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Region Producer Vintage Name Qty Unit Case Size Format Price Note Rating
Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2011 Mazis Chambertin 1 Case 12 75cl £1,025
  • Tasting note: There is a bit more wood on the fresh and open sauvage-infused nose of both red and dark currant, earth and game hints. There is excellent volume to the very smooth and polished mid-palate of the broad-shouldered flavors that possess plenty of dry extract before culminating in a mineral-inflected, powerful and long finish. This moderately firm effort is supported by tannins that are ripe if borderline rustic. A classic Mazis.

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Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2012 Nuits 1er Cru Vaucrains - 6 Case 6 75cl £245
Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2012 Vosne 1er Cru Chaumes 4 Case 6 75cl £275
Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2012 Gevrey Estournelles St Jacques 2 Case 6 75cl £350
Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2012 Vosne 1er Cru Petits Monts 2 Case 6 75cl £360
  • Tasting note: Here the wood is more moderate if by no means invisible as it sets off the overtly spicy and fresh nose that mixes both red and dark berry fruit aromas that display subtle menthol nuances. There is good punch to the supple and fleshy medium weight flavors that evidence plenty of minerality, all wrapped in a solidly persistent and well-layered finale. This should reward 10 to 12 years of cellar time.
     

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Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2012 Clos de la Roche - 2 Case 6 75cl £650
  • Tasting note: A pungently earthy nose also offers supporting aromas of gentle wood, spice and both red and dark fruit components. There is excellent richness and body to the large-scaled, mineral-inflected and openly powerful flavors that possess plenty of tannin-buffering dry extract before terminating in a striking long finish. This is a robust and very serious effort that possesses excellent cellaring potential and note well that it will need it as this is presently a bruiser. 93/100
     

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Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2013 Clos de Beze 2 Case 6 75cl £870£825
  • Bright, dark red. Cherry, stone, licorice and flowers on the nose. At once juicy and compellingly sweet, with powerful tangy minerality to the highly concentrated flavors of redcurrant, cherry and crushed stone. The slowly mounting, palate-saturating finish is a bit less sweet than that of the superb Chapelle owing to the wine's powerful minerality.Really resounds and lingers on the aftertaste.

    Score: 93/96Stephen Tanzer, vinous.com, January 2015

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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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Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2014 Clos de Beze 1 Case 6 75cl £850
  • Tasting note: Discernible wood highlights the elegant, pure and highly spiced aromas of perfumed red pinot fruit that displays additional depth in the form of Gevrey style earth, floral and Asian-style tea notes. There is a softly exotic character to the mineral-driven big-bodied flavors that retain a fine sense of detail and intensity on the hugely long, complex and palate staining finish. This is a beautiful if firmly structured wine that is likely going to need between 12 and 15 years of cellar time to reveal its full, and considerable, potential.

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Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2015 Vosne 1er Cru Suchots 1 Case 3 150cl £450
  • Tasting note: In contrast to the prior two wines this is aromatically much more reserved though aggressive swirling eventually liberates Asian spice box, tea, plum and violet scents. There is fine richness to the very suave and highly seductive medium-bodied flavors thanks to the abundant amounts of dry extract that impart a sappy texture to the lingering and solidly complex finale. This is both classy and stylish and built to reward medium plus-term aging.

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Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2016 Chambolle 1er Cru Baudes 2 Case 6 75cl £350
  • 91-93 Burghound 

    Tasting note: A toasty nose features notes of menthol, spiced tea, red currant and a hint of cherry liqueur. The velvety, rich and seductively textured medium weight flavors possess the usual muscularity of a fine Les Baudes, all wrapped in a robust and even more structured finale that is long, balanced and very serious. I would not advise buying this high-quality effort without the express intention to allow it at least 6 to 8 years first.

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Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2017 Chambolle 1er Cru Les Fuees 4 Case 6 75cl £385
  • The 2017 Chambolle-Musigny Les Fuées 1er Cru has similar fruit intensity to the Les Baudes, although the oak is a little more vocal and therefore it does not quite have the same transparency. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and a fine bead of acidity. This is quite strict and linear at the moment, showing good grip, although I discern more complexity and nuance on the Les Baudes.
    2022-2036

    Score: 90/92Neal Martin, vinous.com, January 2019

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Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 1999 Latricieres-Chambertin 1 Bottle 75cl £125
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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Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2009 Echezeaux 1 Case 6 75cl £760
  • Tasting note: In stark contrast to the fresh, bright and expressive nose that I saw from cask, this has shut down hard and while persistent swirling and plenty air coaxes subtle spice notes as well as plum and red cherry to emerge, it's clear that this is going to require some bottle age before it blossoms. Otherwise there is fine concentration to the medium-bodied flavors that coat the palate on the delicious, complex, balanced and lingering finish that evidences very firm tannins that impart a notable austerity. A "buy and forget" wine built for the long-term.
     

