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Region Producer Vintage Name Qty Unit Case Size Format Pricesort descending Note Rating
Red Burgundy Cacheux 1996 Echezeaux 6 Bottle 75cl £90
Red Burgundy Chevillon, Robert 2002 Nuits 1er Cru Chaignots 4 Bottle 75cl £95
  • Tasting note: Here there is a completely different expression as the earth, leather and iron quality plus floral notes dominate the expressive red fruit nose and rich, superbly intense flavors that both coat and stain the palate with buckets of sappy extract. To be sure, this is no model of finesse though it is by no means rustic either but the complexity, quality of material and harmony combine to create a wine of lovely potential.
     

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89
Red Burgundy Comtes Armand 2001 Pommard 1er Cru Epeneaux 1 Bottle 75cl £125
  • It's clear that this wine has not budged since I originally reviewed it from bottle in 2004, except perhaps that the nose has closed in on itself somewhat. Wonderfully complex aromas of ripe red and black fruit, crushed herbs and fresh berries with unmistakable earth aromas merge into medium-bodied, powerful, concentrated and vibrant flavors that are firmly structured but not overtly tannic with plenty of underlying material and sappy extract that still buffers the majority of the structure and imparts a velvety character to the precise, minerally and admirably persistent finish. This is an extremely impressive effort that just needs time to soften and broaden as it remains tight and linear.

    Score: 93 Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (32), October 2008

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93
Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 1999 Latricieres-Chambertin 1 Bottle 75cl £125
Red Burgundy Hudelot-Noellat 2010 Chambolle 1er Cru Les Charmes 3 Bottle 75cl £135
Red Burgundy Fourrier 2010 Gevrey 1er Cru Champeaux Vielle Vigne 1 Bottle 75cl £170
  • Rating (91 - 94)

    Drink Date 2016 - 2028

    Reviewed by Antonio Galloni

    Issue Date 23rd Dec 2011

    Source 199, The Wine Advocate

    The 2010 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Champeaux is a much more obvious, flashy and seductive wine than the other Gevrey 1er Crus. It shows all of its qualities up-front, in a radiant, juicy style that is impossible to resist. The Champeaux caresses the palate with pliant red berries, freshly cut flowers and slate, all of which flow effortlessly to the supple, inviting finish. I can’t see too much reason to delay gratification with this bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2028. The biggest news at Domaine Fourrier is Jean-Marie Fourrier’s decision to launch a small negociant operation to augment his estate wines. Readers can look forward to new bottlings from the 1er Cru Aux Exchanges in Chambolle-Musigny and two new Grand Cru wines from Clos de Vougeot and Echezeaux, all of which will debut with the 2011 vintage. As for 2010, Fourrier told me he is down 40% across the board in terms of yields. The cold weather during the flowering produced 100% millerandage (shot berries), which Fourrier described as pea-sized grapes. While that is not good for quantity, it has certainly turned out great for quality. Readers who want to learn more about Fourrier’s thoughts on the vintage and approach to vinification might want to check out my video interview on www.erobertparker.com. As a quick note, none of the 2010s had been racked at the time of my visit in early December 2011. I have kept scores a bit wider than normal in the few cases where the wines were a touch reduced.  

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91
Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2001 Clos de Beze 1 Bottle 75cl £180
  • As it should be, this is easily the biggest wine of the entire line up with robust, intense, broad-shouldered, supremely complex, solidly structured flavors introduced by deeply spicy, quite aromatic and expressive aromas and dramatic finishing intensity. An altogether superb effort that delivers knock out quality.

    Score: 91/94 Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (10), April 2003

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94
Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2014 Morey 1er Cru Clos des Ormes 3 Case 6 75cl £185
  • Tasting note: There is enough wood spice present to remark upon though not so much as to mask the pretty and airy combination of various red berry aromas that are sprinkled with earth and floral nuances. I like the refinement of the round, supple and attractively textured middle weight flavors that are shaped by firm but well-integrated tannins on the solidly persistent and well-balanced finale. In a word, lovely.

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92
Red Burgundy Bernstein 2010 Charmes Chambertin 2 Bottle 75cl £185
Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2012 Morey 1er Cru Clos des Ormes 2 Case 6 75cl £195
  • Tasting note: Barnier indicated that this was not vinified by Jadot. There is a background note of menthol to the pretty and fresh red currant, earth and lightly spicy nose. There is a very supple and refined mouth feel to the satin-textured middle weight flavors that also possess a seductive mouth feel, all wrapped in a balanced finish. This should drink well young.

