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Pinot Noir

While we continue to expand our collection of Burgundies, more and more new-world winemakers are coming to terms with this challenging variety. Australians have identified Geelong, the Yarra Valley and the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria as suited to premium Pinot Noir. More recently, Tasmania has shot up the ranks. Mount Mary, Farr Rising and Tolpuddle are names to seek out. New Zealand is also producing some compelling, full bodied wines. Look for regions like Martinborough, Marlborough and Central Otago. Browse our top rated Pinot wines here.

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    2019 Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils Volnay Caillerets Ancienne Cuvee Carnot Premier Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $199. 00 Bottle
    $2388.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    There is a suggestion of herbal tea on the exuberantly spicy aromas of red and dark raspberry along with a hint of violet. There is a wonderful texture to the classy and beautifully well-detailed middle weight flavors that brim with both minerality and dry extract before culminating in a compact, serious and built-to-age finish. This too could use better depth but the underlying material, and this wine's consistently outstanding track record, bodes well for the future. One to strongly consider. Drink 2031+.
    92-95 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

    The 2019 Volnay 1er Cru Les Caillerets Ancienne Cuvée Carnot has turned out beautifully, wafting from the glass with a deep-pitched bouquet of wild berries and plums mingled with raw cocoa, peonies and subtle hints of spice. Medium to full-bodied, rich and layered, it's seamless and complete, with a deep core of fruit and velvety structuring tannins. Drink 2023 - 2059.
    93+ points
    William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Oct 2021)

    The 2019 Volnay Les Caillerets "Ancienne Cuvée Carnot" 1er Cru is a mixture of red and black fruit on the nose, quite floral in style, well defined and showing more joie-de-vivre than the Chevrets. The medium-bodied palate is silky-smooth with supple tannins and flecks of dark chocolate toward the finish. Moderate depth and persistence. This Les Caillerets needs time in bottle. Drink 2024 - 2040.
    90-92 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    This a firm and pretty red with a solid tannin backbone to the medium body. Ripe fruit with some walnut, tobacco, and floral undertones. It’s long and flavorful. Balanced and firm. Classic style. Drink in 2025.
    95 points
    Stuart Pigott - jamessuckling.com

    Rich deep purple, slightly richer plum nose, sweet dark fruit, very powerful, almost too much. Dark black cherry with lush raspberry alongside. This is something of a fruit bomb at the moment, but will merit a higher rating if it refines and gains gravitas during the rest of the elevage.
    90-93 points
    Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

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    2019 Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils Pommard Les Rugiens Premier Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $220. 00 Bottle
    $2640.00 Dozen
    ABV: 14%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    This is an interesting wine as the nose is extremely ripe yet it's also extremely fresh with a mélange of liqueur-like red and dark berries, earth and a plenitude of spice elements. There is almost painful intensity to the larger-scaled flavors that are at once muscular yet refined while flashing good minerality on the youthfully austere and sneaky long finale. This too is also quite tightly wound, and I would leave it alone for at least a decade. Drink 2034+.
    92-94 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

    Notes of wild berries, dark chocolate, spices and grilled meats preface Bouchard's 2019 Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens, a medium to full-bodied, racy and precise wine, with a concentrated, tightly wound core of fruit, powdery tannins and a long, lively finish. More suave and elegant than the 2018 rendition, this is a refined Rugiens in the making.
    92-94 points
    William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)

    The 2019 Pommard Les Rugiens 1er Cru is much more intense on the nose than the Pommard 1er Cru, offering layers of red berry fruit, wild hedgerow, fern and tea leaf scents. The medium-bodied palate is harmonious with supple tannins, a fine bead of acidity, and gentle grip on the saline finish. A tang of Japanese nori lingers on the aftertaste. Impressive. Drink 2024 - 2040.
    92-94 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    Rich full purple. The bouquet has a freshness to it, which aids precision. Seamless gorgeous ripe fruit right across the palate, and with excellent length. Shows where it comes from (upper part), but a brilliant expression of the terroir. More in aromatic elegance than the grand cru density of the lower part.
    92-95 points
    Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

    2018 Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils Vosne-Romanee Les Suchots Premier Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $299. 00 Bottle
    $3588.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Cork

    Founded in 1731 in Beaune by Michel Bouchard, Bouchard Père & Fils, is one of the oldest wine estates in Burgundy. In 1775, Joseph Bouchard acquired his first vineyards in Volnay in the famous “Les Caillerets” climat and started to develop the family’s vineyard holdings. During the French Revolution, property belonging to the clergy and nobility was confiscated and put up for sale. Joseph’s son, Antoine Philibert Joseph Bouchard, seized the opportunity to extend the family’s vineyard holdings in Beaune including the famous “Beaune Grèves Vigne de l’Enfant Jesus.” Over time, by acquiring various terroirs with great care and patience, Bouchard Père & Fils has built up a vast domaine in Côte-d’Or. Today the estate boasts 130 hectares of vines, of which 12 are classed Grand Cru and 74 classed as Premier Cru.

    Included in the almost one hundred ‘climats’ or uniquely diverse vineyards represented by Bouchard is the Vosne Romanee premier cru vineyard Les Suchots. Located between the grand cru vineyards of Echezeaux to the north and Romanee Saint Vivant and Richebourg to the south, it is the largest premier cru in Vosne Romanee. Situated on the same contour level as Romanee Saint Vivant with deeper and richer soil than Les Beaux Monts above it, Les Suchots typically gives a wine of perfume with touch of game and spice.

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    2018 Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils Volnay Caillerets Ancienne Cuvee Carnot Premier Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $180. 00 Bottle
    $2160.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    The 2018 Volnay 1er Cru Les Caillerets Ancienne Cuvée Carnot is showing beautifully from bottle, unwinding in the glass with aromas of cassis, black plums, sweet soil tones and subtle spices. Medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, it's one of the more tightly wound wines in the range, with powdery structuring tannins, lively acids and a long, penetrating finish.
    93+ points
    William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Oct 2020)

    The 2018 Volnay Les Caillerets "Ancienne Cuvée Carnot" 1er Cru comes from Bouchard’s 3.7-hectare monopole. It expresses more delineation and detail than the Taillepieds, presenting a rather intoxicating mélange of red and black fruit laced with violet. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, good body and density and a firm backbone. It clams up a little toward the finish, and it will demand three or four years in bottle before it becomes approachable.
    90-92 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    Blueberry, plum and flower aromas with some new leather. It’s full-bodied with lots of fruit and density. Flavorful and stylish at the finish. A little tight now. Try after 2022.
    93 points
    jamessuckling.com

    This is compositionally similar to the Taillepieds but even riper and with just a bit more spice elements. There is good intensity and minerality on the delicious middle weight flavors that also coat the palate on the youthfully austere and slightly warm finish that delivers fine length.
    90-93 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

    2016 Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils Volnay Taillepieds Premier Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $150. 00 Bottle
    $1800.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Very generous wood and menthol elements aren't fully integrated with the very ripe black cherry and raspberry liqueur-like aromas that flash soft spice and floral nuances. There is a strikingly lovely mouth feel to the intense mineral-driven and despite the excellent richness, first-rate delineation to the more powerful if perhaps slightly less refined finish this is linear, serious and gorgeously long. A knock-out.
    92-95 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

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    2017 Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils Beaune-Greves Vigne de l'Enfant Jesus
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $225. 00 Bottle
    $2700.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Cork

    The slope in this part of Beaune is considered the best terroir in the commune, despite the lack of Grand Cru status. In Les Greves, a gentle, southeasterly exposure gives the vines plentiful sunshine during the day, which helps with the development of sugar and phenols in the grapes. This is tempered by cooler evenings, which slow this ripening process and leads to a retention of acidity, making for balanced wines. These wines are among the most respected made in Beaune, rivaled only by the wines made in the tiny neighboring Premier Cru vineyard, Sur les Greves.