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Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2009 Clos de Beze 3 Case 6 75cl £1,350£1,250
  • A strikingly complex nose features an intense spiciness to the otherwise ripe, elegant and nuanced red berry liqueur aromas that are in keeping with the equally spicy and intense broad-shouldered and tautly muscular flavors, all wrapped in a mouth coating and very firm finish that delivers stunning persistence. I like the underlying sense of tension that adds vibrancy to the moderately austere and mineral-driven finale. This should be excellent in time.

    Score: 93/95
     

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Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2011 Chambolle 1er Cru Les Amoureuses 2 Bottle 300cl £795
  • Tasting note: A spicy and notably floral nose of attractively layered aromas features notes of cassis, black cherry and plum aromas. There is a lovely mineral streak that runs the length of the refined medium-bodied flavors that possess excellent complexity, all wrapped in a balanced, lingering and lilting finish. I very much like the finesse and brilliant mouth feel as it's pure silk.

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Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2011 Gevrey Clos Saint Jacques 2 Case 6 75cl £475
  • Tasting note: A very pretty and expressive nose features notes of relatively high-toned red berry fruit allied with ample amounts of earth and sauvage characters. The lighter weight (but by no means dilute) middle weight flavors exude an intense minerality while displaying excellent delineation and punch on the balanced and impressively long finish that evidences just a hint of acid tang. This doesn't have the sheer density of say the 2009, 2010 or 2012 vintages but I very much like the flavor authority. Note that this benefitted enormously from several hours of air, indeed the wine was notably better the next day. In sum, this won't knock you out out with power but it's one classy and ultra-pure wine.
     

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Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2011 Chambolle 1er Cru Les Amoureuses 1 Case 12 75cl £2,300
  • Tasting note: A spicy and notably floral nose of attractively layered aromas features notes of cassis, black cherry and plum aromas. There is a lovely mineral streak that runs the length of the refined medium-bodied flavors that possess excellent complexity, all wrapped in a balanced, lingering and lilting finish. I very much like the finesse and brilliant mouth feel as it's pure silk.

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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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Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2016 Chambolle 1er Cru Les Fuees 1 Case 6 75cl £345
  • Burghound

    Score: 91-93
    Tasted: Apr 15, 2018
    Drink: 2028+
    Issue: 70
    Sweet spot Outstanding

    Tasting note: There is plenty of wood/menthol influence to the notably more elegant nose that exhibits notes of plum, dark currant, orange pekoe tea and ample spice wisps. The rich and mouth coating flavors are finer and much more mineral-driven with a lovely sense of underlying tension adding lift to the beautifully persistent and complex finale where a touch of pit fruit bitterness appears. This is really lovely stuff and very Fuées in character.

     

     

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Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2016 Clos de Beze 1 Case 3 75cl £600
  • The 2016 Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru has a glorious bouquet with ample red cherry, redcurrant jus, orange pith and blood orange scents all vying for attention (in an orderly fashion!). The palate is very harmonious with supple tannin, well-judged acidity, quite dense with graphite and tobacco interlaced on the structured and sustained finish. It is not up there with the magnificent 2015 but it will give three decades of serious drinking pleasure. Drink 2022 - 2050.

    Score: 94/96 Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (234), December 2017

    The Clos de Bèze was—appropriately—one of the more reticent wines in the cellar when I tasted it in October, opening with a brooding bouquet of dark berries, grilled meat, espresso and new oak. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and powerful, with deep core of fruit and a chewy chassis of fine-grained, savory tannins. This shows lots of promise and should be very cellarworthy. 2027-2047

    Score: 95 William Kelley, Decanter.com, January 2018

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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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Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2017 Gevrey Clos Saint Jacques 2 Case 6 75cl £625
  • The 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques 1er Cru clearly has the finest bouquet of seven wines that I tasted from the appellation by Jadot. It is very precise and focused, showing superb edginess and impressive terroir expression. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. This is quite linear in style, the fruit just a little muted toward the finish, but there is fine structure and detail on this more masculine Clos Saint-Jacques than anticipated.
    2022-2040

    Score: 91/93Neal Martin, vinous.com, January 2019

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Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2017 Bonnes Mares 3 Case 3 75cl £690
  • Tasting note: Moderate wood/menthol influences can be found on the airier aromas that are composed by the essence of softly spicy red currant, lavender and a lovely floral hint. The succulent yet powerful larger-scaled flavors possess evident muscle while exhibiting excellent persistence on the extremely firm, serious and bitter cherry pit-inflected finish. This is a big 2017 and the most structured wine in the range.

