Pommard, Côte De Beaune

Domaine Billard-Gonnet

Chaponnières Pommard 1er Cru Vieilles Vignes Pinot Noir 2014

Lyle Fass
9.6

Glorious old school nose of plum, red cherry that is ethereal, spices and has such a deep stoniness. Tree bark. Citrus rind. Chestnut. Palate is super concentrated, sappy and fresh. Wonderful cut and grip. Still needs to flesh out but boy will it In the next few hours. Velvety tannins and rocky/sweet fruit. Barely sweet. This is a burg that puts hair on your chest. The minerality is profound! Wow. What a showing. Can’t wait to see how this evolves. Finish is firggin’ epic. Almost 9.6. Likely will get there.

24 hours later it is there. Gorgeous purity. Unreal clarity and balance. 9.5 to 9.6.
— 14 days ago

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Sounds fantastic 👍@Lyle Fass 🍷🍷
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Should have bought more
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@Pinotman /// Andreas yup. Got 14 rugiens bas up next!

Hospices de Beaune

Cuvée Dames Hospitalieres Beaune Pinot Noir 1971

This was holding up well & showing beautifully with sweet red cherry, nice spice, forest floor, truffle & rose petal. Sadly finding good btls of older Burgundy is becoming almost impossible to find. — 4 days ago

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Bouchard Père et Fils

Beaune du Château 1er Cru Chardonnay 2017

Nose has red apple flesh, dried lemon zest, sliced almonds, bag of green apples and undistinguished white flowers.

Palate has oxidized green apple peel, grapefruit pith, minor vanilla, dried apple slices, green herbs with minor salinity, medium acidity and medium finish. (Agree with Tanzer comments about being blurry on mid-palate.)

Decanted 2H.

Sourced from four Beaune 1er Cru vineyard sites: Les Aigrots, Les Tuvilains, Les Sizies and Sur les Grèves.
— 16 days ago

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Louis Jadot

Pommard Pinot Noir 2019

Bright clean Pommard… with an added kick of “birthday cake” in there (?)… I liked it. — 3 days ago

Shay, Billy and 11 others liked this

Domaine Joseph Voillot

Les Pèzerolles Pommard 1er Cru Pinot Noir

Forest floor and cherry nose w nice spice component. Tight structure w spice flavors and great length Throughly enjoyable now but will continue for at least a few more years — 6 days ago

Domaine Vincent Ledy

Les Porêts Saint Georges 1er Cru Vieilles Vignes Pinot Noir 2013

Lyle Fass
9.7

What a nose. Just sick. Black cherry compote, black cherry skins and intense voluminous minerality. Gorgeous raspberry tones. Darker ones. Haunting. So complex and ethereal. Leather. Truffle. A 9.8 nose. Shows the pedigree of the site and the old vines. Magic. What a palate. Superb concentration, freshness and finesse. Long, compact and nimble. Terrific structure and palate intensity. Amazing fruit soak and just a finish that really spreads on the palate. Velvety and sweet tannins. Astounding length. This is ready to go and has just entered its drinking window. A wow wine. — 19 hours ago

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Domaine Vincent Prunier

Auxey - Duresses Rouge Pinot Noir 2018

Translucent garnet color. Primary aromas of tangy red berries. Typical wooded Burgundy farming, and undergrowth notes, humus. The tannins are finely integrated. Light to medium-bodied wine supported by a balancing freshness. Good quality, but it remains expensive for what it is compared to neighboring regions: Sancerres, Coteaux champenois for example.

Robe grenat translucide. Arômes primaires de petits fruits rouges acidulés. Élevage bourguignon boisé typique, et notes sous-bois, humus. Les tanins sont finement intégrés. Vin léger à mi-corsé porté par une fraîcheur équilibrante. De belle facture, mais ça reste cher pour ce que c’est au regard des régions voisines: Sancerres, Coteaux champenois par exemple.
— 2 days ago

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Domaine Lucien Boillot et Fils

Les Fremiers Pommard 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2015

Nez de fruits noirs assez murs, cerises noires, mures, ça pinote et la bouche est tout aussi belle avec une texture suave, gourmande, des tannins assez puissants mais la texture et l’équilibre sont la, sérieux beau vin à attendre. 92-93

Nose of dark fruits, black cherries, very expressive as is the gorgeous fairly powerful palate, but with such a nice silky texture, great balance too, serious bottle to wait for a few years 92-93
— 17 days ago

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Louis Latour

Château de Blagny Meursault-Blagny Chardonnay 2017

I'd probably save my money for something more unique in the retail $80 range, BUT in the $30 clearance world, this is exceptional and I come out ahead. Intensity, concentration, texture, and assemblage that I'd generally have to shell out for. Drink this at a warmer cellar temp to get the full effect.

It smells like vanilla spiced lemon poppy seed coffee cake with cinnamon crumble. The mouth introduces tropical accents - lemon meringue, sweet pineapple, and starfruit.

The texture is a tight rope act of melting cream and acid - ying and yang, fair exchange.
— 9 days ago

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$30 clearance?! Nice!!

Louis Jadot

Domaine Gagey Theurons Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2012

This is terrific. Bright sappy cherry fruit. Minerally. A beautiful wine. Also, an excellent value. — 3 days ago

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