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92
Red Burgundy Rousseau 2005 Gevrey Chambertin 1 Bottle 75cl £195
  • Tasting note: A lovely and expressive nose that is unusually broad relative to its normal backward state features a pretty mix of red, black and violet earth-infused aromas that lead to rich, supple and round flavors that possess good depth and a nervy and racy finish, all wrapped in a nicely long finish.

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89
Red Burgundy Hudelot-Noellat 2010 Vosne 1er Cru Les Beaumonts 1 Bottle 75cl £210
  • Vosne-Romanee Les Beaumonts

    (racked a week before my visit): Bright red. Very pure, high-pitched aromas of red fruits, flowers, blood orange and citrus zest. Silky, pretty and sharply delineated, but not showing its texture today. This intense, very pure wine really saturates the mouth with flavor and vibrates on the tangy finish. Notable more for its perfume than for its weight and finishes with very suave, fine-grained tannins.

    -- Stephen Tanzer91-94Stephen TanzerNot AvailableJan 2012

     

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94
Red Burgundy Bouchard Pere 2013 Volnay Taillepieds 3 Case 6 75cl £215
Red Burgundy Faiveley 2016 Nuits St Georges Les Damodes 5 Case 6 75cl £220
Red Burgundy Dujac 2012 Charmes Chambertin 2 Bottle 75cl £230
  • BH - Tasting note: Once again there is enough reduction present to warrant mentioning. This is much like the Combottes in that the mouth feel is exceptionally fine and sophisticated largely thanks to the fine grain of the supporting tannins as well as the abundance of palate coating dry extract. In this case though there is a bit more depth and length and even though the difference is slight it is nonetheless sufficient to push this to another level. At the risk of sounding like a broken record about the reduction, here too it is a concern and thus my score assumes that it will ultimately dissipate with a few years of bottle age.

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93
Red Burgundy Drouhin Joseph 2012 Volnay 1er Cru Santenots 1 Case 6 75cl £240
  • Rating

    (89 - 92)

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    NA

    Reviewed by

    Neal Martin

    Issue Date

    30th Dec 2013

    Source

    210, The Wine Advocate

    The 2012 Volnay 1er Cru Santenots is pointed on the nose, the fruit veering toward black rather than red in hue, with blackcurrant and wilted violet petals emerging with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip on the entry: notes of black cherries, raspberry and soy that surface toward the composed and harmonious finish. Perhaps not a long-term Santenots like other 2012s that I have encountered, nevertheless this is a finely crafted wine destined to dish out pleasure.   

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92
Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2012 Nuits 1er Cru Vaucrains - 6 Case 6 75cl £245
Red Burgundy Drouhin Joseph 2015 Nuits 1er Cru Proces 3 Case 6 75cl £245
Red Burgundy Drouhin Joseph 2009 Gevrey 1er Cru Champeaux 4 Case 6 75cl £245
Red Burgundy Faiveley 2017 Nuits 1er Cru Les Damodes 2 Case 6 75cl £250
  • Tasting note: Moderate reduction and wood dominate the nose today. Much more interesting are the highly energetic and more mineral-driven flavors that possess a beguiling inner mouth perfume before concluding in a saline and mildly austere finish that is shaped by admirably fine-grained tannins. This is not particularly dense but it is really pretty and should age well on its balance. Drink 2027
     

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92
Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2017 Beaune Clos de Ursules 1 Case 6 75cl £250
  • Tasting note: Notes of wood toast, menthol, earth and red berry fruit liqueur combine with a pretty floral hint. There is fine intensity to the utterly delicious medium-bodied flavors that possess a lovely sense of underlying tension before terminating in a clean, focused and lingering if austere and serious finish that, like the Aux Cras, is clearly built-to-age.
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92
Red Burgundy Dujac 2008 Charmes Chambertin 2 Bottle 75cl £250
  • Domaine Dujac
    2008
    Charmes-Chambertin
    Grand Cru Red 750 ml
    Score: 93
    Tasted: Jan 01, 2011
    Drink: 2023+
    Issue: 41
    Note: from both Charmes proper and Mazoyères
    Producer note: Jeremy Seysses described the 2008 vintage as one that had a "great deal of shot berries and this was important for two reasons as it added concentration as well as naturally gave better aeration to the normal-sized bunches. There was a lot of sorting required, both for rot and for under ripe berries. We did a normal vinification of between 10 to 12 days of cuvaison with a relatively high percentage of whole clusters, which ranged from 2/3 to a full 100%. We reduced the amount of new wood slightly though probably not enough to really be detectable in the finished wines. Overall, I am very bullish on the vintage and I think it's going to surprise a lot of people who were influenced by the pre-malo comments." The in-bottle '07s came in about where my ranges suggested that they would and while they are very pretty, and in some cases genuinely excellent, they cannot match the quality of their '08 counterparts when taken as a group. (Wilson & Daniels, www.wilsondaniels.com, St. Helena, CA and Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants, www.chamberswines.com, San Francisco, CA for southern California; Morris & Verdin, O.W. Loeb, www.owloeb.com, UK, Howard Ripley, www.howardripley.com, UK, Uncorked Ltd, www.uncorked.co.uk, UK, Flint Wines, www.flintwines.com, UK and Lay & Wheeler, www.laywheeler.com, UK).
    Tasting note: Here the nose displays both upper and lower register aromas of elegant red berry fruit, floral notes and plenty of Gevrey-style earth plus a hint of the sauvage that carries over to the intense yet supple and detailed medium-bodied flavors that are balanced, complex, sappy and impressively persistent. A Charmes of refinement and purity with enough youthful austerity present to necessitate waiting at least a few years before cracking one.
     