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Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2017 Chambertin 4 Case 3 75cl £900
  • The 2017 Chambertin Grand Cru has more amplitude on the nose compared to the Clos-de-Bèze, offering layers of red berry fruit, briar, tobacco and light roasted chestnut aromas. This is beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin on the entry. Like the Clos-de-Bèze, the fruit is a little backward at the moment, though there is substance here. It feels tightly coiled, but the structure and density on the finish suggest that it should develop in bottle. Maybe a little more persistence on the aftertaste would not have gone amiss, though that is the leitmotif of the vintage
    2022-2045

    Score: 92/94Neal Martin, vinous.com, January 2019

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Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2017 Mazis Chambertin 2 Case 6 75cl £975
  • Tasting note: This is actually quite aromatically similar to the Charmes but with more sauvage character. There is better mid-palate density as well as more obvious size and weight to the larger-scaled flavors that deliver better power and depth on the more structured finish.

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Red Burgundy Lafarge 2017 Volnay 1er Cru Mitans 1 Case 6 75cl £460
  • Domaine Michel Lafarge
    2017
    Volnay "Mitans"
    1er Cru Red barrel
    Score: 91-94
    Tasted: Apr 10, 2019
    Drink: 2032+
    Issue: 74
    Sweet spot
    Note: from Mitans proper; vinified with 40% whole clusters
    Producer note: Frédéric Lafarge called 2017 as one where the "growing season threw us an early curve ball with an April frost-threat that turned out not to be very serious but after 2016, I can tell you that we were plenty nervous. Thereafter the season was essentially perfect as conditions were warm and dry. The flowering passed quickly, which is always a good thing as there is much less shatter and maturities are much more homogenous. We began picking on the 1st of September with the Clos du Château des Ducs, continued on the 3rd with the Pézerolles and then picked the rest from the 5th to the 13th with the exception of our Aligoté Cuvée Raisin Dorée on the 22nd and 23rd. There was basically no sorting necessary as the fruit really couldn't have been much cleaner. Yields at around 40 hl/ha were obviously much better than what we obtained in 2016. Potential alcohols were very good at between 12.8 and 13.2% with ripe tannins and good but not high acidities. We did our normal vinification because there was no reason not to given how clean and ripe the fruit was. As to the wines, they have first-rate transparency and vivacity and I would describe them as accessible age-worthy wines. I would add that I think 2017 gave us excellent reds but genuinely great whites." I agree with Lafarge's take that the domaine's reds are excellent and while I wouldn't put them at the same level as the brilliant 2015s, they don't miss it by much. Please also see the Lafarge-Vial Beaujolais 2017s reviewed in the En Plus section below. (Becky Wasserman & Co., www.beckywasserman.com, Beaune, France; Martin Scott Wines, www.martinscottwines.com, NJ, CT, NY, Veritas Imports, www.veritaswine.com, CA/NV/AZ/NM, Classified Wine & Spirits, LLC, www.classifiedwine.net, TX, Wines Unlimited, www.winesunlimited.com, LA, Fine Vines, www.finevines.com, IL, Augustan Wine, www.augustanwine.com, FL, C'est Vin, LLC, 703.243.3559, VA, Atlanta Wholesale Wines, www.ndcweb.com, M.S. Walker, www.mswalker.com, MA, all USA; Berry Brothers & Rudd, www.bbr.com, Fields, Morris & Verdin, www.fmvwines.com and Howard Ripley, www.howardripley.com, all UK; Domaine Wine Cellars, www.domaine.com.tw, Taiwan; Pearl of Burgundy, www.pearlofburgundy.com, Hong Kong and Macau).
    Tasting note: Once again the elegant nose is cool, airy and restrained with its gorgeous aromas of rose petal, lavender and freshly crushed cherry and raspberry scents that are liberally laced with spice hints. There is almost painful intensity to the refined by very punchy flavors that possess terrific delineation on the strikingly complex, lingering and balanced finish. This is very classy but clearly intended for long keeping.
     

