Burgundy, France, WINE

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Arguably the world's most revered wine region, the name Burgundy is evocative of so many superlatives that's its futile to list them all. The red Pinot Noir wines and white Chardonnay wines from France's landlocked, continental east stand squarely in the pantheon of the world's finest. The region's fame is centered on its various geographical and climatic expressions of very specific vineyard sites through the medium of two grapes. Indeed, the term terroir seems to be have coined specifically to describe this phenomenon. The broad Bourgogne AOC designation encompasses so many sub-zones, villages, and single-vineyards that entire tomes have been written throughout the centuries attempting to explain it in all its intricacies.

The region's finest wines come from the long, east facing slope of the Côte d'Or, which is further divided into two main sections. The northern section of Côte de Nuits contains the most cherished Pinot Noir vineyards in the world. Up and down the slope, differnt patches of marlstone and clay overlay the limestone crest of the Côte, and numerous pockets and gentle folds create an array of slope aspects. Travelling south down the Côte, the villages of Marsanny and Fixin are a good introduction to the landscape of the Côte de Nuits, and although the wines are not nearly as refined or revered as those further south, they offer a rustic, savage edge that is distinct to their particularly iron-rich soils. The village of Gevrey is the beginning of a truly stunning run of excellence, with wines known for power, depth, and the longest lives of any Pinot Noir in the world. The highlight is the Grand Cru complex of Chambertin. While all plots bearing the name are considered excellent, Chambertin itself is the apex of power in Burgundy. Morey-St-Denis is an afterthought sandwiched between its more illustrious neighbors, but this tiny commune boasts five of the twenty-two red Grand Crus on the Côte, and the overall village style is similar to that of Gevrey, but without quite such intense stucture. Chambolle-Musigny is one of the crown jewels of Burgundy, thanks in large part to the Musigny Grand Cru, one of the three or four greatest vineyard sites in the world, period. The wines from this village are the epitome of elegance and grace, quite the opposite of its neighbors to the north. Moving south through the village of Flagey and the lesser Grands Crus of Echezeaux and Clos de Vougeot, greatness again rears its head. The Grand Cru and Premier Cru plots in Vosne-Romanée are among the finest, most expensive lands under vine in the entire world, and rightly so. The wines of Vosne-Romanée combine elements of spicy concentration and sappy texture with the most suave finesse imaginable. The profile is truly indescribable. The commune of Nuits-St-Georges can claim no Grands Crus, but the best sites in this village can certainly rival the lesser Grands Crus for complexity and ageworthiness, as the wines display a certain fortitude reminiscient of Gevrey-Chambertin.

After a brief break in prime vineyard land, the Côte de Beaune resumes the line of great sites at Corton, a prominent, solitary, conical hill, which has vines on all sides. The eastern slope is covered by secondary red Grand Cru plots, but its true claim to fame are the white Grands Crus on the south slope, centered around Le Charlemagne. On the backside of the hill, across from its western slope, the small village of Pernand-Vergelesses is quietly producing racy, if a bit rustic, red wines from cool, east-facing vineyards. One of a handful of side valleys running west off the main slope of the Côte, Savigny-les-Beaune is another lesser-known village that is nonetheless making some of Burgundy's best value wines for their prices. The village of Beaune in the centerpiece of all of Burgundy, its commercial and cultural heart. The vineyards above the village are predominantly Pinot Noir, but there are also some very admirable Chardonnay plantings among the red vines. The wines are typically gentle, medium-full examples with plenty of charm and mid-term life spans, but without the depth or complexity of the Côte de Nuits. Pommard's iron-rich red soils impart a stern tannic streak to the wines, which is not generally countered by any level elegance. Rather, these wines are brooding, darkly structured, and stout, but just across the AOC line, the soils abruptly change to limestone, and the red wines from Volnay, though lighter and racier, are exemplary of the perfumed elegance that this terroir brings to its wines. Up another side valley outside of the town of Meursault, the villages of Monthelie, Auxey-Duresses, and St-Romain are produce compelling red wines and very enjoyable whites. The Meursault AOC itself is on the same limestone bed as Volnay and, although there are no Grands Crus here, the best premier cru sites yield white wines of softer, richer texture and long, perfumed flavour profiles. The next two village AOCs lay claim to the greatest white wine vineyard in the world. Puligny-Montrachet, just south of Meursault, is apogee of refinement, elegance, and finesse in white Burgundy. Beginning with the ultimate white Grand Cru, Le Montrachet, the top vineyards here produce wines with bright structure, medium weight, and ethereal mineral and floral character. Chassagne-Montrachet to the south contains about a third of the area of the Montrachet Grand Cru complex, but this village is at least as well known for its rustic red wines. The white wines do not display the richness of Meursault or the finesse of Puligny, but they still show tremendously appealing floral and nutty components backed by firm, acidic structure. The red wine village of Santenay marks the southern terminus of the Côte d'Or, where the wines are generally well-made, but lack the profundity of those from the best villages to the north.

