Beaune, Côte De Beaune

Domaine Michel Rebourgeon

Les Noizons Pommard Pinot Noir 2020

Lyle Fass
9.5

What a deep stoney nose. Ripe black cherry fruit and a compote aspect. Dense, brooding and layered. Incredibly vivid fruit. A saline aspect as well. Gorgeous. Palate is stunning. Bright but dark fruits and amazing freshness. So sappy and pure and elegant. The elegance in the kid’s wines has really ramped up. Beautiful wispy yet velvety and sweet tannins but not too sweet. A raspberry coulis aspect and lip smacking freshness on the finish. I love the 2020’s here. Terrific inner mouth aromas and insane opulence. So juicy and energetic. The tannins are super high quality and the fruit is dark and opulent but just so perfect. Not overdone and owns its darkness and opulence. Silky and sweet and so long. A brilliant bottle. The fruit never quits on the finish even as it takes a detour for the minerals to express themselves. Almost a 9.6.

This has come alive after many hours. Nose is more integrated. Much more. Gorgeous raspberry and cherry. Wow. Palate is insanely juicy and fruit is more red. Sappy as all can be. Brilliant.
— 2 days ago

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Domaine François Buffet

Carelles sous la Chapelle Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2020

Lyle Fass
9.6

Always one of the most elegant 1er Crus in Volnay. Nose is a bit reticent as we start off with light cherry and some herbals plus some sweet black cherry fruit. Also some reduction which will blow off. Lovely bramble desiccated leaves and super wet earth and soil tones. What a palate. Teeming with energy and freshness. Wow great acidity here and tremendous fruit. Terrific inner mouth aromas and stunning sapidity. So elegant and structured with incredibly deep fruit. What length and seriousness! This is the first 2020 i’ve tasted that needs 3-5 years in the cellar. Amazing sweet tannins and they are so finely knit like a cashmere sweater. This is brilliant! I’ll be back as it opens. This got so complex and expansive with air. Stunning depth and purity. Really incredible complexity and a vast array of flavors. — 7 days ago

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Domaine François Buffet

Volnay Pinot Noir 2020

Lyle Fass
9.4

Gorgeous nose. Luscious dark black cherries and darker red cherries. Ethereal and heavenly. So deep and so enveloping. Gorgeous dusty tree bark, some soy as well. Stunning. Best village nose of any Buffet Volnay I’ve had. The fruit clarity is off the charts. Superb complexity and freshness and the fruit is way redder on the palate. Amazing compact quality and so pure and balanced. Complex and so mineral. This is profoundly delicious. A lithe but substantial structure. Gorgeous saline aspect on the nose. Wow the mineral/fruit combo is only something Burgundy can do at this level. Now the florals are kicking in. What sweet, velvety tannins. A beautiful bottle of Volnay. This improved vastly with air, getting darker, more dark fruit driven and so sapid. brilliant! — 7 days ago

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Domaine François Buffet

Champans Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2020

Lyle Fass
9.5

Stunning nose of terrific tiny berry fruit intensity. Tweed coat. Some herbals. Classic and so old school. Ripe and gritty. Kirsch. Beautiful fruit. Floral, expansive and so detailed. I could get lost in this nose. Huge fruit on the palate and wow on the mid palate. Sweet, concentrated and elegant but man this is young. Big tannins and super juicy with black cherry and terrific freshness but obviously needs some air to get more integrated. Stoney for Volnay. Huge structure like the other Buffet wines and the fruit core is stunning and they are toothsome but man is this young and backwards and I know air will help it as the finish is insanely backwards. Nose is getting more floral with air. As it airs it gets more elegant and complete. Tremendous fruit and grip. Like a squeegee of fruit. Black and dark. And so much.