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Red Burgundy Lamarche, Francois 1996 La Grande Rue 8 Bottle 75cl £350
  • Tasting note: (harvested on September 25th). This most recent bottle was displaying quite a bit of brett and while it did not render the wine undrinkable, it wasn't what it should have been. I would note that the wine seemed to be completely ready. Not Rated.
    From a note taken in November 2007: Here the nose has turned almost completely secondary and is actually, and unusually so for the vintage, a bit animale in character with ripe and spicy sous-bois notes that introduce very rich and concentrated flavors that are vibrant, punchy and detailed while exhibiting an attractive touch of minerality on the strikingly long finish. This is an impressively constituted '96 with solid phenolic maturity and the overall impression is a wine that is still relatively youthful. 92/2013+
     

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Red Burgundy Lamarche, Francois 2012 La Grande Rue 1 Case 6 75cl £1,700
  • Domaine François Lamarche
    2012
    La Grande Rue
    Grand Cru Red 750 ml
    Score: 93
    Tasted: Jan 15, 2015
    Drink: 2027+
    Issue: 57
    Producer note: Nicole Lamarche told me that they began picking the 2013 crop "on the 6th of October and there was quite a bit of sorting required and just to be sure we sorted twice as it's hard to be precise in the vineyards. The flowering passed poorly so our yields were down around once again around 30% but at least we weren't hit by hail. There was good phenolic maturity to the fruit and I elected to use around 30% whole clusters, which is about the same amount that I employed in 2012. That said the fruit didn't have the same concentration as it did in 2012 so there was no point in pushing the extraction. Moreover I really wanted to preserve the freshness and silky textures that appeal to me so I limited the number of punch downs. As to the wines they are refreshing and wonderfully transparent as you can really see the differences between one wine and another." Lamarche noted that her 2012s, three of which are revisited below, were bottled in April 2014. (Jeanne-Marie de Champs, www.ds-collection.com, NY, NY is the agent with many regional importers, including Scott Paul Wines, www.scottpaul.com, Portland, OR, Burgundy Wine Company, www.burgundywinecompany.com, NY, NY, and Glazer's, www.glazers.com, Dallas, TX, PA; Bibendum Wine Ltd., www.bibendum-wine.co.uk, Goedhuis & Co., www.goedhuis.com, Laytons, www.laytons.co.uk, Berry Brothers & Rudd, www.bbr.com, Richards Walford & Co., Ltd., www.r-w.co.uk, The Wine Society, www.thewinesociety.com, Seckford Wines, www.seckfordwines.co.uk and Raeburn Fine Wines, www.raeburnfinewines.com, Edinburgh, all UK; L'Imperatrice Fine Wines, www.imperatrice.com.hk, Hong Kong/China).
    Tasting note: There is just enough wood to notice framing the red currant, black cherry and plum aromas that also display pretty floral and spice notes. There is fine concentration, power and punch to the refined and classy middle weight flavors that possess excellent intensity on the balanced, mouth coating, velvety and beautifully persistent finish. This too will need at least a decade plus of bottle age.
     

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Red Burgundy Leroy 1996 Nuits 1er Cru Les Boudots 1 Bottle 75cl £975
  • Domaine Leroy
    1996
    Nuits St. Georges "Les Boudots"
    1er Cru Red 750 ml
    Score: 89
    Tasted: Oct 17, 2008
    Drink: Try from 2014+
     
    Tasting note: A ripe and highly complex nose redolent of a mix of both primary and secondary black and blue fruit aromas nuanced by obvious spice and earth notes that are also reflected by the maturing yet still noticeably tannic medium full-bodied flavors that culminate in dusty, linear and focused finish that displays just a touch of backend dryness that will probably always be present. I recommend drinking this with the appropriate food.
     