To the immediate south of the Côte d'Or lies the rolling, pastoral hills of the Côte Chalonnaise, similar to Beaune in soil type, but at a higher elevation and without the defined ridge line. A great volume of both red and white wines are produced here, with wide ranges of quality, but the best tend to come from the villages of Montagny, Rully, Givry, and Mercurey. Some 35km south is the white wine hotbed of Mâconnais. Limestone bedrock and slightly warmer climate favor Chardonnay over all else, and some of the Côte d'Or's best producers are now staking claims around the villages of St-Véran, Viré-Clessé, and most notably, Pouilly-Fuissé.

At either end of the main stretch of Burgundy lie two highly distinctive AOCs with very particular specialties. Approximately 100km northwest of Dijon is the village of Chablis, where ancient sea beds form the distinctive Kimmeridgian limestone soils that give the Chardonnay wines their highly specific character — clean, chalky minerality and dancing, electric acidity. The finest premier cru wines, and even some Grands Crus, are among the greatest price-to-quality wines in Burgundy, and the regional style has attracted a devoted, almost fanatical following from aficionados. The nearby red wine AOC of Irancy does much the same for Pinot Noir.

South of Mâcon, the Beaujolais AOC is technically part of Burgundy, but really only on paper. The heavy, granitic soils are best suited to the Gamay grape, yielding lightly fruity, highly mineral, elegant wines, in general. Vineyard plantings are widespread, but the best wines come from ten specific communes under the Beaujolais Cru designation. Morgon, Moulin-à-Vent, and Côte de Brouilly produce the most profound wines with the best aging potential, while Fleurie and Regnie are the epitome of elegance and finesse here.

Burgundy is without question the most complex, byzantine, and often confusing region in France, but it's also without question the most rewarding. Every serious wine lover can point the moment in which they discovered the impossible greatness of these wines. When one descends down the Burgundy rabbit hole, the world wine is turned on its head.

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90-92 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2015 Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Peuillets, which sees around 20% new oak, offers lively blackberry and raspberry scents on the notes, touches of iodine emerging with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin. This Savigny has… ...
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Pavelot Savigny-les-Beaune 1er cru Les Peuillets 2015  (#330706)

Pinot Noir from Savigny-lès-Beaune, Côtes de Beaune, Burgundy, France

[ 90-92 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2015 Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Peuillets, which sees around 20% new oak, offers lively blackberry and raspberry scents on the notes, touches of iodine emerging with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin. This Savigny has impressive volume...it really seems to fill the mouth with juicy black fruit, offering a hint of spicebox and white pepper on the finish. This is a lovely 2015 and it should drink well for 4-6 years. 2018-2027. (Dec 2016) ] 90-92 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2015 Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Peuillets, which sees around 20% new oak, offers lively blackberry and raspberry scents on the notes, touches of iodine emerging with aeration. The palate is medium…

