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Region Producer Vintage Name Qty Unit Case Size Format Pricesort descending Note Rating
White Burgundy Bertagna 2003 Corton Charlemagne 1 Bottle 75cl £75
White Burgundy Drouhin Joseph 2018 Rully Blanc 10 Case 6 75cl £79
  • The 2018 Rully Village is missing a little intensity on the nose, which offers light malic aromas and a touch of wet granite. The palate is better, with light apricot and white peach notes on the entry and fine acidity. An easygoing Rully with a touch of nettle and spice on the finish.

    -- Neal Martin  Neal Martin 2020 - 2024 Jan 2020

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86
White Burgundy Dujac 2016 Puligny 1er Cru Les Folatieres 1 Bottle 75cl £105
  • Tasting note: Like the Morey villages, there is a whiff of the exotic present on the overtly floral aromas of white peach, melon and lychee. Otherwise there is good volume to the plump and round medium-bodied flavors that exhibit a subtle minerality on the nicely focused finale that offers acceptable depth and persistence. This isn't classic in style but it's appealing in its fashion.
     

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90
White Burgundy Verget 1996 Corton Charlemagne 9 Bottle 75cl £115
White Burgundy Dujac 2015 Puligny 1er Cru Les Folatieres 4 Bottle 75cl £120
  • The 2015 Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatières is a rich, expressive wine. There is discernible power to the peach, orange peel and mint notes. Layered and voluptuous, with considerable intensity, the 2015 is impressive. - Antonio Galloni

    -- Stephen Tanzer

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91
White Burgundy Bonneau du Martray 1995 Corton Charlemagne 4 Bottle 75cl £150
  • Domaine Bonneau du Martray
    1995
    Corton-Charlemagne
    Grand Cru White 750 ml
    Score: 91
    Tasted: Jul 05, 2010
    Drink: Now
     
    Tasting note: A mature and elegant if ever-so-slightly exotic and ripe white pear and green apple suffused nose is followed by medium weight, concentrated and relatively round flavors that offer excellent acid/fruit balance and impressive if not truly sensational length. This is drinking perfectly now though it should certainly hold for at least another decade, perhaps longer. Consistent notes.
     

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91
White Burgundy Verget 1996 Batard Montrachet 2 Bottle 75cl £160
White Burgundy Raveneau 2011 Chablis 1er Cru Montee de Tonnerre 1 Bottle 75cl £165
  • Tasting note: The expressive and ripe nose displays various floral nuances, citrus, stone, oyster shell and ocean breeze scents that are trimmed in just a hint of wood. There is really beautiful detail to the stony, sappy and sleekly muscular middle weight flavors that display a lovely sense of harmony and vibrancy on the moderately dry and impressively persistent finish. Tasted several times over the last few years and while this most recent bottle was not quite at its peak, it's not so far away that it couldn't be enjoyed now. Note that my scores have ranged between 92 and 93 points.

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93
White Burgundy Sauzet 1996 Puligny 1er Cru Combettes 1 Bottle 75cl £175
White Burgundy Raveneau 2017 Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux 4 Bottle 75cl £190
  • Tasting note: Wafting aromas of essence of pear, iodine and copious amounts of mineral reduction are also trimmed in just enough wood to mention. The succulent yet powerful broad-shouldered flavors possess excellent muscle and intensity on the super-saline, indeed this has an almost salty finish. Fine quality here and built-to-age as well.

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92
White Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2017 Beaune 1er Cru Greves Le Clos Blanc 4 Case 6 75cl £210
  • The 2017 Beaune Grèves le Clos Blanc 1er Cru has quite a terse, backward, almost Chablis-like bouquet that demands more coaxing from the glass than the Bressandes Blanc. The palate is quite steely and strict, but unlike the Bressandes, this leaves me wanting just a tad more weight on the back end, which feels just a little tight-lipped considering the vintage. This will no doubt offer more once in bottle.

