaves, cinnamon stick, white mushroom and pink peppercorn. Very solid for the price point which is par for the course with Mikulski. Give this an hour or two to open up. The fruit dominates on pop n pour. The secondary flavors need some air to surface. — 6 days ago

Diana L
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Marcel Lapierre

Morgon Gamay 2014

David T
9.2

If you want to impress a Somm with a bottle of wine, bring a Grand Cru Gamay. I hate using the term Beaujolais. It gives a lot of people the lesser impression of Beaujolais Nouveau which, equates to the impression left by Blue Nun in the 70’s/early 80’s and Yellow Tail in and around 2000.

This is one of my favorite producers of Gamay, a member of the “Gang of Four”; Lapierre, Thevenet, Foillard & Breton. There is a fifth honoree member to the “Gang of Four”, Yvon Metras, who I enjoy equally. If you want to finally appreciate this varietal, look for one of these producers from Morgan or Fleurie.

The nose reveals; dark cherries, blackberries, dark plum, stewed plum, baked strawberries, blueberry hues, spearmint, granitic minerals/soil, dark berry cola, thyme, rich forest floor, touch of cinnamon, very light caramel, dark chocolate, Indian spices, berry bubblegum, touch of band-aid, steeped fruit teas, limestone minerals, a whiff of black pepper, dark red, purple fresh flowers with shades of violets.

The body is full, rich and guides over the palate. It shows some tannins. The structure & tension are still big. The length and balance are at the beginnings of truly rounding into butterfly form. Still will benefit from 5 plus years in bottle. Bright red florals are far more pronounced on the palate. Ripe/bright; dark tart cherries, blackberries, dark plum, stewed plum, baked strawberries, half baked rhubarb with lovely blueberry hues, blood orange & dry raisins. Spearmint, tree sap, granitic minerals/soil pressed in to the palate, dark berry cola, orange peel, thyme, rich forest floor, touch of cinnamon, very light caramel, dark chocolate, Indian spices, berry bubblegum, touch of band-aid, steeped fruit teas, limestone minerals, hints of black pepper, dark red, purple fresh flowers with shades of violets. The acidity is like a warm summer rain shower. The long, rich, ripe, well balanced, elegant finish is nicely persistent for minutes.

12% ABV 👍

Photos of; Domaine Marcel Lapierre, Marcel Lapierre (may he RIP-2010), Marcel’s son and current Winemaker-Matheiu Lapierre and their Morgan Vineyard.
— 18 days ago

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David T

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@Dawn Emory Hold it a couple/three years, so much rounder/softer & complex. Yes, I thought as I was writing that, I am really dating myself. 😉
Ming Liang

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My experience with Cru Beaujolais has been so so. Will look for the bottles from the producers you mentioned.
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@Ming Liang I would never say a wine or varietal is for everyone. However, I think, if you give a few of the high quality producers (of said varietal) a try after letting them resolve in bottle awhile, then, it’s fair to say, “meh, not for me!” Look forward to your thoughts when you try one or two. Cheers! 🍷

Louis Latour

Château Corton Grancey Corton Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2005

David T
9.2

This one started out with lean fruits and a fair amount of dry earth. But, after two hours in the decanter, put on weight, body thickened with creamy texture, dark currants, dark chocolate, soft baking spices with soft minerality, moist forest floor earthiness and withering dark flowers. Ended well with our dessert of dark chocolate and strawberries.

Thank you Christina for sharing this Grand Cru Burgundy with us.

Photos of; Domaine Louis Latour, cellar area, Pinot grapes from Corton Grancey, as well as, the vineyard.
— 3 days ago

James Christina Champagne
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I see you needed to also open Corton tonight, and best me by one vintage. 🤦‍♂️
David T

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This was part of last nights dinner with friends. Certainly had no thought of upstaging you or anyone. ✌️
Severn Goodwin

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We'll never upstage each other, but I'm having Affogato now and I'm in heaven.

Domaine Laurent & Karen Boussey

Volnay Pinot Noir 2016

Mos def young. I’d wait 3 years. Nose is why you buy volvay. Cherry and earth. Palate is tight but it has the stuff. Cherry, cherry cough syrup ( in a good way) acidity. Licorice. Very good. Should be great in 3 years. Bought from Fass selections. As this opens the fruit is coming out. And some like godly licorice. This has upside as it ages. Which is pretty crazy given the qpr today. ... this really needs a 90 minute decant at this point. At this point lush dense cherry fruit Almost like it has some chocolate but it doesn’t if that makes sense. — 6 days ago

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Domaine Alain Burguet

Cuvée Mes Favorites Vieilles Vignes Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 2010

Great expression for a village
Old vines
We found a brilliant color
The spectrum of the aromas goes from little red berries to cardamom, coriander a plenty more
A very complex nose leads to a pleasant and enjoyable palate which finishes long in the aftertaste, a bit exotic and very elegant
Very happy with thus bottle
First bottle of the Burgundy Course
— 2 days ago

Mauro Gabrielefrancesco scalavinoGiulio Bignozzi
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