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The Insider's rockstar tour of the Côte de Nuits...

Our schedule has been non-stop Grand Crus for the last couple of days, with a great dinner at Caves Madeleine in Beaune and lunch at Le Millésime in Chambolle all in the mix as well. Tomorrow I'll have some time to pull together tasting notes and more detailed insights. For now, suffice it to say we've been rocking.

a '98 Chambolle sandwich, between two bottles of '97

a '98 Chambolle sandwich, between two bottles of '97

Tasting through the cellar at J-J Confuron with winemaker Alain Meunier is an amazing lesson and illustration in terroir, with a range that runs from Bourgogne to Romanée-St. Vivant. We tasted all the '14s -  the Bourgogne, two cuvées of Côte de Nuits Villages, Chambolle-Musigny, Nuits-St Georges les Fleurières, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru, NSG Boudot 1er  and NSG Chaboeufs 1er, Vosne-Romanée Beaux-Monts 1er, Clos Vougeot and of course the Romanée-St. Vivant. A stunning range as always, with these '14s achingly beautiful. Alain is really happy, and rightfully so.

Lunch in the winery with Alain and Sophie chez Confuron...

Lunch in the winery with Alain and Sophie chez Confuron...

After lunch on the terrace with Alain & Sophie and the group

After lunch on the terrace with Alain & Sophie and the group

After dinner at Caves Madeleine, we all decided to hit Bar du Square for some Champagne and to enjoy a gorgeous summer night. (Actually we planned to go to Bout de Monde, but they were closed for a private party.) No interesting Growers on the list, but we managed a magnum of Jacquesson that worked fairly well...

Laura and Vic enjoying bubbles at Bar du Square

Laura and Vic enjoying bubbles at Bar du Square

Dinner beckons for our farewell evening at Ma Cuisine in Beaune tonight. Stay tuned for all the details from our visits to Anne-Françoise Gros, Meo-Camuzet and Domaine de Vogüé. I'll sign off for now with this teaser shot from the de Vogüé cellars in Chambolle...

François MIllet pouring the '14 Musigny for Mindy...

François MIllet pouring the '14 Musigny for Mindy...