    Other Reviews....
    A refined nose for Beaune with raspberry pastry and red cherries with a violet-flower edge. The palate has delicate and fine tannins with great structural integrity. The length and balance are very convincing. Approachable red fruit at the finish. Drink on release or hold.
    91-92 Points
    Jamessuckling.com

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    2016 Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils Le Corton Grand Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $299. 00 Bottle
    $3588.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    The 2016 Corton Grand Cru comes from red clay soils that are just 80 centimeters deep before you hit the limestone bedrock. It has a finely tuned bouquet with cranberry, raspberry preserve and crushed strawberry scents, crushed roses developing with time. The palate is well balanced with a fine line of acidity, brisk and tensile from start to finish and then pulling back so as not to overdo the finish. This is a case of less is more in a wine and it is likely to surpass the 2015 Corton.
    91-93 points
    Neal Martin - Wine Advocate #234 (Dec 2017)

    (these high-altitude vines produced a normal crop in 2016): Moderately saturated dark red. Sexy if slightly reduced aromas of black raspberry, tarte au prune and game, with some new oak showing. Very rich, dense and pliant, conveying a distinctly relaxed quality for the vintage. This plump, large-scaled grand cru finishes with superb restrained sweetness, noteworthy finesse of tannins, and serious building length, with its lightly saline black raspberry fruit complemented by an almost chocolatey ripeness. An extremely promising vintage for this wine.
    92-95 points
    Stephen Tanzer - Vinous

    The chalky and stony notes are intermingled with pastry and red to dark cherries, all leading to a palate that shows good acidity, impressive depth and weight of tannins. A cool vintage expression with more intensity at the finish. This will age very well. Try from 2024.
    94-95 points
    jamessuckling.com

    Very, very generous wood treatment is sufficiently toasty to presently dominate the otherwise layered nose of dark cherry, raspberry, earth and sauvage-inflected aromas. There is superb concentration, power and richness to the big-bodied flavors that possess excellent reserves of dry extract that helps to buffer the exceptionally firm tannic spine shaping the superbly long mineral-driven finish. This is at once impressive as hell but it's also very woody and while the underlying material appears to be more than sufficient to eventually integrate the oak, it will require time for this to happen.
    93-95 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

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    • Nick's Import
    2019 Domaine Charles Audoin Pommard en Mareau
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $120. 00 Bottle
    $1440.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Cork

    Domaine Charles Audoin was formed in 1972 by Charles and his oenologist wife Marie-Francoise, starting with three hectares in Marsannay. Their holding has now grown to around 14 hectares that captures some of the best parcels in Marsannay. Their son Cyril joined his father in 2000, and is now in charge of both vineyard and winemaking activities for the Domaine. Cyril is increasingly focused on vineyard health, to deliver wines with pure varietal expression and a sense of place. They are among the most serious wines from the area, and while juicy and approachable young, have the capacity to age gracefully for many years.

    Other Reviews....
    Very ripe, but also very fresh red-cherry nose. Bold and generous, as you expect from Pommard, but with gentle tannins on the medium-to full-bodied palate. Only at the finish do they show a hint of the dryness for which the appellation is renowned, but the texture remains wonderfully velvety.
    94 Points
    Stuart Pigott - jamessuckling.com

    The 2019 Pommard En Mareau is very promising, wafting from the glass with notes of red berries, plums, dried herbs, spices and raw cocoa. Medium to full-bodied, bright and supple, with melting tannins and a lively core of fruit, much like Audoin's Fixin, this is a cuvée that has been more and more elegantly rendered in recent vintages.
    89-91 points
    William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)

    Like the Fixin, this too is aromatically quite cool and restrained with its reticent aromas of herbal tea, red pinot fruit and discreet newly turned earth scents. The relatively suave and rounded medium weight flavors possess a lovely mouthfeel, all wrapped in a saline-inflected and youthfully austere finale. This too is quite good for its level and worth checking out. Drink 2026+.
    89-91 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

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    2018 Domaine Charles Audoin Fixin Le Rozier
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $79. 99 Bottle
    $959.88 Dozen
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Cork

    Domaine Charles Audoin was formed in 1972 by Charles and his oenologist wife Marie-Francoise, starting with three hectares in Marsannay. Their holding has now grown to around 14 hectares that captures some of the best parcels in Marsannay. Their son Cyril joined his father in 2000, and is now in charge of both vineyard and winemaking activities for the Domaine. Cyril is increasingly focused on vineyard health, to deliver wines with pure varietal expression and a sense of place. They are among the most serious wines from the area, and while juicy and approachable young, have the capacity to age gracefully for many years.

    Other Reviews....
    The 2018 Fixin Le Rozier reveals notes of red berries, peonies and coniferous forest floor, followed by a medium to full-bodied, fine-boned and lively palate. Displaying lovely intensity and cut, this is a real success.
    89-91 points
    William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Feb 2020)

    A discreet whiff of herbal tea can be found on the fresh red cherry and iron-inflected earth scents. The impressive vibrant, delicious and well-detailed flavors exude a subtle minerality before terminating in a cherry lozenge-tinged finish.
    87-89 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

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    2018 Domaine Charles Audoin Marsannay Clos du Roy
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $79. 99 Bottle
    $959.88 Dozen
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Cork

    Domaine Charles Audoin was formed in 1972 by Charles and his oenologist wife Marie-Francoise, starting with three hectares in Marsannay. Their holding has now grown to around 14 hectares that captures some of the best parcels in Marsannay. Their son Cyril joined his father in 2000, and is now in charge of both vineyard and winemaking activities for the Domaine. Cyril is increasingly focused on vineyard health, to deliver wines with pure varietal expression and a sense of place. They are among the most serious wines from the area, and while juicy and approachable young, have the capacity to age gracefully for many years.

    Clos du Roy is the northern most lieu-dit of Marsannay, and the relatively steep south-east facing vineyard sits above the town of Chenove. Soils here are light red with an element of sand, sitting atop a bedrock of hard limestone. Wines from Clos du Roy can be more elegant, aromatic, and approachable.

    Other Reviews....
    Wafting from the glass with lovely aromas of cherries, wild berries, peonies and orange rind, the 2018 Marsannay Clos du Roy is medium to full-bodied, rich and enveloping, with a fleshy core of fruit, succulent acids and good depth at the core. A touch richer and headier than the 2017 rendition, this is a gourmand Marsannay from Audoin.
    90-92 points
    William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Feb 2020)

    There is a liqueur-like character to the red cherry, spice and softly earth-scented nose. The supple, round and relatively forward flavors possess both good density and sappy texture, all wrapped in a bright and mildly tangy finish that really firms up as it sits on the palate. This is good but it's not at the level of the best here.
    89-91 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

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    2017 Domaine Chevrot Bourgogne Pinot Noir
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $62. 99 Bottle
    $755.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2020-2023)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Cork
    Deep dark red colour with black tinged edges and light red hue. Elevated black cherry aromas mix with dried herbs, earthy leather like notes and spiced dried meats. Light earthy dark cherry flavours are interwoven with smoked meats, leather and spice. Dryish finish with sturdy tannins and a very earthy leather dominate aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 2-3 years.
    Alc. 12.5%
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    2019 Domaine Comte Armand Pommard Clos des Epeneaux Premier Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $420. 00 Bottle
    $5040.00 Dozen
    ABV: 14.5%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    A very ripe nose is comprised by notes of both red and dark currant along with a background hint of a kind of reduction that the Burgundians refer to as bourgeon de cassis. There is fine freshness and verve to the moderately dense, powerful, and muscular larger-scaled flavors that coat the palate with sappy dry extract before concluding in a dusty, austere, and firm finale. This is also relatively supple and opulent that will need to develop depth over the course of its aging curve. Drink 2029+.
    92 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

