Domaine Billard-Gonnet

Clos des Mouches Beaune 1er Cru Chardonnay

9.410 ratings
9.55 pro ratings
Beaune, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.5

After 6 years this is starting to really strut its stuff and live up the exalted status of this great 1er Cru. Nose of lemon zest, lemon curd, mineral, kiss of oak, a little muted for now as a bit cold but palate is unreal. Huge density and richness with terrific acidity and freshness. Massively mineral finish with serious structure and concentration. Finish is compact and comes across as massive yet closed. Very pure and just superb quality. Very complex finish and really all the way through.Stunning showing. Great terroir. Wish i would have waited longer and i rarely say that.

After 6 years this is starting to really strut its stuff and live up the exalted status of this great 1er Cru. Nose of lemon zest, lemon curd, mineral, kiss of oak, a little muted for now as a bit cold but palate is unreal. Huge density and richness with terrific acidity and freshness. Massively mineral finish with serious structure and concentration. Finish is compact and comes across as massive yet closed. Very pure and just superb quality. Very complex finish and really all the way through.Stunning showing. Great terroir. Wish i would have waited longer and i rarely say that.

Sep 15th, 2019
Tom Kobylarz

Beautiful wine, showing elegant pear and apple,white flowers, a light and perfectly integrated oak influence is countered with lush acidity and a deep sense of minerality.

Beautiful wine, showing elegant pear and apple,white flowers, a light and perfectly integrated oak influence is countered with lush acidity and a deep sense of minerality.

1 person found it helpfulSep 18th, 2015
Matthew Christ

The thermonuclear weapon that will end all wars. Amazing. Wow.

Wow.

The thermonuclear weapon that will end all wars. Amazing. Wow.

Wow.

1 person found it helpfulNov 20th, 2014
Michael Foggia

Michael had this 6 years ago

Michael had this 6 years ago

1 person found it helpfulNov 20th, 2014
Tom Casagrande

The awesome opening wine of a great dinner. So complex and balanced and long. If I were a rich man, 🎶🎵🎶🎵, I'd drink more of this.

The awesome opening wine of a great dinner. So complex and balanced and long. If I were a rich man, 🎶🎵🎶🎵, I'd drink more of this.

May 7th, 2017
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.7

The CDM no one knows but should.

The CDM no one knows but should.

Nov 20th, 2014
Matthew Christ

On advice of a dear friend and wine guru @Lyle Fass I am drinking my 13 whites. What a gem this is right now. Amazing color. Palate has some crazy fruit overtones (pineapples?) and a really nice long finish. YMMV in 13, so drink em if you got em

On advice of a dear friend and wine guru @Lyle Fass I am drinking my 13 whites. What a gem this is right now. Amazing color. Palate has some crazy fruit overtones (pineapples?) and a really nice long finish. YMMV in 13, so drink em if you got em

Dec 11th, 2020
Matthew Christ

Delicious. Too young. Rats.

Delicious. Too young. Rats.

Aug 24th, 2016
Matthew Cohen

Nice fruit. Dense waxy mouthfeel. Integrated wood. Needs a couple of years to really shone but a great wine.

Nice fruit. Dense waxy mouthfeel. Integrated wood. Needs a couple of years to really shone but a great wine.

Dec 14th, 2014