Côte De Beaune, Burgundy

Bouchard Père et Fils

Vigne de l'Enfant Jésus Grèves Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2009

Better with a couple more years of age - last had in 2020. Oak has fully receded in a good way. Nice red fruit. Definitely quite restrained - the character is a bit hidden - but still holds together very well especially for a vintage I wasn’t expecting to like. — 12 days ago

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Bonneau du Martray

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay 2014

Mineral driven vineyard driven beauty . Lots of yellow fruit minerals , saline and white flowers . Dense and focused plate with lots of dry extract and saline on the log lingering finish . — 18 days ago

Ira, Aravind and 3 others liked this
John Osgood

John Osgood

Killer Greg!

Domaine Leflaiv

Les Pucelles Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 1996

Decanted for a few hours and taken to Kochi in Hells Kitchen. Light straw color. Vibrant and viscous in the glass. Old Leflaive petrol and reductive nose. Notes of citrus fruit, lemon crème, wet stones, petrol, tan spice, hazelnut and white flowers. Good balance of rich fruit with still strong acidity. Long finish. Bottles this fresh easily have a decade or more of pleasure in front of them. At peak but still has plenty to give. — a month ago

Josh, vinokeeno and 15 others liked this

Louis Latour

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay 2010

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9.2

Emirates First Class Cabin — 15 days ago

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Domaine Leflaive

Clavoillon Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2019

Presented to me double-blind at Tasting Group. The wine is a pale straw color with a silvery, watery rim. No signs of particles or gas. Medium+…actually closer to high viscosity. She thicc! On the nose, the wine is extremely expressive. Initially, I’m hit with a walk-in fridge of yellow flowers. There are muskmelons, cantaloupe and squishy, tropical fruit like a pineapple that’s been left on the counter for a week too long. Some fresh snap peas too, just for good measure. Minerals come across like crushed cinderblock. The wine was cold and somewhat difficult for me to assess if there was any use of oak but I was leaning towards, no. On the palate, the wine is dry with tremendous acid; easily in the medium++/high acid category. Here, I get mostly citrus fruit and very tart, tropical fruit similar to star fruit and maybe a little bit of underripe kiwi fruit. The minerals come across more chalky. And there’s a textural element that I’m getting that is beginning to confuse me. This was a gorgeous wine. I was absolutely in the Old World, even though this was very well endowed with fruit. I was between Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc or Riesling from Burgundy (Chablis), the Loire (Vouvray & Sancerre), and Mosel respectively…but nothing made me feel really confident. I was starting to lean GC Chablis…but instead, I went with my old nemesis, Sancerre (which has dinged me so many times in the past), 2020 vintage; from a world class producer. I didn’t really like the call the moment I said it and…well…shit. To be fair, this is my first time with this wine and had no idea the acid could be so high from Chardonnay. As time went by and the wine warmed in my glass, the oak became more apparent. I learned something today; to pay attention to those textural clues that point to malolactic fermentation and oak…even when the wine is served cold. Ultimately, this is a stunning wine and I would love to try this again with some years of cellar time. Drink now if you want to strip the enamel off your teeth and experience the fireworks of its youth or you can hold and enjoy over the next two decades. — 16 days ago

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Stefan Dolhain

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These wines age beautifully. Best white wine I ever tasted was Domaine Leflaive 1992 Chevalier-Montrachet , maybe 7 years ago...
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@Stefan Dolhain this was righteous

Domaine Leflaiv

Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay 1992

Clear and d steely. Bright, lifted and sharp. Beautiful focus. — 22 days ago

Matt LichtenbergPaul Woolls
with Matt and Paul
Jan, Tom and 7 others liked this

Domaine Henri Boillot

Clos de la Mouchère Monopole Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2014

Medium gold, darker than an 06 white burg next to it. Very quiet nose. Not giving up much, even with hours of air. Maybe some citrus, some funk. Faint acidity. But hard to pick up. Something was just off with this bottle… didn’t have notes of POX, was a little musty but not corked. Still drinkable and going to just chalk it up as “off”. — 13 days ago

Juan, Sharon and 8 others liked this

Domaine Leflaiv

Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay 1992

Gorgeous. Intense and lifted. Multi layered. Really fresh with great length. Wow. On the reveal, what happened to Leflaive that their wines show like this at 30 years yet 10 year old grand cru are a premox crapshoot? So disappointing when you see how these age. — 22 days ago

Matt LichtenbergPaul Woolls
with Matt and Paul
Jan, Bob and 9 others liked this

Domaine Marquis d'Angerville

Champans Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2012

Well structured volnay, light, licorice, red/black fruit…acid great, paired with oueff&meurette! — 14 days ago

Deb Dellaposta
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Domaine Dujac

Clos de la Roche Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2006

Alec Seysses is a big believer in his ‘06, says it’s better than the ‘05. Still, a group at our table found the intensity of the ‘10 made it the Clos de la Roche to put away. The ‘09 was related by Seysses as their first vintage with over-ripening concerns, however deftly handled. The ‘14 had large support as delicious and most enjoyable at present. Ripe, dense, and quite open was the ‘19 with a huge future. The ‘17 Clos de la Roche was also served. Sneaking into the picture, and maybe my favorite of the night, was the ‘17 Clos Saint-Denis (see score). — 7 days ago