    The 2019 Pommard Clos des Epeneaux 1er Cru was bottled in June and July ‘21. Very perfumed and floral scents on the nose, dark cherries, bergamot, damp earth and touches of clove, later hints of violet and blood orange (traits that I observed out of barrel). This is nicely detailed. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent tannins, fine acidity, lightly spiced with a classy espresso-tinged finish that lingers in the mouth. Excellent. Drink 2025-2050.
    95 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    The colour has evolved more than the 2018. Interesting complex nose, a mix of the warmer pinot style, riper and more supple than the 2018, you could almost consider drinking this until you come to the end of the palate where the density builds. A light menthol touch with some cinnamon. Enough acidity at the back, tannins hidden by the fruit, almost saline at the finish. Ultimately more character than the ’18 though with a slightly riper fruit profile.
    94 points
    Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

    2019 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $1250. 00 Bottle
    $15000.00 Dozen
    ABV: 14.5%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    A riper and more restrained nose requires some swirling to reveal its aromas of plum liqueur, blue berry, cassis, earth and a more restricted range of spice elements. The bigger and richer flavors possess an opulent richness and a velvety texture that coats the palate and enrobes the firmer tannic spine shaping the powerful, tautly muscular and strikingly persistent finale. This too possesses superb development potential though patience definitely advised. Drink 2034+.
    94 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

    Black centre with a purple rim. The Bonnes Mares offers a denser, darker and more sombre nose coming after the explosive Amoureuses. Altogether a firmer framework, then a hugely intense coulis of blackcurrant, nothing cooked and there is good acidity behind. Myrtilles adds François. Intense more than magisterial. Not quite so persistent as the Amoureuses.
    94-96 points
    Jasper Morris MW - Inside Burgundy

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    2016 Domaine Confuron-Cotetidot Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $450. 00 Bottle
    $5400.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    A ripe but cool and restrained nose features relatively elegant violet and rose petal aromas as well as those of earthy red cherry liqueur and spice nuances. Here too there is terrific concentration to the intense, palate staining and perceptively muscular flavors that again coat the mouth with dry extract while offering a superbly persistent finish that is blatantly structured but not particularly austere; indeed this could even be approached young. Drink 2034+.
    92-95 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

    Healthy dark red with ruby tones. Black cherry and licorice aromas are lifted by a violet topnote. Tight and minty on entry, then a bit more pliant in the middle, conveying an impression of medicinal reserve to its dark flavors of black cherry, spices and minerals. Finishes with substantial tooth- and tongue-dusting tannins. This wine also had a late malo and comes off as very backward today, in need of more élevage to gain in flesh and sweetness.
    91-94 points
    Stephen Tanzer - Vinous

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    • Nick's Import
    2019 Domaine Coquard Loison-Fleurot Gevrey-Chambertin
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $199. 00 Bottle
    $2388.00 Dozen
    ABV: 14%
    Closure: Cork

    It is exceptionally rare to happen upon a new Burgundy domaine that is both set for greatness and firmly under the radar in equal measure. Domaine Coquard Loison-Fleurot (CLF) is such a property, however given they enjoy an enviable collection of six Grand Cru vineyards, and the exceptional winemaking skills shown by the talented Thomas Colladot, CLF won't remain hidden for long. For many years the grapes from the property were sold to negociants, however as these contracts begun to expire in the early 2000's they started taking back the production, and brought on Thomas Colladot in 2010 to oversee winemaking duties.

    While not certified, organic practices are used in the vineyards, with all fruit hand harvested and whole cluster fermentation used where and as desired depending on the plot and vintage conditions. New oak varies between 30-50% for most wines, and élevage lasts between 15 and 18 months, before bottling is conducted in-house. The wines of Domaine Coquard Loison Fleurot are characterised by their purity and transparency of their terroirs.

    This Gevrey-Chambertin is sourced from the lieu-dit of Les Champs Perriers in Brochon plus parcels in En Songe and Vignes Belles.

    Other Reviews....
    Here too there is an attractive freshness to the more deeply pitched aromas of pungent earth, smoke, various dark berry and poached plum scents. There is a lovely inner mouth perfume to the fleshy and dense medium-bodied flavors that are surprisingly refined before culminating in a stony and youthfully austere finale. This is an excellent Gevrey villages. Drink 2027+.
    89-92 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

    The 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin Village is predominantly red berry fruit on the nose, mixed with light rose petal aromas. The medium-bodied palate offers silky tannins and pure red fruit mixed with white pepper and sage. Very cohesive on the finish. It was a wise decision not to add any stems here – it doesn’t need them. Drink 2023 - 2033.
    88-90 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    No whole bunches. No real reason, shrugs Thomas. Deep purple, solid powerful exuberant fruit, some blacker notes here, black cherry with walnut, not so typical but still potentially quite fine.
    90-92 points
    Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

    2019 Domaine de la Pousse d'Or Chambolle-Musigny
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $210. 00 Bottle
    $2520.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Mild reduction pushes the underlying fruit to the background but it's clearly ripe. Otherwise there is a lovely sense of refinement to the attractively textured middle weight flavors that exude evident minerality on the clean, focused and delicious finish. This is very Chambolle in style. Drink 2026+.
    89-91 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

    2019 Domaine de la Pousse d'Or Volnay Clos des 60 Ouvrees Amphore Premier Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $280. 00 Bottle
    $3360.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Once again, the amphore demonstrates its advantages in very ripe vintages as the nose is appealingly fresh with an even spicier array of plum, violet, anise and cinnamon scents. The delicious middle weight flavors possess a gorgeous texture if perhaps not quite the same complexity on the balanced and overtly stony finish. I suspect that more depth will progressively develop over time. Drink 2031+.
    93 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

    Medium deep crimson purple, the bouquet is soft and ripe, at this stage I think I may be preferring the barrel. Sweetness comes through then a drier note, this is still a gorgeous wine, but without quite the same chiselled limestone note which demonstrated the authority of the barrel-aged Clos des 60 Ouvrées.
    92-95 points
    Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

    2019 Domaine de la Pousse d'Or Volnay Clos des 60 Ouvrees Premier Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $260. 00 Bottle
    $3120.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Very ripe but agreeably fresh aromas include those of baked plum, anise, clove, violet, lavender and an interesting hint of sandalwood. The sleeker and more refined medium-bodied flavors flash more evident minerality though decidedly less power and muscle on the super-saline infused finish. This is classy, harmonious and a wine that should reward a decade plus of cellaring. Drink 2031+.
    93 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

    A dense deep purple. The nose has a succulence of perfectly ripe raspberry, which shows great promise, and it has the chiselled limestone purity that gives it exceptional breeding. Superb length and a haunting nobility of fruit that will only improve with age. Perfect balance.
    93-96 points
    Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

    2018 Domaine de la Pousse d'Or Volnay Clos des 60 Ouvrees Amphore Premier Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $260. 00 Bottle
    $3120.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    A restrained, and equally pure, cool and airy nose reluctantly offers up a pretty array of red and black pinot fruit, rose petal, spice and an interesting hint of orange peel. The sleek and wonderfully refined flavors are lacy but punchy while also brimming with minerality on the tension-filled bitter cherry pit-infused finish that exhibits excellent length. This is lovely stuff though a wine that will require at least some patience.
    91-94 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

    The first sample, served blind in the pairing of Clos des 60 Ouvrées. Fractionally the lighter colour. The nose is significantly ripe with some dark plum fruit. This fills the mouth, some slightly floral notes at the very back but in the middle some clean fresh raspberry and strawberry and very good length.
    92-95 points
    Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy


    2018 Domaine de la Pousse d'Or Volnay Clos de la Bousse d'Or Amphore Premier Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $250. 00 Bottle
    $3000.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    An airy, cool and slightly more elegant nose isn't quite as spicy, but it is certainly higher-toned with its combination of red and dark currant, cherry and discreetly floral-suffused aromas. There is once again excellent energy to the strikingly well-detailed flavors that are almost as mineral-laden, all wrapped in a refreshing and youthfully austere finale. Good stuff and despite being firmly structured, this could actually be enjoyed young.
    91-93 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