    -- Neal Martin (87-89) Neal Martin 2021 - 2029 Jan 2019

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89
White Burgundy Comtes Lafon 2002 Meursault 1er Cru Genevrieres 4 Bottle 75cl £225
White Burgundy Fevre, William 2018 Chablis 1er Cru Montee de Tonnerre 3 Case 6 75cl £225
94
White Burgundy Raveneau 2014 Chablis 1er Cru Montee de Tonnerre 2 Bottle 75cl £235
  • Tasting note: This is even more elegant and more refined still with its strikingly layered nose that once again is cool, pure and airy with its floral-suffused nose that possesses a plethora of classic Chablis scents along with discreet wood nuances. There is an absolutely gorgeous mouth feel to the medium-bodied flavors that exude a fine bead of minerality on the explosively long, saline and impeccably well-balanced finale. 2014 is potentially a genuinely great vintage for the Raveneau Montée de Tonnerre, which as fans of this wine will immediately understand, is really saying something.

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94
White Burgundy Prudhon, Henri 2013 Puligny Enseignieres 1 Case 6 75cl £245
  • Tasting note: A mild trace of reduction is enough to push the fruit to the background but I doubt that it will last; if you are tempted to try a bottle young simply decant it first. The lush and unusually full-bodied flavors in the context of what is typical for a villages level Puligny possess both fine volume and ample power while delivering excellent length on the impeccably well-balanced finale. This is a terrific effort and highly recommended.
     

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90
White Burgundy Raveneau 2015 Chablis Grand Cru Valmur 1 Bottle 75cl £250
White Burgundy Leflaive V. 2017 Bourgogne Blanc 1 Case 6 75cl £250
  • Domaine Leflaive
    2017
    Bourgogne  ♥
    Regional White barrel
    Score: 87-89
    Tasted: Jun 10, 2019
    Drink: 2022+
    Issue: 75
    Outstanding
    Note: includes some declassified villages wine
    Producer note: As is usually the case, I tasted with director Brice de La Morandière along with régisseur (estate manager) Pierre Vincent. They told me that while 2017 had "a growing season that was easier to manage than was 2016, there were still a few problems such as a late April frost scare and enough mildew pressure to cost us at least some yield. Otherwise though, things were reasonably clement and we picked ripe and clean fruit from the 29th of August to the 3rd of September. Yields were good and consistent as they came in around 42 to 43 hl/ha save for the Bourgogne which suffered some frost damage. Sugars and potential alcohols were very good, coming in as they did between 12.5 and 13%. There was not a lot of malic acid but even so pHs were solid at around 3.05 to 3.15. As to the wines, probably the characteristic that defines the 2017s the best is their outstanding balance. They're classically styled white burgundies and we're really quite pleased with the results." La Morandière explained that they are continuing their expansion in the Mâconnais and several of the new entries were really quite impressive. (Wilson & Daniels, www.wilsondaniels.com, CA, USA; John Armit Wines, www.armit.co.uk, Corney & Barrow, www.corneyandbarrow.com and Private Cellar Ltd., www.privatecellar.co.uk, all UK).
    Tasting note: A beautifully fresh nose combines notes of freshly sliced lemon with those of various white orchard fruit and a hint of wood toast. There is excellent energy to the detailed and solidly concentrated medium weight flavors that possess very good depth and persistence for its level. This is quite good and it's not hard to sense the influence of the villages level infusion.
     

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89
White Burgundy Leflaive V. 2017 Bourgogne Blanc 1 Case 3 150cl £270
  • Domaine Leflaive
    2017
    Bourgogne  ♥
    Regional White barrel
    Score: 87-89
    Tasted: Jun 10, 2019
    Drink: 2022+
    Issue: 75
    Outstanding
    Note: includes some declassified villages wine
    Producer note: As is usually the case, I tasted with director Brice de La Morandière along with régisseur (estate manager) Pierre Vincent. They told me that while 2017 had "a growing season that was easier to manage than was 2016, there were still a few problems such as a late April frost scare and enough mildew pressure to cost us at least some yield. Otherwise though, things were reasonably clement and we picked ripe and clean fruit from the 29th of August to the 3rd of September. Yields were good and consistent as they came in around 42 to 43 hl/ha save for the Bourgogne which suffered some frost damage. Sugars and potential alcohols were very good, coming in as they did between 12.5 and 13%. There was not a lot of malic acid but even so pHs were solid at around 3.05 to 3.15. As to the wines, probably the characteristic that defines the 2017s the best is their outstanding balance. They're classically styled white burgundies and we're really quite pleased with the results." La Morandière explained that they are continuing their expansion in the Mâconnais and several of the new entries were really quite impressive. (Wilson & Daniels, www.wilsondaniels.com, CA, USA; John Armit Wines, www.armit.co.uk, Corney & Barrow, www.corneyandbarrow.com and Private Cellar Ltd., www.privatecellar.co.uk, all UK).
    Tasting note: A beautifully fresh nose combines notes of freshly sliced lemon with those of various white orchard fruit and a hint of wood toast. There is excellent energy to the detailed and solidly concentrated medium weight flavors that possess very good depth and persistence for its level. This is quite good and it's not hard to sense the influence of the villages level infusion.
     