This has mega potential and is as classic a Champans as i’ve ever had. 9.4 to 9.5 with air.
— 20 hours ago

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Michel Rebourgeon

Pommard Rugiens 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2020

Lyle Fass
9.6

OMG nose. Great terroir cannot be fucked with. It cannot. Black opulent cherries, hint of sweet wood, floral, dark, brooding. This is the EMO vineyard of Pommard. Insane and intense minerality. What mineral lift. Stunning nose. 9.7? 9.8? I don’t know. But it’s up there. Elite. Elite. Concentrated and intense but oh so young. Faboosh complexity and juiciness. Fruit is extraordinary but also needs air to show its true self. Man what a stoney Rugiens. Nose now showing kirsch. But a black kirsch. Energetic and so delineated and what insane fruit and finesse. Super complex and light as a feather but also deep, contemplative and dense. Wow. Stunning. A tick below 19. — 19 hours ago

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Domaine François Buffet

Clos Micot Pommard 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2020

Lyle Fass
9.5

Glorious nose. Classic Pommard stoniness. Floral tones as well and dark black cherries. Gorgeous and fragrant. Cannot stop smelling. So classic. Gorgeous palate with top finesse and lovey sweet red cherry fruit and tremendous confectionery inner mouth aromas. Juicy and stoney tannins. After air the nose has strawberry and rhubarb. Really a 9.6 nose. It’s so spicey and floral and stoney. Gorgeously fruited and compact. Just a brilliant bottle. Velvety and sweet. So long. Such a nice contrast of decadent and cerebral. This is a wine that will benefit from age. It’s got a significant structure and classic Pommard tannins. But they are so sweet and the length is just boffo! What a wine. — 5 days ago

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Lucien Le Moine

Bourgogne Rouge Pinot Noir 2018

Smooth, bright red fruits. A bit of a heavy hand on the oak, too much vanilla showing through. — 8 days ago

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Michel Rebourgeon

Les Perrières Pommard Pinot Noir 2020

Lyle Fass
9.5

Really stoney nose and lovely deep cherry liquor/compote but is belied by a sense of freshness. Wow the palate is just gorgeous. Amazing freshness and big red and sour cherries with a treacly texture. Super elegant and lithe. Wow the fruit on this is just incredible. Love the tanginess of the palate and the intense lift and high acid allied with bouncy sweet fruit. The nose has a lovey soil aroma now. Such a deep stoniness and also strawberry compote. So complex. A clear step up from the Trois Terroirs and Cuvee William. Terrific inner mouth fruit and energy. Just overflowing with fruits. But finished with cleansing minerals and just the right amount of opulence. This is fantastic. Really dense, yet light and mineral but also contemplative and that core of bright red fruits. A wine of contrasts. — 5 days ago

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Michel Rebourgeon

Carelle Sous La Chapelle Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2020

Lyle Fass
9.5

Haunting and classic nose. Elegant and gorgeous mid to late season cherries. Lifted and bright. Gorgeous depth, refinement and minerality. Superb juiciness and energy. Lovely acidity and depth. Treacly and ripe but so complex. I love this. A tick below the 19. Now the stoney minerality shows up on the nose as does the florals. Classic and beautiful. Saline. Unreal purity. Juicy and so complex with ripe and sweet tannins and wonderful sweet fruit. A bit young and tooti frooti but air will regulate it. That nose is so good and the the highlight so far. Superb length on the palate. — 19 hours ago

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Domaine François Buffet

Clos des Chênes Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2020

Lyle Fass
9.8

Just insane nose. Heaven. Haunting. Ethereal. Elite Chenes. Floral. Raspberry. Blackberry. Black cherry. Stunning depth and so so elite. 9.9. nose. One can get lost in it. Soft pillow on the nose. OMG nose. A why we hunt Burgundy nose. OMFG palate. Sweet, sappy, silky and so complex. Classy and so distinctive. So well knit. Inner mouth florals. Velvet is amazing. This might be a 9.9. So concentrated. Elite precision. OMG the finish keeps going and going. Why is this not a 9.9? not sure. — 20 hours ago

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