    The second sample, served blind in the pairing of Clos de la Bousse d'Or. In this pairing there was little evident difference in evolution between the two samples. This one was a little deeper in colour. Fresh and racy on the palate, perhaps more alpine strawberries, very floral, extremely long.
    92-95 points
    Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy


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    2016 Domaine de la Pousse d'Or Volnay Clos des 60 Ouvrees Amphore Premier Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $250. 00 Bottle
    $3000.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Healthy dark red. Aromas of purple berries, black cherry and licorice convey a musky quality as well as a subtle liqueur-like aspect. Fat and very ripe but not a sweet style; in fact, this is less expressive and complex than Landanger's other two amphora wines in 2016. Suggestions of black pepper and herbs carry through to the finish, which conveys an impression of thickness but is still quite primary and undeveloped, even a bit pinched. Here I much prefer the "regular" version of 60 Ouvrées.
    89-91 points
    Stephen Tanzer - Vinous

    Once again there is a distinctly restrained character to the pure and exuberantly spicy dark currant and raspberry aromas. There is terrific punch and delineation to the classy and refined medium weight flavors that flash plenty of minerality on the ever-so-slightly drying finish that I ascribe to the recent bottling.
    94 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

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    2016 Domaine de la Pousse d'Or Corton Clos Du Roi Grand Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $250. 00 Bottle
    $3000.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    The 2016 Corton Clos du Roi Grand Cru has more richness and intensity than the Corton-Bressandes at this early stage, with layers of black cherry and raspberry coulis, brown spices and sous-bois surfacing with time. There is certainly good complexity here. The palate is fresh and detailed on the entry, fine-grained tannin, well-judged acidity and a lively, judiciously spiced finish that feels long and caressing. Bon vin.
    92-94 points
    Neal Martin - Wine Advocate #234 (Dec 2017)

    Full ruby-red. Darker and more reticent on the nose than the Bressandes, conveying a stronger element of stony minerality and a note of licorice. Then vivacious and sharply delineated in the mouth but much more closed than the Bressandes owing to its mineral energy. Finishes with suave, fine-grained tannins and excellent grip. Very classy juice!
    91-93 points
    Stephen Tanzer - Vinous

    The ripe and ultra-fresh aromas are from the darker side of the fruit spectrum while including plenty of spice, warm earth, menthol and plenty of sauvage character. There is both fine detail and a beguiling texture to the equally broad-shouldered and even more mineral-inflected flavors that possess even better complexity on the balanced and hugely long finish. Unusually, this appears to be just a bit less structured than the Bressandes and should also be approachable on the younger side if that's your preference.
    94 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

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    2015 Domaine de la Pousse d'Or Corton Clos Du Roi Grand Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $250. 00 Bottle
    $3000.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    There is a pronounced ripeness to the less elegant and much more sauvage-inflected aromas of cassis, plum liqueur, freshly turned earth and forest floor nuances. The palate impression though is more like that of the Bressandes in that it's muscular yet reasonably refined while evidencing focused power on the well-balanced and gorgeously persistent finish. I very much like the mouth feel thanks to the dense but fine-grained tannins and this should also amply reward extended cellaring.
    92-95 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

    The 2015 Corton Clos du Roi Grand Cru has more finesse than the premier crus from Volnay and Pommard that preceded it during my tasting at the domaine, quite floral with pure dark black cherry and hints of anise developing with aeration. The palate has a gentle grip in the mouth. The tannins feel firm lending this masculinity, although there appears to be sufficient fruit to back it up. There is pleasant saline aftertaste in situ although I would like to see more finesse developing during the remainder of its barrel maturation.
    89-91 points
    Neal Martin - Wine Advocate #228 (Dec 2016)

    Full ruby. Austere nose hints at black fruits, licorice and soil tones, with a violet element emerging with air. Broad and deep but utterly primary and unforthcoming. The dark fruit flavors showed increasing creaminess as the wine opened in the glass, but this very firmly structured wine will need extended aging to absorb its substantial tongue-coating tannins and to reveal its full personality. The longest of these 2015s to this point.
    92-95 points
    Stephen Tanzer - Vinous

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    2019 Domaine de la Vougeraie Bonnes Mares Grand Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $840. 00 Bottle
    $10080.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Here there is no reductive funk as there is a lovely purity to the super-fresh and quite floral nose of red currants, spice and newly turned earth. There is an almost painful intensity to the highly energetic and tautly muscular broad-shouldered flavors that already offer impressive depth and sneaky good length. Despite having reasonable size and weight, this is not an especially big Bonnes Mares though it is one allied with plenty of power and punch. Drink 2036+.
    93-95 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

    The 2019 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru comes from two parcels and contains 100% whole-bunch fruit. That stem addition is noticeable on the nose but combines well with the broody black fruit, white pepper and wild mint aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with fine definition, nice focus and a sappy finish that lacks a little persistence and grip. Just needs to show more sophistication. Drink 2024 - 2042.
    91-93 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    100% whole bunch vinification. Pretty pink purple, no especial depth, and doesn’t need it. Another sublime bouquet coupling the floral with the purity of clean berry fruit. Leaner and tenser than the Charmes. Excellent fruit and acid balance, the whole bunch aspect remains an integral but not too overt part of the wine. Very long.
    94-97 points
    Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

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    2018 Domaine de la Vougeraie Bonnes Mares Grand Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $699. 00 Bottle
    $8388.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    A much more subtle though not invisible touch of oak surrounds the even more floral-inflected aromas of blue berry liqueur, anise, tea and newly turned earth. There is outstanding volume and mid-palate concentration thanks to the abundant dry extract that imparts a seductive quality to the mid-palate that contrasts considerably with the very, very structured and hugely long and powerful finish. This is an absolute knockout and would be a candidate for the Bonnes Mares of the vintage.
    93-96 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

    One of the highlights of the range is the 2018 Bonnes Mares Grand Cru, a striking wine that offers up aromas of wild berries, rose petals, grilled squab and burning embers. On the palate, it's full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, with refined tannins but serious depth and structure. This is a muscular wine from Domaine de la Vougeraie, and it will prove long lived.
    93-95+ points
    William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Feb 2020)

    The 2018 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru comes from three parcels, two up on the terraces on terre blanche soils and one on terre rouge_, from mainly 65-year-old vines and using 90% whole bunch. It has a crisp bouquet with touches of dark chocolate and tobacco infusing the black fruit, becoming earthier with continued aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, supple tannins matched by a keen thread of acidity. This feels gentle and approachable for a Grand Cru, and quite focused, with a lilting finish. Fine.
    91-93 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    Fine brisk purple colour. A heady sensual nose, more fruit than whole bunch. Perhaps the most sensual perfume of them all. The fruit skips daintily across the palate, bolstered by excellent structure as much from the stems as anything, then a welcome point of acidity at the back. Brilliantly persistent. Really expressive and will not need to be kept for too long before it can be broached.
    94-98 points
    Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

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    2014 Domaine de la Vougeraie Charmes-Chambertin Les Mazoyeres Grand Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $450. 00 Bottle
    $5400.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    The 2014 Charmes-Chambertin les Mazoyères Grand Cru includes 80% whole cluster fruit this year, a high percentage due to the age of the vines planted in 1902. There is fine delineation here, precise black cherry and cranberry scents with a touch of cold granite. It is a nose that demands respect, deservedly so. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, supple black and red fruit, very pure and smooth with a graceful, marmalade-tinged finish that lingers. This should grow up to be a very seductive, comely Charmes-Chambertin with a long future ahead.
    93-95 points
    Neal Martin - Robert Parker Wine Advocate #222 (Dec 2015)

