Jean-Claude Rateau

Les Bressandes Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir

9.137 ratings
9.16 pro ratings
Beaune, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, White Fish, Pasta, Pungent Cheese, Goat & Feta Cheese, White Rice, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Squash & Root Vegetables, Meaty & Oily Fish, Cheddar & Gruyere, Potato, Nuts & Seeds, Salads & Greens, Herbs, Chili & Hot Spicy, Beans & Peas, Soft Cheese, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Oyster, Mussel, Clam, Chicken, Duck, Turkey, Oyster, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Meredith Hu

Tart red and black cherry, cranberry, and blueberry. Plenty of dried leaves and earth. Well integrated new oak (20%). Good acidity with supple tannins. Moderate alcohol.

Tart red and black cherry, cranberry, and blueberry. Plenty of dried leaves and earth. Well integrated new oak (20%). Good acidity with supple tannins. Moderate alcohol.

Jul 31st, 2019
Craig Goldschmidt

Wow! Extremely concentrated, with intense tart cherry and raspberry. Tobacco and earth follows up the fruit. One of the best pinots I’ve ever had. Seems like it would be even better with a little more age on it, since the acidity was pretty high (too high for my girlfriend)

Wow! Extremely concentrated, with intense tart cherry and raspberry. Tobacco and earth follows up the fruit. One of the best pinots I’ve ever had. Seems like it would be even better with a little more age on it, since the acidity was pretty high (too high for my girlfriend)

1 person found it helpfulAug 31st, 2017
Andrew Whittle

Co-Owner/Director Summit Estate Wines

9.3

2009 vintage - enjoyed this wine - spice & some barnyard on the nose with oodles of dark fruit on the palate - worked well with French/Thai fusion

2009 vintage - enjoyed this wine - spice & some barnyard on the nose with oodles of dark fruit on the palate - worked well with French/Thai fusion

Jun 4th, 2015
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.0

Ultra ripe, extroverted and a little too much for me.

Ultra ripe, extroverted and a little too much for me.

Jul 19th, 2014
Sergio Licea

Raspberry jam, pomegranate juice, wet rocks, earth, slight violet, clove. Rounded acidity, juicy-satin texture, medium bodied, firm smooth velvet tannins, long fruity-earthy-slightly spicy finish. Took a few hours to open up, decanting strongly recommended. Rustic, old school Burgundy.

Raspberry jam, pomegranate juice, wet rocks, earth, slight violet, clove. Rounded acidity, juicy-satin texture, medium bodied, firm smooth velvet tannins, long fruity-earthy-slightly spicy finish. Took a few hours to open up, decanting strongly recommended. Rustic, old school Burgundy.

Nov 9th, 2017
Ethan Forrest

Real pretty and earthy, plenty of tannin and acid left to integrate

Real pretty and earthy, plenty of tannin and acid left to integrate

Sep 7th, 2017
Jamie Graves

Great Burgundy, nose deep in dirt, funk and dead flowers, body is tart, lean and mean, more mineral than fruit. Doesn't sing but has the ambition of a great song.

Great Burgundy, nose deep in dirt, funk and dead flowers, body is tart, lean and mean, more mineral than fruit. Doesn't sing but has the ambition of a great song.

Oct 23rd, 2015
Vineyard Gate Selections, LLC

2011 Jean-Claude Rateau Beaune 1er Cru Les Bressandes easy, luscious and pure

2011 Jean-Claude Rateau Beaune 1er Cru Les Bressandes easy, luscious and pure

Feb 4th, 2015
Riccardo Avenia

Riccardo had this 5 years ago

Riccardo had this 5 years ago

May 23rd, 2014
Bujar Yuri Tukuli

Bujar had this 6 years ago

Bujar had this 6 years ago

Feb 23rd, 2014