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LIVE FROM 8PM: #TWSTaste Burgundy virtual tasting, 2nd April 8-9pm

Good afternoon/evening everyone!

Welcome to tonight’s LIVE virtual Burgundy tasting.

If you’re planning to participate tonight then thank you - we are expecting this to be one of our biggest tastings ever!

We had a very busy tasting last week and we think this week will be no different - if you’re new to The Community here’s some advice to help things run smoothly:

Burgundy guide

Whether you’re a huge Burgundy fan or very new to the region, you might fancy having a read of our buyer’s guide to Burgundy:

It also includes a very handy colour-coded map of all the key wine areas in Burgundy.

Who’s on hand to help tonight

We have lots of staff attending tonight, so please feel free to use the below usernames and tag any of us if you need a hand (and if you’re new to The Community, please don’t hesitate to ask any questions you might have!)

@laura - Community Manager
@Ewan and @martin_brown - two of our original Community crew (and also part of our Brand and Content team)
@Freddy - our buyer for Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Eastern Europe and beers
@hugofount - from our Brand and Content Marketing Team
@MrLaura - from Member Services

Extending a big welcome to @Toby.Morrhall !

We’re very excited to have our Buyer for Burgundy joining us tonight - please feel free to ask him all things Burgundy :smile:

Here’s how things will work:

  1. We will post a WIKI (editable list) of who’s tasting what tonight. Have a look and, if you’re not on there, please do add yourself! You can do that by clicking the ‘Edit’ button in the bottom right of the post.

  2. I’ll also post a poll to see who’s here - please let us know, and feel free to say hi and start chatting before we start.

  3. We’re all drinking different Burgundies, so it’s going to be hard to keep track. Whenever you post tonight, please start your post with the name of the wine you’re drinking.

  4. To begin, I’ll invite us all to pour a glass, have a swirl and take in the aromas, and post your thoughts and first impressions. As there’s so many of us, it would probably be easier if you limit this to one post , so feel free to take your time and have a good swirl and sniff.

  5. We’ll then taste the wines together and ask you to share your own tasting note. Again, ideally as there’s well over 50 of us taking part (!), it’ll be easier if you take your time and write your tasting note up in one post to help us keep track. Feel free to add any food matches and/or your thoughts on how well the wine is drinking now, and how much longer it might age. Anything goes, and there are no wrong answers!

  6. After this, we’ll possibly have time to ask for your mark out of 10, or final thoughts.

And after that, if people want to continue chatting about their wines then please do! We’ll likely be pouring another glass anyway :smiley:

Really looking forward to tonight’s event and hearing about everyone’s wines!


No Burgundy in the rack and can’t justify a trip out, so I’ll make do with this Californian Chardonnay. Give the name of the winery I’m guessing they are aiming for a Burgundian style so should make an interesting comparison.


That’s going to be one BIG wiki!


Here’s mine, with the backup in the background:


Looking forward to it!


looking forward to it


As requested by Laura…Crystallum Peter Max 2015, possibly infanticide but we’ll see :slight_smile:


That is good now. Delicious.


Poor @MrLaura is putting it together now… :joy:


Here’s my St Aubin, and backup Aligote:



The Crystallum Peter Max?

That’s good to know, I’ve got one in limbo somewhere in my order that was originally scheduled for tomorrow.

Ah splendid, I haven’t had a duff bottle of Crystallum yet, but I do like my wines with a bit of age on them, looking forward to it (the wine and the tasting both :wink: )

I’ll be opening a Mestre Maranges 2017.

