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Region Producer Vintage Name Qty Unit Case Format Price Note Rating
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.
     

Tasting Notes
89
White Burgundy Blain-Gagnard 2017 Montrachet

2 Bottle 75cl £550£495
White Burgundy Blain-Gagnard 2018 Batard Montrachet

1 Bottle 300cl £995
  • Domaine Blain-Gagnard
    2018
    Bâtard-Montrachet
    Grand Cru White 750 ml
    Score: 93
    Tasted: Jun 10, 2020
    Drink: 2028+
    Issue: 79
    Producer note: The shy and modest Jean-Marc Blain was optimistic about the results of the 2018 vintage while noting that "we picked from the 30th of August to the 4th of September. We probably could have started in Volnay and Pommard a day or two earlier as they had the benefit of a rainstorm several days before that harvest that we didn't receive in Chassagne, so the vines were more shut down with consequent implications for ripeness levels. Either way, you really had to be precise with your picking sequences as the rise in maturity levels at the end of the cycle was absolutely stupefying in terms of the increase in sugars. This is to say that you could have as much as half a degree each day! One huge advantage in terms of picking speed was that the fruit was so clean that it required essentially zero sorting. The exception was our parcel of Caillerets where some of the young vine fruit wasn't completely ripe at only 10.5% plus some of it was wilted so those berries were thrown out. However, the fruit that we kept from Caillerets gave us excellent results. Yields were good without being really high at around 40 hl/ha in pinot and between 45 and 60 hl/ha in chardonnay. We chaptalized nothing as everything came in between 12.5 and 13.6%. As to the wines, they are surprisingly fresh and vibrant and in both colors. Given how warm and dry the growing season was, I am really quite happy with the results." (Craft + Estate/Winebow, www.thewinebowgroup.com, VA USA; Majestic Wine Warehouse, www.majestic.co.uk, Laytons, www.laytons.co.uk, John Armit Wines, www.armit.co.uk and Haynes, Domaine Direct, www.domainedirect.co.uk, Hanson & Clark, www.hhandc.co.uk, all UK).
    Tasting note: Once again a highly restrained nose is largely dominated by reductive notes though it is clear that the fruit is ripe. Otherwise there is a lovely sense of refinement to the sleek, intense and concentrated medium weight flavors that possess fine depth and persistence on the citrus-tinged finale. This more energetic effort should reward up to a decade of cellaring, yet it's not so tightly wound that it could not be approached after 5-ish years of cellaring.
     

Tasting Notes
93
White Burgundy Blain-Gagnard 2018 Criots Batard Montrachet

1 Bottle 300cl £995
  • Domaine Blain-Gagnard
    2018
    Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet
    Grand Cru White 750 ml
    Score: 92
    Tasted: Jun 10, 2020
    Drink: 2026+
    Issue: 79
    Note: from 3 separate parcels that aggregate only .2 ha
    Producer note: The shy and modest Jean-Marc Blain was optimistic about the results of the 2018 vintage while noting that "we picked from the 30th of August to the 4th of September. We probably could have started in Volnay and Pommard a day or two earlier as they had the benefit of a rainstorm several days before that harvest that we didn't receive in Chassagne, so the vines were more shut down with consequent implications for ripeness levels. Either way, you really had to be precise with your picking sequences as the rise in maturity levels at the end of the cycle was absolutely stupefying in terms of the increase in sugars. This is to say that you could have as much as half a degree each day! One huge advantage in terms of picking speed was that the fruit was so clean that it required essentially zero sorting. The exception was our parcel of Caillerets where some of the young vine fruit wasn't completely ripe at only 10.5% plus some of it was wilted so those berries were thrown out. However, the fruit that we kept from Caillerets gave us excellent results. Yields were good without being really high at around 40 hl/ha in pinot and between 45 and 60 hl/ha in chardonnay. We chaptalized nothing as everything came in between 12.5 and 13.6%. As to the wines, they are surprisingly fresh and vibrant and in both colors. Given how warm and dry the growing season was, I am really quite happy with the results." 
    Tasting note: Here too there is just enough reduction to push what are clearly ripe and slightly exotic aromas to the background. The full-bodied flavors are rich to the point of being creamy where once again the acidity saves the balance on the notably dry and citrusy finale. This isn't as complex as it usually is even at this early stage so I would recommend at least a few years of patience.
     