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Red Burgundy Leroy 2001 Vosne Romanee 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts 1 Bottle 75cl £1,800
  • Drink: 2014-2020
    Outstanding

    Producer note: Mme Bize reports that her yields in 2001 were lower than in 2000, averaging only 17 hl/ha compared to the prior vintage's yields of between 20 and 22 hl/ha. As was the case for the 2000 vintage, Domaines Leroy and d'Auvenay elected to bottle quite early; just before the harvest for the 2001s and in early November for the 2000s. When I inquired as to why she elected to bottle so early, the response was essentially that it was to "preserve freshness and to use even less SO2". I tasted the Domaine Leroy wines in late November and I will taste the Domaine d'Auvenay wines in February (a report on which will appear in Issue 10).
    The Leroy 2001s are, in a word, incredible and in most cases, clearly better than her very impressive 2000s. Mme Bize summarizes the two vintages by saying "2000 is bigger but 2001 is finer and more precise". I have commented in the past that the quality of the tannic structure of the Leroy wines seems to become ever finer with each passing vintage and so it is again in 2001. Moreover, there is a purity and remarkable texture to the wines that seems even more pronounced and perhaps because the ripeness was not as high in 2001 that the wines appear to be even more transparent to their respective terroirs than usual. In fact, when taken as a whole from the top to the bottom of the Leroy range, this may rival the 1993 vintage as her finest ever. Such comparisons aside, what is absolutely clear is that this is a knock out set of wines and despite the often painful prices, it is unquestionably a vintage to buy at least a few bottles because the wines are unquestionably sensational. Note: I will review the d'Auvenay reds in the next Issue. (Martine's Wines, Novato, California)
    Tasting note: The first wine to display even a hint of toast with slightly ashy notes and combines opulent, pure, very spicy and very ripe black fruit aromas and mouth coating, beautifully textured, velvety flavors and astounding persistence. This is an ever-so-slightly more complete wine than the Brulées and while the ash notes would usually be of concern, there is so much concentration and power here that I have no doubt that the toast will successfully integrate.
     

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Red Burgundy Liger-Belair, Thibault 2010 Corton 1er Cru Renardes 1 Case 6 75cl £480
  • Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair
    2010
    Corton-Renardes
    Grand Cru Red barrel
    Score: 91-93
    Tasted: Jan 10, 2012
    Drink: 2022+
    Issue: 45
    Producer note: Thibault Liger-Belair, who is a cousin of Louis-Michel Liger-Belair (see above), told me that 2010 "yielded a small crop but at the same time gave us excellent quality. I began picking on the 24th of September and while there was some sorting work required, it was relatively minor. The fruit had excellent phenolic maturity and good acidities with average pHs. Potential alcohols were strong at between 12.8 and 13.8% and there was basically no chaptalization of any consequence. There was a moderately high incidence of shot berries and in general the skins were quite thick. The berries didn't have a lot of juice in them and between those various factors, yields were definitely significantly lower than they were say in 2009. I did a comparatively soft vinification as there were only 3 total punch downs during the primary fermentation. I relied more on pump overs as the cuvaisons were quite long because as I like to joke that my yeasts were lazy. Because of the high proportion of shot berries there was quite a bit of sugar released during the pressing so there was a material amount of fermentation that occurred in barrel. The wines were pretty difficult to taste before the malos as they were quite strict but afterwards they have improved by the month. I really like my 2010s and believe that they are the best wines that I have ever made. They have everything that I look for in fine pinot noir as there is excellent typicity, elegance, freshness and vibrancy." Thibault Liger-Belair is clearly coming into his own as a winemaker and the wines reflect his growing confidence. This is a domaine to watch as the quality seems to only go from strength to strength. In this same vein, the Liger-Belair '09s have turned out extremely well. Readers should be aware that the Liger-Belair cellars are very deep and particularly cold and thus many of the wines are often strongly reduced. (Vineyard Brands, www.vineyardbrands.com, Birmingham, AL; Lay & Wheeler, www.laywheeler.com, UK, O.W. Loeb, www.owloeb.com, UK and Berry Brothers & Rudd, www.bbr.com, UK).
    Tasting note: Reduction. By contrast there is excellent verve to the exceptionally rich and impressively intense large-scaled flavors that possess excellent power on the overtly muscular, precise and driving finish. This is quite firmly structured but there is good buffering extract that should allow this well-balanced effort to age gracefully.
     

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Red Burgundy Liger-Belair, Thibault 2010 Charmes Chambertin 1 Case 6 75cl £720
  • Tasting note: Reduction. There is really lovely refinement to the precise, energetic and full-bodied flavors that possess good power on the focused, balanced and persistent finish. This is not an especially big or powerful wine by the typical standards of the appellation but it is all the same quite serious and built to age over the medium-term.

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Red Burgundy Lignier G 2015 Clos Saint Denis 2 Case 6 75cl £475

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