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96 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): (from a magnum identified as > 0247 with <5 cm of ullage). Wow, what a stunning and positively ethereal nose with everything that a serendipitous combination of great vintage, terroir and bottle age can create, including spice, earth, oriental tea, game and earth… ...
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Vogue Musigny (mise Drouhin) 1952  (#332350)

Pinot Noir from Chambolle-Musigny, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

[ 96 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): (from a magnum identified as > 0247 with <5 cm of ullage). Wow, what a stunning and positively ethereal nose with everything that a serendipitous combination of great vintage, terroir and bottle age can create, including spice, earth, oriental tea, game and earth yet such descriptors don't begin to capture the sheer breadth of aromatic expression here. The supple, intense, indeed even robust and muscular flavors are delicious and the sap completely coats the mouth on the velvety finish. The flavor profile is not necessarily elegant as the structure is almost rustic yet the nose is so fine that it makes one overlook such nits. In short, the nose is perfection with flavors that are impressive but not quite at the same level. While there is no improvement to be had, from this format the wine will hold for another 30 years. Another magnum recently tasted was not quite as good but it was certainly close and yet another was equally spectacular. Drink: Now. (Mar 2008) ] 96 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): (from a magnum identified as > 0247 with <5 cm of ullage). Wow, what a stunning and positively ethereal nose with everything that a serendipitous combination of great vintage, terroir and bottle age can create,…

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94 points Tim Atkin, MW: Mont de Milieu has the most southerly exposure of any of the Chablis Premiers Crus and that tends to be reflected in the glass. Honey, stone fruit sweetness and some vanilla oak make this a comparatively forward style, but with enough acidity for balance. 2016-22. (Jan 2016) ...
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La Chablisienne Chablis 1er cru Mont de Milieu 2014  (#332256)

Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France

[ 94 points Tim Atkin, MW: Mont de Milieu has the most southerly exposure of any of the Chablis Premiers Crus and that tends to be reflected in the glass. Honey, stone fruit sweetness and some vanilla oak make this a comparatively forward style, but with enough acidity for balance. 2016-22. (Jan 2016) ] 94 points Tim Atkin, MW: Mont de Milieu has the most southerly exposure of any of the Chablis Premiers Crus and that tends to be reflected in the glass. Honey, stone fruit sweetness and some vanilla oak make this a comparatively forward style, but…

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93 points Tim Atkin, MW (Jan 2017). 93 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): ...This latest release has a very detailed and focused bouquet with subtle mineral, white flower, blackcurrant leaf and a hint of aniseed. The palate is very well defined with crisp acidity, very focused and precise with… ...
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Chateau des Quarts Pouilly-Fuisse Clos des Quarts 2015  (#331801)

Chardonnay from Mâconnais, Burgundy, France

[ 93 points Tim Atkin, MW (Jan 2017). 93 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): ...This latest release has a very detailed and focused bouquet with subtle mineral, white flower, blackcurrant leaf and a hint of aniseed. The palate is very well defined with crisp acidity, very focused and precise with superb mineralité. This is the most intense Château des Quarts that I have tasted since the takeover--just a compelling Mâconnais wine from two people who know how to make it. Drink: 2018-2032. (Aug 2017) ] 93 points Tim Atkin, MW (Jan 2017). 93 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): ...This latest release has a very detailed and focused bouquet with subtle mineral, white flower, blackcurrant leaf and a hint of aniseed. The palate is very well defined with…

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95 points Tim Atkin, MW: Most producers don t make any Vougeot whites; La Vougeraie have two, both of them of excellent quality. This is the broader and fatter of the two, especially in 2015, but the creamy texture is supported by saline acidity, hints of nutmeg and aniseed and a spicy, focused… ...
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Vougeraie Vougeot 1er cru Le Clos Blanc de Vougeot 2015  (#331751)