    A beautifully complex nose offers up notes of red currant, blue pinot fruit, plum and plenty of pungent earth nuances that are trimmed in just enough wood to notice. The velvety yet strikingly intense flavors brim with sap that renders the mid-palate more approachable though it seems blatantly clear from the very firm and robust finish that this distinctly serious effort is going to require plenty of cellar time before it arrives at its apogee. In sum, this hugely persistent effort is first-rate.
    94 points
    Allen Meadows - burghound.com

    Healthy dark red. Very ripe aromas of blackberry, blueberry and licorice. The richest and largest-scaled of these 2014s to this point, displaying very concentrated but primary flavors of medicinal black cherry, blackberry, menthol and minerals. Big, dusty tannins are nicely supported by brooding black fruits on the very long, rising finish. The grapes here are always affected by millerandage and there are rarely any bad berries, Vincent told me, adding that this cuvée is always the easiest to vinify as well as "our most concentrated wine." This vineyard is the source of Domaine de la Vougeraie's massale selection for replanting.
    91-94 points
    Stephen Tanzer - vinous.com

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    2019 Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin Mes Cinq Terroirs
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $245. 00 Bottle
    $2940.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Cork

    A man of the vineyards, Arnaud Mortet is driven to produce perfect Pinot fruit from meticulously tended vineyards. He is without question one of the finest growers of the entire Côte and as great wines are the products of great fruit, it is no coincidence that he is producing some of the finest wines in Burgundy today. There is no doubt that the wines are more refined than those produced while his father was alive, yet they share the same intensity and potential longevity. Arnaud is continuing Denis' dream of producing more refined wines, openly getting closer stylistically to the wines of his uncle, Charles Rousseau, without sacrificing depth and intensity or consistency across the range.

    Other Reviews....
    This is at once earthier and more reserved with its combination of red and dark berries along with hints of game, underbrush and a forest floor character. There is a bit more volume to the dense and intense medium-bodied flavors that also exude evident minerality on the chiseled and wonderfully refreshing finish. The supporting tannins are noticeably firmer, and this is going to require at least some patience. Recommended as this too is an excellent villages. Drink 2029+.
    90-92 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

    The 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin Mes Cinq Terroirs is especially elegant and charming in this vintage, bursting with aromas of cherries and raspberries mingled with sweet spices and peonies. Medium to full-bodied, supple and enveloping, with fine concentration and a chassis of powdery structuring tannins that discreetly remind us of this cuvée's Brochon origins on the finish, it's seamless and complete. Drink 2025 - 2045.
    92 points
    William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2022)

    The 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin "Mes Cinq Terroirs" possesses darker fruit than the Cuvée de Très Vieilles Vignes, blackberry commingled with bilberry and briary, more sous-bois characteristics and a very light slate-like aroma. The palate is medium-bodied with lithe tannins. This feels very harmonious with an almost satin-like texture, gentle grip with superb tension on the finish. This has always been one of Mortet's best "entry-level" cuvées and this has real class and pixelation. Give it 2-3 years in bottle for it to show its best. Wonderful. Drink 2023-2038.
    91-93 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    All the vines are at the northern end of the appellation, from outside the winery through to Brochon. This emblematic cuvée sees 25% new wood and one third whole bunch vinification. Dense purple, with a reserved nose, which is biding its time, nonetheless suggesting that all is in place. The fruit profile sits perfectly on the cusp of red and black, with a touch of liquorice, excellent length, and an admirable finish. I love the reserved quality of this wine, which will develop beautifully in the long term.
    92-95 points
    Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

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    2019 Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin Les Champeaux Premier Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $570. 00 Bottle
    $6840.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Cork

    A man of the vineyards, Arnaud Mortet is driven to produce perfect Pinot fruit from meticulously tended vineyards. He is without question one of the finest growers of the entire Côte and as great wines are the products of great fruit, it is no coincidence that he is producing some of the finest wines in Burgundy today. There is no doubt that the wines are more refined than those produced while his father was alive, yet they share the same intensity and potential longevity. Arnaud is continuing Denis' dream of producing more refined wines, openly getting closer stylistically to the wines of his uncle, Charles Rousseau, without sacrificing depth and intensity or consistency across the range.

    Other Reviews....
    An intensely floral-suffused and again exuberantly fresh nose reflects additional breadth in the form of spice, smoke, earth and forest floor. The sleek, intense and mineral-driven flavors possess lovely detail but not nearly the same density of material before culminating in a balanced and lingering finish that isn't quite as complex though that may well change with time bottle. Worth considering. Drink 2029+.
    91-93 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

    The 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Champeaux unwinds in the glass with aromas of sweet red berries, peonies, orange rind, forest floor and rose petals. Medium to full-bodied, velvety and perfumed, it's deep and layered, with lively acids, melting tannins and a long, saline finish. It's a concentrated, seamless wine that will offer a broad drinking window. Drink 2025 - 2050.
    93 points
    William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2022)

    The 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Champeaux 1er Cru does not quite have the complexity of the Lavaux on the nose, but it is certainly intense with blackberries, wild hedgerow and touches of salted liquorice developing in the glass. The palate is light on its feet thanks to the very fine tannins that frame the predominant red fruit laced with white pepper and bay leaf. This is very well structured on the finish and possesses the length of the Lavaux. This is very impressive and it should age supremely well in bottle, perhaps the dark horse of Mortet's 2019s. Drink 2023-2042.
    93-95 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    Two big plots in their own ‘clos’ and two little plots below. This is one of the vineyards, which Arnaud works only by horse and by hand, and he feels that he has really seen a qualitative difference as a result. Rich imperial purple with a super sensual bouquet, tear-jerkingly harmonious. Gloriously sensual behind. 5 star.
    94-97 points
    Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

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    2019 Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques Premier Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $680. 00 Bottle
    $8160.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Cork

    A man of the vineyards, Arnaud Mortet is driven to produce perfect Pinot fruit from meticulously tended vineyards. He is without question one of the finest growers of the entire Côte and as great wines are the products of great fruit, it is no coincidence that he is producing some of the finest wines in Burgundy today. There is no doubt that the wines are more refined than those produced while his father was alive, yet they share the same intensity and potential longevity. Arnaud is continuing Denis' dream of producing more refined wines, openly getting closer stylistically to the wines of his uncle, Charles Rousseau, without sacrificing depth and intensity or consistency across the range.

    Other Reviews....
    Here the wood, while still subtle, is certainly noticeable on the markedly spicy and floral aromas of earthy dark berries along with a top note of pomegranate. There is slightly more size, weight and muscle to the delineated and powerful flavors that culminate in a firmly austere, compact and strikingly long finale. This intensely mineral-driven effort is terrific with superb aging potential. Drink 2034+.
    92-94 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

    A high point of the range in this vintage is the 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint-Jacques, a medium to full-bodied, ample and perfumed wine evocative of sweet berry fruit and plums mingled with rose petals, peonies, orange rind and warm spices. Layered and seamless, with melting tannins and a succulent core of fruit, it concludes with a long, saline finish. Drink 2025 - 2050.
    94 points
    William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2022)

    There was a particularly small yield in Lavaux St-Jacques this year, alas as the wines in that sector are exceptional this year. 40% of whole bunches retained but with the large stems removed by hand here. A beautiful glowing purple, gorgeous red and black fruit, sensual and very long, with good intensity, perfumed and balanced.
    94-96 points
    Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

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    2018 Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques Premier Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $650. 00 Bottle
    $7800.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Cork

    A man of the vineyards, Arnaud Mortet is driven to produce perfect Pinot fruit from meticulously tended vineyards. He is without question one of the finest growers of the entire Côte and as great wines are the products of great fruit, it is no coincidence that he is producing some of the finest wines in Burgundy today. There is no doubt that the wines are more refined than those produced while his father was alive, yet they share the same intensity and potential longevity. Arnaud is continuing Denis' dream of producing more refined wines, openly getting closer stylistically to the wines of his uncle, Charles Rousseau, without sacrificing depth and intensity or consistency across the range.