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89
White Burgundy Bouchard Pere 2018 Meursault 1er Cru Perrieres 1 Case 6 75cl £335
White Burgundy Gagnard, Jean Noel 2010 Chassagne 1er Cru Clos de la Maltroye 1 Case 6 75cl £350
White Burgundy Drouhin Joseph 2008 Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc 1 Bottle 300cl £375
  • Tasting note: A very subtle reductive character knocks down the expressiveness of the lemon and pretty white flower aromas so I would strongly suggest decanting this for 20 to 30 minutes first. The detailed, pure and lightly mineral-driven flavors possess really lovely balance and fine length. If there is a nit it is that this doesn't possess the complexity of the best 1ers here though the track record of this wine is such that I wouldn't bet against it developing materially more complexity in the bottle.

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90
White Burgundy Drouhin Joseph 2018 Meursault 1er Cru Perrieres 1 Case 6 75cl £385
White Burgundy Drouhin Joseph 2015 Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc 2 Case 6 75cl £395
  • Maison Joseph Drouhin
    2015
    Beaune "Clos des Mouches"  ♥
    1er Cru White 750 ml
    Score: 91
    Tasted: Jun 11, 2017
    Drink: 2021+
    Issue: 67
    Outstanding
    Producer note: I met this time with enologist and winemaker Jérôme Faure-Brac as well as Véronique Drouhin who collectively noted that the 2015 growing season "wasn't nearly as difficult as the prior seasons and particularly so with our parcels in the Côte de Beaune. You had to be really careful pruning the vines as the accumulated effects from three consecutive years of hail in the Côte de Beaune had made many of them quite fragile. We also had significantly different yields as they were normal in the Côte de Nuits but quite low in the Côte de Beaune. One of the really nice things about the vintage is how clean the fruit was and given that the harvest weather was so clement we could basically pick each parcel when we felt it was ready, a luxury that isn't always available. We were also super-vigilant about the pressing as we absolutely wanted to avoid the higher pHs that typically result from using the press juice. As such we vinified it separately and then, depending on the characteristics of the press wine, we incorporated it or, if we didn't like it, we sold it. We also did no lees stirring because it was clear from the beginning that the whites were going to be very rich. One of the interesting aspects of this vintage is how much the wines have changed over time as initially they seemed almost heavy and a bit flat at first but as the élevage progressed, they tightened up and actually became fresher and more focused. At that point we said that there was nothing further to be gained from keeping the wines in cask so we bottled the entire range between December 2016 and February 2017." I found the quality of the Drouhin 2015 whites to be generally better than what I found on balance elsewhere. (Dreyfus, Ashby & Co., www.dreyfusashby.com, NY, USA; Pol Roger Ltd., www.polroger.co.uk, UK).
    Tasting note: Here the nose is quite firmly reduced so be sure to decant it if you're yearning to try a bottle upon release. On the plus side there is a really lovely texture to the elegant and vibrant medium weight flavors that possess very fine complexity on the highly persistent finish where the only nit is a hint of warmth.
     

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White Burgundy Gagnard, Jean Noel 2010 Chassagne 1er Cru Les Chaumees 1 Case 6 75cl £395£325
  • Tasting note: A pretty combination of pear, white peach, resin, earth and floral nuances leads to naturally sweet medium-bodied flavors that possess fine energy and freshness before concluding in a suave, round and delicious citrus-infused finish. This is quite well-concentrated for a villages and delivers fine length as well if only moderate depth.

