Tag: Burgundy

Domaine des Marronniers Chablis Les Marronniers Premier Cru 2018, Burgundy, France




Pretty golden in color.

On the nose pears, apples, citrus, light wood, light spices, earth and minerals.

Medium plus in body and elegant, with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with lemons, ripe citrus fruits, apples, bitter herbs, spices, light oak, earth, vanilla and white pepper.

Long finish with almonds and spices.

This is a delicious Chardonnay from Burgundy. Well-balanced with an elegant mouthfeel.

This 4 year old is showing nice complexity now, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

I had it before, and it is drinking even better now.

A good quality wine. Good right out of the bottle and better when not too cold.

Fruit forward and luxurious. Rich and focused.

Kosher and not Mevushal.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$45.

Georges Duboeuf Saint-Véran Domaine du Val Lamartinien 1997, Burgundy, France




Dark golden in color.

Medium plus in body and dry, with medium acidity.

Showing limes, citrus, lemons, herbs, apples, bitter vegetables, light wood, must and popcorn.

Short tangy finish with limes.

Well, this did not work out well for me this time. It’s always interesting to try, but it is over the hill by now.

Not complex as I expected it to be, and a little musty.

After 30 minutes of airtime, the nose shows more sweet notes of dried figs and prunes. Interesting, but not very tasty.

This 25 year old Chardonnay did not hold well, but that is the game we play, isn’t it?

13% alcohol by volume.

82 Points.

$30 (current vintage).

Jean Charles Fagot Les Meix Grapin Côte D’or 2020 Burgundy, France



Dark ruby in color with a short red rim. Much darker than I expected.

On the nose cherries, light oak, red currants, earth, herbs and spices.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.

Very dry on the palate with raspberries, sour cherries, strawberries, spices, light oak, earth, vegetables, wet leaves, herbs and peppercorn.

Short finish with round tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a nice Pinot Noir from Burgundy.

This 2 year old is still young, and would be better in 3 to 5 years.

Needs an hour to open up properly, and show the tannins. Already showing nice complexity on the palate.

A Good quality wine that I opened prematurely. Will age nicely in the next 10 years. Has a good potential to become a 91+ point wine in 10 years.

A good food wine that will pair nicely with Brie cheese.

Grapes are grown on clay and limestone soils, and are hand picked. Aged in French oak barrels for 12 months and unfined. A small production of only 5,000 bottles.

13% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$29.

Domaine des Marronniers Les Marronniers Chablis Premier Cru 2018, France




Light yellow in color with a golden tint.

Fruity nose of yellow apples, citrus, spices, bananas and light oak.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with ripe citrus fruits, red apples, melons, spices, oak, light vanilla, herbs, honey and white pepper.

Nice length on the finish with tangy lemons.

This is a delicious Chardonnay from Burgundy. Nicely balanced, rich and spicy. Elegant and fruit forward.

Good right out of the bottle and good by itself.

A good quality wine that will continue to age nicely in the next decade. Would be interesting to see how this evolves in the next few years.

Showing nice complexity and very well balanced. Neither tart nor bitter. I really enjoyed it all by itself, by the pool.

Kosher and not Mevushal.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$45.

Domaine Ropiteau Monthelie 1er Cru Les Duresses 1982, Côte de Beaune, France



Here’s a nice surprise. This 39 year old Premier Cru, from a not so good vintage in Burgundy, is still drinking nicely after all these years.

Showing cherries, red currants, earth, vanilla, oak, licorice and spices.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity. Dry on the palate and tangy.

Short finish with fine grained tannins and tangy pomegranates.

Good right out of the bottle, and better with some air time (45 minutes).

Easy drinking, but not fully balanced anymore. Good by itself or with food.

Still has nice structure, but not complex as I wanted it to be. Still, always a pleasure to try these old wines.

I paired it with light appetizers.

12% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

Domaine Au Pied du Mont Chauve Saint Aubin Le Charmois Premier Cru 2014, France

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This is a nice surprise. A nice Pinot Noir from Burgundy.

Dry on the palate with cherries, red currants, raspberries, light oak, spices, chocolates, peppercorn, vegetables, herbs, graphite, earth, leather and light barnyard.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Nice length on the finish with spices and raspberries and fine grained tannins.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly, and show the tannins and structure.

Thank you Wendy for sharing this with us.

Wine Enthusiasts 92 points.

This 6 year old is still young, and would be better in 5 years.

Better with food than just by itself, right now. Tangy and a little hot at the back of the throat. Spicy with a nice mouthfeel.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$50.

Domaine Du Chateau De Meursault Corton Grand Cru 2012 Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France

Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim and medium intensity.

Nice nose of blueberries, cherries, currants, light oak, spices, earth, river rocks, bitter herbs and green vegetables.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with cherries, strawberries, red currants, oak, smoke, vegetables, earth, spices, peppercorn, green herbs and espresso.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a great surprise. Not my style of red wine, yet so enjoyable for me.

Nicely balanced with a smooth mouthfeel and nice complexity.

A good quality wine and very enjoyable, even by itself, with a nice tangy ending.

This is not from a great vintage, but it is drinking very nicely now, and will age nicely in the next 5 to 8 years.

This 7 year old is good right out of the bottle, and better as it opens up. I enjoyed it a little chilled, all by itself.

Aged for 18 months in French Oak barrels. Only 2,200 bottles produced. This is bottle number 93.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$300 (Current vintage).