    Blended from five parcels across 1.2 hectares of terroir, this wine is certainly the benchmark Lavaux and the signature cuvée of the Mortet Estate. It is also usually the most mineral wine released by the Domaine. Lavaux is always the last Mortet site to be harvested due to the vineyard’s cool location: even if it is immediately next door to Clos St-Jacques, it does not have the protection of the high walls, and instead sits in the direct path of the northern airstreams that flow down from the valley (Combe de Lavaux). Mortet has been using more and more whole bunches, and now, more hand-destemmed berries, as he searches for ever-greater finesse.

    Other Reviews....
    A distinctly cool and restrained nose offers up ripe and ultra-fresh aromas of red and dark currant, pungent earth and plenty of forest floor character. The equally sleek, intense and tautly muscular flavors also exude an abundance of minerality on the impressively persistent, compact and youthfully austere finish. This markedly firm effort needs to add depth but it's very promising. Drink 2033+.
    91-94 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

    The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint-Jacques is elegant and perfumed this year, bursting with aromas of peonies, orange rind, wild berries and cassis. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied and fine-boned, less lavishly textural and more introverted than the Champeaux this year, structured around supple, powdery tannins and succulent acids.
    93-95 points
    William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2020)

    The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux Saint-Jacques 1er Cru is completely de-stemmed and raised in 70% new oak. It has a very well-defined bouquet of raspberry and wild strawberry scents, plus pressed rose petal and a touch of orange pith. The palate is very well defined with supple tannins, a perfect line of acidity and a slight confit-like finish. Understated and refined, this will give two decades of drinking pleasure. Drink 2022 - 2044.
    93-95 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    Entirely destemmed in contrast to the Arnaud Mortet label of Lavaux. 70% new wood. A lively glowing purple with a very exuberant nose. Perfume and some fresh oak, typical of the cooler sites which really thrive in 2018. Perfect fruit weight behind, deep red raspberry with a long sweet follow through.
    93-96 points
    Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

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    2017 Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques Premier Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $599. 00 Bottle
    $7188.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Firm reduction dominates the fruit today. Otherwise, and as is usually the case, this is easily the biggest and most powerful wine in the range among the Mortet 1ers with its overtly muscular big-bodied flavors that exude a subtle minerality on the textured, youthfully austere and very firmly structured finish. This is certainly impressive and especially so for the vintage though I find it somewhat more rustic than usual.
    91-93 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

    The 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint-Jacques is also performing very well from bottle, unwinding to reveal aromas of wild berries, orange rind, warm spices, raw cocoa, rich soil tones and peonies. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and enveloping, with a fleshy core of fruit that entirely conceals the wine's powdery tannins, ripe acids and a perfumed finish. This is a supremely charming Lavaux Saint-Jacques that will offer a broad drinking window.
    93 points
    William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2020)

    The 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux Saint-Jacques 1er Cru matures in 75% new oak and 100% de-stemmed. It has a crisp and well-defined bouquet with black cherries, raspberry and rose petals that unfurls beautifully with time. The palate is medium-bodied with precise tannins, extremely detailed, not long in the mouth with surfeit freshness and tension, and a touch of white pepper on the finish. Sophisticated and classy.
    93-95 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    Domaine Denis Mortet have five small plots of Lavaux. There is fair depth of colour here, with a very intense bouquet comprising some new oak and rich fresh fruit. This fills the mouth perfectly, is very gracious, and extends to a lovely smooth even finish. Graceful and classy.
    92-94 points
    Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

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    2016 Domaine du Clos de Tart Morey Saint Denis La Forge de Tart Premier Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $499. 00 Bottle
    $5988.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    The 2016 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru La Forge de Tart is also showing well, displaying an attractive bouquet of cherries, dark chocolate and pungent soil tones, followed by a medium to full-bodied, fleshy palate with nice concentration and depth.
    90 Points
    William Kelley - The Wine Advocate

    From the three youngest parcels in the clos, the 2017 Morey-Saint-Denis La Forge de Tart 1er Cru has a fragrant blackberry and briar bouquet plus light pressed iris aromas. The palate is medium-bodied, displaying touches of licorice on the entry, and nicely balanced with hints of graphite toward the finish. Fine.
    88 Points
    Neal martin - Vinous

    An attractively discreet application of wood sets off the ripe and very fresh aromas of various dark berries that are nuanced by hints of earth and violet. The sleek and seductively textured medium-bodied flavors possess good intensity and a lovely mouthfeel, all wrapped in a solidly complex and sneaky long finish. This is both richer and denser than its 2017 counterpart if not quite as energetic. Still, it's really quite good and would make a good mid-term cellaring choice.
    91 Points
    Burghound

    2019 Domaine du Pelican Arbois Pinot Noir
    Jura, FRANCE
    $99. 99 Bottle
    $1199.88 Dozen
    ABV: 14%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    After much hesitation, they decided to produce a 100% Pinot Noir cuvée for the first time in 2018, made mostly from their Clos St-Laurent parcel located behind the winery, at an elevation of approximately 340–380 m. The soil is made of fallen rocks (éboulis calcaires) of Bajocian limestone over grey marls and the vines are between 10 and 45 years old. In 2019, ageing was in burgundian barrels because of the small yields. No new oak. Bottling took place at the end of August 2019. This vintage is 100% from Clos St-Laurent.

    Pale cherry red. Intense and reviving aroma of ripe little red berries, red cherry, cranberry, plus a hint of red plum and spice. Just as intense and refreshing on the palate, this is vibrant, slightly wild alpine Pinot Noir. The tannins are extremely fine but sufficient to keep the fruit in tight shape and become more chewy with the second sip. Refined and long and likely to age well with such perfect balance, the fruit sweetness comes full circle on the finish. Drink 2022 - 2032.
    17/20 points
    Julia Harding MW - jancisrobinson.com

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    2019 Domaine Faiveley Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques Premier Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $280. 00 Bottle
    $3360.00 Dozen
    Closure: Cork

    Domaine Faiveley was founded in 1825, and while they have been known for producing outstanding quality wines throughout this time, they are widely considered one of the most improved domaines in Burgundy over the last decade. Since taking over from his father Francois, Erwan Faiveley has made a deliberate decision to emphasise freshness and purity of fruit rather than fruit extraction, and at times, excessive use of new oak. This change has resulted in wines with greater refinement and vineyard character expression.

    Other Reviews....
    A cool, pure and ultra-fresh nose features plenty of sauvage and underbrush characters on the pretty mélange of wild red and dark berry aromas. The tension-filled and intensely mineral-driven flavors are supported by dense but relatively fine tannins on the explosively long, youthfully austere and serious finale. Unusually for Lavaut, this possesses a beguiling inner mouth perfume that renders this all the more attractive.
    91-94 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

    Aromas of plums, smoky berry fruit, forest floor and peonies preface the 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint-Jacques, a medium to full-bodied, layered and lively wine built around succulent acids and youthfully chalky tannins. This is a touch finer-boned and more precise than its richer 2018 counterpart.
    92-94 points
    William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)

    The 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux Saint-Jacques 1er Cru is completely destemmed. It has an open-knit bouquet of brambly red fruit, singed leather and loamy aromas, all well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with crunchy black fruit and lightly spiced. The pleasant edgy finish leaves a hint of dark chocolate on the aftertaste. Very fine and commendable salinity.
    91-93 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    Mid red purple, with a very elegant nose, I thought whole bunches, but there are none, just the style. Starts in raspberry, continues with a sweeter strawberry and is both balanced and sensual all the way through. Lovely lovingly perfumed finish. Very good.
    92-95 points
    Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

    2019 Domaine Faiveley Chambolle Musigny Les Fuees Premier Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $370. 00 Bottle
    $4440.00 Dozen
    Closure: Cork

    Domaine Faiveley was founded in 1825, and while they have been known for producing outstanding quality wines throughout this time, they are widely considered one of the most improved domaines in Burgundy over the last decade. Since taking over from his father Francois, Erwan Faiveley has made a deliberate decision to emphasise freshness and purity of fruit rather than fruit extraction, and at times, excessive use of new oak. This change has resulted in wines with greater refinement and vineyard character expression.