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White Burgundy Drouhin Joseph 2017 Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc 4 Case 6 75cl £425
  • The 2017 Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc 1er Cru was picked September 1–6 in six different passes through the vineyard. It has quite a strict, conservative bouquet of vibrant citrus fruit infused with touches of linden and orange pith. The palate is quite assertive on the entry, conveying good weight. Like many white 2017s, it is lightly spiced, though this cuvée shows more marine influences and a tang of marmalade toward the persistent, intense finish. Very fine.

    -- Neal Martin (91-93) Neal Martin 2020 - 2035

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White Burgundy Roulot 2015 Meursault 1er Cru Charmes 1 Bottle 75cl £425
  • Tasting note: Here too the admirably pure aromas are distinctly cool with its ripe nose of white peach and essence of pear that is trimmed in notes of subtle wood, spice and citrus zest. Once again there is fine volume to the solidly concentrated and sappy medium-bodied flavors that possess first-rate complexity and persistence on the balanced finale. A classic Charmes.

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White Burgundy Drouhin Joseph 2018 Meursault 1er Cru Genevrieres 1 Case 6 75cl £460
White Burgundy Drouhin Joseph 2016 Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc 4 Case 6 75cl £475
White Burgundy Drouhin Joseph 2018 Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc 3 Case 6 75cl £485
  • Jancis Robinson - Total vineyard area is 7 ha and picked over several days. Some barrels declassified to Côte de Beaune this year. Cask sample.
    Intense and lightly spiced nose. Gorgeously open mealy/lees creamy citrus. Fills the mouth with generous and creamy fruit. Moreish and fresh but with the rounded character of the vintage. Tight, precise and yet clothed in lees-rich texture and has power and depth – relatively soft though. (JH)

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White Burgundy Raveneau 2007 Chablis Grand Cru Clos 1 Bottle 75cl £515
  • Tasting note: An equally elegant but ever-so-slightly more complex nose that is also ripe, pure and airy complements perfectly the rich, supple and beautifully intense palate staining and mouth coating broad-shouldered flavors brimming with intensity and oyster shell nuances on the penetrating, delineated, austere and gorgeously precise finish. The underlying sense of tension here is palpable and this too has so much dry extract that it will require the better part of a decade to fully mature. A classic Les Clos.

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95
White Burgundy Drouhin Joseph 2013 Puligny 1er Cru Les Pucelles 1 Case 6 75cl £525
White Burgundy Blain-Gagnard 2017 Montrachet 2 Bottle 75cl £550
White Burgundy Dujac 2016 Puligny 1er Cru Les Folatieres 1 Case 6 75cl £630
  • Tasting note: Like the Morey villages, there is a whiff of the exotic present on the overtly floral aromas of white peach, melon and lychee. Otherwise there is good volume to the plump and round medium-bodied flavors that exhibit a subtle minerality on the nicely focused finale that offers acceptable depth and persistence. This isn't classic in style but it's appealing in its fashion.
     

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90
White Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2012 Bienvenues Batard Montrachet 3 Bottle 300cl £695
  • Tasting note: This is also quite elegant with its equally spicy nose of honeysuckle, yellow and white orchard fruit and citrus elements. There is a lovely vibrancy to the concentrated and relatively large-scaled flavors that possess good power on the markedly dry and somewhat compact edgy finish. As with the Combettes my predicted range offers the benefit of the doubt that the finish will flesh out and the dryness will dissipate with time.
     

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92
White Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2016 Chevalier Montrachet Les Demoiselles 1 Case 3 75cl £775
  • The 2016 Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru Demoiselles was reduced from the usual nine or ten barrels to just two this year because of frost damage. It has higher-toned fruit compared to the Montrachet at the moment: orange blossom, white peach, white flowers and a subtle cold stone scent that becomes more prominent with aeration. The palate is tensile on the entry with very fine focus. There is a pleasant saline note that becomes pronounced on the second half, spicier than I recall the 2015 being last year, with impressive persistence. Excellent. Drink 2021-2038.

    Score: 93/95 Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (234), December 2017

    The Demoiselles is impressive in 2016, opening in the glass with notes of white flowers, apple, lemon oil and wet stones, framed by a touch of new oak. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, racy and vertical, with good concentration and impressively tight-knit and serious, its finish long and precise.

    Score: 94 William Kelley, Decanter.com, January 2018

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