Tasting Notes
92
White Burgundy Blain-Gagnard 2018 Le Montrachet

1 Bottle 300cl £2,350
  • Domaine Blain-Gagnard
    2018
    Le Montrachet
    Grand Cru White 750 ml
    Score: 94
    Tasted: Jun 10, 2020
    Drink: 2030+
    Issue: 79
    Note: Blain produces 1 to 2 barrels annually from the Chassagne side
    Producer note: The shy and modest Jean-Marc Blain was optimistic about the results of the 2018 vintage while noting that "we picked from the 30th of August to the 4th of September. We probably could have started in Volnay and Pommard a day or two earlier as they had the benefit of a rainstorm several days before that harvest that we didn't receive in Chassagne, so the vines were more shut down with consequent implications for ripeness levels. Either way, you really had to be precise with your picking sequences as the rise in maturity levels at the end of the cycle was absolutely stupefying in terms of the increase in sugars. This is to say that you could have as much as half a degree each day! One huge advantage in terms of picking speed was that the fruit was so clean that it required essentially zero sorting. The exception was our parcel of Caillerets where some of the young vine fruit wasn't completely ripe at only 10.5% plus some of it was wilted so those berries were thrown out. However, the fruit that we kept from Caillerets gave us excellent results. Yields were good without being really high at around 40 hl/ha in pinot and between 45 and 60 hl/ha in chardonnay. We chaptalized nothing as everything came in between 12.5 and 13.6%. As to the wines, they are surprisingly fresh and vibrant and in both colors. Given how warm and dry the growing season was, I am really quite happy with the results." 
    Tasting note: There is a vaguely exotic character to the citrus-tinged essence of pear and white flower-scented nose. I very much like the sense of energy to the focused, intense and muscular big-bodied yet precise flavors that terminate in a compact, linear and strikingly long finale. This is an understated Montrachet that isn't exactly lace and grace, but it is definitely more on the refined side than overt power, size and outsized weight.
     

Tasting Notes
94
White Burgundy Blain-Gagnard 2018 Criots Batard Montrachet

2 Case 6 75cl £1,495
  • Domaine Blain-Gagnard
    2018
    Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet
    Grand Cru White 750 ml
    Score: 92
    Tasted: Jun 10, 2020
    Drink: 2026+
    Issue: 79
    Note: from 3 separate parcels that aggregate only .2 ha
    Producer note: The shy and modest Jean-Marc Blain was optimistic about the results of the 2018 vintage while noting that "we picked from the 30th of August to the 4th of September. We probably could have started in Volnay and Pommard a day or two earlier as they had the benefit of a rainstorm several days before that harvest that we didn't receive in Chassagne, so the vines were more shut down with consequent implications for ripeness levels. Either way, you really had to be precise with your picking sequences as the rise in maturity levels at the end of the cycle was absolutely stupefying in terms of the increase in sugars. This is to say that you could have as much as half a degree each day! One huge advantage in terms of picking speed was that the fruit was so clean that it required essentially zero sorting. The exception was our parcel of Caillerets where some of the young vine fruit wasn't completely ripe at only 10.5% plus some of it was wilted so those berries were thrown out. However, the fruit that we kept from Caillerets gave us excellent results. Yields were good without being really high at around 40 hl/ha in pinot and between 45 and 60 hl/ha in chardonnay. We chaptalized nothing as everything came in between 12.5 and 13.6%. As to the wines, they are surprisingly fresh and vibrant and in both colors. Given how warm and dry the growing season was, I am really quite happy with the results." 
    Tasting note: Here too there is just enough reduction to push what are clearly ripe and slightly exotic aromas to the background. The full-bodied flavors are rich to the point of being creamy where once again the acidity saves the balance on the notably dry and citrusy finale. This isn't as complex as it usually is even at this early stage so I would recommend at least a few years of patience.
     