    The Les Fuées parcel is situated in the north of Chambolle Musigny, just after Bonnes Mares Grand Cru.

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    2019 Domaine Faiveley Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $630. 00 Bottle
    $7560.00 Dozen
    Closure: Cork

    Domaine Faiveley was founded in 1825, and while they have been known for producing outstanding quality wines throughout this time, they are widely considered one of the most improved domaines in Burgundy over the last decade. Since taking over from his father Francois, Erwan Faiveley has made a deliberate decision to emphasise freshness and purity of fruit rather than fruit extraction, and at times, excessive use of new oak. This change has resulted in wines with greater refinement and vineyard character expression.

    Other Reviews....
    A slightly riper and exuberantly spicy nose is composed by notes of black cherry, dark raspberry, the sauvage and a whiff of earth. There is superb mid-palate density to the opulent yet serious big-bodied flavors that are shaped by a firm core of dense and very firm tannins on the hugely long yet impeccably well-balanced finish. This muscular effort is also going to need extended cellaring if you wish to see its full, and ample, potential realized.
    93-95 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

    Wild and brooding, Faiveley's 2019 Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru wafts from the glass with aromas of smoked meats, spices, wild berries and forest floor. Full-bodied, layered and sapid, it's broad and muscular, with a deep core of fruit and youthfully chalky tannins. This is a serious Mazis built for the long haul.
    93-95+ points
    William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)

    The 2019 Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru was reduced on the nose, making it difficult to read at the moment, though the palate is certainly well balanced, featuring crunchy black fruit laced with red currant and a generous sprinkling of cracked black pepper toward the finish. Intuition tells me this is a great Mazis-Chambertin; it will just need time.
    93-95 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    A darker purple than the Charmes or Latricières. Power on the nose, this is a big boy this year which isn’t always the case – the Faiveley Mazis can be more floral in some years. But it is Muscular Mazis in 2019. Very significant weight of dark raspberry, just a little bit of heat behind, then some acidity and even minerals maintaining the balance.
    94-97 points
    Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

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    2019 Domaine Faiveley Latricieres Chambertin Grand Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $550. 00 Bottle
    $6600.00 Dozen
    Closure: Cork

    Domaine Faiveley was founded in 1825, and while they have been known for producing outstanding quality wines throughout this time, they are widely considered one of the most improved domaines in Burgundy over the last decade. Since taking over from his father Francois, Erwan Faiveley has made a deliberate decision to emphasise freshness and purity of fruit rather than fruit extraction, and at times, excessive use of new oak. This change has resulted in wines with greater refinement and vineyard character expression.

    Other Reviews....
    There is a distinctly cool quality to the restrained, ultra-fresh and airy aromas of red currant, raspberry, earth and whiffs of spice and the sauvage. The rich and beautifully delineated middle weight flavors possess superb focus along with an abundance of minerality that seems to build on the complex, refined and highly persistent finish. This classy and harmonious effort should amply repay extended cellaring.
    93-95 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

    One of the finest cuvées in the portfolio is once again the 2019 Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru, a medium to full-bodied, deep and layered wine of unerring precision. Vibrant and multidimensional, it evokes aromas of dark berries, rose hip, bergamot, spices and black truffle. This will be worth a special effort to seek out.
    94-96 points
    William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)

    The 2019 Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru has more cohesion and intensity than the Charmes-Chambertin, presenting lovely brambly red berry fruit mingled with potpourri and light loamy aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-boned tannins, taut and crisp, displaying good depth and an animated chalky, briny finish. Classic in style, this is a superb Latricières from Faiveley, though it will need cellaring.
    94-96 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    Excellent depth of crimson purple. The bouquet is immediately striking for its depth of fruit, sense of nobility, and no sign of an over hot vintage. The oak is very well judged here and the wine comes through with superb depth and balance. Better yield here. The fruit has a small liquorice note at the end, very well integrated with the pure red fruit.
    95-98 points
    Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

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    2019 Domaine Faiveley Corton Clos Des Cortons Faiveley Grand Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $499. 00 Bottle
    $5988.00 Dozen
    Closure: Cork

    Domaine Faiveley was founded in 1825, and while they have been known for producing outstanding quality wines throughout this time, they are widely considered one of the most improved domaines in Burgundy over the last decade. Since taking over from his father Francois, Erwan Faiveley has made a deliberate decision to emphasise freshness and purity of fruit rather than fruit extraction, and at times, excessive use of new oak. This change has resulted in wines with greater refinement and vineyard character expression.

    Other Reviews....
    Here too there is a mentholated top note to the much earthier aromas of poached plum, underbrush, red currant and touches of the sauvage. There is excellent verve to the equally broad-shouldered and muscular flavors that possess outstanding complexity on the tannic, serious and beautifully long finish that is a bit less austere than it usually is at this early juncture. This beautifully well-made effort will also require extended bottle age to reveal its full potential, but it should very much be worth the wait.
    93-95 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

    The 2019 Corton Grand Cru Clos des Cortons Faiveley opens in the glass with notes of cassis, wild berries, warm spices, orange rind, rose petals, espresso roast and sweet soil tones. Medium to full-bodied, deep and layered, it's vibrant and lively, marrying notable concentration with fine-boned structure. Long and mineral, it's more ethereal than its rich, muscular 2018 counterpart.
    93-95+ points
    William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)

    The 2019 Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley Grand Cru comes from the 2.77-hectare monopole. This was actually quite closed on the nose compared with Faiveley’s Gevrey Grand Crus, coming across earthy and rather sullen at first, and opening with earthy/woodland aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and harmonious on the entry. The fine, lightly spiced finish reveals clove and touches of graphite. Nice persistence here. This holds a lot of promise.
    93-95 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    Very dense red purple, lively though, and holds up after the sensuality of Clos de Bèze. Stricter. Darker fruit, very good structure here, fills out the palate, dark raspberry, with slightly more severe tannins. Very good fruit acid balance. This works very well, and has a distinguished future. Lightly saline to finish.
    93-96 points
    Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

    • 92
    2017 Domaine Faiveley Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $499. 00 Bottle
    $5988.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    The 2017 Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru is a blend of the original Faiveley parcel plus around 0.5 hectares gained through their acquisition of Dupont-Tisserandot. It has quite an intense bouquet of blackberry, briar and wild strawberry scents, coming across a little burly compared to the more nuanced Latricières-Chambertin. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, the palate perhaps showing more potential than the aromatics at the moment. There is very good weight here, fine mineralité and quite a precise, sustained finish. Give it five or six years in bottle.
    92-94 Points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    • 92
    2016 Domaine Faiveley Latricieres Chambertin Grand Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $450. 00 Bottle
    $5400.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Healthy dark red with ruby tones. Aromas of dark berries and coffee with cream on top. At once densely packed and perfumed in the mouth, with crushed raspberry and cranberry flavors lifted by violet. Spreads out horizontally on the back end, finishing with terrific class and ineffable rising perfume of spices and flowers. The tannins here are linear and firm but not hard. A very classy, scented grand cru in the making.
    92-95 points
    Stephen Tanzer - Vinous

    Here too the wood treatment is subtle yet just prominent enough to warrant pointing out on the cool, pure and notably more sauvage nose of both red and dark wild berry and earth scents. There is a really lovely sense of underlying tension suffusing the much more mineral-driven middle weight flavors that are not quite as rich but notably more precise on the chiseled and wonderfully refined finish. Textbook.
    93-95 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