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93
Red Burgundy Rousseau 2016 Lavaux Saint Jacques 1 Bottle 75cl £260
  • Tasting note: This is aromatically similar to the straight Gevrey villages cuvée though with much better complexity. There is also more size, weight and intensity to the stony and muscular medium weight flavors that possess a sleek mouthfeel, all wrapped in a precise, lingering and youthfully austere finale. This will also definitely need at least some time in bottle before it will be approachable.

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92
Red Burgundy Vougeraie 2015 Nuits 1er Cru Les Corvees Pagets 1 Case 6 75cl £265
  • Domaine de la Vougeraie
    2015
    Nuits St. Georges "Les Corvées Paget"  ♥
    1er Cru Red 750 ml
    Score: 91
    Tasted: Jan 15, 2018
    Drink: 2023+
    Issue: 69
    Outstanding

    Tasting note: A spicy and fresh if distinctly ripe and earthy nose reflects notes of mostly dark berry fruit and floral aromas. There is both fine richness and volume to the fleshy medium-bodied flavors that are moderately firm, balanced and delicious while offering solid depth and length. This is so rich and succulent that it could easily be enjoyed now or just as easily held for up to a decade.
     

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91
Red Burgundy Dujac 2011 Echezeaux 3 Bottle 75cl £270
  • Domaine Dujac
    2011
    Echézeaux
    Grand Cru Red 750 ml
    Score: 93
    Tasted: Jan 15, 2014
    Drink: 2023+
    The wines are classic burgundies with good terroir transparencies that should age extremely well. In fact about the only thing that I don't like is the fact that quantities were down from 30 to 50% in our upper level wines." I observed last year that the domaine had seriously outperformed the general quality of the 2011 vintage. Now that the wines are in bottle, and several are revisited below, I stand by that statement as they are terrific and this is true from top to bottom. (The Sorting Table, www.thesortingtable.com, Napa, CA (excludes CA and HI) and Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants, www.chamberswines.com, San Francisco, CA (CA and HI); O.W. Loeb, www.owloeb.com, Berry Bros & Rudd, www.bbr.com, Flint Wines, www.flintwines.com, all UK) .
    Tasting note: A discreet touch of wood sets off the spicy black cherry, cassis and floral aromas that slide gracefully into rich, generous and opulent large-scaled flavors that display both excellent volume and fine phenolic maturity of the structural items, all wrapped in a mouth coating and mildly austere finish. This is every bit as long as the Malconsorts but not quite as deep. That said, there is an abundance of dry extract here and it could match it in time.
     

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93
Red Burgundy Bernstein 2016 Charmes Chambertin 1 Bottle 75cl £275
Red Burgundy Bouzereau 2012 Corton Clos des Fietres 2 Case 6 75cl £275
Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2012 Vosne 1er Cru Chaumes 4 Case 6 75cl £275
Red Burgundy Rousseau 2016 Gevrey 1er Cru Cazetiers 1 Bottle 75cl £275
  • Tasting note: A markedly sauvage-inflected nose combines ultra-fresh and cool aromas of plum, violet, dark currant and plenty of earth. There is similar size, weight and muscle to the equally stony middle weight flavors that possess a chiseled, youthfully austere and beautifully persistent finish. This is even firmer though the supporting tannins are clearly ripe. Patience advised.

