White Bour­gogne

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quince, pear as well as a very dis­creet hint of racy min­er­al­ity, ripe pink grapefruit and an im­per­cep­ti­ble hint of beeswax. Good length. Good per­sis­tence. There are very dis­creet hints of dried al­monds on the af­ter­taste.

Score : 15.75/20 (91-92/100)

Ri­jck­aert - L’Epinet 2016 Viré Clessé

The nose is el­e­gant and offers a slight in­ten­sity as well as power. It re­veals notes of ripe lemons and small notes of ripe tan­ger­ine, small yel­low plum as­so­ci­ated with dis­creet hints of quince, dry al­mond as well as racy min­er­al­ity The palate is fruity, el­e­gant and offers a beau­ti­ful def­i­ni­tion, a slight straight­ness, a small ten­sion, a beau­ti­ful acidu­lous frame, juici­ness, a small fat, round­ness, a slight fleshi­ness, a small power a slightly unc­tu­ous mat­ter as well as a slight and very slightly tight grain. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of juicy lemons, ripe zests and small notes of juicy tan­ger­ine as­so­ci­ated with touches of fresh / juicy yel­low plum, hints of nec­tarine, small yel­low fruits, min­er­al­ity as well as very dis­creet hints of flow­ers, oak and an im­per­cep­ti­ble hint of al­mond / vanilla in the back­ground (brings round­ness and gour­man­dise). Good length. The wine needs to be put in carafe.

Score : 16/20 (92/100)

Ri­jck­aert - Ren­dez-vous de Septem­bre 2017 Viré Clessé

The nose is fruity, racy and offers a small power / in­ten­sity, fi­nesse, min­er­al­ity as well as pre­ci­sion. It re­veals notes of ripe / juicy cit­rus and small notes of crushed peach as­so­ci­ated with touches of crushed ap­ple / pear, dis­creet hints of zest, racy min­er­al­ity, quenette as well as an im­per­cep­ti­ble hint of flow­ers, al­mond and gray pep­per (in the back­ground). The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced, el­e­gant, har­mo­nious, slightly acidu­lous (in the back­ground) and offers fi­nesse, del­i­cacy, pre­ci­sion, a beau­ti­ful fine grain, a small min­eral frame, ten­sion, a beau­ti­ful def­i­ni­tion, a very beau­ti­ful fresh­ness as well as a small straight­ness. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of ripe lemon, com­poted peach and small notes of pear as­so­ci­ated with touches of quince, fleshy / juicy mirabelle plum as well as hints of quenette, racy min­er­al­ity as well as a very dis­creet hint of zest and toasted. Good length.

Score : 16.5+/20 (93-94/100)

Nuiton-Beaunoy 2017 Bour­gogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits

The nose is aro­matic and offers a small con­cen­tra­tion. It re­veals notes of quince, flow­ers / lin­den tree and small notes of white fruits as­so­ci­ated with a touch of ex­otic fruits and an im­per­cep­ti­ble hint of al­mond (in the back­ground). The palate is fruity, suave, very dis­creetly tight and offers fat, an acidu­lous frame, juici­ness, a good fresh­ness, gour­man­dise, straight­ness as well as a small ten­sion. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of fleshy vine peach, quenette / ly­chee and small notes of juicy ripe cit­rus (tan­ger­ine, lemon) as­so­ci­ated with small touches of white fruits as well as a very dis­creet hint of fleshy yel­low plum and vanilla.

Score : 14.75+/20 (89/100)

Closerie des Alisiers - Chardon­nay 2017 Bour­gogne

The nose is fruity and offers min­er­al­ity. It re­veals notes of kumquat, quince and small notes of fleshy yel­low fruits as­so­ci­ated with dis­creet hints of cit­rus / zest and an im­per­cep­ti­ble hint of flow­ers (in the back­ground). The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced and offers dy­namism, an acidu­lous frame, min­er­al­ity, suavity, fresh­ness, a small con­cen­tra­tion as well as straight­ness. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of kumquat, quince and small notes of crunchy mirabelle plum as­so­ci­ated with touches of small red fruits, white nec­tarine as well as very dis­creet hints of zest. Good length.

Score : 13.75+/20 (86-87/100)

Do­maine du Merle - Clos du Merle 2017 Bour­gogne

The nose is fruity and offers a very slight fleshi­ness / in­ten­sity. It re­veals notes of mirabelle plum, quince and small notes of fleshy yel­low fruits and but­ter. The palate is fruity, fresh and offers min­er­al­ity, a min­eral frame, round­ness as well as a slight ten­sion / straight­ness. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of quince, mirabelle plum and small notes of fleshy yel­low fruits, quenette as well as dis­creet hints of but­ter and vanilla. Good length.