Tasting Notes
92
White Burgundy Blain-Gagnard 2018 Batard Montrachet

2 Case 6 75cl £1,495
  • Domaine Blain-Gagnard
    2018
    Bâtard-Montrachet
    Grand Cru White 750 ml
    Score: 93
    Tasted: Jun 10, 2020
    Drink: 2028+
    Issue: 79
    Producer note: The shy and modest Jean-Marc Blain was optimistic about the results of the 2018 vintage while noting that "we picked from the 30th of August to the 4th of September. We probably could have started in Volnay and Pommard a day or two earlier as they had the benefit of a rainstorm several days before that harvest that we didn't receive in Chassagne, so the vines were more shut down with consequent implications for ripeness levels. Either way, you really had to be precise with your picking sequences as the rise in maturity levels at the end of the cycle was absolutely stupefying in terms of the increase in sugars. This is to say that you could have as much as half a degree each day! One huge advantage in terms of picking speed was that the fruit was so clean that it required essentially zero sorting. The exception was our parcel of Caillerets where some of the young vine fruit wasn't completely ripe at only 10.5% plus some of it was wilted so those berries were thrown out. However, the fruit that we kept from Caillerets gave us excellent results. Yields were good without being really high at around 40 hl/ha in pinot and between 45 and 60 hl/ha in chardonnay. We chaptalized nothing as everything came in between 12.5 and 13.6%. As to the wines, they are surprisingly fresh and vibrant and in both colors. Given how warm and dry the growing season was, I am really quite happy with the results." (Craft + Estate/Winebow, www.thewinebowgroup.com, VA USA; Majestic Wine Warehouse, www.majestic.co.uk, Laytons, www.laytons.co.uk, John Armit Wines, www.armit.co.uk and Haynes, Domaine Direct, www.domainedirect.co.uk, Hanson & Clark, www.hhandc.co.uk, all UK).
    Tasting note: Once again a highly restrained nose is largely dominated by reductive notes though it is clear that the fruit is ripe. Otherwise there is a lovely sense of refinement to the sleek, intense and concentrated medium weight flavors that possess fine depth and persistence on the citrus-tinged finale. This more energetic effort should reward up to a decade of cellaring, yet it's not so tightly wound that it could not be approached after 5-ish years of cellaring.
     

Tasting Notes
93
White Burgundy Blain-Gagnard 2018 Batard Montrachet

1 Case 3 150cl £1,500
  • Domaine Blain-Gagnard
    2018
    Bâtard-Montrachet
    Grand Cru White 750 ml
    Score: 93
    Tasted: Jun 10, 2020
    Drink: 2028+
    Issue: 79
    Producer note: The shy and modest Jean-Marc Blain was optimistic about the results of the 2018 vintage while noting that "we picked from the 30th of August to the 4th of September. We probably could have started in Volnay and Pommard a day or two earlier as they had the benefit of a rainstorm several days before that harvest that we didn't receive in Chassagne, so the vines were more shut down with consequent implications for ripeness levels. Either way, you really had to be precise with your picking sequences as the rise in maturity levels at the end of the cycle was absolutely stupefying in terms of the increase in sugars. This is to say that you could have as much as half a degree each day! One huge advantage in terms of picking speed was that the fruit was so clean that it required essentially zero sorting. The exception was our parcel of Caillerets where some of the young vine fruit wasn't completely ripe at only 10.5% plus some of it was wilted so those berries were thrown out. However, the fruit that we kept from Caillerets gave us excellent results. Yields were good without being really high at around 40 hl/ha in pinot and between 45 and 60 hl/ha in chardonnay. We chaptalized nothing as everything came in between 12.5 and 13.6%. As to the wines, they are surprisingly fresh and vibrant and in both colors. Given how warm and dry the growing season was, I am really quite happy with the results." (Craft + Estate/Winebow, www.thewinebowgroup.com, VA USA; Majestic Wine Warehouse, www.majestic.co.uk, Laytons, www.laytons.co.uk, John Armit Wines, www.armit.co.uk and Haynes, Domaine Direct, www.domainedirect.co.uk, Hanson & Clark, www.hhandc.co.uk, all UK).
    Tasting note: Once again a highly restrained nose is largely dominated by reductive notes though it is clear that the fruit is ripe. Otherwise there is a lovely sense of refinement to the sleek, intense and concentrated medium weight flavors that possess fine depth and persistence on the citrus-tinged finale. This more energetic effort should reward up to a decade of cellaring, yet it's not so tightly wound that it could not be approached after 5-ish years of cellaring.
     

Tasting Notes
93
White Burgundy Blain-Gagnard 2018 Criots Batard Montrachet

1 Case 3 150cl £1,500
  • Domaine Blain-Gagnard
    2018
    Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet
    Grand Cru White 750 ml
    Score: 92
    Tasted: Jun 10, 2020
    Drink: 2026+
    Issue: 79
    Note: from 3 separate parcels that aggregate only .2 ha
    Producer note: The shy and modest Jean-Marc Blain was optimistic about the results of the 2018 vintage while noting that "we picked from the 30th of August to the 4th of September. We probably could have started in Volnay and Pommard a day or two earlier as they had the benefit of a rainstorm several days before that harvest that we didn't receive in Chassagne, so the vines were more shut down with consequent implications for ripeness levels. Either way, you really had to be precise with your picking sequences as the rise in maturity levels at the end of the cycle was absolutely stupefying in terms of the increase in sugars. This is to say that you could have as much as half a degree each day! One huge advantage in terms of picking speed was that the fruit was so clean that it required essentially zero sorting. The exception was our parcel of Caillerets where some of the young vine fruit wasn't completely ripe at only 10.5% plus some of it was wilted so those berries were thrown out. However, the fruit that we kept from Caillerets gave us excellent results. Yields were good without being really high at around 40 hl/ha in pinot and between 45 and 60 hl/ha in chardonnay. We chaptalized nothing as everything came in between 12.5 and 13.6%. As to the wines, they are surprisingly fresh and vibrant and in both colors. Given how warm and dry the growing season was, I am really quite happy with the results." 
    Tasting note: Here too there is just enough reduction to push what are clearly ripe and slightly exotic aromas to the background. The full-bodied flavors are rich to the point of being creamy where once again the acidity saves the balance on the notably dry and citrusy finale. This isn't as complex as it usually is even at this early stage so I would recommend at least a few years of patience.
     