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92
Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2011 Vosne 1er Cru Chaumes 1 Case 6 75cl £285
Red Burgundy Bachelet, Denis 2004 Charmes Chambertin 9 Bottle 75cl £285
  • Domaine Denis Bachelet
    2004
    Charmes-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes
    Grand Cru Red 750 ml
    Score: 92
    Tasted: Jan 01, 2007
    Drink: 2014+
    Issue: 25
    Note: from a .44 ha parcel of 80+ year old vines situated directly across from Chambertin
    Producer note: In Denis Bachelet's view, 2005 is a "grand millésime. It's at least as good as 1999 and 2002 and perhaps better. We had a perfect growing season with a consistency and cleanliness of fruit that was even better than both of those two prior vintages. It was quite dry and thus we had very good but not excessive sugars, coming in between 12.5 and 13% with normal yields. I did a cool maceration of between 5 to 8 days depending on the wine and then didn't push the extraction as the skins were thick and gave up their colors and dry extract without much coaxing. The malos were extended, which I believe had as much to do with the cool 2006 growing season as with the amount of malic acid the 2005's possessed to begin with. In fact, between the extra concentration the wines are carrying and the late malos, I may very well delay the mise for another month or two to compensate as the wines seem to be improving month by month in barrel. Overall, I am extremely happy with my '05s and I am convinced that I have never made a better Charmes though obviously time will be the final judge of that." I would agree with Bachelet, not only on his Charmes but in general that his '05s are indeed spectacular. Moreover, the Côte de Nuits-Villages is among the very best of the entire vintage for its class. (A Becky Wasserman/Le Serbet Selection - sbw@leserbet.fr; Berry Bros., Howard Ripley and The Wine Society, UK).
    Tasting note: The recent bottling has caused the nose to become relatively reticent compared to the prior wines though glimpses of the beautifully complex, elegant, refined and pure red pinot and black cherry fruit aromas are visible. The sweet, supple and forward flavors possess notably good length and near perfect balance and the underlying structure on the linear and impressively well delineated finish suggests that this will improve for up to a decade, perhaps slightly longer.
     

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92
Red Burgundy Arnoux-Lachaux 2018 Nuits Saint Georges 1 Case 6 75cl £285
  • Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux
    2018
    Nuits St. Georges
    Villages Red barrel
    Score: 88-90
    Tasted: Jan 10, 2020
    Drink: 2025+
    Issue: 77
    Producer note: Charles Lachaux describes the 2018 vintage as one that "had a bit of everything except botrytis and oidium. We had mildew in the spring, hail damage in a few parcels in July and then very dry and hot conditions basically up until the harvest which I chose to begin on the 3rd of September. Yields were definitely on the low side as we basically brought in only 50% of the authorized volumes, which is to say between 25 and 28 hl/ha. Potential alcohols were not particularly high either as the highest was 13.2%. I used 100% whole clusters for everything except the Bourgogne, Poisets and Corvées Pagets which were hit by hail. I vinified softly without sulfur during a moderately short cuvaison of 8 to 10 days. As to the 2018s, they're quite different from the 2017s but attractive in their own right plus we avoided the excess ripeness that some 2018s have. Overall, I am quite happy with the results." Lachaux should be happy with the results as I found them to be among the best wines of the vintage when considered from top to bottom. The 2017s, six of which are revisited below, were bottled in December 2018. Note too that Lachaux has also begun a small négociant operation and those reviews can be found below under the name Maison Charles Lachaux. (William Gladstone Imports, www.williamgladstoneimports.com, NY, Bowler, www.bowlerwine.com, NY, Favorite Brands, LLC., www.favoritebrands.org, TX, Veritas Imports, www.veritaswine.com, CA and P. Comms Intn'l., www.pcommswines.com, NC, USA; Diva Beaune S.A.S., www.divawine.com, France; Corney & Barrow, www.corneyandbarrow.com, UK; Altaya Wines, www.altayawines.com, Hong Kong).
    Tasting note: A discreet but not invisible application of wood can be found on the fresh mix of red and dark pinot fruit, earth, spice and overt floral nuances. This is not especially dense but I like the energy of the middle weight flavors that possess a highly attractive texture, all wrapped in a firm, nicely complex and only mildly rustic finale.
     

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90
Red Burgundy Drouhin Joseph 2012 Nuits 1er Cru Proces 2 Case 6 75cl £290
  • Rating

    (90 - 92)

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    NA

    Reviewed by

    Neal Martin

    Issue Date

    30th Dec 2013

    Source

    210, The Wine Advocate

    The 2012 Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Proces has a wonderful, energetic yet sophisticated bouquet with vibrant red and black fruit married harmoniously with the oak. The palate is very smooth on the entry with supple, lithe tannins that caress the mouth. The acidity is well-judged with tart, dark cherry fruit interlaced with hints of soy, while the finish is focused and long. This Nuits Saint Georges has great potential.   

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92
Red Burgundy Bernstein 2015 Clos de la Roche 1 Bottle 75cl £290
Red Burgundy Ponsot 1997 Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes 1 Bottle 75cl £290

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