Chardonnay from Vougeot, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

[ 95 points Tim Atkin, MW: Most producers don t make any Vougeot whites; La Vougeraie have two, both of them of excellent quality. This is the broader and fatter of the two, especially in 2015, but the creamy texture is supported by saline acidity, hints of nutmeg and aniseed and a spicy, focused finish. 2017-22. (Jan 2017) ] 95 points Tim Atkin, MW: Most producers don t make any Vougeot whites; La Vougeraie have two, both of them of excellent quality. This is the broader and fatter of the two, especially in 2015, but the creamy texture is supported by saline acidity,…

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Felettig s flagship workhorse bottling from a blend of some 20+ village level vineyards, all over 50 years of age. The best village Chambolle value on the market. Period. 90-92 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): ...attractive, cohesive bouquet with clean, pure blackberry, bilberry and blueberry… ...
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Felettig Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes 2016  (#331718)

Pinot Noir from Chambolle-Musigny, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

[ Felettig s flagship workhorse bottling from a blend of some 20+ village level vineyards, all over 50 years of age. The best village Chambolle value on the market. Period. 90-92 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): ...attractive, cohesive bouquet with clean, pure blackberry, bilberry and blueberry fruit, expressing the essence of Chambolle with style. The palate is medium-bodied with a sharp, penetrating entry, a keen line of acidity that lends this freshness and tension... Excellent. 2020-2032. (Dec 2017) ] Felettig s flagship workhorse bottling from a blend of some 20+ village level vineyards, all over 50 years of age. The best village Chambolle value on the market. Period. 90-92 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): ...attractive, cohesive bouquet with…

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92-94 points and 'Sweet Spot,' Allen Meadows (Burghound): (from a 1.1 ha parcel located in En Orveaux that was planted in 1947). A restrained, fresh and beautifully layered nose displays notes of black cherry liqueur, anise, violet, Asian-style tea and star anise. The sleekly muscular and agreeably… ...
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Clerget/Christian Echezeaux 2015  (#331767)

Pinot Noir from Flagey-Echezeaux, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

[ 92-94 points and 'Sweet Spot,' Allen Meadows (Burghound): (from a 1.1 ha parcel located in En Orveaux that was planted in 1947). A restrained, fresh and beautifully layered nose displays notes of black cherry liqueur, anise, violet, Asian-style tea and star anise. The sleekly muscular and agreeably intense middle weight plus flavors also brim with dry extract that helps to buffer the firm tannic spine on the powerful, balanced and strikingly long finish. This is terrific though at least some patience will be necessary. Drink: 2027+. (Jan 2017) ] 92-94 points and 'Sweet Spot,' Allen Meadows (Burghound): (from a 1.1 ha parcel located in En Orveaux that was planted in 1947). A restrained, fresh and beautifully layered nose displays notes of black cherry liqueur, anise, violet, Asian-style tea…

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Comes from a recent exchange of grapes with Virgile Lignier at Domaine Lignier-Michelot. This bordering- on-premier cru vineyard bottling shines with terrific grip, focus and definition that far exceeds its village designation. 90-92 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): ...ripe and quite generous… ...
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Felettig Morey-St-Denis En la Rue de Vergy 2016  (#331722)

Pinot Noir from Morey-St.-Denis, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

[ Comes from a recent exchange of grapes with Virgile Lignier at Domaine Lignier-Michelot. This bordering- on-premier cru vineyard bottling shines with terrific grip, focus and definition that far exceeds its village designation. 90-92 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): ...ripe and quite generous bouquet with kirsch and redcurrant jam, orange pith emerging with time, all with fine delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, a finely proportioned Morey with a brightness and vitality... 2021-2033. (Dec 2017) ] Comes from a recent exchange of grapes with Virgile Lignier at Domaine Lignier-Michelot. This bordering- on-premier cru vineyard bottling shines with terrific grip, focus and definition that far exceeds its village designation. 90-92 points Neal…

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Great aromatic purity. Balance and elegance are favored over power and extraction. A classic expression of Burgundy. Barrel aged in 5% new French oak. The first racking occurs after about one year of wood aging, after which begins the second, four- to six-month phase in stainless steel, which… ...
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DEux Montille Bourgogne Rouge 2014  (#329051)