Tasting Notes
92
White Burgundy Blain-Gagnard 2018 Le Montrachet

2 Case 6 75cl £3,495
  • Domaine Blain-Gagnard
    2018
    Le Montrachet
    Grand Cru White 750 ml
    Score: 94
    Tasted: Jun 10, 2020
    Drink: 2030+
    Issue: 79
    Note: Blain produces 1 to 2 barrels annually from the Chassagne side
    Producer note: The shy and modest Jean-Marc Blain was optimistic about the results of the 2018 vintage while noting that "we picked from the 30th of August to the 4th of September. We probably could have started in Volnay and Pommard a day or two earlier as they had the benefit of a rainstorm several days before that harvest that we didn't receive in Chassagne, so the vines were more shut down with consequent implications for ripeness levels. Either way, you really had to be precise with your picking sequences as the rise in maturity levels at the end of the cycle was absolutely stupefying in terms of the increase in sugars. This is to say that you could have as much as half a degree each day! One huge advantage in terms of picking speed was that the fruit was so clean that it required essentially zero sorting. The exception was our parcel of Caillerets where some of the young vine fruit wasn't completely ripe at only 10.5% plus some of it was wilted so those berries were thrown out. However, the fruit that we kept from Caillerets gave us excellent results. Yields were good without being really high at around 40 hl/ha in pinot and between 45 and 60 hl/ha in chardonnay. We chaptalized nothing as everything came in between 12.5 and 13.6%. As to the wines, they are surprisingly fresh and vibrant and in both colors. Given how warm and dry the growing season was, I am really quite happy with the results." 
    Tasting note: There is a vaguely exotic character to the citrus-tinged essence of pear and white flower-scented nose. I very much like the sense of energy to the focused, intense and muscular big-bodied yet precise flavors that terminate in a compact, linear and strikingly long finale. This is an understated Montrachet that isn't exactly lace and grace, but it is definitely more on the refined side than overt power, size and outsized weight.
     

Tasting Notes
94
White Burgundy Blain-Gagnard 2018 Le Montrachet

1 Case 3 150cl £3,500
  • Domaine Blain-Gagnard
    2018
    Le Montrachet
    Grand Cru White 750 ml
    Score: 94
    Tasted: Jun 10, 2020
    Drink: 2030+
    Issue: 79
    Note: Blain produces 1 to 2 barrels annually from the Chassagne side
    Producer note: The shy and modest Jean-Marc Blain was optimistic about the results of the 2018 vintage while noting that "we picked from the 30th of August to the 4th of September. We probably could have started in Volnay and Pommard a day or two earlier as they had the benefit of a rainstorm several days before that harvest that we didn't receive in Chassagne, so the vines were more shut down with consequent implications for ripeness levels. Either way, you really had to be precise with your picking sequences as the rise in maturity levels at the end of the cycle was absolutely stupefying in terms of the increase in sugars. This is to say that you could have as much as half a degree each day! One huge advantage in terms of picking speed was that the fruit was so clean that it required essentially zero sorting. The exception was our parcel of Caillerets where some of the young vine fruit wasn't completely ripe at only 10.5% plus some of it was wilted so those berries were thrown out. However, the fruit that we kept from Caillerets gave us excellent results. Yields were good without being really high at around 40 hl/ha in pinot and between 45 and 60 hl/ha in chardonnay. We chaptalized nothing as everything came in between 12.5 and 13.6%. As to the wines, they are surprisingly fresh and vibrant and in both colors. Given how warm and dry the growing season was, I am really quite happy with the results." 
    Tasting note: There is a vaguely exotic character to the citrus-tinged essence of pear and white flower-scented nose. I very much like the sense of energy to the focused, intense and muscular big-bodied yet precise flavors that terminate in a compact, linear and strikingly long finale. This is an understated Montrachet that isn't exactly lace and grace, but it is definitely more on the refined side than overt power, size and outsized weight.
     

Tasting Notes
94
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