Score : 14/20 (86-87/100)

Alain Gras - Les Crais 2017 Auxey-Duresses

The nose is el­e­gant, well-built and offers gour­man­dise. It re­veals notes of ripe lemon, Wil­liams pear and small notes of quince as­so­ci­ated with small touches of yel­low fruits as well as a very dis­creet hint of ex­otic fruits, white flow­ers and an im­per­cep­ti­ble hint of beeswax. The palate is fruity, el­e­gant and offers del­i­cacy, a slight unc­tu­os­ity, ten­sion, a small aeral side, dy­namism, a beau­ti­ful acidu­lous frame, a good fresh­ness as well as pre­ci­sion. In mouth this wine ex­presses notes of fleshy yel­low plum, quince and small notes of physalis as­so­ci­ated with small touches of fleshy nec­tarine, juicy lemon as well as a very dis­creet hint of quenette / ex­otic fruits, racy min­er­al­ity and very dis­creet hints of beeswax / but­ter (in the back­ground). Good length. Good per­sis­tence. There is an im­per­cep­ti­ble hint of dried al­mond / oak on per­sis­tence / af­ter­taste.

Score : 17/20 (94/100)

Château de San­te­nay - La Comme 2016 San­te­nay 1er Cru

The nose is fruity, racy, and offers el­e­gance, a small rich­ness / in­ten­sity. It re­veals notes of quince and small notes of fleshy / acidu­lous yel­low plum as­so­ci­ated with toasted hints, white fruits, cit­rus zest as well as very dis­creet hints of but­ter and an im­per­cep­ti­ble hint of spices. The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced, racy and offers a good def­i­ni­tion, a beau­ti­ful acidu­lous frame, a beau­ti­ful pre­ci­sion, a small ten­sion, a good guide­line, a slight straight­ness as well as el­e­gance. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of ripe lemon, quince and small notes of acidu­lous small yel­low plus as­so­ci­ated with small touches of physalis, white fruits (nec­tarine, pear) as well as very dis­creet hints of but­ter, zests, small yel­low fruits, an im­per­cep­ti­ble hint of white flow­ers and toasted. Good length.

Score : 16.25+/20 (93/100)

Do­maine Cordier Père & Fils -Vers Cras 2016 Pouilly Fuissé

The nose is fruity, racy and offers el­e­gance, a slight rich­ness (in the back­ground), a very slight in­ten­sity, a very slight straight­ness as well as a fine grain. It re­veals notes of quince and small notes of quenette / ly­chee, crushed peach as­so­ci­ated with touches of graphite, pear as well as very dis­creet hints of zest (in the back­ground) and an im­per­cep­ti­ble hint of beeswax (in the back­ground). The palate is fruity, juicy (beau­ti­ful juitos­ity), well-bal­anced, frank and offers a beau­ti­ful def­i­ni­tion, fi­nesse, gour­man­dise, fleshi­ness, a slight unc­tu­os­ity, a very slight ten­sion, a small in­ten­sity / con­cen­tra­tion as well as a beau­ti­ful fi­nesse of the grain. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of quenette / ly­chee, crushed peach and small notes of quince as­so­ci­ated with slight touches of ripe tan­ger­ine, beeswax, slight toasted touches and but­ter. Good length.

Score : 16.75/20 (93-94/100)

Do­maine La Croix Mon­tjoie - L’Im­pa­tiente 2017 Véze­lay

The nose is fresh, fruity and offers a slight juici­ness. It re­veals notes of ripe juicy lemon, crunchy / fresh mirabelle plum and small notes of crunchy nec­tarine com­bined with dis­creet hints of quenette, zest as well as a very dis­creet hint of vanilla (in the back­ground). The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced and offers a good def­i­ni­tion, an acidu­lous frame, a good fresh­ness, dy­namism, a very slight suavity, pre­ci­sion, a slight ten­sion as well as a small straight­ness. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of ripe / juicy lemon, fresh / fleshy mirabelle plum and small notes of quince as­so­ci­ated with small touches of small yel­low fruits, crushed nec­tarine, vanilla, quenette and very dis­creet hints of racy min­er­al­ity. Good length. Good per­sis­tence. Fine power on the per­sis­tence / af­ter­taste.

Score : 15/20 (89-90/100)

Do­maine La Croix Mon­tjoie - LaVoluptueuse 2017 Véze­lay

The nose is aro­matic, fresh and offers min­er­al­ity as well as a very slight rich­ness / gour­man­dise. It re­veals notes of crushed nec­tarine, pear and small notes of quince as­so­ci­ated with touches of but­ter, fleshy white fruits as well as dis­creet hints of lemon / zest, fresh physalis, flint, vanilla and al­mond. The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced and offers a good def­i­ni­tion, a beau­ti­ful acidu­lous frame, gour­man­dise, gen­eros­ity, a good def­i­ni­tion, fresh­ness, min­er­al­ity as well as pre­ci­sion. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of juicy ripe lemon, fleshy / juicy nec­tarine and small notes of ripe / juicy tan­ger­ine as­so­ci­ated with small touches of quince, fleshy physalis, lemon / zest as well as very dis­creet toasted hints and but­ter.

Score : 15.25+/20 (90-91/100)

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