Pinot Noir from Côtes de Beaune, Burgundy, France

[ Great aromatic purity. Balance and elegance are favored over power and extraction. A classic expression of Burgundy. Barrel aged in 5% new French oak. The first racking occurs after about one year of wood aging, after which begins the second, four- to six-month phase in stainless steel, which preserves the wine s freshness and tension. 625 cases produced. Alcohol 12.5%. ] Great aromatic purity. Balance and elegance are favored over power and extraction. A classic expression of Burgundy. Barrel aged in 5% new French oak. The first racking occurs after about one year of wood aging, after which begins the second, four-…

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89-92 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): A pungent nose of new wood and reduction is impossible to assess. The refined, cool and delineated medium-bodied flavors exude a fine bead of minerality on the wonderfully fine and energetic finale. There is a lovely mouth feel to beautifully persistent finish… ...
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Clerget/Christian Vougeot 1er cru Petits Vougeots 2013  (#332034)

Pinot Noir from Vougeot, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

[ 89-92 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): A pungent nose of new wood and reduction is impossible to assess. The refined, cool and delineated medium-bodied flavors exude a fine bead of minerality on the wonderfully fine and energetic finale. There is a lovely mouth feel to beautifully persistent finish and this is a classic example of Petits Vougeots. Drink: 2019+. (Jan 2015) ] 89-92 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): A pungent nose of new wood and reduction is impossible to assess. The refined, cool and delineated medium-bodied flavors exude a fine bead of minerality on the wonderfully fine and energetic finale. There is a…

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93 points Wine Spectator: A broad, opulent red, displaying cherry, raspberry and medicinal herb flavors. The lush texture is allied to a dense matrix of tannins, and the finish is compact for now. Fine aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2036. 20 cases imported. (2016) ...
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Clerget/Christian Chambolle-Musigny 1er cru Charmes 2013  (#332032)

Pinot Noir from Chambolle-Musigny, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

[ 93 points Wine Spectator: A broad, opulent red, displaying cherry, raspberry and medicinal herb flavors. The lush texture is allied to a dense matrix of tannins, and the finish is compact for now. Fine aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2036. 20 cases imported. (2016) ] 93 points Wine Spectator: A broad, opulent red, displaying cherry, raspberry and medicinal herb flavors. The lush texture is allied to a dense matrix of tannins, and the finish is compact for now. Fine aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2036. 20…

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A rarely seen vineyard uniquely sandwiched between Bonnes Mares, Les Fuees and Les Gruenchers. With the onset of global warming, upper slope vineyards in Chambolle such as these are becoming all the rage, as the shallower soils and cooler temps have brought once tighter wines into better balance. 91… ...
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Felettig Chambolle-Musigny 1er cru Lavrottes 2016  (#331724)

Pinot Noir from Chambolle-Musigny, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

[ A rarely seen vineyard uniquely sandwiched between Bonnes Mares, Les Fuees and Les Gruenchers. With the onset of global warming, upper slope vineyards in Chambolle such as these are becoming all the rage, as the shallower soils and cooler temps have brought once tighter wines into better balance. 91-93 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2016 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Lavrottes is located in the north of the appellation that was less affected by the frost, so this was cropped at around 25 hectoliters per hectare. It was harvested toward the end of the harvest to gain concentration, includes 30% whole-bunch fruit and was raised in 50% new oak. I like the nose. Gentle at first, then opening its arms and revealing lovely redcurrant, cranberry and crushed strawberry aromas tinged with gravel. The palate is medium-bodied with fine but firm tannin, a fine bead of acidity and good structure--you can feel this gripping the mouth so that the saline finish is almost like a Morey-Saint-Denis. This is a great wine and it should provide longevity if you swing that way. Drink: 2021-2038. (Dec 2017) ] A rarely seen vineyard uniquely sandwiched between Bonnes Mares, Les Fuees and Les Gruenchers. With the onset of global warming, upper slope vineyards in Chambolle such as these are becoming all the rage, as the shallower soils and cooler temps have…

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