    • 92
    2016 Domaine Faiveley Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $399. 00 Bottle
    $4788.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Bright ruby-red. Alluring floral nose combines blackberry, black raspberry, violet and licorice. A savory and rather refined young Clos Vougeot, offering subtle notes of dark berries, flowers and earth rather than this grand cru's more typical black cherry and herb qualities. Nothing rustic about this highly promising Clos Vougeot!
    92-94 points
    Stephen Tanzer - Vinous

    Here too the wood treatment isn't subtle though it doesn't completely mask the mostly red berry fruit, earth and humus aromas. Once again there is both good volume and mid-palate density to the mouth coating big-bodied flavors that flash a mild touch of rusticity on the impressively long finale. Interestingly, this is a bit less youthfully austere than it usually is and overall, color me impressed.
    92-95 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

    • 95
    2016 Domaine Faiveley Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley Grand Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $399. 00 Bottle
    $4788.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Bright ruby. Fruit-driven aromas of crushed black cherry and dark raspberry convey outstanding pungent lift. Incredibly concentrated, sappy and primary, conveying outstanding juicy purity and compelling thickness to its dark fruit and violet flavors. At once hugely powerful and utterly seamless, this wine finishes with great spicy length and lift. A real essence of Burgundy--and likely to evolve gracefully for 25 years or more.
    95-98 points
    Stephen Tanzer - Vinous

    Touches of wood and menthol can be found on the brooding and inexpressive nose of plum, dark cherry liqueur, freshly turned earth and a gamy note. There is an appealing sense of underlying tension to the concentrated big-bodied flavors that also coat the palate with dry extract while exhibiting excellent length on the balanced and very firmly structured finale. Patience strongly advised.
    92-95 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

    • 93
    2016 Domaine Faiveley Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $499. 00 Bottle
    $5988.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Dark red with ruby highlights. Complex, inviting aromas of black raspberry, peony, toast, smoke and game. Compellingly rich, creamy wine with a captivating mixture of dark berries, flowers and toasty oak. Maintains its thickness and body straight through to the very ripe, long, suavely tannic finish. A beauty.
    93-95 points
    Stephen Tanzer - Vinous

    A pungent nose of wood and reduction renders the nose impossible to evaluate fairly. Otherwise there is a super-sleek and intense palate impression to the imposingly-scaled flavors that possess more size and weight if slightly less minerality than those of the Latricières while flashing excellent length on the moderately austere finish. This is also textbook.
    92-95 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

    • 92
    2019 Domaine Follin-Arbelet Corton Bressandes Grand Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $299. 00 Bottle
    $3588.00 Dozen
    ABV: 14%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Here too moderate wood influence is present on the mentholated and more elegant aromas of red and dark raspberry, spice and violet. The medium-bodied flavors are not as dense, but they are notably finer before concluding in a dusty, firm, youthfully austere and more structured finale. This possesses excellent upside development potential but it's clear that most of 20 years is going to be necessary to fully resolve the tannins. Drink 2036+.
    91-94 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

    Aromas of cherries, raspberries, warm spices and loamy soil introduce the 2019 Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru, a medium to full-bodied, rich and fleshy wine that's enveloping and gourmand, structured around ripe tannins and succulent acids. Like the Romanée-Saint-Vivant, this is sourced from the Poisot family.
    92-94 points
    William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)

    Plump charming deep red purple. Headier than the Le Corton, perhaps a little more obviously ripe, plump dark raspberry style. The barrel is present but tamed, drier tannins at the finish though. Fair length, and the fruit comes back behind.
    92 points
    Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

    • 91
    2017 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Cherbaudes Premier Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $399. 00 Bottle
    $4788.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    The 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin Cherbaudes 1er Cru already has a cohesive, quite intense bouquet with violet petals that infuse the blueberry and black cherry fruit, just a hint of vanilla from the wood that will be assimilated by the time of bottling. The palate is medium-bodied with a sorbet-like freshness. There is plenty of blood orange towards the structured finish that feels precise and mineral-driven. Excellent.
    91-93 Points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    Once again there is a lovely coolness and restraint to the quite pure aromas of gently earthy red and dark currant scents. The vibrant and beautifully textured medium-bodied flavors possess a caressing and rich mouthfeel though the solidly long and complex finish progressively tightens up as it sits on the palate. This should be approachable young but amply reward mid-term cellaring.
    90-93 Points
    Burghound.com

    • 89
    2019 Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits-St-Georges
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $160. 00 Bottle
    $1920.00 Dozen
    ABV: 14%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    A more elegant nose features notes of herbal tea, red and dark currant and plenty of earth influences. There is both more energy and detail if less richness to the sleek, delicious and lingering finale that is refreshing even with a hint of warmth. This too is very good for its level and worth checking out. Drink 2026+.
    89 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

    The 2019 Nuits Saint-Georges Village was completely destemmed. I had trouble getting my head around the bouquet; it came across quite reduced (which is not uncommon with young Gouges wines), missing some delineation and a bit blocky. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and offers commendable vigor, moderate depth and candied red fruit laced with orange peel toward the finish. Hopefully the aromatics will knit together with bottle age. Drink 2022 - 2030.
    89+ points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    Rich deep purple, this also has an almost too ripe nose but more in ultra ripe grapes rather than prunes, and the acidity is good. This will fill out nicely, there is already a wealth of flesh backed by a few tannins, so all should be fine. The Nuits-St-Georges certainly finishes on a fresher note.
    91 points
    Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

    • 92
    2019 Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits-St-Georges Les Pruliers Premier Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $250. 00 Bottle
    $3000.00 Dozen
    ABV: 14%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    This is also quite firmly reduced and unreadable at present. Otherwise there is equally good energy and delineation to the slightly more refined though still dense and muscular medium-bodied flavors that possess just a bit more depth on the similar finish that is muscular, serious and youthfully austere if not especially rustic. Drink 2031+.
    90-92 points
    Allen Meadows - Burghound

    The 2019 Nuits Saint-Georges Les Pruliers 1er Cru was a little more reduced than Gouges’s other cuvées, opening gradually to reveal blackberry, wild hedgerow and incense. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, lithe and silky in the mouth, and fleshy with a judicious touch of white pepper toward the finish. The shortfall in grip and substance is sufficiently compensated with elegance. Drink 2024 - 2048.
    92-94 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    Very reductive. Dense, almost sombre purple. A little toastiness too. Will rack end November to bottle Feb/March, and it needs the racking. Sweetly ripe, very dense, dark cherry here, not too cooked but it is quite a monster on the dark side. Just give it twenty years… Just a little fresher at the finish.
    90-94 points
    Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

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    • 92
    2018 Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits-St-Georges Les Pruliers Premier Cru
    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $210. 00 Bottle
    $2520.00 Dozen
    ABV: 14%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Opening in the glass with aromas of plums and cassis mingled with subtle hints of peonies and spices, the 2018 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Pruliers is medium to full-bodied, fleshy and enveloping, with an ample core of fruit, succulent acids and fine, powdery tannins that gently assert themselves on the finish. It's a voluptuous, fruit-driven Pruliers from Gouges, and it will offer a broad drinking window. Drink 2023 - 2045.
    92 points
    William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Oct 2021)

    The 2018 Nuits Saint-Georges Les Pruliers 1er Cru has an elegant bouquet of pure dark cherries and light loamy aromas; there is an admirable sense of cohesion here. The palate is fine-boned with impressive focus, the predominantly red fruit lightly spiced (clove and sage), and an energetic and persistent finish. This is showing promise.
    92 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    Fine glowing purple. A little pretty fruit on the nose but it is quite discreet. Softly ripe on the palate, rather gorgeous, begins discreetly then fills the mouth at the back, on the cusp of red and black, tannins seamlessly entwined, and very long.
    92-96 points
    Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

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