Interesting wines drunk around Mâcon

Hudelot-Noëllat Vosne-Romanée Les Suchots 2005 : 18/20
A great pinot noir, elegant, persistant.

Lenoir Les Roches Chinon red 1997 : 17,5/20
An excellent Chinon, ripe, thin and tasty, ready to drink. I thought it was Bel Air Marquis d’Aligre.

Rougeard Saumur-Champigny 2002 (magnum) : 16,5/17
Elegant, average intensity.

Felsina Rancia Chianti Riserva 2016 : 17,5/20
An excellent sangiovese, on a great vintage. Hesitation, as often, between Barolo and Brunello di Montalcino.

François Cotat Sancerre Grande Côte 2010 (magnum) : 17/20
Yet an excellent smooth François Cotat, including this lovely elderberry long taste.

Giuseppe Cortese Barbaresco Rabaja 2013 (magnum) : 17+/20
Again, an hesitation between nebbiolo and sangiovese comes when you taste blind. When nebbiolo is unveiled, difficult to state if it is Barolo or Barbaresco. Strong, deep … still needs time.

Domaine de la Borde Julien Maréschal Arbois Pupillin Savagnin les Ecrins 2016 : 16,5/17
2 ans ouillés puis 2 ans non ouillés. A very pleasant expression, elegant, long. Same rating in february 2022.

Jerez Fernando Castillo Oloroso : 17/20
Interesting, maybe more Palo Cortado than Oloroso.

Moussé fils Champagne brut l’or d’Eugène BdN : 17/20
Perpétuelle 2003/2018. 80% pinot meunier. An excellent champagne, thinly tasty.

Côtes du Jura Savagnin Domaine de Sainte-Marie 2012 : 17/20
An excellent “vin de voile” (36 months), complex, thin, elegant. Thought Macle Château-Chalon.

Charlot-Tanneux (Vincent Charlot) Champagne Extra Brut premier cru BdB cuvée Elia 2014 : 16,5/20
Pleasant bubbles for this domain never met before.

Two very good ripe, sensual and young Beaujolais :
Armand Heitz Juliénas 2020 : 16/20
Jean-Claude Lapalu Brouilly 2020 : 15,5/20

I love Lenoir, but it has become both very scarce and outrageously expensive here in the US.

Both whites and reds are worth tasting …