Category Archives: Burgundy

2019 Midsummer Wine & More Reviews – James Melendez

A lovely month of diversity.  I love red and white wines year and, of course, rosé is particularly appreciable but I do love rosé year round.   I am constantly asked if I prefer red or white wine to which I … Continue reading

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Domaine Paul Pernot Bourgogne Chardonnay – 2012 – 9.0 (90/100 Pts) – James Melendez

Easily approached; a delightful Chardonnay; essence of green citrus, white flowers, sesame, pine nut and hint of fennel. Salud! James *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: … Continue reading

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Thierry & Pascale Matrot Bourgogne Blanc – 2011 – 9.0 – James Melendez

An easy to put your arms around this white Burgundy. Nicely dry; balanced and even; notes of yellow-orange citrus peel and zest, minerals in a stream, white peach, hint of fennel and tea. Salud! James *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at … Continue reading

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Jean Claude Beaune Beaune 1er Cru “Les Bressandes” – 2006 – 9.4 – James Melendez

A gorgeously complex wine; sewn with nuanced and yet pronounced notes; Montmorency cherry, cardamom, Maittake mushroom and red rose petal. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: … Continue reading

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Goisot Burgundy Aligoté – 2008 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Aligoté is quickly upstaged by flashy Chardonnay or white wines with bracing acidity; this wine is somewhere in between–a mid-point acidity.  But Aligoté is nuanced to denote a difference from other white varietals and has a distinction this is in … Continue reading

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Givry Clos du Cras Long 1er Cru Danjean‑Berthoux – 2004 – 8.8 – James Melendez

A vitreous and lovely Pinot Noir from Burgundy. Rose petals, earth, black Trumpet mushrooms, and hint of stewed cranberry. *** ¡Salud! A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com … Continue reading

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Domaine les Varoilles Clos des Varoilles Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru – 2005 – 9.1 – James Melendez

Rose petals, dark vitreous coloration, Malabar pepper, mint, eucalyptus, cinnamon, cardamom; a most sensual and delightful Pinot Noir. Burgundies are always anticipated, feared for it’s un-predictable possibilities bottle-to-bottle. It is anxiety, heart-ache, love, blushing, a grounding when good is beyond … Continue reading

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