Santenay, Côte De Beaune

Paul Chapelle

Gravières Santenay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2012

What a deal/qpr -& released with some age. Persistent cherry life savers, some gamey notes. I used a big ol Pinot Noir glass for first time, kinda fun. Day 2 notes: so much deeper & nuanced, with the cherry life savers giving way to a meatier, meaner body. The QPR is now glowing. — 13 days ago

Severn, Anthony and 6 others liked this

Jean-Marc Pillot

Les Champs Claude Santenay Pinot Noir 2016

Took a bit for it to open up, which I was surprised by but it’s good. Surprised. — 6 days ago

Domaine Pernot-Bélicard

Perrières Meursault 1er Cru Chardonnay 2018

A moderately expressive nose with white orchard fruit, some floral scents, bee wax and a touch of mint. The palate is amazing, complete, so well balanced, fine, elegant, classy and yet round and rich with just good backbone to go woth that width and that fullness, a very long delicious finish but mostly what impressed me the most is that texture, so envelopping, classy and perfect. I note generally on the low side and don’t give 94 too often but this is definitely the case.

Un nez moyennement expressif avec des notes de fruits blancs, de menthe, un petit côté floral et cure d’abeille. La bouche est magnifique, un équilibre exemplaire entre cette tension contenue, cette rondeur et richesse enveloppante sans être lourde, un vin plein, fin et riche à la fois, mais c’est surtout cette texture qui m’a séduite et m’a impressionné, quelle classe, une très longue finale savoureuse vient couronner le tout. Je note assez bas généralement mais 93 ou 94 sans doute.
— 6 days ago

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David Moreau

Clos Rousseau Santenay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2014

Darker fruit. Bing cherries & some ripe raspberry notes. Bright, but more tannin in the structure than acid. Beautiful aromatics here with fresh red berries & black tea. — 20 days ago

Andrew, Brendan and 31 others liked this

Domaine Chanson (Chanson Père et Fils)

Champimonts Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2005

Palmer Emmitt
8.9

Aging gracefully. Notes consistent with last bottle 4 years ago - subtle, light and fruity - but maybe has gained a bit in terms of depth, or maybe my palate has evolved! Classic Burgundy earthy barnyard character has emerged and I like it. — 20 hours ago

Eric, Hugh and 4 others liked this

Domaine François Buffet

Taillepieds Volnay 1er Cru 2017

Lyle Fass
9.5

Dramatic nose of deep red cherries, spice, smoke and complex mineral tones. Super perfumed. Wow so so floral. Really really nice. Just a complete nose. Some floral, some fruit, hint of sweet wood, some mineral, core of cherry fruit and so expansive. Why we drink burgundy nose. Palate is super elegant with lovely, succulent red fruits and lovely concentration but also so restrained. Sweet, elegant tannins and terrific length. Terrific inner mouth aromas, soft but substantial. A hint of being closed but air will help as the 2017 volnay 1er Cru’s from Buffet need an hour or so.

9.4 to 9.5 overnight. Got elite, sweet and velvety. So good today.
— 6 days ago

Severn, Andrew and 14 others liked this

Domaine Faiveley (Joseph Faiveley)

Clos de l'Ecu Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2009

All the qualities one would expect from this type of wine. Depth, Beautiful aromatic notes of red cherry / strawberry still perennial, woody notes of oak barrels. And a whole range of aromatics linking the two: musk, undergrowth, mushroom. The finish unfolds on well-integrated woody tannins.

Toutes les qualités que l’on attend de ce type de vin. De la profondeur, De belles notes aromatiques de fruits rouges cerise/fraise encore vivaces, des notes boisées de fût de Chêne. Et tout une palette aromatiques reliants les deux: du musk, sous-bois, champignon. La finale se déploie sur des tanins boisés bien fondus.
— 9 days ago

Andrew, Tom and 20 others liked this

Domaine Bachey-Legros

Clos des Hâtes Vieilles Vignes Santenay Pinot Noir 2018

Fantastic. Very little on the nose, but fantastic ripe black fruits, great balance, nice balance — 12 days ago

Francoise & Denis Clair

Santenay Chardonnay 2018

Encore marqué par son élevage, patience... — 13 days ago

Bouchard Père et Fils

Clos Saint-Landry Beaune 1er Cru Chardonnay 2012

Medium lemon with aromas of ripe stone and tropical fruits and notes of honey. On the palate flavors of crisp apple and peach, with nutty notes, nice acidity, good balance. Smooth finish, medium-body with slight creamy touch on the ending. Still Nice! — 15 days ago

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