2006 Bachelet Cote de Nuits Villages @sniffslurpspit Score
1992 Domaine des Comtes Lafon, Volnay 1er Cru Santenots-Du-Milieu @Alex88
1996 Aleth Girardin, Pommard Les Charmots @MarkC
1997 Domaine Jean-Philippe Marchand, Gevrey Chambertin Vieilles Vignes @Cemantix
1997 Domaine Denis Philibert, Häutest Cotes de Nuits @NickTanner
2001 Michel Colin-Deleger & Fils Chassagne Montrachet PC Les Chaumees @MrLaura @laura
2002 Domaine Bachelet Maranges 1er cru La Fussiere @EHaywood
2005 Chanson de Briailles Savigny les Beaune Lavieres @Herbster @tfpywfpy
Nicholas Potel Gevrey Chambertin @Lloydy
2006 Rollin Pernand-Vergelesses @CBiscuit
Nuits saint Georges les Roncieres @MartinoJAB
2007 The Society’s White Burgundy @klboroboy
Camus-Bruchon & Fils Savigny Narbantons @klboroboy
2008 Maison Roche de Bellene Bonnes Mares @BFerrier
Domaine Bachelet Cote de Nuits-Villages @hugofount
Robert Chevillon Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru “Les Pruliers” @tripowski
2009 Jean Marc Vincent, Santenay PC Passetemps @NickyW
Maison Roche de Bellene, Rully Les Cloux @willrcwyatt
Hautes-Côtes de Nuits, Thibault Liger-Belair, “La Corvée de Villy” @ricard
2010 Jean Marc Vincent, Santenay PC Passetemps @MarkC
Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux Nuits Saint Georges @Awd1998
2010 Côte de Nuits-Villages @GreatDane
2011 Cotes de Nuits-Villages Vieilles Vignes, Domaine David Clark @kim55
Etienne Sauzet Puligny-Montrachet @mshewen
The Society’s Exhibition Chablis Premier Cru Vaillons @Julian_O
Santenay PC @helena
Domaine Ghislaine Barthod Bourgogne @willrcwyatt
Isabelle Lippe Marsannay Les Etales @Hbuckingham
Domaine Gachot Morat Cote de Nuits Village @Camilla
2012 Domaine Sylvain Pataille Bourgogne Rouge @MrLaura @Laura
Paul Pillot St Aubin Les Charmois @NW_passenger
2012 Nuits St Georges, Domaine Arnoux - Lachaux, Le Proces 1er Cru @Rifka
2012 Devevey Beaune 1er Cru Pertuisots Pinot @Lewis
Kuentz-Bas Pinot Noir Alsace @robertd
2013 Chateau de Pommard, Vivant Micault @Lewis
Domaine Henri Prudhon St Aubin PC Sentier du Clou @inbar
Domaine Tollot-Beaut Chorey les Beaune @rstokes101
2014 Ladoix Serrigny PC Jean Guiton @Andrew1990
Domaine Vincent Dureuil Rully Maizieres @Whittington
Domaine William Fevre Chablis @szaki1974
Louis Jadot Chassagne-Montrachet PC Morgeot Clos de la Chapelle Domaine du Duc de Magenta @danchaq
Domaine Sylvain Pataille Marsannay Rouge @Alasdair
Hospices de Beaune Volnay Santenots @VinoVeritas
Morey-Coffinet Bourgogne Blanc @dave_knapman
Domaine Henri Prudhon St Aubin PC Sentier du Clou Rouge @MikeDavies
Pouilly-Fuissé Vers Cras, Ch de Beauregard @PaulM
Louis Jadot Macon-Villages @Awd1998
Domaine de Bellene St. Romain @garyk
Vincent Girardin Meursault @TJ175
Domaine de Bellene Saint Romain @garyk
2015 Francois Raquillet Mercurey Vieilles Vignes @dave_knapman
Pierre-Yves Colin Morey Chassagne Montrachet les Ancegnieres @Prdodds
Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis PC Vacoupin @VinoVeritas
Domaine Maillard Savigny Les Beaune @Darren571
Les Heritiers du Comte Lafon, Pouilly-Fuisse, 2015 @Scrop
2016 Drouhin Pouilly Vinzelles @NickFoster
Domaine de Montille Beaune PC Les Perrieres @Kerny10
Joseph Burrier Vire-Clesse @The_magic_hour
The Society’s Exhibition Saint-Aubin @Nowt_in_my_glass
Chateau de Beauregard Pouilly Fuisse @Darren571
The Society’s Exhibition St Aubin Rouge @NeilPacker
Vire Clesse Quintaine @NeilPacker
Domaine de la Soufrandise Puoilly Fuisse Vieilles Vignes @oy-oy
Francois D’Allaines Santenay Les Bras @Miller6
Domaine Cordier Vire Clesse @Miller6
2017 Domaine Sylvain Pataille Bourgogne Aligote Champs Forey @Brocklehurstj
Stephane Aviron Fleurie Domaine De Le Madriere @tooby2
Domaine Naudin Ferrand Nuits Saint Georges Les Damodes @martin_brown
Chorey Les Beaune Joseph Drouhin @CroquetChris
Chateau de Beauregard Saint Veran La Roche @Bargainbob
Mâcon-Fuissé Domaine de Fussiacus 2017 @sptaylor75
2018 Domaine de la Rochette, Maocn Buissieres Mont Sard @Winerack144
Moillard Bourgogne Gamay @Mexborough
Louis Jadot Macon Villages @Mexborough
Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages Combeaux Jacques @winebloke
Moillard Vin De Bourgogne @Aaron2Kate
Les Charmes Chardonnay Macon-Lugny @CroquetChris
Domaine de la Rochette, Mâcon-Bussières Mont Sard @ricard
Macon Villages @EdMcK

So I’ve been practically salivating whilst putting this list together. Big thanks to @tom for compiling the Rioja one last week, I’d have been lost without the formatting!

So far it’s just the wines from the previous thread but will be adding the new ones on in a bit. Apologies if I’ve missed anyone out / misspelt a wine name. Please correct me if I have.

Looking forward to it!


Is it possible to make the list editable so that it can be added to?

Wish i could join, have a lovely 2010 Volnay but will have to wait. Have fun!


I made it a wiki


Here’s my two


Always good to have a backup! :joy::wine_glass:


Our entry for the evening…