This is from a small producer in the south of burgundy. Light ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose is nice with cherries, char and slight green/herbal notes. Medium bodied. Wispy tannins. This is better on the palate with elegant cherry fruit. Slightly complex. Good finish. This is a delightful Pinot Noir that drinks well on its own and is also great with food. A nice wine for Roasted Duck.
Gold/green in color, clear and bright. The nose has chalk, salinity and green apples. Medium bodied. Moderate acidity. No sharp edges. On the palate, red apples with slight chalk. Easy drinking. Moderate finish. Drinking well now and should for another five to eight years. This would work well with shell fish.
This wine is in a beautiful place right now. Medium gold in color, clear and bright. The nose has grapefruit, slight orange peel, with a slight touch or caramel. Full bodied. Complex. On the palate, quince with slight grapefruit. Good acidity. Long finish. This is great on its own and would be excellent with shellfish. Though it will last long, drink in the next few years to catch at peak.
This is a very nice Chardonnay made from estate grown and purchased fruit. Light golden in color, clear and bright. The nose has some green apple often found in Chablis, but mostly grapefruit with some lemon. Medium bodied. On the palate, this is moderately crisp with a bit of chalky minerality. Good finish. It drinks well on its own and worked well with a caprese salad. Drink over the next few years.
Unfortunately, this showed way too much oxidation for a wine this young. While White Burgundy has had issues with premox, this also utilized an artificial closure, so what the cause was is unknown. It had been bought on release and well stored, so that is not likely the cause. Golden in color, clear and bright. The nose is dusty with apple juice and slight lemon. Medium bodied. On the palate, there is some lemon fruit but also a bitter almond note. Not Rated.
Golden green in color, clear and bright. Great nose with lemon/lime and a slight chalk note. Medium bodied with crisp acidity. On the palate, this has some depth. Grapefruit along with a touch of chalkiness. Nice finish. This drinks very easily on its own and works well with lighter foods, or seafood. A nice wine with lobster. Drink over the next seven to ten years.
This is apparently mostly from younger vines but it doesn't show in this excellent Chardonnay. Green/gold in color, clear and bright. The nose is nice with lemons, beeswax and baking spices. Medium to full bodied. Slightly viscous in the texture. On the palate, lemons with a slight amount of oak. A bit bitter on the finish. Very refreshing. Good acidity. It will probably work better with food. Drink over the next three to five years. It will work nicely with lighter foods. Vegetarian Thai food would be a good match.
2010 Dominique Laurent Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Vieilles Vignes, France, Burgundy, Cotes de Nuits, Wine Review
Pop and pour, this was surprisingly open and accessible. Deep ruby in color, clear and bright. This is big and bold. On the nose, cherries, sandalwood, some black cherries and baking spice. Full bodied. On the palate, lots of fresh cherries and sour cherries with some underlying char. Delicious and vital. Long finish. This seems to be a five to ten years from full maturity but drinking well. It is great on its own and would delicious with salmon or tuna.
Sadly this was corked (TCA). Underneath it seemed like a very good, bold wine with plenty of depth. The TCA showed up almost immediately and but 30 minutes in, it was overwhelming.
Great showing for this wine and in a perfect place of maturity. Garnett in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose is beautifully perfumed with cherries, cinnamon, sandalwood and slight earthiness. Full bodied. On the palate, this clean with bright cherry fruit. Some underlying earthiness. Levels of complexity. Great balance. Long finish. This has big fruit. The oak is now integrated and the tannins are silky. Everything one could want in a Grand Cru at age 20. It drinks great on its own. Contemplative. It also worked well with food. While it might last longer, drink over